"Imagine the immediate consequences: wrecks from driverless cars and planes; saucepans boiling over; startled dogs dragging their leashes down deserted streets."
"Without electricity, gas tanks are not kept cold; gases such as chlorine and natural gas heat up and escape the tanks into the air. Animals die from the freed chlorine fumes, and the natural gas causes explosions and uncontrollable fires."
"Over the next fifteen years, the roads get overgrown and cracked. Yards and gardens grow wild, and some animals make their homes in urban areas."