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I can't tell you how old you'll be when you die, but . . .

I can't tell you when you'll die, but I can tell you the average age of death of people your age. That's how life insurance companies they ...

A warming planet doesn't get rid of winter

"People across the northern hemisphere are facing the fact that a warming planet doesn't get rid of winter ... now is a good time to remind ...

You have to watch many waves before you can see the tide.

When you first arrive at the beach can you tell whether the tide is going in or out? No, not quickly: it would perhaps take you fifteen min ...

Weather = like a coin flip.  Climate = 1000 flips

Weather is like flipping a coin once. It is unpredictable. Climate is the average weather, measured over decades. It's like flipping a c ...

Cold snap?   A dark night disproves lengthening days?

Does a winter cold snap disprove global warming? That's like saying in April, "Don't tell me the days are getting longer. Look how da ...

"...Like leaving the 'fridge door open."

As the Arctic warms, so the northern continents at higher latitudes experience cold winters with heavy snow falls. It's rather like the frid ...

Cold winter in Europe.   Did you check Siberia?

Cold winter in Europe, but warm in Siberia. So this disproves AGW? That's like saying: 'My keys were in my jacket, now they're not. ...

Temperature change is like walking the dog.

When CC walks his dog, he moves in a straight line, but his dog, TC, tugs on the leash and wanders right and left. TC is Temperature Chang ...

Weather vs. Climate:   'I lost 2 lbs last weekend..."'

Climate is about long term trends. Weather is short-term fluctuations.

Drawing conclusions about climate by looking at the we ...

M. Twain:  Climate is what you expect.   Weather is what you get.

Climate = what you expect. Weather = what you get. Variation: When travel, climate determines what you pack. Weather determines what ...

Weather vs. climate...is like waves vs. tide.

Weather is short term and unpredictable, like ocean waves.

Climate is long-term and predictable, like the tides.

It's stopped warming?   Waves vs. tides.

Have you ever stood on a beach and watched the tide coming in? The long-term trend (the water level steadily rising) is hidden behind sh ...

Cold winter?   He won 2 hands of poker and thinks. . .

Saying a cold winter disproves long-term global warming is like the guy who wins two hands of poker and thinks he's figured out how to 'bea ...

Weather is like CNN.  Climate is like the History Channel.

Weather is like CNN. Climate is like The History Channel.

Mark Twain was wrong:   We actually are doing something.

Mark Twain famously said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." It turns out that he was wrong. We have ...

Even with A Fever, I can still dance!

Sound silly? So is saying, 'Because it is snowing today there cannot be global warming.'

Intense snowstorms!  Yep.  Actually that is global warming.

(With climate change) “we will see a shorter snow season, but more intense individual snowfall events. – Dr. Michael Mann, Climatologist at ...

Weather is your mood and climate is your personality

"Weather is your mood and climate is your personality." — Dr. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society

Weather you see from your window, climate you see from a satellite

‘Weather is what you see outside your window, climate is what you see from a satellite.’ – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at S ...

Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott ...