The world is getting warm fast – level 3

19-07-2024 15:00

Global warming has exceeded 1.5°C for the first time in history, spanning an entire year, as reported by the EU’s climate service.

This surpasses the target set by world leaders in 2015 to limit long-term temperature rise. Dr. Meersinger Hobs, a climate researcher, expresses concern over the ongoing temperature increase, emphasizing its significance in ecological stability and food systems. Despite international agreements like the Paris Agreement, extreme weather events worldwide signal the urgency of climate action. While some progress is observed, such as the US trillion-dollar investment in climate initiatives and China’s renewable energy efforts, Dr. Hobs stresses the need for more substantial action to mitigate climate change’s adverse effects on society.

Difficult words: signal (to indicate a situation), mitigate (to reduce), adverse (harmful).

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What are some examples of progress being made in addressing climate change, and why does Dr. Meersinger Hobs believe more substantial action is needed?


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