noun global warm·ing \-ˈwȯr-miŋ\
: the recent increase in the world's temperature that is believed to be caused by the increase of certain gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere
: an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution
Examples of GLOBAL WARMING
- World leaders will address the problem of global warming.
First Known Use of GLOBAL WARMING
: a warming of the earth's atmosphere and oceans that is thought to be a result of air pollution
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