Did “Global Warming” change to “Climate Change” because the supporters realized they were wrong but didn’t want to lose the funding?
Climate Change has been used in scientific literature among meteorologists for several decades. ‘Global warming’ refers to rising global temperature averages, and ‘climate change’ refers to the activities of a changing climate, such as heat waves, stronger hurricane systems, etc. ‘Climate change’ wasn’t so frequently heard about in mainstream news until relatively recently, but it’s been around for a long time.
I work a good deal with meteorologists and meteorology students, so if you have any questions you can shoot them my way.