No rain and no food in Madagascar – level 1
Many people think that Madagascar is a beautiful island with green forests and many different animals. That is the past. Now, Madagascar has many problems.
People in southern Madagascar cut down almost all of the trees. The trees stop strong winds. Now, people cannot put seeds in the ground. Winds blow the seeds away.
Another problem is no rain falls for many years. It happens because of climate change.
More than a million people need help. Scientists say that the situation will be even worse. There will be famine. Famine is the situation when very many people have nothing to eat. Madagascar can be the first country where famine happens because of climate change.
Difficult words: cut down (to cut trees, and they fall to the ground), seed (the part of a plant from which a new plant grows), climate change (big changes in weather, which happen because the planet is getting warmer).
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