27 May '11, 7am

Our pernicious influence outlasting us: landfills leaking toxic goo, untended nuclear reactors irradiating wildlife.

Our pernicious influence outlasting us: landfills leaking toxic goo, untended nuclear reactors irradiating wildlife.

More from OnEarth From the Mag : Apocalyptic, But Fun More from NRDC Issues: Groups Galvanize Support for Federal Coal Ash Regulations Kaid Benfield’s Blog: This week's sign of the apocalypse Rob Perks’s Blog: Mountaintop Mining Movies Not long ago, I was asked to stand before a camera at Niagara Falls and speculate about what might happen there if humans suddenly vanished from the earth. The occasion was the History Channel show called Life After People , which uses spectacular computer graphics to show how the world would go to pieces -- awesomely -- if we up and disappeared. I hadn't seen the show, but when the producer called I got the point at once. "Oh, yeah, the post-human sublime," I told him. "That meme is everywhere." I didn't know the half of it. Life After People , I was told, is one of the most popular shows on the History Channel, along with Ice Road Truckers...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/article/after-were-gone

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