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The Younger Dryas period was associated with a previous rise in sea level (Meltwater Pulse 1A), and was followed by a subsequent rise in sea level (Meltwater Pulse 1B), but did not itself involve any significant negative sea level changes. Relevant quote: Younger Dryas sea level and meltwater pulse1B recorded in Barbados reef crest coral Acropora palmata ...


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For every cubic kilometer of ice deposited in the polar regions, slightly less than a cubic kilometer of water (water expands slightly when it freezes) is lost from the oceans. How fast can ice build up on the Canadian Shield, North Slope of Alaska, Greenland, Ellesmere, and the arctic regions of Europe and Asia? How fast can Antarctica regain the ice it ...


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One major problem with the Space Needle that makes it less than desirable for a clear thinking leader is, ironically, its height. If the electricity is out (virtually certain after weeks or months of zombie apocalypse), the only way up or down the Needle is one of the emergency stairways. The Needle, at about 180 meters, is like climbing a sixty-story ...


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Prestige It's an iconic landmark, the perfect place to show that you are in control of the city. Great for a survivor group with an ego. Defense This is a good place to defend against a zombie attack. Climbing up the outside isn't possible, so you have to use the elevator (which the survivors can control) or climb up a narrow maintenance staircase. The ...


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The Space needle is an observation tower. I have never been there but i suppose there are coin-operated viewers you can temper, or you can just bring spyglasses. Combine this with a radio transmitter and you can spot groups of zombies and broadcast their location. You may also ask your men to carry standards so you can see their location at first glance and ...


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Other survivor's loot Why spend time looking in ambiguous places that might have supplies left over from before the apocalypse when you could just benefit from other people's effort? They're not likely to be looted as they would only have been gathered in the weeks after the apocalypse. There's a 50:50 chance they're already dead, in which case it's free ...


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Any place that doesn’t have anything loot-able won’t be looted. Like a desert island, won’t be looted at all because there is no one to loot it and nothing defined as loot on an island. Being the humans are such clever creatures, the pinnacle of survivorship in a fierce animal kingdom, one would imagine that hungry and cold humans would rove like locusts ...


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Depending on what they are looking for. I'd imagine a library as a place not likely to be looted at all. But anyway here is a couple of things I can think of. Cinemas. I do believe they have food. Candy bars, soda, chips...etc are all food and have a long expiry date. Vet clinics. A lot of medicine and medical equipment. Med schools. They are bound to have ...


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Nests of zombies. If there are a lot of zombies, before that they were a lot of people. If there were a lot of people in one place, they had supplies for a lot of people. Once the people turn into zombies, they wont use the supplies. The presence of hundreds of zombies will dissuade casual looters. Likely zombie nests will be schools, refugee camps, sports ...


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Geocaches. It's a weird sport-ish thing, but geocaches are specific buried caches which people who geocache locate. The way it works is that the players find them, take what's in them, and replace with items of equal value. If one of the survivors is a geocacher, he might have a list of them, which equate to buried treasure for your survivors.


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There isn't anything people won't loot Oh look, a sign for a dentist office. Let's check it out. You have to understand that whether or not people loot a dentist office has nothing to do with having thought of it...simply seeing one along their travels will be enough for them to loot it. People will see a location, and then think about whether that ...


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Why not create one, other people remind you that there are other ideas, other ways of being, they tell you what you are is a choice, and once it is a choice you ask why choose to make the world a worse place. or Manners are an acknowledgement that other people are people. or One man can move a rock, two can move a boulder, many can move a ...


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In a famous discussion between several philosophers in the company of Cicero, they argued at length about a popular Roman maxim from that day: "The republic cannot be governed without injustice" (η δημοκρατία δεν μπορεί να κυβερνά χωρίς αδικία). Laelius is said to have strained every nerve to prove that "nothing is so hurtful to a state as injustice, and ...


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There was a Lord Moulton, an English judge, who spoke or wrote about the realm of manners and why it was so important to a society. I don't know the original source, but he has been quoted several times by commentator Mark Steyn, for example: Moulton divided society into three sectors, of which he considered the most important to be the "middle land" ...


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Depends on what you mean. The initial impact would have made it difficult for a while but if you are talking about how long it took for things to go back to a reasonable level for human-level species to survive, it would be something in excess of 4 million years according to the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/...


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Likely what killed everyone was the nuclear winter that took place after the impact. The impact itself was likely not that big, maybe a crater around 6 miles wide. The thing that killed everybody, however, was the winter from the ejecta and etcetera. The amount generated from a volcano is enough to screw over lots of people for weeks, if not months. An ...


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Benjamin Disraeli was an influential Conservative Prime Minister in the UK during the Victorian era. He has a number of good quotes about government, but also about civility and society, one of which: "It is knowledge that influences and equalises the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions ...


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“All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable." REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE. "Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—" YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE ...


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Edit2: After some digging around, I finally found the perfect quote for your story. How different a creature is man in society and man in solitude! - William Godwin Perhaps you are wondering why I believe this the perfect quote for your story. This is because William Godwin (1756-1836) is a philosopher that supports anarchy, or more accurately, min-...


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