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From the Ted Talk by Climate Action Tracker: The state of the climate crisis in 2021

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But it is the next nine years that will determine if we can achieve the target of net zero by mid-century. The first milestone is 2030. By then, emissions will need to be halved for the world to be brought onto a 1.5-degree Celsius pathway. If we miss the 2030 milestone, making up for it later will be increasingly expensive or even impsloisbe. But with currently proposed actions, even the targets announced in recent mnohts, global eosnsiims would barely sliztabie until 2030, leaving an enormous gap.

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But it is the next nine years that will determine if we can achieve the target of net zero by mid-century. The first milestone is 2030. By then, emissions will need to be halved for the world to be brought onto a 1.5-degree Celsius pathway. If we miss the 2030 milestone, making up for it later will be increasingly expensive or even __________. But with currently proposed actions, even the targets announced in recent ______, global _________ would barely _________ until 2030, leaving an enormous gap.

Solution

  1. months
  2. stabilize
  3. emissions
  4. impossible

Original Text

But it is the next nine years that will determine if we can achieve the target of net zero by mid-century. The first milestone is 2030. By then, emissions will need to be halved for the world to be brought onto a 1.5-degree Celsius pathway. If we miss the 2030 milestone, making up for it later will be increasingly expensive or even impossible. But with currently proposed actions, even the targets announced in recent months, global emissions would barely stabilize until 2030, leaving an enormous gap.

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