Much in the way that the heart is a vital part of healthy body systems, the ocean is a vital part of climate systems. Just like hearts pump blood throughout bodies, the ocean pumps heat and moisture throughout the planet.
Thinking about this analogy, what does that mean for how you think about the ocean? [Allow visitors to offer their thoughts.]
Yes! This also means the ocean impacts weather.
In testing sessions involving Climate’s Heart, visitors were eager to supply examples from a domain they knew fairly well (human heart and heart-healthy behaviors) to reason about a domain that was less familiar but of interest (the ocean). Expect and amplify suggestions along the lines of we need it to survive and the way we treat it matters.
IMAGE: Clouds Real-Time shows cloud movement over the last month. Point out movement of clouds. Are there any storms that you can point out for your area?