For a #Climate Reporter, a Dreaded Question: ‘Then Why Is It So Cold?’ – The New York Times

Tierr@_de_N@die: You will never understand climate change if you don't know the difference between climate and weather.

The answer, by the way, is that climate isn’t weather. Weather is what’s happening over the short term, climate is what happens over the long term. The National Centers for Environmental Information, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says that weather tells us what to wear on a given day, while climate tells us what we should put in our closets. It’s why you don’t find many South Floridians with an extensive down coat collection.

Source (www.nytimes.com): For a #Climate Reporter, a Dreaded Question: ‘Then Why Is It So Cold?’ – The New York Times