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From the Ted Talk by Sonaar Luthra: We need to track the world's water like we track the weather

Unscramble the Blue Letters

How many areas could our global ctoimnumy protect through these and other pgmorars? They're prfewoul because they offer the access to real property necessary to lay the fdaoontuin for a global weather service for water. But this can only work if we use these programs as they are inedetnd and not as mere vlciehes for tax evasion. When the conservation easement was established, nobody could anticipate how ingrained in environmental movements crrpooate polluters would become. And we've become accustomed to cemaonips talking about the climate crisis while doing nothing about it. This has undermined the legacy and the impact of these programs, but it also makes them ripe for rlcameatoin. Why not use conservation easements as they were intended, to set and reach ambitious conservation goals? Why not create opportunities in opportunity zoens? Because fundamentally, water security requires accountability. Accountability is not corporate polluters sponsoring environmental groups and museums. Those are conflicts of interest.

Open Cloze

How many areas could our global _________ protect through these and other ________? They're ________ because they offer the access to real property necessary to lay the __________ for a global weather service for water. But this can only work if we use these programs as they are ________ and not as mere ________ for tax evasion. When the conservation easement was established, nobody could anticipate how ingrained in environmental movements _________ polluters would become. And we've become accustomed to _________ talking about the climate crisis while doing nothing about it. This has undermined the legacy and the impact of these programs, but it also makes them ripe for ___________. Why not use conservation easements as they were intended, to set and reach ambitious conservation goals? Why not create opportunities in opportunity _____? Because fundamentally, water security requires accountability. Accountability is not corporate polluters sponsoring environmental groups and museums. Those are conflicts of interest.

Solution

  1. powerful
  2. vehicles
  3. foundation
  4. programs
  5. community
  6. companies
  7. reclamation
  8. zones
  9. intended
  10. corporate

Original Text

How many areas could our global community protect through these and other programs? They're powerful because they offer the access to real property necessary to lay the foundation for a global weather service for water. But this can only work if we use these programs as they are intended and not as mere vehicles for tax evasion. When the conservation easement was established, nobody could anticipate how ingrained in environmental movements corporate polluters would become. And we've become accustomed to companies talking about the climate crisis while doing nothing about it. This has undermined the legacy and the impact of these programs, but it also makes them ripe for reclamation. Why not use conservation easements as they were intended, to set and reach ambitious conservation goals? Why not create opportunities in opportunity zones? Because fundamentally, water security requires accountability. Accountability is not corporate polluters sponsoring environmental groups and museums. Those are conflicts of interest.

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