Eaps 327: climate, science, and society week 2 notes. Since then: the clean power plan enforcement was halted by the supreme court pending a lawsuit by several states, including indiana, in the lower courts, challenging the regulatory authority over power plants. Are global warming and climate change the same thing?- no. Global warming: a heating up of the earth system either by forcing or by feedbacks, usually in combination. This is occurring worldwide but there may be exceptions locally and regionally. Global climate change: a forcing of the earth"s climate system to global warming. Includes changes in temperature, precipitation, humidity, storm intensity, etc. Regional climate change: regional changes in temperature, precipitation, humidity, storm intensity, etc. Wood, coal, gasoline all have impurities and incomplete combustion. Carbon fuel + o2 water vapor harmless. Carbon fuel + o2 carbon monoxide smog. Carbon fuel + o2 smoke/ash/soot/pm2. 5 respiratory issues. Carbon fuel + o2 nitrogen oxides smog. Carbon fuel + o2 sulfur oxides acid rain.