Climate Basics (E3151)

What drives Earth’s climate system? Mark Twain once said, “Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” The terms “weather” and “climate” are closely related but have subtly different meanings

The Earth’s climate is a complex system and is influenced by many factors, including human activities. It has changed greatly in the past and will continue to change in the future. Depending on whether future greenhouse gas emissions stabilize or increase, we can expect warming of the planet similar to or greater than recent years.


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