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- jeopardy /JEP-er-dee/
- repercussion /ree-per-KUHSH-uhn/
- hazardous /HAZ-er-duhs/
- security /si-KYOOR-i-tee/
- coincide /koh-in-SAHYD/
[noun] – danger of loss, harm, or failure
Thousands of jobs are in jeopardy due to the ongoing health crisis.
[noun] – an unintended consequence occurring some time after an event or action, especially an unwelcome one
Margaret’s resignation will have serious repercussions on the firm.
[adjective] – dangerous
The new environmental regulations aim to reduce hazardous air pollutants.
[noun] – the fact that something is not likely to fail or be lost
Teachers went on strike last week to demand job security.
[verb] – to happen at or near the same time
Personal and national interests seem to coincide between the government officials.
Several coastal Alaska towns that rely on fishing to support their economies and feed their residents are facing a growing issue. “Much of what the people eat there over the course of the year comes from food they harvest themselves,” said Brian Brettschneider, a climatologist at the International Arctic Research Center. “If people can’t get out on the ice to hunt seals or whales, that affects their food security. It is a human crisis of survivability.” Scientists warn that occurrences like this, in which weather patterns coincide to produce dramatic consequences, are proof of an escalating global dilemma.
- Has climate change affected the country in which you live? Please tell me more about it.
- What is your country doing to limit the effects of climate change?
- How would you explain climate change to someone who knows nothing about it?
- Is climate change the worst thing ever to happen to humankind?
- Which industries do you think need to become cleaner and greener?
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