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From the Ted Talk by Olivia Lazard: The blind spots of the green energy transition

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So let me tell you about them, starting with where we satnd now. When we talk about a decarbonized future, we generally have in mind the possibility of decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas eoisnsmis. That’s what we call “green growth.” What we tend to think about less often is that to get there we need to recouple economic growth with intensive mineral extraction. To hnarses renewables or renewable energy like the sun and the wind, we obviously need to build technologies such as sloar panels, windmills, batteries, right? And to build those, we need to mine huge quantities of non-renewable materials such as these. Knowing that it takes mneis as big as these to produce that much amount of ubsale material. Our tcekit to green growth, in other wrdos, is digging deep in the environment.

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So let me tell you about them, starting with where we _____ now. When we talk about a decarbonized future, we generally have in mind the possibility of decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas _________. That’s what we call “green growth.” What we tend to think about less often is that to get there we need to recouple economic growth with intensive mineral extraction. To _______ renewables or renewable energy like the sun and the wind, we obviously need to build technologies such as _____ panels, windmills, batteries, right? And to build those, we need to mine huge quantities of non-renewable materials such as these. Knowing that it takes _____ as big as these to produce that much amount of ______ material. Our ______ to green growth, in other _____, is digging deep in the environment.

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  4. solar
  5. emissions
  6. words
  7. mines
  8. harness

Original Text

So let me tell you about them, starting with where we stand now. When we talk about a decarbonized future, we generally have in mind the possibility of decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions. That’s what we call “green growth.” What we tend to think about less often is that to get there we need to recouple economic growth with intensive mineral extraction. To harness renewables or renewable energy like the sun and the wind, we obviously need to build technologies such as solar panels, windmills, batteries, right? And to build those, we need to mine huge quantities of non-renewable materials such as these. Knowing that it takes mines as big as these to produce that much amount of usable material. Our ticket to green growth, in other words, is digging deep in the environment.

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