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*Looking for someone with critical reading experience to form questions and answers to passages provided.* The questions can be formed along SAT Reading Comprehension style, or in the following way: 4-context based qn, 4-inference qn, 1-author tone, 1 figure of speech (if the passage has it), 1-main idea, 1-concluding idea.
I will provide the passage (of 900-1200 words). You will have to craft the questions and provide the answers in long form.
This task encompasses 100 passages. Each project will be 5 passages. Your bid must reflect 5 passages. Complete each set in 1 wk.
*To qualify*, pls provide answers to the 4 questions at the end of the passage.
Those who doubt that human activities have the ability to change the Earth’s climate should
look to the melting Arctic, and shiver. There is no need to pore over records of Earth’s
temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. The process is starkly visible
in the shrinkage of the ice that covers the Arctic Ocean. In the past 30 years, the volume of
ice present in the summer has fallen by three quarters. At this rate of change, the Arctic
Ocean will be largely ice-free in summer by 2040. To avert such a catastrophe, we would
have to limit the increase in the global average temperature, ideally, to 1.5°C – a mammoth
task, to say the least. Current efforts to meet this goal will likely be futile: not only are some
key players still unconcerned, but policy reforms have also been too conservative and are being
implemented at a glacial pace.
Some evolutionary psychologists have offered the sobering view that humans could be
hardwired to lose the fight against climate change. The same instincts that once helped us
survive by helping us to focus only on what was most essential to our immediate well-being
are working against us today. Viewed through the lenses of survival, our current propensity to
hoard and exploit the Earth’s riches for ourselves seems much more rational than rationing
them for the benefit of our distant descendants. This is compounded by the famous
‘bystander effect’, which also arises out of a survival instinct: we tend to believe that someone
else will deal with a crisis because in the past if every single member of the group were to
spring into action to deal with a threat, they would all be put in danger. It was better to wait for
a leader to step up to save the tribe. Today, however, this instinct leads us to assume that
our leaders must be doing something about the climate crisis. They are not, and we cannot
afford to wait.
Crucially, for us to stand any chance of avoiding a climate catastrophe, we must thoroughly
reconsider our understanding of what it means to progress. People today tend to measure
progress exclusively in materialistic terms. This vision of ‘progress’ is almost unthinkingly
accepted, seemingly immune to criticism, and promulgated with great fervour – it is the
religion of the modern world. Championing alternative visions of progress would be
tantamount to political suicide: continual economic growth is assumed to lead to better
standards of living and is thus often the yardstick by which political parties seeking power are
measured. Woe betide any party that dares suggest that we step away from our fixation with
perpetual economic growth.
1 Explain the author’s use of the word ‘shiver’ in line 2.
2 When the author writes that current efforts to meet this goal will ‘likely be futile’ (line 8), what does he imply is needed to achieve success? Use your own words.
3 From paragraph 2, explain how our instincts are working against us in the fight against climate
change. Use your own words.
4 Explain how the vision of progress in materialistic terms is like the ‘religion of the modern world’. Use your own words