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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now finally, we can measure Earth's energy imbalance precisely by measuring the heat ctnnoet in Earth's heat reservoirs. The biggest reservoir, the ocean, was the least well measured, until more than 3,000 Argo floats were distributed around the world's ocean. These floats reveal that the ueppr half of the ocean is gaining heat at a substantial rate. The deep oaecn is also ginaing heat at a smaller rate, and energy is going into the net melting of ice all around the planet. And the land, to detphs of tens of meters, is also warming.

Open Cloze

Now finally, we can measure Earth's energy imbalance precisely by measuring the heat _______ in Earth's heat reservoirs. The biggest reservoir, the ocean, was the least well measured, until more than 3,000 Argo floats were distributed around the world's ocean. These floats reveal that the _____ half of the ocean is gaining heat at a substantial rate. The deep _____ is also _______ heat at a smaller rate, and energy is going into the net melting of ice all around the planet. And the land, to ______ of tens of meters, is also warming.

Solution

  1. upper
  2. content
  3. gaining
  4. depths
  5. ocean

Original Text

Now finally, we can measure Earth's energy imbalance precisely by measuring the heat content in Earth's heat reservoirs. The biggest reservoir, the ocean, was the least well measured, until more than 3,000 Argo floats were distributed around the world's ocean. These floats reveal that the upper half of the ocean is gaining heat at a substantial rate. The deep ocean is also gaining heat at a smaller rate, and energy is going into the net melting of ice all around the planet. And the land, to depths of tens of meters, is also warming.

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