169 по английскому языку за 9 класс  Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков

№169 по английскому языку за 9 класс Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков

авторы: Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков

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Английский 9 класс Лапицкая страница 169

was so hot that it might be considered a scorcher in some parts of the world.

This year also saw the lowest Arctic Sea ice level recorded during the melt season. Satellite mapping of the ice cover began in 1979. Less ice cover reflects less sunshine, which means that the Arctic Sea will absorb more sunshine. The Arctic region is becoming warmer. It speeds global warming."

The Sunday Times. 1.12.08

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"It is thought that the period of extreme heat in August 2003 was the warmest for up to 500 years, and many European countries experienced their highest temperatures on record. Summers as hot as 2003 could happen every other year by the year 2050 as a result of climate change due to human activities."

MetOffice, UK

2b. In pairs discuss other examples of global warming. Compare them with the rest of the class.

3c Look through the article from a BBC website 'Q&A: Climate change' and match the titles to parts of the article.

1. How much will temperatures rise?

2. What is the "greenhouse effect"?

3. How will the weather change?

4. What is the evidence of global warming?

5. How will climate change influence people's life?

A. The planet's climate is constantly changing. The global average temperature is currently in the region of 15 °C. Geological research shows that in the past this average may have been as high as 27 °C and as low as 7 °C.

But scientists are worried that the natural slow climate change has been replaced by a rapid warming caused by human activities. It might seriously affect the stability of the climate on which life on our planet depends.

Temperature records go back to the late 19th century and show that the global average temperature increased by about 0,6 °C in the 20th century.

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