In the book Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World Timothy Morton writes about Hyperobjects.
Global warming is perhaps the most dramatic example of what Timothy Morton calls "hyperobjects"--Entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that they defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place. Morton explains what hyperobjects are and their impact on how we think, how we coexist, and how we experience our politics, ethics, and art.
Hyperobjects, def. objects which have a vitality to them but you can't touch them, like race or class, or climate change. Hyperobjects are massively distributed in time and space to the extent that their totality cannot be realized in any particular local manifestation.