the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
a region or area characterized by a given climate: to move to a warm climate.
the prevailing attitudes, standards, or environmental conditions of a group, period, or place: a climate of political unrest.
- sub·cli·mate, noun
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How to use climate in a sentence
With $25 million closed already from themselves and several family offices, the fund has begun investing globally with particular interests in digital health, ecommerce, digital entertainment and gaming, robotics and climate change.With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan want to keep founding alongside the right teams | Eric Eldon | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
A similar sort of climate change retreat is already happening in places like Louisiana, where officials are encouraging residents to move to higher ground instead of rebuilding homes increasingly flooded as sea levels rise.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides | Ula Chrobak | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Also yesterday, Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos spoke at a Fortune virtual event on the links between climate, health and equity.Why Accenture thinks the ‘Henry Ford moment of the digital era’ is coming | Alan Murray | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
Experts blame the wildfire surge on a combination of poor forest management and human-caused climate change.Wildfire smoke and COVID-19 are a one-two punch for indoor air quality across the U.S. | dzanemorris | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
Rhinoviruses and adenoviruses, which typically cause mild illnesses such as colds, have less distinct patterns and infect people throughout the year in every climate.COVID-19 may one day come and go like the flu, but we’re not there yet | Kate Baggaley | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
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 | Jay Michaelson | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.”
No cheers for those who push and vote against taking climate change seriously.
Sadly, this choice between growth and climate change may not be necessary.
It succeeds best in a deep rich loam in a climate ranging from forty to fifty degrees of latitude.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
However, a sojourn in a milder climate might prolong his life for a few months; so he advised Algeria.Bastien Lepage | Fr. Crastre
The climate of those mountains is cold rather than temperate, and less healthful than sickly.
The soil is very rich, and the climate as good as any in the world, wheat and Indian corn both growing round the mountain.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
In general, the climate of the entire state is mild with few extremes in temperature.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for climate
the long-term prevalent weather conditions of an area, determined by latitude, position relative to oceans or continents, altitude, etc
an area having a particular kind of climate
a prevailing trend or current of feeling: the political climate
- climatic (klaɪˈmætɪk), climatical or climatal, adjective
- climatically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for climate
The general or average weather conditions of a certain region, including temperature, rainfall, and wind. On Earth, climate is most affected by latitude, the tilt of the Earth's axis, the movements of the Earth's wind belts, the difference in temperatures of land and sea, and topography. Human activity, especially relating to actions relating to the depletion of the ozone layer, is also an important factor.
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Cultural definitions for climate
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