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From the Ted Talk by Christiana Figueres and Chris Anderson: How we can turn the tide on climate

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The climate emergency is the defining crisis of our time. We are in a race against time, and we are losing. There is a growing tide of impatience, especially among yuong people, with global inaction. We need more aobmtiin from all: governments, cities, businesses, investors and people everywhere. So I'm pleased you are launching TED Countdown. Your influence and ideas can help accelerate meonmutm for a carbon-neutral world by 2050. That is the only way to avert the worst impacts of global htiaeng. We have the tools, the science and the resources. Let us now get into this race with political will and eregny. To do anything less will be a beryaatl of our entire hmuan family and generations to come. Thank you.

Open Cloze

The climate emergency is the defining crisis of our time. We are in a race against time, and we are losing. There is a growing tide of impatience, especially among _____ people, with global inaction. We need more ________ from all: governments, cities, businesses, investors and people everywhere. So I'm pleased you are launching TED Countdown. Your influence and ideas can help accelerate ________ for a carbon-neutral world by 2050. That is the only way to avert the worst impacts of global _______. We have the tools, the science and the resources. Let us now get into this race with political will and ______. To do anything less will be a ________ of our entire _____ family and generations to come. Thank you.

Solution

  1. betrayal
  2. ambition
  3. young
  4. human
  5. momentum
  6. heating
  7. energy

Original Text

The climate emergency is the defining crisis of our time. We are in a race against time, and we are losing. There is a growing tide of impatience, especially among young people, with global inaction. We need more ambition from all: governments, cities, businesses, investors and people everywhere. So I'm pleased you are launching TED Countdown. Your influence and ideas can help accelerate momentum for a carbon-neutral world by 2050. That is the only way to avert the worst impacts of global heating. We have the tools, the science and the resources. Let us now get into this race with political will and energy. To do anything less will be a betrayal of our entire human family and generations to come. Thank you.

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