2 thoughts on “At NOAA, weather is climate and climate is weather”

  1. One of the first things I learned in my science education was the importance of establishing unambiguous definitions and strictly abiding by them.
    One of the greatest causes of needless controversy is equivocation – the “apples and oranges” problem that arises when two or more participants in a debate use the same words to represent different concepts. The complementary problem is using different words to represent the same concept, in which case others can never be sure what you are talking about, or even that you have a clear idea what you are talking about.
    For a ‘scientist’ to use two words such as ‘climate’ and ‘weather,’ representing two different concepts, interchangeably is a betrayal of a flawed basic education in critical thinking.
    Simply put, it is unprofessional.

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