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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

Others have provided good answers as to the best place for the Earth's rotation to stop. I want to expand on that to show that the thin line of survivability might not be as thin as one might assume. ...
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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

You don't specify what happens to the Moon. At the moment the transfer of momentum from the earth to the moon via tides keeps the orbit from decaying. Although it would take a considerable time, the ...
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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

Most people would be dead within a few months as food runs out and land can no longer be farmed. However, those with hydroponics and a source of energy could last a while in your given scenario. ...
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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

Are we given a heads-up before these superaliens tidally lock our planet? if we're given a couple of years to prepare, along with knowing where the line will be, that affects where the optimal place ...
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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

More is less The last thing you'd want is to stop with the most people surviving as you'd have a bunch of people and no real way to feed them which would then lead to fighting and starvation. Where ...
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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

Here's one way you can try to answer this. I googled "interactive day night map", and while I didn't find exactly what I wanted I did find this one that's fairly close. (The only problem is ...
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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

I'm no astrophysicist, but as I understand it, no matter where rotation stopped everyone would die. Not necessarily instantly, but every system in everything, both natural and human made, was with the ...
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If the Earth stopped spinning, what's the ideal point for it to stop to ensure the most people survive?

You scenario doesn't work out as you hope. The terminator is a narrow stripe, and even if it doesn't get too hot or too cold, it will be impossible for this narrow stripe to sustain the life of those ...
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What is the feasibility an inland sea situated inside a mountain range be?

First: Let's talk semantics While some sources will say that inland seas and salt lakes are synonymous or that it is just a matter of size, there is one key difference that sometimes comes up. Salt ...
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What is the feasibility an inland sea situated inside a mountain range be?

Is it entire necessary for these volumes to be salty seas and not just giant lakes? Unless the salt itself is somehow important to your story, make them giant elevated lakes, which happen all the time....
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What is the feasibility an inland sea situated inside a mountain range be?

Crater Lake, Oregon Max. length 6 mi (9.7 km) Max. width 5 mi (8.0 km) Surface area 20.6 sq mi (53 km2) Average depth 1,148 ft (350 m) Max. depth 1,949 ft (594 m)1 Water volume 4.49 cu mi (...
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What is the feasibility an inland sea situated inside a mountain range be?

Lake Titicaca on the Bolivian-Peruvian border is 3,812 meters above sea level (over six times your sea's elevation). This lake is situated in the Andes Mountains, making it an excellent analogy. ...
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What fauna can survive a permanently dark sky?

Life requires energy flux. In current ecosystems we're most familiar with, solar energy coming from the sun provides most of that flux. There are niche ecosystems that use other sources of energy. We ...
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True living fossils?

By far the simplest way to have that, is to design a creature that lives in extremely salty sea, essentially marinates in brine. Imagine there was an inland sea that had some kind of extremely long ...
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True living fossils?

While the solution of David R is pretty good i got my own thoughts to add. Firstly i think there 2 Problems with what you want archive. Firstly fossilization requires as David R you to be dead. ...
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True living fossils?

Fossilization as an external process is not likely to happen. Such an external process is where water carrying minerals pass through the organism replacing internal structures. This only happens when ...
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