posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 01:48 PM
reply to post by Solomons
Billions dead, because, most people on Earth live near sea level and when the sea level rises, the cities/ suburbs, which again, are mostly near the
lowlands, will be uninhabitable.
This will only be possible if the ice caps somehow melted suddenly, I guess, factoring in the effects of an approaching brown dwarf, if there is one,
which I think there is
one. It won't strike the Earth directly, but will take it through the wringer.
Billions may not die immediately, of course (even if there are earthquakes/ tsunamis) but they will in the months or even weeks beyond the major
floodings when their food and fresh water runs out and the competition for survival begins as the farms, many of them feeding off rivers, are
potentially flooded, ransacked by hungry hordes of humanity and/or made unusable by the infusion of sea water.
Because of very poor farming practices in many parts of the world especially in wealthy countries coupled with no usable horticultural skills most
people will not be prepared to grow their own food.
Wildlife will likely be depleted quickly and perhaps, God forbid, people start eating each other.
Hope you enjoyed my doom&gloom post!