Pangea Ultima: Earth in 250 Million Years?
Credit & Copyright: C. R. Scotese (U. Texas at Arlington), PALEOMAP
In 250 million years from now, my research will be a little easier. Besides the insights that I will derive from a long-term database and 250 million years of publications, my database will be extremely simplified. Instead of all those pesky categories I have for ocean/basin…Atlantic, Indian, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, and Pacific. My future samples will be Pacific, Pacific, Pacific, and Pacific. In the distant future all the landmasses will once again be united into a Pangea Ultima or Pangea 2.0. What develops is a single, massive super ocean centered on the current Pacific.