Text Completion- Climate Change

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Text Completion- Climate Change

    In reality, most of us on this planet would rather preserve civilization than destroy it with climate change. To think of climate change as something that we are doing, instead of something we are being prevented from _____________, _______________ the very ideology of the fossil-fuel economy that we are trying to transform.

    1. accomplishing, bolsters
    2. undoing, perpetuates
    3. revoking, counters
    4. ratifying, thwarts

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (B)

Detailed Solution

The first sentence states that most of us are against destroying the planet with climate change.

From second sentence, we understand that (a) we are trying to transform the fossil-fuel economy, and (b) that we should not think of climate change as something that we are doing.

Looking at the options for blank 1, we see that 'accomplishing' and 'ratifying' are ruled out right away. Climate change is not something that we are trying to accomplish or ratify, and being prevented from doing so. 'Revoking' (officially reversing/cancelling something) does not fit the given context. Only 'undoing' fits.

This leaves us with 'perpetuates' for blank 2. Note here, that while 'bolsters' also works for blank 2, but 'accomplishing' doesn't fit blank 1. So, option A is ruled out.

To think of climate change as something that we are doing, instead of something that we are being prevented from undoing perpetuates the very ideology of the fossil-fuel economy that we are trying to transform.

Correct Answer: B



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