Monday, November 19, 2012

It's all so confusing: If "climate" is defined as average weather over 30 years, how does one storm that lasts a few days qualify as a "climate" event rather than a "weather" event?

Sierra Club Launches 'Climate Comes Home' to Collect Personal Stories about Climate Change
WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--November 19 - Today Sierra Club launches a new site to catalog the devastation from Hurricane Sandy and other climate events wreaking havoc on our communities. “Climate Comes Home” collects and shares stories, photos and videos documenting the human impact of the latest extreme weather events supercharged by climate disruption.
The Sierra Club is committed to cataloging the human toll from climate emergencies and using these firsthand experiences to compel our leaders to solve the climate crisis with bold and immediate actions.
Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the "average weather," or more rigorously, as the statistical description in terms of the mean and variability of relevant quantities over a period of time ranging from months to thousands or millions of years. The classical period is 30 years, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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