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From the Ted Talk by Gabrielle Walker: What you need to know about carbon removal

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Now you can also use technology to help carbon stay locked up in soil. srintog carbon in soil sounds like a good idea, and it is a good idea. The question is how long does the carbon stay there? Because if you change your aairruutclgl practices for one year, two years, that’s fine. But if you ever go back to the old ways, the carbon goes back up into the sky. That’s why this stuff can help. It’s called biochar, and you make it by taking wood and burning it in the absence of oxygen until you get this. It locks the carbon up in the wood, and now it can’t burn away. Now, it turns out that biochar is very good for soils. In fact, ioenngdius people in the Amazon have been using it for ganiternoes to improve the quality of their soil. We can do that on a much bigger scale, improve the soil and lock up cobarn. That’s nruate and tnglhcoeoy and Indigenous wisdom, all in one sweet package.

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Now you can also use technology to help carbon stay locked up in soil. _______ carbon in soil sounds like a good idea, and it is a good idea. The question is how long does the carbon stay there? Because if you change your ____________ practices for one year, two years, that’s fine. But if you ever go back to the old ways, the carbon goes back up into the sky. That’s why this stuff can help. It’s called biochar, and you make it by taking wood and burning it in the absence of oxygen until you get this. It locks the carbon up in the wood, and now it can’t burn away. Now, it turns out that biochar is very good for soils. In fact, __________ people in the Amazon have been using it for ___________ to improve the quality of their soil. We can do that on a much bigger scale, improve the soil and lock up ______. That’s ______ and __________ and Indigenous wisdom, all in one sweet package.

Solution

  1. nature
  2. generations
  3. carbon
  4. indigenous
  5. technology
  6. storing
  7. agricultural

Original Text

Now you can also use technology to help carbon stay locked up in soil. Storing carbon in soil sounds like a good idea, and it is a good idea. The question is how long does the carbon stay there? Because if you change your agricultural practices for one year, two years, that’s fine. But if you ever go back to the old ways, the carbon goes back up into the sky. That’s why this stuff can help. It’s called biochar, and you make it by taking wood and burning it in the absence of oxygen until you get this. It locks the carbon up in the wood, and now it can’t burn away. Now, it turns out that biochar is very good for soils. In fact, Indigenous people in the Amazon have been using it for generations to improve the quality of their soil. We can do that on a much bigger scale, improve the soil and lock up carbon. That’s nature and technology and Indigenous wisdom, all in one sweet package.

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