Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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That Time It Rained for 2 Million Years

Also known as the Carnian Pluvial Event.  It started when the temperature rose about 3 degrees due to volcanic eruptions, and the whole climate of the world reversed from desert to swamp.

I am amused by the global climate congruency because it's a feature often mocked in pulp science fiction, with one-weather planets.  But that actually can happen.

It makes me laugh at the 40-day flood.  I think the next time some Christian annoys me with that reference, I'll say "Try 2 million years" just to watch smoke come out their ears.
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