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"From the Ted Talk by Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change"

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So when we go out into the future, there's a difference. The future is uknnown, the frtuue is uncertain, and there are choices. Here are the choices that we have. We can do some work to mitigate the emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That's the top one. We can do more work to really bring it down so that by the end of the century, it's not much more than there is now. Or we can just leave it to fate and continue on with a business-as-usual type of attitude. The differences between these cieochs can't be answered by looking at models.

Open Cloze

So when we go out into the future, there's a difference. The future is _______, the ______ is uncertain, and there are choices. Here are the choices that we have. We can do some work to mitigate the emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That's the top one. We can do more work to really bring it down so that by the end of the century, it's not much more than there is now. Or we can just leave it to fate and continue on with a business-as-usual type of attitude. The differences between these _______ can't be answered by looking at models.

Solution

  1. choices
  2. future
  3. unknown

Original Text

So when we go out into the future, there's a difference. The future is unknown, the future is uncertain, and there are choices. Here are the choices that we have. We can do some work to mitigate the emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That's the top one. We can do more work to really bring it down so that by the end of the century, it's not much more than there is now. Or we can just leave it to fate and continue on with a business-as-usual type of attitude. The differences between these choices can't be answered by looking at models.

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Important Words

  1. answered
  2. atmosphere
  3. attitude
  4. bring
  5. carbon
  6. century
  7. choices
  8. continue
  9. difference
  10. differences
  11. dioxide
  12. emissions
  13. fate
  14. future
  15. leave
  16. mitigate
  17. models
  18. top
  19. type
  20. uncertain
  21. unknown
  22. work