Origin of climate
Synonyms for climate
Examples from the Web for climate
Contemporary Examples of climate
As uncovered by the climate blog desmogblog, the Ethical Oil meme dates to a 2010 book by Ezra Levant.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
From Ann Coulter on Ebola to evangelicals on climate change, 2014 was full of award-worthy science denialism.
She seems to think that “climate science” is “long range weather forecasting.”
Sadly, this choice between growth and climate change may not be necessary.
It would be difficult to find an issue with less resonance with the vast majority of voters than climate change.
Historical Examples of climate
The climate of Cumberland does not overpower one—the air is of a quality that urges you on to think and do.
The climate of Cannes has been the subject of a considerable variety of opinion,—the preponderance being, however, in its favour.
There seems to have been then only one climate over the whole globe, caused, no doubt, by the internal heat of the earth.Gospel Philosophy
J. H. Ward
There are but few plants suitable for hedges in our climate.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
The climate of the interior of Alaska varies as much as any climate.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
Word Origin for climate
late 14c., "horizontal zone of the earth," Scottish, from Old French climat "region, part of the earth," from Latin clima (genitive climatis) "region; slope of the Earth," from Greek klima "region, zone," literally "an inclination, slope," thus "slope of the Earth from equator to pole," from root of klinein "to slope, to lean" (see lean (v.)).
The angle of sun on the slope of the Earth's surface defined the zones assigned by early geographers. Early references in English, however, are in astrology works, as each of the seven (then) climates was held to be under the influence of one of the planets. Shift from "region" to "weather associated with a region" perhaps began in Middle English, certainly by c.1600.