Topic Reading-Vol.3279-4/3/2021

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Topic Reading-Vol.3279-4/3/2021

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2021/04/03 Topic Reading-Vol.3279-4/3/2021

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

By the end of the century, summer weather could last half a year (and that’s not a good thing)

Was May or October in your childhood as warm as these days? Didn’t you have more snow in winter when you were a kid? Most people now feel hotter summers and warmer winters these days. Are longer summers good news or bad news? It is for beachgoers and mountain climbers as well as resort businesses that can enjoy longer seasons. But as summers are getting longer, other seasons are getting shorter and the world is becoming hotter on average. According to a new study, the length of summer increased from 78 to 95 days while that of spring, fall, and winter decreased by 9, 5, and 3 respectively over the last six decades. We all know that emissions of Greenhouse gases are the main cause of warming temperatures and climate change. If more Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, summer could become as long as half a year by the end of the century, less than eighty years from now. And every year, we’ll be experiencing hotter and longer summer. The impacts of longer and hotter summer, or warmer climate, are significant to human life and ecosystems, including agriculture, extreme weather conditions and natural disasters, diseases carried by mosquitoes, and allergies by increased pollen. And remember. The more air conditioners are used for a longer time, the hotter the outside will become and the more greenhouse gases are emitted.

Read the article about another evidence of global warming and think

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