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From the Ted Talk by Asmeret Asefaw Berhe: A climate change solution that's right under our feet

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This kind of land stewardship is not a raadicl idea. It's what made it possible for fertile soils to be able to support human civilizations since time iiomemarml. In fact, some are doing it just right now. There's a global effort underway to accomplish exactly this goal. This effort that started in fnarce is known as the "4 per 1000" effort, and it sets an aspirational goal to increase the amount of carbon stored in soil by 0.4 percent annually, using the same kind of climate-smart land mmennagaet practices I mentioned earlier. And if this effort's fully successful, it can offset a third of the goalbl esismnios of fossil-fuel-derived croban into the atmosphere.

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This kind of land stewardship is not a _______ idea. It's what made it possible for fertile soils to be able to support human civilizations since time __________. In fact, some are doing it just right now. There's a global effort underway to accomplish exactly this goal. This effort that started in ______ is known as the "4 per 1000" effort, and it sets an aspirational goal to increase the amount of carbon stored in soil by 0.4 percent annually, using the same kind of climate-smart land __________ practices I mentioned earlier. And if this effort's fully successful, it can offset a third of the ______ _________ of fossil-fuel-derived ______ into the atmosphere.

Solution

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  6. management
  7. france

Original Text

This kind of land stewardship is not a radical idea. It's what made it possible for fertile soils to be able to support human civilizations since time immemorial. In fact, some are doing it just right now. There's a global effort underway to accomplish exactly this goal. This effort that started in France is known as the "4 per 1000" effort, and it sets an aspirational goal to increase the amount of carbon stored in soil by 0.4 percent annually, using the same kind of climate-smart land management practices I mentioned earlier. And if this effort's fully successful, it can offset a third of the global emissions of fossil-fuel-derived carbon into the atmosphere.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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natural ecosystems 3
soil carbon 3
change mitigation 3
soil degradation 3
change lies 2
billion metric 2
intensive agricultural 2
carbon sequestration 2
carbon stored 2
fertile soils 2
polar environments 2
carbon bank 2
land management 2
management practices 2

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climate change mitigation 3
climate change lies 2
billion metric tons 2
land management practices 2

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