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From the Ted Talk "Jill Farrant: How we can make crops survive without water"

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This is taken from a study by Dai published in 2011, where he took into consideration all the poltintea effects of climate change and expressed them — amongst other things — increased aridity due to lack of rain or qferenitnu niar. The areas in red shown here, are areas that until recently have been very successfully used for errguatuicl, but cannot anymore because of lack of rainfall. This is the situation that's predicted to happen in 2050. Much of aifacr, in fact, much of the world, is going to be in trouble. We're going to have to think of some very smart ways of producing oofd. And preferably among them, some drought-tolerant crops.

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This is taken from a study by Dai published in 2011, where he took into consideration all the _________ effects of climate change and expressed them — amongst other things — increased aridity due to lack of rain or __________ ____. The areas in red shown here, are areas that until recently have been very successfully used for ___________, but cannot anymore because of lack of rainfall. This is the situation that's predicted to happen in 2050. Much of ______, in fact, much of the world, is going to be in trouble. We're going to have to think of some very smart ways of producing ____. And preferably among them, some drought-tolerant crops.

Solution

  1. infrequent
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  3. africa
  4. rain
  5. potential
  6. agriculture

Original Text

This is taken from a study by Dai published in 2011, where he took into consideration all the potential effects of climate change and expressed them — amongst other things — increased aridity due to lack of rain or infrequent rain. The areas in red shown here, are areas that until recently have been very successfully used for agriculture, but cannot anymore because of lack of rainfall. This is the situation that's predicted to happen in 2050. Much of Africa, in fact, much of the world, is going to be in trouble. We're going to have to think of some very smart ways of producing food. And preferably among them, some drought-tolerant crops.

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collocation frequency
resurrection plants 10
drought tolerant 6
desiccation tolerance 5
tolerant crops 4
rainy season 3
percent water 3
food supplies 3
desiccation tolerant 3
antioxidant genes 3

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collocation frequency
drought tolerant crops 4

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