prevent global warming

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Maiia, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Maiia Member

    US, English, Chinese
    Hi, I'm writing a speech in French about global warming, and in a previous sentence, I talk about what one can do to reduce the consumption of CO2. So, for my conclusion sentence, I want to say: And by doing this, one can reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and prevent global warming. This is what I have so far...

    En procédant ainsi, on peut réduire l'émission de dioxyde de carbone et éviter le réchauffement climatique.

    I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me check this sentence.
     
  2. klodaway

    klodaway Senior Member

    You mean "production of CO2"...

    This sentence is correct.
    However, I would rather use "limiter" instead of "éviter" since you will not stop it, but reduce it.

    klod
     
  3. Odyssée

    Odyssée Senior Member

    Bordeaux - FRANCE
    French - France
    Hi,
    Yes you'r right, a suggestion:
    En procédant ainsi, on peut réduire les émissions de dioxyde de carbone et éviter le réchauffement climatique de la planète.

    Here, global is "planet"
     
  4. Odyssée

    Odyssée Senior Member

    Bordeaux - FRANCE
    French - France
    Yes, limiter is better, you'd like to stop it but you're not able to do it yet
     
  5. Maiia Member

    US, English, Chinese
    Merci beaucoup for the suggestions! They are greatly appreciated:)
     

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