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The sub-tropics are climatically very variable. Most of this zone is arid or semi-arid, but there are some wet areas. The wet areas also vary considerably. Some of them have quite cold winters where the temperature just manages to keep a few degrees above zero, others keep comfortably above zero. Sub-tropical wet climates can be found at the northern ...


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If plants were growing poorly when atmospheric CO2 was 200ppm, it was probably because Earth was in the middle of an ice age and covered with glaciers, not because plants were starved of carbon dioxide. All things being equal, increasing the amount of carbon dioxide available in the atmosphere can benefit some plants, but the problem is that all things do ...


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Musk didn't state his reasoning, but the only benefits of higher CO2 levels that I can see are that a) plants grow more vigorously, so therefore we can expect better crops, and where damaged forest is left alone it will regenerate more quickly, b) climate warming is an insurance against the next ice age or little ice age. There was a Little Ice Age between ...


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There are two ways to get this done: 1- you can select the specific domain of interest when downloading the files. This is highly preferred when you have to download a large number of variables and years. ERA5 netCDF are offered in two different formats: either at hourly time steps, or at monthly averages (see this). If you need a sub-monthly time steps the ...


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