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  1. #1 What man made or natural disasters could cause a state of permanent darkness? 
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    Some way that the sun could be blocked from the Earth,not a disaster that would destroy all life immediately, but something that could stop the planet getting any sunlight


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    Permanent? Destroy the Sun. Or re-define permanent to mean, say, less than a million years...


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    Nothing as drastic as that, a way that the sunlight could be blocked from the Earth without wiping out all life, maybe not entirely blocked, something like the winter in Norway. Some form of air pollution I'd imagine, but what would be feasible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allabouttactics View Post
    Nothing as drastic as that, a way that the sunlight could be blocked from the Earth without wiping out all life, maybe not entirely blocked, something like the winter in Norway. Some form of air pollution I'd imagine, but what would be feasible?
    I can think of many things- none of them anywhere near permanent. Could you define what you meant by the timescale, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Allabouttactics View Post
    Nothing as drastic as that, a way that the sunlight could be blocked from the Earth without wiping out all life, maybe not entirely blocked, something like the winter in Norway. Some form of air pollution I'd imagine, but what would be feasible?
    I can think of many things- none of them anywhere near permanent. Could you define what you meant by the timescale, please?
    Not necceserrily patient, but at least for a few decades
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    You don't need to "stop the planet getting any sunlight" to have a huge effect on human populations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allabouttactics View Post
    Not necceserrily patient*, but at least for a few decades
    Permanent.* A few decades is far from permanent...

    Giant Evil posted a good link for it.

    Look to Yellowstone...

    All out Nuclear War could do some serious atmospheric damage.

    Comet or Asteroid impact.
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    Superglue everyones eyes shut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Superglue everyones eyes shut.
    Aw, c'mon John. That's not even a geology pun. Your'e slipping like the subduction zone of the Pacific Rim.
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    yeah permanent sorryWhat about some kind of pollution? I suppose a nuclear winter is the sort of thing I was thinking ofVolcano, nuclear war, anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allabouttactics View Post
    yeah permanent sorryWhat about some kind of pollution? I suppose a nuclear winter is the sort of thing I was thinking ofVolcano, nuclear war, anything else?
    Large asteroid or comet impact...
    Dyson Sphere with reverse effect <chuckle>
    Alfred Hitchcocks birds...
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    what about something to do with spores?
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    By placing an object large enough at a Lagrange point,http://www.google.com/url?url=http:/...94.AY-PkO8vvo0, that would block sunlight from hitting the Earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allabouttactics View Post
    Some way that the sun could be blocked from the Earth,not a disaster that would destroy all life immediately, but something that could stop the planet getting any sunlight
    A very large umbrella.
    A very large hat.
    or
    Painting the sky a dark grey.
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    So many people missed out the "man made" part of the OP question.

    My input:
    - Pollution in 1 000 000 years time.
    - Overpopulation causing the aforementioned (this will happen).
    - Energy crisis requiring the sky being completely covered with solar cells in the far, far future.
    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
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    Energy crisis requiring the sky being completely covered with solar cells in the far, far future.
    Before or after we cover every square meter of roof on the surface of the planet? And if that's not enough, I'm pretty sure it would be easier and cheaper to mass produce and instal thin, flexible solar film on all the windows we've got rather than put them in orbit. If the US Army can do it on their tents, I'm pretty sure we can do it in most other places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoko View Post
    - Energy crisis requiring the sky being completely covered with solar cells in the far, far future.
    Why would we cover the sky with them? Just using the surface area of the US would result in many times the energy we need without needing to "cover the sky." (And if we need more energy than that, locate space based collectors in L4 and L5.)
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