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"From the Ted Talk by James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change"

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I was fortunate to join NASA and successfully propose an experiment to fly to Venus. Our instrument took this igame of the veil of Venus, which turned out to be a smog of sulfuric acid. But while our instrument was being built, I became involved in calculations of the guenhsoree effect here on Earth, because we realized that our atmospheric composition was changing. Eventually, I resigned as principal investigator on our Venus eeimxnpert because a planet changing before our eyes is more inrtsineetg and ipromntat. Its changes will aecfft all of humanity.

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I was fortunate to join NASA and successfully propose an experiment to fly to Venus. Our instrument took this _____ of the veil of Venus, which turned out to be a smog of sulfuric acid. But while our instrument was being built, I became involved in calculations of the __________ effect here on Earth, because we realized that our atmospheric composition was changing. Eventually, I resigned as principal investigator on our Venus __________ because a planet changing before our eyes is more ___________ and _________. Its changes will ______ all of humanity.

Solution

  1. greenhouse
  2. important
  3. interesting
  4. affect
  5. image
  6. experiment

Original Text

I was fortunate to join NASA and successfully propose an experiment to fly to Venus. Our instrument took this image of the veil of Venus, which turned out to be a smog of sulfuric acid. But while our instrument was being built, I became involved in calculations of the greenhouse effect here on Earth, because we realized that our atmospheric composition was changing. Eventually, I resigned as principal investigator on our Venus experiment because a planet changing before our eyes is more interesting and important. Its changes will affect all of humanity.

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global warming 8
climate change 7
energy imbalance 5
fossil fuels 5
ice sheets 5
sea level 4
energy balance 3
greenhouse effect 3
white house 3
fossil fuel 3

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  35. venus