Some solutions to deal with climate change could damage the environment. An idea under scrutiny is deep-sea mining – the exploration of metals used for ‘green’ products, which could undermine delicate ocean ecosystems. Sam and Neil discuss the topic and teach you related vocabulary.
This week’s question
According to recent estimates by Unesco oceanographers, how many different marine species have their home in the ocean?
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
situation that seems impossible because it contains two opposite ideas
problem that is very difficult to solve
increase/grow by a factor of (x)
be multiplied by that many (x) times
simple and immediate solution to a complicated problem
situation or habit that is difficult to stop and is likely to get worse and worse
open the door to (something)
(idiom) allow something new to start, or make it possible to happen
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