I don't understand this excerpt from NYTimes:
"A more serious proposal comes from this year’s host, Chancellor Angela Merkel. She would impose mandatory caps and incentives to achieve a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by midcentury. That’s far too specific for Mr. Bush, who is now pressing for watered-down language in the final communiqué. Mrs. Merkel and like-minded leaders such as British Prime Minister Tony Blair need to hold their ground."
What do you have trouble understanding, exactly?
* greenhouse gases
What the hell are these?
It means a toned-down language?
*in the final communique?
*Need to hold their ground.
What's that mean?
''What's that mean?''
Greenhouse gases are gases that continue the so-called "Greenhouse Effect" that people used to talk about before we had global warming to "worry" about.
Watered down language is language that so as not to offend... For example, if Pres. Bush thinks the European leaders are morons for believing in global warming, but he has to speak publicly with them, he will use language that is less offensive than "you are idiots for believing this crap."
A communique is a report released by a public organization.
"Hold their ground" means, in this context, that Merkel and Blair should continue to defend their statements despite whatever Bush has to say about their global warming-beliefs.
Oh, and I hope my heavily biased descriptions helped :-D
You are as stupid as the people that ask: "which language should I learn?"
Use the damn dictionary if you don't understand those words. Dictionary.com, dictionary.yahoo.com.
What a lazy SOB you are!!!!
"abc is a moron," you're a brit, aren't you? Cuz the only English speakers on this planet that are rude, are you guys.
I found all the words you were looking for on dictionary.com and dictionary.yahoo.com. and no, I am not a filthy, English scumbag.
Americans are fat lazy wasteful peices of shit.
I concur, I hope you Americans get nuked by Iran.
If that happened you'd probably get nuked as well, you cretin.
"I concur, I hope you Americans get nuked by Iran."--guest
What a moron--I guess you failed geography. If anything, Europe will be nuked by an Iran missile in the future. The Persians call the European powers "little Satans" and they hate you as much as they do Americans. Yes, my friend, Vienna, Paris, and Berlin will be leveled before New York or Washington.
Excuse me, when did this topic have anything to do with America or Britain? Oh, wait, it didn't. Then shut up.