global warming

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First attested in the 1950s. Came into common use in the mid-1970s, with Wallace Smith Broecker's paper "Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?" (1975) and Mikhail Budyko's statement in 1976 that "a global warming up has started".

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global warming (uncountable)

  1. A sustained increase in the average temperature of the Earth, sufficient to cause climate change.

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