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From the Ted Talk by Chris Fisher: Let's scan the whole planet with LiDAR

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We take for granted that our catuurll and ecological patrimony will be around forever. It won't. Organizations like SCI-Arc and Virtual Wonders are doing incredible work to record the world's historic monuments, but nothing saiimlr exists for the earth's landscapes. We've lost 50 percent of our rain forests. We lose 18 mliloin acres of forest every year. And rising sea levels will make cities, countries and continents completely unrecognizable. Unless we have a record of these places, no one in the future will know they existed. If the etrah is the Titanic, we've struck the iceberg, everyone's on deck and the ohrcstera is playing. The climate crisis tnhraetes to destroy our cultural and ecological ptoimanry within decades. But siittng on our hands and doing nothing is not an option. Shouldn't we save everything we can on the lifeboats?

Open Cloze

We take for granted that our ________ and ecological patrimony will be around forever. It won't. Organizations like SCI-Arc and Virtual Wonders are doing incredible work to record the world's historic monuments, but nothing _______ exists for the earth's landscapes. We've lost 50 percent of our rain forests. We lose 18 _______ acres of forest every year. And rising sea levels will make cities, countries and continents completely unrecognizable. Unless we have a record of these places, no one in the future will know they existed. If the _____ is the Titanic, we've struck the iceberg, everyone's on deck and the _________ is playing. The climate crisis _________ to destroy our cultural and ecological _________ within decades. But _______ on our hands and doing nothing is not an option. Shouldn't we save everything we can on the lifeboats?

Solution

  1. earth
  2. threatens
  3. similar
  4. million
  5. sitting
  6. orchestra
  7. cultural
  8. patrimony

Original Text

We take for granted that our cultural and ecological patrimony will be around forever. It won't. Organizations like SCI-Arc and Virtual Wonders are doing incredible work to record the world's historic monuments, but nothing similar exists for the earth's landscapes. We've lost 50 percent of our rain forests. We lose 18 million acres of forest every year. And rising sea levels will make cities, countries and continents completely unrecognizable. Unless we have a record of these places, no one in the future will know they existed. If the earth is the Titanic, we've struck the iceberg, everyone's on deck and the orchestra is playing. The climate crisis threatens to destroy our cultural and ecological patrimony within decades. But sitting on our hands and doing nothing is not an option. Shouldn't we save everything we can on the lifeboats?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
climate crisis 5
building foundations 3
lidar scan 3
crisis threatens 2
cultural patrimony 2
graduate students 2
entire rest 2
ecological patrimony 2
earth archive 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
climate crisis threatens 2

Important Words

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