№171 по английскому языку за 9 класс Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
авторы: Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
Английский 9 класс Лапицкая страница 171
If nothing is done to reduce emissions1, scientists predict a global temperature rise of 1,4-5,8 °C by 2100.
D. Globally, we can expect more extreme weather events, with heatwaves becoming hotter and more frequent.
Scientists predict more rainfall overall, but say the risk of drought in inland areas during hot summers will increase.
More flooding is expected from storms and rising sea levels.
However there might be very strong regional variations in climatic conditions, and these are difficult to predict.
E. The predictions are not optimistic. The potential impact is huge, with predicted freshwater shortages, big changes in food production conditions, and increases in deaths from floods, storms, heatwaves and droughts.
Poorer countries, which are least equipped to deal with such a quick change, will suffer most.
Plant and animal extinctions2 are predicted as habitats change faster than species can adapt, and the World Health Organisation has warned that the health of millions could be threatened by increases in malaria, water-borne disease, and poor nutrition.
Give a 3-4-sentence answer to each of the questions. Discuss them in pairs. Check with the class.
Read what skeptics say and prepare an answer to them. Act out the talk between two groups. Group 1 is the skeptics. Group 2 is sure global warming is occurring.
Global warming "sceptics" fall into three wide camps:
- those who say temperatures are not rising;
- those who accept3 the climate is changing but think it is largely a natural change;
- those who accept the theory that warming is caused by human activities, but say it is not worth dealing with as other global problems are more pressing.