Recent weather versus climate climate

According to NASA, climate is defined as a long-term (30 year) pattern of weather in a particular area. On the other hand, weather, according to Merriam-Webster, is the state of the atmosphere at a place and time. In other words, climate is long-term and weather is short-term. Recent tornadoes in Kentucky have caused some to cite climate change as the reason for the bad weather.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell blamed climate change when asked about Kentucky’s unseasonable storm in December. “We do see tornadoes in December, that part is not unusual. But at this magnitude, I don’t think we’ve ever seen one this late in the year,” Criswell told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “But it’s also historic. Even the severity and the amount of time this tornado, or these tornadoes, spent on the ground is unprecedented…This is going to be our new normal and the effects that we’re seeing from climate change are the crisis of our generation,” she continued.

However, according to the Associated Press, the five deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history occurred in 1925, 1840, 1896 and 1936, killing between 203-695 people each. While fossil fuels are often blamed for global warming and severe weather, the amount of deaths caused by natural disasters has declined more than 96% over the last century according to The Wall Street Journal.

Remember what God said in Genesis 8:22–“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

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