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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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So, why are we not rceidnug our emissions? Why are they in fact still increasing? Are we knowingly csuaing a mass extinction? Are we evil? No, of course not. People keep doing what they do because the vast mairojty doesn't have a clue about the actual cqceneuensos of our eradyevy life, and they don't know that rapid change is required. We all think we know, and we all think everybody knows, but we don't. Because how could we? If there really was a crisis, and if this crisis was caused by our emissions, you would at least see some signs. Not just flooded cetiis, tens of thousands of dead people, and whole nations leveled to piles of torn down buildings. You would see some restrictions. But no. And no one talks about it. There are no emergency minetges, no headlines, no breaking news. No one is acting as if we were in a crisis. Even most climate sitnestcis or green politicians keep on flying around the world, eating meat and dairy. If I live to be 100, I will be alive in the year 2103. When you think about the future today, you don't think beyond the year 2050. By then, I will, in the best case, not even have levid half of my life.

Open Cloze

So, why are we not ________ our emissions? Why are they in fact still increasing? Are we knowingly _______ a mass extinction? Are we evil? No, of course not. People keep doing what they do because the vast ________ doesn't have a clue about the actual ____________ of our ________ life, and they don't know that rapid change is required. We all think we know, and we all think everybody knows, but we don't. Because how could we? If there really was a crisis, and if this crisis was caused by our emissions, you would at least see some signs. Not just flooded ______, tens of thousands of dead people, and whole nations leveled to piles of torn down buildings. You would see some restrictions. But no. And no one talks about it. There are no emergency ________, no headlines, no breaking news. No one is acting as if we were in a crisis. Even most climate __________ or green politicians keep on flying around the world, eating meat and dairy. If I live to be 100, I will be alive in the year 2103. When you think about the future today, you don't think beyond the year 2050. By then, I will, in the best case, not even have _____ half of my life.

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Original Text

So, why are we not reducing our emissions? Why are they in fact still increasing? Are we knowingly causing a mass extinction? Are we evil? No, of course not. People keep doing what they do because the vast majority doesn't have a clue about the actual consequences of our everyday life, and they don't know that rapid change is required. We all think we know, and we all think everybody knows, but we don't. Because how could we? If there really was a crisis, and if this crisis was caused by our emissions, you would at least see some signs. Not just flooded cities, tens of thousands of dead people, and whole nations leveled to piles of torn down buildings. You would see some restrictions. But no. And no one talks about it. There are no emergency meetings, no headlines, no breaking news. No one is acting as if we were in a crisis. Even most climate scientists or green politicians keep on flying around the world, eating meat and dairy. If I live to be 100, I will be alive in the year 2103. When you think about the future today, you don't think beyond the year 2050. By then, I will, in the best case, not even have lived half of my life.

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