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The post-human planet Earth

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Alan Weisman
October 12, 2007
The old saying goes "it's not the end of the world," but what if it was? If a natural or man-made disaster wiped out the human race, would the Earth be better off without us? Or would it miss us? In his bestselling book "The World Without Us," journalist Alan Weisman paints a picture of a world without people. Weisman asked scientists, engineers and religious leaders what would happen to a post-human planet Earth, and he explained his findings in an Oct. 8 speech in Minneapolis.