Frontpage words - Dec 8, 2009

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China gives history lesson on warming

by Stephen Chen
SCMP, page A1 and A9, December 8, 2009


1. Extreme weather is the hallmark of transitional periods
- distinctive attribute, indication -

2. a deal to protect the world from calamitous global warming
- catastrophic, disastrous -

3. The conference, the climax of...
- decive moment, highest point -

... two years of contentious negotiations,
- controversial -

... convened in upbeat mode
- to come together, meet formally -

4. Chinese scholars have kept meticulous meteorological records
- detailed, scrupulous -

5. the subsequent ravages wrought by horsemen from the North
- following damages caused -

6. the dynastic potency was first drawn by meteorologist Zhu Kezhen
- strengh, power -

7. Zhu plotted on a graph temperatures ...
- drew -

7. cut through lush rainforest
- dense, teeming with life; verdant -

8. Now temperatures are on the rise again, matched by scorching economic growth
- soaring -

9. focus less on prevention and more on mitigation
- how to it make less severe or harsh -

10. ... which could end up below sea level and needing protection by dykes
- a barrier constructed to keep out the sea -

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