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From the Ted Talk by Angela Mahecha Adrar: The people who caused the climate crisis aren't the ones who will fix it

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In the US, if you're poor, and you're ionnigudes, Black, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Asian or Latinx, you more often than not live, play, pray and work in a sacrifice zone. I'm saying this because I've been aealusstd by pollution violence my whole life. And although I've been on the front lnies as a climate justice leader for 20 yares, I've been envisioning suoinlots to the environmental crisis since I was a kid ... dreaming up a better world. For ppleoe like me, people in sacrifice zones that are also landeig a just transition away from the subtractive model of development to one that feels just for all of us, in the name of climate justice.

Open Cloze

In the US, if you're poor, and you're __________, Black, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Asian or Latinx, you more often than not live, play, pray and work in a sacrifice zone. I'm saying this because I've been _________ by pollution violence my whole life. And although I've been on the front _____ as a climate justice leader for 20 _____, I've been envisioning _________ to the environmental crisis since I was a kid ... dreaming up a better world. For ______ like me, people in sacrifice zones that are also _______ a just transition away from the subtractive model of development to one that feels just for all of us, in the name of climate justice.

Solution

  1. leading
  2. years
  3. assaulted
  4. indigenous
  5. people
  6. solutions
  7. lines

Original Text

In the US, if you're poor, and you're Indigenous, Black, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Asian or Latinx, you more often than not live, play, pray and work in a sacrifice zone. I'm saying this because I've been assaulted by pollution violence my whole life. And although I've been on the front lines as a climate justice leader for 20 years, I've been envisioning solutions to the environmental crisis since I was a kid ... dreaming up a better world. For people like me, people in sacrifice zones that are also leading a just transition away from the subtractive model of development to one that feels just for all of us, in the name of climate justice.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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racial justice 2
frontline communities 2
transforming communities 2
big business 2

Important Words

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