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What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared? - Dan Kwartler


25,401 Questions Answered

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Human beings are everywhere. With settlements on every continent, we can be found in the most isolated corners of Earth’s jungles, oceans and tundras. Our impact is so profound, most scientists believe humanity has left a permanent mark on Earth’s geological record. So what would happen if suddenly, every human on Earth disappeared? Dan Kwartler investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dan Kwartler
  • Director Hernando Bahamon
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Jung Ho Chang
  • Art Director Andrés Landazábal
  • Animator Stephanie Chewy
  • Compositor Jorge Jaramillo
  • Composer Manuel Borda
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Brian Gutierrez

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