Sketchplanations

Explaining one thing a week in a sketch

Weather and climate: an analogy

If weather is like the money in your pocket on any one day, climate is like your net worth over time.

I liked this simple analogy to distinguish between weather and climate in a New York Times article by Kendra Pierre-Louis. While there are many causes of extreme weather, keeping this analogy in mind helps keep some overall context even when you’re in the midst of an unexpected cold snap.

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