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Lucares

Antarctica seems an old, half bald man looking creepy at India


thegreatlemonparade

Yes! I saw Old Mantarctica too


[deleted]

Supercontinent always wins


UncleHec

Reunite Pangea!


TheRealAmadeus

Pangea 2: tectonic boogaloo


Fr0st333

Rodinia never gets any love


desculpe_mas

Pangea wasnt the first super continent 😉


bipedal_mammal

Reunite Gondwanaland


Funkyduck8

Goddamn..literally just made the same comment -_-


thewend

me too, fuck. There's 0 original thought left... i'm just a xerox of a xerox...


Primal_Thrak

Aegnap. We have come full circle.


H3LLBL4Z3R

>"come full circle" or ***Full Sphere*** ?


cold-corn-dog

This needs to be a Tshirt Edit: nevermind. I'm not original. https://www.bustedtees.com/products/reunitepangea


ProfBacterio

Make Pangea Great Again.


CallMeSkindianaBones

“This bitch don’t know about Pangea”


tomburrito

brain gotta poop..... still.


FurSureThing

I was searching for this exact comment, thank you. "I'm just pillow talkin with a bich"


cold-corn-dog

Unexpected Dave.


dl-__-lp

There have been 10 supercontinents, if memory serves https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercontinent, cool read


katiecharm

Bro god damn how old are you?


Preparation-Logical

Works at Pepperidge Farm


[deleted]

Gawd damn. So supercontinent really does win always


NabreLabre

Or does it?


WaterToFlame

Vsauce, Michael here.


joseph4th

Australia: Remember me?! Rest of the world: we thought all those crocodiles, and super venomous spiders and snakes would have taken you out! Australia: ‘Fraid not mate! Good news that, We’ve brought ‘em all with us!


JahoclaveS

India already did this move with the ostrich. And a few other species.


ritr135

And South America did it to North America. It's how we got Opossums!


PlanetEsonia

Thank you South America!!!! Opossums eat soooooo many ticks. They're the BEST! PRAISE SOUTH AMERICA AND THE OPOSSUM!


possibly_oblivious

Rock paper supercontinent?


IGetHypedEasily

Need super fast trains now that everything is land connected.


NimbleNavigator19

Then why does it keep breaking up into separate continents?


Pretend-Marsupial258

It's in an on-again, off-again relationship.


[deleted]

Supercontinent come back.


NimbleNavigator19

But why does the supercontinent keep breaking?


[deleted]

Supercontinent needs stretch


TossPowerTrap

Yep. Looks like Pangea is the nominal.


theotherscott6666

South America's like, we cool


SovietSniper621

They just detach and spin a bit


thegreatestajax

Shouldn’t have dug that fucking canal.


SamAxesChin

Yeah all that money spent and people died when we could've just waited a few million years, tax dollars wasted smh


theotherscott6666

Right round like a record


old_man_curmudgeon

They crashed back into Africa


AlexReznov

That's Brazil's problem.


HazelnutG

"We're done asking on YouTube. Brazil is now coming to YOU."


_Im_Spartacus_

I feel like Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa all start a party 'quick', and North and South America get in a fight and split ways. Eventually, they get their invite and join too.


Ancalimei

My exact commentary: “Well South America just fucked off..”


koalburnfire

Remind me in 250 million years


RoosterImportant4283

!remindme 91250000000 days


mavvv

I wonder if your comment will cause some electron out there 250,000,000 years from now to wiggle in a admirably futile attempt at clarifying some aspect of this command. When we are gone will your legacy be further reaching than most?


b_tomauro

WALL•e will discover some phone vibrating amongst debris. This will spawn his understanding on Pangea v2.0 and conquer the world


pseudocultist

The very last electron ever transmitted as data will be dickbutt, of course.


whosthedoginthisscen

Let there be light. And there was.


Daktic

!remindme 91250000001 days


RoosterImportant4283

!remindme 250000000 years


OhHiMark_69_

!remindme 250000000 years


glitchyhippie

!remindme 92000000000 days


raspberrypigeon

I’d love for this to happen loads quicker to experience it but then you know, volcanos and earthquakes and shi


TheNotBot2000

I'd like to see seasonal changes with polar ice impact.


wookieenoodlez

Come to Ohio! We catch the polar vortex from the jet streams pretty often


8ad8andit

I'd be satisfied if it just rained one of these years. -California checking in.


Finaldestiny001

Snooze for another 5 mins though


myteddybelly

Can't wait to see what the bot comes up with lmao!


anomalous_research

From my studies Africa's great rift valley is expanding and will cut the continent in part eventually,not shown in this projection.What source is thus from?


Ardea_herodias_2022

Yeah there's plenty of stuff missing from the first 50 million years just based on current plate motions. Check out Chris Scotase's stuff since he's done great work incorporating a lot of prior global positioning.


Alzanth

And no sea level change whatsoever is what I noticed. I guess it's simply a neat visualization of our current continents as-is moving over 250 million years, ignoring all other dynamics. For any realistic projections it's probably pretty useless.


effyochicken

I mean, to me it almost looked like they took Pangea and reversed the video of it splitting up…


TeaKingMac

Yeah, same. I thought africa and South America were touching in the past, and now all that shit is getting farther apart. BRB, checking Wikipedia Yeah, this video is going the wrong way. https://scitechdaily.com/asia-and-america-will-collide-in-millions-of-years-to-form-supercontinent-amasia/


Finalest

I'm glad other geologists got into the video and after just a few million years we had to check the source for this....


Stalinbaum

Also interested in climate, I know the video is a general visualization of plate tectonics but I'd like to see what parts of the earth will become desert and what will be grassland/forest


nothingfood

Y'all did that in just a few hours, not a million years


Finalest

Oh, my bad, I'm stoned.


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Steeve_Perry

This video claims Chris Scotase as a source though


Ardea_herodias_2022

That's actually really surprising. Chris is a US geologist who's spent his career doing this.


Srirachachacha

Well, I can claim Emeril Lagasse as a source for my lasagna recipe, but that doesn’t mean whatever I end up creating is going to taste any good


Nacho_Papi

***"BAM!!!"*** Fun fact: He initially started using that, during his early tv show recordings, to wake up the sleepy, on-set crew when it was getting boring.


megamoze

Also, my understanding was that North & South American are currently moving away from Europe and Africa but in this video they are moving towards each other.


PixelPantsAshli

Cascadian subduction zone failed to subduct.


Smash_4dams

And San Andreas. Most of the west coast should snap off


quintus_horatius

I had the same thought. There's an expanding rift up the middle of the Atlantic, with Iceland at one end, while (IIRC) California and points south are pushing westward into a subduction zone in the Pacific.


designerjeremiah

That is the Scotese model, where he predicts the Puerto Rico trench is just the first of a newborn series of trenches that will close the Atlantic. The model assumes certain areas of back-arc spreading in the Pacific will eventually become full fledged mid ocean ridges. Personally I disagree with it and agree with you, the Pacific is surrounded by trenches on 3 sides, and the East Pacific Rise is already subducted beneath North America, which will lead the Pacific to close.


TUFKAT

Another interesting phenomenon that is getting some more attention is off of Lisbon in Portugal. As I live in the PNW and the sleeping Cascadia fault in the back of my mind, the earthquake in 1755 was interesting. Estimated as high as 9.0 on the Richter Scale (more like in the lower 8's, but anywho) which these types of quakes in severity usually only happen along subduction zone faults, Indonesia in 04 and Japan in 11 as two current examples. So, it appears that there may be [something happening here](https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/odd-peeling-tectonic-plate-may-explain-portugal-s-mysterious-earthquakes-ncna1006481) and that we are at the very early stages of a new subduction zone forming.


boringdude00

Currently, yes. The current geological thinking is that that motion will stop and instead the Atlantic will begin to close. In the previous supercontinents its always been that way, the Americas rift off, then come back. Of course it doesn't have to happen that way, but its the best evidence geologists have.


pm_me_actsofkindness

Literally anyone can create literally any content and upload it on the internet and claim it’s science lol There are multiple obvious things that are absolutely wrong with this animation. The Great Lakes are preserved 100% exactly how they start over 250 million years? Not a chance. Florida survives global warming? Also unlikely. The southern pole moves to the equator but it’s still a barren ice tundra? Again, no. The only part of this that’s not science fiction is that plates are moving and that a long, long time in the future, the geography of the world will look different.


YJSubs

I also doubt it, it's one thing to miss a small island , but they missed [Borneo](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo), the third largest island in the world (and the largest in Asia), were not even exist in the beginning in this simulation.


Gozer_Destructor

My biggest issue is that the pacific opens, north atlantic closes, but the south atlantic opens? Thats complete ass backwards and makes no sense. The pacific has been closing for something like 200 million years or more as the atlantic spreads. Why the fuck is it gonna suddenly switch?


iwrestledarockonce

They're also collapsing the wrong ocean. The Atlantic has a central spreading center the pacific ocean is shrinking. I don't even know what the fuck to say about the smearing of Alaska. Like where the fuck did this come from.


OccludedFug

TIL: buy property in Chile for my descendents.


Dr__Gonzo2142

I’d stay in Michigan cause it hardly changes and all the fresh water is still there


rackcityrothey

Just still being a fuckin mitten


UNBENDING_FLEA

I hope our descendants still have a mitten shaped hand so they can point to it to show where they live.


frobscottler

*Michigan shaped hand


moatmaster

This model doesn’t take into account non plate Techtonic caused movement. The Great Lakes are not only draining but slowly draining faster and faster due to the land they sit on rising in rebound to all the weight that used to be there when it was all ice during the ice age so will probably be gone in much less time than this model is accounting for.


SuperSMT

It also doesn't depict any of the massive climate effects all this will have. Those deserts and forests will be in completely different spots


carpeCactus

Yeah, but I’m sure Flint will still have shitty water!


MaNewt

What do property rights look like 2 million years from now, let alone 200 million?


you-all-repair-bot

If humanity can survive the next 100 years, let alone 1000, that will be interesting enough. We're supposedly still on pace for the singularity in 2045 so there's that.


KcireA

I'm surprised California didn't move in with Alaska.


tvtv3323

I think this projection forgot about California's eventual movement.


Claverh

Somoh el mejor país de Chile ctm!


Anarcho_Dog

North America just snatching a chunk of Siberia


horsemagicians

How is no one else pointing out that North America just floats over, grabs a chunk of Russia, then runs off with it.


Mav12222

That part of Russia is on the North American tectonic plate.


LawfulnessDiligent

Not saying it’s a legitimate reason to invade a country, but I’ve heard dumber this calendar year…


buzz120

We'll show Russia how annexation is really done /s


jw44724

And Australia quickly settles the South China Sea issue once and for all…


PacxDragon

Sometimes it depresses me that there are so many interesting things yet to happen with our planet that I just can’t witness.


Notto_Bragbutt

You will witness it, though. We'll all be there. Our molecules will just be arranged differently.


Doughie28

The wave returns to the Ocean.


ktchemel

Damnit Chidi!


i-piss-excellence32

Man you brought me back chidi. That last episode was beautiful


Deepseat

I found this strangely comforting.


AffectionateEdge3068

Me too. We are infinite in some ways.


shader_m

8th grade science teacher said we are technically star children It felt like magic became real


HailToTheThief225

That likely our own species may not ever witness, either. Within 250mil years I imagine humanity will be a tiny footnote in the history of the Earth.


hankepanke

Don’t worry, they’ll be able to see all of our trash and plastic in the geological record.


fuzzybad

Who will?


Meneceo

A future intelligent species. Maybe even more intelligent, they could be able to not kill themselves.


RuinedEye

> Maybe even more intelligent That bar is on the ground my dude


xenonismo

I think they actually had to dig down a little for the bar to go lower lol


horsemagicians

We’ll either be nonexistent or a super species that colonized the galaxy. There really isn’t a in between.


DontPoopInThere

Could be mole people


camyers1310

Even if humanity somehow dominates our reality and ends up being a spacefaring species, 250 million years is *a really fucking long time*. Could you even imagine if humans made it another million years? What would that even look like?


Operation_Moonshot

Pretty fuckin dope tbh. Probably spreading through the universe like a fuckin viral infection


The-Ravioli-Mage

Only reason I want there to be an afterlife so I can witness the stupid shit that we do down the road.


omnichronos

Wow, so the Great Lakes will be around in 250 million years...


Dan_flashes480

And the Mediterranean sea isn't... I'm just wondering how many islands will be in Hawaii though.


Cmdr_Keen

They all erode and sink over time. The oldest part of the chain still above water is Kure atoll which is 30 million years old. Everything older is below the surface.


Triairius

The Pacific will just become *Oops! All Islands!*


mjk1093

It might not surprise you to learn that this map is hardly accurate as to surface features. The Great Lakes are glacial artifacts and are already drying up due to crustal rebound. They may reappear in future interglacials but they are not permanent features of the landscape.


apittsburghoriginal

Unless Nestle goes super saiyan evil and puts a gargantuan hose over the lakes it looks like it’ll be around for quite a long time.


jfkar

*Until. You meant until.


Eastern_Barnacle_553

Wow, Florida made it all the way to the end.


Dan_flashes480

Yeah I figured it would have went under water by then... But they outlasted the Mediterranean sea.


halarioushandle

This didn't account for climate change causing the sea level to rise. It was just current land masses with tectonic shifting.


Triairius

This didn’t even account for accurate tectonics.


Telkhine_

Actually it is accurate, they took into account all the Florida men putting car jacks under the landmass to keep it above water.


S3LEXI0N

Florida man energy is eternal


countryguy1011

Was personally waiting for California to separate


AdamWK99

To go hang out with Hawaii. Alaska can come too.


colossustaco

But I am le tired.


warhead123

Australia invades China. Russia tries to grab Alaska back but in stunning twist USA grabs Siberia instead. South America remain unchanged until out of no where Africa grabs SA and Europe in a single move. Antarctica takes the Indian Ocean.


Ocronus

And North America rams it's phalic shaped land mass into Africa.


newaggenesis

I may not get this fully but why does this just look like a new arrangement of Pangaea?


ProfTydrim

That's the normal cycle: Supercontinent breaks apart -> the parts drift around a bit -> the parts smash into each other again creating a new supercontinent -> repeat. The last supercontinent was Pangaea, the one before that was Rodinia. Supercontinents are unstable because of heat build-up under the continental crust


chickenstalker

The continents, united must divide. The continents divided, must unite.


brownhusky0

Somehow this sounds something uncle Iroh would say about the nature of the worlds benders…


sillystephie

I love it when he says “you can kiss my shiny metal ass!”


Oakheart-

It’s also important to point out that due to the giant landmass the only parts that are habitable by life are the coasts and somewhat inland. Too far inland becomes a desert because clouds won’t travel that far. Same with the ocean being such a huge expanse currents won’t deliver oxygen and nutrients to the whole ocean so there will be deadzones in the middle of the superocean.


elepheagle

Is there a fun resource you’d recommend that delves into this topic? I find it absolutely fascinating. I was aware of Pangea, but this animation was the first time I’ve been exposed to the notion that the continents will eventually drift back together. And that it’s part of the cyclical nature of things.


gniwolg

Look into the [Wilson Cycle](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Cycle)


FatherGraffiK

It’s always a new arrangement of Pangaea, technically


SmaltedFig

*tectonically FTFY


UncleSquach

Based on a tectonicallity


confusingbrownstate

tectonicallity correct is the best kind of correct


bumjiggy

either way this is gonna piss off a lot of people


JMCochransmind

This guy plates.


Reptilian_Brain_420

Actually, Pangea was a collection of other continents that were previously separated. This cycle Separate continents/supercontinent) has happened a few times.


Alzanth

🌍👨🏻‍🚀🔫👨🏽‍🚀


adamzissou

You are technically correct. The best kind of correct.


qwerty4007

Tectonically correct


megalogo

PANGEA 2 CONFIRMED!!11!


acqz

It's part of the supercontinent cycle. Every few hundred million years, they all come together, then they break apart again. Before Pangaea was Rodinia, and Columbia before that and so on.


m3ekz

TIL - thanks!


meaningless_drivel

The only reason I came to the comments was to find this comment. Yes, I agree. [Make clicky upvote].


ChiefOfficerWhite

Incredible, it didn’t show north Europe and Scandinavia once.


onlyhere4laffs

I think I caught a glimpse of the Nordic at the end and it looked pretty much the same as now.


Shifty377

Yeah, I found this frustrating to watch for this reason.


Similar-Drawing-7513

Pangea reborn. Will the masses start moving apart again?


ProfTydrim

Yes. This has happened several Times already. The supercontinent before Pangaea is called Rodinia


sanchezconstant

🤯


JMCochransmind

Most likely volcanos will erupt creating new land mass as well.


Audax2021

Note to self: buy real estate in New Zealand


__Mooose__

Yup, now I know I can stay here for 250mil years undisturbed.


notnotdying

By then you might have nearly paid off the mortgage.


TheHelpfulDad

Source? Mid-Atlantic ridge is diverging so this doesn’t really make sense


Camera_dude

That was my first thought. The Pacific is gradually getting smaller and the Atlantic is expanding. Pangaea split apart along the seam of the Atlantic ridges, which is why S.America and Africa look like two pieces that fit together. Why would the drift reverse itself and have those two continents collide again?


designerjeremiah

Its based on Christopher Scotese's model, where he predicts the Puerto Rico trench is just the first of a newborn series of trenches that will close the Atlantic. The model assumes certain areas of back-arc spreading in the Pacific will eventually become full fledged mid ocean ridges.


Otherwise_Ad963

Pangea my beloved


HugoZHackenbush2

We all used to get on so well together like good neighbors.. Then we just drifted apart..


myteddybelly

We don't walk anymore 😢


RajStar23

Wow! World trade is gonna become a lot easier in 250 mil yrs!


astarting

From Pangea we come to Pangea we return.


angryhobbit376

We can all rest easy tonight knowing that in 250 million years, Florida will be totally gone


pip1860

Wait, so California isn’t going to fall into the Pacific?


SirSalazarD

South America: adios


carlosequeso

This is awesome, and I know it’s a ridiculous ask, but this would be a lot cooler if they morphed the biomes.


Happy-Fun-Ball

Antarctica still a frozen wasteland on the equator in 250My! Still, none of this will be true if AI grows exponentially - it'll probably disassemble the earth for building materials, ... along with the sun and solar system.


Illustrious-Dare4379

Well that’s going to fuck my GPS up.


acqz

Okay, Africa moving north slowly... Okay, North and South America drifting along the Pacific Suddenly... Australasia!


pudderf

South America really put up a fight for the few millennium


qwerty4007

Why would the continents go back together the same way they split apart? South America was a part of West Africa, and then split off. It's now going to go back?


Meneceo

It happened multiple times already, it’s just how it works. Eventually new landmass will be added by volcanoes when continents crash with each others.


johnplayerblues

Ireland is my island. And it will always be an island. An island under 20 feet of ice, but an island none the less. Bring beers.


RW-One

Nice Animation of current continents moving, but I believe one has to add the creation of new dry land by volcanos to be accurate. That is if: Ice melting hasn't increased sea levels over time. Increased temps and cloud cover from an overabundance of Bovine creatures outgassing methane after the great Cow uprising of 2052.


DeezyPatreon

WHAT ABOUT FLORIDA MAN????


DonForgo

Florida Man will still be Florida Man doing Florida Man things.


falcon_driver

Aw shit, I gotta go move my ATV or it's gonna get smooshed


Kitten_Team_Six

So the reddit video player wont work in 250 million years then