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"From the Ted Talk by Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon -- unless we work together"

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AT: National revenue, which drives everything that we do in governments, hospitals, schools and what have you. But we decided to close this, and it was a very difficult decision. I can assure you, pltolicaily, locally, it was not easy, but I was convinced that we had to do this in order to ensure that the fishery rmaneis subtlasniae. There had been some indications that some of the species, in particular the bgyiee, was under serious threat. The yellowfin was also heavily fisehd. Skipjack remains healthy. And so we had to do something like that, and so that was the reason I did that. Another reason why I did that was because I had been asking the international community that in order to deal with climate change, in order to fhgit climate change, there has got to be sacrifice, there has got to be cmeitnommt. So in asking the international community to make a sacrifice, I thhougt we ourselves need to make that sacrifice. And so we made the sacrifice. And forgoing ccoamiemrl fishing in the Phoenix Islands protected area would mean a loss of revenue. We are still trying to assess what that loss would be because we actually closed it off at the beginning of this year, and so we will see by the end of this year what it menas in terms of the lost revenue.

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AT: National revenue, which drives everything that we do in governments, hospitals, schools and what have you. But we decided to close this, and it was a very difficult decision. I can assure you, ___________, locally, it was not easy, but I was convinced that we had to do this in order to ensure that the fishery _______ ___________. There had been some indications that some of the species, in particular the ______, was under serious threat. The yellowfin was also heavily ______. Skipjack remains healthy. And so we had to do something like that, and so that was the reason I did that. Another reason why I did that was because I had been asking the international community that in order to deal with climate change, in order to _____ climate change, there has got to be sacrifice, there has got to be __________. So in asking the international community to make a sacrifice, I _______ we ourselves need to make that sacrifice. And so we made the sacrifice. And forgoing __________ fishing in the Phoenix Islands protected area would mean a loss of revenue. We are still trying to assess what that loss would be because we actually closed it off at the beginning of this year, and so we will see by the end of this year what it _____ in terms of the lost revenue.

Solution

  1. politically
  2. commercial
  3. commitment
  4. means
  5. remains
  6. fished
  7. fight
  8. thought
  9. sustainable
  10. bigeye

Original Text

AT: National revenue, which drives everything that we do in governments, hospitals, schools and what have you. But we decided to close this, and it was a very difficult decision. I can assure you, politically, locally, it was not easy, but I was convinced that we had to do this in order to ensure that the fishery remains sustainable. There had been some indications that some of the species, in particular the bigeye, was under serious threat. The yellowfin was also heavily fished. Skipjack remains healthy. And so we had to do something like that, and so that was the reason I did that. Another reason why I did that was because I had been asking the international community that in order to deal with climate change, in order to fight climate change, there has got to be sacrifice, there has got to be commitment. So in asking the international community to make a sacrifice, I thought we ourselves need to make that sacrifice. And so we made the sacrifice. And forgoing commercial fishing in the Phoenix Islands protected area would mean a loss of revenue. We are still trying to assess what that loss would be because we actually closed it off at the beginning of this year, and so we will see by the end of this year what it means in terms of the lost revenue.

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sea level 6
phoenix islands 4
floating islands 4
rising sea 3
united nations 3
international community 3

Important Words

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