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From the Ted Talk by Jane Zelikova: The hidden wonders of soil

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Well, there are three simple things we can do. Number one, we have to protect our slios and the carbon they already hold. Number two, we can get more carbon underground by gnrwiog diverse, climate-adapted crops. And number three, we can let the meboircs do their thing. Leave them alone by leaving the soil undisturbed. It sdunos simple, and that's because it kind of is. But there are some qnitsoeus that are left to be answered, and there's a lot of room for us to innovate. We need to track and measure our climate progress. We need to doveelp more climate-resilient crop veeritais that can grow deeepr roots and pump carbon underground deeper. And we need to rethink our economic models and agriculture and help support and incentivize these carbon-sequestering agricultural practices. So lots of room for innovation, lots of room for raescreh. Good news for us scientists.

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Well, there are three simple things we can do. Number one, we have to protect our _____ and the carbon they already hold. Number two, we can get more carbon underground by _______ diverse, climate-adapted crops. And number three, we can let the ________ do their thing. Leave them alone by leaving the soil undisturbed. It ______ simple, and that's because it kind of is. But there are some _________ that are left to be answered, and there's a lot of room for us to innovate. We need to track and measure our climate progress. We need to _______ more climate-resilient crop _________ that can grow ______ roots and pump carbon underground deeper. And we need to rethink our economic models and agriculture and help support and incentivize these carbon-sequestering agricultural practices. So lots of room for innovation, lots of room for ________. Good news for us scientists.

Solution

  1. soils
  2. microbes
  3. questions
  4. research
  5. sounds
  6. develop
  7. growing
  8. varieties
  9. deeper

Original Text

Well, there are three simple things we can do. Number one, we have to protect our soils and the carbon they already hold. Number two, we can get more carbon underground by growing diverse, climate-adapted crops. And number three, we can let the microbes do their thing. Leave them alone by leaving the soil undisturbed. It sounds simple, and that's because it kind of is. But there are some questions that are left to be answered, and there's a lot of room for us to innovate. We need to track and measure our climate progress. We need to develop more climate-resilient crop varieties that can grow deeper roots and pump carbon underground deeper. And we need to rethink our economic models and agriculture and help support and incentivize these carbon-sequestering agricultural practices. So lots of room for innovation, lots of room for research. Good news for us scientists.

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