Weather vs. climate

While some think given all the cold temperatures and winter storms that we do not have an issue with climate change, this is one of the many MISCONCEPTIONS on the topic. Climate is our average weather over a long stretch of time. Weather is a day-to-day phenomenon. While we might be seeing some interesting features to the cold weather this winter in the US so far, please keep in mind this is not a reflection on climate. This interactive tool available through Climate Central shows how your local winters have been impacted since 1970. Overall, we see that the winter seasons are showing a high vulnerability to increases in temperature. For example: Burlington, VT (part of the Northeast) is now 7F warmer than 1970 during the winter months. Check out their website and see how your area has changed!


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