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#211104 - 05/24/13 01:40 AM Weather or not  
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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?

#211107 - 05/24/13 02:39 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]  
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this too shall pass

#211108 - 05/24/13 02:47 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]  
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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.

#211110 - 05/24/13 07:29 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Faldage]  
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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.

#211114 - 05/24/13 11:49 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]  
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And a batter can have a hitting streak or an extended period with no hits at all.

#211115 - 05/24/13 11:52 AM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]  
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Even the best batter doesn't get a third of a hit at every at bat.

#211116 - 05/24/13 02:19 PM Re: Weather or not [Re: Faldage]  
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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

#211136 - 05/25/13 04:14 PM Re: Weather or not [Re: Jackie]  
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#211141 - 05/25/13 08:00 PM Re: Weather or not [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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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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