Asking since some people, despite it coming up for years, just can't seem to keep them straight. Climate change is when the earth wobbles on its axis every 27k years or so (called precession). It changes the distance between the sun and different parts of the planet on a 27k year cycle, and that change in distance causes climate change. You'll find it recorded in the fossil record, the geologic record, and on a smaller scale in known history where they have documented the various ice ages, glacial melts, and the most recent "little ice age" corresponding to the Dark Ages.
Man-made climate change is the idea that the parasitic species known as homo sapiens is SO powerful, they have the ability to alter that 27k year cycle, which has been recurring for over 4 billion years, to the point that it could actually do damage to the planet (as opposed to temporarily damaging the homo sapiens' immediate environment in ways that require them to adapt or die out, leaving a perfectly intact planet which will thrive with or without them for at least another 4 billion years).
Is there still some part of that that isn't clear, since some people keep running around insisting people who fully acknowledge and understand climate change actually don't, just because they don't also subscribe to the silly notion of man-made climate change that's more powerful than 4.5 billion years of nature?
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