Scientists in Norway must work fast – level 1

23-05-2024 15:00

Scientists at a research station in Norway are having problems researching the Arctic region. They need to work fast because the area is changing. The changes are faster than anywhere else in the world.

The Arctic is warming four times faster than other places. On the Svalbard islands, temperatures are climbing up to seven times quicker than in the rest of the world. Sea ice is melting. Arctic animals like polar bears are changing their behavior. They find new areas for hunting. Buildings are getting damaged because of melting ice and ground. It is also getting more challenging to reach research sites.

The scientists are working fast. They want to understand how these changes will impact the planet’s future.

Difficult words: research (a study), melt (when snow or ice becomes water), behavior (how a person or animal acts towards others).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What challenges are the scientists at the research station in Norway facing while researching the Arctic region and why is it crucial for them to understand these changes?


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