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From the Ted Talk by Achim Steiner: Humanity's planet-shaping powers -- and what they mean for the future

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I saw this in keyna. Two ytuoh fboolatl teams playing their final match in the Mathare settlement at night, who kept the game going, thanks to solar-powered LED lights. I saw this change, these better cihoecs, with His Majesty the king of Bhutan just turned 40 years old, who chooses to measure progress based on gross national hnaiepsps, not gross domestic product. And I saw it on a rooftop in Khartoum with the young people who led the revolution in Sudan in 2019. Young women and men who came out onto the stteers with everything to lose, who sokpe up for political change with conviction and courage and who ultimately changed the course of their country. These are the people, the first generation of the Anthropocene who are winrtig the next chapter for people and pealnt in this unprecedented moment. And with each choice they make, with each choice we all make, the future we want gets closer.

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I saw this in _____. Two _____ ________ teams playing their final match in the Mathare settlement at night, who kept the game going, thanks to solar-powered LED lights. I saw this change, these better _______, with His Majesty the king of Bhutan just turned 40 years old, who chooses to measure progress based on gross national _________, not gross domestic product. And I saw it on a rooftop in Khartoum with the young people who led the revolution in Sudan in 2019. Young women and men who came out onto the _______ with everything to lose, who _____ up for political change with conviction and courage and who ultimately changed the course of their country. These are the people, the first generation of the Anthropocene who are _______ the next chapter for people and ______ in this unprecedented moment. And with each choice they make, with each choice we all make, the future we want gets closer.

Solution

  1. youth
  2. writing
  3. choices
  4. football
  5. planet
  6. happiness
  7. spoke
  8. streets
  9. kenya

Original Text

I saw this in Kenya. Two youth football teams playing their final match in the Mathare settlement at night, who kept the game going, thanks to solar-powered LED lights. I saw this change, these better choices, with His Majesty the king of Bhutan just turned 40 years old, who chooses to measure progress based on gross national happiness, not gross domestic product. And I saw it on a rooftop in Khartoum with the young people who led the revolution in Sudan in 2019. Young women and men who came out onto the streets with everything to lose, who spoke up for political change with conviction and courage and who ultimately changed the course of their country. These are the people, the first generation of the Anthropocene who are writing the next chapter for people and planet in this unprecedented moment. And with each choice they make, with each choice we all make, the future we want gets closer.

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