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Top 10 APOCALYPTIC FACTS about the Earth’s Greatest Mass EXTINCTION



Humanity’s rise to become the dominant species on the planet seems to have been a fairly orderly progression from one species to another. But this could not be further from the truth. It was more like an arbitrary, often brutal process; a sort of “survive or die” situation. Since life began on our planet, probably some more than 4 billion years ago, Earth went through a series of ups and downs in terms of its living creatures. So much so, that 99% of all beings that have ever existed, are now gone. The planet went through 5 or 6 major events where more than half of its inhabitants were extinguished, with another series of smaller ones taking place now and again.

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10. The Permian Period
9. A Massive, Earth-shaking Eruption
8. First Came Acid Rain
7. Then Came a Volcanic Winter
6. Quickly Followed by a Massive Global Warming
5. Leading to the Oceans Turning to Acid from Above
4. And Oxygen-depleted from Below
3. With Water Turning Pink and Poisonous as a Result
2. And Then Came the Final Blow
1. The Aftermath

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  1. Chad Castagana

    May 3, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I reject this fearmongering by misanthropic environmentalists

  2. Ebenezer Losin

    May 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

    really love your channel. always looking forward to watching new insight here in Nigeria. proud of you my brother

  3. Robert Defoe

    May 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    What scientists fail to take into consideration is that we are running out of hydrocarbons to burn. So its likely we'll never get as bad as the great dying although I can't say the same for humanity.

  4. Southern Liberal

    May 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I love that you don't just do a quick list of interesting facts and it shows the effort you put into researching the videos you make! Great job!

  5. Arkadiem

    May 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    This channel has quickly become one of my favorite on YouTube!

  6. NashDTV

    May 4, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I'd really like to see you tackle the other mass extinction as well the one that killed the dinosaurs I mean I've seen videos on it before but not to this level of quality
    Fantastic video

  7. Ken Wagner

    May 4, 2017 at 4:13 am

    I would really like a transcript of this video, if possible. I'm a teacher in China and our planets ecosystem is something I talk about quite frequently. Thanks in advance!

  8. Matthew Aspros

    May 4, 2017 at 5:58 am

    More of this kind of thing plz Simon!

  9. Pstephen9

    May 5, 2017 at 3:57 am

    1 can only reply to this with mind blown!!!

  10. T-Lymphotropic osrs

    May 5, 2017 at 9:49 am

    awesome job, I like how in depth everything was, you've earned a subscriber

  11. John Schlicker

    May 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    It's a wonder that we even made it this far. Just a few degrees one way or another means either life or no life.

  12. Jason G

    May 6, 2017 at 5:04 am

    such bs man i love your videos but don't give me that 2.3 billion years ago bs

  13. Aracne80

    May 6, 2017 at 5:54 am


  14. PalaeoThel

    May 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I cannot like this video enough!!

  15. David Witcher

    May 7, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Simon is a typical britt. He preaches the carbon socialism. He wants to break the back of successful industrial societies and cripple third world countries in his endeavor to get world socialism, no matter how many must die.

  16. David Witcher

    May 7, 2017 at 5:27 am

    More than the simpering UK people, I have never met a regretful or apologetic or self policing muslim after 911. Hell atleast the Brits changed their name to Windsor during ww1. But the mussies dont think they did anything wrong as a community. Hell the japs in this country were treated to internment camps yet they showed up and fought. Not so our Islam Americans. They want sharia in this country. I am not a racist. I am a culturalist, and muslim culture is evil. a

  17. darknessviking

    May 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

    i dont know why toptenz concentrate on so much suffering and pain, i think the owner is a bit of a nihilist 😉

    but well done videos

  18. Pratyush Dam

    May 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    and then there are epic morons like trump which are hell bent on following the example set by venus

  19. Aristotelis Papageorgiou

    May 8, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    very nicely explained and accurate

  20. Francois Bourassa

    May 12, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I'm not easy to get a like or subsciption out of. But most of the video and channels Simon paticipates on make me wish I could subscribe and like more than once. Thanks to the team, I feel like Wikipedia is being delivered to me in video with a fine British accent and large vocabulary.

  21. GalaxyMagician

    May 13, 2017 at 12:22 am

    I want Simon as my college professor!

  22. MrPnhartley

    May 13, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    We are SO screwed!

  23. RiftZM

    May 14, 2017 at 3:55 am

    There's new evidence that suggests one of the factors which played a role as well, was the ignition of vast coal deposits. This was mentioned in one of "The Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey" episodes; S1E9 "The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth."

  24. slibertas1996

    May 18, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Try 6k-12k years not 4 billion

  25. Robert Tinsley

    May 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Motherfucker, that was a depressing video.

  26. Rony Orobio

    June 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I liked the video. But the last note comparing Venus to Earth in terms of the risks of global warming lost me. I do not see the connection between planet-based warming (including man-made) and heating because of the sun. I believe it is extremely improbable that Earth's temp. gets similar to Venus's ever. Additionally. Extinguishing all live on Earth through global warming seems impossible. microorganisms will most probably still be there at the end. Hence live will keep going even if no plants and animals are left.

  27. Saul Chavez

    June 21, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Gotta be honest with you man, that one was a lil too long for me.

  28. Arne Sahlen

    July 22, 2017 at 10:21 am

    TopTenz is a great learning resource and Simon a great teacher. Full-meal range – tragic (worst despots), inspiring (celebs once homeless), serious (environment, addictions), fun (Richard Gere links) and more – gives Brain Gym capacity-building. Simon, you engage us with great voice, classy accent (a pox on the naysayers), crystal clarityy at speed, and England's great cultural assets of dignity, humour and discretion. To quote the Gershwin brothers in I Got Rhythm, "Who could ask for anything more?"

  29. Doby Pilgrim

    July 28, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Nice video. Cut out the PC manmade global warming BS and you will have something. Now then, let's all cry "wolf!". Again.

  30. Patrick McCurry

    August 3, 2017 at 6:03 am

    The oxygen catastrophe was much worse, but there's not a huge amount of physical remnants and no one cares about microbial deaths. 🙁

  31. Gary

    August 6, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I cant belief your on board with the Chinese. Unsubscribing. Trump 2021!

  32. David Mauney

    August 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I wish he would quit calling it evil. It's not evilution, it's evolution. And he can't say I'm from England, and we came up with English, which means I know how to say words properly, Nana Nana boo boo. I'm guessing, without looking it up, evolution comes from Greek or Latin.

  33. jonny pepperston

    August 28, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I'm telling you Roland emmerich did it he's ended the world like four or five times already when is someone going to stop him

  34. Murica Marine

    September 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Did he just said people said their eyes were burning?,! How does he know that!?

  35. Sharon Asbury

    September 10, 2017 at 1:06 am

    What was this about the French revolution? I've never heard that theory before.

  36. apollion888

    November 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    99% of species are gone, not 99% of beings. I should hope 99.9999999999999% of freaking beings are gone

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