'Life After Man', 'BBC Focus', Feb 2017

'Life After Man', 'BBC Focus', Feb 2017

Postby Bruce Mardle » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:52 am

Hi, everyone.
I've just read an interesting article in the Feb 2017 issue of 'BBC Focus' magazine about what might destroy human civilisation and how The Planet might recover afterwards.
It reckons that 7 days after we all disappeared (assuming it was sudden), our 450 nuclear reactors would start to melt down due to the fuel running emergency cooling systems running out. I can't help wondering why those systems can't run on power from the reactors! But, then, designers of nuclear reactors seem to like to take risks!
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Re: 'Life After Man', 'BBC Focus', Feb 2017

Postby Bruce Mardle » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:55 pm

They mentioned the possibility of an artificial microbe causing The Apocalypse, or antibiotic resistance, but, curiously, they didn't mention natural viruses. I'm not sure we're in a better position to deal with a flu pandemic than in 1918, especially considering how many humans there are these days and how rapidly people from about The Globe.
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