An earth without humans: Apocalypse or blessing for the planet? Watch this video

Earth without humans. We’ve probably all thought about it at one time or another. And thanks to recent trends towards the post-apocalyptic, particularly in Hollywood, we have the iconic images that give us an inkling of the aftermath.

But how exactly would this formidable but hypothetical future unfold? Now, a video traces the timeline of this future, beginning with the minutiae of the first hours and days after humans disappear, and leading all the way up to a radical forecast for 300 million years later.

This long view of the aftermath of an instantaneous mass disappearance of the human race, raises one underlying question: ‘Can our planet do perfectly well without us while we depend entirely on it?’  Would the occurrence of a total human apocalypse spell a happy future for the planet?

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