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weather vs. climate

Weather is what we see when we look outside our window or take a walk outside. Is it hot or cold today? Is it sunny, raining or snowing? Weather changes everyday, even multiple times a day. That is why you might check the weather report before getting dressed for school. 

Climate is how we describe weather over a long period of time for a specific area. For example, the climate in the Bahamas is much warmer than the climate in Alaska.

climate change

Climate change is how scientists describe and measure what is happening to all of the Earth's climate. Scientists have determined that the Earth's climate is changing due to human activity. These changes are causing problems across the entire world.

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