What’s Causing The Tropics To Expand So Quickly?

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‘The Tropics are defined as the area of Earth where the Sun is directly overhead at least once a year — the zone between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

However, tropical climates occur within a larger area about 30 degrees either side of the Equator. Earth’s dry subtropical zones lie adjacent to this broad region. It is here that we find the great warm deserts of the world.

Earth’s tropical atmosphere is growing in all directions, leading one commentator to cleverly call this Earth’s “bulging waistline”.

https://theconversation.com/the-worlds-tropical-zone-is-expanding-and-australia-should-be-worried-77701

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/causing-tropics-expand-quickly/

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