Are climate change and climatic change interchangeable?

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  • jkerchek

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    Cantonese
    I just hear say climate change on radio. But I am a climatic change person.
    I don't know why the presenter is using one rather the other. Just wonder. Am I wrong?
     

    e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    The buzz phrase is climate change, referring to the global warming that is often claimed to be happening now.
    Climatic change is a neutral term that can be applied to all historical periods.
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    For me, climatic change is too close in both spelling and pronunciation to climactic change to be useful.
     
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