Can someone please look up the difference between 'climate' and 'weather'? Thanks. I had the pleasure only yesterday to help out with a science experiment in my daughter's class(grade 2). With about 5 kids per group, and only one group at a time, they were shown about 20 small objects(eraser, paperclip, styrofoam, cork, sponge, piece of cloth, short length of string, piece of wax crayon, etc) and were told to make a prediction whether each object would float in water or sink. Each child had their own chart to keep track of their predictions, and also to chart what actually happened when each object was dropped in a bucket of water. I found their behaviours during the experiment the most fascinating. Whenever they were proven wrong when the observed object did the opposite of their prediction, most were visibly upset and were quick to voice their displeasure. Some wanted to change their prediction so as to make it align with the observed effect. At this point, I explained to them that science isn't about being right, it's about being honest. A good scientist admits they made the wrong assumption and that the prediction isn't what's important. A good scientist reports the true findings of their experiment, regardless of their prediction or of the outcome or the experiment. When they were right about their findings, there was big cheers and congratulating each other on being 'right'. I also observed that the loudest and/or A-type child in the group would announce their prediction with 100% confidence, and it affected the other children's predictions as well. I observed some kids would wait until A-Type made their announcement, then use the same answer, others even changed their answer to what A-Type announced. Fascinating. I went through 5 groups of kids, and it was a real eye opener how each group, minus maybe 1 individual per group behaved in this way. I reminded each group several times throughout the experiment that being right was not important, and that's not what science is about... as a group I don't think they ever understood what I was getting at. I thought I'd share this little learned wisdom I picked up from a class of 8 year olds. Science should not be about ego, emotion, or the mighty dollar. Science research should not be influenced by these things yet I highly doubt something as controversial as man made climate change can keep these undermining factors out. When I understand the science is done properly, ie, peer reviewed, and experimented on by other scientists to the same outcome, THEN I have a lot more faith in the science. IE: anyone following the Faster than Light Neutrino experiment that threatened to turn the physics world upside down? Some might jump to the conclusion that bad science played a part. I submit that the opposite happened. The scientists that made the announcement went public with their findings because they did NOT believe the results they got, and they wanted other scientists to examine their experiment to find what they missed. Turns out it was a loose wire in one of the computers which threw off their calculations. The world can relax, Einstein hasn't been proven wrong, yet... Cheers all, shiny sides up!