[meteorite-list] RE: Survival after a large impact event (Delete if you don`t wish to know)
From: mark ford <markf_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:31:28 2004
I take a different view. I think that post impact, you'd be supprised, =
whilst developed society would certainly breakdown, the advantages of =
technology shouldn't be underestimated, heating, lighting water =
purification, vaccination - all rely on technology the third world (on =
the whole) simply doesn't have.=20
It's hard to imagine even the third world countries surviving and =
growing food when it's -30 degrees C, even if their survival skills =
where better on average than those in developed countries.
Basically any society that can generate electricity can grow grops make =
heat for plants and people and provide protection, that's if civil war =
didn't break out before then!
It would be the quickest ones to adapt to a new climate that would =
survive, that is where technology comes into it's own!
From: drtanuki [mailto:drtanuki_at_yahoo.com]=20
Sent: 26 February 2004 14:42
To: mark ford; meteorite-list
Subject: Survival after a large impact event (Delete if you don`t wish =
Dear List Members,
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Survival of such event for most of the "civilized" =
world will suddenly become=A0impossible.=A0 Imagine=A0no food, water, =
heat, communications, transportation, and etc.=A0 Only those in the =
so-called third world will have the best chance at survival.=A0 The =
average person in most countries does not have the ability to grow food, =
use tools or make shelter, let alone survive the "shock and awe" (I hate =
to use the words of tyrants.) of such a global event.=A0 Suddenly most =
of the world will be in the dark, cold and starving.
=A0=A0=A0=A0 Suddenly the world with "backward" and "uneducated" =
lifestyles will have a better advantage to survive than the elite of the =
world.=A0 Peoples in sparsely populated areas and living as =
hunter-gatherers will have the highest probability of survival followed =
by low technology agriculturalists.=A0=A0 Both upper northern latitudes =
and lower southern latitudes will be thrown into deep freeze.=A0=A0 Acid =
rain and dust will rain for months.
=A0=A0=A0=A0 Such a happy future to be a dinosaur.=A0 Man will finally =
be humbled; but=A0some life will continue certainly different as we know =
=A0=A0=A0=A0 NO GOVERNMENT in its right mind would give advance warning =
even if scientists do detect the object in time.=A0 So far, our best =
science is not even near early detection and even if it were there would =
be no plus gain.
=A0=A0=A0 Modern technology will not be the savior of mankind that it =
appears, nor will capitalism or any conventional system; it will be =
=A0=A0=A0 Sorry for the burden of knowing for those that didn`t want to =
know.=A0 I will take my meditation now.=A0 Sincerely, Dirk Ross....Japan
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