Questions tagged [climate-change]

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What would happen to Earth's climate and sky if the ozone layer was completely distroyed? [closed]

It would be very interesting to have sci-fi stuff showing our planet lacking the ozone layer due to deterioration of biodiversity and pollution. I read that Earth could not have life if there wasn't ...
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What sort of animals would inhabit my world?

This world takes place in the remains of the Eastern United States, devastated by 3000 years of neglect and climate change. The Mississipi river is pretty much a gulf now, which has caused everything ...
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What are the logistics of wiping out the current world to the point a "new" generation of humans would not be able to find it? [closed]

Backstory I have a race of biologically advanced aliens that develop by fighting, adapting, and growing immune to the current highest standards of technology a species has to offer. By doing this they'...
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Can Global warming be counteracted by building a plant which creates Cirrus Clouds?

The Idea is to move large amounts of water vapor high into the Troposphere, thereby blocking some of the sun's intensity. Factors that contribute the Earth's solar heat gain include reflectivity/...
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Message in the clouds - how do people react?

Background: At least in the USA, there are a lot of people who believe that anthropogenic climate change is a hoax. One day an astronaut in the ISS is doing a live Q&A and taking pictures of the ...
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What impact would a magical curse that saps the life from plants have on bodies of water?

I have a region in my homebrew D&D setting that used to be grassland/fertile farmland, and the breadbasket of the elven empire, until some wizards did a collective magical ritual that permanently ...
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Could we build a global renewable energy grid? [duplicate]

I’m trying to build a post-fossil fuel world for my eco thriller. So in my head it works like this: Fossil fuel is outlawed internationally amd renewable energy is mandated; each country has a ...
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Would solar energy have been viable during the extinction of the dinosaurs?

I've been imagining a world where several coincidental factors drastically reduce the temperature of the world, leading to global cooling. Lots of snow may be involved, but I imagine there would be ...
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Do any of the things happening on this world actually have a chance of happening? And if they do, how long would humankind survive? [closed]

In this world, global warming has reached a tipping point. The equator has reached temperatures well over 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 Celsius, 373 Kelvin), resulting in the "Boiling Sea". Global ...
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Underwater City- Applications of Nanotech

With the rise of global warming and our leaders not seeming to do enough about it, expanding our ranges past the earth's ground seems like something we must do eventually. Everyone always points to ...
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We are in 2200 and global warming hits us very bad. Can we create a winter? [closed]

Let's assume a society similar to ours, a few hundreds of years in the future. We managed to trigger a snowball effect on global warming with our fossil fuel use. Earth is very hot. The technology is ...
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What would happens if global warming cause enough atmosphere loss?

What would happens if due to increased volume and reduced density, the global warming cause consistent loss into space of certain gases of atmosphere? What would we observe?
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World wide electricity network [closed]

What if the UN, backed up by all nations would by a huge land from some country, lets say Russia and build there lots of nuclear power plants to power up the entire world? There will be world wide ...
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What will my grandson see? [closed]

It’s the year 2109, despite the efforts of the heroic climate change campaigners of my childhood the tide of human progress was too much to halt. Humanity didn’t change its ways and everything ...
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Can we reverse the effects of Global Warming? [closed]

The base of this question is: Are there currently any technology countermeasures in effect or under development to counter the effects of man-made global warming? (I do not know if there are, or how ...
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Could the vaporization of all the oceans push away most of the air in the atmostphere?

You may remember my question here, part of which assumed that all humans would die in one way very quickly, with minimal destruction to the planet. This question will ask about the way humans would ...
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Could the city of Boston, Mass avoid rising sea levels by building levees? [closed]

I have seen similar proposals to deal with potential sea level rises in New York City, which would work by constructing levees around the east river and the barrier islands surrounding Staten and Long ...
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Would it be possible to see large satellites in the sky through the smog in 2145? [closed]

If it's around 2145, given the current rate of climate change (and atmosphereic pollution build-up), would it be possible to see large satellites in the sky? Or would they be completely obscured by ...

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