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From the Ted Talk by John Kerry and Al Gore: The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What's next?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

AG: Well, it's been a privilege to be able to work with a dear friend for so long on this crisis. And, of course, on this historic day, when the ______ States now ________ and legally rejoins the Paris Agreement, we have to acknowledge that the _____ is lagging behind the pace of change needed to successfully ________ the climate crisis, because even if all countries kept the ___________ made under the Paris Agreement — and I watched you sign it, you had your grandchild with you — I was there at the U.N, that was an inspiring moment, you signed on ______ of the United States, but even if all of those pledges were kept they're not ______ enough to keep the global temperature increase well below two degrees or below 1.5 _______, and emissions are still rising. So what needs to happen here in the US and globally in order to accelerate the pace of change?

Solution

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  3. degrees
  4. strong
  5. commitments
  6. behalf
  7. world
  8. formally

Original Text

AG: Well, it's been a privilege to be able to work with a dear friend for so long on this crisis. And, of course, on this historic day, when the United States now formally and legally rejoins the Paris Agreement, we have to acknowledge that the world is lagging behind the pace of change needed to successfully confront the climate crisis, because even if all countries kept the commitments made under the Paris Agreement — and I watched you sign it, you had your grandchild with you — I was there at the U.N, that was an inspiring moment, you signed on behalf of the United States, but even if all of those pledges were kept they're not strong enough to keep the global temperature increase well below two degrees or below 1.5 degrees, and emissions are still rising. So what needs to happen here in the US and globally in order to accelerate the pace of change?

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