What was the natural disaster that occurred in "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy?
What do you think was the natural disaster that occurred in "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy?
I thought maybe it was a collision of stars that caused the sun to explode. No idea how that might happen scientifically, but that's how I figured it since McCarthy never really explained it except for a flash of light.
Was it not a nuclear war? Seemed to be that many suffered from some sort of toxic poisoning.
It seems to be either an asteroid collision or a major volcanic event. Perhaps the volcano under Yellowstone. In either case, there would be worldwide wildfires and the sun would be blocked out perhaps for decades.
A super-volcano like Yosemite or Thera. They create a years long winter. If you want something even bigger and world-shattering, imagine a series of eruptions like the ones that created the massive lava plains in Siberia suggesting hundreds of eruptions over decades pouring ash into the atmosphere and covering an area the size of a nation in lava.
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