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"From the Ted Talk by Bill Gates: Innovating to zero!"

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Now, the exact amount of how you map from a certain increase of CO2 to what temperature will be, and where the positive fecebdaks are — there's some uncertainty there, but not very much. And there's certainly untrtenaciy about how bad those eecftfs will be, but they will be extremely bad. I asked the top scttsinies on this several times: Do we really have to get down to near zero? Can't we just cut it in half or a quarter? And the answer is, until we get near to zero, the temperature will continue to rise. And so that's a big challenge. It's very different than saying, "We're a twelve-foot-high truck trying to get under a ten-foot bridge, and we can just sort of squeeze under." This is something that has to get to zero.

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Now, the exact amount of how you map from a certain increase of CO2 to what temperature will be, and where the positive _________ are — there's some uncertainty there, but not very much. And there's certainly ___________ about how bad those _______ will be, but they will be extremely bad. I asked the top __________ on this several times: Do we really have to get down to near zero? Can't we just cut it in half or a quarter? And the answer is, until we get near to zero, the temperature will continue to rise. And so that's a big challenge. It's very different than saying, "We're a twelve-foot-high truck trying to get under a ten-foot bridge, and we can just sort of squeeze under." This is something that has to get to zero.

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  1. uncertainty
  2. feedbacks
  3. effects
  4. scientists

Original Text

Now, the exact amount of how you map from a certain increase of CO2 to what temperature will be, and where the positive feedbacks are — there's some uncertainty there, but not very much. And there's certainly uncertainty about how bad those effects will be, but they will be extremely bad. I asked the top scientists on this several times: Do we really have to get down to near zero? Can't we just cut it in half or a quarter? And the answer is, until we get near to zero, the temperature will continue to rise. And so that's a big challenge. It's very different than saying, "We're a twelve-foot-high truck trying to get under a ten-foot bridge, and we can just sort of squeeze under." This is something that has to get to zero.

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  13. feedbacks
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  15. map
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