Climate or weather?

There is often some confusion about these terms.

Climate change refers to a long-term trend. The weather is what happened yesterday or last season. Mt. Kilamanjaro has been losing its ice cap. But this past winter it was covered in snow. Some cite this as “proof” that the climate is not on a warming trend. But it is probably just weather.

This was a cold winter over much of the world. Weather? Or trend (climate)?

Climate Debate Daily provides an interesting forum for opposing views about climate change. It has a deep listing of articles, papers, editorials and other writings that present both sides.


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