In a recent post we discussed whether the human race is facing extinction. Extinction of humans does not mean that life on this planet traversing the cosmos would cease.
Many believe an earth without humans would cause an explosion of life, both fauna and flora. Life without humans would be exuberant and luxurious over a course of a few centuries.
There are some speculative videos (History Channel and National Geographic) in cyberspace which grapple with this intriguing concept of earth after humans. In these films humans just disappear one night leaving behind their imprints on the planet.
The human footprints, both concrete and digital, vanish eventually as nature reduces technology to its basic core of raw materials. In time, what humans did on this planet become just faint whispers of human vanity, greed and ingenuity.
If you ever wondered what the life force of the planet could do without those pesky upright carbon-based units, then take some time to watch these films or use your own imagination and allow it to take flights of fantasy on gossamer wings and float above your environs and take note of what the earth was at one time and could be again. It would return to its pristine, pre-human Edenic state.
For inherited in the cosmic mysteries of creation, a planet like earth in the Sol system has a destiny to fulfill. Life in all of its glorious abundance is a rich tapestry woven by careful and deliberate forces of the cosmos. In the ancient texts these forces are referred to as The Elohim, The Great Spirit, Trimurti, Yin & Yang, Baiame, Omao and so forth.
G. D. Williams © 2013
LIFE WITHOUT PEOPLE S01E01
LIFE AFTER PEOPLE: The Series begins in the moments after people disappear. As each day, month, and year passes, the fate of a particular environment, city or theme is disclosed. Special effects, combined with interviews from top experts in the fields of engineering, botany, biology, geology, and archeology provide an unforgettable visual journey through the ultimately hypothetical.
AFTERMATH: POPULATION ZERO
Imagine if, one minute from now, every single person on Earth disappeared. All seven billion of us. What would happen to the world without humans? How long would it be before our nuclear power plants erupted, skyscrapers crumbled, and satellites dropped from the sky? What would become of the household pets and farm animals? And could an ecosystem plagued with years of pollution ever recover?
Alan Weisman’s THE WORLD WITHOUT US
“All of us humans have myriad other species to thank. Without them, we couldn’t exist. It’s that simple, and we can’t afford to ignore them, anymore than I can afford to neglect my precious wife—nor the sweet mother Earth that births and holds us all.
Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be.”