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NancyLebovitz comments on Levels of global catastrophes: from mild to extinction - Less Wrong

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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 29 December 2015 03:53:39AM 1 point [-]

A knife is a tool as well as a weapon.

I think you've got a point about the loss of knowledge if people are scavenging for crucial items.

Population decline strikes me as hard to predict. My casual assumption is drastic decline during the disaster and soon after, followed by gradual increase as people move into abandoned land and grow food.

I also assume that people will be inventing new things to suit their current conditions.