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Read the information about global warming from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s website for kids [(] and answer the questions.

Global Warming: Global warming refers to an average increase in the Earth's temperature, which in turn causes changes in climate. A warmer Earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level, and a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans. When scientists talk about the issue of climate change, their concern is about global warming caused by human activities.


Climate describes the total of all weather occurring over a period of years in a given place. This includes average weather conditions, regular weather sequences (like winter, spring, summer, and fall), and special weather events (like tornadoes and floods). Climate tells us what it's usually like in the place where you live. San Diego is known as having a mild climate, New Orleans a humid climate, Buffalo a snowy climate, and Seattle a rainy climate. How would you describe the climate where you live?

1. What is meant by global warming?

The Earth’s average temperature is growing.

Some places on the Earth are much warmer than other.

Summer months are much warmer than winter months.

2. Global warming may have an effect on

how much rain falls

the level of the sea



3. What is climate?

a different word for the weather

average weather conditions

4. A mild climate is

not very hot, not very cold

hot and wet

very hot in summer and very cold in winter

5. A humid climate is

hot and wet

very cold with a lot of snow

very hot in summer and very cold in winter

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