Think COVID 19, think Corona Virus
Don’t worry I am not at all suggesting that if COVID 19 kills every human being on this earth what will happen.
I am going to talk about some thought experiments and how they are being validated these days.
Let me give you a bit of background first.
While surfing YouTube (yes, I do that), I came across something called “Thought Experiments”. In simple language, it means that you imagine something happening and then using your understanding of Science try to imagine what will happen. Well, it’s not exactly science (theoretical or experimental) but it’s not exactly science fiction either. It kind of sits in-between.
The thought experiments were as follows “What if Human Beings suddenly disappeared from this earth? Suddenly, as in, at the snap of a finger.
It’s a very interesting premise and a very intriguing one.
According to these experiments, the following will happen all over the world:
· In a few hours power will go off
· In a few months and years, grass and other forest elements will start appearing in the cities. Buildings and every other thing that we have built with cement concrete will start to collapse
· Animals will start taking over what were our cities
· Sea will start teeming with fishes, whales and other sea creatures which humans had forced into disappearance
· In a few decades, cities would have completely disappeared, forests would have appeared everywhere, animals and other endangered species would have made a comeback
· Levels of CO2 would have reduced back to the normal, ozone layer would have replenished itself
· Air and Water pollution would have disappeared.
· Rivers would again start carrying nutrients; Air would be clean and invigorating.
· In not more than 1000 years or so no evidence will be left that there ever was a species called “Humans” ever existed.
· The EARTH and MOTHER NATURE would have HEALED itself completely.
Phew, scary or exhilarating…..it will depend on your perspective.
I leave you with your feelings…
Now, since, I had mentioned above this has nothing to do with Corona Virus, why I am telling you this.
Simple, picture this…due to this virus most of the world is under lockdown. In other words, most of the humans have been instructed to stay inside their homes to the extent possible. It is expected to contain the spread of the Virus.
What has it done, it has made the “Humans suddenly disappear from this world” of course, not literally, they have been contained in their homes and more importantly not going out and doing the activities they would normally do.
Streets are empty, offices are closed, shops are closed, restaurants and hotels are closed, no tourism, no flights, no nothing.
What is the result? Let me share some things from where I live, I am sure if you try to find out you will find similar patterns in your location also:
1. Pollution levels are down from the “usual” of 300+ AQI, to the new “usual” of 50 to 75 AQI.
2. Weather, which used to hot, humid and dirty, is now mild summer, dry and clean air.
3. By this time the flowers in the garden used to dry out, this year, they are still just about beginning to dry out
4. Our major rivers which had become heavily polluted have suddenly, in just 1 month, are beginning to have clear shining water (not fully clean yet but moving in the right direction).
5. We never used to hear Birds chirping on trees, now they are chirping and making lovely sounds throughout the day…
The world is beginning to heal itself.
It is once again (leaving aside the Corona scare) beginning to get back to where it was before Humans first appeared on the earth and specifically before the industrial era.
And this has happened in just one month of Humans “disappearing”.
Some of the things may have happened even faster than what was predicted in the thought experiments.
Why I am sharing this with you?
Simple, we still have time.
No one is stronger than Mother Nature.
When a mother sees that its Children are not going in the right direction, it shows them the consequences of their actions and cautions them.
Mother Earth or Nature as some would like to call it, have shown its Children (Humans) a small teaser, behave and you still have time. You will get all the riches of life back to you.
Become selfish as an individual, as a nation, as a block of nation and see what will happen to you.
Have you noticed, despite all the efforts of our best doctors, scientists and so on, we are struggling to control this virus.
Imagine if this virus was more virulent, could kill people in days, had a mortality rate of 50 % plus what will happen.
Some people talk about saving the earth, let’s be clear, nothing will happen to Earth.
Earth will continue to what it is. As these thought experiments and COVID 19 pandemic has shown, Earth will become even more beautiful and serene.
This beautiful blue planet, Human’s only known and possible habitat will get back its forests, greenery, clean air, the ozone layer, clear nice fresh water…..with only one difference…
There will be no Humans, only all other species…
Do you want that to happen?
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