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How could where someone lives affect their opinion about “building back greener”?

Top tips:

  • To help, you should think about the answers to these questions: can you see the effects of climate change where you live? How?
  • We want to hear about your experience where you live. The best comments will answer the question and explain why your experiences have led to your opinion.
  • A cluster conversation is small group of 30 schools that you will get to know really well. Try to reply to other people, ask questions about their answers and learn more about what life is like where they live.
  • A new cluster conversation question will be posted every Monday.
  • You can use this to help start your answer, "People's opinion about "building back greener" could be affected by where they live because... Where I live..."

Comments (92)

  • global-conversation.png fearless_tiger | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
    03 May 2021

    I live in Nigeria where the effect of green house emmission is seriously felt for the following reasons, in my country the economy is so bad that there's poverty allover the place due to corruption and bad government.There is epileptic power supply, that people continue the use of gasoline generators and fire wood with it's resultant effects of fumes and noise pollution. Looking at the situation in my country where children are kidnapped from their schools and parents killed and raped in their farms, the resultant effect is hunger, which doesn't give for a healthy society. We all know that it is good government with good polices, that ensure that her citizens are protected, by way of awareness creation, economic empowerment, Job creation etc.

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    1. global-conversation.png trustworthy_planet | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
      fearless_tiger's comment 04 May 2021

      The situation in your country saddens me. I hope that the youth of which you are a part will take over to deal with economic and ecological questions.

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      1. global-conversation.png fearless_tiger | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
        trustworthy_planet's comment 06 May 2021

        Thanks my dear, we the up coming youths will surely change
        the narrative which can only be achieved by creating awareness, since we got to where we are through human activities. This calls for emergency change of attitude. We also thank the scientists and our educators though whom we are now aware and to act.

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  • global-conversation.png amusing_meaning | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    03 May 2021

    People's opinion about "building back greener" could be affected where they live because where I live is a government reserved area that check mate all the infrastructural activities such as roads, water,electricity which were planned in such a way that erosion control is checkmated,refuse dump is controlled, trees where planted where necessary in such a way that green areas were preserved and protected.

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_tiger | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
    04 May 2021

    Where i live in Nigeria (Gwagwalada), we see and feel the effects of climate change. The weather is always excessively hot, irrespective of the season, which is as a result of climate change. This is to the extent that people are forced to sleep outside their homes, because the walls, the floors are all unbearably hot even at night.
    The water wells which the source of water to majority of the people dry up in January, forcing everyone to use water that is not certified safe for domestic use, since we have limited alternative,hence exposure to deseases. On the other hand those that can afford generators within thesame environment use them and continually pollute the air and even sound, making the environment un inhabitable. The planting seasons have also been distorted that farmers some times plant, and supprised to see their germinated crops dry up, unlike in the past.

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  • global-conversation.png artistic_mood | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2021

    First: According to my opinion, the conditions that encourage us to face pollution that are The presence of workers and educated people who can eliminate this problem through their ideas and projects.
    Secondly :: Likewise, according to my opinion, the conditions that do not encourage work to eliminate pollution are: The economic situation in Gaza (the lack of necessary materials to eliminate pollution), as well as the material situation is zero in Gaza. some people said that " I need to work to help my poor familly , its not the time for climate change"😐
    How will we eliminate pollution ???which is the important hungry or climate change?

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_studio | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    04 May 2021

    Where I live in Nigeria definitely affects my opinion about “ building back greener” this is because it gives me a first hand information on the negative impact of engaging in environment damaging practices. We currently experience poor air quality, unusual high temperature and irregular rainfall.

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    1. global-conversation.png rhetorical_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
      proactive_studio's comment 05 May 2021

      agree with you ,
      And that's why we have to raise people awareness about the danger of the situation ,
      It is one of the biggest problems that make make someone less worried and reduce their participation in combating global warming .
      I hope so ...

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  • global-conversation.png affable_sparrow | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2021

    Yes, in my country (Gaza), I can clearly see the negative effects of climate change, as the decrease in precipitation rates accompanied by high temperatures and this will lead to water insecurity and agriculture will also suffer, but if I live in other countries of course there will be some difference in My answer, for example, there are countries that have rivers and oceans that break up the ice that covers them prematurely and shrink the glaciers, and this goes back according to where you live the person .

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  • global-conversation.png gutsy_climate | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    04 May 2021

    How could were someone lives affect their opinion about building back greener?

    Where I Live, Kaduna, Nigeria has been affected by climate change. Heat is increasing, diseases are rising, trees are being cut without replacement. In my opinion we need to start building back greener now by planting more trees to stop deforestation and managing our waste through recycling to reduce heat or else in few years to come, with the increase of global warming the coming generation will be badly affected.

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    1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
      gutsy_climate's comment 05 May 2021

      Hello gusty_climate i have a question to ask i do you think that climate chnage is Aalso acffecting your weather because according to google
      "Nigeria's climate has been changing, evident in: increases in temperature; variable rainfall; rise in sea level and flooding; drought and desertification; land degradation; more frequent extreme weather events; affected fresh water resources and loss of biodiversity." Do you agree?

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  • global-conversation.png hardworking_truth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    04 May 2021

    I think where someone lives can affect his opinion on building back greener. I, for example I live in Nigeria where our main export product is crude oil so if other countries begin building back greener they will stop buying crude oil from us and our country will become even poorer and if we start building back greener while we have lost our main export our country will have a massive loss because its going to be too expensive to do after we stop selling crude oil, thats why where a person lives affects his opinion on building back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png trustworthy_planet | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    04 May 2021

    Global warming is a scourge that is gradually devastating our planet. We should have a unified and stable opinion about this crisis, to be able to stop it by joining our forces. But unfortunately, this is not the case.

    In my country, Tunisia, the effects of this climate crisis are being felt. The temperature rises,and the weather is out of order, ... But no one seems to care. A few voices are sometimes raised, but that is still insufficient. Tunisians aren't aware of these problems. People only care about their business and their financial situation, which would be severely affected if they abandoned their cars and gas stoves for greener but more expensive machines.

    But in regions likes Scandinavia, global warming is practically at the center of the debates and this is thanks to the mobilization of the young environment activists. We all remember the speech of the young Swedish Greta Thunberg, who supported by her friends, stood up to the most important heads of state regarding ecological problems.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/23/greta-thunberg-speech-un-2019-address

    In short, opinions about global warming differ according to age and awareness rate. If the entire world population were educated from an early age to respect the land, then we would all have a unified opinion and a common will to curb the climate crisis.

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    1. global-conversation.png secure_idea | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
      trustworthy_planet's comment 04 May 2021

      I liked your comment trustworthy_planet, but you said that no one cares about global warming in Tunisia, I desadree this idea because there's people who support "Building back greener" in the country, even in schools teachers are encouraging kids to Build back greener. But as you said most of people cares about the pandemic or their business and their financial situation.

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      1. global-conversation.png trustworthy_planet | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
        secure_idea's comment 05 May 2021

        Thank you for your comment but I said that there are few voices raised. So there is talking about building back greener in Tunisia but isn't sufficient.

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  • global-conversation.png adventurous_tradition | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    04 May 2021

    The environment you live may actually have effect on your decision making either positively or negatively, but all that depends on your mind set. Living with people that are inclined about building back greener could influence your opinion especially when you see how beautiful and cool their environment is.In Nigeria where I live, the effect of natural disasters like flood infertile soil and the activities of herds men is the major set back, further more, most of the people are not enlightened, thus if you don’t have strong inclination you will be discouraged their for a high degree of public awareness of the benefits of building back greener could be the solution.

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    1. global-conversation.png creative_lemon | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      adventurous_tradition's comment 05 May 2021

      I agree that degree of public awareness of the benefits of building back greener could be the solution.

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    2. global-conversation.png loving_wilddog | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      adventurous_tradition's comment 05 May 2021

      I feel sorry when I hear about natural disasters like flood infertile soil

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_editor | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2021

    In my opinion, we in Gaza Strip suffer from a difficult economic situation. Therefore, for example, it is difficult for us to use energy-saving electrical appliances because they are more expensive and not accessible to everyone.
    Also , people have increased awareness and education, which helped them to be more saving, sustainable and better for the environment.
    They changed their behavior because of information about drink water and cancer due to pollution.
    Lets think how much knowledge has affect on simple person with a comparative with educated person?

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  • global-conversation.png involved_peak | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2021

    Opinions about global warming differ according awareness rate and age . If the entire world population were educated from an early age to respect the land , then we would all have have a unified opinion and a commen will to curb the climate crisis .

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    1. global-conversation.png freespirited_potato | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
      involved_peak's comment 06 May 2021

      The uneducated and the public can still be educated about the effects of climate change through the media

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  • global-conversation.png crafty_guitar | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2021

    Hello. I think TV series and movies can interfere in the cause of climate change, for example: they present a movie about what will happen in the year 2050, and the main focus of this movie is the climate and its impact due to the recklessness of previous generations. What do you think of my idea. Do you really think it will change the climate someday?

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      crafty_guitar's comment 05 May 2021

      Thank you for your idea crafty_guitar - do you think the movies are the cause or do you think movies are trying to raise awareness about what could happen if we don't start to change our approach to climate change?

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          artistic_mood's comment 05 May 2021

          Can you give some examples?

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  • global-conversation.png quiet_clam | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    04 May 2021

    In my country, Tunisia, the climate change effect can be visible to people as there is a remarkable temperature rise during the winter period. People are more and more aware of this situation. At the same time, we don't see effective actions taken by authorities.
    In my opinion, the lack of interest in building back greener in Tunisia is mainly affected by people's focus on primary needs due to the economic and political crisis that our country is going through.

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  • global-conversation.png affectionate_snake | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2021

    How might the place where someone lives influence their opinion of "building back greener"?

    Hello everyone, for me, a place can affect a person in terms of thinking. If a person lives in an upscale city equipped with the latest versions of technology that helps the environment, he will say yes, what a wonderful thing, he will tell himself that I am sitting on the community doing nothing while they are doing! He will automatically start thinking about something that he can help with the development. But if the person is in a simple, uneducated society, there will be nothing to encourage him to do help or at least publish his topic, he will remain firmly in his place and he does not care, perhaps the person who lives in the city may help him, but if he helped him and his village developed into the example of the city, they will compete for who is better. Man is in his nature "selfish", in my country of Palestine, specifically Gaza City (where I live), the effects of climate change are noticeably visible, but because of our lack of education, people do not know that they are the effects of climate change! Yes, they do not know that they say, for example, about the noticeable increase in temperature (it is a normal thing every year, the temperature increases in the summer), which leads to impeding their work and their work, and they repeat together (what a bad weather!) They do not know that they are the cause of the destruction of their homes. Usually when it is The weather is hot and the crops will be damaged or it will rain, and the crops will drown. People say, “We are in a city ..” They do not know that when they go they will face the same difficulties and maybe worse, this is in Gaza. But for example if I am in “Europe” of course my answer will be different because every continent or A country that has its own effect according to its weather, in Gaza the temperature rises, crops die and the water percentage decreases, in Europe the temperature drops and the weather becomes harsh, no matter how countries and revolutions change and the effects change, the same problem will remain, "harmful climate change", I will not say I hope to see development and. ... and ... because everyone wishes and there is no one to achieve !! I hope ... because things are getting worse.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_idea | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    04 May 2021

    One of the areas that the notion of ‘building back greener’ most resonates with is the idea of either rebuilding existing amenities or improving them along sustainable lines.
    People's opinion about "building back greener" could be affected by where they live like in the cold regions, global warming is practically at the center of the debates and this is thanks to the mobilization of the young environment activists.
    Where I live, Tunisia, the effects of this climate crisis are being felt and the weather became out of order. Most of Tunisian doesn't care about that they only care about the pandemic or about their business, which would be severely affected if they abandoned their cars and gas stoves for greener but more expensive machines.

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_cheetah | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
    05 May 2021

    how could where someone live affect their opinion about building back greeners.
    I live in Nigeria, Abuja. the environment one live will tells your opinion either positive or negative.abuja is affected by climate change through the following,no rainfall , increase of diseases and heat,etc . and the increase of heat is cause by the cutting of trees with out replacement.in my own opinion the idea to build back greeners is a good idea.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    05 May 2021

    Hello gusty_climate i have a question to ask do you think that climate chnage is Aalso acffecting your weather because according to google
    "Nigeria's climate has been changing, evident in: increases in temperature; variable rainfall; rise in sea level and flooding; drought and desertification; land degradation; more frequent extreme weather events; affected fresh water resources and loss of biodiversity." Do you agree?

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  • global-conversation.png creative_lemon | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    Some people think that climate change is dangerous and some people think that it is simple and can coexist with it, but the most acceptable fact for people is that climate change is a reality and that human activities are the cause The main thing is that, but the United Nations is constantly monitoring climate change and providing detailed reports on it. I think the reports of UN efforts are not enough. Do you think how many people read these reports of UN about pollution or climate change?

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  • global-conversation.png artistic_mood | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    First: According to my opinion, the conditions that encourage us to face pollution that are The presence of workers and educated people who can eliminate this problem through their ideas and projects.
    Secondly :: Likewise, according to my opinion, the conditions that do not encourage work to eliminate pollution are: The economic situation in Gaza (the lack of necessary materials to eliminate pollution), as well as the material situation is zero in Gaza. some people said that " I need to work to help my poor familly , its not the time for climate change"😐
    How will we eliminate pollution ???which is the important hungry or climate change?

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    1. global-conversation.png freespirited_potato | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
      artistic_mood's comment 06 May 2021

      Can you work to support your family and at the same time help build back greener

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  • global-conversation.png loving_wilddog | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    I think the surrounding environment affects his opinion about how environmental pollution and back to the green environment feel that the first influential family when you raise the child on a positive or negative behavior towards the environment, this affects the future. Do you think our parents care about green back builder?

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_skill | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    According to me , I think there are reasons
    First, the economy in the Gaza Strip is weak and discouraging to face pollution ...
    The high unemployment in Gaza has an impact on the economy, and this affects the correct treatment of pollution ....
    Lack of tools needed to combat pollution and it is hard to export or import tools from foreign countries, as this has a great impact on facing pollution in the Gaza Strip because of political issues.
    Does the political system has main effects on the people opinion toward climate change ?

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    1. global-conversation.png tenacious_seahorse | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      jolly_skill's comment 05 May 2021

      I agree with you, the economy is bad in Gaza, but there are simple and inexpensive solutions, such as planting trees and using cardboard instead of plastic, because it is easy to decompose.

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_skill | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    what is the opinion of your friend about this problem?

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  • global-conversation.png best_orca | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    I think that the school is the first influence to cultivate belongingness within the child towards the environment, as in my school the Environment Club had a positive impact on students through the following initiatives. * Plant a tree initiative
    * The initiative of my mother, my hand, my hand
    * Draw your smile initiative
    Holding seminars, meetings and video presentations urging belonging to the environment and its preservation
    Displaying paintings on classroom and school walls about preserving the school environment
    Organizing exhibitions and festivals to preserve the environment and encourage belonging to it
    Field visits to various centers in the environment
    My question to you, how does your schools affect students to return to the green environment?

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    1. global-conversation.png tenacious_seahorse | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      best_orca's comment 05 May 2021

      I agree with you that seminars, meetings and video presentations encourage the community to come to terms with the environment

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  • global-conversation.png romantic_eel | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    Climate change is a big problem in human life, as I have taken some people's opinions from me about climate change, such as our neighbor farmer, and he answered me saying that he may be affected very much by climate change because when the temperatures rise, it may damage a lot of crops and the opinion of the owner of the chicken breeder was what It is similar to the farmer's opinion that when the temperature rises, he may have very large losses, which is the death of many chickens. Also, my mother asked what you think of climate change, and she answered me that it is harmful to our health and human health, so we have to solve this problem, and in most cases the general opinion of everyone is that climate change is working On the destruction of the environment and the destruction of mankind, as I think about climate change is that he is working to destroy the economy in the country and also the head of state has a great role in solving this problem and must solve it as soon as
    But, unfortunately, they are very neglected in this issue, and also climate change is an important issue that everyone should take care of and solve before the deterioration of the situation in the world. And you also, reader, tell me what do you think about the issue of climate change? And what does climate change harm you?

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  • global-conversation.png tenacious_seahorse | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    We suffer in the Gaza Strip from many environmental problems,
    Therefore, it is difficult for us to reconcile with the environment and eliminate pollution
    Which causes diseases and negatively affects human life.

    There are simple attempts to preserve the environment and return to nature, such as planting trees, not using harmful fuels for the environment, issuing decisions and instructions to protect the environment through television programs, conferences, and via social media, and setting special provisions for the preservation of the environment and the management of harmful and dangerous materials.
    Does your country have procedures for preservation and return to nature?

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      tenacious_seahorse's comment 05 May 2021

      Good question, tenacious_seahorse!

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    2. global-conversation.png rhetorical_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
      tenacious_seahorse's comment 05 May 2021

      Thank you for your participation ,
      I am really glad to see that people from many countries are doing their best to eradicate the crisis .
      If we continue with this rithm , there is hope of winning and seeing the earth clean and beautiful as before , and even more ...

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  • global-conversation.png rhetorical_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    05 May 2021

    In my opinion, the judgment of "Building Back Greener" of someone will be certainly influenced by where he lives, for the simple reason which is that Climate Change will not affect all places in the same way. The more it will have an impact, the more people's reaction will be urgent ... for example, there's a large difference between the reaction of someone who lives in the North Pole, who fears the dissapearance of where he lives , seeing the animals that serve them as food losing their habitats and dying ... and a citizen of US who feels a bit hotter than usual , and even if it's nothing and eminently bearable , he can easily turn on his air conditioner then everything is settled ... That's why we have to raise people's awareness about the danger of the situation , and tell them that while they are living their best life in a total comfort , there are people ,animals , plants , and other creatures struggling to survive in this crisis . And it's our responsibility to help them and ourselves by Building Back Greener .

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    1. global-conversation.png adventurous_tradition | Usra Academy | Nigeria
      rhetorical_engineer's comment 05 May 2021

      Absolutely correct, I agree with that 👍🏻

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    2. global-conversation.png steady_performance | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      rhetorical_engineer's comment 06 May 2021

      I agree with you, because every country differs from another country according to its location, so the reaction differs, because there are countries that were affected a lot, so they searched the issue immediately, and started to spread awareness among citizens, and there is a country that does not have a great impact, so it did not care about the topic.

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  • global-conversation.png rhetorical_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    05 May 2021

    I agree with you ,
    And that's why we have to raise people awareness about the danger of the situation ,
    It is one of the biggest problems that make make someone less worried and reduce their participation in combating global warming .
    I hope so ...

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  • global-conversation.png frank_vegetable | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2021

    Encouraging purposeful art and building in an organized scientific manner, revealing students' energies and creativity, by focusing on a vital topic, which is the fight against environmental pollution.I believe that actors, singers and painters have a role in influencing fans to save and donate to fight pollution.Are there successful initiatives for artists to influence citizens?

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  • global-conversation.png diligent_peach | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    05 May 2021

    I woke up at dawn and I realized something strange.As we all know ,in Ghana 🇬🇭,at dawn,the weather is very cold but this time the weather was rather warm and I was very surprised 😲 how it came about . The only thought that came to my mind was,is this how complicated this climate change is? Is it really that “bad”.Seriously ,our leaders should make a drastic decision to combat this climate change before it gets out of 🤚 🤚 .I will like to suggest to you my fellow students that let us watch a cartoon named Moana and compare 🧐🧐it to the climate change issue and share any lessons🤔 that we can derive from it 🙏🙏

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  • global-conversation.png elated_bat | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    I believe that social media is a powerful tool that is able to influence people and inspire them with the newest and most creative ideas to help improve and save the environment and overcome the obstacles that affect it in order to reduce the pollution. Useful documentary films and programs highlight the importance of saving the environment. It has its own influence over people convincing them to take real actions towards the environment with love and passion. Social media like facebook has the power in spreading a wider influence and increasing awareness on followers turning them into influential individuals in the community who are able to make change by holding campaigns on a large scale in different locations to improve the environment, togethor and hand in hand, to rise to a better and friendly environment .. would a day come when all people reach full awareness to create and live in
    a better green environment?Do you think social media can motivated people to discover the environmenal problems?

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  • global-conversation.png elated_badger | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    06 May 2021

    I think that where someone. lives can influence their opinion about building back greener massively. For me I live in Ghana where it is a tropical county. We experience the following effects of climate change :
    1. We experience global warming .
    2. We experience changes in the seasonal patterns. In Ghana there are two major seasons the rainy season and the dry/harmattan season. These seasons can be delayed by climate change .
    3. Weather predictions occur at unexpected times.
    4. It decrease fish resources in large lakes due to high temperatures.
    5. It causes increase in diseases like cerebro spinal meningitis in ares of the country where it is usually hot.
    So how I think about building back greener and the decisions the government takes about building back greener will differ from someone who lives in the dry zone, temperate zone ,cold zone and polar zone.

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  • global-conversation.png focused_river | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    Global warming will affect the Middle East in a big way, despite the fact that the waste rate of the people of the prosperous countries of Camarica is much greater than that of the people of the Middle East countries, as it reaches 7.5 tons per capita.

    In my country, Palestine, one of the regions most affected in the Middle East by global warming, waste per person is 0.7 tons per person, and this is a big difference ...

    I think that reactions will differ greatly regarding this problem, and that the people who are most aware of it are the ones affected the most, like the countries of the Middle East, and the least affected are the people in which the people will be uninterested and ignore the problem ..

    I live in the Gaza Strip, where we have a very high population density. We do not have sufficient resources for the high density ratio, and most of us do not have sufficient awareness despite the large percentage of Gaza affected, as it was:
    The decline of rainwater, the increase in the salinity of the water, and the large number of pollution and diseases, as the Gaza sea shore is considered the most example of pollution as they pour sewage water into it.

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  • global-conversation.png focused_river | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    The issue of climate change in Palestine has become of great importance, and awareness has increased in light of the rapid changes in the Palestinian climate, that global warming is the cause of many of the negative effects that have affected large sectors of Palestinian life such as water, agriculture, health, food security and Other .
    We also notice this problem greatly.

    My country, the State of Palestine, has a limited impact on the issue of climate change, but it is located within the eastern Mediterranean region that is most affected by climate change.
    Here the problem completes:
    Few emissions with many negative impacts

    The percentage of climate pollution in Palestine is less than 1% compared to other countries, and the emissions per capita in Palestine are very low, as it was estimated in 2011 at 0.8 tons of carbon dioxide emissions - the cause of global warming - in contrast 7.5 tons per capita globally, and the debate arose recently about the new climate phenomena in the Palestinian territories, and it has become clear that it is directly related to a global problem that changes the course of the globe and threatens its security in many vital sectors.

    The phenomenon of climate change in Palestine has great effects that have clearly emerged during the past years, and these phenomena have been represented by desertification, an increase in the number of droughts and soil degradation, and climate change has led to a rise in the minimum and maximum temperatures in summer and their decrease in the winter, in addition to the increase in hot summer days. In this regard, the Environmental Quality Authority confirmed that climate change was the reason behind the severe heat waves and extreme weather that struck Palestine in the summer of 2015.

    Water sources in Palestine are the most affected by the phenomenon of global warming, as it had a clear effect on changing the seasonal rate of rains and the decrease in their quantities, as the rate of rainfall during the period 2003-2010 was less than the historical average, and the number of times of heavy rain spells increased. The chances of flooding increased, especially in crowded cities with modest rainwater drainage networks, and droughts and high temperatures led to a decrease in water levels in the Jordan River and the Dead Sea.

    Palestine is also exposed to thunderstorms, which have had a negative impact on agricultural production, which exacerbated the economic and social problems in terms of increasing poverty and instability, especially among local farmers, who do not receive adequate support from the official authorities.

    And one of the most harmful effects on the Palestinian environment as a result of climate change is the wave of devastating fires that struck Haifa, Jerusalem and other cities, devouring trees and forests, this wave of fires.

    In terms of food security in Palestine, it was affected greatly in previous seasons as a result of climate change, as heavy rain and snow spells led to the death of poultry, sheep and cows on farms, which raised demand and reduced supply, and led to higher prices in specific seasons. The global effects of the spread of drought a few years ago led to a rise in global grain prices, and the Palestinian economy was affected by it, and the purchasing power decreased.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_map | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    Hello, I from in Palestine. I want to talk about how the inhabitants of Palestine suffer from climate changes. The inhabitants of Palestine suffer from extreme cold, as every year the winter comes much colder than the year before it. In the past, the winter was cold and some rain fell, but now the winter is very cold and it falls. Snow and rain, which led to poor agricultural crops in Palestine, for example, the city of Gaza is famous for growing strawberries and exporting them because the winter is moderate in temperature, where it is very cold and some rain falls, but now farmers may suffer from strawberry crops damage due to snowfall on the crops, which leads to their corruption, which led To the weakness of Gaza's economy

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  • global-conversation.png calm_gazelle | Al-Madeina Al- Monawara Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    Extending the enjoyment of a healthy life Lower rates of depression Reducing stress levels Increased resistance to common colds Enjoying better mental and physical health Improve cardiovascular health, and reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease Coping skills improve during difficult and stressful times

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  • global-conversation.png bright_blackberry | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    In my opinion , the place in which a person lives affects his opinion that " Building back greener " according to the climate and topography of the place in which he lives and according to peoples interests in the climate and is changes and in preserving the environment , as well ae the extent of peoples awareness and opinions on the topic of " Building back greener " and their thinking about it affects a persons opinion .

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  • global-conversation.png assertive_eagle | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    06 May 2021

    Some of our responses to our environment are influenced by experiences, knowledge and culture. Although the importance of environmental risk factors has been clearly demonstrated by many disasters, they are often paid limited attention in the aftermath events on the assumption that they require long term planning and management processes coupled with the insecurity and poverty level .

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  • global-conversation.png innovative_argument | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    1. 2021
    2.f
    Urbanization and an underlying lack of understanding of the downsides brought about by pollution
    4.Fake news always negatively affects society
    part two:
    1., B, D, f,
    2.Friends Because we spend most of our time with friends, otherwise we like to imitate a best friend
    the third part:
    1.Of course, one person does not affect the climate, like taking a drop of water from the ocean will not affect it
    2.No, it is not a requirement, it is society that affects the most
    3.I agree with you, because most people are not aware of the seriousness of pollution, and other than that, green is beautiful and brings positive energy, contrary to its merits.

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  • global-conversation.png courageous_starfruit | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    06 May 2021

    We have shown that the opinions of others alter a very basic mechanism of the human brain that reflects an immediate change in our values.
    We can be affected by social media influencers, governments or people around us.

    In my country, climate change has cast a shadow over Tunisia which since mid-June has known an unprecetended heat wave during which temperatures reached record levels.
    The most common opinion is "I just need any job to feed my family. I don't care if it's working with green business or not."
    People are not interested in climate change and how we could change the world. Influencers and governments are focusing on the pandemic . But we also don't have to forget that my country is facing economic crisis. And that's a reason why people are not interacting in green businesses.

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  • global-conversation.png diplomatic_orca | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 May 2021

    In Gaza, we suffer a lot from environmental pollution, environmental problems, and other non-environmental problems such as economic problems. We are trying to eliminate environmental problems by planting trees and not using fuel in abundance. In my opinion, too, cooperation has a role in eliminating these problems

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  • global-conversation.png freespirited_potato | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    07 May 2021

    People's opinion about building back greener can be affected because where l live people practice the act of Alluvial mining. Because of lack of jobs in the country for the youth they turn to do this to cater for themselves. The worst part of it is that they use poisonous chemicals to mine the resources which affect the fertility of the soil. This situation leads to poor condition for plants to grow

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  • global-conversation.png entertaining_orange | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
    07 May 2021

    The effects of global warming are not so prevalent where I specifically, however, in other areas of China, its effects are much more prevalent. As Li Jing from the website ‘The Third Pole’ states, the Chinese government attempts to position itself as a global leader in solving global warming. I think this is because climate change effects all areas differently. Someone nearer to one of the poles may feel a much more significant change in temperature, and we may only see a barely noticeable change.

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  • global-conversation.png thoughtful_knowledge | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    07 May 2021

    Climate Change: Different Perspectives On A Vital Issue:
    I personally believe that people are more influenced by their family members and friends because those are the people whom they trust with secrets and can even trust them with their lives .So I really think that everyone would be influenced by their loved ones more than strangers even when it involves something as big as the climate crisis that we're dealing with today.

    Besides, I think that the place, where people live, can majorly affect the way they think and especially the way they deal with this global problem. For instance, some people believe that it doesn't even exist as, where they live, nothing has changed and some people don't believe stuff until they see it in front of them. That's why, we should spread awareness as much as we can.

    On the other hand, some people are going through a lot : some of them lost their homes, some of them have been struggling because of the damage caused by floods and earthquakes and many other disasters and most of those are mainly happening because of the big change in the climate that we are dealing with today.

    Personally, I think that this is a big reason why our planet is divided between people who actually do what they can to help and people who don't even care. And the worst thing about that is that we have to stick together and help each other because only if all of us are united, that we can get through this vital issue.

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  • global-conversation.png unconventional_sparrow | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 May 2021

    People opinion about "building back greener" coud be affected by weher they live.
    Because where I live, opinions differ on this issue from one region to another inside my country due to the political situation. In the Gaza Strip, people’s opinions here differ from them in Jerusalem and the West Bank and from the rest of the homeland as the country here is subject to more than one authority, and every part differs from the other in terms of dealing with the same issue. Even what a person produces from pollution varies from one place to another.
    Let’s talk about the Gaza Strip I live in. Even here, opinions differ. Yes, the Gaza Strip suffers from unemployment, poverty, suffocating population density, blockade, lack of resources and negativity of a good portion of its population towards the issue we are talking about. Chemical fertilizers, for example, farmers tend to produce natural animal fertilizers.Another example due to fuel shortage reseidents tended to use altamativ energy, solar energy , to generate electricity .
    So sometimes, due to the lack of industrial resources, we turn to a side that serves the environment from where we do not know.
    Let us mention another example, which is the problem of unemployment. We find that some of the projects supporting the sector work to employ workers, which we call disguised unemployment, as they serve in cleaning areas and streets and collecting waste, and this had a positive role in serving the environment.
    In addition, there is consensus among the majority of the population not to burn waste due to the inconvenience and pollution it causes, in addition to the fact that a part of them works in recycling waste.
    It is worth noting that a large Sharbha from the Gaza Strip is educated . If we do not look at the empty part of the cup, then it is a disease, we will find a cure. Should we always wait for the solution to come from others to improve the situation in which we live?

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  • global-conversation.png talented_speech | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Where I live in Nigeria grossly affects my opinion.
    The environment is mostly polluted due to lack of effective waste management and disposal, lack of electricity has made 90% of houses shops and business area to make use of generator, the noise the carbon monoxide is unbearable, our fresh waters have been polluted with waste we can no longer see fishes in our rivers. The rivers are left naked all the trees close to the rivers have VN cut down for firewood due to lack of regulations in tree falling so Dr heat evaporation from the rivers makes Dr environment very hot😢 this rivers expand to destroy houses close to it. the gutters are all blocked no body cares government seems not to care. The level of industrial actions are not been checkmate. The weather is so dry that both rainy and dry seasons the weather is the same. Individual houses don't plant trees and flowers instead we cut down the existing ones its a pity some peoples effort us been cut short.

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  • global-conversation.png talented_speech | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    The way we handle building back greener depends on our location. Most people live in environment that don't experience natural disasters, there environment is hazard free, adequate electricity no carbon monoxide pollution, the weather is always cool or average temperature, trees and flowers everywhere less industrial activities close to resident houses. Good waste disposal and laws on afforestations are been adhered. When people are use to a particular environment they found it as a non treat cause they are use to it. Like a man in northern Nigeria see climate different from one in the eastern or southern part of our country.

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  • global-conversation.png gregarious_grasshopper | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    07 May 2021

    I live in the Eastern Region of Ghana and in the Eastern Region we have not experience any climate change . Due to this some people living here will think climate change is not real and eventually start to cut down most of the trees here

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      gregarious_grasshopper's comment 07 May 2021

      Can you think of ways to tackle people's incorrect belief that climate change isn't real?

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      1. global-conversation.png gregarious_grasshopper | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 10 May 2021

        In my opinion, education should be given to the general public about building back greener, the dangers and effect of climate change to the environment.

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