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    If we want to refer to phenomena such as global warming and occurrence of storms, should we use the expression "changes in weather" or "changes in climate"? Which is the right expression?

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    Re: vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by wynnmyintuu View Post
    If we want to refer to phenomena such as global warming and occurrence of storms, should we use the expression "changes in weather" or "changes in climate"? Which is the right expression?
    If you're specifically referring to the phenomena, then I would say something like "extreme weather conditions". "Climate change" refers to the entire global problem, not just the effects on the weather. "Changes in weather" are obviously happening but this phrase alone wouldn't necessarily suggest that you are talking about the extreme conditions like storms.

    I would also say that "global warming" is a separate issue, though of course many people are linking climate change, global warming and extreme weather.

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