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    "That time that it rained for two million years."



    Scientists have discovered why the 'broken world' following the worst extinction of all time lasted so long -- it was simply too hot to survive.



    ► Wildfires and acid rain caused devastation of land life at the end of the Permian. ► Tetrapods suffered massive losses, as severe as life in the sea. ► There were extinctions of plants and insects also, but perhaps less severe. ► Key killers for life on land were acid rain, mass wasting, and aridification. ►



    Why did it rain for 2 million years?

    Because in very hot climates, the rain cycle is sped up. Pangaea was one big land mass and rain storms would weaken and not reach the center of the continent. This led to world that could not adequately cool itself. The world became so hot that very little could survive.

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    Why did it rain for 2 million years?

    I'd imagine today's tree huggers would like to blame man made climate change but unfortunately we weren't around then.

    In today's news -

    As of Wednesday, the UK having just 47mm (1.85in) of rain so far means it is the driest start to summer in modern records which date back to 1961, followed by 2013 with 59mm (2.3in) of rain
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    Modern records go all the way back to 1961!!

    When it comes to the weather, all these predictions and comparisons are completely worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Why did it rain for 2 million years?

    I'd imagine today's tree huggers would like to blame man made climate change but unfortunately we weren't around then.

    In today's news -

    As of Wednesday, the UK having just 47mm (1.85in) of rain so far means it is the driest start to summer in modern records which date back to 1961, followed by 2013 with 59mm (2.3in) of rain
    .

    Modern records go all the way back to 1961!!

    When it comes to the weather, all these predictions and comparisons are completely worthless.
    Just because most people are unable to understand Doctoral level science, that does not mean there is no Doctoral level science. When you are trying to understand a person with an IQ two or more standard deviations higher than yours, don't blame them if you fail.
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    Science isn't infallible and the current situation has already been admitted as different than the early Triassic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Science isn't infallible and the current situation has already been admitted as different than the early Triassic.
    "Not infallible" and "totally fucking wrong" are two very different positions. Yeah, there were not 7 billion humans burning millions of tons of fossil fuels during the Triassic....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    "Not infallible" and "totally fucking wrong" are two very different positions. Yeah, there were not 7 billion humans burning millions of tons of fossil fuels during the Triassic....
    Since man is too stupid to understand, no doubt mother nature will rectify the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Why did it rain for 2 million years?

    I'd imagine today's tree huggers would like to blame man made climate change but unfortunately we weren't around then.

    In today's news -

    As of Wednesday, the UK having just 47mm (1.85in) of rain so far means it is the driest start to summer in modern records which date back to 1961, followed by 2013 with 59mm (2.3in) of rain
    .

    Modern records go all the way back to 1961!!

    When it comes to the weather, all these predictions and comparisons are completely worthless.
    Do I seem like a tree hugging hippie to you?

    Thank you for bumping this thread. I slaved all day over a hot keyboard to bake it!!!
    Last edited by Puzzling Evidence; 21st July 2018 at 06:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Since man is too stupid to understand, no doubt mother nature will rectify the situation.
    I believe that by now, most people believe that man contributes to climate change. I invite people who disagree with me to share a platform to explain their beliefs. In doing so, hopefully they will hear and perhaps listen to why I believe what I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I believe that by now, most people believe that man contributes to climate change. I invite people who disagree with me to share a platform to explain their beliefs. In doing so, hopefully they will hear and perhaps listen to why I believe what I believe.
    I don't know what most people believe but I probably wouldn't trust a mass opinion anyway.

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    The Japanese didn't believe in the Theory of Relativity.....then Hiroshima and Nagasaki proved it to them in a rather dramatic way. It seems a lot of our current generation is going to learn climate science the same way.

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