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From the Ted Talk by Liz Hajek: What rivers can tell us about the earth's history

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So the landscapes that we live in on earth, as this material is being eroded from the mountains and transported to the sea, are wilgingg around all the time. They're cnghaing all the time, and we need to be able to understand these processes so we can manage and live sustainably on these lpcadnsaes. But it's hard to do if the only information we have is what's going on today at earth's surface. Right? We don't have a lot of observations. We only have 30 years' wroth of satellite photos, for example. We need more observations to understand these processes more. And adlnliadtoiy, we need to know how these landscapes are going to respond to changing climate and to changing land use as we ciounnte to occupy and modify earth's surface.

Open Cloze

So the landscapes that we live in on earth, as this material is being eroded from the mountains and transported to the sea, are ________ around all the time. They're ________ all the time, and we need to be able to understand these processes so we can manage and live sustainably on these __________. But it's hard to do if the only information we have is what's going on today at earth's surface. Right? We don't have a lot of observations. We only have 30 years' _____ of satellite photos, for example. We need more observations to understand these processes more. And ____________, we need to know how these landscapes are going to respond to changing climate and to changing land use as we ________ to occupy and modify earth's surface.

Solution

  1. changing
  2. landscapes
  3. continue
  4. worth
  5. additionally
  6. wiggling

Original Text

So the landscapes that we live in on earth, as this material is being eroded from the mountains and transported to the sea, are wiggling around all the time. They're changing all the time, and we need to be able to understand these processes so we can manage and live sustainably on these landscapes. But it's hard to do if the only information we have is what's going on today at earth's surface. Right? We don't have a lot of observations. We only have 30 years' worth of satellite photos, for example. We need more observations to understand these processes more. And additionally, we need to know how these landscapes are going to respond to changing climate and to changing land use as we continue to occupy and modify earth's surface.

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Important Words

  1. additionally
  2. changing
  3. climate
  4. continue
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  6. eroded
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  25. sustainably
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  30. wiggling
  31. worth