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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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Right now, these two effects — they don't cecanl out. That sunshade — it's a little bit more powerful. So if we got rid of all the clouds tmoroorw, which, for the record, I am not aconvitadg, our planet would get warmer. So clearly, all of the clouds are not going away. But climate change is change. So we can ask: How will global warming change clouds? But remember, clouds are so important in rtngiauelg the earth's tptermreuae, and they both warm and cool the planet. So even small changes to could cover could have profound consequences. So we might also ask: How will clouds change global warming?

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Right now, these two effects — they don't ______ out. That sunshade — it's a little bit more powerful. So if we got rid of all the clouds ________, which, for the record, I am not __________, our planet would get warmer. So clearly, all of the clouds are not going away. But climate change is change. So we can ask: How will global warming change clouds? But remember, clouds are so important in __________ the earth's ___________, and they both warm and cool the planet. So even small changes to _____ cover could have profound consequences. So we might also ask: How will clouds change global warming?

Solution

  1. regulating
  2. temperature
  3. tomorrow
  4. cloud
  5. cancel
  6. advocating

Original Text

Right now, these two effects — they don't cancel out. That sunshade — it's a little bit more powerful. So if we got rid of all the clouds tomorrow, which, for the record, I am not advocating, our planet would get warmer. So clearly, all of the clouds are not going away. But climate change is change. So we can ask: How will global warming change clouds? But remember, clouds are so important in regulating the earth's temperature, and they both warm and cool the planet. So even small changes to cloud cover could have profound consequences. So we might also ask: How will clouds change global warming?

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