What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? This isn’t the story of how we might vanish – it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind. Building off the success of HISTORY’s two-hour special Life After People, this ten part series continues the exploration of a world wiped clean of humanity, in even more vivid detail. Just like the special, each episode will use cinematic CGI to reveal – in scientific detail – the fate of every aspect of the man-made world. What happens to the millions of animals that supply our food? The chemicals stored in industrial complexes? Which animals take over subways? Do satellites fall to earth? When does Mt. Rushmore wither away? Every episode will unfold in the hours, days, months and years after people disappear and will combine three to four different kinds of stories, from animal outbreaks to structural collapses, building to a unique visual finale. Welcome to Earth, population zero.
Episode Five - The Invaders
Aired: 19 May 2009
In a life after people, Earth is invaded by predatory forces: Pythons, once exotic pets, now battle native alligators for control of the Everglades, invasive plants strip oxygen from lakes and rivers, and the desert invades Phoenix with enormous sandstorms. Meanwhile, Shanghai sinks under the weight of its empty skyscrapers, while Miami Beach battles the forces of the Atlantic Ocean.
Run Time: 44mn 17s
Overall Bitrate: 1,108 Kbps