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From the Ted Talk by Mary Robinson: Why climate change is a threat to human rights

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Indeed, I was very struck about the sttiaioun in Malawi in January of this year. There was an utreecdneepnd flooding in the country, it covered about a third of the country, over 300 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands lost their livelihoods. And the average prsoen in Malawi emits about 80 kg of CO2 a year. The average US citizen emits about 17.5 metric tons. So those who are sfenfirug disproportionately don't drive cars, don't have electricity, don't conusme very significantly, and yet they are feeling more and more the impacts of the changes in the climate, the changes that are preventing them from knowing how to grow food properly, and knowing how to look after their frtuue. I think it was really the iocrnatmpe of the injustice that really struck me very forcibly.

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Indeed, I was very struck about the _________ in Malawi in January of this year. There was an _____________ flooding in the country, it covered about a third of the country, over 300 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands lost their livelihoods. And the average ______ in Malawi emits about 80 kg of CO2 a year. The average US citizen emits about 17.5 metric tons. So those who are _________ disproportionately don't drive cars, don't have electricity, don't _______ very significantly, and yet they are feeling more and more the impacts of the changes in the climate, the changes that are preventing them from knowing how to grow food properly, and knowing how to look after their ______. I think it was really the __________ of the injustice that really struck me very forcibly.

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Original Text

Indeed, I was very struck about the situation in Malawi in January of this year. There was an unprecedented flooding in the country, it covered about a third of the country, over 300 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands lost their livelihoods. And the average person in Malawi emits about 80 kg of CO2 a year. The average US citizen emits about 17.5 metric tons. So those who are suffering disproportionately don't drive cars, don't have electricity, don't consume very significantly, and yet they are feeling more and more the impacts of the changes in the climate, the changes that are preventing them from knowing how to grow food properly, and knowing how to look after their future. I think it was really the importance of the injustice that really struck me very forcibly.

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