climate change

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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]
(meteorology)
Any change in global temperatures and precipitation over time due to natural variability or to human activity.
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Terms not seen as favorable by participants included global warming, "climate disruption," "cycles," "anthropogenic climate change," and "greenhouse gases".
We know anthropogenic climate change is a hellish reality because the scientific consensus, about which we have been instructed in countless government reports, informs us this is so.
Anthropogenic climate change is merely a symptom of a far more profound emergent reality.
Sawyer 23-26), scientists evoked Hemingway's description of the ice resting on the mountaintop not simply to highlight the beauty of the ice field but also to reinforce and popularize the message of the anthropogenic climate change. Their gesture made the loss of the mountain's glacier a powerful symbol of climate change and global warming.
Using a national probability cross-sectional sample of over 6,000 respondents in New Zealand, we examine the foundations of two core climate change beliefs: the reality of climate change ("climate change is real") and anthropogenic climate change ("climate change is caused by humans").
Understanding that politics and nature are inextricable, as Latour too would argue, Buell offers here an explication of the current crisis of anthropogenic climate change and environmental degradation that has become a way of life and, in doing so, extends the argument of his book From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Environmental Crisis in the American Century (Routledge, 2003).
It was several days before media reports and commentary on the havoc caused by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines finally began to acknowledge a possible connection to anthropogenic climate change. While no single hyper-storm can be positively attributed to human disruption of the global climate system, climate models predict that extreme weather events will increase in frequency and violence.
Along with colleagues, Marinov used models to discern whether the shrinking of the Antarctic Bottom Waters could be attributed to anthropogenic climate change.
Misrepresentation and out of context quotations are a tactic used by lobby groups to spread doubt about the scientific evidence on anthropogenic climate change.
So it is with the present mania for anthropogenic climate change. An interesting but unproven theory, it is (mis)leading us to hamstring our industry, artificially inflate energy prices, introduce the spectre of unnecessary power cuts and despoil our countryside with monstrous windmills.
Carbon dioxide, the main cause of anthropogenic climate change, can linger in the atmosphere for more than a century.
Those of us who accept the veracity of anthropogenic climate change may simply roll our eyes and snigger when we hear such nonsense, but the implications of the misinformation are potentially disastrous.