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Aftermath: Population Zero


Imagine if, one minute from now, every single person on Earth disappeared. All seven billion of us. What would happen to the world without humans? How long would it be before our nuclear power plants erupted, skyscrapers crumbled, and satellites dropped from the sky? What would become of the household pets and farm animals? And could an ecosystem plagued with years of pollution ever recover?

In this interactive, explore a world you will never see—a world without people. Advance time to see buildings fall and nature rise. You are in control. Experience the Aftermath.