Like it is now is just another map that can have luxurious tropical vegetation!!!
The ice cover has melted according to the lore.
That’s what released the Pandoravirus.
I understand that, but from ice to tropical forest!!!
It should be a desert in worst case, with some ice
It has been a tropical forest in the past. The globe only has to warm up a surprisingly small amount for that to happen again - and it only takes 20 years for vegetation to completely overgrow places that are abandoned.
It’s a stretch I grant you, but to misquote Hawkeye from Age of Ultron: “We’re on a Mist-covered continent, fighting giant intelligent crabs: and I’m armed with a crossbow - go with it!”