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From the Ted Talk by Robert Swan: Let's save the last pristine continent

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Let's go back to where we began: the ice melt of the notrh and South Poles. And it's not good news. NASA informed us six months ago that the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf is now detngiiisnrtag. Huge areas of ice — look how big Antarctica is even compared to here — Huge areas of ice are binakreg off from ariatccnta, the size of small nations. And NASA have calculated that the sea level will rise, it is definite, by one meter in the next 100 years, the same time that my mum has been on planet Earth. It's going to happen, and I've realized that the preservation of Antarctica and our sviaurvl here on Earth are linked. And there is a very simple solution. If we are using more rwbleeane energy in the real world, if we are being more efficient with the eegrny here, rnuning our energy mix in a ceanler way, there will be no financial reason to go and exploit Antarctica. It won't make financial sense, and if we mgnaae our energy better, we also may be able to slow down, maybe even stop, this great ice melt that taeerthns us.

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Let's go back to where we began: the ice melt of the _____ and South Poles. And it's not good news. NASA informed us six months ago that the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf is now ______________. Huge areas of ice — look how big Antarctica is even compared to here — Huge areas of ice are ________ off from __________, the size of small nations. And NASA have calculated that the sea level will rise, it is definite, by one meter in the next 100 years, the same time that my mum has been on planet Earth. It's going to happen, and I've realized that the preservation of Antarctica and our ________ here on Earth are linked. And there is a very simple solution. If we are using more _________ energy in the real world, if we are being more efficient with the ______ here, _______ our energy mix in a _______ way, there will be no financial reason to go and exploit Antarctica. It won't make financial sense, and if we ______ our energy better, we also may be able to slow down, maybe even stop, this great ice melt that _________ us.

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  5. disintegrating
  6. energy
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  8. antarctica
  9. survival
  10. breaking
  11. cleaner

Original Text

Let's go back to where we began: the ice melt of the North and South Poles. And it's not good news. NASA informed us six months ago that the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf is now disintegrating. Huge areas of ice — look how big Antarctica is even compared to here — Huge areas of ice are breaking off from Antarctica, the size of small nations. And NASA have calculated that the sea level will rise, it is definite, by one meter in the next 100 years, the same time that my mum has been on planet Earth. It's going to happen, and I've realized that the preservation of Antarctica and our survival here on Earth are linked. And there is a very simple solution. If we are using more renewable energy in the real world, if we are being more efficient with the energy here, running our energy mix in a cleaner way, there will be no financial reason to go and exploit Antarctica. It won't make financial sense, and if we manage our energy better, we also may be able to slow down, maybe even stop, this great ice melt that threatens us.

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