Greenland Is Losing Ice – level 1

28-08-2020 07:00

This week, scientists come up with a new study. The study is about Greenland. Greenland is the biggest island in the world. It is full of ice. However, something bad is happening. The ice is melting. It is turning into water.

Last year, 586 billion tons of Greenland´s ice melt. It is a lot of ice. It is the same amount as 140 trillion gallons of water. It is not easy to imagine the amount. Greenland´s ice increases the world´s sea level by 0.06 inches last year. It is a very big number.

Scientists say that climate change is the main problem. Our planet is getting warmer. Ice is melting. It is a problem for countries that are close to the sea. Some islands will be under water in the future.

Difficult words: melt (when ice turns into water), amount (a measure of something), increase (to make something bigger or larger), climate change (the change of our planet´s weather).

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