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By Joanne Mattern

If the groundhog sees its shadow, there'll be six extra weeks of wintry weather. Moss grows purely at the north facet of a tree. No snowflakes are alike. you've got heard those universal sayings or ideals prior to. yet are they truly real? Can they be confirmed utilizing technology? Let's examine seventeen statements approximately Earth, climate, and the surroundings and discover which of them are correct, which of them are flawed, and which of them nonetheless stump scientists! discover no matter if all deserts are sizzling! realize even if it is actual ring round the Moon capability rain or snow is at the manner! See in the event you can inform the adaptation among truth and fiction with Is truth?

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5 million square miles (9 36 The key factor that makes a place a desert is not temperature. It is dryness. A desert receives less than 19 inches (48 centimeter) of rain each year. a lot cooler than the Mojave Desert in the western United States, where the temperature can reach a scorching 120ºF (49ºC). One of the driest deserts in the world is the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. 3 cm) of rain each year. Winters are cool there. The temperature can be as low as 32ºF (0ºC). In the summer, it may rise as high as 77ºF (25ºC).

Earth Shock: Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, and Other Forces of Nature. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002. com. 1999. htm (June 8, 2009). com. d. html (June 8, 2009). com. 2007. asp (June 8, 2009). ” State of California Department of Conservation. 2007. aspx (June 8, 2009). S. Geological Survey. ” USGS. 1999. html (June 8, 2009). Further Reading Berger, Melvin, and Gilda Berger. Hurricanes Have Eyes but Can’t See: And Other Amazing Facts about Wild Weather. New York: Scholastic, 2003.

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