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Climate change refers to the permanent replacement of well-established weather patterns with new ones (which may initially initially be described as "unusual" or "strange" until the new pattern becomes apparent).
Climate change is also one of the major effects of global warming, and is often used as a synonym for it in order to disarm the fallacious but frequently-used claim that cold weather disproves global warming. Climate change due to global warming includes unusually hot and unusually cold weather in different areas, as well as unusually wet or dry weather.
- Wikipedia: "Climate change is a long-term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years."
- Conservapedia: "Climate change is the collective term for the the alleged effects of global warming."
- dKosopedia: "Climate change is currently the top issue at the G8..."
- SourceWatch: "'Climate change' can include 'natural' changes but the primary concern and focus is on human activities that are contributing to global warming."
- 2009-02-01 [Talk|Index] Ocean Acidification: The ''Other'' CO2 Problem § “In brief: The oceans absorb a portion of CO2 emissions; this ... forms carbonic acid, [causing] acidification of the oceans [, which] impedes the formation of coral and shells, and within decades, if trends continue, the calcium carbonate that forms the skeletons of many ocean organisms will become unstable and simply dissolve.”