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climate

[klī′mit]
Etymology: Gk, klima, inclination
1 a composite of the prevailing weather conditions that characterize any particular geographic region, including air pressure, temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and humidity. Because these factors affect health, they must be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of certain illnesses, especially those affecting respiration.
2 the general condition surrounding something, as in a climate of goodwill. climatic, adj.

climate

the general meteorological conditions prevailing in a given area.

climate

the total environmental effect of ambient temperature, barometric pressure, radiation, oxygen concentration, water precipitation, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and sunlight hours or cloud cover. Called also weather.

climate classes
includes tropical, semitropical, desert, arid, semiarid, temperate, subarctic, arctic, polar.
climate envelope
the range of climatic variation in which a species can persist in the face of competitors, predators and disease.
climate impact
includes overall statements of total effect of climate such as wind-chill index, temperature-humidity index, effective temperature.

Patient discussion about climate

Q. If you are an asthmatic, is it better to live in a cold climate or hot climate?

A. Well, I'm not a doctor and I guess you should consult one cause each patient can get allergic asthma from different things but as an asthmatic I can tell you it's not necessarily has to do with cold/warm tough humidity and haziness are definitely important factors for some of us. I tend to get more attacks in places with these factors and in my country, the city which is considered with the "best air" for asthmatics has a dry and cold weather...

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It inspired me to write an essay describing my understanding of our planets climate system, and it was published in the November/December 1995 issue of the Humanist.
climate system is clear; the more humans disrupt the climate, the more they risk severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts; and the world has the means to limit climate change and build a more prosperous, sustainable future.
The key findings of the AR5 Synthesis Report are: Human influence on the climate system is clear; the more humans disrupt the climate, the more they risk severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts; and the world has the means to limit climate change and build a more prosperous, sustainable future.
CPO's competitive grants play a vital role in advancing understanding of Earth's climate system and in transitioning our data, tools, information, and operations to applications the public can use to improve decision making.
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First, human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents.
The term "global warming", as I understand it, refers to the rise in the average temperature of earth's climate system since the late 19th century, as well as predictions for future warming.
The text opens by discussing the observations and technical limits of known climatology, including long-term variability, then introducing the relevance of blackbody radiation modeling and thermodynamics to understanding the climate system.
Murat TE-rkeE-, a climate scientist who has participated in some of the IPCC's work, explained that the latest report from the team showed that human influence on the climate system is clear.
The evidence for this has grown, thanks to more and better observations, an improved understanding of the climate system response and improved climate models.
The report also states that ocean warming dominates the increase in energy stored in the climate system, accounting for more than 90 per cent of the energy accumulated between 1971 and 2010.
02 percent of the energy input to the climate system," says Georg Feulner of Germany's Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

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