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

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Now we know that desertification is cesaud by livestock, mostly cattle, sheep and goats, onreiazvrgg the plants, leaving the soil bare and giving off mhnetae. Almost everybody knows this, from nobel lereataus to golf ceidads, or was taught it, as I was. Now, the environments like you see here, dusty environments in Africa where I grew up, and I loved wildlife, and so I grew up hating livestock because of the damage they were doing. And then my university education as an ecologist reinforced my beliefs.

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Now we know that desertification is ______ by livestock, mostly cattle, sheep and goats, ___________ the plants, leaving the soil bare and giving off _______. Almost everybody knows this, from nobel _________ to golf _______, or was taught it, as I was. Now, the environments like you see here, dusty environments in Africa where I grew up, and I loved wildlife, and so I grew up hating livestock because of the damage they were doing. And then my university education as an ecologist reinforced my beliefs.

Solution

  1. caddies
  2. laureates
  3. caused
  4. overgrazing
  5. methane

Original Text

Now we know that desertification is caused by livestock, mostly cattle, sheep and goats, overgrazing the plants, leaving the soil bare and giving off methane. Almost everybody knows this, from nobel laureates to golf caddies, or was taught it, as I was. Now, the environments like you see here, dusty environments in Africa where I grew up, and I loved wildlife, and so I grew up hating livestock because of the damage they were doing. And then my university education as an ecologist reinforced my beliefs.

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

Important Words

  1. africa
  2. bare
  3. beliefs
  4. caddies
  5. cattle
  6. caused
  7. damage
  8. desertification
  9. dusty
  10. ecologist
  11. education
  12. environments
  13. giving
  14. goats
  15. golf
  16. grew
  17. hating
  18. laureates
  19. leaving
  20. livestock
  21. loved
  22. methane
  23. nobel
  24. overgrazing
  25. plants
  26. reinforced
  27. sheep
  28. soil
  29. taught
  30. university
  31. wildlife