What is the difference between global warming
and climate change ?
The terms “global warming” and “climate change” are sometimes used interchangeably, but "global warming" is only one aspect of climate change.
“Climate change” encompasses global warming, but refers to the broader range of changes that are happening to our planet. These include rising sea levels; shrinking mountain glaciers; accelerating ice melt in Greenland, Antarctica and the Arctic; and shifts in flower/plant blooming times. These are all consequences of warming, which is caused mainly by people burning fossil fuels and putting out heat-trapping gases into the air.
On the other side, deforestation helps to raise temperatures faster than normal, as forests are the largest absorber of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main culprit for global warming.