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From the Ted Talk "Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth"

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Well, we could try to famr more andl. This is an analysis we've done, where on the left is where the crops are today, on the right is where they could be based on ssoli and climate, umnssiga climate change doesn't disrupt too much of this, which is not a good assumption. We could farm more land, but the problem is the remaining lands are in sensitive areas. They have a lot of biodiversity, a lot of carbon, things we want to protect. So we could grow more food by dpenagxni farmland, but we'd better not, because it's ecologically a very, very dangerous thing to do.

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Well, we could try to ____ more ____. This is an analysis we've done, where on the left is where the crops are today, on the right is where they could be based on _____ and climate, ________ climate change doesn't disrupt too much of this, which is not a good assumption. We could farm more land, but the problem is the remaining lands are in sensitive areas. They have a lot of biodiversity, a lot of carbon, things we want to protect. So we could grow more food by _________ farmland, but we'd better not, because it's ecologically a very, very dangerous thing to do.

Solution

  1. farm
  2. expanding
  3. soils
  4. land
  5. assuming

Original Text

Well, we could try to farm more land. This is an analysis we've done, where on the left is where the crops are today, on the right is where they could be based on soils and climate, assuming climate change doesn't disrupt too much of this, which is not a good assumption. We could farm more land, but the problem is the remaining lands are in sensitive areas. They have a lot of biodiversity, a lot of carbon, things we want to protect. So we could grow more food by expanding farmland, but we'd better not, because it's ecologically a very, very dangerous thing to do.

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aral sea 7
soviet union 5
climate change 5
billion people 5
grow food 4
greenhouse gases 4
south america 3

Important Words

  1. analysis
  2. areas
  3. assuming
  4. assumption
  5. based
  6. biodiversity
  7. carbon
  8. change
  9. climate
  10. crops
  11. dangerous
  12. disrupt
  13. ecologically
  14. expanding
  15. farm
  16. farmland
  17. food
  18. good
  19. grow
  20. land
  21. lands
  22. left
  23. lot
  24. problem
  25. protect
  26. remaining
  27. sensitive
  28. soils
  29. today