Ecology and the Environment

Does global warming always make the climate warmer?
Answered by Science Channel
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  1. The term "global warming" insinuates a global increase in temperature -- this is a bit of a misnomer. Some areas do indeed experience rises in temperature as global warming occurs, but others may even get colder. The reason for this is that climate change is not simply an instant increase of temperatures; it is, in fact, a much more complex phenomenon that disrupts weather patterns and even alters animal migration. Essentially, while the term "global warming" isn't exactly wrong, it doesn't paint a full picture of the situation that climate change causes.

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