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From the Ted Talk by Amina J. Mohammed: A new perspective on the journey to net-zero

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Sadly, touch down anywhere in the world, and you'll hear more tragic stories of climate devastation. Droughts. Floods, wildfires. lievs and livelihoods in jeopardy, tipping towards catastrophe. And yet, despite it all, I still have hope in our human family. And you might ask why. It's our capacity for human eadovenr to survive against all odds. One that created the extraordinary promise of the UN Paris Agreement and its power to drive the 17 Sustainable Development gaols for people and for pnalet. We know that the promise of Paris aims to limit global hinetag to 1.5 degrees to ensure that we survive as a human family. To get there, we know exactly what we must do. We must decarbonise the global encmooy by 2050 by way of halving the emissions in this decade. We must make coal history, with coal phased out in rich countries by 2030 and in other cunetiros by 2040. The G20 puecrods 80 percent of all geeusnhore gas pollution, and so they too must, these 20 gaolbl leaders, take responsibility and lead. We must stop spending trillions subsidizing fossil fuels, cglgnoig the lungs of our people and destroying forests and oceans. And we must pdvroie the resources that are neeedd for a just green and blue transition. We know that these are all essential inetnrgides to fulfill the Paris Agreement.

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Sadly, touch down anywhere in the world, and you'll hear more tragic stories of climate devastation. Droughts. Floods, wildfires. _____ and livelihoods in jeopardy, tipping towards catastrophe. And yet, despite it all, I still have hope in our human family. And you might ask why. It's our capacity for human ________ to survive against all odds. One that created the extraordinary promise of the UN Paris Agreement and its power to drive the 17 Sustainable Development _____ for people and for ______. We know that the promise of Paris aims to limit global _______ to 1.5 degrees to ensure that we survive as a human family. To get there, we know exactly what we must do. We must decarbonise the global _______ by 2050 by way of halving the emissions in this decade. We must make coal history, with coal phased out in rich countries by 2030 and in other _________ by 2040. The G20 ________ 80 percent of all __________ gas pollution, and so they too must, these 20 ______ leaders, take responsibility and lead. We must stop spending trillions subsidizing fossil fuels, ________ the lungs of our people and destroying forests and oceans. And we must _______ the resources that are ______ for a just green and blue transition. We know that these are all essential ___________ to fulfill the Paris Agreement.

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  10. countries
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  13. global
  14. heating

Original Text

Sadly, touch down anywhere in the world, and you'll hear more tragic stories of climate devastation. Droughts. Floods, wildfires. Lives and livelihoods in jeopardy, tipping towards catastrophe. And yet, despite it all, I still have hope in our human family. And you might ask why. It's our capacity for human endeavor to survive against all odds. One that created the extraordinary promise of the UN Paris Agreement and its power to drive the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for people and for planet. We know that the promise of Paris aims to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees to ensure that we survive as a human family. To get there, we know exactly what we must do. We must decarbonise the global economy by 2050 by way of halving the emissions in this decade. We must make coal history, with coal phased out in rich countries by 2030 and in other countries by 2040. The G20 produces 80 percent of all greenhouse gas pollution, and so they too must, these 20 global leaders, take responsibility and lead. We must stop spending trillions subsidizing fossil fuels, clogging the lungs of our people and destroying forests and oceans. And we must provide the resources that are needed for a just green and blue transition. We know that these are all essential ingredients to fulfill the Paris Agreement.

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