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Subject: Earth Without People Date: 7/9/2007 4:35 PM
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There is a fascinating article in this month's online Scientific American that I thought a few of ya'll would find interesting. It's entitled "Earth Without People." What would would happen if all the people suddenly vanished? Anyway, I'm in the process of reading it right now. - Art

Here's a taste:

An Earth Without People
A new way to examine humanity's impact on the environment is to consider how the world would fare if all the people disappeared
By Steve Mirsky

Editors' Introduction
It's a common fantasy to imagine that you're the last person left alive on earth. But what if all human beings were suddenly whisked off the planet? That premise is the starting point for The World without Us, a new book by science writer Alan Weisman, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Arizona. In this extended thought experiment, Weisman does not specify exactly what finishes off Homo sapiens; instead he simply assumes the abrupt disappearance of our species and projects the sequence of events that would most likely occur in the years, decades and centuries afterward.


full article can be devoured @:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleId=2691D716-E7F2-99DF-38F54EF6075AAB4D&chanId=sa013&modsrc=most_popular
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