I always wondered what the Earth would look like if humans suddenly stopped existing. This thought has always intrigued me. As I sat looking out my window at the valley I live in, I wonder what would it look like if we all disappeared? Would there be a lot more trees? Would the Great Salt Lake and other lakes become bigger? These and other questions I think about. For now, this topic cannot be researched. Scientists now can only use logic from what they know about how objects/living organisms, interact with other objects/living organisms (oxygen and metal, plants and houses) and how long things will take to decompose and/or be destroyed.
From this article by the Discover Magazine, they predict that bridges in New York will last for at least 100 years before the bolts are broken down. And animals like bears and coyotes will go down to the city. And they also made a timeline what will happen in New York over the years. The article is a pretty interesting read.Tags: humans Nature
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