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【English Digest】(46)少用空调对大家都好  

2016-05-13 17:11:53|  分类: 【英语】听力 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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  Less use of air conditioners would be better for us all

A strict no-air-conditioning ban was enforced for 87,000 Taiwanese students taking the college entrance examinations this month despite temperatures in many areas reaching 34 to 36 degreesCelsius1.
Although this long-term practice is being promoted as a pragmatic means to ensure fairness, since air conditioning is not available at all exam locations, rather than for environmental reasons, it nevertheless offers a good opportunity for the country to reconsider its addiction2 to air conditioning.
If students can manage without A/C in the heat of examinations, could not the rest of the population go cold turkey once in a while?  If not 'Off,' then 'Down,' since air conditioners consume energy and contribute to climate change in proportion to each degree they are set below ambient temperature.
Vehicle A/C systems can be a cause of sinusitis in some people, while poorly maintained air conditioning may lead to the proliferation of micro-organisms such as Legionella pneumophila, the cause of Legionnaires' disease.
The problem with new high-tech3 machines is that they present a sizable contribution to man-made climate change. Cooling agents such as CFCs and their modern replacements4 are greenhouse gases with far more global-warming potential than carbon dioxide should they leak into the atmosphere.
It is everyone's responsibility to minimize his or her own contribution to the problem.
ban:禁令;禁止
pragmatic:务实的,实用的
addiction:成癮;入迷
proportion:比例;比率
ambient:周遭的,环绕的
proliferation:(生物)增殖;激增,扩散
to go cold turkey:戒除坏习惯
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