- unprecedented /uhn-PRES-i-den-tid/
- severity /suh-VER-i-tee/
- irreversible /ir-i-VUR-suh-buhl/
- swiftly /SWIFT-lee/
- imminent /IM-uh-nuhnt/
[adjective] – never having happened or existed in the past
The company achieved unprecedented success with its latest product launch, breaking all previous sales records.
[noun] – seriousness
The severity of the storm led to widespread power outages and significant property damage.
[adjective] – not possible to change; impossible to return to a previous condition
The damage caused by the earthquake was irreversible, leaving the town in ruins and displacing its residents.
[adverb] – describes the manner or way in which an action is done, emphasizing speed or quickness
The athlete swiftly ran across the finish line, securing first place in the race.
[adjective] – coming or likely to happen very soon
Dark clouds filled the sky, indicating an imminent thunderstorm.
It’s important to note that most of the heat is stored in the oceans rather than the atmosphere. The North Atlantic is currently experiencing its highest-ever surface water temperatures, leading to a marine heatwave affecting the coasts of the UK. Simultaneously, an El Niño event is developing in the Pacific, compounding the heatwave’s impact. When the seas are warmer than usual, it results in higher air temperatures. This release of heat into the atmosphere exacerbates the situation. Climate models predicted these alarming trends, underscoring the urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The effects of the climate crisis are already apparent, with irreversible changes occurring in ecosystems around the world. For instance, the UK has witnessed an unprecedented number of fish deaths in rivers and canals due to extreme heat. It is crucial to act swiftly to reduce emissions and slow down global warming in order to mitigate the unfolding climate disaster. While we are facing an imminent climate crisis, there is hope in embracing technologies and strategies that can help lower emissions. We are in a race to prevent the rapid escalation of climate change and safeguard the future of our planet.
- Have you personally experienced or observed any extreme heat events in your region? How have these events impacted you or your community? If not, what are your thoughts or concerns about the increasing occurrence of heatwaves globally?
- How did the extreme heat events you experienced affect your daily life or activities?
- Are you familiar with the concept of marine heatwaves and their impact on global climate patterns?
- What actions do you think individuals, communities, and governments should take to mitigate the effects of global warming?
- What technological advancements or strategies do you think could help lower emissions and combatclimate change?
- El Niño
- climate crisis
- greenhouse gas emissions