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From the Ted Talk by Al Gore: The case for optimism on climate change

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Paul Nicklen's beautiful photograph from sbarlavd illustrates this. It's more dangerous conmig off Greenland and particularly, Antarctica. The 10 lasergt risk cities for sea-level rise by population are mostly in South and souetasht Asia. When you measure it by assets at risk, number one is Miami: three and a half trillion dollars at risk. Number three: New York and Newark. I was in Miami last fall during the spmouoern, one of the highest high-tide days. And there were fish from the ocean swimming in some of the streets of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale and Del Rey. And this happens regularly during the highest-tide tides now. Not with rain — they call it "sunny-day flooding." It comes up through the storm sewres. And the moayr of Miami speaks for many when he says it is long past time this can be viewed through a partisan lens. This is a cisris that's getting worse day by day. We have to move beyond phiatranissp.

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Paul Nicklen's beautiful photograph from ________ illustrates this. It's more dangerous ______ off Greenland and particularly, Antarctica. The 10 _______ risk cities for sea-level rise by population are mostly in South and _________ Asia. When you measure it by assets at risk, number one is Miami: three and a half trillion dollars at risk. Number three: New York and Newark. I was in Miami last fall during the _________, one of the highest high-tide days. And there were fish from the ocean swimming in some of the streets of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale and Del Rey. And this happens regularly during the highest-tide tides now. Not with rain — they call it "sunny-day flooding." It comes up through the storm ______. And the _____ of Miami speaks for many when he says it is long past time this can be viewed through a partisan lens. This is a ______ that's getting worse day by day. We have to move beyond ____________.

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Paul Nicklen's beautiful photograph from Svalbard illustrates this. It's more dangerous coming off Greenland and particularly, Antarctica. The 10 largest risk cities for sea-level rise by population are mostly in South and Southeast Asia. When you measure it by assets at risk, number one is Miami: three and a half trillion dollars at risk. Number three: New York and Newark. I was in Miami last fall during the supermoon, one of the highest high-tide days. And there were fish from the ocean swimming in some of the streets of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale and Del Rey. And this happens regularly during the highest-tide tides now. Not with rain — they call it "sunny-day flooding." It comes up through the storm sewers. And the Mayor of Miami speaks for many when he says it is long past time this can be viewed through a partisan lens. This is a crisis that's getting worse day by day. We have to move beyond partisanship.

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