The World Without Humans

The World Without Humans

Have you ever wondered what would happen if, one day, all human beings were suddenly wiped from the face of the Earth?

This article is quite a review material for advanced Chinese students. It covers vocabularies from multivarious topics, such as "environmental damage", "nuclear", "animals", and "construction". It is very normal for you to absorb new vocabularies from reading this article.


我们地球人类在地球之上可以说已经统治超过了几十万年,不过人类对地球的负面影响远远大于正面。地球生物的灭绝危机,全球变暖,空气污染,海洋污染,和乱砍滥伐,都损坏了地球。所以很多人提出,如果我们人类突然从地球上全部消失,地球会变成什么样呢?


很多人会想地球将慢慢地退化成为原始的样子,就好像我们人类从来没有出现过。我们人类存在地球之上的痕迹都会被慢慢地抹去。


一旦我们人类突然从地球上全部消失,之前靠人类控制的各种高科技,包括核反应堆之类的,肯定会爆炸。目前的地球之上已经有400多个核反应堆。核反应堆将一个接一个由于过热而燃烧、熔化,甚至爆炸。爆炸将产生核泄漏灾难;大量放射性物质将会被释放到空气、河流和海洋中。不过在这个污染发生之后,我们地球上的生态环境会慢慢变好,海洋空气河流也会慢慢得变干净。


在很短时间内,大自然将会重新获得对地球的控制权。猛兽数目也会爆增。不过,一些依赖人类生存的动物,比如母牛,绵羊,将会遭受苦难。这也包括微生物,病毒等。爱滋病毒也将从地球上绝迹。


因为没有人类的管理,各种之前建筑的混凝土楼房,都将被变成荒芜。金属建筑、桥梁和塔会由于腐蚀而开始倒塌。许多城市的建筑都将在20年内坍塌,墙壁会出现裂缝,屋顶瓦片也会脱落。公路也会失去原来的作用变成原始的草原。


塑料袋呢?现在塑料袋可以被称之为是我们人类所有发明之中最具毁灭性的一种发明。这些塑料袋可能在1万多年都不会在地球上彻底的消失,因为这种化学物质很难被分解,或许在未来的10万年之后也还会发现这些塑料袋的痕迹。


1万年后,我们现在的建筑或许已经失去了该有的痕迹,但是我们用石头制造的东西:金字塔、长城等,或许还会完好地保存。除了这些之外,我们人类在地球之上的活动记录将被全部的抹掉,仿佛是没有来过这个星球一般,这听起来确实让人感觉可悲。



我們地球人類在地球之上可以說已經統治超過了幾十萬年,不過人類對地球的負面影響遠遠大於正面。地球生物的滅絕危機,全球變暖,空氣污染,海洋污染,和亂砍濫伐,都損壞了地球。所以很多人提出,如果我們人類突然從地球上全部消失,地球會變成什麼樣呢?


很多人會想地球將慢慢地退化成為原始的樣子,就好像我們人類從來沒有出現過。我們人類存在地球之上的痕跡都會被慢慢地抹去。


一旦我們人類突然從地球上全部消失,之前靠人類控制的各種高科技,包括核反應堆之類的,肯定會爆炸。目前的地球之上已經有400多個核反應堆。核反應堆將一個接一個由於過熱而燃燒、熔化,甚至爆炸。爆炸將產生核泄漏災難;大量放射性物質將會被釋放到空氣、河流和海洋中。不過在這個污染髮生之後,我們地球上的生態環境會慢慢變好,海洋空氣河流也會慢慢得變乾淨。


在很短時間內,大自然將會重新獲得對地球的控制權。猛獸數目也會爆增。不過,一些依賴人類生存的動物,比如母牛,綿羊,將會遭受苦難。這也包括微生物,病毒等。愛滋病毒也將從地球上絕跡。


因為沒有人類的管理,各種之前建築的混凝土樓房,都將被變成荒蕪。金屬建築、橋樑和塔會由於腐蝕而開始倒塌。許多城市的建築都將在20年內坍塌,牆壁會出現裂縫,屋頂瓦片也會脫落。公路也會失去原來的作用變成原始的草原。


塑料袋呢?現在塑料袋可以被稱之為是我們人類所有發明之中最具毀滅性的一種發明。這些塑料袋可能在1萬多年都不會在地球上徹底的消失,因為這種化學物質很難被分解,或許在未來的10萬年之後也還會發現這些塑料袋的痕跡。


1萬年後,我們現在的建築或許已經失去了該有的痕跡,但是我們用石頭製造的東西:金字塔、長城等,或許還會完好地保存。除了這些之外,我們人類在地球之上的活動記錄將被全部的抹掉,仿佛是沒有來過這個星球一般,這聽起來確實讓人感覺可悲。



English translation:

It can be said that human beings have ruled the earth for over hundreds of thousands of years, but the negative impact of humans on the Earth is far greater than the positive. The extinction crisis of earth creatures, global warming, air pollution, marine pollution, and deforestation have damaged the Earth. So many people have raised the question, if we suddenly disappear from the earth, what will the earth be like?

Many people will think that the earth will slowly return to its original appearance, just as we humans have never appeared before. The traces of our human existence above the earth will be slowly erased.

Once our humans suddenly disappeared from the earth, the various high-tech technologies that were previously controlled by humans, including nuclear reactors, will certainly explode. There are already more than 400 nuclear reactors on the earth. Nuclear reactors will burn, melt, and even explode one by one due to overheating. The explosion will create a nuclear leakage disaster; large amounts of radioactive material will be released into the air, rivers, and oceans. However, after this pollution occurs, the ecological environment on our planet will gradually become better, and the ocean air river will gradually become clean.

In a very short time, nature will regain control of the earth. The number of wild animals will also increase. However, some animals that depend on human survival, such as cows and sheep, will suffer. This also includes microorganisms, viruses, and the like. The HIV virus will also disappear from the earth.

Because there is no human management, all the concrete buildings we built will turn into lying waste. Metal buildings, bridges and towers begin to collapse due to corrosion. Buildings in many cities will collapse in 20 years, cracks will appear on the walls, and roof tiles will fall off. The roads will also lose its original function and turn into the former grassland.

What about plastic bags? Plastic bags can now be called the most devastating invention of all our human inventions. These plastic bags may not completely disappear on the earth for more than 10,000 years, because the chemical is difficult to be decomposed, and the traces of these plastic bags may still be found in the next 100,000 years.

After 10,000 years, our current building may have lost its traces, but the things we made with stone: The Pyramids, The Great Wall, etc., may still be preserved intact. Other than that, our human activity record on the earth will be completely erased, as if we have not been to the planet, which sounds really sad.


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