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历年考研英语阅读理解mp3(05-2)

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[00:08.04]Do you remember all those years
[00:10.15]when scientists argued that smoking would kill us
[00:13.07]but the doubters insisted
[00:15.30]that we didn’t know for sure?
[00:18.24]That the evidence was inconclusive,
[00:20.86]the science uncertain?
[00:23.47]That the antismoking lobby
[00:25.50]was out to destroy our way of life
[00:28.01]and the government should stay out of the way?
[00:31.24]Lots of Americans bought that nonsense,
[00:34.24]and over three decades,
[00:35.86]some 10 million smokers1 went to early graves.
[00:40.41]There are upsetting parallels today,
[00:43.14]as scientists in one wave after another try to
[00:46.76]awaken us to the growing threat of global warming.
[00:50.60]The latest was a panel
[00:52.03]from the National Academy of Sciences,
[00:54.77]enlisted by the White House,
[00:56.78]to tell us that the Earth's atmosphere is definitely warming
[01:00.95]and that the problem is largely man-made.
[01:04.57]The clear message is
[01:06.16]that we should get moving to protect ourselves.
[01:09.31]The president of the National Academy,
[01:11.51]Bruce Alberts, added this key point
[01:14.23]in the preface to the panel's report:
[01:17.17]"Science never has all the answers.
[01:20.19]But science does provide us
[01:22.28]with the best available guide to the future,
[01:25.81]and it is critical
[01:27.31]that our nation and the world base important policies
[01:30.66]on the best judgments
[01:32.17]that science can provide
[01:33.87]concerning the future consequences of present actions."
[01:38.60]Just as on smoking,
[01:40.41]voice now come from many quarters insisting
[01:43.44]that the science about global warming is incomplete,
[01:47.07]that it's OK to keep pouring fumes2 into the air
[01:50.49]until we know for sure.
[01:52.51]This is a dangerous game:
[01:54.73]by the time 100 percent of the evidence is in,
[01:58.16]it may be too late.
[02:00.37]With the risks obvious and growing,
[02:03.10]a prudent3 people would take out an insurance policy now.
[02:08.14]Fortunately, the White House is starting to pay attention.
[02:11.67]But it's obvious that a majority of the president's advisers
[02:15.40]still don't take global warming seriously.
[02:18.52]Instead of a plan of action,
[02:20.45]they continue to press for more research
[02:23.06]--a classic case of "paralysis4 by analysis."
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[02:27.40]To serve as responsible stewards5 of the planet,
[02:30.51]we must press forward on deeper atmospheric
[02:33.72]and oceanic research.
[02:35.95]But research alone is inadequate6.
[02:38.66]If the Administration won't take the legislative7 initiative,
[02:42.70]Congress should help to begin fashioning conservation measures.
[02:47.54]A bill by Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia,
[02:51.97]which would offer financial incentives8 for private industry,
[02:55.80]is a promising9 start.
[02:57.82]Many see that the country is getting ready to build
[03:00.64]lots of new power plants to meet our energy needs.
[03:04.27]If we are ever going to protect the atmosphere,
[03:07.30]it is crucial that those new plants be environmentally sound.

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1 smokers d3e72c6ca3bac844ba5aa381bd66edba     
吸烟者( smoker的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Many smokers who are chemically addicted to nicotine cannot cut down easily. 许多有尼古丁瘾的抽烟人不容易把烟戒掉。
  • Chain smokers don't care about the dangers of smoking. 烟鬼似乎不在乎吸烟带来的种种危害。
2 fumes lsYz3Q     
n.(强烈而刺激的)气味,气体
参考例句:
  • The health of our children is being endangered by exhaust fumes. 我们孩子们的健康正受到排放出的废气的损害。
  • Exhaust fumes are bad for your health. 废气对健康有害。
3 prudent M0Yzg     
adj.谨慎的,有远见的,精打细算的
参考例句:
  • A prudent traveller never disparages his own country.聪明的旅行者从不贬低自己的国家。
  • You must school yourself to be modest and prudent.你要学会谦虚谨慎。
4 paralysis pKMxY     
n.麻痹(症);瘫痪(症)
参考例句:
  • The paralysis affects his right leg and he can only walk with difficulty.他右腿瘫痪步履维艰。
  • The paralysis affects his right leg and he can only walk with difficulty.他右腿瘫痪步履维艰。
5 stewards 5967fcba18eb6c2dacaa4540a2a7c61f     
(轮船、飞机等的)乘务员( steward的名词复数 ); (俱乐部、旅馆、工会等的)管理员; (大型活动的)组织者; (私人家中的)管家
参考例句:
  • The stewards all wore armbands. 乘务员都戴了臂章。
  • The stewards will inspect the course to see if racing is possible. 那些干事将检视赛马场看是否适宜比赛。
6 inadequate 2kzyk     
adj.(for,to)不充足的,不适当的
参考例句:
  • The supply is inadequate to meet the demand.供不应求。
  • She was inadequate to the demands that were made on her.她还无力满足对她提出的各项要求。
7 legislative K9hzG     
n.立法机构,立法权;adj.立法的,有立法权的
参考例句:
  • Congress is the legislative branch of the U.S. government.国会是美国政府的立法部门。
  • Today's hearing was just the first step in the legislative process.今天的听证会只是展开立法程序的第一步。
8 incentives 884481806a10ef3017726acf079e8fa7     
激励某人做某事的事物( incentive的名词复数 ); 刺激; 诱因; 动机
参考例句:
  • tax incentives to encourage savings 鼓励储蓄的税收措施
  • Furthermore, subsidies provide incentives only for investments in equipment. 更有甚者,提供津贴仅是为鼓励增添设备的投资。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
9 promising BkQzsk     
adj.有希望的,有前途的
参考例句:
  • The results of the experiments are very promising.实验的结果充满了希望。
  • We're trying to bring along one or two promising young swimmers.我们正设法培养出一两名有前途的年轻游泳选手。
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