Fires and Hurricanes – level 2

22-09-2020 07:00

In the past months, wildfires have burned a large part of the US West Coast. On the other side of the country, hurricanes hit the East Coast.

Many scientists believe that human activity is the reason why the weather is getting more extreme. A recent study by the University of Colorado found that people were responsible for starting 97% of wildfires in the past twenty years. Human activity has caused warmer temperatures, and warmer temperatures mean more fires. Also, the fires are more dangerous because it is more difficult to stop them.

Scientists think that warmer tempertures cause more hurricanes, too. In the past twenty years, hurricanes have become stronger. It is more usual that hurricanes reach the land, and they cause a lot of damage.

Difficult words: human activity (what people do), extreme (very great or unusual), cause (to be the reason why something happens).

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