February 2006
Weekly Reader News - Senior;2/10/2006, Vol. 84 Issue 18, p4
The article focuses on the impact of global warming. In the Arctic, the warmer temperatures are causing the polar ice caps where polar bears and other Arctic animals live to disappear. Southern Africa has suffered massive drought in 2005. As temperatures continue to rise, droughts and floods may become more common and scientists have predicted that by 2070, the Arctic could be ice-free. To address the threats posed by global warming, world leaders have signed a protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. INSET: Turning Up The Heat.


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