This information statement is intended to provide a trustworthy, objective, and scientifically up-to-date explanation of scientific issues of concern to the public at large. It was adopted by the Council of the American Meteorological Society on August 20, 2012.
How do we develop climate literacy and energy awareness in our students? A set of essential principles frame the key science and teaching strategies. Learn more about these principles and how they can inform your teaching.
Do you know the difference between weather and climate? And do you know how weather and climate are like walking a dog? In this animated short, the relationship between trend and variation are explained with an excellent analogy to a man walking his dog. There is much more variation in the path that the dog takes as compared with the man, but they are both headed the same way. Similarly, weather can be highly variable and climate means long term trends.