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From the Ted Talk by Vera Songwe: The African swamp protecting Earth's environment

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However, the peatlands are under threat. We have, of course, oil explorations being cnpltoetmaed. Logging licenses have already been awarded. And many of the communities that live around the peatlands have just this for survival. We have all ceolctlielvy seen, in the Amazon forest, bunring down because of emiooncc interest. Turning this forest from crabon sink to carbon source. We have witnessed, in Indonesia, the swamps drained for palm oil plantations. trinnug them from carbon sink to carbon source. It will be devastating if the same fate were to befall the peatlands of the Congo Basin.

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However, the peatlands are under threat. We have, of course, oil explorations being ____________. Logging licenses have already been awarded. And many of the communities that live around the peatlands have just this for survival. We have all ____________ seen, in the Amazon forest, _______ down because of ________ interest. Turning this forest from ______ sink to carbon source. We have witnessed, in Indonesia, the swamps drained for palm oil plantations. _______ them from carbon sink to carbon source. It will be devastating if the same fate were to befall the peatlands of the Congo Basin.

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  1. burning
  2. collectively
  3. turning
  4. carbon
  5. contemplated
  6. economic

Original Text

However, the peatlands are under threat. We have, of course, oil explorations being contemplated. Logging licenses have already been awarded. And many of the communities that live around the peatlands have just this for survival. We have all collectively seen, in the Amazon forest, burning down because of economic interest. Turning this forest from carbon sink to carbon source. We have witnessed, in Indonesia, the swamps drained for palm oil plantations. Turning them from carbon sink to carbon source. It will be devastating if the same fate were to befall the peatlands of the Congo Basin.

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