This image also pairs well with Grossman's discussion of _The World Without Us_.

This image also pairs well with Grossman’s discussion of _The World Without Us_.


In “Apocalypse New,” Lev Grossman talks about humans’ contribution to the apocalypse.  He points to books like Alan Weisman’s The World Without Uswhich discusses how the world can—and will-—rebound after humans disappear. However, even as we fantasize about a return to Eden, Grossman points out that we (rightly) fear the end of the world.  Emalie found a picture that perfectly sums up humans’ environmental impact as well as our fears about human extinction.  Thanks for sharing, Emalie!


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