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#211104 - 05/23/13 09:40 PM Weather or not
Jackie Offline
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I tuned into a news broadcast just in time to hear the woman say that knowing about our climate is just as important as knowing about our weather.

Is there a significant difference between our climate and our weather?

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#211107 - 05/23/13 10:39 PM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]
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#211108 - 05/23/13 10:47 PM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]
Faldage Offline
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Or, to put it another way, it's the same as the difference between a batting average and an at bat.

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#211110 - 05/24/13 03:29 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Faldage]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 783
Loc: Alaska
Well, I would say that both tsuwm's NASA link and Faldage's summation are both somewhat misleading oversimplifications of climate. A place might have an average temperature of 40 degrees (scale or planet irrelevant), even over centuries or millennia, but a typical summer day might be 100 and a winter day -20. To think that 40 is somehow typical ("the climate") is a misapprehension.The usual temperature swings are part of the climate, not just the average.

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#211114 - 05/24/13 07:49 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]
Faldage Offline
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And a batter can have a hitting streak or an extended period with no hits at all.

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#211115 - 05/24/13 07:52 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]
Faldage Offline
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Even the best batter doesn't get a third of a hit at every at bat.

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#211116 - 05/24/13 10:19 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Faldage]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1311
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi

Words don't have meanings, words have function. The function of NASA's words is to promote the political idea of Global Warming in order to promote NASA's funding.

And so it goes. frown

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#211136 - 05/25/13 12:14 PM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
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Loc: Vermont
don't feed the trolls.
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formerly known as etaoin...

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#211141 - 05/25/13 04:00 PM Re: Weather or not [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1311
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Shrdla:
It is so teenage and yesterday to call a frequent vistor to this fine forum a troll. Why do you?

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