A Fragile Ecosystem

Yet another day of learning new things.  Today, an article in Scientific American really struck me.  It was an interview with Alan Weisman, who’s new book projects what could very well happen if we all were just gone(nothing doomsdayish, simply just removal of the human element).  Three of these “future” events amazed me.

 1. Most of our power facilities have automatic shut downs if no-body’s around.  No power and things start going bad.  Very quickly.

2. If all polluting stopped right now, it would take 100,000 years to get back to preindustrial carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

3. Bronze.  If you must be immortalized, and if you have the means, I highly recommend it.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: