Unless the planet goes with us, we’re pretty unlikely to die out – there’s just too many of us.
But what if it did happen? What if, for some reason, every human on earth vanished at the same time? How would the world cope without us?
Well, put simply, pretty damn good – if you believe the conclusions of the short video uploaded to Youtube by MindWarehouse, that is.
If we really were to disappear from Earth, power nearly all over the planet would completely shut down, with nuclear power plants soon following suit and shutting down into safety mode. Soon after, domesticated animals would die off without any human intervention.
A month later, things would look even bleaker when the cooling water in all nuclear power stations evaporates, and the remaining wild animals well, put nicely, would see the consequences of that.
Things pick up eventually though, and cities would be covered in vegetation or, in cities like Dubai, sand. Metal structures like bridges and skyscrapers would begin to collapse thanks to hundreds of years of no maintenance, and in just 10,000 years, it would be like we never even existed.
Any reminiscence of humans will be pretty much gone entirely, other than a few stone constructions. And any civilisation that grows to replace us may be blissfully unaware of how we lived on Earth when we were the thriving species.
Not convinced? National Geographic posted a similar video stating similar things. All in all, the world will do just fine sans humans.
One thing is for sure – the planet can cope better without us than we can without it.