Climate and weather have had large roles to play in shaping the course of human history. They helped determine how early humans evolved, as well as where, and impacted where humans migrated to. Together, they have affected the types of crops that can be grown and the types of animals that can be hunted or domesticated, and even influenced the ways that various cultures and lifestyles developed. Even now in our modern world, where we’ve become somewhat sheltered from the direct impact of climate and weather, climate and weather work together to shape our daily lives. While climate and weather are pieces of the same puzzle, they are two distinct and separate forces that greatly influence our lives. Just how are weather and climate different from one another? Simply put, weather has to do with temporary conditions within the earth’s atmosphere , while climate has to do with the long-term weather patterns and atmospheric conditions in a specific region.


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