Cost of building back greener

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I'm from Nigeria and our main export product is crude oil. Building back greener will reduce our country's sale of crude oil thereby making our country poorer. In order to raise revenues we should start the production of batteries for electric cars, solar panels for use at home and schools or even offices.

For factories in Nigeria should replace fossil powered engines with windmills and hydroelectricity.

I lso recommend the planting of more trees and there should be a law against cutting down trees. Cutting down trees can't be stopped permanently therefore we should reduce the cutting down of trees if one tree is cut down they should replant at least three more trees in place of the one that has been cut down. Building back greener will be a great benefit to our country and our future generations but there will be loss of revenue from crude oil.

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
    26 Apr 2021

    This post shows problem-solving as you are focusing on solutions and sharing details about your own country. It helps to highlight that all countries will have different pressures and possibilities when it comes to climate change.

    Can other students share the pressures and possibilities that their countries face and what solutions might work for them?

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    1. global-conversation.png persuasive_lion | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      Tiff @ the BNC's comment 02 May 2021

      I'm also from Nigeria and its true that our major source of income and our export trade is crude oil. If we decide to work towards preventing climate change as hardworking_truth said we would become more poor, because every Nigerian right now just wants to dig his or her backyard expecting to find crude oil or any natural mineral resources. Even though right now the government of our country are tying to diversify our economy, once the production of crude oil is just reduced our countries income will drop making us one of the poorest in the world. I say dumping the use of fossil fuels would help and then engaging in the use of renewable resources would help such as engaging in HEP projects, production of windmills and investing in solar energy. I would have said the use of battery powered cars would help, but its just that an average Nigerian might not be able to maintain such mechanism due to the fact that the cost of electricity in our country is high. Also the law of cutting a tree and planting three more will help, because we have a lot of vast spaces and a lot of carbon emitting factories, engines and machines in the country. So, therefore, making the excess carbon to be used up by these trees and therefore saving our tomorrow and securing our future.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Apr 2021

    The case in Palestine, the prices of non-renewable energy, such as fossil fuels, are very high.
    Therefore, we find Palestinians seeking alternatives, namely the use of renewable energy, so you will find a solar heater in every Palestinian home.

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    1. global-conversation.png skillful_heart | Khaznadar Pioneer Preparatory School | Tunisia
      enigmatic_technology's comment 26 Apr 2021

      Similar situation here in tunisia.I wouldn't say it's in every home but it's very common especially since our country's climate is very sunny.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Apr 2021

    The economy problem has thousands of solutions, but tackling climate change depends on a few points.

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      enigmatic_technology's comment 27 Apr 2021

      Thanks for your comment enigmatic_technology. Why do you think the economy problem has more solutions than tackling climate change?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Melinda Jones @ Hogan Lovells's comment 27 Apr 2021

        The economy has many methods, and the solutions to the economy's problem are many and different, as for climate change, it is a problem with specific solutions, and we must adhere to a few points, for example, if renewable energies are completely relied on in the countries of the world, the economy of countries that produce fuels and fossil fuels will weaken, but there is a solution to this economic problem, as the state can follow different economic methods, and it can also help in manufacturing materials that depend on renewable energy,on the other hand, climate change has limited solutions, we can't follow another way to solve the problem of climate change, because its solutions depend on its causes, so what if we followed another way to solve the problem of climate change and in return we didn't stop using fossil fuels or didn't stop the causes of it?
        In response to your question, I would say that the economy has multiple and unlimited sectors and there are many alternatives,on the contrary, climate change, its solutions depend only on its causes.

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  • global-conversation.png vivacious_recipe | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    26 Apr 2021

    I am also from Nigeria and yes our main export product is crude oil we used to be a major exporter of cash crops but ever since the discovery of crude oil we have abandoned cash crop export forgetting that our supply of crude oil is not inexhaustible so building back greener like through the use of solar panels will greatly reduce our national revenue which has already been reduced due to the fall of crude oil in the market it has been a cause of much deliberation and has affected many families across the country (mine inclusive) my father is a petrochemical engineer and our family greatly relies on the money my father earns to feed and we haven't even begun using greener sources my recommendation is that my country should go back to the source, continue the export of cash crops so that we can have something to fall back on when we begin using renewable energy it may not yield profit immediately bet as my dad always says " patience is the key"

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      vivacious_recipe's comment 27 Apr 2021

      Excellent problem-solving shown here - well done! Do you think people would generally be accepting of your suggestion? Why might some people be reluctant to return to cash crops?

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      1. global-conversation.png spontaneous_tsunami | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 27 Apr 2021

        In Nigeria, the idea of diversifying the economy to make room for agriculture is really not something new. This means although it is a growing idea, it is still generally accepted by the public and if the idea of making agriculture the major source of revenue faces opposition, a thousand and one benefits could be presented. From my point of view, building back greener doesn't only entail fixing the parts of our lives that were wrecked by the pandemic. It also entails creating a sort of cushion to prepare for similar future scenarios like the pandemic. During a pandemic scenario, the agricultural sector faces a relatively small impact as compared to other sectors. This is an advantage to be carefully exploited. A good example is the issue of scarcity of food and inflation of prices during the lockdown in Nigeria. Most farmers don't live far away from their farmlands and as such, the lockdown would have minimal effects on them and even when it comes to the transportation of their produce for sale, they would have minimal contact with the transporters which minimizes the risk of contacting the virus. Many other benefits could be derived from an agriculture intensive economy and i hope other countries would see this.

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        1. global-conversation.png hardworking_truth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
          spontaneous_tsunami's comment 06 May 2021

          planting trees is going to help build back greener but it would not be enough so I suggest we should do other things too like getting rid of fossil fuel, making use of wind mill and lots more.

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  • global convo icon.png appreciative_tree | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    27 Apr 2021

    I do agree that your country earns from crude oil and your suggestion on reduction to cutting down of trees. In my country Uganda when we cut down tree we plant 10 more tree to replace the one which has been cut down and during 2019 when we had cut trees in our school we had planted very many trees to replace the ones which had been cut and now they are Very big and are making my school look beautyfull.

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  • global-conversation.png storytelling_globe | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    27 Apr 2021

    Great, some points u wrote can be applied in my country and others not, but the point of reducing cutting trees is really true, we should not ban cutting down trees completely, but we should organize it, and plant more than cut

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    1. Manor Park logo cultured_seagull | Manor Park Primary Academy
      storytelling_globe's comment 29 Apr 2021

      I agree on that,and also we need more toilet paper and real paper.

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    2. global-conversation.png hardworking_truth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
      storytelling_globe's comment 06 May 2021

      yes, we should plant more trees to replace the one that has been cut down

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      1. Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo good_buffalo | Cyfarthfa Park Primary A
        hardworking_truth's comment 07 May 2021

        I agree, Over the years more trees are being cut down. Very good Comment!

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  • global-conversation.png innovative_fox | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    28 Apr 2021

    Yup can you tell me these pionts please.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_lobster | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    29 Apr 2021

    I agree with you we should plant more trees in return the trees wood cutters took

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  • global-conversation.png modest_analysis | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    29 Apr 2021

    I'm from Hong Kong, and there are indeed not much trees on the streets. I also think we should make deforestation illegal, it's taking too much of the plants and life around us, and as trees play a major role in producing oxygen they're very important to us humans too. It's not fair that we're cutting down the plants that are the major source for keeping us alive. I hope the government will take action about this soon. If they do, charities may be able to set up activities to plant trees around Hong Kong, and make the environment greener. Children can make it a daily/weekly/monthly routine to plants seedlings in their backyard or the parks nearby. A green environment leads to a healthier life.

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  • global-conversation.png hopeful_bee | Parbati Ma Vi. | Nepal
    29 Apr 2021

    Hi, friend how can we protect our society? Please can you say that

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  • global-conversation.png marvellous_trombone | Jamaica College | Jamaica
    29 Apr 2021

    I think that going green will mean less use of things such as crude oil. Crude oil used to be one of the most sought-after things in the world, but now with these new sources of energy, it is becoming a thing of the past. In Jamaica, we do not export or produce that much crude oil we buy it from islands such as Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. But the market for crude oil will decrease in value countries like Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United States will lose millions. As a result, my country Jamaica will not really be affected by the drop in revenue from the sale of crude oil. The countries that invest in renewable energy, will make millions of dollars because the renewable energy market will be even better than the crude oil market.

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    1. global-conversation.png hardworking_truth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
      marvellous_trombone's comment 06 May 2021

      Nigerias main export product is crude oil yet its one of the main things that causes climate change so then why not Nigeria should make something that instead of causing climate change it will help in building back greener.

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      1. global-conversation.png adventurous_tradition | Usra Academy | Nigeria
        hardworking_truth's comment 07 May 2021

        Yes I agree with you, going back to a sporting cash crops as it use to be in Nigeria Is a better option, or better still the use of biofuels or biodiesel from sugarcane is the best idea and will surely help to build back greener

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  • global-conversation.png hopeful_bee | Parbati Ma Vi. | Nepal
    30 Apr 2021

    thank you ☺️🥰

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  • global-conversation.png adventurous_tradition | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    30 Apr 2021

    I'm from Nigeria, our major source of income is crude oil; from which we use to power our machines.However, this can be substituted by the use of biofuels, due to the fact that crude oil is exustible and this can be achieved by Building back greener through helping nature.This is a good method of controlling climate change and and a source of raw materials for biofuels eg Mass production of biodiesel using sugar cane plant. Bioremediation can also be another option thereby using industrial or domestic organic waste obtained from plants to create wealth like biofuels, hence, controlling climate change through mass plant production, reduction of organic waste that pollutes the environment and atmosphere and also a source of income to my country.

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    1. global-conversation.png hardworking_truth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
      adventurous_tradition's comment 06 May 2021

      yes I agree with you, and even though crude oil is our main export product, to help climate change we would have to STOP the sale of crude oil and start something new that will help building back greener

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2021

    In palestine, we have more than six major industrial coastal cities. First, I think they can get benefit from tidal energy as the main source of power. Then they can classify the waste of these cities ( including factories waste ) into three sections. First as nutrients for fish and animals. Second، (things that can be recycled in palestine . Third, things that we (as a poor country) can't recycle , it can be exported to other countries for the same purpose.

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

    Wonderful. I hope other countries can adopt it

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  • global-conversation.png brilliant_mode | Parbati Ma Vi. | Nepal
    02 May 2021

    Your post are awesome 😊. planting tree is one of the best idea 💡.It make our plant beautiful.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School miraculous_orca | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    04 May 2021

    I agree with a greener world. I think are planet need to be more greener. With covid-19 it is helping the world be more greener but I still think the world need to be more greener but to do that we need some great people in the world to plant more trees and plants in this world and to grow bushes and to make more grass.

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      miraculous_orca's comment 06 May 2021

      Hi miraculous_orca, thank you for your post! Can you explain how you think the Covid-19 pandemic has helped the world become greener?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School glad_didgeridoo | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    04 May 2021

    I agree with you, I think we should encourage people to get outside and start planting trees.

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  • global-conversation.png capable_keyboard | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    04 May 2021

    You're right lad/lass. Here in Uganda, it's almost the same with only a few different thing with tourism. Uganda, the Pearl Of Africa is the cradle of beautiful landscapes, and habitat for many animals. Yet Kampala is now one of the most polluted cities in Africa. Meaning we are hindering the tourism industry through this. For example, did you know African Grey Parrots are actually sensitive to climate change and global warming? Did you know that our famous mountain gorillas are climbing to higher ground because the middle range of the Mufumbiro and Muhavura Mountains are now to hot for their thick fur?

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_bassoon | Bruntcliffe Academy
    06 May 2021

    There are always new ways that scientists can find to help the environment and tackle climate change. To do this however, they need to conduct research to find these ways. Investing in this research will help scientists create new ideas and inventions to make a better future. If we want better ways to slow down climate change and help future generations, some of us must invest in climate change and green research. It will also help animals and help nature regrow, as well as stopping extinction.

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      tidy_bassoon's comment 10 May 2021

      Thank you tidy_bassoon for your comment! I agree that scientists can find ways to help the environment and tackle climate change by conducting research. Would you be able to give any current examples of research that scientists are conducting for new technologies or methods to help the environment / climate change?

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  • The Sherwood School terrific_hurricane | The Sherwood School
    06 May 2021

    This post informs and tells us a lot of information about what is wrong with the world. This post indicates that many countries for example, Nigeria is at a great depth of ruining this wonderful planet. Whilst many countries dig the Earths geological formations for oil this can have an impact on animal habitats. On the law of cutting down trees many people should realise that without trees mankind will not have oxygen. This can effect many animals such as whales since they take in the bad air and produce it into good air. The problem is this also effects animals as well as humans. Many people around the world are still finding information about this. Countries like Nigeria are not as advanced as other countries such as England, USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia etc. This is the reason why many people should start thinking about saving this planet. Without the help of human beings, water levels will rise, more animals will lose their homes and many humans will not have access to clean water, a hygienic home. You may be wondering why I have said ''A hygienic home'' The reason I said this was because many people who have been cutting down trees will attract diseases and more things. This can cause a high increase in illnesses and more aound the world. Thank you for reading this post
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  • global-conversation.png great_juniper | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    09 May 2021

    I think the way to build back greener is to reduce the way we use our vehicles, rather we should use bicycles more and also walk to where ever we are going, walking will not only help to bring back greener it will also help our metabolism to work well.

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  • global-conversation.png great_juniper | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    09 May 2021

    In my country Nigeria planting of trees has become a thing of the past, I think the government should make it compulsory for every adult to plant trees in their environment and also stop them from destroying already existing trees

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