This is what will happen if Earth is left without oxygen for just 5 seconds
Oxygen is one of the most important aspects of life which we take for granted. Without oxygen there would be no life on earth, we could well be another Venus or Jupiter, an obscure barren planet devoid of life orbiting the solar system. Can you even contemplate a scenario without oxygen on earth?
Perhaps if the entire human race was made aware of the precious resource called oxygen and what would happen if Earth was without it, then there may be a heightened awareness of eco preservation. Check out these facts of an earth without oxygen for 5 seconds. The results are truly scary.
1 No beach and no Sand
You can forget about beaches, sand and water. In fact being present in such areas would result in horrible sunburns.
2 No protection against UV light
People would have to stay indoors as there would be no protection against UV light. Oxygen provides molecular protection against ultraviolet rays of the sun.
3 Total Darkness
The sky during the day would get very dark because of the absence of particles to bounce light.
4 Metals fused with each other
Untreated metals would instantly weld to one another. Oxidation prevents metals fusing with each other. IN a Vacuum metals weld without intermediate liquid phase.
5 Buildings would disintegrate
Buildings made from concrete would immediately start to crumble
6 Hydrogen in water would expand
Water is only 1/3rd oxygen. When that disappears, hydrogen would convert into gas and expand.
7 The earth’s crust would crumble
Oxygen makes up 45% of the earth’s crusts holding it together. If it loses oxygen, the earth’s crust would the start to crumble.
8 Your Inner ear would explode
21% of pressure would reduce instantly resulting in an explosion of the inner ear
9 Oceans would evaporate
Because of the resulting hydrogen, oceans would suddenly start evaporating into space because Hydrogen would be free to travel to the troposphere and then into space.
10 Now what would happen if the oxygen content was doubled?
If you’re already dismayed and shocked at the thought of not being able to breathe precious oxygen, then imagine if the scenario was changed and if oxygen content instead was doubled in the atmosphere. This is what would happen.
11 Paper planes would fly farther
The increase of oxygen would propel paper planes to fly further.
12 Increased gas mileage
Now wouldn’t this be fantastic for preservation of resources. All automobiles would benefit with extra mileage. That means a reduced consumption of fuel.
13 An increased sense of euphoria
We would all suddenly experience a sudden surge of well being and happiness.
14 Increased brain function
The extra oxygen to organs of the body would suddenly improve cognitive function, physical alertness and a sudden heightened sense of awareness.
15 Bad news, giant insects!
The size of an insect is determined by its oxygen content in its body. An increase of oxygen would mean larger insects twice their size.
16 The universe needs to be in perfect balance
Well you just have to take the bad with the good. An earth without oxygen for 5 seconds is bad and though an increase in oxygen would be beneficial for humans, it would also be equally beneficial for all living organisms too. That is also a bad scenario which is why the universe is in perfect balance.