To what does the term “climate change” refer?

(A) The change in climate brought about in the 20th century due to the use of fossil fuels.


While “climate change” can refer to many things, the term has become ubiquitous in scientific circles with the change in climate caused by increased use of fossil fuels in the 20th century. This use did not begin in 1700, and climate change does is not used as a broad term to describe all drastic shifts in historic climates.

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