What’s the Difference between Global Warming and Climate Change?

The Internet is full of references to global warming. But we don’t use the term “global warming” much here at Climate Reality. Instead, we prefer to use “climate change.”Why? 

Global warming and climate change – while closely related and sometimes used interchangeably – technically refer to two different things:

  • “Global warming” applies to the long-term trend of rising average global temperatures.
  • “Climate change” is a broader term that reflects the fact that carbon pollution does more than just warm our planet. Carbon pollution is also changing rain and snow patterns and increasing the risk of intense storms and droughts.

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