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The end of the World, perhaps.

Mon May 18, 2020 6:48 pm

I was wondering what might happen to Planet Earth if the human raced were to die over the course of a few days?

The scenario is that the human race comes to a total end, by what ever means, and just the animals and plants and so on are left. Would the planet and its creatures survive the things that we have left behind. Unattended nucular plants, chemical factories, dams, you get the picture. Are we too far down the line that the lack of our presence would destroy the planet we leave behind?
Your thoughts and ideas please.
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Mon May 18, 2020 7:06 pm

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Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Mon May 18, 2020 7:43 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
I was wondering what might happen to Planet Earth if the human raced were to die over the course of a few days?.


Don't worry, it won't happen. We wouldn't be that lucky.

casinterest wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kibpn9UTGzA

Good video. Watch it.


A longer version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l11zPNb-MFg
 
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Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Mon May 18, 2020 8:11 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
I was wondering what might happen to Planet Earth if the human raced were to die over the course of a few days?

The scenario is that the human race comes to a total end, by what ever means, and just the animals and plants and so on are left. Would the planet and its creatures survive the things that we have left behind. Unattended nucular plants, chemical factories, dams, you get the picture. Are we too far down the line that the lack of our presence would destroy the planet we leave behind?
Your thoughts and ideas please.

The planet will go happily on its way without us pesky humans along for the ride
 
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Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Mon May 18, 2020 8:15 pm

ER757 wrote:
The planet will go happily on its way without us pesky humans along for the ride


Fully agree.

Of interest will be what happens to all the cattle who only exists to provide milk and beef for humans. The coyotes and wild dogs will have a great time as they kill them off.

FYI - the world effectively ends the day I die. The rest of you exist just for my entertainment. Enjoy the next 133 years while I live to be 200.
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Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Tue May 19, 2020 6:25 pm

casinterest wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kibpn9UTGzA

Good video. Watch it.

Thank you for the link. :checkmark:
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Tue May 19, 2020 6:37 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
casinterest wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kibpn9UTGzA

Good video. Watch it.

Thank you for the link. :checkmark:

the latter one is even better
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Tue May 19, 2020 6:50 pm

It does seem that with locusts in Africa, a massive cyclone to hit Bangladesh and India, wars, global warming melting the polar ice cap, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and the Covid-19 pandemic it is the end of the world. It isn't. Now if an asteroid was to go rouge and target the earth or a supervolcano like the one in Yellowstone NP in the USA blows, then it might be.
 
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Tue May 19, 2020 6:56 pm

Look at the bright side, at least when we're all gone aliens will come across Starman and realize missing out on humans wasn't a big loss for them.
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Tue May 19, 2020 7:53 pm

just watch what is happening right now, not that many people in the streets and nature - animals - take over right away. Or look at place like Chernobyl, nature does it's thing when humans aren't present anymore.
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Tue May 19, 2020 8:10 pm

rfields5421 wrote:
Of interest will be what happens to all the cattle who only exists to provide milk and beef for humans. The coyotes and wild dogs will have a great time as they kill them off.


Pigs would be a problem. They will eat virtually anything, reproduce somewhat prolifically, and are a fairly aggressive species. I am sure Coyotes and Wolves would be able to handle some of those, but there are just so damned many. Certainly enough to radically alter ecosystems should the hundreds of millions of them just be suddenly loosed into the world...
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Tue May 19, 2020 8:26 pm

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
rfields5421 wrote:
Of interest will be what happens to all the cattle who only exists to provide milk and beef for humans. The coyotes and wild dogs will have a great time as they kill them off.


Pigs would be a problem. They will eat virtually anything, reproduce somewhat prolifically, and are a fairly aggressive species. I am sure Coyotes and Wolves would be able to handle some of those, but there are just so damned many. Certainly enough to radically alter ecosystems should the hundreds of millions of them just be suddenly loosed into the world...



Think of all the Bacon the dogs will get :)


It will be a predator prey model that will take a few years to sort out, and then evolution will take hold again.
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Tue May 19, 2020 10:51 pm

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
Pigs would be a problem. They will eat virtually anything, reproduce somewhat prolifically, and are a fairly aggressive species. I am sure Coyotes and Wolves would be able to handle some of those, but there are just so damned many. Certainly enough to radically alter ecosystems should the hundreds of millions of them just be suddenly loosed into the world...


Pigs behavior is almost predator in nature. Wolves/coyotes, which are considered by most people as carnivores, but many do eat plant materials. Like dogs, pigs are omnivores. As are bears.

Of the three species, the pigs have shown the best ability to adapt and learn on a wide bases. Of course there is debate as to which is more intelligent.

That would be interesting, to see which of the three species evolved into the top of the system. I doubt bears because of their general lack of socialization.

Pigs on the other hand are very much a social animal, as are some types of dogs.

Interestingly in both of those species - the mature female seems to be the dominant individual in any pack/ herd.
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Wed May 20, 2020 12:54 am

After a couple of years there would probably be many places badly polluted by leaks of oil tanks, all sorts of chemicals and waste, unattended nuclear plants, etc. Nuclear plants should scram automatically but after that you need power to run the cooling, if there is no grid, the diesel generators will stop at some point...yeah, nuclear plants are probably the things that will pollute the most. Nature adapts to radiations, though, it's only us who live so long that are really annoyed by it.

With flora left to colonize everything, forests taking over fields, etc., I wonder how fast CO2 levels could lower in the atmosphere.
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Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Fri May 22, 2020 7:33 am

casinterest wrote:


Think of all the Bacon the dogs will get :)


It will be a predator prey model that will take a few years to sort out, and then evolution will take hold again.


It would be a buffet, no doubt. But pigs are also plenty predatory too.





rfields5421 wrote:
Of the three species, the pigs have shown the best ability to adapt and learn on a wide bases. Of course there is debate as to which is more intelligent.


Yes. Generally speaking, it is widely believed that they are smarter than dogs, and actually more aggressive.

rfields5421 wrote:
That would be interesting, to see which of the three species evolved into the top of the system. I doubt bears because of their general lack of socialization.


I also think Bears have reached the end of their evolutionary journey. There's no real need for them to manipulate tools of value fire, so I do not think we would see more movement there.

rfields5421 wrote:
Pigs on the other hand are very much a social animal, as are some types of dogs.

Interestingly in both of those species - the mature female seems to be the dominant individual in any pack/ herd.


And also, they both can be somewhat nomadic. All of this is why I think millions of Pigs just turned loose like that would be very problematic in the short term. For things with hooves, they really have already gotten pretty far as it is...
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Fri May 22, 2020 2:08 pm

ltbewr wrote:
It does seem that with locusts in Africa, a massive cyclone to hit Bangladesh and India, wars, global warming melting the polar ice cap, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and the Covid-19 pandemic it is the end of the world. It isn't. Now if an asteroid was to go rouge and target the earth or a supervolcano like the one in Yellowstone NP in the USA blows, then it might be.


Earth has had 5 extinction level events already and none of them have succeeded in ending life, something evolved out of the ashes. Primitive human survived the Lake Toba super-eruption 74,000 years ago which was comparable to what Yellowstone can do.

It might end human civilization or humanity entirely but life recovers and will thrive if we were to go, Earth will be fine.

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Fri May 22, 2020 2:34 pm

StarAC17 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
It does seem that with locusts in Africa, a massive cyclone to hit Bangladesh and India, wars, global warming melting the polar ice cap, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and the Covid-19 pandemic it is the end of the world. It isn't. Now if an asteroid was to go rouge and target the earth or a supervolcano like the one in Yellowstone NP in the USA blows, then it might be.


Earth has had 5 extinction level events already and none of them have succeeded in ending life, something evolved out of the ashes. Primitive human survived the Lake Toba super-eruption 74,000 years ago which was comparable to what Yellowstone can do.

It might end human civilization or humanity entirely but life recovers and will thrive if we were to go, Earth will be fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c


Until it won't be fine.

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Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 am

Depends upon a subjective definition of 'fine'

It might not be something we humans in 2020 consider as fine, but could still be something that Mother Nature considers as fine.
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Sat May 23, 2020 7:46 am

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Sat May 23, 2020 11:12 am

It is important to have a statue or bust of yourself made out of a rock. Paper and digital media are not forever. I cannot even imagine with different media storage technologies, compression algorithms, de-duplication, anyone from the future will be able to see trillions and trillions of selfies stored.
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Sat May 23, 2020 1:23 pm

https://ourfiniteworld.com/ An actuary looks at the state of the world. She presents interesting and accurate information about energy and the world. She describes the world economy as a house of cards which cannot stand. I think one of her weaknesses is a poor understanding of the role of debt. I prefer a world economy model of the geodesic dome sort - both complicated, simple, and sturdy. Such an economy requires alliances, mutualism, somewhat free trade, and peace. Gail may be right.
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Fri May 29, 2020 9:45 pm

There’s a Documentary,History Channel IIRC, called “The Earth without humans”. They calculated and illustrated the effect of the nature taking back all the populated areas through the years. In a few centuries many of our cities would be engulfed by jungles and other forms of wildlife. Unattended, In 3.000 years more or less, most of our civilization will be in the form of vestigial ruines that should be excavated from the effects of the weather and nature. You can see a glimpse of this walking around the streets of Pripyat ( few miles away from Chernobyl ). In less than 50 years most of the buildings and structures are falling apart and the woods/trees/deers and other animals are the new owners of the city.
It will be most probably a much better World for all the animals, we are like a virus to nature and wildlife.

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Sat May 30, 2020 12:22 am

Gonzalo beat me to it. Pripyat is all the further you need look.
 
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Sat May 30, 2020 6:35 am

After watching all the things 'Unfolding' in our planet at the moment, where we see for ourselves, in the midst of a 'Global Pandemic', there is 'Blame Game', 'Power Struggle', 'Religious Intolerance', 'Authoritarian Regiemes', 'Financial Inequality', 'People Killing People, 'Gender Inequality' and many such things are happening around the globe.

So, we all have to ask these questions to ourselves,
Do we deserve the right to live in this planet for another day?

Despite, these many years of human civilization, have we all reached the path to achieving 'Real Humanity'?

The answer is 'Big No'. Because we are all still the same, so 'Self-Centered', 'No Love', 'No Respect' to each other.

So, I personally feel let there be the end of our planet. Unfortunately, 'Good People' are very 'Few And Powerless'.
 
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Sun May 31, 2020 12:22 am

StarAC17 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
It does seem that with locusts in Africa, a massive cyclone to hit Bangladesh and India, wars, global warming melting the polar ice cap, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and the Covid-19 pandemic it is the end of the world. It isn't. Now if an asteroid was to go rouge and target the earth or a supervolcano like the one in Yellowstone NP in the USA blows, then it might be.


Earth has had 5 extinction level events already and none of them have succeeded in ending life, something evolved out of the ashes. Primitive human survived the Lake Toba super-eruption 74,000 years ago which was comparable to what Yellowstone can do.

It might end human civilization or humanity entirely but life recovers and will thrive if we were to go, Earth will be fine.

Exactly.
And in millions of years, the next intelligent spieces on earth will find out that the 6th mass extinction was caused by human activity and hopefully they'll learn from this to not repeat our mistakes.

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