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Critically Speaking

Oct 7, 2020

In this episode, Therese Markow discusses answers to listener’s questions about climate change! She explains the difference between weather and climate and the relationship between the two, as well as how global climate change is affecting different regions and types of weather. Climate change is affecting the world and we are seeing more ways that it is affecting us every year, but there may be ways to turn back the clock by changing the atmosphere according to recent investigations. 


 Key Takeaways:

  • Weather refers to short term changes in the atmosphere and can be predicted. Climate refers to larger-scale conditions of the atmosphere over longer periods of time. 
  • The more CO2 and other contaminates that gather the warmer the atmosphere becomes. 
  • For every degree Fahrenheit of rise in ocean temperature, this can increase a hurricanes wind speed by 5-20 miles per hour. Since storm categories are classified by wind speed, sea surface temperature rises can shift a storm to the next category of severity.


"Weather doesn’t change the climate, but changes in climate can cause the weather to change over vast regions of the globe." —  Therese Markow



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