Effects of solar eclipse spanning decades?
October 7, 2006 12:49 PM Subscribe
Any ideas on the effects of a prolonged solar eclipse, say 10-30 years?
posted by Sevenupcan to science & nature (43 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We are trying to theorise the possible effects a prolonged solar eclipse would have on the world if it spanned several decades: ie the biological/organic changes that may occur, as well as any immediate effects it may have to human society.
A few ideas/thoughts we had were.
- 'How quickly would the earths natural energy resources deplete without the aid of the sun?'
- 'Would this create an acceleration in certain organic forms evolving/adapting at an increased rate in order to survive?'
- 'How would this initially effect the human biological clock, ie the adjustment from night and day to one constant state.'
- 'Also what would the world look like when the eclipse was over?'
- 'Looking at the current state of quickly using up fossil fuels, if this eclipse was to occur what would be the alternatives for creating new energy sources? ie solar panels dont work with the sun'
- 'Would this bring on an ice age?'
Thank you for your time.