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Weather, climate, and global warming – Part 1

The National Climate Assessment was recently released and it focused on Global Warming and its short and long-term effects.  This column isn’t intended to change anyone’s mind either way on the subject but to provide some information and hopefully make it easier to shift through all the dross out there.
The most important thing to understand is the difference between climate, weather, and what the “Global” climate is.  First some simple definitions are in order.
• Climate - The weather conditions prevailing in an area over a long period of time.
• Weather - The state of the atmosphere at a given ...


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