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From the Ted Talk by Joe Lassiter: We need nuclear power to solve climate change

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The overwhelming thing that we need to appreciate is the choice that China has made. China has made the choice, and will make the choice, to run on coal. The United States has an alternative. It can run on natural gas as a result of the iotvnnenis of fkicanrg and shale gas, which we have here. They provide an alternative. The OECD Europe has a cioche. It has renewables that it can afford to deploy in Germany because it's rich enough to afford to do it. The fercnh and the British show interest in nuclear power. Eastern Europe, still very hvleaiy committed to natural gas and to coal, and with nautral gas that comes from Russia, with all of its entanglements. China has many fewer cihoces and a much harder row to hoe.

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The overwhelming thing that we need to appreciate is the choice that China has made. China has made the choice, and will make the choice, to run on coal. The United States has an alternative. It can run on natural gas as a result of the __________ of ________ and shale gas, which we have here. They provide an alternative. The OECD Europe has a ______. It has renewables that it can afford to deploy in Germany because it's rich enough to afford to do it. The ______ and the British show interest in nuclear power. Eastern Europe, still very _______ committed to natural gas and to coal, and with _______ gas that comes from Russia, with all of its entanglements. China has many fewer _______ and a much harder row to hoe.

Solution

  1. choices
  2. fracking
  3. heavily
  4. choice
  5. inventions
  6. natural
  7. french

Original Text

The overwhelming thing that we need to appreciate is the choice that China has made. China has made the choice, and will make the choice, to run on coal. The United States has an alternative. It can run on natural gas as a result of the inventions of fracking and shale gas, which we have here. They provide an alternative. The OECD Europe has a choice. It has renewables that it can afford to deploy in Germany because it's rich enough to afford to do it. The French and the British show interest in nuclear power. Eastern Europe, still very heavily committed to natural gas and to coal, and with natural gas that comes from Russia, with all of its entanglements. China has many fewer choices and a much harder row to hoe.

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