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

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The good news is that change is happening, and it's happening very fast. Here in ciaolrfina, there's a very ambitious emissions target to cut emissions. In haiawi, they're passing legislation to have 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. And governments are very ambitious around the world. In Costa Rica, they have cmitetomd to being carbon-neutral by 2021. In Ethiopia, the commitment is to be carbon-neutral by 2027. Apple have pledged that their factories in cnhia will use rwabeenle energy. And there is a race on at the moment to convert electricity from tidal and wave poewr, in order that we can leave the coal in the ground. And that change is both welcome and is happening very rapidly. But it's still not enough, and the ptiicolal will is still not enough.

Open Cloze

The good news is that change is happening, and it's happening very fast. Here in __________, there's a very ambitious emissions target to cut emissions. In ______, they're passing legislation to have 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. And governments are very ambitious around the world. In Costa Rica, they have _________ to being carbon-neutral by 2021. In Ethiopia, the commitment is to be carbon-neutral by 2027. Apple have pledged that their factories in _____ will use _________ energy. And there is a race on at the moment to convert electricity from tidal and wave _____, in order that we can leave the coal in the ground. And that change is both welcome and is happening very rapidly. But it's still not enough, and the _________ will is still not enough.

Solution

  1. political
  2. committed
  3. california
  4. hawaii
  5. power
  6. china
  7. renewable

Original Text

The good news is that change is happening, and it's happening very fast. Here in California, there's a very ambitious emissions target to cut emissions. In Hawaii, they're passing legislation to have 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. And governments are very ambitious around the world. In Costa Rica, they have committed to being carbon-neutral by 2021. In Ethiopia, the commitment is to be carbon-neutral by 2027. Apple have pledged that their factories in China will use renewable energy. And there is a race on at the moment to convert electricity from tidal and wave power, in order that we can leave the coal in the ground. And that change is both welcome and is happening very rapidly. But it's still not enough, and the political will is still not enough.

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