What does climate change mean?

Definitions for climate change

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. climate change, global climate change(noun)

    a change in the world's climate


  1. climate change(Noun)

    Changes in the Earth's climate, especially those said to be produced by global warming.


  1. Climate change

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Climate Change

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. climate change

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of climate change in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of climate change in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ryan Bathrick:

    Leaf rust was an effect of climate change.

  2. Yang Xin:

    This is direct evidence of global climate change.

  3. Gina McCarthy:

    Climate change is the greatest threat of our time.

  4. Judith Curry:

    We need to push the reset button on climate change.

  5. Sean Bolton:

    I think climate change is a government scare tactic.

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