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From the Ted Talk by David Wallace-Wells: How we could change the planet's climate future

Unscramble the Blue Letters

No matter what we do, climate cahgne will transform modern life. Some amount of warming is already baked in and is inevitable, which means probably some aounmt of additional suffering is, too. And even if we take dramatic aoictn and avoid some of these truly terrifying worst-case sicaeorns, it would mean living on an entirely different planet. With a new politics, a new economics, a new relationship to technology and a new relationship to nature — a whole new wrlod. But a relatively livable one. Relatively prosperous. And green. Why not choose that one?

Open Cloze

No matter what we do, climate ______ will transform modern life. Some amount of warming is already baked in and is inevitable, which means probably some ______ of additional suffering is, too. And even if we take dramatic ______ and avoid some of these truly terrifying worst-case _________, it would mean living on an entirely different planet. With a new politics, a new economics, a new relationship to technology and a new relationship to nature — a whole new _____. But a relatively livable one. Relatively prosperous. And green. Why not choose that one?

Solution

  1. world
  2. amount
  3. scenarios
  4. change
  5. action

Original Text

No matter what we do, climate change will transform modern life. Some amount of warming is already baked in and is inevitable, which means probably some amount of additional suffering is, too. And even if we take dramatic action and avoid some of these truly terrifying worst-case scenarios, it would mean living on an entirely different planet. With a new politics, a new economics, a new relationship to technology and a new relationship to nature — a whole new world. But a relatively livable one. Relatively prosperous. And green. Why not choose that one?

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