お肉を食べることは気候変動に対して悪影響を与えるそうです。確かに、牛1頭を育てるのには大量の穀物が必要なるので、カロリーベースで考えるとお肉はコスパが悪いですね。食肉が規制されるとベジタリアンにならざるを得ないかもしれません。

以下のQ1~Q5はDMM英会話のデイリーニュースからの引用です。次ページにA1~A5の添削例を載せています。

UK Climate Committee Sets Big Goals: Less Meat, Drive Electric(記事リンク)

Exercise 4: Discussionの回答例です

Q1. What are your thoughts on the Committee on Climate Change’s report?

A1. I am suspicious of the comment from the Committee. In my opinion, it is difficult to achieve the goal with known technologies. Latest technologies to reduce energy consumption is very costly, so people can’t keep the high cost system with spending a lot of their money.

Q2. Why do you think governments have been slow to act on the issue of climate change?

A2. The organization consisting of manufactures opposes strongly regulations for climate change. Because regulations will put burden on manufactures.

Q3. What steps has your government taken to fight climate change? Do you think it should do more?

A3. Japanese government adapted the Kyoto Protocol which purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emission. Therefore, Japanese government made a lot of rules for lower vehicle emissions and reduction of high global warming potential refrigerant of air conditioners. If the government tightens regulations further and limits people to eating meat, I will be very sad.

Q4. If you were the leader of your country, what would you do to help protect the environment? Please explain your answer.

A4. We consider having every right to use a lot of energy for our lives. I feel the most important matter to help protect the environment is to change mind of people. So, if I were the leader of my country, I would make the environmental class mandatory.

Q5. Would you say that most of the people you know are concerned about climate change? Please explain your answer.

A5. Most of the people including me are supposed not to be interested in climate change. We sometimes talk about how hot it is this year, but we are in air-conditioned room during the conversation.

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