Humanity has always adapted to changing weather and moved to regions that best support cultural lifestyles and livelihoods. However, the rise in extreme weather is endangering coastal communities, and even for those with the resources to take action, the pace and nature of climate change has made it difficult to adapt.
Today roads, sidewalks, bridges and skyscrapers are made of a material called concrete. There’s three tons of it for every person on earth. It’s also played a surprisingly large role in rising global temperatures over the last century.
We hear about climate change pretty much every day now. We see pictures of floods, fires and heatwaves on TV news. Scientists have just announced that July was the hottest month ever recorded.
Environment and Energy | Vocabulary. KEYWORDS: abatement, biodegradable, carcinogen, geothermal, habitat, latitude, magma, predator, synergy, terrestrial.