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global warming

noun [U]
 
 
B2 an increase in the temperature of the air around the world because of pollutionEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
Translations of “global warming”
in Korean 지구 온난화…
in Arabic الاحْتِباس الحَراري…
in Portuguese aquecimento global…
in Catalan escalfament global…
in Japanese 地球温暖化…
in Italian riscaldamento globale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全球(氣候)暖化…
in Russian глобальное потепление…
in Turkish küresel ısınma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全球(气候)变暖…
in Polish globalne ocieplenie…
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