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 • 6 015

  • Debbie Smith
    Debbie Smith  16 minutes back

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

    • Armando Alvarez
      Armando Alvarez  41 minutes back

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

      • Chrollo134
        Chrollo134  2 hours back

        I wish California would experience this rn

        • petergorm
          petergorm  2 hours back

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

          • Kev
            Kev  3 hours back

            Weather man: yup a short sprinkle ahead

            • Kev
              Kev  3 hours 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

              • Steve Magruder
                Steve Magruder  5 hours back

                Could you speak faster, please?

                • sudipto mukherji
                  sudipto mukherji  5 hours back

                  Is it just me wondering is it really the narrator who speaks non-stop too like that 2 million year long rainfall??

                  • Meisseli
                    Meisseli  5 hours 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  6 hours back

                      Meanwhile we are bitching about 2 day rain 😂😂

                      • Dalia Capellan
                        Dalia Capellan  6 hours back

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

                        • Dalia Capellan
                          Dalia Capellan  6 hours back

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

                          • S L
                            S L  13 hours back

                            Why do these narrators speak so quickly?

                            • Viktor Ko
                              Viktor Ko  14 hours back

                              So there was a great flood?

                              • giacchina
                                giacchina  14 hours back

                                “Imagine a ocean warm as a hot tub”


                                Get outta my dreams

                                • Chad's TV
                                  Chad's TV  15 hours back

                                  Hope this Happens today or soon

                                  • Jake Calvert
                                    Jake Calvert  16 hours 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  17 hours back

                                      1/3 of death stranding's plot

                                      • Steve Mascella
                                        Steve Mascella  17 hours back

                                        Actually, it just rained for forty days.

                                        • //Cassiopeya Plus\\
                                          //Cassiopeya Plus\\  18 hours back

                                          *Laughs in Brazillian*

                                          • God
                                            God  18 hours back

                                            Oh yea i remember that

                                            • SomeMore
                                              SomeMore  19 hours back

                                              Wait what the rain stopped?

                                              • phil hughes
                                                phil hughes  19 hours back

                                                Ah, the British summertime...

                                                • Josh Fletcher
                                                  Josh Fletcher  19 hours back

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

                                                  • Sardar Mobeen
                                                    Sardar Mobeen  20 hours back

                                                    2 million years come on man...I know there is 'SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE' but 2 million years wtf...????

                                                    • Ariane Emery
                                                      Ariane Emery  20 hours back

                                                      wow!

                                                      • HeRo_98
                                                        HeRo_98  21 hours back

                                                        6:41 : "carbon back to where it belongs"... -> This dude is biased.

                                                        • Jeromi Critikos
                                                          Jeromi Critikos  22 hours back

                                                          They shoulda capped the carbon emissions. To prevent climate change and all.

                                                          • Shaun Tanger
                                                            Shaun Tanger  22 hours back

                                                            I wanna know have you ever (not) seen the rain.

                                                            • OKEM TV
                                                              OKEM TV  1 days back

                                                              What? Today?

                                                              • Steven Barahona
                                                                Steven Barahona  1 days back

                                                                So the human race was where?

                                                                • Ryan Sams
                                                                  Ryan Sams  1 days back

                                                                  I can relate to this as I once visited Sweden.

                                                                  • Howie 367
                                                                    Howie 367  1 days back

                                                                    Weathering with you ain’t got nuthin on this

                                                                    • Hmangaiha Sonik K K
                                                                      Hmangaiha Sonik K K  1 days back

                                                                      So its 'wet'..and there is high increase in 'woods'?..haha😂😂😂

                                                                      • pepe goeth III
                                                                        pepe goeth III  2 days back

                                                                        Where did the rain come from if the earth was arid prior to said rain?

                                                                        • SoonSleepy
                                                                          SoonSleepy  2 days back

                                                                          Cheeto

                                                                          • King Rama
                                                                            King Rama  2 days back

                                                                            This is what happens when you let dinosaurs use fossil fuels

                                                                            • Arun Rai
                                                                              Arun Rai  2 days back

                                                                              Then that damn Squirrel started chasing acorn 😂

                                                                              • 9,999,999,999 views
                                                                                9,999,999,999 views  2 days back

                                                                                Seattle in a nutshell

                                                                                • Daniel Sambar made me sad

                                                                                  Damn, the earth be taking a shower doe??? 😳😳😳😳😳

                                                                                  • Lurid Phaesporia
                                                                                    Lurid Phaesporia  2 days back

                                                                                    Wow your delivery is 11 out of 10

                                                                                    • Ricardo Rojas
                                                                                      Ricardo Rojas  2 days back

                                                                                      But did you see it ?

                                                                                      • maurizio aschero
                                                                                        maurizio aschero  2 days back

                                                                                        Can you speak slower??? I am italian here!!

                                                                                        • Dana Kelley
                                                                                          Dana Kelley  2 days back

                                                                                          Your not going to read this comment because there's thousands and I'm transvestite who eats plumbs.

                                                                                          • Chemica1music
                                                                                            Chemica1music  2 days back

                                                                                            Me:😁😁
                                                                                            Le rain
                                                                                            Me:😑😑

                                                                                            • PK Trash
                                                                                              PK Trash  2 days back

                                                                                              Oh yeah, I remember that.

                                                                                              • Dusty151
                                                                                                Dusty151  2 days back

                                                                                                So you’re saying the earths temperature increased without human involvement and it didn’t end in 10 or 12 years?

                                                                                                • Dusty151
                                                                                                  Dusty151  6 hours back

                                                                                                  @Griffin Dunzer That's all you got? I guess since you can't come back with actual facts and intelligence you have to fire insults. Sounds about right.

                                                                                                • Griffin Dunzer
                                                                                                  Griffin Dunzer  6 hours back

                                                                                                  Dusty151 uh oh Fox News Zombie getting triggered

                                                                                              • blablablabla
                                                                                                blablablabla  2 days back

                                                                                                I got a raincoat ad on this video Noice