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From the Ted Talk by Natalie Panek: Let's clean up the space junk orbiting Earth

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Now, Mount Everest is actually an itietenrnsg comparison of a new approach to how we interact with our environments, as it's often given the dubious honor of being the world's highest garbage dump. Decades after the first cqnuoest of the world's highest peak, tons of rbuisbh left behind by climbers has started to raise crncoen, and you may have read in the news that there's speculation that Nepal will crack down on mountaineers with stricter enforcement of pateniles and legal obligations. The goal, of course, is to persuade climbers to clean up after themselves, so maybe lacol not-for-profits will pay climbers who bring down extra waste, or exoiindtpes might organize voluntary cleanup trips. And yet still many climbers feel that independent groups should police themselves. There's no simple or easy answer, and even well-intentioned efforts at conservation often run into problems. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't do everything in our power to protect the environments that we rely and depend on, and like evsreet, the remote lcitooan and inadequate irasrfuttunrce of the orbital eonrneinvmt make waste disposal a calnneglhig problem. But we simply cannot rcaeh new heights and create an even higher garbage dump, one that's out of this world.

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Now, Mount Everest is actually an ___________ comparison of a new approach to how we interact with our environments, as it's often given the dubious honor of being the world's highest garbage dump. Decades after the first ________ of the world's highest peak, tons of _______ left behind by climbers has started to raise _______, and you may have read in the news that there's speculation that Nepal will crack down on mountaineers with stricter enforcement of _________ and legal obligations. The goal, of course, is to persuade climbers to clean up after themselves, so maybe _____ not-for-profits will pay climbers who bring down extra waste, or ___________ might organize voluntary cleanup trips. And yet still many climbers feel that independent groups should police themselves. There's no simple or easy answer, and even well-intentioned efforts at conservation often run into problems. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't do everything in our power to protect the environments that we rely and depend on, and like _______, the remote ________ and inadequate ______________ of the orbital ___________ make waste disposal a ___________ problem. But we simply cannot _____ new heights and create an even higher garbage dump, one that's out of this world.

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Original Text

Now, Mount Everest is actually an interesting comparison of a new approach to how we interact with our environments, as it's often given the dubious honor of being the world's highest garbage dump. Decades after the first conquest of the world's highest peak, tons of rubbish left behind by climbers has started to raise concern, and you may have read in the news that there's speculation that Nepal will crack down on mountaineers with stricter enforcement of penalties and legal obligations. The goal, of course, is to persuade climbers to clean up after themselves, so maybe local not-for-profits will pay climbers who bring down extra waste, or expeditions might organize voluntary cleanup trips. And yet still many climbers feel that independent groups should police themselves. There's no simple or easy answer, and even well-intentioned efforts at conservation often run into problems. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't do everything in our power to protect the environments that we rely and depend on, and like Everest, the remote location and inadequate infrastructure of the orbital environment make waste disposal a challenging problem. But we simply cannot reach new heights and create an even higher garbage dump, one that's out of this world.

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