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From the Ted Talk by Bas Sudmeijer: How carbon capture networks could help curb climate change

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But what if you're Don Iveson? You're the myaor of oil and gas town Edmonton, in northern Alberta, cadana. Or across the Atlantic, Holly Mumby-Croft, UK member of parliament for Scunthorpe, home to one of the last steel plants of Britain. Or much smaller, you're Dave Smiglewski. You're the mayor of the little city of Granite Falls, Minnesota, with a large-scale ethanol production facility nearby. All these paecls, no matter how far apart and how different in size, have something big in common: moliilns of tons of greenhouse gas emissions linked to significant local emnymlepot. And we're going to have to find a way to maintain the critical economic and social fntnioucs of these towns if we're to have any hope of combating climate canhge. Not an easy feat, if you think that we can't really put a solar panel on a gas pcissoreng flaicity or a steel mill.

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But what if you're Don Iveson? You're the _____ of oil and gas town Edmonton, in northern Alberta, ______. Or across the Atlantic, Holly Mumby-Croft, UK member of parliament for Scunthorpe, home to one of the last steel plants of Britain. Or much smaller, you're Dave Smiglewski. You're the mayor of the little city of Granite Falls, Minnesota, with a large-scale ethanol production facility nearby. All these ______, no matter how far apart and how different in size, have something big in common: ________ of tons of greenhouse gas emissions linked to significant local __________. And we're going to have to find a way to maintain the critical economic and social _________ of these towns if we're to have any hope of combating climate ______. Not an easy feat, if you think that we can't really put a solar panel on a gas __________ ________ or a steel mill.

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Original Text

But what if you're Don Iveson? You're the mayor of oil and gas town Edmonton, in northern Alberta, Canada. Or across the Atlantic, Holly Mumby-Croft, UK member of parliament for Scunthorpe, home to one of the last steel plants of Britain. Or much smaller, you're Dave Smiglewski. You're the mayor of the little city of Granite Falls, Minnesota, with a large-scale ethanol production facility nearby. All these places, no matter how far apart and how different in size, have something big in common: millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions linked to significant local employment. And we're going to have to find a way to maintain the critical economic and social functions of these towns if we're to have any hope of combating climate change. Not an easy feat, if you think that we can't really put a solar panel on a gas processing facility or a steel mill.

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