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Global Warming vs. Climate Change ex def

"Global warming" describes an average temperature increase of the Earth over time.  "Climate change" describes how weather patterns will be affected around the globe.  These changes could be manifested in changes in climate averages as well as changes in extremes of temperatures and precipitation.  It is likely that the changes will vary depending on what region you are in.  "Global change" describes other effects that don’t fall into either category, like socioeconomic and ecological impacts.

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