climate change definition

climate change means a 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.
climate change means any long-term significant change over durations ranging from decades to millions of years in the "average weather" of a region or the earth as a whole.
climate change means a change in the state of the climate that can be identified by changes in the variability of its properties and that persists

Examples of climate change in a sentence

  • Programme objective: Climate change mitigated and vulnerability to climate change reduced Programme grant: € 6,000,000 Programme co-financing: € 1,058,824 Programme Operator: Ministry of Environment - Estonia Donor Programme Partners(s): Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) Programme area(s): Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Environment and Ecosystems Bilateral ambitions: € 75,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations.

  • Climate change is perhaps the ultimate cumulative effect and greatest challenge.


More Definitions of climate change

climate change means a change of climate that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and that is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.
climate change means a change in the state of the climate that can be identified by changes in the variability of its properties and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer;
climate change means major changes in temperature, precipitation, or wind patterns, among other effects, that occur over several decades or longer.
climate change means a change in the climate system which is caused by significant changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases as a consequence of human activities and which is in addition to natural climate change that has been observed during a considerable period;
climate change means a change of climate attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods;
climate change means a change in the state of the climate that can be identified by changes in the mean or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer, whereby such change may be due to natural internal processes or external forcings, or to persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use;
climate change means the alteration in the composition of the global atmosphere that is in addition to natural variability over comparable time periods (as defined by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)).