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Sliding Plates and Colliding Continents

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From: A Brief History of the Earth's Climate

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In this chapter, Earle explores the role of plate techtonics in the Earth’s climate. Key factors include albedo, continent drift, volcanism, and the formation of mountain ranges.

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Steven Earle

Steven Earle, PhD, has taught university Earth Science for almost four decades and is author of the widely used textbook, Physical Geology. He participates in climate change research and community engagement with climate change solutions in the areas of transport and land stewardship on Gabriola Island, Canada, where he lives with his family.