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MSE同步阅读|图瓦卢-灾难即将发生
2021-03-05 浏览:

Tuvalu-a disaster waiting to happen 

图瓦卢——灾难即将发生


A group of islands in the South Pacific is in danger of disappearing. Tuvalu will soon become the first country to be uninhabitable because of climate change and rising sea levels.

南太平洋的一组岛屿正面临消失的危险,图瓦卢因气候变化和海平面上升,将于不久之后成为第一个不适合居住的国家。


Tuvalu is about 1,050 kilometres north of its nearest neighbour Fiji. Its name means 'eight standing together', but in fact it is nine islands.

图瓦卢距离最近的邻国斐济北部大约1050公里。它的名字意思是“八个岛屿连在一起”,但实际上它是九个岛屿。


This tiny country is the fourth smallest in the world, after Monaco, the Vatican and Nauru.

这个小国是世界上第四小的国家,仅次于摩纳哥、梵蒂冈和瑙鲁。


In the summer, Tuvalu is hit by hurricanes and rough seas. These hurricanes have recently become more frequent and have begun to threaten life and damage buildings and homes . They have also killed the fish in the seas around the island. This is very serious because the fish are an important source of food for the people.

在夏天,图瓦卢遭到了飓风和巨浪的袭击。这些飓风最近变得更加频繁,并开始威胁生命,破坏建筑物,毁坏家园。它们还杀死了岛上周围海域的鱼。这是非常严重的,因为鱼是人们重要的食物来源。


Rising sea levels, caused by global warming, have increased the level of salt in the ground water. This water is the only source of fresh water for people and farm animals.

全球变暖导致的海平面上升增加了地下水的含盐量。地下水是人类和农场动物的唯一淡水来源。


Of course Tuvalu's emission of greenhouse gases is tiny because it's such a small country but the Tuvalu government has begun a programme to reduce its own greenhouse gases .

当然,图瓦卢的温室气体排放量很小,因为它本身就是一个如此小的国家,但图瓦卢政府已经开始了一项减少本国温室气体的计划。


But this will not change the situation, and eventually, the Tuvaluans will have to leave their islands.

但这并不会改变现状,最终图瓦卢人将不得不离开他们的岛屿。


New Zealand has agreed to take in 75 immigrants per year, but there are 9000 people living in Tuvalu at the moment. In 2001, the Australian government was asked to accept immigrants from Tuvalu: it refused. So where will the people of Tuvalu go?

新西兰已经同意每年接纳75名移民,但目前有9000人生活在图瓦卢。2001年,澳大利亚政府被请求接受来自图瓦卢的移民:但是它拒绝了。那么图瓦卢的人民会去哪里呢?


来源:MSE指定教材 English In Mind (student's book 2)


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