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Global Climate Deal 莫非环球变暖真的有救了?
   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.



语言点与词汇

global warming

n. 全球变暖


resume

v. 恢复,继续 既可当不及物动词,也可当及物动词。

例句:

不及物: The meeting resumed with no hoopla whatsoever.

(会议波澜不惊地继续下去。)

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

(既然你回来上班了,就继续负责你的那摊事吧。)


despite

prep. 尽管(该词容易跟in spite of搞混,切记要么despite,要么in spite of,没有despite of。despite后面跟名词或从句。)

例句:

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

(尽管缺乏经验,她还是获得了这份工作。)

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

(尽管大家都说他永远成不了小说家,他还是坚持写作。)


be bound to..

注定,必定… 该短语中性,后面可接好事或坏事。

例句:

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

(如果你不做准备,必定会失败。)

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

(股市不可能永远这样熊下去,总会在某个节点好起来的。)


Peru

n. 秘鲁


Peruvian

adj. 秘鲁的 n.秘鲁人


draft

n. 草案,初稿


get… aboard

让某人上车、飞机、船,更常用的引申义为:成功让某人加入(某项目、计划等),也可说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.

(组织一个肚皮舞小组的点子听起来很有趣,不过我怀疑她是否能说服所有同事加入。)


greenhouse gas

n. 二氧化碳、甲烷等导致温室效应的气体


adversary

n. 对手、敌人


make a pledge

发誓、许诺,后一般接具体的“誓”和“诺”,也可不接。

例句:

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

(我发誓保守秘密,所以我啥也不说。)

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

(别动不动就许诺。说话算话一次吧!)

 



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