- exacerbate /ig-ZAS-er-beyt/
- erosion /ih-ROH-zhuhn/
- riverine /RIV-uh-rahyn/
- dam /DAM/
- la Niña /lah NEE-nyah/
[verb] – to make something that is already bad even worse
This attack will exacerbate the already tense relations between the two communities.
[noun] – the fact of soil, stone, etc. being gradually damaged and removed by the waves, rain, or wind
Acid rain has caused severe erosion on the hillside.
[adjective] – relating to or found on a river or rivers, or the banks of a river
Alaska’s coastal and riverine villages are plagued by erosion.
[noun] – a wall built across a river that stops the river’s flow and collects the water, especially to make a reservoir (an artificial lake) that provides water for an area
The Aswan High Dam is on the River Nile in Egypt.
[noun] – the cooling of the water in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean that happens every few years and that affects the weather in many places
These were the warning signs of La Niña.
She said emergency services had carried out eighty-three flood rescues in twenty-four hours. “It shows that people aren’t heeding our advice,” Ms. Cooke said. “We will continue to issue flood advice.” “Please don’t travel unless absolutely necessary,” Climate change and La Niña may have exacerbated the flooding emergency. La Niña occurs when strong winds blow warm Pacific Ocean surface waters from South America to Indonesia. When it is absent, the temperature of the water rises. The likelihood of rain, cyclones, and daytime temperatures that are lower in Australia increases when it is present.
- Can you share an event when you encountered a storm in your area?
- Flooding is a natural occurrence. Have you experienced one? If so, how did you deal with it? If no, how will you make sure that you are prepared once it happens?
- If you are a weather journalist, how will you explain to people the importance of natural disaster preparedness?
- Do you agree that preparing for natural disasters is a necessity for people?
- How will you explain to children the importance of natural disaster preparedness?