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The fallacy in mistaking weather for climate

Sep 06, 2018, 8:03 AM EDT
(Source: Roman Iakoubtchik/flickr)
(Source: Roman Iakoubtchik/flickr)

Kate Marvel, a climate scientist at Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, very articulately debunks the fallacy of mistaking weather for climate, a tactics long used to harbor and nourish the views skeptical of climate change.

Kate quotes Marshall Shepherd’s words, “weather is your mood, climate is your personality," as she spells out the four realities that the world needs to admit to avoid being fooled by the mistaken identity of weather as climate, notes Scientific American.

Extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts and hurricanes are inevitable with or without the existence of humans and so are the normal weather patterns like cooling in winters, but are we just to the climate? Climatologists have finally begun to link extreme weather anomalies to climate change, writes Wired.

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