Can Fashion Be Sustainable? Travel - A new island of hope rising from the Indian Ocean. Scattered across the Arabian Sea, south-west of Sri Lanka and India, the Maldives present the face of a dreamy, tropical idyll to travellers from all over the world, who fly in to savour picture-perfect coral atolls fringed with white sand, luxurious resorts and world-class water sport.
We are one of the most vulnerable countries on Earth But perhaps no other nation faces an environmental threat quite like the Maldives. Its luxury beach resorts may be world-famous, but with more than 80% of its scattered 1,200 islands less than 1m above sea level, rising oceans threaten its very existence. “We are one of the most vulnerable countries on Earth and therefore need to adapt,” said the country’s vice president Mohammed Waheed Hassan in a 2010 World Bank report that warned how, at current predicted rates of sea level rise, all of the Maldives’ around 200 natural inhabited islands could be submerged by 2100. But Maldivians are determined to fight back to preserve their existence. Three pioneers who predicted climate change - BBC Ideas. 50 ways to save the planet. What can we do to avert climate change? General comprehension 1) Judging from this video, what type of association is the EPA?
What do you think those three letters stand for? 2) What is the main topic here? Pollution and its impact on the planet new sources of energy and how they work climate change, its causes, its consequences and possible solutions Detailed Comprehension Part 1 1) Complete the following sentence to understand the notion of greenhouse effect: the ........ gets ....... from the ......., and the ...................., greenhouse ........, like ............. .............. ......... this heat and keep it from ................ back to .................... . 2) Say whether those statements are true or false; justify your answer by quoting from the video. a) The issue of climate change is a new topic. b) The heat that is trapped by the atmosphere only has negative effects on the earth. c) Today, people produce too much carbon dioxyde, which produces more heat. d) As a result, the earth is getting colder.
Part 2 Part 3. How San Francisco Is Becoming A Zero Waste City. Despite Recycling Success, S.F.’s Zero Waste Goal Remains Elusive - San Francisco Public Press. A recent investigation into what happens to San Francisco’s recycling brought largely positive news: 81 percent of what residents deposit into their blue bins is recycled.
That rate is among the highest in the nation. But the bigger picture of waste disposal in San Francisco is not so rosy. The city is far from reaching its ultimate goal of zero waste — and officials say it may never get there if manufacturers don’t change their ways. San Francisco suffered less than others. In the years before China’s ban went into effect, Recology — the privately-owned company that has a monopoly over residential and commercial waste-collection in the city — typically recycled around 85% of the waste from the blue bins. One reason the city has been able to maintain a relatively high rate of recycling is Recology’s state-of-the-art sorting machines, which produce higher quality bales of material, according to the company. How recyclables get handled Push to change manufacturing. Question d'actualité - Le réchauffement climatique. About Global Warming Comprendre et expliquer le réchauffement climatique "Curious Kids: how is global warming heating up the Earth?
" (The Conversation, 05/06/2019). Richard Hodgkins, professeur en géographie physique à l'université de Loughborough, explique à Raphael, 11 ans, comment le réchauffement climatique fait augmenter les températures. "What is global warming, explained" (National Geographic, 22/01/2019). (Source : Earth Minute Videos, NASA) Perceptions du réchauffement climatique "How Americans see climate change in 5 charts" (Pew Research Center, 19/04/2019). Littérature du réchauffement climatique "Inventing Climate-Change Literature" (The New Yorker, 24/10/2014).
Fridays for Future En août 2018, Greta Thunberg, alors âgée de 15 ans, a lancé le mouvement #FridaysForFuture en s'asseyant tous les jours pendant trois semaines en période scolaire devant le Parlement suédois afin de dénoncer l'inaction du gouvernement face à la crise écologique. (Source : The YEARS Project, Youtube)