Climate Change

Discussion

Is climate change visible in your region? Have you noticed any changes in the natural environment?

Can you give us some details?

Describe the situation in your area.

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Write your answer in the comments section below.

Vocabulary

The Seasons

The summer comes later.
The summer comes earlier.
The summer is longer.
The winter is shorter
The summer is hotter.
The winter is colder.

Animals

There are fewer birds along the river.
Many species are becoming extinct.

Agriculture

The crop yields are becoming smaller.
The crop yields are becoming larger.
Disease and pests are becoming more of a problem.
Disease and pests are becoming less of a problem.
The fruit is not the same.

The Ocean

Storms are becoming more frequent.
Storms are becoming less frequent.
There are more fish.
There are fewer fish.
There are more species.
There are fewer species.

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37 Responses to “Climate Change”

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  1. Richard says:

    Hi all,

    My name is Ricardo. I am Malagasy(Madagascar).How to improve my english. Any tips.

    Thanks

  2. Le Quyen says:

    Hello all,

    My name’s Quyen, i’m Vietnamese, i would like to make your acquaintance. My English is not good. i hope to receive your help.
    Thanks and good days.

  3. aliah says:

    HI
    In my country the climate is Little bit ,it became more cold in summer .Whatever,
    I thing this climate change going to around the world .the area that was cold it will be hot And vice.

  4. shusi says:

    What’s mean climate change, do you think?
    I think apart from global warming,
    impact and effect of it is the effect on human emotion to feel.
    as an example, farmers who harvest failed due to the difficulty of irrigation, which resulted in declining economic conditions, and many people who feel the hot dry season which causes the emotion because of the heat.
    all activities of human that’s all make emotion high. what do you think?
    sorry before, my English just little bit, hihiii

  5. f.f.o says:

    i have been living in middle east….but now iam in europe for not along time i came here for more than 10 months ……the climate is very changed in europe and in the middle east in summer and also in winter …..for example in summer in the middle east the weather was very nice and it was moderate ; but now its getting warmer with 7c° degree increased ; the same for europe but in winter its comes earlier and its very long and its getting colder with 5c° degree decreased …..this changes in the weather effect on the crop…, for example in my country in the middle east ,the crop yield of the tomato is becoming smaller and so that the price of tomato is increased and this will lead to other many problems which mainly affect poor people…………

  6. Leo says:

    There was a terrible heat in Moscow this summer.
    Temperature go up 35 grade Celsius sometimes.
    And no rain. Deap smog from fires of forests make breath very heavy.
    There wasn’t such weather in Moscow during the last 100 Years.
    What is it? Climate change? Or something other else?

    Leo.

  7. winmar says:

    Hi! I’m winmar.I’m from Myanmar.In our country before Nargis the weather was fine and fare in each season but now a days we suffered hot because of Nargis our country lost a lot of trees.After that some of the part of our country hit the tropical storm, a lot of people are scare.But our country is very beautiful and pleasant,the people who lived in our country is so kind and helpful.Now in our country is winter time but not too much cold ,night time and early morning a little bit cold and in the afternoon we feel hot.This is all about our country.Thanks

  8. Telly Metivier says:

    Good morning every body,i’m Telly and i’m living in Haiti…I’m verry happy to talk a it of to this subject “Climate change” i’ve to say in my country this subject is interresting for most all people,naturally,by me i use to think about this but i never give opinion about this,cause i think is not a real thing,a lot of people are scare,and they make movie,i can’t understand cause no body can’t know what go happend.Tanks

  9. Faisal says:

    I h’ev been living in Basra – Iraq in spite of my town is very nice because its local besides the river called Shat Al rabe , but the summer here is very long and very hot .the temperetur degree may be reaches about 50 to 55 centigrade , that is on a day but its very nice at night espicially when you walk at the beach of Shat Al Arab and more wonderful picture if you have a girlfriend .

  10. Faisal says:

    I h’v been living in Basra – Iraq in spite of my town is very nice because its local besides the river called Shat Al rabe , but the summer here is very long and very hot .the temperetur degree may be reaches about 50 to 55 centigrade , that is on a day but its very nice at night espicially when you walk at the beach of Shat Al Arab and more wonderful picture if you have a girlfriend .

  11. Mohammed says:

    I have been living inIrbid,Second covernarate of Jordan It’s In the North of Jordan . Actually I was born in Hakama small Village close to the Irbid city , the climate was very nice. The place where I was living had the temperature between 22 up to 28 centigrade in the summer (if I am not mistake). Right now, the temperature is hotter than before. The reason of this is not only the population in this area is getting higher and higher but also a lot of tree and other big area of land it was afarmest of whaet but now a days it is becoming alot of building and paivment road for this the black area is verey big and alot of cars these cuosed raising in temperature and changing in climate. We have anther information .
    any comment to desscuse

  12. Erbeto says:

    I have beeb living in Addis Ababa,capital of Ethiopia, since 2006. Addis Ababa has a tecprature of 15-20 degree centegrade and is somewhat high land. But at present the weather is getting hot due to growing new building which is made of glass as well as industrial growth.Population growth has also taken as health and environmental determinant factor which affects wast desposal system,reason for existing old vehicles.

  13. behzad says:

    There are some examples of climate change in my city. first is the hot weather in most seasons of the year. and exchange of some seasons with each other. the reason of this is the existance of vehicles and factories in or around of town specially in such a big idustrial city as mine. the effects of this climate transformation is destroction of living envirnment.

  14. husaini says:

    I have been living in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia since 1970. Actually I was born in Banyuwangi, a small city in East Java. The first time I came in Bandung in 1970, the climate was very nice. The place where I was living had the temperature between 20 up to 24 centigrade in the morning (if I am not mistake). Right now, the temperature is hotter than before. The reason of this is not only the population in this area is getting higher and higher but also a lot of tree and other big plants have been cutting to be converted into building (houses, factory, offices etc.). Las time Bandung was called kota kembang (flower city) because a lot of flower in many places, so Bandung was one of the beautiful cities in West Java. The name of kota kembang for calling Bandung city is not suitable anymore for this time. Besides, a lot of traffic jump in many roades in Bandung recently, especially in week end (Friday up to Sunday). This due to new toll road from Jakarta (capitol city of Indonesia)to Bandung that will take a short time that is around two hours comparring to the old road via Puncak taht will take longer namely 3 up to 4 hours. This traffic jump is able to increase the temperature in the city and degree of the air pollution. That is all my story about Bandung, the place where I am living now.

    Can you give us some details?

    Describe the situation in your area.

  15. vcxauxi says:

    Hi. My name is Hien and I live in Vietnam.
    My English is very pool so I want to improve English to help me more in my work.
    Environment and life is effected very much by climate change. Flood and Drought are becoming more frequent and harsh.
    Many family loses their house, property and people in their family. Climate change make life more difficult and destroy environment.
    We have to a plan to protect the earth to prevent climate change. I we don’t protect the earth now. Posterity will not live in good environment. They might be live in damage life.

    • Michael w says:

      hi:I think your English is very nice,at least you are better than i.may i be your friend? i live in tianjin,china.near of you.

  16. alali says:

    hi
    this is good subject,the word is vary hot for sammer and i think came more hot nexit years , if you want live nase,you must be help arth
    the best regards

  17. Carlos says:

    Everywhere we notice about climate changes. In my country, Colombia, there are not seasons, but we notice the changes by rains that are more frecuent than before. People destroy the trees and forests, polute the rivers, and so on. The things that the goverment does to ameliorate the problem are not enough. I think Colobia has the natural privilege to be located in the middle belt of the world, but we don’t value this gift.

    • trang says:

      hello carlos, i’m trang. it’s nice to make friend with you, i’m from vietnam, i’m 22s, i’m a student and you? i love English and i want to discuss this topis in English, i hope to receive your support.I would like to practise my speaking skills in English. my skype name is blueskyntt88. contact with me!

  18. siyamak says:

    Hello. I would like to discuss about every interesting subject that you like to talk. my skype id is siyamak99

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    I want to be friendship to any English girl to improve my English……… plz help me in that matter…

  20. beenish says:

    hai.. My english is very poor…..how will be improve speak to english please help me

  21. thanhhoa says:

    hi!everyone.my name is thanh hoa.i’m come from Viet Nam.
    Have you ever been to Viet Nam. If you have been to my country, how do you think about Viet Nam. Is it beautiful?
    Now, in the middle of Viet Nam,the local people are suffering some storm which destroy many schools,houses,make serious damages.
    The climate is changing

    • trang says:

      hi hoa, i’m wondering whether we have met each other before,my name is trang, it’s nice to make friend with you, ok, we’ll help each other to get ahead in English. my skeaking is so poor, i hope to receive your support. look forward to receiving your reply soon! my skype name is blueskyntt88.contact with me!

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    hai.. how will be improve speak to english please help me

  23. Anny says:

    Hi. My name is anny susilowati. You can call me anny. I am from Tarakan island, Indonesia. So, I like discussion about an environment too.

    • husaini says:

      Hi, my name is Husaini I am living in Bandung. I am now practising English in both writing and conversation. I read your comment that you are interesting in environment. I also want to discuss about the environment with you especially related to pollution. If you don’t mind would you please give me story regarding environmental pollution in your surrounding area. I think Tarakan is one of coal mining areas. Of course mining activity can destruct the environment if it is conducted using improper mining method. It might be you know much about coal mining in Tarakan and you can explain about the advantages and disadvantages of coal mining operation in that place. Is there any effort of the coal mining company to protect the environment? Thank for your respond and comment. Kind regards, Husaini, Researcher

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  25. Tsardos Slapito says:

    Hi, my name is Tsardos. I want to prvatice my english and I am interested in talking about environment.

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