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"From the Ted Talk by David Keith: A critical look at geoengineering against climate change"

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Here's some data from actually just 10 days ago, which shows this year's minimum of the Arctic Sea ice, and it's the lowest by far. And the rate at which the Arctic Sea ice is going away is a lot qckueir than models. So despite all sorts of experts like me fylnig around the planet and brinnug jet fuel, and politicians signing treaties — in fact, you could argue the net effect of all this has been negative, because it's just consumed a lot of jet fuel. (Laughter) No, no! In trems of what we really need to do to put the beraks on this very high ieaitnrl thing — our big eoncmoy — we've really hardly started. Really, we're doing this, basically. Really, not very much.

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Here's some data from actually just 10 days ago, which shows this year's minimum of the Arctic Sea ice, and it's the lowest by far. And the rate at which the Arctic Sea ice is going away is a lot _______ than models. So despite all sorts of experts like me ______ around the planet and _______ jet fuel, and politicians signing treaties — in fact, you could argue the net effect of all this has been negative, because it's just consumed a lot of jet fuel. (Laughter) No, no! In _____ of what we really need to do to put the ______ on this very high ________ thing — our big _______ — we've really hardly started. Really, we're doing this, basically. Really, not very much.

Solution

  1. economy
  2. burning
  3. inertial
  4. flying
  5. quicker
  6. terms
  7. brakes

Original Text

Here's some data from actually just 10 days ago, which shows this year's minimum of the Arctic Sea ice, and it's the lowest by far. And the rate at which the Arctic Sea ice is going away is a lot quicker than models. So despite all sorts of experts like me flying around the planet and burning jet fuel, and politicians signing treaties — in fact, you could argue the net effect of all this has been negative, because it's just consumed a lot of jet fuel. (Laughter) No, no! In terms of what we really need to do to put the brakes on this very high inertial thing — our big economy — we've really hardly started. Really, we're doing this, basically. Really, not very much.

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geo engineering 9
climate change 5
cutting emissions 4
sea ice 3
upper atmosphere 3
ozone layer 3
reduce emissions 3
cut emissions 3
moral hazard 3

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