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Climate | Energy

Climate change

the Earth

Global mean surface air temperature has risen gradually since the age of industrialisation. It is now accepted as scientifically proven that we humans are responsible for a significant part of this increase. Hence one speaks of anthropogenic, or man-made, climate change. read more

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Climate | Energy

Climate and greenhouse effect

sun and blue sky

Climate is described in terms of mean values, characteristic extreme values, and frequency distributions of meteorological parameters such as air pressure, wind, temperature, cloud cover, and precipitation over a certain period of time and larger area. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment