The end of the world is a scary concept, right? We tend to equate the possibility of the end of the human race with the end of the world in general, but the truth is that when humanity dies out, Earth will keep on chugging along without us.

It’s fun (and kind of freaky) to imagine what would happen to the planet if humans suddenly disappeared. Thanks to good ol’ science and a little help from the folks over at Mind Warehouse, we can now imagine what would happen to Mother Earth if she ever had to go on without us.

Within the first few hours of humanity’s disappearance, most of the lights on Earth would turn off due to global power plant failure. Hydroelectric power, however, would still run without the help of humans.

Within the first few hours of humanity's disappearance, most of the lights on Earth would turn off due to global power plant failure. Hydroelectric power, however, would still run without the help of humans.