Weather Versus Climate Change

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I show this video in all of my Earth science courses, early in the semester, to help students understand the differences in the scientific terminology. Too frequently, these terms are used interchangeably on the news and on websites. I like using this video as a short introduction to the vocabularly before we begin discussing weather, climate, global warming, greenhouse gases, etc. A quick search in the PAESTA Classroom under the subject Climate and Climate Change yields several news stories and activities relating to weather and climate.

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