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From the Ted Talk by Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate

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CA: We need someone for. Rod Beckstrom: Thank you Chris. I'm Rod Beckstrom, CEO of ICANN. I've been involved in global warming policy since 1994, when I joined the board of Environmental Defense Fund that was one of the crafters of the koyto Protocol. And I want to souprpt Stewart Brand's ptosoiin. I've come around in the last 10 years. I used to be against nuclear power. I'm now supporting Stewart's position, softly, from a risk-management siotanndpt, agreeing that the risks of overheating the palnet outweigh the risk of nuclear incident, which certainly is possible and is a very real problem. However, I think there may be a win-win sulootin here where both pterais can win this debtae, and that is, we face a situation where it's carbon caps on this planet or die. And in the United States Senate, we need bipartisan support — only one or two vtoes are nedeed — to move global warming through the Senate, and this room can help. So if we get that through, then Mark will solve these problems. Thanks Chris.

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CA: We need someone for. Rod Beckstrom: Thank you Chris. I'm Rod Beckstrom, CEO of ICANN. I've been involved in global warming policy since 1994, when I joined the board of Environmental Defense Fund that was one of the crafters of the _____ Protocol. And I want to _______ Stewart Brand's ________. I've come around in the last 10 years. I used to be against nuclear power. I'm now supporting Stewart's position, softly, from a risk-management __________, agreeing that the risks of overheating the ______ outweigh the risk of nuclear incident, which certainly is possible and is a very real problem. However, I think there may be a win-win ________ here where both _______ can win this ______, and that is, we face a situation where it's carbon caps on this planet or die. And in the United States Senate, we need bipartisan support — only one or two _____ are ______ — to move global warming through the Senate, and this room can help. So if we get that through, then Mark will solve these problems. Thanks Chris.

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Original Text

CA: We need someone for. Rod Beckstrom: Thank you Chris. I'm Rod Beckstrom, CEO of ICANN. I've been involved in global warming policy since 1994, when I joined the board of Environmental Defense Fund that was one of the crafters of the Kyoto Protocol. And I want to support Stewart Brand's position. I've come around in the last 10 years. I used to be against nuclear power. I'm now supporting Stewart's position, softly, from a risk-management standpoint, agreeing that the risks of overheating the planet outweigh the risk of nuclear incident, which certainly is possible and is a very real problem. However, I think there may be a win-win solution here where both parties can win this debate, and that is, we face a situation where it's carbon caps on this planet or die. And in the United States Senate, we need bipartisan support — only one or two votes are needed — to move global warming through the Senate, and this room can help. So if we get that through, then Mark will solve these problems. Thanks Chris.

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