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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).
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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The anthropogenic global warming hypothesis is not supported by testable evidence.
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The major GOP presidential candidates, except for Jon Huntsman, dismissed anthropogenic global warming, which is global warming caused by human activity.
The scientists believe that these changes are due to the combined effects of the natural cycle and anthropogenic global warming, which now seems to have a greater role than early in the twentieth century."
They talk about manipulating the peer review process to strengthen the position of those who champion anthropogenic global warming (AGW).
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* The funding by Exxon Corporation of groups opposing the concept of anthropogenic global warming, the controversy surrounding this activity, and the attempt by the Royal Society of London to suggest that this funding be terminated.