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奥巴马讲话 呼吁保护所居住的地球

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Hi, everybody. Our country is home to some of the most beautiful God-given landscapes in the world. We're blessed with natural treasures-from the Grand Tetons to the Grand Canyon1; from lush forests and vast deserts to lakes and rivers teeming2 with wildlife. And it's our responsibility to protect these treasures for future generations, just as previous generations protected them for us.
Since taking office, I've set aside more than 260 million acres of public lands and waters-more than any President in history. Last month, we announced that 11 states had come together with ranchers, and industry groups to protect a threatened species-the sage3 grouse-without jeopardizing4 local economies. Two weeks ago, we announced that we're creating one new marine5 sanctuary6 on the Potomac River in Maryland, and another along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin-part of unprecedented7 efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes. We also joined a coalition8 of countries cracking down on illegal fishing that threatens jobs and food security around the globe. And I'm going to keep protecting the places that make America special, and the livelihoods9 of those who depend on them.
We'll also keep doing what we can to prevent the worst effects of climate change before it's too late. Over the past six years, we've led by example, generating more clean energy and lowering our carbon emissions10. Our businesses have stepped up in a big way, including just this past week. Some of our biggest companies made new commitments to act on climate-not just because it's good for the planet, but because it's good for their bottom line.
This is how America is leading on the environment. And because America is leading by example, 150 countries, representing over 85% of global emissions, have now laid out plans to reduce their levels of the harmful carbon pollution that warms our planet. And it gives us great momentum11 going into Paris this December, where the world needs to come together and build on these individual commitments with an ambitious, long-term agreement to protect this Earth for our kids.
Now Congress has to do its job. This month, even as Republicans in Congress barely managed to keep our government open, they shut down something called the Land and Water Conservation Fund. For more than half a century, this fund has protected more than 5 million acres of land-from playgrounds to parks to priceless landscapes-all without costing taxpayers12 a dime13. Nearly every single county in America has benefited from this program. It has bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. Republicans in Congress should reauthorize and fully14 fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund without delay.
After all, as Pope Francis reminds us so eloquently15, this planet is a gift from God-and our common home. We should leave it to our kids in better shape than we found it.
Thanks, and have a great weekend.

1 canyon     
  • The Grand Canyon in the USA is 1900 metres deep.美国的大峡谷1900米深。
  • The canyon is famous for producing echoes.这个峡谷以回声而闻名。

  • 2 teeming     
    adj.丰富的v.充满( teem的现在分词 );到处都是;(指水、雨等)暴降;倾注
  • The rain was teeming down. 大雨倾盆而下。
  • the teeming streets of the city 熙熙攘攘的城市街道

  • 3 sage     
  • I was grateful for the old man's sage advice.我很感激那位老人贤明的忠告。
  • The sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.这位哲人是百代之师。

  • 4 jeopardizing     
    危及,损害( jeopardize的现在分词 )
  • Plans may also become inefficient in the attainment of objectives by jeopardizing group satisfactions. 用危及群体利益方法去达到目标的计划,也是无效率的。
  • That boosted government revenues in the short term, but is now jeopardizing them. Morales将天然气工业,电信业和部分采矿业收归国有的举措吓跑了投资者们。

  • 5 marine     
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。

  • 6 sanctuary     
  • There was a sanctuary of political refugees behind the hospital.医院后面有一个政治难民的避难所。
  • Most countries refuse to give sanctuary to people who hijack aeroplanes.大多数国家拒绝对劫机者提供庇护。

  • 7 unprecedented     
  • The air crash caused an unprecedented number of deaths.这次空难的死亡人数是空前的。
  • A flood of this sort is really unprecedented.这样大的洪水真是十年九不遇。

  • 8 coalition     
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。

  • 9 livelihoods     
    生计,谋生之道( livelihood的名词复数 )
  • First came the earliest individualistic pioneers who depended on hunting and fishing for their livelihoods. 走在最前面的是早期的个人主义先驱者,他们靠狩猎捕鱼为生。 来自英汉非文学 - 政府文件
  • With little influence over policies, their traditional livelihoods are threatened. 因为马赛族人对政策的影响力太小,他们的传统生计受到了威胁。

  • 10 emissions     
    排放物( emission的名词复数 ); 散发物(尤指气体)
  • Most scientists accept that climate change is linked to carbon emissions. 大多数科学家都相信气候变化与排放的含碳气体有关。
  • Dangerous emissions radiate from plutonium. 危险的辐射物从钚放散出来。

  • 11 momentum     
  • We exploit the energy and momentum conservation laws in this way.我们就是这样利用能量和动量守恒定律的。
  • The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.动量守恒定律可以取代牛顿第三定律。

  • 12 taxpayers     
    纳税人,纳税的机构( taxpayer的名词复数 )
  • Finance for education comes from taxpayers. 教育经费来自纳税人。
  • She was declaiming against the waste of the taxpayers' money. 她慷慨陈词猛烈抨击对纳税人金钱的浪费。

  • 13 dime     
  • A dime is a tenth of a dollar.一角银币是十分之一美元。
  • The liberty torch is on the back of the dime.自由火炬在一角硬币的反面。

  • 14 fully     
  • The doctor asked me to breathe in,then to breathe out fully.医生让我先吸气,然后全部呼出。
  • They soon became fully integrated into the local community.他们很快就完全融入了当地人的圈子。

  • 15 eloquently     
    adv. 雄辩地(有口才地, 富于表情地)
  • I was toasted by him most eloquently at the dinner. 进餐时他口若悬河地向我祝酒。
  • The poet eloquently expresses the sense of lost innocence. 诗人动人地表达了失去天真的感觉。

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