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

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Now the tragedy about climate change is that we can solve it with a silmpe, honest arcoppah of a gradually rising carbon fee collected from fossil fuel cpmoaiens and distributed 100 percnet electronically every month to all lagel residents on a per capita bisas, with the government not keeping one dime. Most people would get more in the monthly dividend than they'd pay in increased prices. This fee and dividend would stimulate the economy and innovations, creating millions of jobs. It is the principal requirement for minovg us rapidly to a clean energy future.

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Now the tragedy about climate change is that we can solve it with a ______, honest ________ of a gradually rising carbon fee collected from fossil fuel _________ and distributed 100 _______ electronically every month to all _____ residents on a per capita _____, with the government not keeping one dime. Most people would get more in the monthly dividend than they'd pay in increased prices. This fee and dividend would stimulate the economy and innovations, creating millions of jobs. It is the principal requirement for ______ us rapidly to a clean energy future.

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Original Text

Now the tragedy about climate change is that we can solve it with a simple, honest approach of a gradually rising carbon fee collected from fossil fuel companies and distributed 100 percent electronically every month to all legal residents on a per capita basis, with the government not keeping one dime. Most people would get more in the monthly dividend than they'd pay in increased prices. This fee and dividend would stimulate the economy and innovations, creating millions of jobs. It is the principal requirement for moving us rapidly to a clean energy future.

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

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