Blossoms
October 29, 2020

Weather and climate occur on different scales of time and space, and depend on different aspects of Earth's environment. Weather describes atmospheric conditions at a particular time and place. Climate is the overall statistical characteristics of weather and environmental conditions, such as long-term averages and ranges of variability, for a given place and season.

MSV Nordica
October 29, 2020

Yes, there will probably be some short-term and long-term positive benefits from global warming, but the negative costs and impacts of continued global warming are very likely to far outweigh the positive benefits over the course of this century.

Heatwave without AC
October 29, 2020

From heat-related illness, to the spread of pests and pathogens into new areas, to the accumulation of toxins in seafood, global warming is likely to have serious impacts on public health. 

2018 temperature anomaly map
October 29, 2020

Potential effects of global warming include sea level rise, more frequent and more extreme heat waves, intensification of wet and dry regional climate patterns.

Temperature-projection map excerpt
October 29, 2020

Considering some locations experience temperature swings of 30°F or more in a single day, warming of 1.8°F (1°C) might seem small, but Earth's annual temperatures are very stable when climate isn't changing.

Skiing at Lake Tahoe
November 19, 2018

From retreating snow elevations to rain-soaked powder, warming due to human-caused climate change will radically transform U.S. skiing over the remainder of the twenty-first century. 

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