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万花筒 Kaleidoscope 2007-01-14&15, 冰川融化恐惧

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It's the coldest, utmost wind-swept place on earth. Technically1 it is the biggest desert in the world. Few animals or plants survive here. And with a land area nearly 60 times bigger than Britain, it holds 90 percent of the world's ice.

Now the big fear is that a big melt for catastrophic sea levels and perhaps for mankind too.
For just a few weeks every summer, this becomes Antarctica's equivalent of the Enron (both suffer corruption). 9 years ago in Antarctica, I was told there were few signs of that threat materializing. Now, the scientists are much more worried. In the Antarctica peninsula, glaciers2 are on the retreat. Global warming is happening here faster than anywhere else on earth. In one area alone, the ice is already on the move. If it all melted, sea levels would rise by a meter, though so far warming has barely touched the vastness of Antarctic plateau. But it hasn't always been in that way. Scientists have drilled 3 kilometers down into the ice sheet, bringing up ice cores thousands of years old. By analyzing3 the cores, they know warming has happened in the past. And they know levels of carbon dioxide --- main warming gas are increasing now faster than ever before. They fear we could be approaching a point of no return, a tipping point that would irreversibly change our climate and our world.

For many years scientists thought that the main ice sheet in Antarctica was stable. Now they no longer think that, instead they see Antarctica as a time bomb, and a bomb whose clock is ticking.

Lawrence McGinty, ITV News, Antarctica.

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1 technically wqYwV     
adv.专门地,技术上地
参考例句:
  • Technically it is the most advanced equipment ever.从技术上说,这是最先进的设备。
  • The tomato is technically a fruit,although it is eaten as a vegetable.严格地说,西红柿是一种水果,尽管它是当作蔬菜吃的。
2 glaciers e815ddf266946d55974cdc5579cbd89b     
冰河,冰川( glacier的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Glaciers gouged out valleys from the hills. 冰川把丘陵地带冲出一条条山谷。
  • It has ice and snow glaciers, rainforests and beautiful mountains. 既有冰川,又有雨林和秀丽的山峰。 来自英语晨读30分(高一)
3 analyzing be408cc8d92ec310bb6260bc127c162b     
v.分析;分析( analyze的现在分词 );分解;解释;对…进行心理分析n.分析
参考例句:
  • Analyzing the date of some socialist countries presents even greater problem s. 分析某些社会主义国家的统计数据,暴露出的问题甚至更大。 来自辞典例句
  • He undoubtedly was not far off the mark in analyzing its predictions. 当然,他对其预测所作的分析倒也八九不离十。 来自辞典例句
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