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430 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 24 May 2022 at 11:05 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-24 9:43:40 AM  
Find our in about 5 years... could be sooner
 
2022-05-24 9:50:22 AM  
Endangered species would proliferate

Not necessarily, because

Livestock would be released into the wild

Not all the endangered species are currently being kept down by human activity.
 
2022-05-24 9:58:46 AM  
TFG, like any cockroach, would survive.
 
2022-05-24 10:00:25 AM  
I think the Talking Heads made a song that would cover this...
 
2022-05-24 10:01:25 AM  
In 65 million years insect archaeologists would dig up our fossilized bones and try to convince their clergy that the earth was older than 6000 years.
 
2022-05-24 10:04:26 AM  
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2022-05-24 10:08:28 AM  
There's an entire book and two season TV series that talks about this.
 
2022-05-24 10:48:03 AM  
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2022-05-24 10:49:47 AM  
Bunch of buildings would explode from pent up sewer gasses.  Chlorine tanks would also rupture killing wildlife for miles in a silent fog.
 
2022-05-24 10:51:10 AM  
Gonna be a lot of toxic metals still around for a while, but the cities will eventually fall, and if another intelligent species rises up, they are going to spend a lot of time trying to puzzle out WTF we were doing on our time on Earth, especially if a few museums get preserved.
 
2022-05-24 11:17:18 AM  
All of this has happened before and will happen again.
 
2022-05-24 11:21:40 AM  
Things would improve dramatically.

.... oh crap, I forgot that Canada geese would become the planet's dominant species.
 
2022-05-24 11:36:34 AM  
Walking In Your Footsteps
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2022-05-24 11:38:56 AM  
 
2022-05-24 12:10:16 PM  

enry: There's an entire book and two season TV series that talks about this.


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2022-05-24 12:27:43 PM  
Eden
 
2022-05-24 12:52:39 PM  
At the very least, no one would have to put up with endless repeats of the whole "After Humanity" cheap clickbait articles.

There have been 'documentaries' about his, along with tons of 'think piece' articles by lazy writers and/or editors.
 
2022-05-24 1:20:06 PM  
TFA extrapolates out a measly 100,000 years. Considering the earth is approximately 5,540,000,000 years old and is expected to go for another 5 billion before swallowed up by the nearest red giant, really not much of an prediction. Considering human life may last somewhere between 1 to 10,000 more years, well, that's just the blink of an eye. Compared to dinosaurs, we are more like mayflies. Triceratops probably lasted for 3 million years.

Global warming, which may very well end us, has at best (or worst) delayed the next ice age to about 500,000 years instead of 50,000 years. So we have that going for us. But that will likely scour the topmost evidence of human existence off the surface. Between that and planet tectonics, a future archeologist a billion years from now might, if they look very closely, find a thin layer of plastics and radioactivity as the final memorial to human existence. Then we fall into the sun.
 
2022-05-24 1:57:58 PM  

Bootleg: Endangered species would proliferate

Not necessarily, because

Livestock would be released into the wild

Not all the endangered species are currently being kept down by human activity.


It would be pretty interesting if something came along in 20-50 million years, saw the massive carbon output in the sedimentary layers. How long would they think it was a massive disater following the ice age, causing massive land migrations that made mich of the local fauna homogenized? I wonder if local geological stability would he good ebough for our bones to look like burial plots of an organized species, and not just some massive pit by happenstance. Would any artifacts survive?
 
2022-05-24 2:20:23 PM  
After humanity dies out the planet would go into a long cycle of healing the damage we have done to it.
 
2022-05-24 2:24:53 PM  
The Silurian hypothesis is the answer to this question.
 
2022-05-24 2:50:00 PM  

hubiestubert: Gonna be a lot of toxic metals still around for a while, but the cities will eventually fall, and if another intelligent species rises up, they are going to spend a lot of time trying to puzzle out WTF we were doing on our time on Earth, especially if a few museums get preserved.


Individual animals might have problems as the toxic metals slowly meander to the bottom of the ocean, but check out the animals around Chernobyl (at least, pre-invasion).  Hard to find a more healthy environment for plants or animals.  If Chernobyl is fine, I'd expect most of the rest of the world would be fine.

/not really true
//nuclear decay means the worst is long over
///chemical toxic waste doesn't decay like that
 
2022-05-24 3:36:43 PM  
It wouldn't matter. We'd be dead.
 
2022-05-24 4:36:48 PM  

nicoffeine: It wouldn't matter. We'd be dead.


And the world would be far better off without us.
 
2022-05-24 4:40:26 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: It would be pretty interesting if something came along in 20-50 million years, saw the massive carbon output in the sedimentary layers. How long would they think it was a massive disater following the ice age, causing massive land migrations that made mich of the local fauna homogenized? I wonder if local geological stability would he good ebough for our bones to look like burial plots of an organized species, and not just some massive pit by happenstance. Would any artifacts survive?


There wouldn't be anything obvious on the surface after all that time but there would be plenty of evidence hanging around and likely lots of fossilized humans remains. In many places the entire sedimentary record meters deep would be clearly artificial with lots of unnatural chemicals mixed in. Certain ceramics and metals would probably survive.
 
2022-05-24 5:29:51 PM  

wage0048: nicoffeine: It wouldn't matter. We'd be dead.

And the world would be far better off without us.


Well then what's this whole thing about helping others and doing the right thing? Might as well be the biggest ass to everyone you can because they're terrible.

Except you, of course. You're not human. A higher being educating the filth how loathsome we are.
 
2022-05-24 6:01:10 PM  

Bootleg: Endangered species would proliferate

Not necessarily, because

Livestock would be released into the wild

Not all the endangered species are currently being kept down by human activity.


While I agree that some endangered species would simply go extinct (just like some domesticated species wouldn't revert to their wild form and would also go extinct)...

I'm interested in an example of an endangered species not "being kept down" by human activity.

Like some aren't "hunted" down by humans, but they're still endangered because of human activities (or the impact of human activities), no?
 
2022-05-24 7:29:11 PM  

Social Justice Warlock: Bootleg: Endangered species would proliferate

Not necessarily, because

Livestock would be released into the wild

Not all the endangered species are currently being kept down by human activity.

While I agree that some endangered species would simply go extinct (just like some domesticated species wouldn't revert to their wild form and would also go extinct)...

I'm interested in an example of an endangered species not "being kept down" by human activity.

Like some aren't "hunted" down by humans, but they're still endangered because of human activities (or the impact of human activities), no?


I was thinking more "impact of human activities" in the form of "We introduced an invasive species that's out-competing one species/part of the species food chain". In those cases, it's usually our active attempts at conservation that's keeping the species from being extinct. Like these.
 
2022-05-24 8:02:39 PM  

Bootleg: Social Justice Warlock: Bootleg: Endangered species would proliferate

Not necessarily, because

Livestock would be released into the wild

Not all the endangered species are currently being kept down by human activity.

While I agree that some endangered species would simply go extinct (just like some domesticated species wouldn't revert to their wild form and would also go extinct)...

I'm interested in an example of an endangered species not "being kept down" by human activity.

Like some aren't "hunted" down by humans, but they're still endangered because of human activities (or the impact of human activities), no?

I was thinking more "impact of human activities" in the form of "We introduced an invasive species that's out-competing one species/part of the species food chain". In those cases, it's usually our active attempts at conservation that's keeping the species from being extinct. Like these.


Okay, sure. And yes, with the long lasting fires, the effects of climate change (some of which m, even without humans, will last a while), the death toll of cats in places where they've been introduced by us, several endangered species won't make it.
 
2022-05-24 10:13:21 PM  
Speaking as a fellow human... who cares?
 
2022-05-25 12:00:25 AM  
When, subby, not if.
 
2022-05-25 12:59:39 PM  
In the long run, the difference would be negligible.
 
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