6 Minute English - US and China vs climate change

Can the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases work together?

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Hello, this is six minutes English from BBC learning English. Sundale a dog rub in. This program will be discussing climate change and teaching you some useful vocabulary so you can talk about it to such as am it has a word used to describe countries Industries or just things that produce. Harmful substances that harm the environment, substances such as carbon dioxide, an example of a greenhouse gas. These gases contribute to a woman Planet discussing whether the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases the USA and China can work together for the good of the environment. But a question for you, first rub in November this year, world leaders, aren't you to make? I took climate conference in, which city will this be taking place? Is it a Brisbane D Blanco or see Vienna? Well, I've heard about this, so I think it's the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Okay, Rob, I'll tell you if you are right or wrong later, let's talk more about climate change. Then back in 2015, world leaders met in Paris. It was the first time that tree all the nations of the world came together to agree. They all needed to tackle the issue under the terms of the Paris deal countries, promise to come back every five years raise that carbon-cutting Ambitions and ambition is something you want to achieve even if it's difficult to do so. President Trump USA back into it. The USA still has a lot to do to help reduce its contribution to evolution in China where smoke is a common occurrence. President Xi Jinping is pledge, the country will be carbon neutral by 2060. That means it will do things to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide by the same amount that it produces.

The BBC World Service program. The clinic question has been looking at this in more detail BBC journalists in Sydney explains why she doing things plans might be tricky to achieve. What I'm really thinking is that this is actually real inherent Paradox of today's China. It is leading in many ways and green initiatives. Why the same time? It's also a big loser and a greenhouse gas, emitted. Its go to alleviate poverty. As was fighting pollution. Not the thing to watch. Now is how this Dynamic it would play out in the next few years.

So China currently has two things going on. One, good. One bad. An impossible situation because it has two opposite factors. What Vincent called a paradox and this Paradox is that on one hand. China has many projects to improve the environment, but on the other hand, it is a big polluter and as well as tackling pollution Vincent old place that China has to alleviate poverty, alleviate means, make less severe or serious. The USA is another big polluter which is also trying to develop ways to clean up. Its act an informal way of saying change the way it behaves for the better president by 100% clean energy economy and reach net zero emissions. By 2050 you also wants to create 10 million. New green jobs, green means related to protecting and helping the environment, the former Governor of California.

Jerry Brown. Who's now with the California China climate Institute at Berkeley also, spoke to the climate question program. He thinks the USA should do it fit to help climate change about two ulcer involves working together globally.

We have to really face reality with humility. We have put more keep trapping gases in the atmosphere that are still there in China. As that's the storical fact going. If we need to stop putting three muses. So evil is outside and we have to work with China and Russia and Europe and everyone else as partners in. Humankind's very dangerous path forward. So I'd worry more about that than figuring out all the flaws of which there are many in my competitor, friends and enemies.

Jerry talks about facing the situation with humility. So not trying to be more important than others and admitting your bad qualities. He says, the USA should not think evil the Bluetooth in this case from elsewhere, stop pointing fingers at other people. Yes, the solution maybe is not to blame others but to work together, trust each other and make tough choices rather than pointing out each other's flaws. All mistakes. Hopefully, many countries can work together more when they attend this year's climate conference Rob, but in which city in Scotland, was I right? You were robbed. Well, done. Well as late is a Jew to meet there in November this year. Right now, there's just time to recount on some of the vocabulary we've discussed. Yes, we talked about a mrs. Countries Industries, I'll just things that produce or emit. Harmful substances that harm, the environment Ambitions are things, you want to achieve even if they are difficult.

Paradox is an impossible situation because it has two opposite factors to alleviate means make less severe or serious. Humility involves trying not to be more important than others and admitting your bad qualities. And flaws is another word for faults or mistakes. Well, hopefully, there are no flaws in this program. That's all for now, but will be back again. Soon to discuss more trending topics, and vocabulary here at 6 Minute English. Goodbye for now, by
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