TITLE

global warming

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
The entry provides information on global warming. It refers to an increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase great enough to cause changes in the global climate.
ACCESSION #
20850660

 

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