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Environmental Science
Nick Eyles

EESA06 Lecture 9 Page 1EESA06 Lecture 9The Plate Tectonic Future of Planet EarthWhere are we headed1 AlpineHimalayan Orogeny The building of the next supercontinent Pangea IIobduction 2 Obduction processes as Indian subcontinent collides with Asia3 Destruction of the Tethys Ocean 4 Uplift of the Himalayas and Climate Changein Africa created humansOrogenic beltcooling temperatures History Doesnt Repeat Itself But it Often Rhymes Earth History tells us of the futureOn the cusp of a resource boom Pacific is closing Atlantic could be closing Everything is heading in the Japan directionLocus of next super continentsouth east asia Obductionprocess where continents collide togetherearthquakes India colliding into Asia creating Himalayans Effects are felt over a very large areaChina Pakistanexperience major earthquakesStarted around 20 million years agoMediterranean is a remnant of the ocean that laid between Africa and Europe
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