Climatology is the study of Earth’s weather over long enough periods of time to allow for averages and trends to be developed.
Today, climatologists hold an almost sacred position among atmospheric scientists as humans struggle to understand the implications of global warming. In fact, climatology was considered by many to be somewhat routine and boring.
With the knowledge that human actions can impact the climate, however, the work of men and women in the field of climatology became paramount in government policy.
Today, climatologists are routinely consulted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the United Nations and are among the most well-known scientists to the public.