Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Global Warming and Climate Change - the Cause and the Effect
A nicely concise definition of 'global warming' describes the phrase to be a noun, with the meaning"An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change."
Global warming is a noun.
First we note that the two words "global warming" used together are considered a noun.
A noun is a person, place or thing so we understand that the phrase "global warming" is some thing.
From the definition we can guess that "global warming" is something that is probably a phenomenon
indicating an increased temperature of the earth's atmosphere, the air surrounding the earth.
Not the air over our hometown or region or country but the air, the atmosphere of the globe, the sphere
that is our planet earth. The measurement is of the layer of atmosphere close to the earth's surface,
both over the land and the sea.
Average temperature is something weather announcers talk about.
Continued . . .
Continue for more of this informal science lesson global warming, temperature averages, climate change, etc.
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