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GLOBAL WARMING

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GLOBAL WARMING 

Watch the video GLOBAL WARMING 101 by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and match the halves.
Write the letters next to the numbers.
1. In the last century
a) was the warmest year in measured history.
2. This rise of temperature
b) making hurricanes more frequent.
3. Factories, power plants and cars have burnt fossil fuels such as oil and coal
c) to reduce the impact of global warming.
4. These greenhouse gases trap heat near the Earth
d) releasing Co2 and other gases into the atmosphere.
5. Scientists record that 1998
e) has declined about 10% in the last 30 years.
6. According to NASA the extend of Arctic Sea Ice
f) could become more common in warm areas.
7. Continued consumption of energy and fossil fuel
g) the planet’s temperature has risen unusually fast.
8. Rising temperatures could mean rising sea levels
h) and using their car less.
9. Weather patterns could change
i) through a process called the greenhouse effect.
10. Severe droughts
j) could face extinction.
11. Species, unable to adapt to the changing conditions,
k) is known as global warming.
12. Many organizations advocate cutting greenhouse gas emissions
l) which could flood coastal areas around the world.
13. Consumers can help by saving energy around the house
m) will increase the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
 
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Now watch the video STOP GLOBAL WARMING by QUERCUS (a Portuguese environmental organisation) and discuss its message.

 

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