Glossary Index
 

Climate change

Definition:

The long-term fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, wind, and all other aspects of the Earth's climate.

It is also defined by the United Nations Convention on Climate Change as “change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods”

Source: CoRIS glossary
 
Related words:
greenhouse gas

 

 
17/12/2007