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global warming

n.
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.

global warming

n
(Physical Geography) an increase in the average temperature worldwide believed to be caused by the greenhouse effect

glo′bal warm′ing


n.
an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.
[1975–80]

global warming

An increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase great enough to cause changes in the global climate. Many scientists believe that the Earth has been in a period of global warming for the past century or more, due in part to the increased production of greenhouse gases related to human activity. See more at greenhouse effect.
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Noun1.global warming - an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)global warming - an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
heating, warming - the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
Translations
globální oteplování
global opvarmning
ilmaston lämpeneminen
globalno zatopljenje
globális felmelegedés
地球温暖化
지구 온난화
global uppvärmning
อุณหภูมิความร้อนของโลกที่เพิ่มขึ้น
sự ấm lên toàn cầu

global warming

nriscaldamento dell'atmosfera terrestre

global warming

ظَاهِرَةُ الِاحْتِبَاسِ الـحَرَاريّ globální oteplování global opvarmning Erwärmung der Erdatmosphäre φαινόμενο του θερμοκηπίου calentamiento del planeta ilmaston lämpeneminen réchauffement climatique globalno zatopljenje riscaldamento globale 地球温暖化 지구 온난화 opwarming van de aarde global oppvarming globalne ocieplenie aquecimento global глобальное потепление global uppvärmning อุณหภูมิความร้อนของโลกที่เพิ่มขึ้น küresel ısınma sự ấm lên toàn cầu 全球变暖

glo·bal warm·ing

n. calentamiento global, aumento de los niveles de gases tales como el dióxido de carbono que provoca el alce de la temperatura de la tierra y que puede afectar muchos sistemas biológicos, incluyendo la salud del ser humano.
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