纪录片《地球的力量》 第五集 稀有行星 第23期:马达加斯加岛

发表时间:2017-09-13内容来源:VOA英语学习网

The human race now moves more rock and soil on the surface of the planet

人类现在带给地球的岩石和土壤的变化

than all the Earth's natural processes put together.

比任何自然过程加起来的还要多

No species has ever dominated the planet like this.

以前从来没有任何物种能像人类这样

In fact, our influence is now so great

实际上,我们的影响现在是那么大

that many scientists believe a new geological era has begun.

科学家们宣布一个新的地质时代已经开始了

The Anthropocene, the human era.

叫做人类世,人类时代

The question is, are we now beginning to threaten

问题是,我们真的威胁到了

the very conditions that make our planet so special?

让我们的星球如此特别的自然状况了吗?

A good place to find out is here on the island of Madagascar,off the coast of Africa.

想要找到答案的好地方就是马达加斯加岛 在非洲海域

It's estimated that 85% of all life here is unique to this island.

这里有85%的生命都只有这个岛独有

Most of it is found in the forests Madagascar is famous for.

大部分都是在马达加斯加的森林里找到的

These forests symbolise the way our planet works.

这个森林就象征着我们的星球

They're incredibly complex,and yet everything works together to maintain the health of the whole system.

非常的复杂 但是一切都完美地配合 维持着整个系统的健康

And just like the whole planet, we're changing the forests here

就像改变整个星球一样我们也在改变着这里的森林

without fully understanding the consequences.

并不明白会有什么后果

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