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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However, instead of focusing on risks posed by climate variability, Dr Najam urged Pakistan to tap into immense opportunities provided by a changing climate such as technological transformation, electric vehicles and renewable energy.
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And this year Swat valley may not have a good crop of apples due to climate variability. Dr Khan said that a department on climate change has been set up in USAID funded Centre for advanced studies in agriculture/ food security.
They are also in regular contact with the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment Protection to take an update on weather conditions, especially at the time of climate variability that may result in accidents," Al-Dossari said.
It also provides a Global Climate Dashboard containing a quick-look at useful data in the form of graphs related to climate change, climate variability, and climate projections.
It describes linkages among food prices, climate variability and food security in developing nations.
ESSONCAOR has been monitoring Kongsfjorden since 2010 to understand the response to climate variability at different time scales.
According to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, "Impacts from recent climate-related extremes, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, cyclones, and wildfires, reveal significant vulnerability and exposure of some ecosystems and many human systems to current climate variability. Impacts of such climate-related extremes include alteration of ecosystems, disruption of food production and water supply, damage to infrastructure and settlements, morbidity and mortality, and consequences for mental health and human well-being.
The introductory chapter presents the geographical, ecological, and social frame of the Northwest as it stands, with the second chapter outlining past climate variability and response.

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