What would happen to the Earth if humans became extinct?
Humans have a huge -- not always good -- impact on this planet
October 1, 2014 7:50PM (UTC)
What would happen to Earth if all humans died? BBC Worldwide's "Earth Unplugged" made a video attempting to answer this hypothetical question.
It looks into what would happen to everything from domesticated animals and plants, parasites that feed on humans, to man-made objects like cities, subways and damns.
This video inadvertently demonstrates the overwhelming environmental impact humans have on Earth, and why we must help lessen the negative effects. Watch below:
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