Image: Map of world: Today
The world as it is today.
- Ronald Blakey
- © Ronald Blakey
- Climate: polar ice, variable world-wide, average temperature increasing, carbon dioxide levels the highest they have been for 50 million years (about 360 parts per million)
- Main dinosaurs: birds
- Main plants: flowering plants most abundant; world-wide diversity including cycads, ferns and conifers
- Other animals: mammals and birds dominate the landscape, with humans the dominant species