- Is the weather feeling extremely hot now compared to before?
- Do you know what the climate crisis is?
- coast /kohst/
- reduce /ri-DOOS/
- canal /kuh-NAL/
- prevent /pri-VENT/
- damage /DAM-ij /
[noun] – the land next to or close to the sea
We decided to go for a swim in the calm waters of the coast.
[verb] – to become or to make something become smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, etc.
The company implemented various measures to reduce its carbon footprint.
[noun] – a long, thin stretch of water that is artificially made either for boats to travel along or for taking water from one area to another
The canal provided an important transportation route for goods and supplies.
[verb] – to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help prevent many chronic diseases.
[noun] – harm or injury
The storm caused significant damage to houses and infrastructure in the area.
The oceans hold most of the heat, not the air. The North Atlantic has its highest-ever surface water temperatures, causing a heatwave along the UK coasts. El Niño in the Pacific makes the heatwave stronger. Warmer seas also make the air hotter, making the situation worse. Scientists say we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly to address these changes.
The climate crisis is causing changes in ecosystems all over the world. In the UK, there are many fish deaths in rivers and canals because of the extreme heat. We need to take action quickly to reduce emissions and slow down global warming to prevent more damage. There are technologies and strategies that can help us lower emissions and make a difference. We need to act fast to protect our planet for the future.
True or False:
- Only a few specific regions are experiencing extreme heat, while the rest of the world remains unaffected.
- January was the hottest month globally; it had average or below-average temperatures.
- The air holds most of the heat, not the oceans.
- Taking action to reduce emissions and address global warming is unnecessary.
- Heatwaves are occurring worldwide and breaking records, indicating the severity of the climate crisis.
Fill in the blanks:
- The irrigation system relies on a network of ______ to distribute water to the surrounding farmlands.
- We took a walk along the beautiful _____, enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
- Vaccinations are essential to _______ the spread of contagious diseases.
- The car accident resulted in severe ______ to both vehicles involved.
- Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help ______ the risk of developing certain health conditions.