Wind and ocean currents allow temperature in
Earth to not be too extreme. Think of the
Earth as a giant salad bowl and the currents as
giant mixing spoons that you use to spread the
salad dressing as evenly as possible. If not
for wind and ocean currents, temperatures here on
Earth will be too extreme (very hot in the tropics
and very cold in the poles). Ocean currents
from the equator deliver warm waters from the
tropics and bring them to the poles. It also goes
the other way: cold waters from the poles get
circulated and gets warmer as they get near the
equator. Of course, wind currents do the same
thing. So you can see that currents are very
important in regulating Earth's temperature.
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