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climate change:

see global warmingglobal warming,
the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. Global warming and its effects, such as more intense summer and winter storms, are also referred to as climate
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Climate change

Attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and is in addition to natural climate variability over comparable time periods; often used to describe global warming with environmental implications including temperature and sea-level rises; changes in rainfall and the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events; groundwater, atmospheric, and ocean circulation patterns and locations; and displacement of ecosystems and commercial resources.

climate change

[′klī·mət ‚chānj]
Any change in global temperatures and precipitation over time due to natural variability or to human activity.
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This review aimed to investigate the possible impact that anthropogenic climate change may have on nutrition and food safety and on the subsequent consequences for health in developed countries.
Questions of citizenship ideals and practices by publics are relevant for anthropological enquiry into community-based organisations focused on anthropogenic climate change.
These conclusions make anthropogenic climate change a truly wicked problem (1) because of its character consisting of a threatening potential, (2) because the main consequences are distant intime or far removed from the wealthy societies whose emissions are causing the problem, and (3) because values vary between societies such that if some high emissions societies refuse to mitigate, then the global problem remains unsolved.
This article accepts as scientific fact that anthropogenic climate change results from economic activities that emit greenhouse gases (GHG) like carbon dioxide ([CO.
Beyond Zero Emissions Incorporated (BZE) is a not-for-profit research and education organisation which focuses on developing detailed plans for implementing solutions to anthropogenic climate change.
One consequence may be that the scientific focus, and therefore funding, would also reverse to attempting to disprove dangerous anthropogenic climate change, which has been a position of many skeptics?
It has been widely argued that the allocation of the costs of dealing with dangerous anthropogenic climate change should be based on historic contribution to the problem.
The science on climate change is getting more worrying, not less; the evidence over the last year has got stronger for anthropogenic climate change and we really do have a very limited window to move forward globally to get emissions down.
This was prescient, given that few contemporary ceramists have explicitly addressed anthropogenic climate change (the most pressing environmental issue today) and even fewer have actually modified their artistic activities to reduce energy expenditure or otherwise pay more than lip service to sacrifice for the beleaguered biosphere and those future generations whose lot it will be to inherit an escalating threat of extinction.
It may be a nation that almost nobody in the West has heard of, but Karakalpakstan is in many ways an indicator for what can happen when anthropogenic climate change and water shortages are projected onto politically volatile and economically vulnerable societies.
potential consequences of the anthropogenic climate change.
The mechanisms by which anthropogenic climate change might be occurring are firmly established; those by which it might not be occurring are surrounded by controversy and uncertainty.