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Greenland

Phrase cards for repeated reading of Newsela "Greenland"

QuestionAnswer
poles has started to melt * * *
9,103 gigatons of ice nine thousand one hundred three A gigaton is equal to a billion
1900 Because it is referring to a year, it is read "nineteen hundred"
1978 and 1987 * * *
melt more quickly in recent years * * *
gradually increased slowly gone up
occurring with the Earth's average temperature happening as the temperatures get warmer each year
burning fossil fuels fuel that comes from the ground like oil and gas
southeast areas of the ice sheet * * *
greenhouse gasses * * *
covers most of the island * * *
Jakobshavn glacier a huge block of moving snow and ice
single fastest-moving glacier a huge block of moving snow and ice
northwest and southeast * * *
However, scientists noticed * * *
two glaciers there that protect * * *
Created by: sivadirol