Weather Words

Global Warming” refers to an increase in the average temperature near the Earth’s surface.

Climate Change” refers to the broader set of changes that go along with global warming, including changes in weather patterns, the oceans, ice and snow, and ecosystems; both caused by homo sapiens causing rising levels of greenhouse gases.

Anthropocene” epoch refers to the Age of Man, relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

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