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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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So this is a graph of the CO2 emissions at the left-hand side from fsoisl fuel and industry, and time from before the Industrial ruetoilvon out towards the present day. And what's immediately snktirig about this is that eniimosss have been growing eennllixopaty. If we focus in on a shorter period of time from 1950, we have established in 1988 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Rio ertah Summit in 1992, then rolling on a few years, in 2009 we had the chogeeapnn Accord, where it established avoiding a two-degree temperature rise in keeping with the science and on the basis of equity. And then in 2012, we had the Rio+20 event. And all the way through, during all of these meetings and many others as well, emissions have continued to rise. And if we focus on our historical emission trend in recent yares, and we put that together with our understanding of the direction of travel in our global economy, then we are much more on track for a four-degree centigrade global wniamrg than we are for the two-degree centigrade.

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So this is a graph of the CO2 emissions at the left-hand side from ______ fuel and industry, and time from before the Industrial __________ out towards the present day. And what's immediately ________ about this is that _________ have been growing _____________. If we focus in on a shorter period of time from 1950, we have established in 1988 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Rio _____ Summit in 1992, then rolling on a few years, in 2009 we had the __________ Accord, where it established avoiding a two-degree temperature rise in keeping with the science and on the basis of equity. And then in 2012, we had the Rio+20 event. And all the way through, during all of these meetings and many others as well, emissions have continued to rise. And if we focus on our historical emission trend in recent _____, and we put that together with our understanding of the direction of travel in our global economy, then we are much more on track for a four-degree centigrade global _______ than we are for the two-degree centigrade.

Solution

  1. copenhagen
  2. fossil
  3. striking
  4. years
  5. earth
  6. revolution
  7. emissions
  8. warming
  9. exponentially

Original Text

So this is a graph of the CO2 emissions at the left-hand side from fossil fuel and industry, and time from before the Industrial Revolution out towards the present day. And what's immediately striking about this is that emissions have been growing exponentially. If we focus in on a shorter period of time from 1950, we have established in 1988 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, then rolling on a few years, in 2009 we had the Copenhagen Accord, where it established avoiding a two-degree temperature rise in keeping with the science and on the basis of equity. And then in 2012, we had the Rio+20 event. And all the way through, during all of these meetings and many others as well, emissions have continued to rise. And if we focus on our historical emission trend in recent years, and we put that together with our understanding of the direction of travel in our global economy, then we are much more on track for a four-degree centigrade global warming than we are for the two-degree centigrade.

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