Frequently Asked Questions about Climate Change (E3150)

What’s the difference between global warming and climate change? “Global warming” and “climate change” often are used interchangeably, but they have different meanings.

The Earth’s climate is dependent on both human and natural factors, making climate change a complex issue. This Fact Sheet addresses some of the most common questions about climate change. See the other Fact Sheets in this series for more details about climate change, including greenhouse gases, Michigan’s changing climate, and agriculture’s relationship to climate change. 

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