06 October 2007

The World Without Us

Read a wonderful, interesting non-fiction called The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. It is about what would happen to the Earth if everyone just disappeared. Not died in some disease epidemic, or meteor collision, or slowly over time due to environment changes, but if we were just gone. It was really incredible. It is a true call-to-arms for the environment because the chapters about how long and in what ways our trash and plastic will be around were horrendous. The most interesting ones i think were the chapters on what would happen to the petrochemical plants in south Texas and to the nuclear plants throughout the world. To sum those up: very bad things. But he also discusses more hopeful things, like the ways the land, animals and flora would all recover from our presence and the places where it is even occurring now, like in New England.

currently: getting ready for Florida-LSU.

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