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Hurricane in the Caribbean

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Hurricane Irma has caused extensive damage in the Caribbean. Several people have died. Many have lost their homes. The Caribbean is a region with many islands. Irma hit Puerto Rico, Cuba and many other small island nations. Finally, it hit the US mainland.

In the Caribbean, there are always storms and hurricanes. However, Irma was especially bad. Experts say, there has never been a storm that was so strong for so long. On the island of Barbuda, the hurricane destroyed over 90 percent of the houses. The head of government there says that the whole island is unlivable. He also blamed climate change in his statement.

Just one week earlier, another severe hurricane hit the Texas coast in the US. Record rainfall flooded several cities in the region. At least 80 people died as a result of the storm.

 

 

 
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2016: The Warmest Year Ever

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Last year the world was hot like never before. That is according to international weather researchers. They say it was due to climate change.

Weather researchers from the United States and Switzerland measured the temperatures around the world. They compared the temperatures ​​with previous years. The conclusion: 2016 set a new heat record for the world. The scientists say that this climate change was caused by human activity.

In 2015, many countries gathered in Paris and adopted a treaty to protect the climate. The countries there agreed that we should not let the earth’s temperature go up more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. These new measurements show that this will be very difficult.

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