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"From the Ted Talk by Alice Bows-Larkin: Climate change is happening. Here's how we adapt"

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The other thing it does is tells us something about energy policy. If you live in a part of the world where per ______ emissions are already high, it points us towards reducing energy demand. And that's because with all the will in the _____, the large-scale ___________ infrastructure that we need to roll out rapidly to decarbonize the ______ side of our energy system is just simply not going to happen in time. So it doesn't matter whether we choose nuclear power or carbon capture and storage, upscale our _______ __________, or go for a much bigger roll-out of wind turbines and wave turbines. All of that will take time. So because it's the area under the curve that matters, we need to focus on energy efficiency, but also on energy conservation — in other words, using less energy. And if we do that, that also _____ that as we continue to roll out the supply-side technology, we will have less of a job to do if we've actually managed to reduce our ______ consumption, because we will then need less infrastructure on the supply side.

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Original Text

The other thing it does is tells us something about energy policy. If you live in a part of the world where per capita emissions are already high, it points us towards reducing energy demand. And that's because with all the will in the world, the large-scale engineering infrastructure that we need to roll out rapidly to decarbonize the supply side of our energy system is just simply not going to happen in time. So it doesn't matter whether we choose nuclear power or carbon capture and storage, upscale our biofuel production, or go for a much bigger roll-out of wind turbines and wave turbines. All of that will take time. So because it's the area under the curve that matters, we need to focus on energy efficiency, but also on energy conservation — in other words, using less energy. And if we do that, that also means that as we continue to roll out the supply-side technology, we will have less of a job to do if we've actually managed to reduce our energy consumption, because we will then need less infrastructure on the supply side.

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