Global warming is a term used to describe the human influence on greenhouse gases caused by large-scale emissions. Due to the warming effect of greenhouse gases, too much can increase in the average global temperature, causing severe weather shifts and changes to local climates. Some areas will, or continue to, experience severe droughts, flooding, landslides, with natural disasters increasing around most of the world.

Global warming is part of climate change, a term used to describe the change in climate due to human and non-human influences.