Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
Heat: Warmth or hotness.
To heat (up): to make warm or hot, in temperature or emotion.
Ex: Our relationship is really heating up since we bought an electric blanket.
Heat in the News
Things are heating up on one of our favorite planets (Earth).
This month, the UN released a report giving us 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5°C and avoid catastrophe.
We don’t want to be alarmist, but even the cockroaches are concerned.
To catch heat: to receive criticism or pressure.
Ex: The UN caught some heat from Trump for creating this “lying” report.
To take the heat: to accept criticism or pressure.
Ex: The UN assured him that nobody was listening anyway.
Ways to beat the heat
Pay a carbon tax. Just what we need, another tax.
Stop burning coal. Burn something more natural, like nuclear waste.
Eat vegetarian. Lettuce is the future, bro.
Plant trees. Your great-grandkids will thank you… from their underwater shelters.