Why is one or two degrees a massive amount when it comes to atmospheric temperature or a fever, but that same difference in the weather or the heat of a surface is much less noticeable?

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Why is one or two degrees a massive amount when it comes to atmospheric temperature or a fever, but that same difference in the weather or the heat of a surface is much less noticeable?

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When we talk about one or two degrees in this context, we’re talking about across the global average temperatures across the entire atmosphere. Which could range from -89C/-128F to 56C/134F.

The temperature your thermometer measures is local to that one part of the earth, the temperature we’re talking about with the atmosphere is less a measure of how hot/cold it is but how much energy the atmosphere has.

The earths atmosphere has a mass of 5.5 quadrillion tons. The amount of energy required to increase the temperature of that mass 2 degrees is ENORMOUS.

it’s like the difference between a foot of water in your bathtub , not a big deal. But A foot of rain overnight can cause massive flooding