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From the Ted Talk by Emily Parsons-Lord: Art made of the air we breathe

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Or there's the air of the Great Dying — that's about 252.5 moliiln yaers ago, just before the daosurnis evolve. It's a really short time period, geologically speaking, from about 20- to 200,000 years. Really quick. This is the gereastt extinction event in Earth's history, even bigger than when the dinosaurs died out. Eighty-five to 95 pnrecet of species at this time die out, and simultaneous to that is a huge, dramatic skipe in carbon dioxide, that a lot of scientists agree comes from a simultaneous eruption of volcanoes and a runaway greenhouse effect. ogyexn lelves at this time go to below half of what they are today, so about 10 percent. So this air would definitely not support human life, but it's OK to just have a breath. And to breathe, it's oddly comforting. It's really calming, it's quite warm and it has a flavor a little bit like soda water. It has that kind of spritz, quite pleasant.

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Or there's the air of the Great Dying — that's about 252.5 _______ _____ ago, just before the _________ evolve. It's a really short time period, geologically speaking, from about 20- to 200,000 years. Really quick. This is the ________ extinction event in Earth's history, even bigger than when the dinosaurs died out. Eighty-five to 95 _______ of species at this time die out, and simultaneous to that is a huge, dramatic _____ in carbon dioxide, that a lot of scientists agree comes from a simultaneous eruption of volcanoes and a runaway greenhouse effect. ______ ______ at this time go to below half of what they are today, so about 10 percent. So this air would definitely not support human life, but it's OK to just have a breath. And to breathe, it's oddly comforting. It's really calming, it's quite warm and it has a flavor a little bit like soda water. It has that kind of spritz, quite pleasant.

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  1. years
  2. dinosaurs
  3. spike
  4. million
  5. percent
  6. greatest
  7. oxygen
  8. levels

Original Text

Or there's the air of the Great Dying — that's about 252.5 million years ago, just before the dinosaurs evolve. It's a really short time period, geologically speaking, from about 20- to 200,000 years. Really quick. This is the greatest extinction event in Earth's history, even bigger than when the dinosaurs died out. Eighty-five to 95 percent of species at this time die out, and simultaneous to that is a huge, dramatic spike in carbon dioxide, that a lot of scientists agree comes from a simultaneous eruption of volcanoes and a runaway greenhouse effect. Oxygen levels at this time go to below half of what they are today, so about 10 percent. So this air would definitely not support human life, but it's OK to just have a breath. And to breathe, it's oddly comforting. It's really calming, it's quite warm and it has a flavor a little bit like soda water. It has that kind of spritz, quite pleasant.

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