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From the Ted Talk by Marvin Rees: How is your city tackling the climate crisis?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Through our cities, we can increase the __________ of more human lives more _______ than through any other form of human organization. So we can, for example, house and employ more people on less land, __________ the pressure on urban sprawl which competes then for land, for ______, while minimizing the distances people have to travel to meet their _____ needs. Through cities, we can have people sharing energy by sharing _________ and through smart innovations like heat networks. The density in our cities makes public transport more accessible and more cost-effective. And through our cities, we can transform our relationship with energy. We need ______ security right now. But cities offer markets of such scale that they make _________ in renewables more financially attractive. And think about the opportunities with waste. We can leverage efficiency into the collection and processing of waste while introducing the principles of the ________ economy at scale so that resources are recycled, goods are reused and unavoidable waste is processed for energy, for example, food _____ for fertilizer. Now just think about the global potential of a worldwide network of cities _______ up these _____ of efficiencies for over half and coming on two thirds of the world's population.

Solution

  1. minimizing
  2. efficiency
  3. waste
  4. basic
  5. quickly
  6. circular
  7. scaling
  8. kinds
  9. energy
  10. buildings
  11. investing
  12. nature

Original Text

Through our cities, we can increase the efficiency of more human lives more quickly than through any other form of human organization. So we can, for example, house and employ more people on less land, minimizing the pressure on urban sprawl which competes then for land, for nature, while minimizing the distances people have to travel to meet their basic needs. Through cities, we can have people sharing energy by sharing buildings and through smart innovations like heat networks. The density in our cities makes public transport more accessible and more cost-effective. And through our cities, we can transform our relationship with energy. We need energy security right now. But cities offer markets of such scale that they make investing in renewables more financially attractive. And think about the opportunities with waste. We can leverage efficiency into the collection and processing of waste while introducing the principles of the circular economy at scale so that resources are recycled, goods are reused and unavoidable waste is processed for energy, for example, food waste for fertilizer. Now just think about the global potential of a worldwide network of cities scaling up these kinds of efficiencies for over half and coming on two thirds of the world's population.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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