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Nine Warmest Months in a Row – Topical Tuesdays Activities from First News

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The world experienced the hottest February on record in 2024. Data from the EU’s climate service revealed that the Earth’s average surface air temperature was 13.54°C, which is 0.81°C warmer than the February average in the 1990s. It’s the ninth month in a row that it’s been the warmest of that month on record, a run that began in June 2023.


Nine record warmest months in a row – what would be the chances of that happening if there were not some reason for it? These are the findings of trained, experienced climate scientists, yet there are still people who insist that there is nothing to see here. Should we still be indulging the views of so-called ‘climate deniers’? Isn’t it time to stop giving publicity to people who believe, against all the evidence, that man-made climate change does not exist? Or is it important that opposing views are heard? Isn’t the right to free speech more important than whether or not the speaker is right? What do you think?

Writing skills

Write a dialogue between two snowmen who have noticed that our winters are getting warmer. Make it as serious or humorous as you like but write it as a narrative extract using accurate speech punctuation.


Either write a blank verse poem about winter or rewrite the lyrics to a classic seasonal song, such as Walking in a Winter Wonderland, focusing on how this season is now warmer than ever.


Research and write, in your own words, a clear statement outlining the difference between weather and climate, giving an example if you wish.

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