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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Oct 20, 2023

If hot air rises and cold air falls, why is it generally hotter at lower elevations and colder at higher elevations? Why is the temperature near the equator hotter than at the poles of the earth? Why is Death Valley the hottest place on Earth when it’s not near the equator?

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