Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Life After People

This is one of the best documentaries ever produced.

A realistic, in depth, scientifically-informed look at how the natural world would react to our species extinguishing ourselves.

The Chernobyl disaster is cited as an example of how nature replenishes itself in an area where humans no longer have an influence.  It was a powerful reminder of how nature will always prevail.  In every instance of this film, it does precisely that - and from day one.

The idea that I am so utterly and wholly insignificant is a refreshing, humbling, and completely necessary thought in this day and age when we humans have become ever so convinced that we are the superior species.  We most certainly have never been, and never will be.  The planet existed for billions of years before us, and it will exist for billions of years after us.

This film leaves me feeling encouraged, and with pure unadulterated joy.

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