- surge /surj/
- amount to /uh-MOUNT-too/
- summit /SUHM-it/
- brunt /bruhnt/
- searing /SEER-ing/
[verb] – to increase suddenly and strongly
Their revenue surged in the last five years.
[phrasal verb] – to become a particular amount
His medical bill for this week alone amounted to $3,000.
[noun] – an important formal meeting between leaders of governments from two or more countries
The ASEAN leaders will be present at this summit.
[noun] – the main force of something unpleasant
The tourism industry also felt the brunt of the global pandemic.
[adjective] – (especially of a criticism or story) very powerful and emotional or criticizing someone or something very strongly
The caricature is a searing attack on the public official’s corruption issues.
The United Kingdom will host the vital United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNCOP26) talks on November of this year, a UN summit about climate change. Distinguished senior fellow at WRI, Frances Seymour, said that forests need to be on the agenda for the UNCOP26. The president of Cop26, Alok Sharma, stated that wealthy countries should support poor countries who are bearing the brunt of climate change. “The people who have done the least to cause the climate crisis are suffering the most. This is a searing injustice. And so developed countries have a particular responsibility to support the response of communities which are most vulnerable to climate change. We are running out of time,” Sharma added.
- What images are in your mind when you hear the word ‘Amazon’? Please explain.
- What do you think are the primary causes of deforestation in these regions?
- How important is the UN’s role in mitigating the effects of deforestation?
- Why do governments allow deforestation?
- As an individual, how can you help in rehabilitating these forests?
- climate change