martes, 29 de julio de 2014

TALKING ABOUT ENVIRONMENT

Half of emperor penguins could be 'wiped out by end of the century' due to melting sea ice

Global warming is melting sea ice so fast that more than half of Antarctica’s population of Emperor penguins are set to be wiped out by the end of the century, according to alarming new research saying they should be listed as an endangered species.
“When a species is at risk due to one factor – in this case, climate change – it can be helped, sometimes greatly, by amelioration of other factors. ..."

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/emperor-penguins-will-be-wiped-out-by-end-of-the-century-due-to-melting-sea-ice-9571495.html

Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’

Lord Stern, the world’s most authoritative climate economist, has issued a stark warning that the financial damage caused by global warming will be considerably greater than current models predict.
This makes it more important than ever to take urgent and drastic action to curb climate change by reducing carbon emissions, he argues.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-cost-world-far-more-than-estimated-9539147.html


UK switches on to green power

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro has soared by 43 per cent in the past year to account for a fifth of production, as newly-built plants came on stream and the weather became windier, the Office for National Statistics has said.
... “This is extremely good news indeed – we need as diverse a supply of energy as we can get, especially as the North Sea is running out of oil and gas.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/uk-switches-on-to-green-power-9566508.html

Amazon tribal chief’s SOS: the white man is destroying everything
The Brazilian tribal leader who enlisted Sting to help save the Amazon rainforest has accused the developed world of being intent on “destroying everything” and urged its citizens to fundamentally change the way they think.
“The white man seems to be destroying everything. Try to change the way you think and tell your children while they’re growing up that it’s very important to respect nature, to respect indigenous peoples, and not to destroy everything, not to finish everything.
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/amazon-tribal-chiefs-sos-the-white-man-is-destroying-everything-9524549.html


Just reading you can find a lot of interesting words talking about environment, so it is a good way to improve your vocabulary. Here, there are some of the ones we have found, but there are others.  In a second reading try to find useful phrases and linkers for your compositions and speechs. 



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