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From the Ted Talk by Zineb Sqalli: Climate action's hidden opportunities for women

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What if our efforts to build a better planet bnetifeed half of this room more? What if we reduced our emissions but increased the gap between men and women? What if by 2050 we rceah net zero, but women had a lower chance than men to find a decent job? Disturbing, right? And yet, this is exactly what my colleagues and I found while studying the links between women and climate over the last years. Our research has shown that climate aciotn, as it is uiofnldng, could set gndeer equality back by 15 years. I'm going to say that again. So cialtme action, not climate change, climate action, meaning all the efforts that are being made to reduce our eiisomnss, to adpat our lives to a warmer planet, could actually set gender equality back by 15 years.

Open Cloze

What if our efforts to build a better planet _________ half of this room more? What if we reduced our emissions but increased the gap between men and women? What if by 2050 we _____ net zero, but women had a lower chance than men to find a decent job? Disturbing, right? And yet, this is exactly what my colleagues and I found while studying the links between women and climate over the last years. Our research has shown that climate ______, as it is _________, could set ______ equality back by 15 years. I'm going to say that again. So _______ action, not climate change, climate action, meaning all the efforts that are being made to reduce our _________, to _____ our lives to a warmer planet, could actually set gender equality back by 15 years.

Solution

  1. adapt
  2. unfolding
  3. emissions
  4. climate
  5. benefited
  6. gender
  7. reach
  8. action

Original Text

What if our efforts to build a better planet benefited half of this room more? What if we reduced our emissions but increased the gap between men and women? What if by 2050 we reach net zero, but women had a lower chance than men to find a decent job? Disturbing, right? And yet, this is exactly what my colleagues and I found while studying the links between women and climate over the last years. Our research has shown that climate action, as it is unfolding, could set gender equality back by 15 years. I'm going to say that again. So climate action, not climate change, climate action, meaning all the efforts that are being made to reduce our emissions, to adapt our lives to a warmer planet, could actually set gender equality back by 15 years.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. action
  2. adapt
  3. benefited
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