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- equation /ih-KWEY-zhuhn/
- casualty /KAZH-oo-uhl-teE/
- thrive /thrahyv/
- implication /im-pli-KEY-shuhn/
- adverse /ad-VURS/
[noun] – a mathematical statement in which you show that two amounts are equal using mathematical symbols
It took thirty minutes for the college students to solve the equation.
[noun] – a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war
The hurricane’s casualty toll could reach 100.
[verb] – to grow, develop, or be successful
Many people in small communities thrive because of vegetation.
[noun] – the effect that an action or decision will have on something else in the future
World leaders are concerned with the long-term environmental implications of COVID-19.
[adjective] – having a negative or harmful effect on something
The sudden change of plans had an adverse effect on the project.
The effects of climate change are challenging the ways meteorologists predict certain weather patterns. “Extreme weather has catastrophic consequences, including casualty and, as the effects of climate change suggest, these types of events are expected to become more frequent,” Met Office partnerships and product innovation head Niall Robinson said. “Given that, better short-term weather forecasts can help people stay safe and thrive.”
In an experiment to predict what will happen in an hour or two, UK radar maps from 2016 to 2018 were tested on maps from 2019. As a result, the AI system was able to identify common patterns of rainfall. 50 Met Office meteorologists found 89% of the cases to be accurate. According to DeepMind senior scientist Shakir Mohamed, the system is still in its early days but the trial shows that AI could be a powerful tool in allowing forecasters to better understand the implication of their forecasts. “This will be crucial for reducing the adverse effects of climate change today, and could potentially save lives.”
- When was the last time you were caught in a storm or heavy rainfall?
- How often do you receive local weather alerts?
- If you were a CEO, what environmental initiatives can you implement in your company?
- Do you think more people should study meteorology?
- In your opinion, why should countries invest in improved weather services?