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That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

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Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateEONS Check out our NEW POSTER: https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-poster 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: http://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: https://252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda Franz Anthony: https://252mya.com/gallery/franz-anthony Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Want to follow Eons elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/eonsshow Twitter - https://twitter.com/eonsshow Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/eonsshow/ References: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018214003253 http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1001853 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161457 http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/413056 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03996-1 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/321/5895/1485.short https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/40/1/79/130736 https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/ttu-ir/bitstream/handle/2346/20221/31295008017864.pdf?sequence=1 http://www.jstor.org/stable/41684613?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018298001175 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018215003053 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00704.x https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018210001434 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018205005286 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/254/5029/263.full.pdf?casa_token=7g3gnYUD0gIAAAAA:PcbqrP5BLHUzxbhQgHKmNPI27ma_gB6Ph3nnFzWkXZZd4nPju5fE6ieeTv-4GAGCBxGnzMtu-xFK0g https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018209004805 http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/90239/1/Carnian%20humidity%20final%20version.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Simms4/publication/249546497_Climatic_and_biotic_change_in_the_Late_Triassic/links/56543f2b08ae1ef929767f3f.pdf http://science.sciencemag.org/content/338/6105/366.short http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/benton/reprints/1982triassic.pdf
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PBS Eons (8 months ago)
Just a note of thanks to Dr. Joe Hanson of It's Okay To Be Smart (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4BNI0-FOK2dMXoFtViWHw), who first told me about the CPE and said we should do an episode about it. Thanks Joe! (BdeP)
LOVE YOU (12 hours ago)
Thanks for the video 😊 Love from Sweden ❤
Jason Jensen (22 days ago)
How about an Episode that covers which mass extinctions are the fuel sources for our coming one, thanks to excavating those previous ones in fabled Oil, Coal and Methane rich regions around the world. It would be great to put into context what Atmosphere we're creating based on the death below the surface that we're burning up for a few Profiteers who prevent Renewable Energy from their bought Government officials.
Julio Cesar V L (1 month ago)
So, no runaway greenhouse effect... interesting...
Ma. Cristina Castellanos Gómez (1 month ago)
Can you fix the link, please?
Anarchy Antz (1 month ago)
Oh the Chronicles of Carnia would have been an awesome title or subtitle after the it rained for 2 million years.
Andy B (21 minutes ago)
this is a long way of making a doco about the UK
Grizzlor (2 hours ago)
So a massive volcanic event lasting for 5 million years caused a 3 to 10 degree increase in the earths temperature, yet climate alarmists want us to believe that we humans will have that same effect in only 100 years?
KermisVoyager1997 (10 hours ago)
That is one massive scale monsoon season.
Dave Hoffman (11 hours ago)
You know, that one time it rained for two million years, nothing to think about.
Arcadian Duke (18 hours ago)
They forgot to end each "definitive" sentence with "...we think". Truth is, a PBS story or even Einstein could not tell you what the Earth was like back then, or even 25k, 100k, or 500k years ago. They weren't here, if there was even a "here" here. You must take everything these people say on Faith, which is kinda what Religions are based on. If you think the Flagellum Motor just 'happened' by chance, then I dare say you deny intelligent design.
Lars Pallesen (21 hours ago)
"it's probably just a shower". 2 million years later: Nope.
Chris E (22 hours ago)
Would you feel comfortable and convince-able enough to tell this story to your history teacher?
Pip Pipster (1 day ago)
Weather forecast: sunny and dry until Tuesday and the rain for the next 2 million years.
•σctαvíαѕ flσwєrѕ• (1 day ago)
In Florida it either rains for months or the state turns into a straight desert. Any other states relate?
Nip Dip (2 days ago)
Pangea: <gets water> Dinosaurs: It's free real estate
Stouffer (3 days ago)
The title sounds like an episode of Rhubarb.
Mike Asterios (3 days ago)
Earth met a hot planet and reacted just like girls do when I am around >3>
Prec1pitation (3 days ago)
*I BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN PANGEA!*
Michael Mallal (4 days ago)
Trees are being destroyed like crazy in Amazonia and elsewhere.
Michael Mallal (4 days ago)
I thought the origin of H2O was a mystery?
Inigo montoya (4 days ago)
How did the climate survive all those dinosaurs farting?
scitechian (4 days ago)
So, ironically, there WAS a Great Flood... it just happened far, far, far too long ago for anything remotely human to be able to remember it.
fiendin281 (5 days ago)
wish it would do that now
issa m æ ł ï şş ā (5 days ago)
Earth is so beautifully complicated
nathan taffijn (5 days ago)
It just proves global warming will lead to more rain which means more rain for farmers to grow food for you.
Matthew Grimm (5 days ago)
Seattle
George E (5 days ago)
Still too many events unexplained from the 4.5 billion years oc or planet's history. Why did it start raining for 2 milion years? Why there were single landmasses (Godwana, Pangea) for such long periods of time instead of a number of continents considering tectonic plates have been moving non-stop? Why Snowball Earth and then hot tropics in Canada and Greenland? Just curious..
PINGPONGROCKSBRAH (5 days ago)
Bruh, I am so jealous of Blake's arms
StarGARZ War (6 days ago)
Stars produce all elements that form bonds under extreme heat then impact. Meaning extremely large solar outburst can cause a major flood. It would melt ice caps very quickly.
Stephanie Joseph (6 days ago)
What would it be like if it rained for 2 million years again out of the blue for no reason?
Linda Pizzuto (6 days ago)
Do a thing about ocean life when earth got covered with snow(ice age)
Mario M (6 days ago)
God's water bill must've been high
SophieHatterLeFay (7 days ago)
So essentially LA turned into Seattle for 2 million years
RealGamingGecko (7 days ago)
They could use a *F R E E Z E R*
Vinchenzo C (7 days ago)
Is PBS an American based company?
william hogan (7 days ago)
global warming...
SirLacerates (8 days ago)
Sounds like north carolina
deadsightsx (8 days ago)
The title could have been That Time It Rained for Two Million Years - The Chronicles of Carnia and it would have been great
Lbolting005 (8 days ago)
I remembered eating some tacos 🌮 at a taco stand and had explosive 🧨 diarrhea poop 💩 for 4 days straight. I absolutely abused my toilet 🚽 💦.
ynotbe freeman (8 days ago)
long time to wait
Stan TheObserver (8 days ago)
SO the world BEFORE was like California..then turned into Fiji? So why the second time around is more Co2 supposed to make us drier when it made us wetter previously? Funny to see this as a huge pineapple express is aimed right at Californee right now.
mei diana (8 days ago)
Weather update *it's raining*
mickypoo4622 (9 days ago)
It sounds rather like living in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK. Even a dinosaur lived there called Doyouthinkitsoakedus?
Závodszki Ábel (9 days ago)
Carnia? More like Greatest Britain.
Chara (9 days ago)
Don'tcha just hate when it rains continuously for two million years? Honestly! I had to reschedule my round of golf and have been waiting for the the past four millennia!
joseph jackson (9 days ago)
The world seemed like a crazy place back then
Travers Kilroy Cooper Alvirez (10 days ago)
Sounds like Seattle and WA in general.
Grant Rodgers (11 days ago)
Wait, 2 million years STRAIGHT??? Like continuously??
The Only Casey Bourgeois (11 days ago)
This was so good!!!
Watrmelun (11 days ago)
Why does this man sound so much like ProJared?
Isabel Johnson (11 days ago)
So the PNW hasn't changed since then.
J Robinson (12 days ago)
You sir...have got another subscriber
Cameron McPherson (12 days ago)
When the universe formed 879,726,973,873,972,158,926 years ago about 193,343,394,397,397,983,154,947,761,624 light years from the center was a galaxy measuring in at 174,104,574,473,203,373 light years across. Exact science.
Title or Something (12 days ago)
So the British Isles?
Mariya Stoyanova (12 days ago)
"But I didn't because it would have been dumb" 🤣🤣
Skott62 (12 days ago)
So if our climate today is changing and warming up as some scientists say will we actually see more rain on average in many parts of the world?
Julian Molano (12 days ago)
Those where the days
William&Mikey (12 days ago)
Nerd
Slik (12 days ago)
Us British are used to it anyway. Meh
sierra 117 (12 days ago)
As we take the carbon back out of the ground at a staggering rate lol.
The Carnotaurus (12 days ago)
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Comrade Collie a.k.a Nimh (12 days ago)
Damn good video.
A Aron (13 days ago)
Carnian Pluvial Episode. And they call it an Episode ... an Episode! - Gimli
YishayOfStormwind (13 days ago)
so basically Pangea was like if the whole world was Australia ?
some body (13 days ago)
In Seattle it's been raining since the dawn of time.
King Alfreds Shieldwall (13 days ago)
Not sure i believe that. How could such an extreme weather system exist then but not now? Same distance from the sun etc.
joseph murratti (14 days ago)
This is all purely speculation. No one really knows.
Zachary Peterson (14 days ago)
0:15 checkmate, round-Earthers!
πένε (14 days ago)
Sometimes it strikes me how small we actually are in the face of Earth's history...what is 80 years, heck 10,000 years in front of 8 billion?....
cheese chisel (14 days ago)
this was excellent +sub
Gordy Brown (15 days ago)
I remember those years. We thought it would never stop raining.
Kevin Moore (16 days ago)
3 million years of rain in Seattle
Wabbajack Wabbajack (16 days ago)
do one on archaebacteria vs eukaryote vs virus divergence in early evolution of life
Happy Nugget (17 days ago)
Yeah *that* time
bhavesh mehta (17 days ago)
This reminds me of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
prototype9000 (18 days ago)
I remember that it sucked
Optimized jukes (18 days ago)
Tbh it was okay...
Yurei (19 days ago)
Such conjecture
MC Alvin Nellone (19 days ago)
Oh yeah I remember that
TheEnd (19 days ago)
Was there a time in the past million years where it didn't rain at all??
Mr Jansen (19 days ago)
yesterday when it rained i measured the soil with my radiation meter, and it showed it rained 200 000 years. i love science
doodle does random stuff (19 days ago)
Oh yeah i remember that time
wraith3845 (20 days ago)
so it rained for a million years but humans create climate change............
Simon Peter (20 days ago)
It felt like it, right? I still get flashbacks of nam, man!
wankydoodle (20 days ago)
I like how its called 'That Time' as if we were there
penn707 (20 days ago)
2 million years? That’s what the Illuminati wants you to believe.
Katelyn Chen (21 days ago)
i don't know why i'm here but i like what i'm seeing
1870 Preußen (21 days ago)
I bet he has beautiful chest hair
1870 Preußen (21 days ago)
2 million years of rain sounds awesome
Yt Yt (22 days ago)
I could’ve done without the attempted “humour” in this video
Ray Green (22 days ago)
He has trex arms! Lol
Eunji Nyo (22 days ago)
Welcome to *AMEGAKURE*
Harry Kalos (22 days ago)
It rained for 2 million years? Some one saw this?
Jay the Friend (22 days ago)
this man has big *b o b s*
Dontsay Moore (22 days ago)
I love this guy's T-Rex arms. If you're happy and you know it, cl ... oh.
Alexa Millan (22 days ago)
If the earth was preparing for a new world period thennnn.. why hasn’t it happened for humans? Or... will it happen to humans 😱
Bloon Crusher (23 days ago)
If it rained 55 inch per year, and the period is 2,000,000 years, would the sea rise by 1736.11111 miles?
blacksmith67 (2 days ago)
Ummm, no. The water flows into the ground or runs in streams and rivers to water bodies where it evaporates in order to come down in rain again in a cycle.
treekangaroo. (23 days ago)
*seattle intensifies*
Louis Barbisan (23 days ago)
And where did that rainwater came from?
Pip Pipster (1 day ago)
The sea, convection rotation.
Josef (23 days ago)
So it would take 5 million years of multiple volcanoes constantly erupting to effect the earth's temperature by a few degrees? And we're scared of a few cars? lol
ImGRIM (24 days ago)
Whoa narly
Levy Akoy (24 days ago)
I love your videos the most 🙏💜❤️🌹
Tony Franzoni (24 days ago)
Kind of sounds like Wiki Bear
Cocofire (24 days ago)
Once upon a time, 60 trillion, billion miles away., who knew what exactly the heck happen, if it did happen!!