Glossary Term: Global Warming

1. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines Global Warming as: “The estimated increase in global mean surface temperature (GMST) averaged over a 30-year period, or the 30-year period centered on a particular year or decade, expressed relative to pre-industrial levels unless otherwise specified. For 30-year periods that span past and future years, the current multi-decadal warming trend is assumed to continue.”
2. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the U.S.A.) defines Global Warming as: “The unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released by people burning fossil fuels.”

See also the term Climate Change.

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