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From the Ted Talk by Myles Allen: Fossil fuel companies know how to stop global warming. Why don't they?

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So the only real alternative to stop fossil fuels causing global warming is to decarbonize them. I know that sounds odd, dnzbiacoere fossil flues. What it mnaes is, one ton of carbon dxidoie has to be sefaly and permanently dsspeoid of for every ton generated by the continued use of fossil fuels. Now, consumers can't do this, so the responsibility has to lie with the companies that are producing and selling the fossil fuels themselves. Their engineers know how to do it. In fact, they've known for decades.

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So the only real alternative to stop fossil fuels causing global warming is to decarbonize them. I know that sounds odd, ___________ fossil _____. What it _____ is, one ton of carbon _______ has to be ______ and permanently ________ of for every ton generated by the continued use of fossil fuels. Now, consumers can't do this, so the responsibility has to lie with the companies that are producing and selling the fossil fuels themselves. Their engineers know how to do it. In fact, they've known for decades.

Solution

  1. means
  2. fuels
  3. disposed
  4. decarbonize
  5. dioxide
  6. safely

Original Text

So the only real alternative to stop fossil fuels causing global warming is to decarbonize them. I know that sounds odd, decarbonize fossil fuels. What it means is, one ton of carbon dioxide has to be safely and permanently disposed of for every ton generated by the continued use of fossil fuels. Now, consumers can't do this, so the responsibility has to lie with the companies that are producing and selling the fossil fuels themselves. Their engineers know how to do it. In fact, they've known for decades.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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global warming 7
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causing global 2
ton generated 2
climate change 2
stop global 2
ban fossil 2
renewable energy 2
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fossil carbon 2
percent carbon 2
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fossil fuel industry 4
decarbonize fossil fuels 3
stop fossil fuels 3
carbon dioxide disposal 3
stop global warming 2
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Important Words

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  3. causing
  4. companies
  5. consumers
  6. continued
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  8. decarbonize
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  10. disposed
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  20. permanently
  21. producing
  22. real
  23. responsibility
  24. safely
  25. selling
  26. sounds
  27. stop
  28. ton
  29. warming