Global warming vs climate change

Global warming vs climate change

Global warming and climate change are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are very different things. Global warming refers to the gradual increase in temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. This is due to an increase in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO₂) being released into the environment by human activity, including burning fossil fuels and deforestation. Global warming has been linked to more extreme weather events like hurricanes, droughts and heatwaves; however these factors can also affect natural cycles of climate change over thousands of years.

What is the difference between global warming and climate change?

The main difference between global warming and climate change is that the former refers to the gradual increase in temperature of Earth's atmosphere, while the latter is a long-term change in our planet's climate.

Global warming can be thought of as one aspect of climate change, which includes many different phenomena such as changes in precipitation levels, sea ice extent and melting glaciers. In fact, global warming itself is often referred to as "climate change" or "global warming".

How does Carbon Dioxide Removal fit in?

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is a set of technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It's a response to climate change, and it can be used to reduce the amount of CO₂ in the atmosphere by offsetting its effects on global warming.

Learn more about CDR here.
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