'''Climate''' refers to a number of phenomena relative to a region and its [[weather]].
:Earth's climate is presently in a period of long, slow recovery from the [[Little Ice Age]] that ran for 300 or so years and ended in about 1850. [http://www.heartland.org/full/24849]
:"On all time scales, there is very good correlation between Earth's temperature and natural celestial phenomena such changes in the brightness of the [[Sun]]."<ref> [http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/harris061206.htm Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe] - Canada Free Press</ref>
Factors to be taken into account in order to describe a climate include:
*Minimum cold season [[temperature]]
*[[Cloud cover]] versus sunny weather
affects the viability of flora and fauna in a given region. It also affects human beings desire to live (or not live), or [[vacation]], in certain areas.
The [[Köppen Climate Classification System]] is the most widely used for classifying the world's climates.
http://www.amazon.com/Climate-Crisis-Gore-perception-warming/dp/1419686844/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product A Climate Crisis a la Gore: The real profit pushing the perception of man made global warming ] ==See Also== *[[Köppen Climate Classification System]]