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Global Climate Deal 莫非環球變暖真的有救了?
   2014-12-11 11:36:00    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Han

 

 


Global Climate Deal


Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, the United Nations global warming talks resumed with unusual optimism despite evidence that human-generated climate change is already happening and is bound to get worse.


Negotiators from more than 190 countries will meet in the Peruvian capital for two weeks to work on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris. Getting all countries aboard will be a crucial test for the U.N. talks, which over two decades have failed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.


Pledges by Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama recently to limit their emissions after 2020 sent a powerful signal that a global deal could be possible next year. The two countries, which produce about 40 percent of all global emissions, have long been adversaries in the U.N. climate talks.


Earlier this year, the European Union announced an emissions target for 2030, meaning the world's three biggest emitters have made pledges. The hope now is that other big polluters including India, Japan, Russia and Australia will set their goals.



語言點與詞彙

global warming

n. 全球變暖


resume

v. 恢復,繼續 既可當不及物動詞,也可當及物動詞。

例句:

不及物: The meeting resumed with no hoopla whatsoever.

(會議波瀾不驚地繼續下去。)

及物:Now that you are back to work, just resume your duties.

(既然你回來上班了,就繼續負責你的那攤事吧。)


despite

prep. 儘管(該詞容易跟in spite of搞混,切記要麼despite,要麼in spite of,沒有despite of。despite後面跟名詞或從句。)

例句:

名詞:Despite her lack of experience, she got the job.

(儘管缺乏經驗,她還是獲得了這份工作。)

從句:He keeps writing and writing, despite how everyone tells him he is never going to make it as a novelist.

(儘管大家都說他永遠成不了小說家,他還是堅持寫作。)


be bound to..

註定,必定… 該短語中性,後面可接好事或壞事。

例句:

If you don’t get prepared, you are bound to fail.

(如果你不做準備,必定會失敗。)

The stock market can’t be this bearish forever. It’s bound to get better at some point.

(股市不可能永遠這樣熊下去,總會在某個節點好起來的。)


Peru

n. 秘魯


Peruvian

adj. 秘魯的 n.秘魯人


draft

n. 草案,初稿


get… aboard

讓某人上車、飛機、船,更常用的引申義為:成功讓某人加入(某項目、計劃等),也可說get … on board

例句:

Her plan to organize a belly dancing group sounds fun, but I doubt she can get all her colleagues aboard/on board.

(組織一個肚皮舞小組的點子聽起來很有趣,不過我懷疑她是否能說服所有同事加入。)


greenhouse gas

n. 二氧化碳、甲烷等導致溫室效應的氣體


adversary

n. 對手、敵人


make a pledge

發誓、許諾,後一般接具體的“誓”和“諾”,也可不接。

例句:

I made a pledge to keep the secret, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

(我發誓保守秘密,所以我啥也不說。)

Don’t just make pledges. For once, please keep your word!

(別動不動就許諾。說話算話一次吧!)

 



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