Weather vs. Climate | Meet the experts

By European Space Agency, ESA on youtube.com

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Andy Shepherd is a climate scientist working at the University of Leeds in the UK and with the European Space Agency. He explains the difference between weather and climate and how satellites are used to monitor the polar regions. He talks about the retreat of sea ice in the Arctic, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, and the acceleration of Antarctic glaciers. He emphasizes the importance of long-term records in order to separate the effects of weather and climate. He also discusses how satellite measurements are essential to monitor the polar regions and to predict future sea level rise.