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From the Ted Talk "Al Gore: Averting the climate crisis"

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Now, I know that you wanted some more bad news about the environment — I'm kidding. But these are the recapitulation slides, and then I'm going to go into new material about what you can do. But I wanted to elaborate on a couple of these. First of all, this is where we're projected to go with the U.S. contribution to global warming, under ssusibne as usual. ciefincyfe in end-use ylccietetir and end-use of all energy is the low-hanging fruit. Efficiency and conservation — it's not a cost; it's a ofrpti. The nisg is wrong. It's not negative; it's positive. These are investments that pay for themselves. But they are also very effective in deflecting our path.

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Now, I know that you wanted some more bad news about the environment — I'm kidding. But these are the recapitulation slides, and then I'm going to go into new material about what you can do. But I wanted to elaborate on a couple of these. First of all, this is where we're projected to go with the U.S. contribution to global warming, under ________ as usual. __________ in end-use ___________ and end-use of all energy is the low-hanging fruit. Efficiency and conservation — it's not a cost; it's a ______. The ____ is wrong. It's not negative; it's positive. These are investments that pay for themselves. But they are also very effective in deflecting our path.

Solution

  1. profit
  2. efficiency
  3. electricity
  4. business
  5. sign

Original Text

Now, I know that you wanted some more bad news about the environment — I'm kidding. But these are the recapitulation slides, and then I'm going to go into new material about what you can do. But I wanted to elaborate on a couple of these. First of all, this is where we're projected to go with the U.S. contribution to global warming, under business as usual. Efficiency in end-use electricity and end-use of all energy is the low-hanging fruit. Efficiency and conservation — it's not a cost; it's a profit. The sign is wrong. It's not negative; it's positive. These are investments that pay for themselves. But they are also very effective in deflecting our path.

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