Weather and Climate - Review

In this module, you have learned that weather refers to current atmospheric conditions occurring at a particular place. Climate, by contrast, refers to weather trends and patterns occurring globally or regionally over decades, centuries, and even millennia. Extreme weather events, by definition, are rare and intense. You have learned that although scientists are still unable to conclusively link specific extreme weather events to global climate change, these events are predicted consequences of long-term changes in Earth’s climate.

Now that you have completed this module, you may return to the home menu to begin the next module, Energy: The Driver of Climate.