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Climate vs weather: What's the difference?

Posted: 10:31 AM, Apr 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-22 14:31:10Z

On this Earth Day, there's a lot of talk about climate change and what it means for the future of our planet.

The Earth's climate is a complex topic commonly mistaken for our everyday weather.

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While weather and climate are similar, they're not the same. And the main difference between the two is a matter of time.

The weather is the condition of the atmosphere over the short term while climate is what kind of weather we can expect over the long term.

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