1) The conséquences of human activity
* Global warming is the increase of the average temperature of the air, oceans over the past 50 years.* Deforestation: human activity an expansion destroys whole forests.
* Overpopulation: the population of the Earth is growing.
* Intensive farming: pesticides and fertilizers damage thesoil and water.
* Industrialization: massive air and sea pollution.
* Extinction: species have disappeared; more are endangered.
Water: a scarce resource.
70% of all water supplies go toirrigation and cattle raising (élevage du bétail).
In developing countries growing numbers of people have no access to clean water.
2) Possible solutions
* Drought resistant plants canhelp.
* New technologies
* Water treatments
* The charging of consumption patterns (changements ds la consommation)
3) Sustainable business
Corporate Ethics: many brands aretalking today about sustainable development especially car and oil companies. They encourage customers to donate monay for the development of recyclable energy. (hybrid cars)
Microcredit: waslaunched in developing countries to encourage the poor to support themselves.
Development of the Fair trade (commerce équitable).
* Solar panel: panneau solaire
* Rainforest: forêt tropicale* Renewable : renouvelable
* Shortage : pénurie
* To sort : trier
* Global trade : commerce mondial
* Wind farm: éolienne
* Chemicals* A plant: a factory
Kyoto protocol ratified in 2005 but not signed by US and China.
FAUTES A EVITER
To: devant les verbs
For: devant les noms
CAN + V = can eatMUST+ V = must eat
Will CAN : will be able to
Will MUST: will have to
The most: le plus
The least: le moins
Which (que) = objet
Since: depuis (date, événement…) / puisque