Map reveals surprising vision of the world 250 million years from now

The present, characterized by dizzying acceleration, contrasts with the apparent slowness of the past. While old films and literary classics may seem slowed down, there is something that transcends time: the tectonic platessilent forces that shape our planet over millions of years.

Past and future geological changes

Eight hundred million years ago, the supercontinent Nuna unified the entire non-submerged land mass, thus beginning a cosmic dance that continues to this day.

By separating and reuniting over seven hundred million years in Rodinia, the continents wrote impressive chapters in geological history.

Recently, researchers from the renowned University of Sydney delved into Earth’s secrets, using seismic data to project the evolution of continents over the last million years.

Contrary to common notion, the Earth’s crust does not move uniformly. Dietmar Muller, an expert in plate tectonics, compares this movement to the rate at which toenails grow: sometimes slow, sometimes fast, but always constant.

However, the question remains: when will the next great transformation occur? The answer, complex due to the intricate nature of plate tectonics, is explored by different models.

Among them, ‘Novopangeia’ stands out, which suggests a global meeting around the Pacific, and the intriguing ‘Aurica’, with India at the epicenter of a cosmic board.

However, it is the vision of Ultimate Pangea, based on the visionary work of CR Scotese, that captivates the imagination. In this scenario, only New Zealand and Scotland will survive as isolated territories.

The remaining countries will merge into a vast land mass, as they approach America and Africa and place Europe to the north.

Last Pangea: a somewhat different future

In the midst of this merger geographicalsurprisingly, Spain will maintain its borders with Portugal, Morocco and France, while Tunisia, Algeria and Italy will integrate into the new configuration.

This intriguing map projects a bold vision of Earth’s future that challenges our understanding of the stability of the world as we know it. What seemed immutable turns out to be ephemeral in the face of the ancient forces that shape our planet.

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