Meaning of “climate change” in the English Dictionary

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"climate change" in British English

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climate changenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈklaɪ.mət ˌtʃeɪndʒ/ us /ˈklaɪ.mət ˌtʃeɪndʒ/

Examples from literature

  • A few scientists say that people are not making climate change happen. 
  • It is true that the temperature of the Earth changed in the past, but most scientists believe that climate change today is happening because of the way people live. 
  • Scott Base is a research center for scientists studying things like Antarctica, wildlife, and climate change. 
  • Surprisingly, climate change can bring a few good things. 

(Definition of “climate change” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"climate change" in Business English

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climate changenoun [ U ]

uk us

ENVIRONMENT changes in the world's weather, particularly an increase in temperature, thought to be caused by things such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere:

Technological methods to cope with climate change will become more and more important.

(Definition of “climate change” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)