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global warming vs. climate change

[ gloh-buhl wawrm-ing ]
  1. an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate, as a consequence of the greenhouse effect.
[ klahy-mit cheynj ]
  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.

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