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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
* Radioactivity
* Nuclear
* Wind farm: éolienne
* Chemicals* A plant: a factory

Kyoto protocol ratified in 2005 but not signed by US and China.



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
For: durée