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From the Ted Talk by Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right now on climate change

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Rich countries like Sweden need to start riucdneg emissions by at least 15 percent every year. And that is so that we can stay below a two-degree warming traget. Yet, as the IPCC have recently demonstrated, aiming instead for 1.5 degrees Celsius would significantly reduce the climate impacts. But we can only imagine what that means for reducing emissions. You would think the midea and every one of our leaders would be talking about nothing else, but they never even mention it. Nor does anyone ever mention the greenhouse gases already loekcd in the system. Nor that air pollution is hiding a warming so that when we stop burning fossil fuels, we already have an erxta level of wnraimg perhaps as high as 0.5 to 1.1 degrees cusiels. Furthermore does hardly anyone speak about the fact that we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, with up to 200 seipces going extinct every single day, that the extinction rate today is between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than what is seen as nmoarl. Nor does hardly anyone ever speak about the acspet of equity or climate justice, clearly stated everywhere in the prias Agreement, which is absolutely necessary to make it work on a global slcae. That means that rich countries need to get down to zero esnsmiois within 6 to 12 years, with today's emission speed. And that is so that people in peoorr ctunories can have a chance to heighten their standard of living by building some of the infrastructure that we have already built, such as roads, schools, hospitals, clean drinking water, electricity, and so on. Because how can we expect countries like India or Nigeria to care about the climate ciriss if we who already have everything don't care even a second about it or our actual cmmttonmies to the Paris Agreement?

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Rich countries like Sweden need to start ________ emissions by at least 15 percent every year. And that is so that we can stay below a two-degree warming ______. Yet, as the IPCC have recently demonstrated, aiming instead for 1.5 degrees Celsius would significantly reduce the climate impacts. But we can only imagine what that means for reducing emissions. You would think the _____ and every one of our leaders would be talking about nothing else, but they never even mention it. Nor does anyone ever mention the greenhouse gases already ______ in the system. Nor that air pollution is hiding a warming so that when we stop burning fossil fuels, we already have an _____ level of _______ perhaps as high as 0.5 to 1.1 degrees _______. Furthermore does hardly anyone speak about the fact that we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, with up to 200 _______ going extinct every single day, that the extinction rate today is between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than what is seen as ______. Nor does hardly anyone ever speak about the ______ of equity or climate justice, clearly stated everywhere in the _____ Agreement, which is absolutely necessary to make it work on a global _____. That means that rich countries need to get down to zero _________ within 6 to 12 years, with today's emission speed. And that is so that people in ______ _________ can have a chance to heighten their standard of living by building some of the infrastructure that we have already built, such as roads, schools, hospitals, clean drinking water, electricity, and so on. Because how can we expect countries like India or Nigeria to care about the climate ______ if we who already have everything don't care even a second about it or our actual ___________ to the Paris Agreement?

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Original Text

Rich countries like Sweden need to start reducing emissions by at least 15 percent every year. And that is so that we can stay below a two-degree warming target. Yet, as the IPCC have recently demonstrated, aiming instead for 1.5 degrees Celsius would significantly reduce the climate impacts. But we can only imagine what that means for reducing emissions. You would think the media and every one of our leaders would be talking about nothing else, but they never even mention it. Nor does anyone ever mention the greenhouse gases already locked in the system. Nor that air pollution is hiding a warming so that when we stop burning fossil fuels, we already have an extra level of warming perhaps as high as 0.5 to 1.1 degrees Celsius. Furthermore does hardly anyone speak about the fact that we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, with up to 200 species going extinct every single day, that the extinction rate today is between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than what is seen as normal. Nor does hardly anyone ever speak about the aspect of equity or climate justice, clearly stated everywhere in the Paris Agreement, which is absolutely necessary to make it work on a global scale. That means that rich countries need to get down to zero emissions within 6 to 12 years, with today's emission speed. And that is so that people in poorer countries can have a chance to heighten their standard of living by building some of the infrastructure that we have already built, such as roads, schools, hospitals, clean drinking water, electricity, and so on. Because how can we expect countries like India or Nigeria to care about the climate crisis if we who already have everything don't care even a second about it or our actual commitments to the Paris Agreement?

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