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Title: when the bird flu hits................
Post by: the_other_andy on May 20, 2008, 05:32:07 PM
and all humans die off, what will the world be like in

1 year?
10 years?
100 years?

saw this somewhere and it made me think................. for at least 3 minutes.
Title: Re: when the bird flu hits................
Post by: emack on May 21, 2008, 07:26:47 AM
I don't think humans will die... things will just be a little different that's all...
Title: Re: when the bird flu hits................
Post by: epoch on May 21, 2008, 08:39:20 AM
Let's consider some facts here:

The world's population is just over 6.6 billion (6,600,000,000) people.

To date there have been 170 deaths associated with Avian Bird Flu (WHO designator H5N1) mostly in Vietnam and Indonesia, based on WHO figures..

That means I have a 1:38,823,529.411 chance of catching and dieing from H5N1.


I'm not worried.

Look at where the populations are the most dense:
(http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/images/final-images/g-gpw-population-map.gif)

What do you think?
Title: Re: when the bird flu hits................
Post by: the_other_andy on May 21, 2008, 12:30:37 PM
I think the question was more intent on what would the earth be like if humans were no longer around rather than what we all may or maynot die from.

example

1 year.... All chalk finally washes off Thin Air
10 years.... Hornets nest the size of a haul bag on Thin Air belay ledge
100 years.... Lichen completly covers Thin Air. George scrubs off lichen and renames it. ;)

Title: Re: when the bird flu hits................
Post by: epoch on May 21, 2008, 08:31:22 PM
Have you seen any of the various blog and picture sites about Chernobyl (http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/04/01/couricandco/entry3986332.shtml)?

It's enough to think about what would really happen if the places we know and love were to become abandoned.

more (http://abandonedchernobyl.ytmnd.com/)


Title: Re: when the bird flu hits................
Post by: T_Moon on May 26, 2008, 07:52:05 PM
That's a pretty spooky slide show, what with all of the abandoned dolls next to abandoned gas masks...  Definitely has an apocalyptic feel.
Title: Re: when the bird flu hits................
Post by: triguy on May 27, 2008, 04:33:00 PM
There has been a great show on Discovery HD Theater about this topic. What would the world look like if every human disapeared instantly at the same time? Amazing how quickly mother nature would reclaim and erase human evidence. If you can find it On Demand it is worth the hour.