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From the Ted Talk by Huma Yusuf: A new social contract for global climate justice

Unscramble the Blue Letters

HY: Aid is coming, but not enough and not fast enough. And, you know, pisaktan has said that they need about 30 billion dollars to help with the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase. And we're at a stage where, for example, I think the UN tomorrow launches a new aaeppl that's for 600 mloliin dalrols. So I don’t think that there will ever be enough aid. We do need some of these raanpieotrs. We need a better plan for how we're going to fund these kinds of climate disasters. But unfortunately, even before the money has started flowing, those questions have stertad. You know, where's the money that's already come through gone? Who is tracking it? What is it being spent on? And I fear that those kinds of questions deter more funding, when actually it's the absolute need of the hour.

Open Cloze

HY: Aid is coming, but not enough and not fast enough. And, you know, ________ has said that they need about 30 billion dollars to help with the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase. And we're at a stage where, for example, I think the UN tomorrow launches a new ______ that's for 600 _______ _______. So I don’t think that there will ever be enough aid. We do need some of these ___________. We need a better plan for how we're going to fund these kinds of climate disasters. But unfortunately, even before the money has started flowing, those questions have _______. You know, where's the money that's already come through gone? Who is tracking it? What is it being spent on? And I fear that those kinds of questions deter more funding, when actually it's the absolute need of the hour.

Solution

  1. reparations
  2. pakistan
  3. appeal
  4. million
  5. dollars
  6. started

Original Text

HY: Aid is coming, but not enough and not fast enough. And, you know, Pakistan has said that they need about 30 billion dollars to help with the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase. And we're at a stage where, for example, I think the UN tomorrow launches a new appeal that's for 600 million dollars. So I don’t think that there will ever be enough aid. We do need some of these reparations. We need a better plan for how we're going to fund these kinds of climate disasters. But unfortunately, even before the money has started flowing, those questions have started. You know, where's the money that's already come through gone? Who is tracking it? What is it being spent on? And I fear that those kinds of questions deter more funding, when actually it's the absolute need of the hour.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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developed countries 3
global greenhouse 2
climate change 2
global north 2
global south 2
climate disasters 2
climate justice 2
bad behavior 2

Important Words

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