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"From the Ted Talk by Angel Hsu: How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And we see some evdenice now that China's efforts on clean energy is actually having an effect, not just on air pollution reduction, but also on global climate change, where China has the world's lesgrat carbon footprint. If we look at some of the data, we can see that China's coal consiuomtpn may have already reached a peak as early as 2013. This is a mjaor reason why China's government announced that actually they've already achieved their 2020 cbaron reduction pldege ahead of schedule. This reduction in coal consumption is also directly driving improvements in air qiaulty across the cruonty, as I've shown here in blue. In most major Chinese cities, air pollution has fallen by as much as 30 percent. And this reduction in air pituololn is actually leading people to live longer lives in China, on average two and a half years more than they would have in 2013. In yellow, we can see the cities that have eexrpceeind the greatest improvements in air quality.

Open Cloze

And we see some ________ now that China's efforts on clean energy is actually having an effect, not just on air pollution reduction, but also on global climate change, where China has the world's _______ carbon footprint. If we look at some of the data, we can see that China's coal ___________ may have already reached a peak as early as 2013. This is a _____ reason why China's government announced that actually they've already achieved their 2020 ______ reduction ______ ahead of schedule. This reduction in coal consumption is also directly driving improvements in air _______ across the _______, as I've shown here in blue. In most major Chinese cities, air pollution has fallen by as much as 30 percent. And this reduction in air _________ is actually leading people to live longer lives in China, on average two and a half years more than they would have in 2013. In yellow, we can see the cities that have ___________ the greatest improvements in air quality.

Solution

  1. major
  2. pledge
  3. largest
  4. country
  5. experienced
  6. evidence
  7. consumption
  8. quality
  9. pollution
  10. carbon

Original Text

And we see some evidence now that China's efforts on clean energy is actually having an effect, not just on air pollution reduction, but also on global climate change, where China has the world's largest carbon footprint. If we look at some of the data, we can see that China's coal consumption may have already reached a peak as early as 2013. This is a major reason why China's government announced that actually they've already achieved their 2020 carbon reduction pledge ahead of schedule. This reduction in coal consumption is also directly driving improvements in air quality across the country, as I've shown here in blue. In most major Chinese cities, air pollution has fallen by as much as 30 percent. And this reduction in air pollution is actually leading people to live longer lives in China, on average two and a half years more than they would have in 2013. In yellow, we can see the cities that have experienced the greatest improvements in air quality.

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Important Words

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  6. carbon
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  8. china
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  12. climate
  13. coal
  14. consumption
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  16. data
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  18. early
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  21. energy
  22. evidence
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  24. fallen
  25. footprint
  26. global
  27. government
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  30. largest
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  34. longer
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  36. peak
  37. people
  38. percent
  39. pledge
  40. pollution
  41. quality
  42. reached
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  44. reduction
  45. schedule
  46. shown
  47. years
  48. yellow