2. EARTH HOUR
3. SummaryBjorn Lomborg says
the whole concept of Earth Hour teaches us wrong.
Major causes of co2 emission is from fossil fuels,
industries, technological devices, heaters and airconditioners
The need of alternative energy sources to form a
4. Structure of the Article
6. Vocabulary1) Vain [vān] - producing no result; useless.
But the reality is that Earth Hour teaches all the wrong
lessons, and it actually increases CO2 emissions. Its
vain symbolism reveals exactly what is wrong with
today’s feel-good environmentalism.
2) Myriad [ˈmirēəd] - a countless or extremely great
The are myriads upon myriads of stars in the Universe.
3) Entail [enˈtāl] - involve (something) as a necessary or
inevitable part or consequence.
4) Surge [sɜrdʒ] - a sudden, strong increase or burst.
Moreover, during Earth Hour, any significant drop in electricity
demand will entail a reduction in CO2 emissions during the
hour, but it will be offset by the surge from firing up coal or gas
stations to restore electricity supplies afterward.
5) Incandescent - [ˌɪn kənˈdɛs ənt] - glowing or white with heat.
If you are planning to visit the desert you should beware of the
8. CHALLENGE OF A STATEMENTIn the text the author starts with the hook in which he states that
1.3 billion people don't have access to electricity. To check
whether this statement is true we can go to the
The research reveled that in 2016 approximately 1.2 billions of
people did not have access to electricity; according to WEO-2016,
it is 15 million fewer than reported in the previous year. Taking in
note that Bjørn Lomborg's article "The whole idea of Earth Hour is
not too bright" was written in 2013, we can assume that the
author's statement is true.
9. ResearchLindeman, T. (2015, November 06, ). Without electricity, 1.3 billion
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