What Earth Would Be Like if Humans Had Never Existed

It's one of those things you've probably idly wondered but never really lent masses of thought: what the hell would the planet be like if humans had never existed? Fortunately, this video tries to explain.

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It's hard enough to imagine what the world was like before humans, let alone how it may've turned out if we'd never appeared. But New Scientist decided to "rewind time, erase our ancestors, and hit play"—and this is the result. I won't ruin the surprise: watch it and find out for yourself. [New Scientist]

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Blubya
Blubya

This video is the earth history equivalent of that TED talk where the old guy teaches us how to save paper by cutting paper towels in half. At some point Gizmodo is going to have to pick the age group it is after and stick to it. This video is for the seven year olds.