That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

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  • Published: 23 May 2018
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    At the beginning of the Triassic Period, with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world is hot, flat, and very, very dry. But then 234 million years ago, the climate suddenly changed for the wetter.

    Thanks as always to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us to use his wonderful paleoart: spinops.blogspot.com/

    Thanks to Franz Anthony, Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for their illustrations. You can find more of their work here:
    Julio Lacerda: 252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda
    Franz Anthony: 252mya.com/gallery/franz-anthony

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Comments • 6 049

  • FIVE 6 MAFIA
    FIVE 6 MAFIA  4 hours back

    Is this a video about Seattle? Or Portland?

    • Alecia_Always
      Alecia_Always  10 hours back

      Wow looks like this was the true flood

      • kuskav
        kuskav  16 hours back

        title sounds like an isekai anime

        • V E
          V E  19 hours back

          Can't rain all the time

          • Brandon Caleb
            Brandon Caleb  20 hours back

            imegine if that hapened today

            no shool *yay*

            • untrepid two
              untrepid two  24 hours back

              I was there for all that rain. it was very depressing like Vancouver.

              • Brandon Botchlet
                Brandon Botchlet  1 days back

                Or could it be cause by one bug flood? Lol

                • Airosmith Redila
                  Airosmith Redila  1 days back

                  If this happen again there will be no more polution

                  • bossofdeath Bossofdof
                    bossofdeath Bossofdof  2 days back

                    Atmosphere: rains for 2 millions years

                    Earth: *BLUBLUBLUBLUBLUBLUUUUUUUUUJJUGHGLAGLAGLAGLAGLA*

                    • c0ntraband_
                      c0ntraband_  2 days back

                      It's still raining in britain

                      • JV Gamer
                        JV Gamer  2 days back

                        Weather update. It's raining.

                        • Hand Made Human
                          Hand Made Human  2 days back

                          Science doesn't want to acknowledge a biblical flood...So they just have a Space Boy say...."It once rained on earth for 2 Million years!"😂

                          • Sherjeel 95
                            Sherjeel 95  2 days back

                            Everything changed when the water nation attacked

                            • casey Ri
                              casey Ri  2 days back

                              Pain was making the rain

                              • Michael Enquist
                                Michael Enquist  2 days back

                                So the whole world was Seattle ...

                                • Andi Garcia
                                  Andi Garcia  2 days back

                                  Za wardo

                                  • H3nru
                                    H3nru  2 days back

                                    We called this period, the Pacific Northwest

                                    • Commanding Judge, Dredd

                                      Gene Kelly goes back in time to perform "Singing in the Rain" again, and again and again and again and again.....

                                      • Circle 25
                                        Circle 25  2 days back

                                        come to england now. raning non stop since the beginning

                                        • Dan Juric
                                          Dan Juric  2 days back

                                          Poor early reptiles.

                                          • A-MEI-zing
                                            A-MEI-zing  2 days back

                                            Oh yeah that time

                                            • anon ymous
                                              anon ymous  2 days back

                                              Please explain how my 2nd husband evolved.

                                              • Edit Name
                                                Edit Name  2 days back

                                                I think life is like a game that some outside entity is watching, like Rat Race. They’ve put different species on different “planets” & they’re all sitting around watching the entertainment and trying to see which species will have the intelligence to figure out what’s going on.

                                                But I’m not sure what happens after that... ha

                                                • Edit Name
                                                  Edit Name  2 days back

                                                  Wait so some of our earliest ancestors lived on this planet in dense rainforests where it rained nonstop and out of the bushes might come a big ole t-rex?!??? 😰😰😰

                                                  • 1000 subs with No videos challenge

                                                    Britain = that time it rained for 10 hours straight cubed

                                                    • Cormac Connolly
                                                      Cormac Connolly  2 days back

                                                      The weather channel would be making big money after a while because it just kept hapenning

                                                      • Debbie Smith
                                                        Debbie Smith  2 days back

                                                        My question is: how do they know???????

                                                        • Armando Alvarez
                                                          Armando Alvarez  2 days back

                                                          I'm getting my car maintenanced, so I'm waiting in the lobby learning about this wet intermezzo

                                                          • Chrollo134
                                                            Chrollo134  2 days back

                                                            I wish California would experience this rn

                                                            • petergorm
                                                              petergorm  2 days back

                                                              Interesting subject. But what's up with the speedy talk? What is the rush? Hard to listen to this.

                                                              • Kev
                                                                Kev  2 days back

                                                                Weather man: yup a short sprinkle ahead

                                                                • Kev
                                                                  Kev  2 days back

                                                                  I always watch this vid when it pops up in my recommended. I don’t know why 😂 I’ve seen it like 5 times already

                                                                  • Meisseli
                                                                    Meisseli  2 days back

                                                                    What's the concept of a supposedly human induced climate change, for I never understood the idea..? The climate changes on it's own like shown here. One volcano erupts and releases more greenhouse gases than the entire humanity to this day. It's out of our control and trying to "slow it" and focusing on air temperature is pointless.

                                                                    • Blues Rock
                                                                      Blues Rock  2 days back

                                                                      Meanwhile we are bitching about 2 day rain 😂😂

                                                                      • Dalia Capellan
                                                                        Dalia Capellan  2 days back

                                                                        "Now that it's raining more than ever" ☔🦕🌧

                                                                        • Dalia Capellan
                                                                          Dalia Capellan  2 days back

                                                                          0:03 Finally I can go swimming!
                                                                          0:07 Never mind

                                                                          • S L
                                                                            S L  3 days back

                                                                            Why do these narrators speak so quickly?

                                                                            • Viktor Ko
                                                                              Viktor Ko  3 days back

                                                                              So there was a great flood?

                                                                              • giacchina
                                                                                giacchina  3 days back

                                                                                “Imagine a ocean warm as a hot tub”


                                                                                Get outta my dreams

                                                                                • Fletcher Castle-Bray
                                                                                  Fletcher Castle-Bray  2 days back

                                                                                  It's called Dubai. Genuinely their ocean is like 30 degrees Celsius in the summer

                                                                                • Big John
                                                                                  Big John  2 days back

                                                                                  giacchina
                                                                                  Where I live the ocean is really warm

                                                                                  It’s disgusting when the air is hot as well

                                                                              • Chad's TV
                                                                                Chad's TV  3 days back

                                                                                Hope this Happens today or soon

                                                                                • Jake Calvert
                                                                                  Jake Calvert  3 days back

                                                                                  Based on the logic in this video....I’m headed to the rainforest to find dinosaurs.

                                                                                  • Demi-Fiend of Time
                                                                                    Demi-Fiend of Time  3 days back

                                                                                    1/3 of death stranding's plot

                                                                                    • Steve Mascella
                                                                                      Steve Mascella  3 days back

                                                                                      Actually, it just rained for forty days.

                                                                                      • //Cassiopeya Plus\\
                                                                                        //Cassiopeya Plus\\  3 days back

                                                                                        *Laughs in Brazillian*

                                                                                        • God
                                                                                          God  3 days back

                                                                                          Oh yea i remember that

                                                                                          • SomeMore
                                                                                            SomeMore  3 days back

                                                                                            Wait what the rain stopped?

                                                                                            • phil hughes
                                                                                              phil hughes  3 days back

                                                                                              Ah, the British summertime...

                                                                                              • Josh Fletcher
                                                                                                Josh Fletcher  3 days back

                                                                                                That time a dinosaur farted for 37.6 minutes in the key of A major