What If Pangea Reformed?

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300 million years ago, all of the lands on earth was part of one giant landmass called Pangea.

Pangea was what we call a supercontinent. Due to the movement of tectonic plates, the landmass split up, and gradually the earth's continents formed as we know them today.

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North America on prime of South America, Europe next to Asia, and Africa and Australia on their own. fascinating plot twist, 250 million years in the future, Pangea goes to reform, in order that the earth consists of 1 solid landmass. africa is heading toward Europe, Australia and Asia can merge, and also the ocean can fully disappear.

So what if Pangea reformed? That’s what we’re going to talk about, right now on whatifhub.com.


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life on pangaea

Around 310 million years ago, the earth’s landmass was one giant continent known as Pangea. This is what the world looked like when Pangea was still around. Eurasia was next to North America, which shared its southern borders with South America and Africa.

India and Antarctica were next to each other and right at the bottom was Australia. But then, 250 million years ago, Pangea started to break up.

During the Triassic period, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions caused the Pangea to pull apart. If Pangea reformed, it would mean all the wildlife and humans will now be able to move freely around one large landmass.

Its entirely possible that one of the reasons why the dinosaurs went extinct, they were no longer able to roam freely to other areas of the landmass in search of food or habitat.

The oceans that separated species caused them to evolve in different ways. It can be assumed that once the earth has one big landmass again, there will be less ecological variation.

While Pangea itself isn’t going to reform exactly the way it was, in 250 million years, the earth is going to become one giant landmass once again, but a little different this time.

The earth’s tectonic plates are always moving. At a rate of a few centimeters each year.

North and south America will become one landmass again. Africa will share its southern border with north and south America, and its eastern border with Eurasia.

Then there’s going to be an ocean right in the middle of that landmass.

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Antartica, India, and Australia could end up underneath. With little to no ocean separating the continents, the weather is going to be extremely different.

It's likely the land toward the center will be very dry and aired, and the land on the coast will be temperate.

Then, of course, much of our planet will be a big blue ocean. Africa has been moving toward Europe for 40 million years and that’s because Italy, Greece and most of the Mediterranean is part of the African plate.

The Mediterranean used to be a much larger ocean, and basically, the present day Mediterranean sea is what’s left of that.

As Africa moves toward Europe, it's going to create a mountain range, much in the way the alps and the Pyrenees mountains were created.

The plate is going to get crumpled and pushed much higher up. Who knows, maybe a new worlds tallest mountain will form when this happens, and Everest won't be the tallest anymore.

This is happening very slowly, according to experts, the plates are moving about the same rate as how fast your fingernails grow. So it won't be extremely devastating, but it will cause earthquakes, as it already has in Greece and turkey.

As Africa becomes a part of Europe, borders will become blurred. Once the Mediterranean sea is gone, people, if we are still around, won't travel by sea anymore.

They’ll be able to travel across continents by land.

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effects of pangea breakup

Once Africa and Europe share a border, It's inevitable that Africans and Europeans are going to cross into each others areas and interbreed.

Australia is slowly moving north, and eventually, it's going to merge with Asia. It’s also inevitable that this will cause conflict between nations.

It's very difficult to predict how the plates are going to move, but according to geologist Dr. Christopher Scotese, this is what our earth will look like 250 million years from now. There are actually 4 separate predictions for what the future earth will look like.

The first is called novopangea. The second is Pangea Ultima. The third is Aurica and the fourth Amasia. Most experts believe novopangea is the most likely.

Pangea was only the most recent of several supercontinents scientists predicted existed. Rodina was another supercontinent that existed 750 million to 1.3 billion years ago.

And nuna was the oldest known supercontinent. It’s just part of living on a planet with tectonic plates. What should we call the new Pangea? Pangea 2.0? 

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