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From the Ted Talk by Angel Hsu: Cities are driving climate change. Here's how they can fix it

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Here in Singapore, dwtwonon neighborhoods can be as much as seven degrees Celsius, or 13 deegers Fahrenheit, hotter than the rainforests that were once here. While it's true that cetiis are contributing to climate change, they're also key acorts in forging low carbon emission pathways. In dense cities like New York City and Tokyo, for instance, the aragvee resident is responsible for over two tons of carbon dioxide emsisinos per capita. This is less than a single passenger car emits in a single year in the United States.

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Here in Singapore, ________ neighborhoods can be as much as seven degrees Celsius, or 13 _______ Fahrenheit, hotter than the rainforests that were once here. While it's true that ______ are contributing to climate change, they're also key ______ in forging low carbon emission pathways. In dense cities like New York City and Tokyo, for instance, the _______ resident is responsible for over two tons of carbon dioxide _________ per capita. This is less than a single passenger car emits in a single year in the United States.

Solution

  1. cities
  2. downtown
  3. degrees
  4. emissions
  5. average
  6. actors

Original Text

Here in Singapore, downtown neighborhoods can be as much as seven degrees Celsius, or 13 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than the rainforests that were once here. While it's true that cities are contributing to climate change, they're also key actors in forging low carbon emission pathways. In dense cities like New York City and Tokyo, for instance, the average resident is responsible for over two tons of carbon dioxide emissions per capita. This is less than a single passenger car emits in a single year in the United States.

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