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"From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth"

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So we have this incredible presence today of agturiclrue dontimiang our planet, whether it's 40 percent of our land surface, 70 percent of the water we use, 30 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions. We've doubled the fwols of nitrogen and phosphorus around the world simply by using fertilizers, causing huge problems of water qailtuy from rrevis, lakes, and even oceans, and it's also the single biggest driver of bridisteoivy loss. So without a dbout, agriculture is the single most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age. No qousetin. And it rivals climate change in importance. And they're both happening at the same time.

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So we have this incredible presence today of ___________ __________ our planet, whether it's 40 percent of our land surface, 70 percent of the water we use, 30 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions. We've doubled the _____ of nitrogen and phosphorus around the world simply by using fertilizers, causing huge problems of water _______ from ______, lakes, and even oceans, and it's also the single biggest driver of ____________ loss. So without a _____, agriculture is the single most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age. No ________. And it rivals climate change in importance. And they're both happening at the same time.

Solution

  1. question
  2. flows
  3. quality
  4. doubt
  5. rivers
  6. dominating
  7. agriculture
  8. biodiversity

Original Text

So we have this incredible presence today of agriculture dominating our planet, whether it's 40 percent of our land surface, 70 percent of the water we use, 30 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions. We've doubled the flows of nitrogen and phosphorus around the world simply by using fertilizers, causing huge problems of water quality from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, and it's also the single biggest driver of biodiversity loss. So without a doubt, agriculture is the single most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age. No question. And it rivals climate change in importance. And they're both happening at the same time.

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soviet union 5
climate change 5
billion people 5
grow food 4
greenhouse gases 4
south america 3

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