Definition of climate change in English:

climate change

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noun

  • A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.

    ‘We have seen the Rio earth summit and the Kyoto agreement on climate change.’
    • ‘Continental oceanic margins are often areas of sensitive response to climate change.’
    • ‘In any case, climate change is already disrupting the lives of millions of human beings.’
    • ‘He has outlined three areas where he says technology can address climate change.’
    • ‘But we no longer have to look to the future for victims of man-made climate change.’
    • ‘Due to the impact of climate change, minimum temperatures have shot up two degrees in just a hundred years.’
    • ‘Thus, through climate change, deforestation is imposing costs on all countries.’
    • ‘The results will be a valuable tool to help policy makers plan how to respond to climate change.’
    • ‘One of the most visible monuments to climate change is the dead spruce forests in Alaska.’
    • ‘They outline the severe effects of global warming and the speed of climate change.’
    • ‘There is a series of five meetings taking place around the province on climate change.’
    • ‘What caused the dimming to go down and what effect will it have, if any, on climate change?’
    • ‘Now we're all part of a global effort to save the planet from the ravages of climate change.’
    • ‘Ironically, big business is aware that climate change could be a real threat to profit margins.’
    • ‘However, the threats of energy shortages and climate change are as huge as they are uncertain.’
    • ‘The increased risk of flooding due to climate change necessitates extra defences to be built.’
    • ‘As consumers we can make a huge contribution to reduce climate change by cutting down on energy use at home.’
    • ‘It is now commonly accepted that the effects of climate change will have severe impacts on all of our lives.’
    • ‘Elsewhere in your letters was reference to climate change, and part of this is caused by traffic.’
    • ‘It is not hard to find evidence of wholesale climate change in these meteorological extremes.’