by Laurent Cousineau
Climate refers to the average weather of an area over a period ranging from a few months to thousands or even millions of years.
The World Meteorological Organization defines the climate as the average weather over a period of 30 years.
Often, scientists will use 30 years as a standard when discussing climate.
Furthermore, climate includes temperature, precipitation and wind.
Due to an increase in greenhouse gases
, the global average temperature will rise.
In turn, this will cause climate change
Although similar, climate is different from weather
, a subset of climate.
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