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"From the Ted Talk by Stewart Brand and Chris Anderson: Mammoths resurrected, geoengineering and other thoughts from a futurist"

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SB: The sorty that's out there is that we're in the middle of the Sixth Extinction or maybe in the beginning of the Sixth eoxintictn. Because we're in the de-extinction business, the preventing-extinction biseusns with Revive & Restore, we started looking at what's actually going on with extinction. And it turns out, there's a very confused set of data out there which gets oversimplified into the narrative of we're becoming ... Here are five mass extinctions that are indicated by the yellow talignres, and we're now next. The last one there on the far right was the meteor that struck 66 million yaers ago and did in the dinosaurs. And the story is, we're the next meteor.

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SB: The _____ that's out there is that we're in the middle of the Sixth Extinction or maybe in the beginning of the Sixth __________. Because we're in the de-extinction business, the preventing-extinction ________ with Revive & Restore, we started looking at what's actually going on with extinction. And it turns out, there's a very confused set of data out there which gets oversimplified into the narrative of we're becoming ... Here are five mass extinctions that are indicated by the yellow _________, and we're now next. The last one there on the far right was the meteor that struck 66 million _____ ago and did in the dinosaurs. And the story is, we're the next meteor.

Solution

  1. business
  2. triangles
  3. story
  4. extinction
  5. years

Original Text

SB: The story that's out there is that we're in the middle of the Sixth Extinction or maybe in the beginning of the Sixth Extinction. Because we're in the de-extinction business, the preventing-extinction business with Revive & Restore, we started looking at what's actually going on with extinction. And it turns out, there's a very confused set of data out there which gets oversimplified into the narrative of we're becoming ... Here are five mass extinctions that are indicated by the yellow triangles, and we're now next. The last one there on the far right was the meteor that struck 66 million years ago and did in the dinosaurs. And the story is, we're the next meteor.

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earth catalog 6
asian elephant 5
woolly mammoth 4
climate change 4
sixth extinction 3
mass extinction 3
large animals 3
asian elephants 3
george church 3
conservation biologists 3

Important Words

  1. beginning
  2. business
  3. confused
  4. data
  5. dinosaurs
  6. extinction
  7. extinctions
  8. mass
  9. meteor
  10. middle
  11. million
  12. narrative
  13. oversimplified
  14. restore
  15. revive
  16. set
  17. sixth
  18. started
  19. story
  20. struck
  21. triangles
  22. turns
  23. years
  24. yellow