About everything you need to know about plate tectonics.
What is it and How does it affect us?
The study of how the Earth’s crust is shaped by geological forces. Mainly relies on the understanding that the crust is divided into plates that sit on molten interior of the plan.Plate tectonics affect the climate change because when the plates are moving they cause more volcanic eruptions, which puts Co2 into the air , which causes global temperatures to rise.
Three Different Types of Plate Tectonics
Plates pulling away from each other. Land form: islands, new land, ocean floor.
Plates coming together. Land form: volcanos, trenches
Sliding horizontally past each other. Land form : San Andreas fault and earthquakes
What will happen to the world!!!
Over the next 50 million years some of the future impacts that research has shown are the following ( not yet proven):
- California will separate from the rest of North America.
- Italian "boot" will disappear.
- Australia and Asia will be linked together
- Africa will separate from North East.
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