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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.

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  • n. A sustained increase in the average temperature of the earth, sufficient to cause climate change.

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  • n. an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)

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  • Yes, that's true. They actually describe different things, so they shouldn't be used interchangeably.

    December 10, 2007

  • Actually, though I agree with your assessment of its sound, climate change is the more scientifically accurate of the two terms.

    December 9, 2007

  • Sounds a lot more urgent than the deliberately benign "climate change".

    December 9, 2007