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Ice Age Climate - 18,000 Years Ago
Greenhouse Gas Concentrations were lower than present by 50% and vast ice sheets and sea ice covered northern latitudes


Cretaceous-Tertiary Climate - 66 Million Years Ago, Greenhouse Gas Concentrations were higher than present by about a factor of 3

66 Million Years Ago

Permian Climate - 255 Million Years Ago
Vast deserts covered the continents, 90% of all life perished but reptiles expanded

255 Million Years Ago

Ice House Climate - 650 Million Years Ago
The sun was about 7% fainter than today and the land mass near the South Pole was covered by a vast ice sheet

650 Million Years Ago

The paleomaps on this page were painted by Ralph J. Scotese and are available at PALEOMAP Project