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How did climate change shape Northern Ireland's coastline in the past? (audio)

How did climate change shape Northern Ireland's coastline in the past? (audio)
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Key Info
  • How did climate change shape Northern Ireland's coastline in the past? (audio)
  • Duration: 03:44
  • Audio description of peeling back layers of geological features to when the Ballycastle area was a desert environment. Subsequent rainfall caused lakes, then forests which decayed to become peat, then lignite, then the cliffs we see now.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Climate Change

  • Keywords: carboniferous rocks
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this material to inform a discussion on how our landscape may have been shaped by climate throughout history and what light it sheds on current climate change.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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