- Is your country currently experiencing environmental issues?
- Do you think the daily changes in weather, like sunny or rainy days, can affect the overall climate in the long term?
- pattern /PAT-ern/
- recent /REE-suhnt/
- climate /KLAHY-mit/
- warning /WAWR-ning/
- urgent /UR-juhnt /
[noun] – a particular way in which something is done, is organized, or happens
The company noticed a pattern of declining sales during the winter months, year after year.
[adjective] – happening or starting from a short time ago
The company implemented recent changes to its website design to improve the user experience.
[noun] – the general weather conditions usually found in a particular place
The climate in tropical regions is characterized by high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year.
[adjective] – used to show that there might be danger or a problem in the future
The warning signs posted along the hiking trail alerted visitors to the presence of bears in the area.
[adjective] – very important and needing attention immediately
The patient’s condition is critical, and they require urgent medical attention.
True or False:
- The collapse of the AMOC would have minimal effects on global weather patterns and would not impact everyone.
- A recent study in the journal Nature addressed the potential collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current (AMOC) if greenhouse gas emissions continue.
- The AMOC’s collapse could have serious consequences for global weather patterns, affecting people worldwide.
- Its collapse would not lead to extreme winters, rising sea levels, or changes in monsoons.
- Urgent action is indeed needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow Arctic ice melting to mitigate the risk of the AMOC collapse and its impacts on weather patterns.
Fill in the blanks:
- In a ______ study, researchers found a correlation between regular exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
- The scientists identified a distinct weather _______ that led to the occurrence of severe storms in the region.
- The flashing _______ lights on the road indicated that the bridge was closed for repairs.
- The deadline for submitting the report is tomorrow, so please complete it as soon as possible as it is an ______ task.
- The coastal areas experience a milder _______ due to the influence of ocean currents.