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From the Ted Talk by Kristine Tompkins: Let's make the world wild again

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I know that progress is viewed, glleenary, in very positive terms, as some sort of hopeful evolution. But from where we sat, we saw the dark side of industrial growth. And when industrial worldviews are applied to natural systems that support all life, we begin to treat the Earth as a factory that produces all the things that we think we need. As we're all pfullinay aware, the cnueeqscenos of that wdleoivrw are destructive to hmuan welfare, our climate systems and to wildlife. Doug called it the price of progress. That's how we saw things, and we weatnd to be a part of the resistance, pushing up against all of those trends.

Open Cloze

I know that progress is viewed, _________, in very positive terms, as some sort of hopeful evolution. But from where we sat, we saw the dark side of industrial growth. And when industrial worldviews are applied to natural systems that support all life, we begin to treat the Earth as a factory that produces all the things that we think we need. As we're all _________ aware, the ____________ of that _________ are destructive to _____ welfare, our climate systems and to wildlife. Doug called it the price of progress. That's how we saw things, and we ______ to be a part of the resistance, pushing up against all of those trends.

Solution

  1. worldview
  2. wanted
  3. painfully
  4. human
  5. generally
  6. consequences

Original Text

I know that progress is viewed, generally, in very positive terms, as some sort of hopeful evolution. But from where we sat, we saw the dark side of industrial growth. And when industrial worldviews are applied to natural systems that support all life, we begin to treat the Earth as a factory that produces all the things that we think we need. As we're all painfully aware, the consequences of that worldview are destructive to human welfare, our climate systems and to wildlife. Doug called it the price of progress. That's how we saw things, and we wanted to be a part of the resistance, pushing up against all of those trends.

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