Greta Thunberg : une ado en colère à la COP24. Elle est en train de devenir une icône de la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique.
Greta Thunberg, jeune Suédoise de 15 ans, fait un sit-in devant son parlement depuis la rentrée tous les vendredis. Cette jeune activiste est l'une des conférencières de la COP24 et elle ne mâche pas ses mots. Sweat à capuche, deux tresses blondes, Greta Thunberg ne sourit pas à la tribune. L'adolescente enchaîne les discours à la COP24 depuis 10 jours. Au premier abord, on s'attend à entendre un message d'espoir un peu gentillet sur l'environnement, mais au contraire, ses mots frappent par leur maturité et leur dureté : "Certains disent que je devrais plutôt être à l'école, mais pourquoi étudier pour un futur qui n'existera peut-être pas. Tous les vendredis, elles sèche les cours pour aller manifester devant le parlement de Stockholm et réclamer aux députés une action plus forte envers le climat. Greta Thunberg ne mange plus de viande. Dear Future Generations: Sorry.
Reading Exercise - Pollution. Upper-intermediate Did you know that pollution causes premature death all over the world? Learn about the main types of pollution and their associated health risks in this reading exercise. You can find the meaning of the words in bold by checking the vocabulary list below, and you can check your understanding by doing the Pollution Comprehension Quiz. Water, Air and Soil Contamination Pollution is an environmental concern for people throughout the world. Water in many developing countries is contaminated with toxic chemicals, also known as toxins. Air pollution is a growing problem throughout the world. Soil pollution is also a major concern, both in industrial and developing countries. As more people move to urban centres, premature deaths caused by pollution are expected to increase worldwide.
Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures. Reading Exercise - Endangered Species. Intermediate Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than any other place in the world?
Find out what this means for our polar bears in this reading exercise. You can find the meaning of the words in bold by checking the vocabulary list below, and you can check your understanding by doing the Endangered Species Comprehension Quiz. Polar Bear Makes the List In spring 2008, the polar bear was placed on the endangered species list. The polar bear is the first animal that has been classified as endangered due primarily to global warming. The polar bear's habitat is more vulnerable to global warming than many other species. It is not only the polar bear that is at risk in the Arctic. It is important that animals such as the polar bear make it onto the endangered species list. Vocabulary. The Greatest Speech Of Leonardo DiCaprio. Articles. What If All The Ice Melted On Earth? ft. Bill Nye. Derek Sivers: How to start a movement. Thousands of Belgian students are skipping class to protest against climate change. Carrying colourful signs wth slogans in English, French, and Dutch, over 30,000 students streamed through the streets of Brussels on Thursday for the third consecutive week of protests against climate change.
The demonstrations were inspired by the actions of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, who took a stand against global warming in August 2018 and has since then become a symbol of youth engagement on environmental issues. Her actions have trickled down inspiring youth all over Europe to take to the streets: last Friday, more than 60,000 students across the continent, with large groups convening in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, protested calling for more government action to slow down climate change.
Thunberg herself was expected to show up for a student march on Friday in Davos, Switzerland, where world leaders, entrepreneurs, and business people are gathered for the 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum. Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity' The students striking from schools around the world to demand action on climate change have issued an uncompromising open letter stating: “We are going to change the fate of humanity, whether you like it or not.”
The letter, published by the Guardian, says: “United we will rise on 15 March and many times after until we see climate justice. We demand the world’s decision makers take responsibility and solve this crisis. You have failed us in the past. [But] the youth of this world has started to move and we will not rest again.” The Youth Strikes for Climate movement is not centrally organised, so keeping track of the fast growing number of strikes is difficult, but many are registering on FridaysForFuture.org. “For people under 18 in most countries, the only democratic right we have is to demonstrate.
Speech by Greta Thunberg, climate activist. The disarming case to act right now on climate change [ TED Talk : Greta Thunberg ]