Heritage sites are feeling the heat
rise in China, which accounts for 30% of world emissions — the world’s biggest gas emitter decline in the US — smaller than in recent years, thanks to a rise in the price of natural gas Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers and wetlands — double the number three years ago.
Sites at risk have grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It found 7% of sites — including the US’s Everglades Park and Lake Turkana in Kenya — had a “critical” outlook.
There has been a drastic erosion in the use of English words such as quite, rather, frightfully and terribly — gradable adverbs that soften or emphasise a phrase.