History Series / Aftermath

2nd Apr '16 2:39:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: In the last segment, 40 years after the oil disappeared, rechargeable electric batteries have become commonplace especially for vehicles. A news clip discusses the approach of 'peak lithium' in a few years when the world's lithium supplies are no longer commercially viable...meaning the scenario is likely to repeat itself.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler: In the last segment, 40 years after the oil disappeared, rechargeable electric batteries have become commonplace especially for vehicles. A news clip discusses the approach of 'peak lithium' in a few years when the world's lithium supplies are no longer commercially viable...meaning the scenario is likely to repeat itself.]]
2nd Apr '16 2:28:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* MegaCity: Most of the population of North America becomes concentrated around the Great Lakes after a drought-induced mass migration. A massive mega city surrounds the lakes.
30th Mar '16 8:28:57 PM Theriocephalus
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Humans as a species, have existed for a relatively short time in Earth's history and are still relatively young compared to certain other species. Yet of all species that have walked the earth, humans are unique in that we are the only species known to have created lasting structures and buildings and to have hed a lastingly massive impact on the earth's ecology. However, on June 13th of an unspecified year, all humans have vanished without a trace for no explicable reason. Population Zero then details what has happened to the artifacts that humans have left behind after the long years without usage or maintenance, as well as what happens to the earth's ecology after humans have been removed from the equation.

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Humans Humans, as a species, have existed for a relatively short time in Earth's history and are still relatively young compared to certain other species. Yet of all species that have walked the earth, humans are unique in that we are the only species known to have created lasting structures and buildings and to have hed a lastingly massive impact on the earth's ecology. However, on June 13th of an unspecified year, all humans have vanished without a trace for no explicable reason. Population Zero then details what has happened to the artifacts that humans have left behind after the long years without usage or maintenance, as well as what happens to the earth's ecology after humans have been removed from the equation.



* CosmicHorrorStory: After humanity disappears, most signs of its civilization disappear within a few centuries time, the remainder after the next ice age. Other lifeforms move on and adapt. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, the universe three times that length of time; humanity's whole existence was just the blink of an eye.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: After humanity disappears, most signs of its civilization disappear within a few centuries time, the remainder after the next ice age. Other lifeforms move on and adapt. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, the universe three times that length of time; that; humanity's whole existence was just the blink of an eye.
23rd Mar '16 4:25:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* DaysOfFuturePast: Eventually, people start growing their own food and keeping livestock as people usually did prior to the 20th century. While there is technology that fills in the gap left bu the absence of oil, it's prohibitively expensive and only shows up in a few upper-class enclaves.

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* DaysOfFuturePast: Eventually, people start growing their own food and keeping livestock as people usually did prior to the 20th century. While there is technology that fills in the gap left bu by the absence of oil, it's prohibitively expensive and only shows up in a few upper-class enclaves.
16th Jan '16 3:17:08 PM Morgenthaler
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Aftermath: Population Zero was produced in Canada, but premiered on the Creator/NationalGeographicChannel. Its titular premise is a hypothetical scenario of what would happen if [[HumanitysWake all humans suddenly vanished without a trace]]. Eventually, more follow-up episodes were produced based on the same concept of coming up with a hypothetical scenario, doing copious research into what exactly that change to the status quo would impact, and then filming an episode the occurrence of the scenario as well as its aftermath.

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Population Zero Zero'' was produced in Canada, but premiered on the Creator/NationalGeographicChannel. Its titular premise is a hypothetical scenario of what would happen if [[HumanitysWake all humans suddenly vanished without a trace]]. Eventually, more follow-up episodes were produced based on the same concept of coming up with a hypothetical scenario, doing copious research into what exactly that change to the status quo would impact, and then filming an episode the occurrence of the scenario as well as its aftermath.
16th Jan '16 10:14:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* MonumentalDamage: Famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty begin to degrade from unadressed rust decay and erosion after about a century. The Eiffel Tower eventually disappears in a new swamp that apears in the Paris metrololitan area, the Statue of Liberty falls apart and its pedestal is ground down by the expanding Ice Age glacier in North America.

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* MonumentalDamage: Famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty begin to degrade from unadressed rust decay and erosion after about a century. The Eiffel Tower eventually disappears in a new swamp that apears in the Paris metrololitan metropolitan area, the Statue of Liberty falls apart and its pedestal is ground down by the expanding Ice Age glacier in North America.
16th Jan '16 10:07:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* EscapedAnimalRampage: All animals have to escape their confines or starve, as humans are no longer there to feed them. This leads to such sights as bush elephants migrating through suburbs and lions desperately trying to catch monkeys hiding out in playgrounds.
16th Jan '16 9:57:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigDamPlot: The Hoover Dam eventually collapses after 200 years, restoring the Colorado river's free access to the sea.
* CosmicHorrorStory: After humanity disappears, most signs of its civilization disappear within a few centuries time, the remainder after the next ice age. Other lifeforms move on and adapt. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, the universe three times that length of time; humanity's whole existence was just the blink of an eye.
* GoingCritical: Because the presently active nuclear power plants across the globe are no longer being manned after humanity's disappearance, it's only a matter of time before they go into nuclear meltdown. Whole regions are turned into death zones for decades to come for any animals trying to survive.


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* MonumentalDamage: Famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty begin to degrade from unadressed rust decay and erosion after about a century. The Eiffel Tower eventually disappears in a new swamp that apears in the Paris metrololitan area, the Statue of Liberty falls apart and its pedestal is ground down by the expanding Ice Age glacier in North America.
16th Jan '16 9:37:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* LuddWasRight: As social infrastructure collapses, it turns out that the old-fashioned way is the best way. Those who grow their own food and keep livestock, as well as doing other things that aren't mentioned the old-fashioned way, make it through the crisis. Even 40 years after the oil supplies ran out and humanity has adapted to this new fact of life, society is still agrarian, growing their food locally and growing only what they need.

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* LuddWasRight: As social infrastructure collapses, it turns out that the old-fashioned way is the best way. Those who grow their own food and keep livestock, as well as doing other things that aren't mentioned the old-fashioned way, make it through the crisis. Even 40 years after the oil supplies ran out and humanity has adapted to this new fact of life, society is still agrarian, growing their food locally and growing only what they need.need.

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29th Apr '15 11:35:19 AM Snarf
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* DaysOfFuturePast: Eventually, people start growing their own food and keeping livestock as people usually did prior to the 20th century. While there is technology that fills in the gap left bu the absence of oil, it's prohibitively expensive and only shows up in a few upper-class enclaves.

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* CozyCatastrophe: For some countries, such as Brazil, which were working towards conversion to biofuel at the time. [[FridgeLogic Why more technologically advanced countries such as the United States don't start a crash biofuel project is left unanswered]], especially since the US military had such a program in development for years at the time the show was aired precisely to address the PostPeakOil scenario.
* DaysOfFuturePast: Eventually, people start growing their own food and keeping livestock as people usually did prior to the 20th century. While there is technology that fills in the gap left bu the absence of oil, it's prohibitively expensive and only shows up in a few upper-class enclaves. enclaves.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: In the last segment, 40 years after the oil disappeared, rechargeable electric batteries have become commonplace especially for vehicles. A news clip discusses the approach of 'peak lithium' in a few years when the world's lithium supplies are no longer commercially viable...meaning the scenario is likely to repeat itself.]]
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