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From the Ted Talk "Gordon Brown: Global ethic vs. national interest"

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GB: Is that not what we're doing in the debate about climate change? We're saying that you cannot solve the problem of climate change in one country; you've got to involve all countries. You're saying that you must, and you have a duty to help those countries that cannot afford to deal with the problems of climate change themselves. You're saying you want a deal with all the different countries of the world where we're all bound together to cutting carbon mesiosisn in a way that is to the benefit of the whole world. We've never had this before because Kyoto didn't work. If you could get a leda at Copenhagen, where people agreed, A, that there was a long-term target for carbon emission cuts, B, that there was short-range targets that had to be met so this wasn't just abstract; it was people actually imakng nsiesiocd now that would make a difference now, and if you could then find a financing mechanism that meant that the poorest countries that had been hurt by our inability to deal with meilact change over many, many years and decades are given special help so that they can move to energy-efficient steilcognoeh, and they are in a position financially to be able to afford the long-term investment that is associated with cutting nacrob emissions, then you are treating the world equally, by gvigni rectdionsonia to every part of the planet and the needs they have.

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GB: Is that not what we're doing in the debate about climate change? We're saying that you cannot solve the problem of climate change in one country; you've got to involve all countries. You're saying that you must, and you have a duty to help those countries that cannot afford to deal with the problems of climate change themselves. You're saying you want a deal with all the different countries of the world where we're all bound together to cutting carbon _________ in a way that is to the benefit of the whole world. We've never had this before because Kyoto didn't work. If you could get a ____ at Copenhagen, where people agreed, A, that there was a long-term target for carbon emission cuts, B, that there was short-range targets that had to be met so this wasn't just abstract; it was people actually ______ _________ now that would make a difference now, and if you could then find a financing mechanism that meant that the poorest countries that had been hurt by our inability to deal with _______ change over many, many years and decades are given special help so that they can move to energy-efficient ____________, and they are in a position financially to be able to afford the long-term investment that is associated with cutting ______ emissions, then you are treating the world equally, by ______ _____________ to every part of the planet and the needs they have.

Solution

  1. climate
  2. deal
  3. giving
  4. emissions
  5. carbon
  6. consideration
  7. technologies
  8. decisions
  9. making

Original Text

GB: Is that not what we're doing in the debate about climate change? We're saying that you cannot solve the problem of climate change in one country; you've got to involve all countries. You're saying that you must, and you have a duty to help those countries that cannot afford to deal with the problems of climate change themselves. You're saying you want a deal with all the different countries of the world where we're all bound together to cutting carbon emissions in a way that is to the benefit of the whole world. We've never had this before because Kyoto didn't work. If you could get a deal at Copenhagen, where people agreed, A, that there was a long-term target for carbon emission cuts, B, that there was short-range targets that had to be met so this wasn't just abstract; it was people actually making decisions now that would make a difference now, and if you could then find a financing mechanism that meant that the poorest countries that had been hurt by our inability to deal with climate change over many, many years and decades are given special help so that they can move to energy-efficient technologies, and they are in a position financially to be able to afford the long-term investment that is associated with cutting carbon emissions, then you are treating the world equally, by giving consideration to every part of the planet and the needs they have.

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collocation frequency
climate change 9
global ethic 7
long term 5
global citizenship 5
united nations 3
prime minister 3
persuade people 3
international institutions 3
global society 3
equal consideration 3

Important Words

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  2. agreed
  3. benefit
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  5. carbon
  6. change
  7. climate
  8. consideration
  9. copenhagen
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  11. cuts
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  13. deal
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  16. decisions
  17. difference
  18. duty
  19. emission
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  21. equally
  22. financially
  23. financing
  24. find
  25. giving
  26. hurt
  27. inability
  28. investment
  29. involve
  30. kyoto
  31. making
  32. meant
  33. mechanism
  34. met
  35. move
  36. part
  37. people
  38. planet
  39. poorest
  40. position
  41. problem
  42. problems
  43. solve
  44. special
  45. target
  46. targets
  47. technologies
  48. treating
  49. work
  50. world
  51. years