Oceans Are Warmer – level 3

23-01-2019 15:00

According to a new report, ocean temperatures in 2018 were the hottest that they have been since the record keeping began in 1958.

The authors of the report say that ocean heating is solid proof of climate change, and that the findings are a ‘major concern’ for both the scientific and global communities.

The scientists are the same group of researchers who published a report last week showing that the world’s oceans are heating up faster than people previously thought. Warmer oceans can cause a number of issues, such as rising sea levels, heavier rainfall, stronger storms, and melting polar ice. In fact, another study found that Antarctica’s ice sheet has been melting over the past four decades at an alarming rate.

Difficult words: major concern (a big problem), issue (a problem), sheet (ice which covers a large area of land).

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