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donderdag 10 december 2015

Climate Change

You can’t have missed it: the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
So what’s climate change really about? We know it is happening. But what does that mean to the average joe?
The video touches on some of the day to day problems climate change will likely cause.

Read the following words and expressions and their definitions.
  • a cause: something that produces an effect, result, or condition; something that makes something happen or exist
  • hard to grasp: difficult to understand
  • to put something in perspective: to look at something in relation to similar things in order to get a clearer, more accurate idea
  • syrup: a sweet, thick liquid made from the juice of a fruit or plant
  • pancake: a thin, flat, round cake that is made by cooking batter on both sides in a frying pan or on a hot surface
  • to sour: to lose freshness and get an unpleasant taste or smell
  • runway: a long strip of ground where airplanes take off and land
First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Make notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. How does Trace say: “Laten we er geen ruzie om gaan maken”?

  2. What is Greenland losing every year?

  3. Name two or more day-to-day changes that you might experience as the climate shifts.
    Pick the one change you dislike most. Explain your pick.

  4. What connects our luxury problems with the big chunk of ice in Antarctica Trace is talking about?

Extra writing assignment
  1. At the end of the video, Trace says: “Can you think of some other things that might be affected by the warming of our planet?”
  2. Write a comment in response to Trace. 50~100 words