Climate change refers to alterations of the climate in an ample sense. These processes happen at different scales and include global warming. We say that greenhouse gases cause 'global warming' or greenhouse effect. Imagine being inside a greenhouse it is warm inside there compare to the outside environment. Global warming is more of the greenhouse effect. It refers to the increase in temperature and the corresponding alterations such as ice melting at the poles and mountains. It also increase of the level of water in the ocean that may threaten lowland places/peoples.
Climate change is more ample as a term than global warming. When we refer to climate change we include all the alterations caused by global warming plus other climate alterations. In some places the temperatures are actually expected to drop instead of increase. Climate change include a variety of climate alterations, such as flooding, droughts, ice melting and for example changes in ecosystem composition (adaptation to climate change--plant or animal migrations or local extinctions, arrival of fast colonizers).
There is more to both terms than I exposed here yet I hope this helps. Even if you will see these terms used as interchangeable, now you know they aren't the same.
by ThunderKeys 7 years ago
I'm confused. I've read and heard arguments that global warming is really just part of a natural temperature change process for the earth. I've also read that it's completely man-made? Is it one or both of these? Please explain.
by T 5 years ago
Global Warming? What is worse, cows (flatulance), worms or are humans really the culprits?No Fooling: Cow burps and farts contribute to climate change and a new study by an international team of researchers says earthworms could be contributing to global warming. “Our results suggest that...
by Sychophantastic 4 years ago
These are results of a public policy poll:Q1 Do you believe global warming is a hoax, ornot?Do ................................................................... 37%Do not ............................................................. 51%Not sure...
by emievil 9 years ago
I came upon this news that a study showed majority of the Americans do not believe humans caused global warming / climate change. Any idea if this is true? What about the rest of the world, what do we believe?This is the website - http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 … -activity.
by Pamda Man 9 years ago
I recently did some research on global warming. I found out that the USA is emitting over 25% of the world's polluting gases. These include sulphur dioxide which causes acid rain, and nitrous oxides which causes health problems. I find this very alarming, as the USA, as a developed country, is...
by Randy Godwin 16 months ago
Why do you not believe in Global Warming/Climate Change?I have no doubt our earth is warming at an alarming rate. One of the reasons I think this is because of the photo I included with the question. Otzi--the Iceman--was frozen over 5000 years ago and has remained that way through all sorts of...
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