In many of the debates about climate and climate change, the debaters are often not talking about climate. Rather, they're talking about weather. A few cold days here, or a few warm days there, are not climate. Once you get past that point, however, it isn't always easy to decide whether you're looking at a climate statistic, or something that's largely weather. In the notes below, I take some looks at how we can decide what climate is (say how long it takes to have a climate trend in global temperature, or sea level) versus losing ourselves in the weeds of weather effects.
What is Sea Level's Climate Time Scale?
How to Find Climate Normals
Results on Deciding Trends in Temperatures
How to Decide Climate Trends in Temperatures
What is Climate? (2)
What is Climate? (1)
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