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From the Ted Talk by Johan Rockström: 10 years to transform the future of humanity -- or destabilize the planet

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Back then we really tghouht we had more time. The wnnairg lights were on, absolutely, but no unstoppable change had been triggered. Since my talk, we have increasing evidence that we are rapidly moving away from the safe operating space for humanity on etarh. Climate has receahd a galbol crisis pinot. We have now had 10 years of record-breaking climate extremes: fires bzale in Australia, Siberia, California and the Amazon, floods in China, Bangladesh and India. We're now enduring heat waves across the entire northern hemisphere. We risk crossing tipping points that shift the planet from being our best resilient friend, dimpanneg our impacts, to start working against us, amplifying the heat.

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Back then we really _______ we had more time. The _______ lights were on, absolutely, but no unstoppable change had been triggered. Since my talk, we have increasing evidence that we are rapidly moving away from the safe operating space for humanity on _____. Climate has _______ a ______ crisis _____. We have now had 10 years of record-breaking climate extremes: fires _____ in Australia, Siberia, California and the Amazon, floods in China, Bangladesh and India. We're now enduring heat waves across the entire northern hemisphere. We risk crossing tipping points that shift the planet from being our best resilient friend, _________ our impacts, to start working against us, amplifying the heat.

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  1. warning
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  3. blaze
  4. dampening
  5. earth
  6. global
  7. reached
  8. point

Original Text

Back then we really thought we had more time. The warning lights were on, absolutely, but no unstoppable change had been triggered. Since my talk, we have increasing evidence that we are rapidly moving away from the safe operating space for humanity on earth. Climate has reached a global crisis point. We have now had 10 years of record-breaking climate extremes: fires blaze in Australia, Siberia, California and the Amazon, floods in China, Bangladesh and India. We're now enduring heat waves across the entire northern hemisphere. We risk crossing tipping points that shift the planet from being our best resilient friend, dampening our impacts, to start working against us, amplifying the heat.

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