What are some short-term and long-term effects that plate tectonics have on humans?
Short term effects are earthquakes big and small
Long term are the climates created by mountains, volcanos, and oceans formed by plate tectonics.
Plate tectonics can cause major earthquakes destroying large cities where people live. that is a short term effect.
Plate tectonics cause the formation of mountains which have deserts on the rain shadow side of the mountain .
The Ocean formed by plate movements cause climate changes where warm water makes life easier and cold water currents make life harder. ( these are long term effects. )