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You have to watch many waves before you can see the tide.

When you first arrive at the beach can you tell whether the tide is going in or out? No, not quickly: it would perhaps take you fifteen min ...

When in doubt, ask... your insurance company!

“The prospect of extreme climate change and its potentially devastating economic and social consequences are of great concern to the insuran ...

Category:Who to Believe?
Weather you see from your window, climate you see from a satellite

‘Weather is what you see outside your window, climate is what you see from a satellite.’ – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at S ...

Weather vs. Climate:   'I lost 2 lbs last weekend..."'

Climate is about long term trends. Weather is short-term fluctuations.

Drawing conclusions about climate by looking at the we ...

Weather vs. climate...is like waves vs. tide.

Weather is short term and unpredictable, like ocean waves.

Climate is long-term and predictable, like the tides.

Weather is your mood and climate is your personality

"Weather is your mood and climate is your personality." — Dr. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society

Weather is like CNN.  Climate is like the History Channel.

Weather is like CNN. Climate is like The History Channel.

Weather = like a coin flip.  Climate = 1000 flips

Weather is like flipping a coin once. It is unpredictable. Climate is the average weather, measured over decades. It's like flipping a c ...

Think 'We'll adapt'?  Our infrastructure may not be able to adapt

Our very elaborate infrastructure won't work because it was designed for the climate we had, not the one we are going to have. — Dr. Richard ...

Temperature change is like walking the dog.

When CC walks his dog, he moves in a straight line, but his dog, TC, tugs on the leash and wanders right and left. TC is Temperature Chang ...

Slow down, you'll have an accident!

Living with increased CO2 in the atmosphere is like a rain shower on the highway. It doesn't necessarily cause a crash but it increas ...

Reject climate change? That harms your beach house & your kids

'If you dismiss all climate science as a hoax, I can’t help you. That’s between you & your beach house — and your kids, whose future you’re ...

Recent floods: Not just power of nature, but power of man

"(Recent floods) not just by the power of nature but by the power of man." — climate activist Bill McKibben

Obama:  "It's the fossil fuels we insist on burning..."

“...When it comes to climate change, it's the fossil fuels we insist on burning—particularly oil—that are the single greatest cause of globa ...

Category:Human Causality
Nice summer in Minnesota.  But I had to work both days!

Minnesotans say: Last summer was nice, but I had to work both days!

More intense precipitation means "When it rains, it pours"

What does "more intense precipitation" mean? It means that, in the immortal words of the Morton Salt Company, "When it rains it pours."

Category:Extreme Weather
More destructive future storms & tornadoes? Don't bet against it.

"If you’re a betting person—or the insurance or reinsurance industry—you’d probably go with a prediction of greater frequency and intensity ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Mark Twain was wrong:   We actually are doing something.

Mark Twain famously said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." It turns out that he was wrong. We have ...

Category:Human Causality
Like talking about lung cancer without mentioning smoking.

Wildfires dominate the headlines – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause. Talking about western wildfi ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Like Russian Roulette...with more and more bullets!

Climate change increases the odds for extreme weather. Like playing Russian Roulette, while adding more and more bullets to a revolver. Yo ...

Like quitting your job and playing the lottery to pay the bills.

"The odds that natural variability created these [recent weather] extremes are minuscule... To count on those odds would be like quitting yo ...

Category:Extreme Weather
It's not Vegas.   What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic

What happens in the Arctic, doesn't stay in the Arctic. The rapid disappearance of sea ice cover can have consequences that are felt all ove ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad? That's the scientific debate

‘Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad?’ This is what the scientists debate, not it could be fine. Nothing like that.’ – Dr. Justin Woo ...

Intense snowstorms!  Yep.  Actually that is global warming.

(With climate change) “we will see a shorter snow season, but more intense individual snowfall events. – Dr. Michael Mann, Climatologist at ...

Insurance companies don't care if you believe in AGW.

"Insurance companies don’t care if you believe in climate change or not: Your premiums are going up anyhow...home insurance premiums are goi ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Ignore climate change?  This increases your risk of being unlucky.

“Think of climate change as something that increases our risks of being unlucky. We need to prepare up front as we move into a warmer, hott ...

If 1º melts the Arctic, we're fools to see what 2º will do

"If 1 degee melts the Arctic, we're fools to find out what 2 degrees will do." — Bill McKibben, environmental author & founder of 350.org

I can't tell you how old you'll be when you die, but . . .

I can't tell you when you'll die, but I can tell you the average age of death of people your age. That's how life insurance companies they ...

Hurricanes are sexy, but there are worse threats

"If we never have another tornado or hurricane, the increased threat of droughts, heat waves, floods and fires are enough for us to take act ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Heat waves are the #1 weather-related killer.

"Heat waves are the greatest weather related killer in the US. Each year, it kills more people than hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, blizzard ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Hate high taxes?  Then stop Mother Nature's Extreme Weather Tax

Alarmed by Hurricane Sandy’s destruction and the current drought? Warning: Mother Nature is now imposing ‘an extreme weather tax.’

Guns don't 'cause' violence, but they make it deadlier.

Extreme weather is not 'caused' by climate change, just like murder is not 'caused' by guns. But just as greater availability of firearms ma ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Extreme weather:  Think of the atmosphere as a sponge

"Think of the atmosphere as a sponge. The hotter the air, the bigger your sponge, so it can hold more water. And when you squeeze it out, yo ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Extreme weather cause?   Like heart attack risk factors

"An obese, middle-aged man is running to catch a bus. Suddenly, he clutches his chest, falls to the ground and dies of a massive heart attac ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Extreme drought and heat waves are a threat to your freedom.

“Climate change is a threat to our freedoms. If you're a Great Plains rancher or a farmer, your freedom is enormously constrained by the fa ...

Don't fear global warming but do fear local climate destabilization

"Unfortunately, the focus remains mostly on “global warming” instead of on the bigger concern—that we are disrupting the planet’s climate in ...

Cold winter?   He won 2 hands of poker and thinks. . .

Saying a cold winter disproves long-term global warming is like the guy who wins two hands of poker and thinks he's figured out how to 'bea ...

Cold winter in Europe.   Did you check Siberia?

Cold winter in Europe, but warm in Siberia. So this disproves AGW? That's like saying: 'My keys were in my jacket, now they're not. ...

Cold snap?   A dark night disproves lengthening days?

Does a winter cold snap disprove global warming? That's like saying in April, "Don't tell me the days are getting longer. Look how da ...

Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott ...

1.4 F of warming so far has led to 40% less Arctic ice mass, Western wildfires that now consume 6x more forest, more frequent big hurricanes ...

A warming planet doesn't get rid of winter

"People across the northern hemisphere are facing the fact that a warming planet doesn't get rid of winter ... now is a good time to remind ...

A natural cycle?  Mother Nature disagrees!

"It's getting warmer. Storms are getting stronger...and it's getting harder to say this is an accident of nature" — Dr. Stephen Schneider.

'Weather Gone Wild'

Weather gone wild. "It's been a crazy two years. WIth droughts, and floods, and tornadoes and heat waves."

Category:Extreme Weather
'Tropic of Chaos'

The 'Tropic of Chaos'; the band encircling the middle of the globe between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where already-d ...

"Satan called. He wants his weather back."

Sign photographed on in the middle of Main Street, in Bison, Kansas on July 23, 2011 during the record-breaking drought.

"...Like leaving the 'fridge door open."

As the Arctic warms, so the northern continents at higher latitudes experience cold winters with heavy snow falls. It's rather like the frid ...