COP27: World faces catastrophe: BBC News Review 2022

January 21, 2023

‘Countries must re-prioritise climate change or the world faces catastrophe.’
That’s what the head of the UN has said ahead of COP27, the climate conference being held in Egypt this month.
Scientists say government failures to meet carbon targets will lead to a rise of more than 1.5°C.
Only radically changing society will save us from climate disaster, they say.

Key words and phrases:
an important event that could cause big changes
Women being given the right to vote was a landmark event.
The Moon landing was a landmark event for space exploration.

activities that make people think an organisation is more environmentally friendly than it really is.
This company says it uses natural ingredients, but it’s just greenwashing.
These new environmental standards are just for the headlines – they are corporate greenwashing.

warning shots
signals that show action is needed
The strikes are a warning shot to the company to improve conditions.
The politician fired her secretary as a warning shot to others.

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0:00 – Introduction
0:26 – Story
1:21 – Headline 1: Euronews: What is COP27? Everything you need to know about Egypt’s landmark climate conference
3:15 – Headline 2: The Guardian: Greta Thunberg to skip ‘greenwashing’ Cop27 climate summit in Egypt
5:40 – Headline 3: Inside Climate News: Ahead of COP27, New Climate Reports are Warning Shots to a World Off Course
7:05 – Language summary

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  12. Person should be proud of Something good he or she did , one should work hard to be proud of his effort , stop being proud of nothing , doing nothing , achieving nothing , then you are proud of nothing !!

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  14. What is the most rapid way to avoid climate collapse? CONTRACEPTION worldwide. Radical enough for ya? Stress R Us

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  22. sorry BBC guys but plastic bottles are NOT bad for the environnement! plastic materials have an infinite life! and without plastic we couldn't live. The issue is: how plastic is managed. So pls STOP with this rediculus way of thinking about plastic. Where are problems with plastic? in Africa , Asia or India not in Europe where people and GOVs know how to manage it and industries are very happy to recycle gaining lots of money. So pls be informed before talking!

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    I can't wait for next lesson.

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  30. The video can make me know more about environment issues.

  31. The climate change issue is important.Thank you to talk about it !

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    ابو محمود abo mahmoud January 21, 2023 at 12:15 pm

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  38. What can we do individually to save our planet once and for all?

  39. Scaremonger bull💩, you did it last couple of years of now found lies, now this nonsense. No catastrophe at all. Rubbish news as always.

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    The Secret Life of a Nomad January 21, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    As with every other COP extravaganza, there will be lots of talk and nothing else. I pity the poor workers that will have to clean up all the bullshit that is left lying around.

  41. Reply
    Edson Siquara de Souza January 21, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Is Catherine Chapman still part of the team?

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