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William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Fracking and environmentalists

Level: Proficiency /C2

Here is an interesting article from the Guardian newspaper about fracking and why environmentalists should accept it.
Read the article and answer the following questions:
1) What is the full name for fracking?
2) America's carbon dioxide emissions are at their lowest since when?
3) True or false: Coal's share of the energy supply grew by 25-03% in the last ten years.
4) What is Dieter Helm's new book called?
5) Who is Angela Merkel's climate adviser?

Answers below!


1) Hydraulic fracturing
2) 1992
3) False: Coal's share of the energy supply grew by 25-03% in the last FIVE years.
4) The Carbon Crunch
5) John Scnellnhuber

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