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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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Kawaguchi made the comments during a keynote speech at an international symposium on climate change to discuss the Kyoto Protocol and further actions needed for the prevention of global warming and other damaging environmental effects.
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.
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The Kanagawa Global Warming Prevention Award, presented by Kanagawa Prefecture with the aim of promoting the prevention of global warming, is an award that publicly recognizes companies that have implemented outstanding initiatives contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The company will continue to promote PV systems worldwide, thus contributing not only to the prevention of global warming in developed countries, but also to the provision of PV systems to people living in non-electrified areas.
making the use of natural resources sustainable, such as lumber, fish and shellfish, and the prevention of global warming.
Commercial-use air-conditioning and refrigeration businesses in Japan must now expedite business development and develop products with a small environmental impact to step up their response to energy conservation, the prevention of ozone depletion, the prevention of global warming and other market demands.
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.
ON Energie aim to establish effective technology for recovering CO2 from coal-fired power plants, as a way of contributing significantly to the prevention of global warming.

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