Suppose earth was in total famine. How long would humanity survive by cannibaliz

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  1. syzygyastro profile image79
    syzygyastroposted 5 years ago

    Suppose earth was in total famine. How long would humanity survive by cannibalizing one other?

    Suppose for a moment that there was no more food to be had anywhere; that the planet was in total famine. How long would humanity survive by cannibalizing each other?

  2. Nomascus concolor profile image62
    Nomascus concolorposted 5 years ago

    Starting to think about numbers, considering that we are 7 billion people on earth, I asked my girlfriend how long we could survive by eating a human being... and... it does not seem to be a normal question to ask.

    1. syzygyastro profile image79
      syzygyastroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There are reports; unverified, that sanctions in places like N. Korea have forced some people to resort to cannibalism. This may seem like a question that is not normal to ask, but there are instances in history where this kind of thing happened.

    2. Nomascus concolor profile image62
      Nomascus concolorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if people are organised in a way that the population would half everytime they eat eachother, and let's say; one person can survive up to a month per human consumed, the last survivor would be standing alone after 3 years.

  3. seasonalreviewer profile image60
    seasonalreviewerposted 5 years ago

    The question really is in the population of seven billion how many would turn to cannibalism? Like most disasters we would work our way out of it, not eat each other.

    1. syzygyastro profile image79
      syzygyastroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It would be great if we could work out answers to total famine, and there are ways for sure, but I doubt that the resolve exists to implement them.

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    tugbo200-5posted 5 years ago

    No food,I believe it would go to cannibalism they eat the dead at Donner Pass,it would get down to the survival of the fittest ,he/she/they ,would also be the fattest.

    1. syzygyastro profile image79
      syzygyastroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So then, in a nutshell, just short of a lunar month. This makes a lot of sense and confirms my suspicions concerning a huge natural disaster like a volcanic winter or major asteroid impact that shut of photosynthesis resulting in mass starvation.

  5. taburkett profile image58
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    approximately 26.5 days based on statistical analysis using a factor of 7 by 4.

  6. klidstone1970 profile image59
    klidstone1970posted 5 years ago

    What a horrible thought, but very realistic if something catastrophic ever happened.  I suppose survival of the fittest applies in this situation.

 
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