Why is the article omitted before “climate change”?

In the book “Advanced Grammar in Use” there is a sentence:

We will talk about climate change in a later part of the course.

  • Q1: Why is the article completely omitted in front of “climate change”?
  • Q2: Would it be wrong to say “We will talk about the climate change in the later part of the course.” and so add an article for “climate change” and change the article of “part”?


Articles are not generally used with names of phenomena such as weather, climate, rainfall when discussing them in a general sense. Of course we say ‘What will the weather be like tomorrow?’ or ‘the climate of Asia’, but ‘climate change’ is a general, worldwide phenomenon.

Source : Link , Question Author : Jan , Answer Author : Kate Bunting

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