Climate change is causing extreme weather events around the world, but Taiwan is the proverbial canary in the coal mine,” says Peng Chi-Ming. “The effects of climate change are happening earlier here, and records will continue to be broken.”
◎ Proverbial 諺語的，眾所周知的
Technology is the proverbial dual edged sword.
Hurricane Ian battered the United States and Brazil, causing more than US$100 billion of damage.
◎ batter vt.連續猛擊，搗毀，打碎；磨損
He has been battered and assaulted.