- emission /ih-MISH-uhn/
- originate /uh-RIJ-uh-neyt/
- plunge /pluhnj/
- restriction /ri-STRIK-shuhn/
- foresee /fawr-SEE/
[noun] an amount of gas, heat, light, etc. that is sent out
Carbon dioxide emissions should be stabilized at its present level.
[verb] to come from a particular place, time, situation, etc.
I bought the books at a local bookstore but they originated from Italy.
[verb] to (cause someone or something to) move or fall suddenly and often a long way forward, down, or into something
The skydiver had a plunge of more than 10,000 feet before his parachute opened.
[noun] an official limit on something
The six-hour restriction was introduced two years ago to stop commuters in parking on nearby residential streets.
[verb] to know about something before it happens
It’s sometimes difficult to foresee the rain possibility so don’t blame yourself.
But even if there is a cut of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and environmentalists are not buoyant about it. Shutting down of businesses resulted in people staying home to evade the spreading of the coronavirus, which made the gas plunge dramatically but it is not enough to break the effect of climate change. According to study by authors and public health experts, if restrictions are still implemented, there could be up to seven percent drop, and forecasts an earlier calculation of approximately eight percent drop this year from the International Energy Agency. Sean Sublette, a meteorologist at the nonprofit news organization Climate Central, said, “Eight percent is not an awful lot in the grand scheme of things”. Carbon monoxide adds to the atmosphere and can last for hundreds or thousands of years. “It’s like a bathtub and you’ve had the spigot on full blast for a while, and you turn it back 10 percent, but you’re still filling the bathtub,” he added. If the governments hold their action to climate change during or after the pandemic, this could bring to a climate crisis that is worse than what was foresaw before COVID-19.
True or False:
- The measure of carbon dioxide that humans produced has been decreasing by 71 percent since April.
- The shipping industry is the most affected among the industries, shrinking the carbon footprint by 60 percent.
- If restrictions are still active, there could be a seven percent decrease in gas emission.
- Scientists and environmentalists are cheerful about the decrease of greenhouse gas emissions.
- There will be a climate crisis if the governments do not take action against climate change.
- Can too much carbon dioxide be harmful to people? Why or why not?
- Do you think the pandemic will cause further damage to our environment? Please support your answer.
- What should the government do to resolve the problem of carbon emission?
- Do you think following safety protocols for COVID-19 can help to fully decrease the amount of CO2? Why or why not?
- How can you contribute to save Mother Earth? Elaborate your answer.
Express Your Opinion:
- “By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. Let us face it, there is no planet B.” – Emmanuel Macron
- “We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.” – Barrack Obama
- “Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry