What’s the difference between climate and weather?

In our discussions about human-induced climate change we sometimes get weather and climate confused. They are not the same thing. What is the difference between climate and weather?

According to the NASA article I reference above, “The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere “behaves” over relatively long periods of time.

A good source of science research into climate change can be found at Iowa State University’s Climate Science Institute


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