World’s hottest week – level 2

11-07-2023 07:00

The UN leader said climate change is out of control after data analysis showed that the past week was the hottest ever.

The global temperature reached 17.18 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, breaking the previous record set on Monday. Scientists think that this is because of human-caused global heating and the return of the El Niño weather pattern. The official agency couldn’t confirm the numbers, but they agree that climate change is becoming hard to control. Scientists predict that there will be more record-breaking temperatures due to global heating and El Niño.

Many parts of the world, including the southern US and China, are experiencing very hot weather. The mild winter in the Antarctic also contributed to the high temperatures. This warming could harm animals and cause diseases to spread in polar areas.

Difficult words: data analysis (working with data to get useful information), weather pattern (when the weather stays the same for some time), contribute (to help cause something).

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