How would Earth look like if people would suddenly disappear? This is the question many Americans have been trying to answer in the documentary “Life after People,” a film promoted within A & E Television Networks. According to specialists, if humanity suddenly disappears, the entire planet will be plunged into the dark in only a few hours. Power plants simply will not be able to generate light and heat without fuel. The water will float in subway tunnels in only a few weeks, and they will turn into true underground rivers. Pets will starve to death after about 10 days if they do not learn to hunt. Pavements and paved streets will yield under the pressure of the plants. The buildings will be covered by hanging plants and will begin to collapse in a maximum of 40-50 years.
Modern buildings are designed to last for about 60 years (bridges for 120 years and dams for 250 years). However, in the absence of terrestrial care after people’s disappearance, people will collapse much earlier, a phenomenon also accentuated by the natural weather. Absolutely all the constructions made by humans will completely disappear in a few thousand years. The 430 nuclear power plants currently operating will explode, although the effects of such explosions will not be as catastrophic as it is believed. The best example is the town of Pripyat in Ukraine, which was abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster. Then the scientists predicted that the place would turn into a dessert. Today, nature has come to rights and Pripyat is assailed by wild animals and abundant vegetation.
The forests will cover about 80% of the Earth’s dry surface in about 50 years. The vegetation will completely conquer Terra within 200 years. The air will become much cleaner in just 2-3 weeks, although the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will only disappear after a millennium.
Most of the remains of humanity will disappear completely in about 100,000 years. However, the ceramic elements will remain the most, along with bronze and plastic. However, the astonishing modifications that people have produced in nature will not last as long as we might think, the Panama Canal, to see how much they will need in nature to eliminate this cut that we have produced. To my surprise, several decades will be enough to eliminate this work of mankind. Instead, the four US presidents carved on Mount Rushmore – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – should rest
To my surprise, several decades will be enough to eliminate this work of mankind. Instead, the four US presidents carved on Mount Rushmore – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – should rest quietly because their girls will stay for at least 7 million years from now on. And the Channel of the Maneuction, which links France to England’s radio signals, has the chance to last for millions of years, thanks to the protection the rock offers it to dig. But the only witness of the existence of
The only witness of the existence of human civilization that will survive in the end will be the radio waves. Radio waves, like light, continue to expand. They will continue to travel through the Universe long after the Voyager probes will be gone, carrying with them a small fragment of human existence. “Anyone waiting for our waves at the time boundary will have a bad time. Maybe they will not understand Lucy, but they will hear us laugh. “