reply to post by silo13
Yeah. Khalamzadar is a "type" of Earth, but of a more primitive sort - or more advanced, depending on your perspective. It's hotter on average, has a
thicker atmosphere, and is covered in jungle - the REAL result of "global warming" - desertification doesn't merge well with increased temperature,
which increases humidity. Think of Earth during the Carboniferous. Increased temperatures and a four to eight fold increase in carbon dioxide caused
jungles to pretty much eat the entire planet. Those jungles are why we have coal today. Where I live now was at the equator then, covered in jungle,
with an average temperature of 104 degrees farenheit. Sometimes a little hotter, sometimes a little cooler, but right around that on average. The
overall temperature of Earth was 14 degrees (F) hotter then than it is now.
We had centipedes here 6 to 8 feet long (arthropleurids), giant salamander looking things everywhere (including some salamanders that looked just like
snakes now), and BIG bugs - foot long cockroaches and dragon flies almost 3 feet from wingtip to wingtip (meganeura). 3 foot long scorpions. Nice
jungle we had here. Good eatin'.
When Earth started COOLING, during the Permian, was when deserts started spreading. Cooling precipitates humidity out of the air, puts it back into
oceans, and the resulting dryness spreads deserts. I have NO fear of famine from "global warming" - it makes plants grow better, not worse. Living on
a coastline, or below about 60m/200 feet elevation, could get a bit dicey, though. around half of the current world population lives within 50 miles
of a coastline, and that's why they get their panties in a bunch over global warming.
Like Earth now, Khalamzadar had a prior civilization that has now vanished, leaving only ruins and things that want to eat you. On K4, it was a zombie
apocalypse that ended civilization. Shaymalan apparently wants to make a political statement about global warming, so THAT is what ends civilization
on his Earth, and drives mankind out to the stars, as I understand it.
The sun for K4 is slightly hotter than our sun to begin with - G0V there as opposed to G2V here. It's around 40 light years away from Earth, towards
the Ophiuchi constellation. The star I picked for it is a real star, and actually exists, but it has no name now, just a number.
The civilization that existed before on K4 are the ones who named it "Khalamzadar".
Those baboons - they look like good eatin' to neno!
edit on 2013/5/16 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)