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climate change

noun
1.
a long-term change in the earth's climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature:
Melting glaciers imply that life in the Arctic is affected by climate change.
Origin of climate change
1980-1985
1980-85
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noun

any long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area; also used figuratively

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Climate change can be natural or caused by changes people have made to the land or atmosphere.

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Word Origin and History for climate change
n.

1983, in the modern "global warming" sense.

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