Hot Years – level 2

26-06-2020 15:00

Scientists measure the Earth’s temperature every day, and in many places, the temperature is growing.

This year, every month was the hottest or the second hottest month in history. Scientists say that there is a big chance that 2020 will be the hottest year in history.

The most worrying changes are happening in Northern Asia. The average temperature is 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit higher than usual. Scientists expect that the hot weather will continue in summer, too, and it is clear that 2020 will be among the five hottest years in history.

2016 was the hottest year in history, and 2019 was the second hottest year since 1880, which was the year when scientists started to measure the temperature.

Difficult words: measure (to check the size, amount, or degree), temperature (how warm or cold something is), average (the most typical, not unusually big or small).

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