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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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Ironically, in 1953, at the very same time Langmuir was involved in making exaggerated and highly dubious claims for the efficacy of weather and climate modification, he presented a seminar at GE titled "Pathological Science," or "the science of things that aren't so." Yet there is hardly any scientific foundation for most claims about weather modification.
Climate modification is time-honored, though not clearly a winner.
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The impetus for this action came as a result of the "Orville report," generated in late 1957 by a congressionally directed study of the possibility of weather control and climate modification beginning in 1953.
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