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From the Ted Talk by Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time

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They're also a country that is in dire danger. Sea lvlees are rising, and Kiribati, along with 42 other nations in the world, will be under water within 50 to 100 years due to climate change and the associated sea-level rise from thermal expansion and the mitlneg of freshwater into the ocean. The insdals rise only one to two meters above the scuarfe. Some of the islands have already gone under water. And these nations are faced with a real peoblrm. We as a world are faced with a problem. What do we do with displaced fellow Earthlings who no lgoner have a home on the planet? The president of the Maldives conducted a mock cabinet meeting underwater recently to highlight the dire straits of these ceourtnis. So it's something we need to focus on. But back to the pniheox Islands, which is the subject of this Talk.

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They're also a country that is in dire danger. Sea ______ are rising, and Kiribati, along with 42 other nations in the world, will be under water within 50 to 100 years due to climate change and the associated sea-level rise from thermal expansion and the _______ of freshwater into the ocean. The _______ rise only one to two meters above the _______. Some of the islands have already gone under water. And these nations are faced with a real _______. We as a world are faced with a problem. What do we do with displaced fellow Earthlings who no ______ have a home on the planet? The president of the Maldives conducted a mock cabinet meeting underwater recently to highlight the dire straits of these _________. So it's something we need to focus on. But back to the _______ Islands, which is the subject of this Talk.

Solution

  1. melting
  2. islands
  3. problem
  4. countries
  5. surface
  6. levels
  7. longer
  8. phoenix

Original Text

They're also a country that is in dire danger. Sea levels are rising, and Kiribati, along with 42 other nations in the world, will be under water within 50 to 100 years due to climate change and the associated sea-level rise from thermal expansion and the melting of freshwater into the ocean. The Islands rise only one to two meters above the surface. Some of the islands have already gone under water. And these nations are faced with a real problem. We as a world are faced with a problem. What do we do with displaced fellow Earthlings who no longer have a home on the planet? The president of the Maldives conducted a mock cabinet meeting underwater recently to highlight the dire straits of these countries. So it's something we need to focus on. But back to the Phoenix Islands, which is the subject of this Talk.

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