*第四季*【EP. 158】#499 看經濟學人學英文 feat. 經濟學人新聞評論【熱浪 (heatwave)、氣候變遷、平均溫度 vs. GDP、歐美家庭 (普遍) 不裝冷氣?、每日單字精選】

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💪您的一杯咖啡錢 = 我們遠大的目標!捐款支持我們: 🔴Tuesday June 29th 2021 🔵2021年6月29日星期二 🔱Espresso - Today’s agenda 每日濃縮 - 今日頭條 🔥🇺🇸🇨🇦🔥Scorching: North America’s heatwave 炎炎酷暑:北美的熱浪來襲 Some records are better left unbroken. On Sunday the mercury in Lytton, a village in British Columbia, reached 46.6°C, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada. The country’s west coast, and America’s north-west, are baking in a heatwave that is bringing entire cities to a halt. Vaccination appointments have been cancelled. Schools have closed. In Portland, Oregon, the trams stopped running after power cables melted. And because many buildings don’t have air conditioning, governments have been forced to open specialised cooling centres—venues people can visit for respite. It used to be that a heatwave this intense was only likely to occur once every several thousand years. But such estimations are based on historical averages. Climate change means that extreme weather events are happening more often. Despite heatwaves killing more people in an average year than hurricanes or floods, governments—even in rich countries—are not prepared to cope with them. They had better get ready, and fast. 有些記錄最好是不要被打破比較好。於上週日,在加拿大英屬哥倫比亞省 (British Columbia) 的 Lytton 小鎮創下了加國有史以來最高溫記錄的 46.6°C。加國西岸與美國西北部正受熱浪侵襲所苦,並造成了許多城市完全停擺。疫苗接種預約因此而被迫取消。學校也 (緊急) 停課。在美國俄勒岡州 (Oregon) 的波特蘭市 (Portland),輕軌電車甚至因為電線被 (高溫) 熔毀而暫停營運。此外,由於許多建築物並沒有配置空調系統,政府單位便加緊開設特殊的避暑中心以便人們稍待休息。從過往來看,依照歷史平均溫度的估計,如此強烈的熱浪數千年才有機會一見。但氣候變遷意謂著極端氣候發生的頻率將更勝以往。儘管每年因熱浪致死的人數遠比颶風、洪災還來得多,但各國政府 (即便是富裕國家) 都還沒有做好相關的應對措施。他/她們最好做快做滿。 ⚜️Daily takeaway⚜️ 每日單字精選 ✅Heatwave (n.): 熱浪 (名) ✅Mercury (n.): 汞、水銀 (名) ✅Temperature (n.): 溫度 (名) ✅Entire (adj.): 整個、全部的 (形) ✅Appointment (n.): 約定、任命、會面 (名) ✅Venue (n.): 場地、場域 (名) ✅Intense (adj.): 激烈的、緊張的 (形) ✅Occur (v.): 發生 (動) ✅Historical (adj.): 歷史的、歷史上的 (形) ✅Extreme (adj.): 極端的、極度的、偏激的 (形) ✅Average (n./adj.): 平均 (名)、平均的 (形) ✅Cope with (v.): 應付、應對 (動) — ✔︎ 按讚【每日一經濟學人】Facebook 粉專: ✔︎ 追蹤【每日一經濟學人】Instagram 帳號: ✔︎ 訂閱【每日一經濟學人】YouTube 頻道: ✔︎ 閱讀【每日一經濟學人】Medium 平台: — 🔶如有商業合作或業務需求,請洽 🔴如影音內容有誤,歡迎來信勘誤

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