A parable aimed at showing the danger of unperceived slight, but accumulative long-term transformations.
A frog put in lukewarm water very progressively heated, adapts to the slowly increasing heat, until it is too late for escape and becomes boiled.
One wonders if a number of present slow, long term and not very perceptible transformations, mainly in ecosystems, are not equivalent for humankind to the boiled frog process.
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