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Cows are creating methane, which is more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide.  Neil and Catherine teach you how to use the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

Methane threatens global warming efforts

Measures to reduce greenhouse gases often target carbon dioxide. But a sudden increase in methane from farm animals could be even more dangerous than CO2.

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c) Taxi

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The story

Scientists say they're worried about a surge in the levels of methane gas being released into the atmosphere.

US researchers say efforts to tackle climate change will be undermined unless methane emissions are brought under control.

Methane is far more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and levels have recently increased sharply.

The reason is unclear but emissions from agriculture are likely to be to blame.

Key words and phrases

surge
sudden increase

undermining
making less effective 

spiked
increased and decreased suddenly

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news

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Language challenge - answer

b) Taxi.

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Lingohack - our video which teaches you words from the news using the latest BBC World News bulletins.

Sesión de vocabulario

  • surge
    sudden increase

    undermining
    making less effective 

    spiked
    increased and decreased suddenly