Drought reveals 113-million-year-old dinosaur footprints

Photograph: Paul Baker / Dinosaur Valley State Park

The giant footprints are thought to belong to a single Acrocanthosaurus. The footprints, last seen in 2000, are often found underwater, even under several layers of soil.

Texas Dinosaur Valley State Park is one of the best preserved areas of such tracks in the world.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitoring Center, nearly all of Texas is in severe drought this year. Extreme, extreme, or severe alert states were declared in 87 percent of the state last week. As this summer has been even drier than usual, the river that runs through the middle of the park in Texas has almost completely dried up. Thus, dinosaur footprints were also seen.

Park inspector Jeff Davis told the BBC that the traces that emerged were called “The footprints of the lone guard”; that a dinosaur of the Acrocanthosaurus type, which reached 11 meters in length, walked on this road; He said 60 of the 140 footprints are now visible.

Acrocanthosaurus, a type of theropod, is a dinosaur with three claws and weighing about 7 tons.

Extreme weather events led to other surprising events.

Dead human bodies were found as Lake Mead, one of the largest reservoirs in the USA, dries up and the water level drops.

Climate change may not be the cause of all droughts in the world. However, extreme heat in the atmosphere accelerates the drought and makes it worse.

The temperature on Earth has increased by 1.2 degrees since the start of the industrial age. The temperature continues to rise. If steps are not taken to reduce carbon emissions, the increase in temperature could create even bigger crises.

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