climate change, global climate change(noun)
a change in the world's climate
Changes in the Earth's climate, especially those said to be produced by global warming.
Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is caused by factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions, and human-induced alterations of the natural world; these latter effects are currently causing global warming, and "climate change" is often used to describe human-specific impacts. Scientists actively work to understand past and future climate by using observations and theoretical models. Borehole temperature profiles, ice cores, floral and faunal records, glacial and periglacial processes, stable isotope and other sediment analyses, and sea level records serve to provide a climate record that spans the geologic past. More recent data are provided by the instrumental record. Physically based general circulation models are often used in theoretical approaches to match past climate data, make future projections, and link causes and effects in climate change.
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Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.
Is a term used to describe a noted percentage of a degree of change in the statistical distribution of a variety of weather pattern or temperature on planet earth over a variety of time periods ranging from a decade to a number of million years.
Scientists are studying climate change through a variety of different ways to try to map the cause of this change and how it can affect the planet now and in the future.
The numerical value of climate change in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of climate change in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For us climate change is not an event in the future. It's an event that we're dealing with now…our entire survival is at stake
Nature's greatest force is that of thought. Climate change, and all problems in fact, result from people's egoistic relationships.
At present, we have a policy-response (to climate change) shaped by sophisticated climate science, brilliant technology and pop behaviourism, based on simple assumptions about carrot-and-stick incentives.
Power plants are not only causing climate change, but they might also be affected in major ways by climate, (Due to) climate change it will be increasingly difficult to provide reliable services at affordable costs.
I am leery of attributing everything bad in nature to climate change, sorting out what's specifically due to climate change and what's not is a difficult and sometimes impossible task. That said, it's clear climate is changing all over the world, including in Nepal.
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Translations for climate change
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- تغير المناخArabic
- изменение на климатаBulgarian
- canvi climàticCatalan, Valencian
- klimatické změnyCzech
- newid hinsawddWelsh
- klimaændring, klimaforandringDanish
- Klimaveränderung, Klimawandel, KlimawechselGerman
- cambio climáticoSpanish
- changement climatiqueFrench
- athrú aeráideIrish
- atharrachadh aimsirScottish Gaelic
- जलवायु परिवर्तनHindi
- időjárás változásHungarian
- cambiamento climatico, mutamento climaticoItalian
- שינוי אקליםHebrew
- 기후 변화, 氣候變化Korean
- klimaendringNorwegian Nynorsk
- mudança climática, das Alterações ClimáticasPortuguese
- изменение климатаRussian
- பருவநிலை மாற்றம்Tamil
- iklim değişikliğiTurkish
- зміна климатуUkrainian
- biến đổi khí hậuVietnamese
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