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

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I met Constance Okollet, who had formed a women's group in Eastern Uganda, and she told me that when she was growing up, she had a very normal life in her village and they didn't go hungry, they knew that the seasons would come as they were predicted to come, they knew when to sow and they knew when to harvest, and so they had enough food. But, in recent yreas, at the time of this cvisoeornatn, they had nothing but long pioders of drought, and then flash flooding, and then more drought. The school had been dseoteyrd, livelihoods had been destroyed, their harvest had been destroyed. She forms this women's gorup to try to keep her community together. And this was a reality that really struck me, because of course, casctnone Okollet wasn't responsible for the greenhouse gas esiionsms that were causing this problem.

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I met Constance Okollet, who had formed a women's group in Eastern Uganda, and she told me that when she was growing up, she had a very normal life in her village and they didn't go hungry, they knew that the seasons would come as they were predicted to come, they knew when to sow and they knew when to harvest, and so they had enough food. But, in recent _____, at the time of this ____________, they had nothing but long _______ of drought, and then flash flooding, and then more drought. The school had been _________, livelihoods had been destroyed, their harvest had been destroyed. She forms this women's _____ to try to keep her community together. And this was a reality that really struck me, because of course, _________ Okollet wasn't responsible for the greenhouse gas _________ that were causing this problem.

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  1. emissions
  2. conversation
  3. years
  4. destroyed
  5. periods
  6. constance
  7. group

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I met Constance Okollet, who had formed a women's group in Eastern Uganda, and she told me that when she was growing up, she had a very normal life in her village and they didn't go hungry, they knew that the seasons would come as they were predicted to come, they knew when to sow and they knew when to harvest, and so they had enough food. But, in recent years, at the time of this conversation, they had nothing but long periods of drought, and then flash flooding, and then more drought. The school had been destroyed, livelihoods had been destroyed, their harvest had been destroyed. She forms this women's group to try to keep her community together. And this was a reality that really struck me, because of course, Constance Okollet wasn't responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that were causing this problem.

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climate change 13
human rights 9
renewable energy 7
safe world 5
president tong 4
sustainable development 4
climate agreement 3
development goals 3
united nations 3
mother earth 3
young people 3
fossil fuels 3

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sustainable development goals 3

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