WHAT’S THE DIF­FER­ENCE?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

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. When we talk about cli­mate change, we talk about changes in longterm av­er­ages of daily weather. The dif­fer­ence be­tween weather and cli­mate is that weather con­sists of the short-term (min­utes to months) changes in the at­mos­phere.

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