We are afraid of natural disasters like wildfires, heat waves, and hurricanes. Instead of ignoring them, we must understand what is happening.
Understanding Weather and Climate
Now, let’s discover the exciting world of weather and climate.
What is Climate change ?
Climate change means that the weather in a place is getting different over a really long time. This could mean it’s getting hotter or rainier than it used to be.
So what’s the difference between Weather and Climate ?
Weather is like what’s happening outside right now. Look out the window, and if you see rain or snow, that’s today’s weather. Weather can change quickly and includes things like rain, wind, or even big storms like hurricanes.
Climate, on the other hand, is about what the weather is usually like in a place over many years. Is it mostly rainy or dry? Is it usually hot or cold? We figure out a place’s climate by looking at the weather there for a really long time, like 30 years or more.
Imagine you’re on vacation, and it suddenly rains a lot in a place that’s usually dry. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean the place’s usual climate has changed forever. After the rain, it will probably go back to being dry, just like it usually is.
Think of your favorite park. Sometimes, it rains a lot, even if it’s usually sunny there. But that doesn’t mean the park will always be wet. After the rain, it will go back to being sunny and fun, just like it usually is when you visit
Earth’s Warming Surface
Did you know that scientists have observed our Earth’s surface getting warmer? 🌍🌡️ In fact, over the past two decades, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of the hottest years ever recorded. 📊 This means our planet is getting hotter, which can lead to changes in our weather and climate.
Why It Matters
This warming can make our weather a bit crazy, with bigger storms or more hot days. 🌪️🌊🔥 It can affect where we live and the things we eat and see.
What you can do:
But here’s the cool part: we can be like Earth Heroes and help keep our planet safe! 🦸♂️🦸♀️we can take small actions every day to help our planet. Maybe, Just by learning more about climate change and doing little things, we can make a positive impact protect , we can protect our planet and make it better for everyone. 🌿💚
Together, we can create a greener, healthier world for all!
A video to understand the difference between weather and climate by NASA