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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 that poses very significant challenges for wealthy nations. Because according to our research, if you're in a country where per ______ emissions are really high — so North America, Europe, Australia — emissions reductions of the _____ of 10 _______ per year, and ________ immediately, will be required for a good chance of avoiding the two-degree target. Let me just put that into context. The economist ________ Stern said that emission reductions of more than one percent per year had only ever been associated with ________ recession or ________. So this poses huge challenges for the issue of economic growth, because if we have our high carbon ______________ in place, it means that if our economies grow, then so do our _________. So I'd just like to take a quote from a paper by myself and Kevin Anderson back in 2011 where we said that to avoid the two-degree framing of dangerous climate change, economic ______ needs to be exchanged at least temporarily for a period of planned austerity in wealthy nations.

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So that poses very significant challenges for wealthy nations. Because according to our research, if you're in a country where per capita emissions are really high — so North America, Europe, Australia — emissions reductions of the order of 10 percent per year, and starting immediately, will be required for a good chance of avoiding the two-degree target. Let me just put that into context. The economist Nicholas Stern said that emission reductions of more than one percent per year had only ever been associated with economic recession or upheaval. So this poses huge challenges for the issue of economic growth, because if we have our high carbon infrastructure in place, it means that if our economies grow, then so do our emissions. So I'd just like to take a quote from a paper by myself and Kevin Anderson back in 2011 where we said that to avoid the two-degree framing of dangerous climate change, economic growth needs to be exchanged at least temporarily for a period of planned austerity in wealthy nations.

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