Colour image of globe showing continents

A map of the world during the early Neogene looks almost like a map of the modern world. Although plate tectonic activity has been moving continents during this time North America and Europe have only moved about two metres further apart since the start of the Neogene. However, if you could have seen the Earth from space during the Neogene you would have seen the expansion and contraction of the polar ice, especially in the northern hemisphere.

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