Video/Microlecture: Climate Change and the Lithosphere

A video microlecture by Raghu Murtugudde, University of Maryland, titled “Plate Movements Mountains and Climate Change”. This video lecture is part 4 of this 46-part video series titled ‘Oceanography- Chapter 16: Oceans and Climate’ available at the Murtugudde Climate Academy channel on YouTube. This video lecture, which discusses the link between tectonic plate movements and climate change, can be used as an introduction to teach about climate change and the lithosphere. It discusses how past and present plate movements contribute to the current changing climate. 

Students will learn about the lithosphere and the link between tectonic plate movement and climate change. They will also learn about the tectonic plate movements on a geological timescale and their role in creating the current global climate system.   

Use this tool to help your students find answers to: 

  1. Discuss climate change and the role of the lithosphere
  2. How do tectonic plate movements contribute to climate change?
  3. Create a timeline for plate movements and climate change.

About the Tool 

Tool NamePlate Movements Mountains and Climate Change
DisciplineEarth Sciences, Geography
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview, Tectonics, Tectonic Plates
Climate Topic Climate and the Lithosphere
Type of tool Video/Microlecture (7 min 14 secs)
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
Developed byRaghu Murtugudde
Hosted atYouTube
Computer SkillsBasic