There are different parts of the hydrologic cycle that have an impact the climate.
Some of these parts contribute certain effects of climate change like droughts, melting glaciers, decreasing river flows, and much more (textbook).
Some of this precipitation is captured by tree canopies and evaporates again into the atmosphere.
The precipitation that hits the ground becomes runoff, which can accumulate and freeze into snow caps or glaciers.
As our need for water outweighs the Earth's supply, scientists wonder if we may one day mine for water on the other planets and moons in our solar system.
Water has a lot of unique and amazing properties that make it so important to life.
You can learn more about the water cycle in How the Earth Works.
Water that falls to the ground and stays in the soil ends up evaporating and retiring to the atmosphere.
This runoff also comes from snowmelt, which occurs when the sun and climate changes melt snow and ice.
Finally, some of this runoff makes it way back into lakes and oceans, where it is again evaporated by the sun.