Climate change: Are there too many people? (Medium)
What do you think is the biggest cause of climate change? We’ll be discussing the controversial link between overpopulation and climate change – and whether the size of your carbon footprint depends on where in the world you were born.
This week’s question
How many people are there in the world today? Is it:
a) seven billion?
b) eight billion?
c) nine billion?
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
measurement of how much carbon dioxide is produced by someone’s everyday activities
crunch (the) numbers
perform many mathematical calculations involving large amounts of data and numbers
mod cons (= modern conveniences)
technology and machines like cars, washing-machines, air-conditioning and fridges which make life easier and more pleasant
having lots of money or owning many material possessions
showing that you feel sorry for something harmful you have said or done
let your heart rule your head
(idiom) do something based on emotion or personal desires rather than for logical or practical reasons
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