Questions tagged [environment]

For questions about an environment or aspects of it such as geographical, atmospheric or climate.

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How a huge verdant area can exist next to barren desert? [duplicate]

Imagine an alternative version of Athas, the world of Dark Sun setting. Everything around the populated areas is a desert filled with cannibals and places that have some natural life is kept like that ...
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how Could we control magnetic fields around us effectively? [closed]

I'm trying to write a story where a character controls the magnetism around him, how would this effect him and the world around him, what can potentially be his weaknesses?
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Climate effects caused by two orbiting sources of hot and cold radiation [closed]

Considering a world where the globe has two orbiting bodies at the opposite sides. They would preferably orbit around the equator. The nature of these bodies is linked to the magic system of the world,...
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200G to 1G environment

Let's say a human were to live most of his life in a 200 G environment but then suddenly enter a 1 g environment, What would be the effects to his body and will this give him the ability to carry ...
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How Long Can a Burnt Postapocalyptic Forest Be Barren?

Lately, I have been reading word that our latest epidemic of firestorms is so severe that "trees won't plant themselves naturally", according to the Arbor Day Foundation. Indeed, the picture of a ...
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Why the Aeolipilie/Heron Steam Device 10-07 AD, Never Come to Be a Useful Power Plant Today? [closed]

System of the Aeolipile Heron Steam device from Alexandria 10-70 AD
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A Younger Siberian Traps [closed]

Back home, the catalyst for the worst biotic catastrophe in the world, the Siberian Traps, don't have much left. 252 million years of erosion was more than enough to reduce the igneous province from ...
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If a civilisation is built on the back of a moving body, what is a day like? [closed]

What this question is asking is that if there were a group of people living on the back of a something that itself moves, how is the passage of time measured for days, weeks and seasons as these ...
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Survival On Different Planet With Given Resources [closed]

Imagine you are travelling on a space craft “Futura” with a sole aim to find out the EARTH 2.0. For this, you carry along the following: a dog, a rat, plant seeds (rice), cultures of algae, oxygen ...
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Planet Size Disaster [closed]

What kind of disaster could be large enough to wipe out an entire planets life and leave it like a complete wasteland, similar environment to what Mars is? Nuclear warfare or meteors are what I have ...
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What happens if Iceland disappears? [closed]

In 2018, as if by magic, the entire island of Iceland suddenly disappears, along with all ground and sea down to 1km below sea level, all air up to 1km above sea level, and everything in or on the ...
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Earth like planet with two moon like satellites

I was thinking about this world with different ancient factions on war. The war caused both of them and most life on the planet to die, I was thinking about one of the moons getting shattered as a ...
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Carrying out Self replication of humanoid to create versions of itself

Premise: I have a character that is trying to replicate himself into offsprings that will accomplish his task. He is a major character with immense levels of power/energy. My character has to create ...
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We broke all the river dams. Does it reverse environmental damage/climate change? [closed]

A group of humans, called the Dams, became sick of political feuds involving water. They were completely tired of the wasteful wars the countries fought for water resources. These wars had created a ...
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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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Oceanic Hostage Negotiation [closed]

Help! The moon was a spaceship all along, and it's inhabitants have finally woken up. They say that in order to continue on their travels, they need to take our oceans to create a bubble around their ...
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An Even More Northern North America [closed]

If I move both the North and South American mainlands (meaning the islands stay right where they are) north by a latitude of five degrees, what kinds of climates would I be looking at?
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Longer Summer Days, Longer Winter Nights in the Temperate Zone

Earth in this scenario still rotates once every 24 hours, and the temperate zone still has four seasons, each one lasting three months. But in this scenario, a temperate summer has the sun shining ...
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What is the effect of a non-existent economy on the environment of a world [closed]

I would like some ideas on how the environment of a world where an economy (nothing financial and no currency system) did not exist - would be affected, would progress etc etc.
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What would happen if part of the nitrogen in the atmosphere were replaced with another gas?

I have this planet in my story that is similar to Earth in many ways. It is inhabited by humans, the flora and fauna are similar, the atmosphere is similar... except not quite. On Earth, the ...
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What would happen if a woman astronaut didn’t wear/took off her helmet/spacesuit while on the moon/mars? [closed]

In this story, Mars is totally inhabited by women Would she die from lack of oxygen/suffocation or lack of pressure/boiling fluids?