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Video Clip

How can scientists understand what’s happening with the Earth’s climate when they can’t accurately predict next week’s weather? In this clip from his show Cosmos, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the difference between weather and climate with a simple, yet powerful visual.