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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Asner: Ecology from the air"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We've been using the technology to explore and to actually put out the first carbon geographies in high resolution in fwraaay places like the Amazon Basin and not-so-faraway pcleas like the United States and cnrteal aimcrea. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take you on a high-resolution, first-time tour of the carbon lndepascas of Peru and then Panama. The colors are going to be going from red to blue. Red is extremely high carbon stocks, your largest ctdrahael forests you can iaimnge, and blue are very low carbon stocks. And let me tell you, Peru alone is an amazing place, totally unknown in terms of its carbon geography until today. We can fly to this area in northern Peru and see super high carbon stocks in red, and the azoman River and floodplain cutting right through it. We can go to an area of utter deavaitotsn caused by deforestation in blue, and the virus of deforestation spreading out in orange. We can also fly to the southern Andes to see the tree line and see exactly how the carbon geography ends as we go up into the mountain system. And we can go to the bgiegst swamp in the western Amazon. It's a wtraey dreamworld akin to Jim Cameron's "Avatar." We can go to one of the smallest tropical cnriuoets, Panama, and see also a huge range of carbon variation, from high in red to low in blue. Unfortunately, most of the crboan is lost in the lowlands, but what you see that's left, in terms of high carbon stocks in geners and reds, is the stuff that's up in the mnnaoitus. One interesting exception to this is right in the middle of your screen. You're seeing the buffer zone around the Panama caanl. That's in the reds and yellows. The canal authorities are using force to poerctt their watershed and global cmemcroe. This kind of carbon mapping has transformed conservation and resource policy development. It's really advancing our ability to save forests and to curb ciatmle caghne.

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We've been using the technology to explore and to actually put out the first carbon geographies in high resolution in _______ places like the Amazon Basin and not-so-faraway ______ like the United States and _______ _______. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take you on a high-resolution, first-time tour of the carbon __________ of Peru and then Panama. The colors are going to be going from red to blue. Red is extremely high carbon stocks, your largest _________ forests you can _______, and blue are very low carbon stocks. And let me tell you, Peru alone is an amazing place, totally unknown in terms of its carbon geography until today. We can fly to this area in northern Peru and see super high carbon stocks in red, and the ______ River and floodplain cutting right through it. We can go to an area of utter ___________ caused by deforestation in blue, and the virus of deforestation spreading out in orange. We can also fly to the southern Andes to see the tree line and see exactly how the carbon geography ends as we go up into the mountain system. And we can go to the _______ swamp in the western Amazon. It's a ______ dreamworld akin to Jim Cameron's "Avatar." We can go to one of the smallest tropical _________, Panama, and see also a huge range of carbon variation, from high in red to low in blue. Unfortunately, most of the ______ is lost in the lowlands, but what you see that's left, in terms of high carbon stocks in ______ and reds, is the stuff that's up in the _________. One interesting exception to this is right in the middle of your screen. You're seeing the buffer zone around the Panama _____. That's in the reds and yellows. The canal authorities are using force to _______ their watershed and global ________. This kind of carbon mapping has transformed conservation and resource policy development. It's really advancing our ability to save forests and to curb _______ ______.

Solution

  1. devastation
  2. mountains
  3. watery
  4. imagine
  5. faraway
  6. change
  7. biggest
  8. places
  9. commerce
  10. cathedral
  11. landscapes
  12. protect
  13. america
  14. central
  15. amazon
  16. canal
  17. climate
  18. greens
  19. countries
  20. carbon

Original Text

We've been using the technology to explore and to actually put out the first carbon geographies in high resolution in faraway places like the Amazon Basin and not-so-faraway places like the United States and Central America. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take you on a high-resolution, first-time tour of the carbon landscapes of Peru and then Panama. The colors are going to be going from red to blue. Red is extremely high carbon stocks, your largest cathedral forests you can imagine, and blue are very low carbon stocks. And let me tell you, Peru alone is an amazing place, totally unknown in terms of its carbon geography until today. We can fly to this area in northern Peru and see super high carbon stocks in red, and the Amazon River and floodplain cutting right through it. We can go to an area of utter devastation caused by deforestation in blue, and the virus of deforestation spreading out in orange. We can also fly to the southern Andes to see the tree line and see exactly how the carbon geography ends as we go up into the mountain system. And we can go to the biggest swamp in the western Amazon. It's a watery dreamworld akin to Jim Cameron's "Avatar." We can go to one of the smallest tropical countries, Panama, and see also a huge range of carbon variation, from high in red to low in blue. Unfortunately, most of the carbon is lost in the lowlands, but what you see that's left, in terms of high carbon stocks in greens and reds, is the stuff that's up in the mountains. One interesting exception to this is right in the middle of your screen. You're seeing the buffer zone around the Panama Canal. That's in the reds and yellows. The canal authorities are using force to protect their watershed and global commerce. This kind of carbon mapping has transformed conservation and resource policy development. It's really advancing our ability to save forests and to curb climate change.

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Important Words

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