THE EARTH AND ITS LIFE AFTER OUR LIFE
“Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be.”
― Alan Weisman, The World Without Us
In 2007, one book has been published under the shocking and apocalyptic name “The World Without Us” by science writer Alan Weisman. That was something totally new on the global book scene and Mr. Weisman knew how to turn his magnificent science journalism into the New York Times bestseller and Time Magazine Nonfiction book number one of the mentioned year. The book was based on deep research project and nonfictional narration so the described reality was scientifically proved and each claim was colored by confirmed facts of science. His book doesn’t present the cataclysmic and tabloid mood but rather the modern direction in science literature which should make us think on time of the future of the planet we live on.
It is interesting to start picturing this world without human beings. Some scientists state that if bees are gone, the humans will be gone too and if humans are gone, the whole flora and fauna will be recovered. After the years of raping the natural resources in the name of profit and wildlife terrorism which is considered as policy of conservation, we the people have crossed all the lines of Earth’s tolerance. If anything happens and we suddenly vanish, the Earth will continue to live, destroying the last traces of the mankind and erasing all civilization progress without any regret.
When Weisman wrote that the signs of our world will be removed very fast, almost everyone was fascinated by the objective truth about it. Yes, that is simply as. The whole human race is gone but not long after, our material world we left behind will be gone too, like a moving circus:“The World Without Us reveals how, just days after humans disappear, floods in New York’s subways would start eroding the city’s foundations, and how, as the world’s cities crumble, asphalt jungles give way to real ones. It describes the distinct ways that organic and chemically-treated farms would revert to wild, how billions more birds would flourish, and how cockroaches in unheated cities would perish without us. Drawing on the expertise of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil refiners, marine biologists, astrophysicists, religious leaders from rabbis to the Dalai Lama, and paleontologists – who describe a pre-human world inhabited by megafauna like giant sloths that stood taller than mammoths.”
It is totally normal to predict that the current social and political international structure and the rules about everything and regarding everyone will fail so the Planet will start urgently healing itself, without any chemical or artificial substances which are coming from the men’s hand and for the sake of corporations with global financial interests. The absence of human’s role in natural order will be visible very soon so the urban area will be covered with the touches of wildness. The borders between those two won’t be marked anymore and the pressure of awaken nature on the leftover human’s infrastructure will be very evident. According to army of physicians and chemist, who stay behind the nuclear plants network worldwide and engineers behind the energetic system, the Earth is warmer than it would have been without mankind’s activities. After each of us is vanished, the operative systems will collapse so the electrical powering and the global temperature will be decreased.The main problem will be for domestic animals, used on care of the humanity but the wildlife will be continually kept on and absolutely empowered to spread on, even on the zones that were considered as mankind’s world. The primary food chain will be the basic parameter for survival of all species, but without influences of human race and its need for food. Just to remind, as meat consumers, the people are on the top of the food chain and therefore they have endangered the natural chain of life and death, not taking care of population in risk and bringing the overpopulated species as a problem for the ecosystem’s balance. The nature has its own measures for controlling the wildlife reproduction and this is why natural mechanism have been activated on wrong species and in wrong time. The overpopulated pressure on the Earth has caused the new and emerging deadly microbes to walk into humans and to deliver chaotical feelings. In the world after us or without us, the viruses will be sent only when it is necessary and in the rhythm as it was long time ago before people were starting messing with nature.
The complete architecture will be ruined after the years without maintenance. The harsh climate, released without global warming, will attack the buildings and the whole metal and steel groundwork.The water level will be enhanced and all human’s iron skeleton of civilization will be demolished due the corrosion effects and lack of control. When we think of majestic thousand years old architectural beauties all over the world and about the fact that they will be covered with the new mesmerising tattoo of nature, we can not be indifferent but sad and heartbroken. Even without us, the life goes on. Not only without me, you or someone else, but without the whole human race. In one split of second, we are gone and all we had is still here but not for a long. The scenario is pretty scary but very realistic if we analyze the model of science.The new Earth will be without make up and thus very strong to demolish all footprints of cruel humanity, or as it was written:“In just 10,000 short years, it’ll be like we never existed, barring a few stone constructions – and any civilisation that grows up to replace us might be blissfully unaware of how we handled the planet when we were its tenants.”
The current situation in green field is for our great concern. Many species are dying and we are directly responsible for that beginning phase of New Great Dying. The corporations are pushing on their profits values and the products they are coming with are nothing but death for nature we know. It seems like humanity praise artificial beauty, artificial intelligence and at the end of the day, about artificial nature. It is all about something which is not natural but fake and made up. They obviously think that produced and processed is easier to be manipulated but when that comes to the issue of earth, we are making the biggest mistake ever, we are directly killing us and our chance to stay here and live our pathetic lives. We tolerate what elites do but we do not understand that each step against nature and its wildlife is step against the future of our grandchildren. We will vanish in the name of some Stephen King’s Langoliers but our roots will be vanished too, covered by nature evolution and attempt to erase every sign of humanity as the shame of life, as the mistake which couldn’t have been fixed.
How people would simply vanish? Through the pandemic, maybe. However, their dead and infected bodies would still pollute the ground and possibly cause the death of animals. In that situation, someone with mutated genes maybe will survive and be like Will Smith in “I am a legend” asking every day the same question:”Is anybody there?Somebody?Or as always nobody?”.That would be the worst destiny for the one with wrong DNA sequence who would eventually survive the mass dying wave. I picture the one who made it, alone or with his dog or cat or parrot. What he would do in the whole, big and cruel world without other humans? He would be on the top of the world, owning the whole world and being owned by the world which is being revealed in the time after humans. He would experience the personal apocalypse, he would be the new earthling. He would be dead from within a long after the ground’s worms eat his poor body. Those are not references for sci fi masterpiece, those are warnings for people to start healing the Planet and wildlife and to start dealing with accumulated greed which digs our final end.There are positive solutions and they must be adopted very soon unless we want to bring to the life Weisman’s book which talk about our global fading away.
The Earth will survive all like it survived the time before and after dinosaurios. With or without people, our Planet has its secret ways to keep breathing but it seems that we are the one who think that we own everything and everyone so the Earth too. No, we don’t own it and if we somehow disappear, the Earth will not save memories on us. Once upon a time, there was some greedy civilization and suddenly it was all gone. It doesn’t matter where and how, it matters only that Earth survived.