Weather vs. Climate

Climate describes the average or typical conditions of temperature, relative humidity, cloudiness, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and other meteorological factors that prevail globally or regionally for extended periods. Weather describes the hourly or daily conditions that people experience each day. This is why it’s often said that “Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get.”

People expect the weather to change and experience those changes daily. It’s harder to see how climate is changing because climate is measured over many years rather than as single events. Like weather, climate may change differently in different places. Unlike weather, climate represents trends made up of all the weather variables in a region. Changes in the trends can be subtle, but over time they indicate that what is “normal” is shifting.

  1. Dead Zones - Click HERE for video
  2. Ocean Warming - HERE
  3. Sea Level Rise - HERE
  4. Coral Bleaching -
  5. Fish Migration
  6. Wetlands Flooding -
  7. Ocean Acidification -
  8. Feedback Loops -acidification also appears to be reducing the amount of sulfur flowing out of the ocean into the atmosphere. This reduces reflection of solar radiation back into space, resulting in even more warming.

How carbon dioxide moves around the planet:
how carbon dixoide moves around the planet