• Question: What do you think would happen if all the continents and islands combined back to make a super-continent (Pangaea) very suddenly at a rate of 10,000 mph?

    Asked by anon-248476 to Zoya, Tom, Stacey, Laura, James, Connor on 13 Mar 2020.
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      Stacey New answered on 13 Mar 2020: last edited 13 Mar 2020 3:32 pm

      I think there would be a lot of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis! Think about where all that water would suddenly go? Wildlife, animals and plants, would become less diverse as not all species are suited to hot temperatures and there would probably be a lot of dispute over land boundaries!

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      Zoya answered on 14 Mar 2020:

      From a genetic point of view, I think it would be pretty cool! There would be more cross-breeding between ethinic groups and that would result in more genetic variation and over many many years evolution.

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      James Lees answered on 15 Mar 2020:

      That would be really bad!

      The Earthquakes alone would probably destroy every building going, then the Tsunamis that would follow would wipe most of the land clear.

      Then you have all the volcanoes that would spring up.

      Life would probably be pretty much wiped out.