Vocabulaire (2 min) du Daily News du 10 juillet 2019

While sea ice in the arctic ocean at the top of the world


banquise
While [banquise] in the arctic ocean at the top of the world

was steadily


constamment
was [constamment]


melting,


en train de fondre
[en train de fondre],

Antarctica's ring of floating ice was steadily


anneau
Antarctica's [anneau] of floating ice was steadily


growing... until 2014.


grandissait
[grandissait]... until 2014.

In just three years, as of 2017


� partir de
"In just three years, [� partir de]2017

it reached its 40-year record low


minimum in�dit
it reached its 40-year [minimum in�dit]

and that was 10.7 million square kilometers,


kilom�tres carr�s
and that was 10.7 million [kilom�tres carr�s],

so, altogether, in that period of three years,


en tout
so, [en tout], in that period of three years,

and that's a little bit larger than the area of Mexico.


plus grand que
and that's a little bit [plus grand que] the area of Mexico.

More than three and a half decades of Antarctica's ice gain


augmentation
More than three and a half decades of Antarctica's ice [augmentation]


vanished in just three years,


ont disparu
[ont disparu] in just three years,


melting more rapidly than what's happening in the Arctic.


fondant
[fondant] more rapidly than what's happening in the Arctic.

The scientific consensus is that the loss of arctic
sea ice


disparition
The scientific consensus is that the [disparition] of arctic sea ice

is related to both air and sea water getting warmer.


qui se r�chauffent
is related to both air and sea water [qui se r�chauffent ].

Researchers are still looking for an explanation for the
dramatic decline in Antarctica:


spectaculaire
Researchers are still looking for an explanation for the
[spectaculaire] decline in Antarctica:

After 2014 when this huge


�norme
"After 2014 when this [�norme]


decrease happened,


r�duction
[r�duction] happened,

there were some attempts to try


tentatives
there were some [tentatives] to try


to relate it to something


l'associer �
[l'associer �] something


going on in the atmosphere or the oceans,


ayant lieu
[ayant lieu] in the atmosphere or the oceans,

and in the Ross Sea, it might have been slightly
different reasons...


l�g�rement
and in the Ross Sea, it might have been [l�g�rement] different reasons...

Whatever the reason, the trend has


tendance
Whatever the reason, the [tendance] has


far-reaching implications


consid�rables
[consid�rables] implications

for the polar ecosystem and the earth as a whole:


dans son ensemble
for the polar ecosystem and the earth [dans son ensemble]:

unlike the bright


�blouissante
unlike the [�blouissante]


reflective surface of ice,


r�fl�chissante
[r�fl�chissante] surface of ice,


dark ocean water absorbs


sombre
[sombre] ocean water absorbs


sunlight,


lumi�re du soleil
[lumi�re du soleil],


trapping


retenant
[retenant]


heat and leading to a cycle of continuous warming.


chaleur
[chaleur] and leading to a cycle of continuous warming.