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Why aren’t people reacting to climate change as quickly as they did to covid-19?

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Comments (67)

  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    17 Apr 2021

    I live in Ghana and I reside in Dawhenya.
    In my opinion I think people are not reacting to climate change because the side effects will slow down, but as for COVID-19 it can kill you if you do not dectected it fast and take medical care. This is what I guess

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    1. global-conversation.png innovative_fox | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      gentle_fact's comment 20 Apr 2021

      I think you are right, i respect your theory and covid19 is serious matter but climate change can ruin the earth and its way more worthy of our interest and attention.

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      1. Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_gazelle | Allerton High School
        innovative_fox's comment 22 Apr 2021

        But if we leave all our attention on climate change there will be many waves of COVID 19 so when would we combat it then?

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    2. global-conversation.png fun_mouse | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      gentle_fact's comment 21 Apr 2021

      For the part related to COVID-19 this is true, but also we should suggest solution for the climate change since every increase in one degree on earth, it may lead to a disaster.

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    3. Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_gazelle | Allerton High School
      gentle_fact's comment 22 Apr 2021

      I agree with you but COVID 19 will still have short consequences like climate change is giving and will even then be more recognisable

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    18 Apr 2021

    NEWS FLASH 1: THE WORLD HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
    ANSWER
    Indeed the COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatical loss of human life world wide and present an uprecedented challenge to public health, food system and the world of work. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating. According to WHO about ten million people are currently estimated at nearly six hundred and ninety million could increase by up to one hundred and thirty two million by the end of the year.

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  • global-conversation.png daring_fly | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    19 Apr 2021

    Good evening,
    My ideology on this is that the reason for people's slower reaction to climate change than COVID-19 is because COVID-19's effects have shown sooner than those of climate change. Climate change could take over 100 years to show real impact on our environment but, it took COVID-19 just a few months to prove that it was a real threat to the world. It had killed millions in only five months. People think that COVID-19 is a bigger danger because of this and yet, they do not realize that if they don't pay climate change any attention, it could be their end. I conclude by saying that we can raise awareness of climate change by sensitizing people about its causes and how they can control it.
    Thank you for your time.

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    1. global-conversation.png awesome_lemon | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      daring_fly's comment 21 Apr 2021

      Yes that's the point, the whole world responds to covid 19 because its effects take place in the present time, however they don't do the same with climate change since its effects take place in the coming years.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_robin | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    19 Apr 2021

    Climate change as we know is a bad thing therefore it must be stopped . Many people in the world do not know the effects of climate change

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    1. global-conversation.png charismatic_shark | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      ethical_robin's comment 21 Apr 2021

      I agree with you and we should spread awareness about the impacts of climate change. People should know how dangerous it is.

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    2. global-conversation.png innovative_fox | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      ethical_robin's comment 21 Apr 2021

      Exactly!!! The work should be awoken and we must unite together to save our beutiful earth 🌎!

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    3. global-conversation.png awesome_lemon | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      ethical_robin's comment 21 Apr 2021

      That's right, climate change will become a big disaster in the coming years if we don't respond to it, the whole world must react to it as they did to Covid 19.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_robin | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    19 Apr 2021

    Scientists are saying that if we do not stop climate change. By 2060 it will be a great catastrophe

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    1. global-conversation.png innovative_fox | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      ethical_robin's comment 21 Apr 2021

      Trust me in 39 years we could still solve this problem we should take a stand and never give up on this huge catastrophe.

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      1. global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
        innovative_fox's comment 21 Apr 2021

        In my opinion to innovative_fox's comment, I think that our government should form a civic group on climate change to educate the citizens and the impact of climate change in the next years to come. I still believe we can tackle climate change if we do not produce green house emissions.
        Thank you

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    2. global-conversation.png charismatic_shark | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      ethical_robin's comment 21 Apr 2021

      I agree, but how are we going to stop this? If people don't even care about the effects of climate change or you can say ignoring these impacts , how are we going to fix this problem?

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  • global-conversation.png energetic_banjo | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    Hello,
    I live in Uganda and I think people are not reacting as quickly to climate change as to COVID-19 is because climate change is a long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth's local, regional and global climates. These changes have a broad range of observed effects that are synonymous with the term.
    The increase in heavy rainfall in Uganda is attributed to the changing climate patterns
    The impact of climate change does not occur immediately as it is a long process and signs attend to appear slowly. But as of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen that it had only spread all over the world in less than 3-4 months since it was discovered. The pandemic has led to a large mass of deaths in many countries including Uganda.

    As I end, I would like to say that people are reacting faster to the pandemic as it continuously leads to the deaths of many citizens (Ugandans) at a very fast range. Climate change takes a long time to show its effects but not COVID-19 which is leading to the fast loss of lives, all in all the whole world is reacting faster to the pandemic by working together to end massive loss of lives.

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    1. global-conversation.png approachable_fly | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      energetic_banjo's comment 04 May 2021

      In my life, I watch a lot of videos about how that zoom-in-the-picture doesn't show you the truth. And this is what happens in most of the country and here I'm talking about Lebanon. We should see things in general to solve our problems..
      One day fossil fuels will be nice memories to talk about it for our children.
      It is possible that what I wrote will not be understood by everyone, but there will come a time and you will thank me for it

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      1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Alison Murphy @ The Economist
        approachable_fly's comment 05 May 2021

        Thanks approachable_fly - I think you mean that eradicating fossil fuels will be something we can celebrate with our future generations?

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  • global-conversation.png good_volcano | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    I think that people have responded more quickly to COVID 19 than to climate change because of the following reasons
    1. Climate change has a slower impact on people's lives than Covid 19 like climate change takes hundreds of years to happen unlike COVID 19 that can take a few weeks.
    2.Climate change does not kill as many people as COVID 19 for instance the number of deaths in the world is estimated to be 3.01 million this cannot be comparable to those of climate change.
    3. People know that COVID 19 is our communities but are ignorant about climate change thus people must be sensitized about dangers of climate change.
    4. People need to do activities like deforestation to earn a living and thus ignore climate change.
    In my view people need to be sensitized on climate change and need to use alternative sources of energy.
    Thank you for listening to me.

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    1. global-conversation.png great_expression | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      good_volcano's comment 21 Apr 2021

      I totally agree people are reacting to covid 19 more seriously because it is happening today all around us and many people have died cause of it. Which takes me to number 2 in your list “ climate change does not kill as many people as covid 19 “ in our present time its true but in a couple of years if no change was implemented there won’t be a place for humanity to survive. We are talking about all the living things when we tackle “ global warming.” So is covid 19 really more serious than global warming? Does it really cause more deaths or is that just an illusion we make to escape the harsh reality ?

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

    I live in kfarhatta lebanon,i believe that the people are distracted from the most important issues which is the environment thinking that they can ignore such an issue that threatens their existence.

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  • global-conversation.png meticulous_chameleon | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in kfarmilky, lebanon, I think thatMan did not help nature due to ignorance, lack of awareness, and his time busy in trivial life issues.

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

    I live in Kafarhataa, Lebanon , and I think people here believe nature has longterm effects, while the pandemic has short term

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  • global-conversation.png understanding_pineapple | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    People have reacted to COVID-19 faster than climate change plainly because COVID-19's effects appear sooner than those of climate change.
    By July 2020,COVID-19 deaths recorded were 6,495 which was 7 months after the 1st COVID-19 case was recorded. Whereas with climate change, about 150,000 people die every year." If 6495 people die in 7 months,what would the overall death toll be in a year and the effects on the ecomony?"is the question all the world leaders asked themselves because the more people that die,the more labour is available.The fact is that climate change's effects may appear sooner than those of COVID-19 but they are more devastating.

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  • global-conversation.png adaptable_raspberry | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in kfarhatta, lebanon where many people ignore nature and take safety measure from covid 19 but ignore the dangerous problems of nature, maybe because nature kills slowly while the pandemic hits at spot.

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  • global-conversation.png spontaneous_computer | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Kfarhataa , people think that the nature is not danger and Covid-19 is very dangerous but after 1 or 2 years people will find vaccine for Covid-19 , but they will never find a solution for nature if they are late and they don't take serious measures.

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  • global-conversation.png steadfast_ladder | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Uganda and the following are my ideas about people are not reacting quickly to climate change like they did to Covid-19;
    1. In my country, people are poor and carry out environmental degradation thus leading to climate change. Most of them lack sensitization about degrading the environment while education about Covid-19 has been spread from towns to villages.
    2. Covid-19 has spread faster than the effects of climate change. In my country, many people have been infected with Covid-19 while climate change has affected neither many areas nor many people.

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  • global-conversation.png great_expression | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Kafarhata Lebanon, in my village people are taking alot of measures to prevent the spread of covid yet non of them is considering the heavy magnitude of climate change. In my opinion, people always tend to neglect the problems when their effects are in the long future (which is a bad way of thinking). That is why they often react quickly to the problems that cause present effects.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_lemon | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Lebanon, and in my opinion, people aren't reacting to climate change as they react for covid 19 because climate change will become a disaster in the coming 20 or 30 years, but now it isn't affecting the world that much, while covid 19 affects the whole world now, and if we don't respond fast, it would kill a huge number of people.

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  • global-conversation.png decisive_starfruit | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2021

    hello I live in kfarhata,lebanon people are taking care about covid19 because they are scared from death and they are dealing with this pandemic seriously however they are ignoring the climate change because they don't feel the dangerous and terrible effects of it.

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  • global-conversation.png approachable_fly | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    20 Apr 2021

    Hello I live in kfarmelke, Lebanon ,here people consider Coronavirus as just like a big Monster waiting for a hero to lose the game facing it , Lebanese people take much care about it since they just lost many  loved ones against this pandemic, however they have to reconsider neglecting the climate change problems as they are also very perilous and should be tackled seriously.

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  • global-conversation.png fantastic_environment | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    I live in Uganda and I dwell in Entebbe. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. Tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty. Nearly half of the world’s 3.3 billion global workforce are at risk of losing their livelihoods. Border closures, trade restrictions and confinement measures have been preventing farmers from accessing markets, including for buying inputs and selling their produce, and agricultural workers from harvesting crops, thus disrupting domestic and international food supply chains. Millions of workers have also been put on government-supported job retention schemes as parts of the economy, such as tourism and hospitality, have come to a near standstill. The travel industry has been badly damaged, with airlines cutting flights and customers cancelling business trips and holidays. Where I live, climate change has not made exceeding damages as much as COVID -19. Scientists estimate that it will take 4.5 billion years for climates change to make the earth inhabitable. Which I think has led to ignorance on the sequels of climate change.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      fantastic_environment's comment 20 Apr 2021

      Can you tell us where you found your information, fantastic_environment?

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      1. global-conversation.png fantastic_environment | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2021

        I made research from Wikipedia and World Health Organization

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    2. global-conversation.png centered_synthesizer | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      fantastic_environment's comment 21 Apr 2021

      I fully aree we must not stay quite we should do something about this .

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  • global-conversation.png careful_blackcurrant | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    Good afternoon, I live in Uganda. I have also realized that people have reacted more towards COVID-19 in the past few months than they have to climate change in the past few years. It is because COVID-19 has affected people in mostly negative ways than in positive ways.

    But climate change has proved to take a longer time to show its effects.

    Like let us imagine Uganda, Uganda is being drought-stricken, we won't realize the fact we are being drought-stricken until it has shown its effects, because the backbone of Uganda is agriculture it will be the first sector for Ugandans to realize that climate change is a dangerous thing. So we will take it into our hands to make sure that we should take climate change seriously.
    Germany is one of the most affected countries by climate change. Germany is starting to acknowledge that it has been affected by climate risk due to the heatwave it suffered it suffered in 2018. It the hottest year in its history with damages of more than 3,500 million dollars for the agricultural sector. The weather events in Germany caused a total of 1246 deaths- 1.5 per 100000 inhabitants losses of 55038 million dollars and a decrease in capita CDP of 0.12%. So they are taking it upon themselves that they change back to their normal way of living just like the way we have put it upon ourselves to go back to our normal way of living after COVID-19.
    The only way I think people will realize that climate change is more threatening than COVID-19 is when it affects people's daily way of living and it has destroyed us.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      careful_blackcurrant's comment 21 Apr 2021

      Well done for using evidence to support your view, and it's an interesting comparison between Uganda and Germany. When you reference information in future, please include a link to where you found it so other people are able to read the original source too.

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  • global-conversation.png jubilant_artic_fox | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    In my opinion,I think most people do not really mind about the impact of climate change onto us that that of Covid 19 because in Uganda where I live,it has affected over 38,000 people in only six months that leaves many Ugandans thinking about the effect of Covid 19 on themselves and their lives individually but due to our ignorance and inability to understand the disadvantages of climate change

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    1. global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
      jubilant_artic_fox's comment 20 Apr 2021

      It think that Uganda should begin with intensive education about the novel Coronavirus.

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    2. global-conversation.png innovative_fox | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      jubilant_artic_fox's comment 21 Apr 2021

      I fully agree covid has made a huge impact in Uganda and iam sorry for your loss ,i hope things get back the way it used to be 🙌.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    20 Apr 2021

    NEWS FLASH 3: LIFESTYLE CHANGES CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC HAVE AFFECTED THE ENVIRONMENT.
    The global outbreak of coronavirus disease is affecting every part of human lifes including the physical world. The measures taken to control the spread of the virus and the slow down of economic activities have significant effects on the environments.
    This study indicates that the pandemic situation significantly improves air quality in different cities across the world, lessens water pollution and noise, and reduces the pressure on the tourist destination which may assist with the restoration of ecological systems.
    Also some negative consequences of COVID-19, such as an increase of medical waste, hapazard use and disposal of disinfectants, mask and gloves; and burden of untreated environments.
    Thank you

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  • global-conversation.png capable_keyboard | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    For majority of people, climate change wasn't even a big topic before Covid19. Why,you ask? People from where I come from in Kampala don't know what is happening outside Africa, whether its illiteracy or ignorance, most people weren't directly shaken by climate change compared to Covid19 which was more direct and killing a lot of people. They should have reacted a while ago but they didn't. I say "they "because I was aware of the climate change issues when I was six and saw a picture of a sad polar bear standing on a meltling sheet of ice. But for the most part, people just saw climate change as something that can be fixed overnight meanwhile, when they were going to close the school heard people saying that there won't be a Covid19 vaccine until 2021. Hopefully

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  • global-conversation.png upbeat_musician | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    Hello, in my country Uganda, I think that people are not reacting as quickly to climate change because ironically, most people tend not to interprete the effects of climate change to bear immediate and direct impact to their lives as Covid 19 does.
    While Covid 19 has immediate impact which is death, climate change has long term effects that may not be experienced now. Further more, people do not accept that their actions are leading to climate change. For most communities in Uganda, local citizens lack knowledge about conservation of the environment to prevent climate change. For example, they cut down trees on a large scale for construction, wood fuel for cooking and lighting. These are some of the actions that have led to degradation of famous and major forests like Mabira and Budongo.
    Moreover, political leaders seem to have embraced more responses to Covid 19 than climate change. The prioritisation has resulted into low budget allocation to the response strategies of climate change by the government leaders. In addition, from what I have observed from the press and public media, the role of responsding to climate change has been reserved more for NGOs and donor partners.

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  • global-conversation.png capable_keyboard | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    20 Apr 2021

    For majority of people, climate change has not been a big topic before. Why,you ask? Whether it is illiteracy or ignorance, most people weren't directly shaken by climate change compared to Covid19 which was more direct and killing a lot of people. I say "they "because I was aware of the climate change issues when I was six years and saw a picture of a sad polar bear standing on a meltling sheet of ice. But for the most part, people just saw climate change as something that can be fixed overnight meanwhile, when they were going to close the school in 2020 I heard people saying that there wouldn't be a vaccine till 2021, which only shows that there are no quick fixes. People need to realise that climate change is already affecting our daily life and it will only get worse. Forexample every time it rains in Kampala, it takes me about 3 hours to get home from school which normally takes 30 minutes. This is because poorly disposed plastic waste block the drainage channels and the roads flood. In the end the rubbish ends up suffocating the fish and contaminating water bodies. Hopefully we can help people to learn how to dispose waste properly and take better care of the environment avoid more consequences.

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  • global-conversation.png fair_fruit | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    20 Apr 2021

    In my country where I come from, people are not worried of climate change because they don’t see the impacts of climate change but the Covid 19 has fast effects and can kill easily that’s why people are reacting to covid 19 than climate change

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    20 Apr 2021

    NEWS FLASH 4:SOME COUNTRIES, LIKE CANADA ARGENTINA AND THE UK PUT RESTRICTIONS ON AIR TRAVEL.
    Most countries put restrictions on air travel to curb the spread of the pandemic, especially countries where the spread is still rampants. Such restrictions as well as other measures put in place have helped in controlling the spread of the virus. "Back in January this year, the virus was often seen as a Chinese and Italian problem. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe, however almost all Western countries reacted by employing measures to contain or delay the spread of the virus", this has been explained and study led author by Tamàs Krisztin a researcher IIASA Ecosystem Services and Management Programs. Also interesting to note is the fact that the spread between countries could mostly be explained by international flight connection between them, rather than shared borders.
    Thank you.

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  • global-conversation.png reserved_tradition | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    20 Apr 2021

    I think that COVID-19 puts some kind of fear in us and to put this into perspective, COVID-19 has infected close to 0.00016% and has killed close to 0.00008%of the world's 7.8billion people to date. If worst case scenarios pan out, COVID-19 will result in the death of 1.4% of the world's population, which is 98.6 per cent worst than climate change. Most people don't also have the knowledge of climate change and it's disadvantage, therefore pay a lot of attention to COVID-19.

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  • global-conversation.png charismatic_shark | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Apr 2021

    I live in Kfarhatta Lebanon , in my opinion covid-19 has caused a stir all over the world because of its rapid spread and its effects that appear rapidly. While climate change has slower impact on people and takes many years , moreover covid-19 killed many people in a few weeks, scaring people to the point where they forgot that climate change is also life-threatening. So that's all about the time and how Covid-19 suddenly showed up.

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  • global-conversation.png centered_synthesizer | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Apr 2021

    I lived in kfarhatta lebanon,i agree that climate change is big deal wich will cause a big problem later on .

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    1. Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_gazelle | Allerton High School
      centered_synthesizer's comment 22 Apr 2021

      But what about COVID 19 there will be future effects as well though

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  • global-conversation.png fun_mouse | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Apr 2021

    I'm from Kfarhatta where people are afraid of COVID-19 which has shrunk a quarter of the world and It made the children lose their parents and make them orphans. However people here ignore climate change problems maybe because nature hasn’t caused them the same shock that the pandemic has done.

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  • global-conversation.png effervescent_insect | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Apr 2021

    I live in Kfarhatta Lebanon, where all people are seriously considering COVID 19 but neglecting climate change problems , I think it is because this epidemic is more serious and deadly, and if you're not conscious and attentive, it could kill you, So people are interested in this current problem that may cause harm to them in a very short time.

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  • global-conversation.png selfreliant_buffalo | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    21 Apr 2021

    I live in kfahatta,lebanon,people here see corona virus is very dangerous and Scary since the lost people they loved but they should be strong to defeat it and take serious measures

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    21 Apr 2021

    In my opinion to innovative_fox's comment, I think that our government should form a civic group on climate change to educate the citizens on the impact of climate change in the next years to come. I still believe we can tackle climate change if we do not produce green house emissions.
    Thank you

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    1. Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_gazelle | Allerton High School
      gentle_fact's comment 22 Apr 2021

      I agree on you but people wouldn’t understand even then and will still be brought to the attention of COVID 19 because they can’t see the impacts it’s see if you compare it to COVID 19

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      1. global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
        miraculous_gazelle's comment 22 Apr 2021

        My friend I think you are right but to add to my old comment, if we enforce strict laws on protecting our environments pepertrators will be arrested through the security offices. I believe covid-19 may reduce but we must pay critical attention to climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png jazzed_blueberry | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    22 Apr 2021

    Hi I am jazzed_blueberry,
    In my opinion i think people are reacting more to Covid-19 than to climate change because the effects of Covid-19 are currently more immediate than those of climate change. I think that if people currently react more to climate change that has future effects and give less attention to Covid-19 ,there will be no people to enjoy the beautiful climate if all of us die due to the pandemic.
    Thank you for reading.

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    1. global-conversation.png approachable_fly | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      jazzed_blueberry's comment 04 May 2021

      Hit jazzed_ blueberry’s, good comment do your best 👍

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_gazelle | Allerton High School
    22 Apr 2021

    Hi, my conclusion is that people haven’t seen the difference, from climate change, and don’t see what impacts It can in there daily life, there fore they can’t understand how it impacts the environment and what consequences, COVID 19 has affected everyone, you are asked to wear mask EVERY DAY so that means people feel the impacts COVID 19 brings also how people see people in hospitals due to COVID 19 which scares people, while climate change can can cause pollution which doesn’t affect is as much as COVID 19 everyday.

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg triumphant_tomato | Allerton High School
    22 Apr 2021

    I think people act more to covid-19 because we see the effects all around us .Climate change we don't see the changes happening and we don't hear about it as much on the news.I believe that we need to focus on both of these problems. I believe that because of the pandemic we have a fresh start and we can make a difference and help stop climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png interesting_llama | Green Hill Academy Kibuli | Uganda
    24 Apr 2021

    Hi . I am interesting_llama. I live in Uganda 🇺🇬. In Uganda the main cause of climate change is industrialization and deforestation.And I think people have not reacted towards Climate change as quickly as they have to Covid-19 because the activities that cause climate change have benefited their economy such as people who are poor go to forests and cut down trees and therefore get income after selling the wood and industrialization has provided jobs to poor people and market for farmers. On the other hand ,COVID-19 has shut down industries leaving people jobless and has killed labour therefore reducing income of people.It has also increased on the budget of the Government as it has to buy vaccines and build more treatment facilities.Thank you for reading!

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_durian | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    26 Apr 2021

    Being cautious is important these days. Where corona virus effects are negative nor positive. Covid_19 have taken a lot of people's life ,so we in Lebanon are very careful because no one of us want to feel the sadness of losing someone who love.So please stay home, stay safe.

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  • global-conversation.png approachable_fly | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    04 May 2021

    ging weather, as known Lebanon moderate country weather.when you are in summer maximum temp 45* whereas in winter we reach down of zero.also there is green spring and yellow autumn and sometimes we can't even differentiate between winter and summer

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  • global-conversation.png approachable_fly | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    12 May 2021

    If you ask me personally, as a Lebanese citizen, how much can i pay to help in the “ building back greener”, i would say1/3 of my month income. This is how each country should cooperate in their own capacity.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_robin | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    The reason why people are not reacting to climate change as they did to Covid-19 is because climate change changes slowly so people won't see its major effects now but in the future while Covid-19 cases were even more complicated when it first arrived.

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