Our planet’s atmosphere is warming up rapidly. Researchers are certain that emissions from human activities have caused this unnatural change. Using the latest computer models, their forecasts are worrisome of what might global warming mean to our planet. Fortunately, everyone can be a part of the solution in slowing down global warming. It requires strong commitment from big corporations down to everyday people. This combined effort can make a significant difference. 文章的首段陈述了全球变暖的大致情况——情况不容乐观。随后作者话锋一转，说幸运的是每个人都可以成为治疗全球变暖的一份子。于是我们可以预见，在下一段中作者将要具体说每个人可以的角色。 关键词：worrisome； a part of the solution in； All of us can play vital part of the climate change solution. As a citizen, you can ensure that governments recognize the importance of global warming and follow through on their promises. As a consumer, you can support companies that are making the biggest strides in fighting climate change and encourage other companies to make reducing greenhouse gases a priority. If you’re really passionate about having your voice heard, you might even want to consider joining a group dedicated to spreading the word about global warming. You can also make many changes in your daily life some that seem small, some less so — that cut back on the carbon emissions for which you’re responsible. You’re probably already familiar with many of the little steps you can take to be more climate-friendly: 第二段展开了文章的中心：每个社会成员可以为全球变暖做些什么。作为市民、作为消费者、作为环保主义者的领头羊，你都可以有不同的举动影响这个世界。然后作者说，即便你是一个普通人，你也可以做出绵薄之力。 关键词：make strides in；make sth. a priority Making your home more energy efficient: Better insulate your roof, basement, and walls; seal your ; and replawindows，replace your old light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
Reducing the amount of garbage you produce: Take a reusable bag with you when you shop, buy unpackaged goods, and recycle and reuse materials. Using energy wisely: Turn off lights and appliances when you’re not using them, use the air conditioner less in the summer, and turn down the heat in the winter. 这一段承接了上面一段，列数了作为普通人的你可以通过那些举手之劳献出一份力。 关键词：insulate；compact fluorescent bulb