Humanity lives on a restless planet. Sometime after Earth was formed about 4.5 to 4.6 billion years ago, huge continental-sized slabs of rock have slowly moved around our world, bumping into each other, grinding past each other, and also being forced downward or even upward over each other. Just over 100 years ago scientists started to realize that many aspects of our present-day world revolved around these geological changes, initially known as “continental drift” and now as “plate tectonics”. This series explores the many facets of Plate Tectonics, from its origins to the societal impacts for humanity.
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