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 • 6 028

  • H3nru
    H3nru  23 minutes 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 hours back

        come to england now. raning non stop since the beginning

        • Dan Juric
          Dan Juric  2 hours back

          Poor early reptiles.

          • A-MEI-zing
            A-MEI-zing  3 hours back

            Oh yeah that time

            • anon ymous
              anon ymous  3 hours back

              Please explain how my 2nd husband evolved.

              • Edit Name
                Edit Name  3 hours 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  4 hours 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  4 hours back

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

                      • Debbie Smith
                        Debbie Smith  5 hours back

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

                        • Armando Alvarez
                          Armando Alvarez  5 hours back

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

                          • Chrollo134
                            Chrollo134  7 hours back

                            I wish California would experience this rn

                            • petergorm
                              petergorm  7 hours back

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

                              • Kev
                                Kev  8 hours back

                                Weather man: yup a short sprinkle ahead

                                • Kev
                                  Kev  8 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  9 hours back

                                    Could you speak faster, please?

                                    • sudipto mukherji
                                      sudipto mukherji  9 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  10 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  10 hours back

                                          Meanwhile we are bitching about 2 day rain 😂😂

                                          • Dalia Capellan
                                            Dalia Capellan  10 hours back

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

                                            • Dalia Capellan
                                              Dalia Capellan  11 hours back

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

                                              • S L
                                                S L  18 hours back

                                                Why do these narrators speak so quickly?

                                                • Viktor Ko
                                                  Viktor Ko  18 hours back

                                                  So there was a great flood?

                                                  • giacchina
                                                    giacchina  19 hours back

                                                    “Imagine a ocean warm as a hot tub”


                                                    Get outta my dreams

                                                    • Chad's TV
                                                      Chad's TV  19 hours back

                                                      Hope this Happens today or soon

                                                      • Jake Calvert
                                                        Jake Calvert  21 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  21 hours back

                                                          1/3 of death stranding's plot

                                                          • Steve Mascella
                                                            Steve Mascella  22 hours back

                                                            Actually, it just rained for forty days.

                                                            • //Cassiopeya Plus\\
                                                              //Cassiopeya Plus\\  23 hours back

                                                              *Laughs in Brazillian*

                                                              • God
                                                                God  23 hours back

                                                                Oh yea i remember that

                                                                • SomeMore
                                                                  SomeMore  24 hours back

                                                                  Wait what the rain stopped?

                                                                  • phil hughes
                                                                    phil hughes  1 days back

                                                                    Ah, the British summertime...

                                                                    • Josh Fletcher
                                                                      Josh Fletcher  1 days back

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

                                                                      • Sardar Mobeen
                                                                        Sardar Mobeen  1 days back

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

                                                                        • Ariane Emery
                                                                          Ariane Emery  1 days back

                                                                          wow!

                                                                          • HeRo_98
                                                                            HeRo_98  1 days back

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

                                                                            • Jeromi Critikos
                                                                              Jeromi Critikos  1 days back

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

                                                                              • Shaun Tanger
                                                                                Shaun Tanger  1 days 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  2 days back

                                                                                        Weathering with you ain’t got nuthin on this

                                                                                        • Hmangaiha Sonik K K
                                                                                          Hmangaiha Sonik K K  2 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 😂