I have scoured through the archives here and cant exactly find what I am looking for in terms of a specific setting I am trying to render in my novel.
Let's say the world has built up so much smog (perhaps it's not smog, but it is perpetually foggy and cloudy to the point where the sun never shows? but very minimal light escapes) in the atmosphere, it has blotted out the sun, what would life be like?
More specifically in terms of technology, city life, and climate. This is different from there simply being no sun. The world would still spin on it's axis and around the sun, but it just cannot be seen.
What would the climate be like? would weather patterns change? what animals or crops would suffer? would solar rays still penetrate? Would it still be able to rain, would there be coastal winds? I guess I am more intrigued by what would happen to the weather etc as that would inform the technology needed to survive and the culture.
Please let me know if more specifics are needed. I tried to narrow it down, but I understand that it can be sort of broad.