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"From the Ted Talk by Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change"

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So let's do that. So on this bit of grassland, we'll do it, but just in the foreground. We'll impact it very heavily with cattle to mimic nature, and we've done so, and look at that. All of that _____ is now covering the soil as dung, urine and ______ or _____, as every one of the gardeners amongst you would __________, and that soil is ready to absorb and hold the rain, to store carbon, and to break down methane. And we did that, without using fire to ______ the soil, and the plants are free to grow.

Solution

  1. mulch
  2. grass
  3. understand
  4. damage
  5. litter

Original Text

So let's do that. So on this bit of grassland, we'll do it, but just in the foreground. We'll impact it very heavily with cattle to mimic nature, and we've done so, and look at that. All of that grass is now covering the soil as dung, urine and litter or mulch, as every one of the gardeners amongst you would understand, and that soil is ready to absorb and hold the rain, to store carbon, and to break down methane. And we did that, without using fire to damage the soil, and the plants are free to grow.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
mimic nature 7
climate change 7
fossil fuels 5
united states 3
perfect storm 3
mimicking nature 3
dry season 3
causing desertification 3
bare ground 3

Important Words

  1. absorb
  2. bit
  3. break
  4. carbon
  5. cattle
  6. covering
  7. damage
  8. dung
  9. fire
  10. foreground
  11. free
  12. gardeners
  13. grass
  14. grassland
  15. grow
  16. heavily
  17. hold
  18. impact
  19. litter
  20. methane
  21. mimic
  22. mulch
  23. nature
  24. plants
  25. rain
  26. ready
  27. soil
  28. store
  29. understand
  30. urine