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"From the Ted Talk by Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good"

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So the geart project of our generation, it seems to me, is to bilud for the first time, out of a global ethic and our galbol ability to communicate and organize together, a truly global seoctiy, built on that ethic but with institutions that can serve that global society and make for a different future. We have now, and are the first generation with, the power to do this. Take climate change. Is it not abtulolesy scandalous that we have a situation where we know that there is a climate change problem, where we know also that that will mean we have to give more reecousrs to the poorest countries to deal with that, when we want to create a global carbon market, but there is no global iinttiuston that people have been able to agree upon to deal with this problem? One of the things that has got to come out of cehopegann in the next few months is an agreement that there will be a global environmental institution that is able to deal with the poblmers of persuading the whole of the world to move along a climate-change agenda.

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So the _____ project of our generation, it seems to me, is to _____ for the first time, out of a global ethic and our ______ ability to communicate and organize together, a truly global _______, built on that ethic but with institutions that can serve that global society and make for a different future. We have now, and are the first generation with, the power to do this. Take climate change. Is it not __________ scandalous that we have a situation where we know that there is a climate change problem, where we know also that that will mean we have to give more _________ to the poorest countries to deal with that, when we want to create a global carbon market, but there is no global ___________ that people have been able to agree upon to deal with this problem? One of the things that has got to come out of __________ in the next few months is an agreement that there will be a global environmental institution that is able to deal with the ________ of persuading the whole of the world to move along a climate-change agenda.

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Original Text

So the great project of our generation, it seems to me, is to build for the first time, out of a global ethic and our global ability to communicate and organize together, a truly global society, built on that ethic but with institutions that can serve that global society and make for a different future. We have now, and are the first generation with, the power to do this. Take climate change. Is it not absolutely scandalous that we have a situation where we know that there is a climate change problem, where we know also that that will mean we have to give more resources to the poorest countries to deal with that, when we want to create a global carbon market, but there is no global institution that people have been able to agree upon to deal with this problem? One of the things that has got to come out of Copenhagen in the next few months is an agreement that there will be a global environmental institution that is able to deal with the problems of persuading the whole of the world to move along a climate-change agenda.

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