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glo·bal warm·ing

(glō'băl wōrm'ing),
A gradual increase in the temperature of the atomosphere and the oceans, observed since the late 19th century and thought to be due to the so-called greenhouse effect (reduction in radiation of heat from the Earth by an increase in CO2 concentration of the atomsphere). Possible public health effects of global warming include shifts in the habitats of pathogenic organisms and vectors, food crop failures, and health hazards associated with changes of climate (elevated average regional temperatures, drought, flooding).

global warming

an ecological model of world climate changes based on the greenhouse effect, exacerbated by burning of fossil fuels, massive deforestation, and conversion of cropland to industrial and other urban uses, all contributing to an increase in the earth's temperature. Major shifts in climate are not unusual in the history of the earth, which has undergone global warming in previous periods of geological history.
An increase of average global temperature—up to 1ºC—since the beginning of the 20th century

glo·bal warm·ing

(glō'băl wōrm'ing)
A nonspecific colloquialism for the phenomena related to changes in weather pattern caused by generalized elevation of ocean temperature. Although still in dispute in some quarters, recognized as a dangerous and potentially overwhelming ecologic crisis; some scientists believe it may be possible to slow or reverse the trend through limitation of greenhouse gas emissions, which are thought responsible for the rise in global temperatures.
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We need to come up with urgent measures to counter the earth's environmental problems, especially the prevention of global warming," said Takashi Mukaibo, chairman of the forum, in opening the meeting.
Mitsubishi Electric will continue to promote PV systems worldwide, thus contributing not only to the prevention of global warming in developed countries, but also to enhance social infrastructure in developing countries.
JAL decided to start offering the carbon offsetting program as part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, and in response to comments from customers who are deeply concerned about environmental protection and the prevention of global warming.

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