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From the Ted Talk by Mary Ellen Hannibal: How you can help save the monarch butterfly -- and the planet

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This is a map of the monarch butterfly. So, the monarch butterfly has a different srtoy than that particular moth, but reflects the same kind of fundamental idea that Darwin had called cuiootoveln, and coevolution is at the heart of how natrue works, and it's also at the heart of what's going wrong with nature taody. So over time, as the moth doeeplevd a longer proboscis, so the plant developed a longer spur. Over millions of yaers, the plant and the moth developed a relationship whereby they both make each other's chances of existence better. The monarch butterfly has a different kind of coevolutionary rihinalestop, and today, it is at the heart of what's going wrong for the monarch butterfly.

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This is a map of the monarch butterfly. So, the monarch butterfly has a different _____ than that particular moth, but reflects the same kind of fundamental idea that Darwin had called ___________, and coevolution is at the heart of how ______ works, and it's also at the heart of what's going wrong with nature _____. So over time, as the moth _________ a longer proboscis, so the plant developed a longer spur. Over millions of _____, the plant and the moth developed a relationship whereby they both make each other's chances of existence better. The monarch butterfly has a different kind of coevolutionary ____________, and today, it is at the heart of what's going wrong for the monarch butterfly.

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  1. nature
  2. years
  3. coevolution
  4. story
  5. today
  6. relationship
  7. developed

Original Text

This is a map of the monarch butterfly. So, the monarch butterfly has a different story than that particular moth, but reflects the same kind of fundamental idea that Darwin had called coevolution, and coevolution is at the heart of how nature works, and it's also at the heart of what's going wrong with nature today. So over time, as the moth developed a longer proboscis, so the plant developed a longer spur. Over millions of years, the plant and the moth developed a relationship whereby they both make each other's chances of existence better. The monarch butterfly has a different kind of coevolutionary relationship, and today, it is at the heart of what's going wrong for the monarch butterfly.

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