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equMatrixMatrix from Real Spelling 70 matrices disk

equ + ity ➔ equity

Greta uses this word word in this context:

According to the IPCC we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes.

In that time unprecedented changes in all aspects of society needs to have taken place including a reduction of our CO2 emissions by at least 50% and please note that those numbers do not include the aspect of equity which is absolutely necessary to make the Paris agreement work on a global scale.

Some semantic interpretations:

Discuss why many -- like Greta and supporters of the Green New Deal -- treat issues of equity as essential to a successful global climate crisis movement. Key to that discussion is the issue of which part of the world (developing or developed) have used up the global carbon budget.

Some possible orthographic investigations :

Explore how the orthographic denotation “same, equal, even” carried by the bound base <equ> informs words you can build from the matrix at right. For words with more than one base, explore Etymonline to find the orthographic denotation of the second base.

Potential writing challenge: Write a paragraph on the topic of the climate crisis with reference to Greta’s speech using multiple words represented from the <equ> matrix.