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Weather and Climate

A common misconception made about climate change is the difference between “weather” and “climate.” Weather is either the current state of the atmosphere or changing conditions within a period of a few days or weeks. Climate is the average weather condition over a long duration of time (i.e., months, years, or millennia). Changes in weather are not representative of changes in climate.

Tremendous uncertainty surrounds the future state of our climate and the potential impacts it may have on society and our natural environment. Therefore, I believe it is important to keep up to date on current scientific research findings as well as ongoing weather phenomena around the world. Here are some terrific sites that discuss these topics:

Skeptical Science

Real Climate

Jeff Master’s WunderBlog