posted on Feb, 25 2003 @ 11:31 PM
The problem is that, even if you survive the intial impact, chances are pretty good that dust/water would get thrown up high enough into the
atmosphere to spread around most of the planet, blocking out much of the sunlight. Even a mere week or two of sunless skies will be enough to kill
most plant life (The basis of the food chain).
As a result, you'd best be prepared to live in a self-contained environment with enough supplies to last at least a decade...The devistation may last
longer than that, but the Earth *will* recover (presuming that the initial impact didn't break it apart right off the bat)...Eventually. However, if
your supplies don't last long enough, would it even be worth it to get by on stocked food for that long? Returning to a devistated planet isn't what
I'd call "life"...More like "slow torture".