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tags: continental drift, geology, earth science, streaming video
This video shows how the continents have split apart and drifted around the globe. Further, it also shows their predicted movements in the future [1:20]
Very cool video. ^_^
This brings the question, assuming humans survive, what will happen to the cities and infrastructure people have built millions of years into the future as continents shift? Will people have to demolish and reconstruct (not that it will happen very often, the process is slow), or build something highly technological that will allow the city to survive?
Quite nice, but the Mercator projection causes strange distortions in the polar regions, which look especially strange when animated.
Mollweide or similar approaches would look better – like Ron Blakey’s or Christopher Scotese’s paleomaps. Do you know if there are any animations like those?
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