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An explanation of how shifting tectonic plates may have shaped the Antrim Plateau in Northern Ireland over hundreds of millions of years. Caroline Nolan and Professor Valerie Hill take a trip on the local lifeboat to demonstrate that at one time the area was a scorching hot desert. The rocks along the coastline at Red Bay illustrate the point further.
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First broadcast:
7 April 2008

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as part of an introduction to the subject of historical climate change. It would also be of use in a study of plate tectonics.