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You work for the WWF Advertising Department : you'll have to design the front page of a leaflet campaigning against man-made global warming effects.
The WWF = the World Wildlife Fund : a global environment-friendly organization created 56 years ago. Its logo
shows a black and white panda (a protected species)
Watch the picture below attentively... then write as many words or phrases (expressions) as possible !
TIP : Reuse the previous vocabulary activities (Questions 1 to 5 page 31 - workbook, ex. #1-2 -copy) and the vocabulary mind map on the environment you worked on last week.
Tu travailles pour le Service Publicitaire du WWF. Ta mission est de concevoir (rédiger et illustrer) la première de couverture d'un prospectus de campagne contre les effets du réchauffement climatique causés par l'Homme.
IMPACTS of global warming
Although the environment endures a great deal of threats and damages, there may be some solutions. The mind map below shows things people could do to slow global warming and to protect our planet :
[Click on each mind map to get the full-size illustration (you can enlarge the picture on the web page : CTRL++]
Here is a document that illustrates the worst oil spills
in history : not only can you view the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe but also various other ones...
Click on the illustration
to get the full-size infographic.
(Office of Emergency Management)...
... has issued a Guide to help New Yorkers and visitors cope with the heat wave that is currently sweeping over the U.S.A. (up to 125°F/51.6°C in Nevada) : "On warm summer days, New York City can be as much as 10 degrees warmer than surrounding areas. Ready New York : Beat the Heat offers tips on how to stay healthy and cool during the summer months, conserve water and energy, and identify and treat individuals with heat-related illnesses"
To access the 2 PDF pages,
click on the Guide ⇓ cover below
The Guide explains that "New York City can be as much as 10 degrees warmer than surrounding areas because the city’s infrastructure – largely made up of asphalt, concrete, and metal – traps the heat." It aims at having you understand the risk factors so as to plan ahead : prevent or treat heat strokes (or sunstrokes) and heat exhaustion / conserve your energy / save resources in extreme heat / prepare for possible power outages and disruptions / etc...
In 2011 March equinox occurs tonight
March equinox will occur tonight, on March 20 in 2011. From an astronomical viewpoint, that's when spring begins in the northern hemisphere ; autumn also begins, but in the southern hemisphere. On this date, March equinox will occur at 11:21 pm at Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Below, the four seasons are pictured from an astronomical viewpoint :
In Rikunzekataka city, a Junior High School has been converted into living quarters :
A youngster writes a message for his grandfather who is missing. The youth is ware there must be a great deal of people like him, and he is writing for people "to feel like him", "to keep the desire living". Let's make his writing travel throughout the world -pass it on !