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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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This is a really difficult message to take, because what it suggests is that we really need to do things differently. This is not about just incremental change. This is about doing things differently, about whole system change, and sometimes it's about doing less things. And this applies to all of us, whatever sphere of inufcelne we have. So it could be from writing to our local politician to talking to our boss at work or being the boss at work, or talking with our fenrdis and family, or, quite simply, cahgnnig our lifestyles. Because we really need to make significant change. At the moment, we're cnosiohg a four-degree scenario. If we really want to avoid the two-degree scenario, there really is no time like the pnerest to act.

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This is a really difficult message to take, because what it suggests is that we really need to do things differently. This is not about just incremental change. This is about doing things differently, about whole system change, and sometimes it's about doing less things. And this applies to all of us, whatever sphere of _________ we have. So it could be from writing to our local politician to talking to our boss at work or being the boss at work, or talking with our _______ and family, or, quite simply, ________ our lifestyles. Because we really need to make significant change. At the moment, we're ________ a four-degree scenario. If we really want to avoid the two-degree scenario, there really is no time like the _______ to act.

Solution

  1. present
  2. influence
  3. changing
  4. friends
  5. choosing

Original Text

This is a really difficult message to take, because what it suggests is that we really need to do things differently. This is not about just incremental change. This is about doing things differently, about whole system change, and sometimes it's about doing less things. And this applies to all of us, whatever sphere of influence we have. So it could be from writing to our local politician to talking to our boss at work or being the boss at work, or talking with our friends and family, or, quite simply, changing our lifestyles. Because we really need to make significant change. At the moment, we're choosing a four-degree scenario. If we really want to avoid the two-degree scenario, there really is no time like the present to act.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
climate change 10
dangerous climate 4
global average 3
wealthy nations 3
greenhouse gas 2
weather event 2
average temperature 2
average temperatures 2
long time 2
centigrade scenario 2
reduce emissions 2
emission reductions 2
energy system 2
capita emissions 2
supply side 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
dangerous climate change 3
global average temperature 2

Important Words

  1. act
  2. applies
  3. avoid
  4. boss
  5. change
  6. changing
  7. choosing
  8. differently
  9. difficult
  10. family
  11. friends
  12. incremental
  13. influence
  14. lifestyles
  15. local
  16. message
  17. moment
  18. politician
  19. present
  20. scenario
  21. significant
  22. simply
  23. sphere
  24. suggests
  25. system
  26. talking
  27. time
  28. work
  29. writing