PBS: That Time it Rained for Two Million Years

May 24, 2018

This is a great series, glad to see its been discovered.
Closer look at a little known episode of earth deep-time history.

Caution: requires belief in science.

8 Responses to “PBS: That Time it Rained for Two Million Years”

  1. rabiddoomsayer Says:

    That is not at all in our favor. In this example we are the pre dinosaurs.

  2. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Cool flick and great delivery.

  3. Sir Charles Says:

    Like tobacco lobbyists and climate-change deniers, the US Environmental Protection Agency is co-opting scientific trappings to sow doubt, warns Naomi Oreskes in Nature.

    => Beware: transparency rule is a Trojan Horse

  4. Sir Charles Says:

    An updated estimate of the economic damage of climate change makes a strong financial case for urgent action on greenhouse-gas emissions.

    => Curbing global warming could save US$20 trillion

    • J4Zonian Says:

      Arguments like this always strike me as more than a little ridiculous. Global warming could easily destroy the United States. And all the other States. What exactly is the point of picking some random time, level of CO2 and temp, and costs to include and naming a price?

      If we ignore it, global warming plus the toxicity we’ve released and what the coasts will release when flooded, plus a couple of massive nuclear wars made far more likely by the collapse of civilization, could wipe out life on Earth.

      How much is it worth to avoid that?

  5. ted knopper Says:

    The dinosaurs did fine, rain was good. When it was warmer the Sahara was a green grass plain with large rivers. If it was warmer, Africa would be a lot wetter which would be a benefit, the Southwest would be something other than a lot of desert. So this piece really says nothing. As the guy even admits they have no idea as to why it rained except to go on and on about volcanoes and CO2. they have no idea what the CO2 content of the atmosphere was during that period. Never mind the nice graphic which shows all the rain clouds stopping at the edges of the super continent and that he glosses over why they would have suddenly gone far inland. If one looks at modern Hurricanes like the one which hit Texas last year, they all stall out pretty near to the coasts and never go thousands of miles inland which they would have had to do to make it rain a lot in the middle of the super continent.

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