Environment Vocab: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas, and Carbon Footprint

Weather refers to changes in atmospheric conditions occurring locally over a short period. This means that it could last for a few minutes, but the weather cannot last longer than a few days. Because of this, when we say weather, we often use examples like sunny, rainy, cloudy, stormy, and the likes to depict weather conditions.

Climate refers to long-term changes. It is usually in reaction to average global temperature, humidity, and rainfall patterns over different seasons or years. This means that climate is viewed at a bird’s eye compared to weather.

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