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From the Ted Talk by Al Gore: How to make radical climate action the new normal

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The same extra heat is pulling the moisture out of the first meter of the soil, creating the worst droughts in memory. 93 percent of the American West is in drought now, 100 percent of California, half of California is in the most extreme form of drought, and the same heat is also draining the reservoirs, evaporating the reservoirs. Lake Mead is down to levels not seen since they started fililng it in the 1930s. In Brazil, the same thing is happening. In Eastern Europe, the Czech rlbupeic has been going through the wrsot drought in at least 500 yaers. And in the southern cone of Africa, 100 million people are eiiepnnrxceg food iruetcnsiy primarily because of the eenetdxd droughts.

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The same extra heat is pulling the moisture out of the first meter of the soil, creating the worst droughts in memory. 93 percent of the American West is in drought now, 100 percent of California, half of California is in the most extreme form of drought, and the same heat is also draining the reservoirs, evaporating the reservoirs. Lake Mead is down to levels not seen since they started _______ it in the 1930s. In Brazil, the same thing is happening. In Eastern Europe, the Czech ________ has been going through the _____ drought in at least 500 _____. And in the southern cone of Africa, 100 million people are ____________ food __________ primarily because of the ________ droughts.

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  1. worst
  2. insecurity
  3. experiencing
  4. republic
  5. extended
  6. years
  7. filling

Original Text

The same extra heat is pulling the moisture out of the first meter of the soil, creating the worst droughts in memory. 93 percent of the American West is in drought now, 100 percent of California, half of California is in the most extreme form of drought, and the same heat is also draining the reservoirs, evaporating the reservoirs. Lake Mead is down to levels not seen since they started filling it in the 1930s. In Brazil, the same thing is happening. In Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic has been going through the worst drought in at least 500 years. And in the southern cone of Africa, 100 million people are experiencing food insecurity primarily because of the extended droughts.

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