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From the Ted Talk by Manu Peni: The sustainable brilliance of Indigenous design

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The thing is, what I know deep down about ssblatauine development and about the deep wisdom of my artceonss, didn't connect with my head. I was doing what most of us do. We get educated in the modern world, modern education, and we think that, for example, climate change can only be svoeld by science and technology, or at least science and tglnoohcey alone. Think about it. The world thrived for centuries until logging, mining and other extractive and destructive development rpiped resources from the earth. And here we are, looking at expters who advised on that to advise to us about the solutions for climate change.

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The thing is, what I know deep down about ___________ development and about the deep wisdom of my _________, didn't connect with my head. I was doing what most of us do. We get educated in the modern world, modern education, and we think that, for example, climate change can only be ______ by science and technology, or at least science and __________ alone. Think about it. The world thrived for centuries until logging, mining and other extractive and destructive development ______ resources from the earth. And here we are, looking at _______ who advised on that to advise to us about the solutions for climate change.

Solution

  1. sustainable
  2. technology
  3. experts
  4. solved
  5. ancestors
  6. ripped

Original Text

The thing is, what I know deep down about sustainable development and about the deep wisdom of my ancestors, didn't connect with my head. I was doing what most of us do. We get educated in the modern world, modern education, and we think that, for example, climate change can only be solved by science and technology, or at least science and technology alone. Think about it. The world thrived for centuries until logging, mining and other extractive and destructive development ripped resources from the earth. And here we are, looking at experts who advised on that to advise to us about the solutions for climate change.

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