L2 Climate Change (5)気候変動
Collins lists a number of wastes to reduce one’s carbon footprint, and Ueda says that he’s heard the reducing how many airplane trips we take is the biggest thing we can do to help the environment. Lyons describes a possible positive scenario for the planet, but says he’s skeptical that would be the case.
concerned individual 憂慮している[関心のある1人[個人]
Here Ueda uses “concerned” to mean “worried, cares about what happened” I’m concerned about David he looks very tired and stressed lately. It can also mean “involved in something, affected by it” Such as, the company is concerned have agreed to mediation instead of going to court.
all the parties concerned 関係者全員
As far as I’m concerned 私に関していえば、私の考えでは
to whom it may concern 関係各位殿、ご担当者様
Reduce the harmful effect of something. Imagine a company has a big product recall. They offer cash refunds to the customers, and other benefits to mitigate the effect of the recall. The damage to mitigate the damage to their repetition.
carbon footprint 酸化炭素の排出量
Up to the top, Collins says, There are lots of simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
wind up -, 結局〜になる
End up is another way to say this. Ultimately do a certain thing, ultimately reach a certain situation. We ended up taking a cab home because all the trains stopped. Wind up can also means “bring to a finish, or, come to a finish. The party wound up around 11 p.m.
fix a leak 漏れを修理する[ふさぐ]
home insulation 家の断熱材
Collins is talking about material ??? keeps heat, electricity, or sound, you know, from going in and out of the house. But, insulation and the verb, insulate can also refer to protecting us, shielding us from outside harm. Such as she has a variety of investments to insulate her from abrupt changes in the markets. Or her diverse portfolio provides insulation against abrupt changes in the markets.
switch to -, 〜に切り替える
light bulb 電球
The lighting fixtures we all have in our homes. We also say sometimes a light bulb went on over my head. Or a light went on in my head, probably seen pictures like that in comic books. And it means, we realize something, or we got a good idea. You might say, I saw this really cute dog on the street and the light went on my head, it is inspired me to light a children’s story.
cut down on -, 〜を減らす、〜を削減する
best-case scenario 最良の場合のシナリオ
Collins says “So what’s the best-case scenario four our poor old planet? The optimal outcome, or the best can be achieved. Sometimes there might be something more desirable, but this is the best that can be hope for. Imagine an athlete, who’s been injured. The doctor says, “Well, in the best-case scenario she’ll be back in a month.
optimistic outlook 楽観的な見通し
One optimistic outlook is – .
it turns out that -, 〜ということが判明する[わかる]
sensitive to -, 〜に敏感である
Easily affected by something, readily affected by something. And this can be physically affected, or emotionally affected. If I say, she’s sensitive to criticism, then she gets easily upset by it. Or his eyes are very sensitive to light. Then light that maybe wouldn’t bother most people bothers him. ??? his eyes.
light and heat sensitive device 光と熱の反応する装置
pressure sensitive エレベーターのボタンなどを押すことによって反応する
be skeptical about -, 〜について懐疑的である
adapt to に適応[順応]する
adjust to different circumstances, to a different situations. You could ask “How are you adapting to a new video office. Or she couldn’t adapt to the humid climate.
to be honest 正直なところ
Down toward the bottom, Lyons says, “I’m a bit skeptical about that, to be honest.
We use this, when we’re saying something that might be awkward to admit, maybe bad, embarrassing. And you can put this at the beginning or the end of the sentence. I don’t know anything about music, to be honest, and very ignorant about the subject. Or to be honest, I thought the speech was terrible.
smart thermostat スマート・サーモスタット、