People save a glacier – level 3

15-10-2021 07:00

Researchers performed an experiment on the Helags Glacier in northern Sweden.

They used a cloth sheet to shield a part of the glacier over the summer, and they said that the cloth saved at least 3.5 meters in height from melting. The sheet was about one and a half meters thick, and it was very strong and durable. It hindered the sun and UV radiation, and it also isolated the ice from warm air.

Global warming is causing glaciers to shrink all over the world, and researchers hope to redo their test on a larger size, so they can raise awareness about the dangers many peoples will face if the glaciers disappear.

Difficult words: shield (to protect from danger or risk), hinder (to block or put something in the way), shrink (to be or make smaller).

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