Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 12 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Life After People: Tonight (1/21) on The History Channel

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   12 comments
Message Sandy Sand

Even the science and history channels feel the need to speculate and find ways to scare the crap out of us.  Well, the cable news shows do it all the time, why not the science and history channels, too?

I'm really looking forward to this one. If for no other reason than watching the fantastic graphics depicting plants taking over the world, creeping up the sides of skyscrapers and ultimately crumbling all of our mighty edifices like so many sandcastles.

Think I'm making that up; not!  It's all in the promos.

We do know that jungles have gobbled up ancient cities in Mexico, India and South America, so why not English ivy rooting out the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Wrigley Field, the Empire State Building, or Los Angeles' City Hall.

Appropriately, the two-hour epic focusing on what the Earth will look like when all the people have gone the way of the dinosaur, will follow an hour of end-days Mayan prophecies, which predicts the final days of life as we know it to occur on December 21, 2012.

For two hours last night Nostradamus said pretty much the same thing, but they could have done it in about 15 minutes, but then that wouldn't be any fun, now would it?

As we get closer to 2012 we can expect a lot of these types of programs.

I have a money-saving tip for the History Channel people.  String together all the old computer-generated footage of "life before people" when dinos ruled, and show that with new voice-overs. 

Earth's geology has changes many times over the millennia.  It's been estimated that the planet has gone from all ocean, to a single Pangaea-type continent to multiple continents that are constantly on the move at least five times.

Before a land bridge connected North and South American the Sahara was a lush tropical paradise, because there was no land mass to stop the ocean currents.

Both poles were tropical paradises, not magnificent frozen glacial wonders.  An inland sea covered the United States from the Grand Canyon almost to the west coast.

Not to worry if you miss it.  Like the planet, these shows have a way of recycling themselves, too, and we can always catch the reruns...

That is if we're still around to see them... 

Rate It | View Ratings

Sandy Sand Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

There are Only Three Qualifications to be President, Technically

Mystery: The Case of the Lost Schlossberg and the Found Clinton

Opinion: Distinguishing the Difference Between a News Story and an Editorial

Who's On First and Vin Scully Got to Call It

Omigawd! Barack Obama Sparkled on "60 Minutes" Interview

A Call to Arms Against the Mormon Church. End Its Tax-exempt Status Now!

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend