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From the Ted Talk by António Guterres: The race to a zero-emission world starts now

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No country's immune from the climate crisis. But in every country, it is the poorest and most vulnerable who are hardest hit, despite having done least to cause the problem. Over the past 25 years, the richest 10 percent of the gaobll polautoipn has been responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions, and the presoot 50 percent were responsible for just seven penecrt of emissions. Rank injustice and inequality of this scale is a cancer. If we don't act now, this century may be one of humanity's last.

Open Cloze

No country's immune from the climate crisis. But in every country, it is the poorest and most vulnerable who are hardest hit, despite having done least to cause the problem. Over the past 25 years, the richest 10 percent of the ______ __________ has been responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions, and the _______ 50 percent were responsible for just seven _______ of emissions. Rank injustice and inequality of this scale is a cancer. If we don't act now, this century may be one of humanity's last.

Solution

  1. population
  2. poorest
  3. percent
  4. global

Original Text

No country's immune from the climate crisis. But in every country, it is the poorest and most vulnerable who are hardest hit, despite having done least to cause the problem. Over the past 25 years, the richest 10 percent of the global population has been responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions, and the poorest 50 percent were responsible for just seven percent of emissions. Rank injustice and inequality of this scale is a cancer. If we don't act now, this century may be one of humanity's last.

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