Global warming is a serious issue.
If global temperatures increase even a degree or two, it could have catastrophic results.
Environmental protection begins with expanding nature's ability to cleanse itself.
Factories must not be allowed to emit dangerous chemicals in their smoke or waste water.
All the forests are being destroyed by acid rain.
The river is nearly dead. Emergency measures must be taken.
More vehicles will mean more global warming.
Car exhaust is not only bad for our health; it is also bad for the environment.
Taking public transportation instead of driving a car is one small way to help.
G: you know, an increasing number of people are sufferning from cancer these years in China.
A: I heard! Cancer was the top killer in China last year.
G: any idea why?
A: I think environmental factors are probably the main cause. In Beijing alone, 70-80 percent of all fatal cancer cases are related to the environment.
我认为环境问题是最主要的原因.但在北京,70%--80%的重癌症病例都和环境有关系. G: some say that's just the cost of rapid economic development over the past two decades.
A: many people are wondering if China is heading towards an environmental disaster.
G: oh, that goes too far , doesn't it?
A: maybe, maybe not. One in four citizens has no access to clean drinking water. One third of the urban population is breathing polluted air. Finally, seven of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China.
G: is there any quick solution?
A: not really. But the government has taken some measures to reverse it.
G: like what?
A: so far the government has stipulated and reversed the relevant laws on water, air and solid waste pollution in order to achieve sustainable development.
G: that should be a big help. However, we really need to promote the awareness of environmental issues among individuals. That way we can all help together.
A: definitely, we have only one earth and we all have to share it.