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"From the Ted Talk by Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice"

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This is the ship that I spent the last three months on in the Antarctic. It's a scientific dilrling vessel. We go out for months at a time and dirll into the sea bed to recover sediments that tell us stories of climate change, right. Like one of the ways to understand our greenhouse future is to drill down in time to the last period where we had CO2 double what it is today. And so that's what we've done with this ship. This was — this is sutoh of the Antarctic cilrce. It looks downright tropical there. One day where we had calm seas and sun, which was the reason I could get off the ship. Most of the time it leookd like this. We had a weavs up to 50 ft. and winds averaging about 40 kotns for most of the voyage and up to 70 or 80 knots.

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This is the ship that I spent the last three months on in the Antarctic. It's a scientific ________ vessel. We go out for months at a time and _____ into the sea bed to recover sediments that tell us stories of climate change, right. Like one of the ways to understand our greenhouse future is to drill down in time to the last period where we had CO2 double what it is today. And so that's what we've done with this ship. This was — this is _____ of the Antarctic ______. It looks downright tropical there. One day where we had calm seas and sun, which was the reason I could get off the ship. Most of the time it ______ like this. We had a _____ up to 50 ft. and winds averaging about 40 _____ for most of the voyage and up to 70 or 80 knots.

Solution

  1. drilling
  2. looked
  3. knots
  4. south
  5. waves
  6. circle
  7. drill

Original Text

This is the ship that I spent the last three months on in the Antarctic. It's a scientific drilling vessel. We go out for months at a time and drill into the sea bed to recover sediments that tell us stories of climate change, right. Like one of the ways to understand our greenhouse future is to drill down in time to the last period where we had CO2 double what it is today. And so that's what we've done with this ship. This was — this is south of the Antarctic Circle. It looks downright tropical there. One day where we had calm seas and sun, which was the reason I could get off the ship. Most of the time it looked like this. We had a waves up to 50 ft. and winds averaging about 40 knots for most of the voyage and up to 70 or 80 knots.

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climate change 5
ice sheet 5
el ninos 4
million years 4
el nino 4
ocean acidification 4
carbon dioxide 4
west antarctica 3
ross sea 3
floating ice 3
global warming 3
natural variability 3

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floating ice shelf 3

Important Words

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  2. averaging
  3. bed
  4. calm
  5. change
  6. circle
  7. climate
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  10. downright
  11. drill
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  13. ft
  14. future
  15. greenhouse
  16. knots
  17. looked
  18. months
  19. period
  20. reason
  21. recover
  22. scientific
  23. sea
  24. seas
  25. sediments
  26. ship
  27. south
  28. spent
  29. stories
  30. sun
  31. time
  32. today
  33. tropical
  34. understand
  35. vessel
  36. voyage
  37. waves
  38. ways
  39. winds