Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing areas around the world. While some areas are experiencing more droughts, other regions are facing increased flooding. Even the chemistry of the ocean is changing.
Luckily, it's not too late to make a difference.
While the term "weather" refers to the day-to-day conditions we experience, "climate" refers to long-term trends in factors such as temperature, wind, and precipitation.
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