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Lonely_Dolphin said:
SuaveSocialist said:
This would guarantee a mass extinction event that would end the human race within a single generation.

Humanity's numbers would be greatly reduced sure but not extinct, we had to start from low numbers at one point.

You don’t understand.  It’s not about low numbers.

Without an adult population to maintain the world’s power grid, it takes only a few months for nuclear storage facilities to completely lose their ability to keep fuel rods submerged in refrigerated water.  The water boils over and they burst into flames.  Dozens of such facilities across the globe become nuclear disasters tens of thousands of times worse than Chernobyl, releasing a radioactive fog capable of tainting every water supply on the planet in less than a year.

That’s why I said ‘mass extinction’, and that’s an optimistic outlook considering the inability of children/babies to put out the radioactive fires.