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Climate change

Definition:

The long-term fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, wind, and all other aspects of the Earth's climate.

It is also defined by the United Nations Convention on Climate Change as “change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods”

Source: CoRIS glossary 

Related words:

Driver - Ecosystem change - Greenhouse gas

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Climate Change 2007 Update

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Klimawandel
Español: Cambio climático
Français: Changement climatique
Nederlands: Klimaatverandering

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