When it comes to climate change predictions, clouds are a pain in the butt. In fact, according to the IPCC, they’re the largest pain in the butt. They’re pretty squirrelly things: small, fast, and variable in shape, size and behavior, which makes them really challenging for climate scientists to work with. Clouds also have a big impact on the climate — and could potentially make the effects of climate change much worse. (2:53 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with the Nunavut Experiential Science 10 Unit 2 on Climatology and Meteorology.

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Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects and helped us develop a better understanding of weather and climate. (5:06 min.)

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This video from MinuteEarth explains why there are clouds.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Newfoundland and Labrador Science 2200 Unit 2: Weather Dynamics.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Northwest Territories Experiential Science 10 Unit 2 on Climatology and Meteorology.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Newfoundland and Labrador Science 1206 (Grade 10) Curriculum Unit 2 on Weather Dynamics.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Prince Edward Island Science 421A (Grade 10) Curriculum Unit 4 on Weather Dynamics.

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CurioCity resources which align with the New Brunswick Science 10 Curriculum Unit 2 on Weather Dynamics.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Nova Scotia Grade 10 Science Curriculum Unit on Weather Dynamics.

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As with many other technologies, the advantages of weather modification must be weighed carefully against its dangers.

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CurioCity resources which align with Manitoba Senior 2 (Grade 10) Science Curriculum Cluster 4: Weather Dynamics.

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CurioCity resources which align with Northwest Territories Experiential Science 10 unit on Climate and Climatology.

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Have you ever wished that you could fly up to the sky and jump on a fluffy cumulus cloud? Unfortunately, this is impossible!

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Rain falls to the ground when watervapour in the atmosphere forms droplets heavy enough to fall to earth.

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