‘But It Was So Cold’ Said a Hundred Posts – The Difference Between Weather and Climate
I'm a lifetime lover of science. All the different scientific disciplines from physics and geology to meteorology and astronomy are fascinating.
The exploration of our world and adding to the accumulated knowledge of humanity is as interesting as it is important. Drilling down to the what and whys, without agenda, is the core of science and a reason I love it.
But, science can be complicated and tedious. And that can lead to confusion. I know for myself, that if a subject is explained in a straightforward way, I can grasp a difficult concept and understand the larger picture.
A man who has a gift for this kind of discussion is astrophysicist Neal deGrass Tyson. He can communicate the big, dense ideas in science in a way that makes sense to me.
In this video from the TV show Cosmos, he explains the difference between weather and climate in a way that clicked with me. Which is why I want to share it with you:
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