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2022-10-04 11:22:09 PM  
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2022-10-04 11:29:09 PM  
Well that should cut down on travel time.
 
2022-10-04 11:54:27 PM  
New Pangaea?
 
2022-10-05 12:03:30 AM  
Looks a bit crowded.
 
2022-10-05 12:06:13 AM  
I got bored after 50 million years.

I'll just watch from the afterlife and see how it comes out.
 
2022-10-05 1:20:06 AM  
We're gonna need a bigger wall. 🤔
 
2022-10-05 4:12:10 AM  

aleister_greynight: Well that should cut down on travel time.


Not by boat it won't
 
2022-10-05 4:13:40 AM  

I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?


Yeah I thought the same. I'm going to make one I claim is 500 million out and just show a modern globe.
 
2022-10-05 4:19:51 AM  

I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?


Actually, you are quite close. the new continents name is Pangea Ultima; the last Pangea to have life on it.
 
2022-10-05 4:21:08 AM  
Impressive how most of the western hemisphere doesn't change all that much for the first 150 M odd years.

Also, they could've changed the colors of the continents to show regional climate changes given changes in latitudes of land masses over geologic time.
 
2022-10-05 4:31:13 AM  
Humans will be wiped out by then so the planet will be a better place.
 
2022-10-05 5:05:17 AM  
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2022-10-05 5:45:10 AM  

olorin604: [Fark user image 425x296]csnt even get the dimensions correct.


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2022-10-05 5:48:48 AM  

olorin604: [Fark user image image 425x296]csnt even get the dimensions correct.


Where's the turtles?
 
2022-10-05 5:49:34 AM  

BlazeTrailer: I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?

Yeah I thought the same. I'm going to make one I claim is 500 million out and just show a modern globe.


Yeah, all that shiat is gonna bounce.
 
2022-10-05 5:57:51 AM  

I Ate Shergar: olorin604: [Fark user image 425x296]csnt even get the dimensions correct.

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2022-10-05 6:02:05 AM  

halfjack: I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?

Actually, you are quite close. the new continents name is Pangea Ultima; the last Pangea to have life on it.


Neo Pangea is used quite frequently.

Also, why "last to have life"?
 
2022-10-05 6:06:12 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: olorin604: [Fark user image image 425x296]csnt even get the dimensions correct.

Where's the turtles?


All the way down
 
2022-10-05 6:22:52 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: halfjack: I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?

Actually, you are quite close. the new continents name is Pangea Ultima; the last Pangea to have life on it.

Neo Pangea is used quite frequently.

Also, why "last to have life"?


Presumably because once the new Pangaea pulls apart again, by the time the next one congeals, conditions on Earth are not expected to be hospitable to life. Perhaps the sun might expand and swallow the Earth before it happens. Or it's expected to just never happen again.
 
2022-10-05 6:33:48 AM  

wxboy: ArcadianRefugee: halfjack: I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?

Actually, you are quite close. the new continents name is Pangea Ultima; the last Pangea to have life on it.

Neo Pangea is used quite frequently.

Also, why "last to have life"?

Presumably because once the new Pangaea pulls apart again, by the time the next one congeals, conditions on Earth are not expected to be hospitable to life. Perhaps the sun might expand and swallow the Earth before it happens. Or it's expected to just never happen again.


I think the Sun has about 5 billion years left... so I'd assume we'd be able to get at least one more cycle of Pangea and not-Pangea out of Earth?
 
2022-10-05 6:47:45 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: olorin604: [Fark user image image 425x296]csnt even get the dimensions correct.

Where's the turtles?


Under the elephants.
 
2022-10-05 7:13:50 AM  
Antarctica drifting into a temperate zone is going to royally screw up sea level.
 
2022-10-05 7:37:34 AM  
I think that animation is complete BS.

There are a lot of problems, but the most wrong one is South America going back toward Africa. That is the wrong direction.
 
2022-10-05 7:42:24 AM  

Muta: Antarctica drifting into a temperate zone is going to royally screw up sea level.


Plates colliding into each other can create gigantic arcs of volcanoes and massive igneous provinces, so the ash emitted by them could lower the temperature and negate ice meltage (assuming there is any ice left on the planet).
 
2022-10-05 7:43:39 AM  

downstairs: wxboy: ArcadianRefugee: halfjack: I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?

Actually, you are quite close. the new continents name is Pangea Ultima; the last Pangea to have life on it.

Neo Pangea is used quite frequently.

Also, why "last to have life"?

Presumably because once the new Pangaea pulls apart again, by the time the next one congeals, conditions on Earth are not expected to be hospitable to life. Perhaps the sun might expand and swallow the Earth before it happens. Or it's expected to just never happen again.

I think the Sun has about 5 billion years left... so I'd assume we'd be able to get at least one more cycle of Pangea and not-Pangea out of Earth?


The Sun is constantly, if slowly, getting hotter. By the time of the next supercontinent after Pangaea Ultima, it will be hot enough that all life on Earth will be extinct (even the archaeans).
 
2022-10-05 8:01:13 AM  
Fake news.  It shows that for the next 250 million years that California will still be attached to the US.  As we all know, its supposed to slide off into the ocean any time now.
 
2022-10-05 8:02:10 AM  

I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?


Oh look, you've put a new name on something that existed before and pretended you've discovered the wheel.  Pat pat, who's the best comment writer?  You aren't!
 
2022-10-05 8:12:02 AM  
Whoever made this seems to neglect Florida washing away in rising waters.
 
2022-10-05 8:15:26 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: Whoever made this seems to neglect Florida washing away in rising waters.


They also show the Great Lakes lasting for hundreds of millions of years, which seems... suspect.
 
2022-10-05 8:16:52 AM  

madgonad: I think that animation is complete BS.

There are a lot of problems, but the most wrong one is South America going back toward Africa. That is the wrong direction.


Umm, yeah. Isn't the Atlantic Ocean getting bigger and the Pacific Ocean getting smaller? Wasn't the way the continents line up like puzzle pieces across the Atlantic Ocean an artifact of how they had broken apart? Wasn't that the very observation that borne the idea of plate tectonics itself?

I mean, I haven't really kept up with the latest findings and don't read any academic journals of geo-sciences, so maybe I'm out of date in my understanding. Any professional geoscientists want to weigh in on this?
 
2022-10-05 8:35:52 AM  

Madeup Farkname: madgonad: I think that animation is complete BS.

There are a lot of problems, but the most wrong one is South America going back toward Africa. That is the wrong direction.

Umm, yeah. Isn't the Atlantic Ocean getting bigger and the Pacific Ocean getting smaller? Wasn't the way the continents line up like puzzle pieces across the Atlantic Ocean an artifact of how they had broken apart? Wasn't that the very observation that borne the idea of plate tectonics itself?

I mean, I haven't really kept up with the latest findings and don't read any academic journals of geo-sciences, so maybe I'm out of date in my understanding. Any professional geoscientists want to weigh in on this?


From what I've seen online, there are multiple future simulations on how the Earth will look in the future and the final rests are all different. Some of it is based upon what scientists know and part of it is based upon what they think will happen. How the Earth ends up depends on how the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean (along with their associated plates) behave in the future.

This Article gives an explanation about how it all works.
 
2022-10-05 8:41:41 AM  
Really?  I'm the first to say it?  Pangea II: Electric Boogaloo

You guys are slacking.
 
2022-10-05 8:43:41 AM  

Warmachine999: Fake news.  It shows that for the next 250 million years that California will still be attached to the US.  As we all know, its supposed to slide off into the ocean any time now.


The part of California attached to the Pacific Plate should have ended up being part of Alaska or subducted under Alaska into the Aleutian Trench.

Or assuming the Colorado River dries up in the future, the Gulf of California should have extended northward and flooded everything north to the Salton Sea, as that area is below sea level.
 
2022-10-05 8:52:00 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: olorin604: [Fark user image image 425x296]csnt even get the dimensions correct.

Where's the turtles?


Maybe that's from Strata.
 
2022-10-05 9:02:52 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: halfjack: I Ate Shergar: New Pangaea?

Actually, you are quite close. the new continents name is Pangea Ultima; the last Pangea to have life on it.

Neo Pangea is used quite frequently.

Also, why "last to have life"?


Also, apparently Nasa calls it Aurica.


Aurica - all continents combine into a single landmass near the equator 250 million years into the future.

Amasia - Antarctica stays put, but the other continents combine well north of the equator 200 million years into the future.
 
2022-10-05 9:40:56 AM  
How Earth will look in 250 million years
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$250,000,000 to anyone that proves me wrong.

/I can science
 
2022-10-05 9:49:18 AM  
Iirc, Pangea was 3rd or even 4th super continent.
 
2022-10-05 10:03:33 AM  
"Think I'll take a trip to Australlia."
"Ooh, that's one hell of a flight."
"Flight?  I'm driving!"
 
2022-10-05 10:16:17 AM  
Australia? Australia what are you doing?

AUSTRALIA??!??

STAHP!!!
 
2022-10-05 10:17:11 AM  
I know it takes millions of years, but where is all the water from the Mediterranean Sea going to go?

Evaporate?

Tsunami?

Stolen by aliens?
 
2022-10-05 10:37:12 AM  

Rev.K: I know it takes millions of years, but where is all the water from the Mediterranean Sea going to go?

Evaporate?

Tsunami?

Stolen by aliens?


Yeah, evaporate, like it did before. It's very salty at the bottom. One of the many reasons damning the strait at Gibraltar to open up the Med to irrigation was never going to work.
 
2022-10-05 10:38:58 AM  

Rev.K: Australia? Australia what are you doing?

AUSTRALIA??!??

STAHP!!!


*all deadly, poisonous vegetation and wildlife roam free to the other continents*
 
2022-10-05 11:06:07 AM  

MrBallou: I got bored after 50 million years.

I'll just watch from the afterlife and see how it comes out.



Meh. Since our little galaxy is going to collide with Andromeda galaxy long before that, and even though chances of actual collision with something serious is negligible (as opposed to virtual collision, but that's a whole other kettle of fish), it's likely that all the other **** going on during the pass-through will irradiate the whole thing into a ball of radioactive waste, and lord only knows what all the gravitational shenanigans might do.

So it's like ten million years 'till the big collision? I best check the fallout shelter, make sure it's fully stocked and suchas. Item #1: Make sure there are enough plates.
 
2022-10-05 11:16:34 AM  
Perhaps pandaroos will become the next dominant species.
 
2022-10-05 11:17:29 AM  

KingKauff: Really?  I'm the first to say it?  Pangea II: Electric Boogaloo

You guys are slacking.


Tectonic Boogaloo
 
2022-10-05 12:00:21 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: kittyhas1000legs: Whoever made this seems to neglect Florida washing away in rising waters.

They also show the Great Lakes lasting for hundreds of millions of years, which seems... suspect.


Also the Great Rift Valley never opened to the sea
 
2022-10-05 12:09:41 PM  

MythDragon: How Earth will look in 250 million years
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$250,000,000 to anyone that proves me wrong.

/I can science


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2022-10-05 12:21:38 PM  

madgonad: I think that animation is complete BS.

There are a lot of problems, but the most wrong one is South America going back toward Africa. That is the wrong direction.


Lake Baikal not becoming an ocean and Africa not pulling apart at the rift zone were the two things I noticed.
 
2022-10-05 12:22:32 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Perhaps pandaroos will become the next dominant species.


Worse: Drop. Pandas.
 
2022-10-05 12:30:50 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: olorin604: [Fark user image image 425x296]csnt even get the dimensions correct.

Where's the turtles?


Happy together!
 
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