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Extreme Weather and Pollution
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ID: 1838 Upper Intermediate
The weather has been a ghastly roller coaster of weirdness in recent years, and in China, many are taking a closer look at pollution. Specifically, we're talking about fine particulate matter. Listen in to learn more about this very timely issue.
Tue Jan 03 2012 | John, Dilu
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|鬼天气||guǐ tiānqì||bad weather|
|忽冷忽热||hūlěnghūrè||sudden temperature change|
tiān a ，zhè shì shénme guǐ tiānqì ？zhōuyī shíliù dù ，zhōuèr shíjiǔ dù ，zhōusān èrshíwǔ dù ，zhōusì qī dù ，zhōuwǔ jiù zhíjiē jiàng dào língdù le 。hái ràng bùràng rén huó a ！
My God, what kind of awful weather is this? It was 16 degrees on Monday, 19 on Tuesday, 25 on Wednesday, 7 on Thursday, and then dropped straight down to zero on Friday. How can we live like this?
hēhē ，nánguài jīntiān bàozhǐ shang shuō ，běnzhōu qìwēn jiù xiàng zuò guòshānchē ，shuō de hái tǐng xíngxiàng de 。
Ha ha, no wonder today's paper compares this week's weather to riding a rollercoaster. That's a pretty vivid description.
āi ！hūlěnghūrè de ，nánshòu sǐ le 。wǒ juéde jīnnián cóng nián chū dào niánwěi méijǐtiān shì zhèngcháng de ，jíduān tiānqì lái de yuèláiyuè pínfán le 。
Agh! These sudden temperature changes are unbearable. I feel like there haven't been more than a few normal days of weather the entire year. Extreme weather is becoming more and more common.
bùguò gēn Běijīng de xiōngdìjiěmèi men yī bǐ ，wǒmen hái suàn xìngyùn le ，dǐngduō jiā yīfu de sùdù kuài diǎnr 。nǐ kàn kan Běijīng ，PM èrdiǎnwǔ jiāncè shùjù dōu bàobiǎo le ，shǔyú jí zhòngdù wūrǎn 。
But we're still lucky compared to those living in Beijing; at worst, we just have to be quick about bundling up. Look at Beijing, though: their PM2.5 data is off the charts, classifying it as extremely severe pollution.
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