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"From the Ted Talk by Kate Marvel: Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change?"

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And that is where there might be space for hope. If global wmainrg triggers cloud changes that make for a less powerful greenhouse or a more efcfvteie sunshade, then that would enhance the cooling power of clouds. It would act in opposition to gbloal warming, and that's what's happening in those climate mdleos that project relatively muted warming. But climate models struggle with clouds, and this uncertainty — it goes both ways. Clouds could help us out with global warming. They could also make it worse.

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And that is where there might be space for hope. If global _______ triggers cloud changes that make for a less powerful greenhouse or a more _________ sunshade, then that would enhance the cooling power of clouds. It would act in opposition to ______ warming, and that's what's happening in those climate ______ that project relatively muted warming. But climate models struggle with clouds, and this uncertainty — it goes both ways. Clouds could help us out with global warming. They could also make it worse.

Solution

  1. global
  2. warming
  3. models
  4. effective

Original Text

And that is where there might be space for hope. If global warming triggers cloud changes that make for a less powerful greenhouse or a more effective sunshade, then that would enhance the cooling power of clouds. It would act in opposition to global warming, and that's what's happening in those climate models that project relatively muted warming. But climate models struggle with clouds, and this uncertainty — it goes both ways. Clouds could help us out with global warming. They could also make it worse.

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climate models 10
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high clouds 6
hate clouds 3
climate change 3
climate science 3

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  12. models
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  18. space
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  20. sunshade
  21. triggers
  22. uncertainty
  23. warming
  24. ways
  25. worse