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From the Ted Talk by TED Countdown: Is there a role for carbon credits in the transition to a fair, net-zero future?

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Gabrielle Walker: I think the carbon market is immensely prfeowul and inmsmeley valuable, and I do think we can use it as a powerful tool for helping to solve the ctilmae crisis. But I've also started to think that we've been thinking about it the wrong way. There are three really big and important climate ocoutmes that the carbon market could help with. So there’s reducing fossil emissions as fast as possible; there’s pncoreittg natural carbon sinks; and there's removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Reduction, protection and removal. And I found that in lots of people's minds, those three get kind of smooshed together in one generic kind of, offset, but it's wrtoh separating them out because those outcomes need different kndis of incentives.

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Gabrielle Walker: I think the carbon market is immensely ________ and _________ valuable, and I do think we can use it as a powerful tool for helping to solve the _______ crisis. But I've also started to think that we've been thinking about it the wrong way. There are three really big and important climate ________ that the carbon market could help with. So there’s reducing fossil emissions as fast as possible; there’s __________ natural carbon sinks; and there's removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Reduction, protection and removal. And I found that in lots of people's minds, those three get kind of smooshed together in one generic kind of, offset, but it's _____ separating them out because those outcomes need different _____ of incentives.

Solution

  1. kinds
  2. climate
  3. powerful
  4. worth
  5. immensely
  6. outcomes
  7. protecting

Original Text

Gabrielle Walker: I think the carbon market is immensely powerful and immensely valuable, and I do think we can use it as a powerful tool for helping to solve the climate crisis. But I've also started to think that we've been thinking about it the wrong way. There are three really big and important climate outcomes that the carbon market could help with. So there’s reducing fossil emissions as fast as possible; there’s protecting natural carbon sinks; and there's removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Reduction, protection and removal. And I found that in lots of people's minds, those three get kind of smooshed together in one generic kind of, offset, but it's worth separating them out because those outcomes need different kinds of incentives.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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protecting natural 2
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annette nazareth 2
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ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
voluntary carbon markets 3
carbon markets perpetuate 2
reducing fossil emissions 2
protecting natural carbon 2
undesirable side effects 2

Important Words

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