- Climate change and global warming are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same phenomenon. What are the differences between the two concepts and what leads to the confusion between them?
Climate change refers to the long-term shift in average weather patterns that have come to define a region over time. This includes changes in temperature, precipitation, and weather patterns. Global warming, on the other hand, is a specific aspect of climate change and refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.