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From the Ted Talk by David Lammy: Climate justice can't happen without racial justice

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In the past, the climate crisis never featured at the forefront of my politics because it was never one of the most immediate challenges my constituents were facing, or at least it didn't feel like it. riinsg sea levels feel unimportant when your bank bcnaale is falling. Global warming is not your concern when you can't pay the heating bills. And you're not thinking about pollution when you're being stepopd by the police. And so perhaps this is why as the Black Lives Matter mvnmeoet roared across the wlord, there's been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate egnecmery.

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In the past, the climate crisis never featured at the forefront of my politics because it was never one of the most immediate challenges my constituents were facing, or at least it didn't feel like it. ______ sea levels feel unimportant when your bank _______ is falling. Global warming is not your concern when you can't pay the heating bills. And you're not thinking about pollution when you're being _______ by the police. And so perhaps this is why as the Black Lives Matter ________ roared across the _____, there's been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate _________.

Solution

  1. rising
  2. balance
  3. stopped
  4. world
  5. movement
  6. emergency

Original Text

In the past, the climate crisis never featured at the forefront of my politics because it was never one of the most immediate challenges my constituents were facing, or at least it didn't feel like it. Rising sea levels feel unimportant when your bank balance is falling. Global warming is not your concern when you can't pay the heating bills. And you're not thinking about pollution when you're being stopped by the police. And so perhaps this is why as the Black Lives Matter movement roared across the world, there's been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate emergency.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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climate emergency 2
progressive allies 2
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air pollution 2
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united states 2
climate movement 2
racial inequalities 2
leadership positions 2
environmental organizations 2
global south 2

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black lives matter 4
lives matter movement 2

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black lives matter movement 2

Important Words

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  31. stopped
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  35. world