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Climate Change

Climate change is a change in the "average weather" that a given region experiences. Average weather includes all the features we associate with the weather, such as temperature and precipitation.

Global climate change refers to changes in the climate of the Earth as a whole. The rate and magnitude of global climate changes over the long term have many implications for natural ecosystems.

For further and expanded information, try the following links: For more interactive training, use the link below for a "webcast": *MetED is a meteorology education and training site, operated by the COMET program. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.