Erosion and Tectonics Shaping the Planet

We all live on a planet that is billions of years old that has undergone billions of years of pressure, shifting and erosion, shaping it into what it looks like today. The movement of plates is not significant on a human timeline, but has still be the cause of so much movement over millions of years. This is not a game that humans should be trying to win at, the Earth will outlive each human by billions of years. The time frames are just so different. Continents have been both built and split completely in two. Tectonics act as a conveyor belt, smashing parts of one plate into another. Additionally, the Earth also tears itself apart in the form of earthquakes, devastating settlers.

Earth’s Plates via Rice University

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website at WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: