Climate crisis: Last warning for humanity? BBC News Review reviews

May 26, 2022

The world’s largest ever report into climate change is published, setting out the stark reality of the state of the planet. The study, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says it is “unequivocal” that human activity is responsible for global warming
Tom and Catherine talk about the vocabulary from this story so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:22 – Story
1:37 – Headline 1: COP26: UN issues stark warning on state of climate crisis
4:20​​ – Headline 2: Stark warning over climate change a ‘wake-up call’
7:35 – Headline 3: UN report set to issue dire climate change warnings
9:36 – Language summary

The story:
United Nations researchers are set to make their strongest statement yet on the impact of climate change.
In a key report setting out how the world’s oceans, ice caps and land could change in the next decades.

Researchers confirmed that if global temperature increase is limited to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels,
the worst catastrophes can be avoided.

Key words and phrases:
clear and unpleasant
– The government issued a stark warning to protesters who refused to leave the city centre.
– This year’s business losses are in stark contrast to last year’s profits.

a wake-up call
a shocking event which can cause changes in behaviour or attitude
– Last month’s extreme weather was a wake-up call for the government’s environment agency.
– My last test result was a wake-up call! I need to work harder.

very serious; bad
-The consequences of ignoring climate change warnings could be dire.
-Critics slammed the actor’s dire performance.

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  1. It's a new wake-up-call for me to learn English ❤️

  2. Thanks both of you.

  3. Really

  4. Great. thank you!

  5. Thank BBC learning english. Have good day. I am a student from VietNam

  6. I blame china

  7. Reply
    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    BBC is the best channel that I've ever seen! Perfect.

  8. Reply
    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Kathrine you look so stunning with that sweater 😊

  9. What climate crisis?

  10. Great job

  11. Reply
    Electrical Design& Solutions May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Than you so much for this,,

  12. Reply
    Electrical Design& Solutions May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Than you so much for this,,

  13. I'm Bangladeshi best of luck

  14. Reply
    Easy English By KruTonaor May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Everyone in the world have to help about climate change.

  15. I really loved this video! It is absolutedly nice for me to acquire new vocabulary. I'm so thankful.♥

  16. The way you both are explaining is just brilliant.. I am not that much good in understanding English.. But the way u explain is👏👏..

  17. I wish I could pronounce like Catherine..she is really good at it.

  18. Thanks a lot. You offer great benefit with new vocabulary .

  19. Students were scared of being given a stark warning for tearing the results (or sb deliver a stark warning0

  20. Reply
    Be Nguyễn Thị May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    I would say it's awesome lesson ever

  21. My past was a wake up call , l should work hard for my future…

  22. Reply
    Don't hesitate: Begin! May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    What is this – Colonialism meets Eco-brainwashing?

  23. I really appreciate this opportunity to learn new words

  24. How peacefully u guys try to teach English..very much appreciated this channel

  25. Can't thank you enough BBC
    Not only the topic was a wake-up call, but also the vocabularies are so practical 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  26. BBC Learning English is indescribable. No comparison can be made with BBC Learning English.

  27. Reply
    Terri The Tanked Up Terrapin May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    I feel like I'm watching something from a year 4 educational video. I don't think anybody watching this doesn't understand what a wake-up call is. 😆 I thought this was the news, not teaching children English.

  28. Reply
    Lucky rahman vlog May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Now right we will wake up protect world from dire climate change.

  29. Leaders have the responsibilities to change, not the people

  30. Listening to this on Spotify, her 'r' sounds really 'o' and got confused. Learning…

  31. Wow!

  32. it is necessary to combine forces, ideas, our thoughts for survival in order to find a way out. if we fail now, then our planet will simply die! why is nobody talking about it ?!

    Global crisis. Search. look – This already applies to everyone. International online conference 07/24/2021. I really want everyone who cares about the future to wake up. there is an exit. you need to build a CREATIVE SOCIETY.

  33. I’m from Thailand and my English Is dire but I like to listens Catherine expending the words. 🌹💐🥰🙏🌍(my TT Philadelphia is just my imagining 🥰) Catherine is very great !!!!

  34. Reply
    حسن ماجد عبد الكريم عبد المجيد May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Thank you very much

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