What makes one region of Earth so dry, and another so wet? And what impact does this have on landscapes, wildlife and weather?
- Our climate shapes our planet's habitats and biodiversity.
- Climate refers to average weather conditions over 30 years.
- The planet is divided into climate zones.
- From polar to tropical, each has specific climates, vegetation and wildlife.
Weather describes the atmospheric conditions at a given time and place.
But this is not the same as climate.
Climate refers to the average atmospheric conditions, based on average weather over 30 years or more.
The climate of a region tells us what weather to expect, although on any given day, the ...
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