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"From the Ted Talk by Alex Steffen: The route to a sustainable future"

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The second problem is that the planet that we have is being used in wildly unfair ways. Right? _____ Americans, such as myself, you know, we're _________ sort of wallowing, gluttonous hogs, and we're eating all _____ of stuff. And, you know, then you get all the way down to people who live in the Asia-Pacific ______, or even more, ______. And people simply do not have enough to survive. This is producing all sorts of tensions, all sorts of dynamics that are deeply disturbing. And there's more and more people on the way. Right? So, this is what the planet's going to look like in 20 years. It's going to be a pretty crowded place, at least eight billion people.

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  1. africa
  2. region
  3. north
  4. basically
  5. sorts

Original Text

The second problem is that the planet that we have is being used in wildly unfair ways. Right? North Americans, such as myself, you know, we're basically sort of wallowing, gluttonous hogs, and we're eating all sorts of stuff. And, you know, then you get all the way down to people who live in the Asia-Pacific region, or even more, Africa. And people simply do not have enough to survive. This is producing all sorts of tensions, all sorts of dynamics that are deeply disturbing. And there's more and more people on the way. Right? So, this is what the planet's going to look like in 20 years. It's going to be a pretty crowded place, at least eight billion people.

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