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Inspiration for the new TV series?
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The History Channel’s new series “Life After People,” which premieres tonight, could become a new rallying point for today’s environmentalists.
Set in a world after the human race has become extinct, it details how the things that people built will gradually turn to dust. From the History Channel’s website:
In every episode, viewers will witness the epic destruction of iconic structures and buildings, from the Sears Tower, Astrodome, and Chrysler Building to the Sistine Chapel - - allowing viewers to learn how they were built and why they were so significant. Big Ben will stop ticking within days; the International Space Station will plummet to earth within a few short years, while historic objects, like the Declaration of Independence and the mummified remains of King Tutankhamen will remain for decades.
The series will also explore the creatures that might take our place. With humans gone, animals will inherit the places where we once lived. Elephants that escape from the LA zoo will thrive in a region once dominated by their ancestors, the wooly mammoth. Alligators will move into sub-tropical cities like Houston feeding off household pets. Tens of thousands of hogs, domesticated for food, will flourish. In a world without people, new stories of predators, survival and evolution will emerge.
Humans won’t be around forever, and now we can see in detail, for the very first time, the world that will be left behind in Life After People: The Series.
There’s no reason the green movement shouldn’t embrace this death-affirming TV series.
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H/T to National Review Online