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

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  • 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.
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Comments (41)

  • global-conversation.png good_drawing | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2021

    I live in Palestine , Gaza Strip.
    The environment in the Gaza Strip has faced enormous challenges due to the consumption of limited resources resulting in severe pollution. The ongoing conflicts between the Gaza Strip and Israel have led to many wars, resulting in massive amounts of pollution.

    Water and sanitation are the main problems in the coastal strip, and official statistics have shown that 50% of the beach in the Gaza Strip is contaminated. Due to pumping large quantities of wastewater into the sear, half of the coastal areas are completely unsuitable for swimming.

    We have experienced different heat waves and storms of rain in the past couple of days. An area by the coast should have mild weather changes. We normally have hot summers and cool winters but never heatwaves and rainy storms. I wonder if that is all about Global warming after all.

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  • Alice.jpg EXPERT: Alice Raine, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance
    05 May 2021

    Hi Good_Drawing - thanks for telling us about the challenges in Gaza. For people living in the region, do you think these challenges impact their opinion on climate change and how to resolve environmental issues?

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  • global-conversation.png freespirited_power | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Thank you Burnet News Club for that question. I think the environment of an individual can affect the opinion of a person on climate change. What I mean is that, the person’s opinion can be based on either the negative or positive impact of climate change on the individual’s environment that may either endanger the lives and health of the inhabitants of that specific area, or help that specific area. For instance, where I live it is cold and because of climate change it has gotten hotter, some people might know about climate change and get a little bit worried about the situation (negative) and some people might not know about climate change will say the heat is a break from the hot weather (positive). I hope my points are valid and you are getting what I’m saying. Thank you for your time.

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  • global-conversation.png easygoing_piano | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    I feel where someone lives will affect their opinion of building back greener, and this is why I think so, in my country Nigeria especially in places like the east there is gully erosion and it is happening because of the lack of trees and heavy rainfall. In places like the far north where the Fulani herdsmen have almost nothing to feed their animals due to desertification and drought, they have to move to the southern part of the country and it is causing a lot of problems between the herdsmen and the farmers. Other places like Lagos which is on the coast the sea is rising due to climate change, heavy rainfall also leads flooding. In Nigeria since there are much power cuts we have to use generators which bring out harmful fumes, and we use them especially in Lagos. So where I believe we have to plant a lot of trees to slow down climate change and avoid these problems. That’s how where someone lives can influence their opinion on Building Back Greener

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

      Well done for thinking through the effects!

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  • global-conversation.png focused_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    How could where someone live affect their opinion on building back Greener
    Where I live there is a lot of erosion because of the water rise from the rain. That has affected my opinion to build back Greener.
    Where I live there is also a lot of flooding because of the heavy rain. That has affected my opinion to building back Greener.
    Also where I live there are a lot of lots of smoke and fumes from cars and generators which can cause air pollution. This has also affected my opinion on building back greener.
    So I believe where someone lives can affect their opinion on building back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png reserved_atom | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Yes! Where people live can affect their opinions to BBG (Building Back Greener)Because where I live there is a lot of pollution & smoke so I say “yes” To Building Back Greener

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  • global-conversation.png perceptive_squid | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    THANK YOU BNC FOR THIS BIG QUESTION.
    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live deforestation can be one of the things that can change someone’s opinion about building back greener. Deforestation means cutting down trees and some people don’t see the change’s around them. Another that can make people change their opinion about building back greener is loss of food. People don’t have food to eat and that can change their opinion about building back greener so that they can have food to eat. Flooding is also one of the things that can make people change their opinion about building back greener because flooding carries things and wash away things and people will not like it so it will change their opinion about building back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png witty_ferret | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live, there is a lot of pollution, global warming, destruction of habitats, flood and erosion. In my state, there is a lot of pollution because people set wood on fire, bush burning, and the numbers of cars that are on the road bring out fumes.
    People cause global warming in their environment by burning fossils and bushes, wood and trash. This goes into the atmosphere and breaks the ozone layer. This brings excess heat from the sun into the earth.
    Humans destroy habitats just to get food and water. For example, people cut down trees to build houses, or carpentry uses. When deforestation (cutting down of trees) takes place, the homes of animals will be destroyed.

    People cause erosion and this leads to the destruction of roads and houses, and human blindness.
    These are my opinions why we need to build back greener. If we don’t work to protect the environment, then when are we going to do it?

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  • global-conversation.png confident_iceberg | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live in Jos, Plateau state, due to the negative impact climate change has on the environment it has affected our day to day lives, health and that of our animals to, so building back greener is very necessary.
    These are 7 ways to influence people to build back greener;
    1. By introducing them to ones favorite eco-friendly products and services.
    2. Through the sharing of relevant contact on social media accounts.
    3. By volunteering as a group to do something pro-earth.
    4. By making recycling easer for all by setting up recycling bins at home and work.
    5. By setting up straps so unwanted it stays out of the landfill.
    6. By giving them products that are green for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.
    7. By introducing the use of recyclable eco friendly water bottles

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  • global-conversation.png caring_introduction | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    HOW WOULD WERE SOMEONE LIVES AFFECT THEIR OPINION ABOUT BUILD BACK GREENER?
    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live, because where I live in Nigeria, in the different parts of the country, bad things happen like flooding, erosion, deforestation, and pollution. In different places like: Lagos, Nigeria, there are lots of flooding that no person can come in or go out and drive because of the flood and everything and everywhere is water; this has affected my opinion to help build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_peak | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    HOW COULD WERE SOMEONE LIVE AFFECT THEIR OPINION ABOUT BUILDING BACK GREENER?
    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live there has been lots of changes in the weather. In Lagos, Nigeria 2015 there was flood and people were not able to go to work or go to school flood. In the Niger Delta oil is produced there and some people aren’t comfortable due the fact fishes die because of the oil spillage, so this will affect the opinion of people to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_nectarine | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Thank you very much Burnet News Club (B.N.C) for this amazing and wonderful big question. Peoples opinion about building back greener, could be affected by where they live because the last time on burnet news club, card F stroke my mind it said “I just need a job to feed my family I don’t care if its working for a green business or not”. That person never thought that what if the business he/she does affects the environment and someone’s opinion about building back greener. I think where someone lives can affect his/her opinion about building back greener in that, someone who has experienced a lot of floods, lack of security and all the problems you can imagine a country has will be always protesting “build our country “but they will not think about building back greener. On the other hand he/she that lives in a community that has a lot of good things happening in his/her country will be seriously thinking on how to build back greener. Many people have been experiencing power outage so they just think of their gadgets but won’t think of how to build back greener. But someone who always has access to light and quality information won’t bother about electricity but will be thinking of ways to build back greener. Those are my reasons /answers for the big question. Do you have a different opinion to that?

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_gazelle | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Thank you Burnet News Club for this wonderful and amazing question. The environment where an individual leaves can affect ones opinion on building back greener due to the negative impact climate change has on the environment which goes a long way affecting the lives and health of the individual, animal and plants in the environment.

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  • global-conversation.png quiet_avocado | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Thank you Burnet News Club for that question,
    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because every environment has different kinds of climate so people may not have the same kinds of opinion .It doesn’t just stop there, there are many other things that will be different around them that will influence their opinion. For example, weather.
    Where I live in plateau state, there has been much rainfall, so herdsmen from the far northern states which are drought prone areas migrate down here so that their livestock can graze on the growing pasture, unfortunately, they over graze in the grass and this causes erosion!
    The north s also polluted and one of the pollutions (water pollution) kills or causes living things in the sea or waters to die. Air pollution pollutes the air and it becomes dangerous for man and his surroundings.
    As for the eastern part of Nigeria, there has been so much erosion. In my home town in Imo state, another state in the east, there has also been too much of flood and people don’t go to work. So this has affected my opinion of building back greener.
    What about you, how does where you live affect your opinion?

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  • global-conversation.png attentive_wallaby | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live there is bush burning, smoke from factories, cars. Each day of our lives cars exhaust fumes bring out smoke and it is not good for our health especially those with asthma and even children also can suffer this too, so know that it is important to stay safe from trucks that do those fumes from cars do not affect us. Deforestation is a big deal also, if there are no trees there is a lot of danger attached with loss of trees.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_wildcat | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live, pollution affects us through burning of bushes and also affects our environment that makes it hard for us to live there.
    To stop all this tragedy we must work together to stop pollution in the world and slow down climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png tranquil_photograph | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Thank you for that wonderful question BNC
    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because, where I live in Nigeria it has affected us; for example: in the east of my country there is too much erosion due to heavy rainfall, and degradation of the land. On the northern part of the country, there is overgrazing. This overgrazing has led to not enough grasses for the animals, so the herdsmen are moving in search of pastures. In the west there is too much of oil spilling that even kills human beings and animals. While in the south which is almost like the west, but it also has machines and factories adding to make things worse. That is why I conclude that it really affects people’s opinion.

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_idea | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    BIG QUESTION
    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live in Nigeria the problems have been increasing lately. Some problems in Nigeria include: drought in the north it means the Fulanis don’t have enough food to feed their cattle, this will make them move to the south and start grazing in the farms owned by the locals which will lead to fighting and there might be loss of lives. Flood, temperature rising and a reduction of fish in the south: temperature rising causes flood when it rains and causes fishes to migrate to cooler regions. Another reason is the government; they only act when they see problems. Poverty has increased in Nigeria. People are born sooner than you can imagine. Nigeria’s problems are becoming bigger and bigger every single day because of climate change. By 2050 experts believe that Nigeria will become the 3rd most populated country. As at 2017 Nigeria was confirmed to be the 17th largest gas emitter and in Africa the 2nd.
    People can influence the way we think about climate change. For me building back greener in Nigeria has not been easy, people don’t emphasize nor think about it . People don’t think it is important they think it is important only when they have problems. We need to act fast, if we don’t , it will destroy us.

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  • global-conversation.png loving_queen | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live, climate change affects the plants and if we plant tree’s some of these tree’s are burnt down and Bush burning cause’s air pollution which is very dangerous to humans and causes climate change. If the government of my country, Nigeria can also invest in green transportation, I think it will go a really long way to help build back greener in my country. Also, pollution especially in places like markets or even in the water, for example throwing dirt into the water or on the ground will cause pollution which will cause climate change. Climate change is caused by many things like deforestation and bush burning so we need to plant more trees and stop burning trees down if we want to slow down climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png diplomatic_significance | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    People’ s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because people living in areas where there are lots of pollutions such as the urban cities would definitely see the need to build back greener while people in the rural areas like the villages might not even be aware of this change and thus would careless about building back greener. Where I live in Plateau State Nigeria is a suburban area, I have lived here since I was born, I have not seen trees being planted and grown to full blossom, but I have noticed areas changing with the cutting down of trees for construction of shop outlets, etc. There are no much factories here to cause pollution, people only burn bush and refuses and careless about our climate from what I have observed.

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  • global-conversation.png fairminded_seed | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    BIG QUESTION How could where someone lives affect their opinions on building back greener people’s opinion of where they live could affect building back greener because where I live a lot have polluted the river and it is not clean as it used to be. In 2019 a lot of people used to go there to fish, but now people always dump their trash in the river. In the city and village I think that people will have their different opinions. In the city if right now I talk to a group of people they not care cause building back greener does not affect them. In the village if I am talking to the leaders they might not understand what building back greener is. So I think that where someone lives can affect their opinion on building back greener.

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    1. Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo frank_expression | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
      fairminded_seed's comment 07 May 2021

      you could try to explain to your leaders but if they do not understand then you could try to set something up that will persuade him/her to clean the river and block it of from the public so they don`t trow trash into the river. A question what is it like in Nigeria?

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  • global-conversation.png outspoken_tree | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Peoples opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they live because where I live, there is a lot of pollution from smoke and burning of fossil fuels from cars and machines. Also, the air pollution is caused from the bush burning that occurs in many areas which is very dangerous to humans and other living things for that matter and this causes climate change. This leaves me with no other opinion than to support building back greener through planting of more trees and to support green transportation. For someone living in a place where there is not as much pollution, their opinion could be different.

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    1. Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo outstanding_coconut | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
      outspoken_tree's comment 07 May 2021

      I agree because in some places bush fires are not as popular but in other places bush fires or forest fires are way more common so people who live there would want to fix it and would want climate change but were the places were there isn't fires or pollution they might not bother with it that much

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  • global-conversation.png empowered_wasp | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    HOW COULD WHERE SOMEONE LIVES AFFECT THEIR OPINION ABOUT BULDING BACK GREENER?
    People’s opinion about building back green could be affected by where they live because where Ilive has affected my opinion because there are lots of bush burning and these brings climate change or pollution and we don’t have much trees to give us fresh air. So we need to plant more trees, we need to fix our roads because in Lagos during raining season the whole place will be flooded and people won’t like it because the people need to go to school and the offices, cars won’t have access routes so that’s so that’s why we need to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_flower | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    Where a person lives can affect his or her opinion about building back greener
    In my own community, indiscriminate felling of trees is prohibited by the authorities. There is the policy of replacing felled trees by planting new ones
    So this has positively affected my own opinion about building back greener.

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    1. Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo willing_dove | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
      ethical_flower's comment 07 May 2021

      yes that is true there are some people in the world who need more trees

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    2. Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo resourceful_badger | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
      ethical_flower's comment 09 May 2021

      I agree, where a person lives changes their opinions on the world. Everyone has had different experiences so everyone has different opinions. Where I live people are cutting more tree's down by roads to make a new lane. This itself is good and bad. It is being put there to prevent accidents on the road but then they are taking away some of the tree's on earth. I think the policy where you live is good because I personally think that if you do cut down a tree you should plant new trees in its place. Anyone who isn't away of climate change’s effects on other country's won't have as strong an opinion as someone who is going through all of the effects. No matter how much someone from the UK cares about stopping climate change someone in Bangladesh will care more. Any world leaders want to protect people from Covid19 and are more concerned about this rather than climate change. I think this has happened because climate change was slowly happening and is slowly happening compared to Covid19. I listen to the news every morning and the most used topic is Covid19 but lots of other topics are being introduced about programs, new businesses, the only thing I have heard about of building back greener is about biodegradable poo bags but still there should be thinking more about building back greener. Does anyone else agree?

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_land | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    07 May 2021

    People’s opinion about building back greener could be affected by where they because where I live there have been a lot of deforestation. Some people cut trees and they won’t plant more trees to it and plant another again that is why we don’t have fresh air most times. Also there is much pollution because of fumes from cars which affects the ozone layer. So I think we can help to build back nature because of the need, where I live. So, where someone lives would affect their opinion as to whether to build back greener or not.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo genius_science | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    07 May 2021

    where a person is lived they have there own opinion about climate change

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo conscientious_contribution | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    07 May 2021

    In some places, e.g Wales hasn't been affected by climate change as much as somewhere like Bangladesh. There are around 19 million children in Bangladesh that have been affected by climate change ( approximately 6 times the entire population of Wales!) In my opinion climate change is a massive problem across the globe that has effected millions. However, it doesn't effect me as much as much as someone in California or Australia. I would like to know your opinion about how climate change affects your life! Thanks for your time :)

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo willing_dove | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    07 May 2021

    I think building back greener is important for lots of peoples so we should do are part to help people who need it.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo brave_nectarine | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    07 May 2021

    I agree with you because someone might have different opinions than somebody else,in places for example Bangladesh some of the the rivers and lakes I believe are disgusting but in places like Wales all the mountains have a tiny amount of rubbish but the view is beautiful so it is not affected that much in Wales in my opinion and hopefully yours too.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo frank_expression | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    07 May 2021

    you could try to explain to your leaders but if they do not understand then you could try to set something up that will persuade him/her to clean the river and block it of from the public so they don`t trow trash into the river. A question what is it like in Nigeria?

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  • global-conversation.png tough_harmonica | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    08 May 2021

    i live in China, Hong Kong.
    there isn't much pollution here, but i still have a few opinions about how building back greener can be affected by where you live.
    In some poor countries, the materials needed to build back greener may be harder to find. (E.G. solar panels)
    As a solution, you can stop throwing trash into lakes or smoke since all of those can cause severe pollution.

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  • global-conversation.png considerate_saxophone | Kisaana SS | Uganda
    08 May 2021

    In less earning areas no financial support is raised towards environment yet in higher earning areas more is raised towards environment leading to regional imbalances in Uganda

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  • global-conversation.png considerate_saxophone | Kisaana SS | Uganda
    08 May 2021

    The leaders are more concerned about environment since are the ones responsible for them and make strict laws when it comes to degrading environment so if they mindless about it then no more building back of greener. Thanks for the program.

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  • global-conversation.png outgoing_coyote | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    09 May 2021

    Hi i live in Hong Kong .
    In my country,people who live near by offshore's will always have flooding because of rain and typhoons ,this is because of the climate change.
    Thanks for listing.
    Stay safe.

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  • global-conversation.png tenacious_butterfly | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    09 May 2021

    I live in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, there are more hot days than cold ones and this year, it is already quite hot at the start of April! The temperature is rising too.

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  • global-conversation.png great_environment | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    09 May 2021

    People's opinion about "building back greener" could be affected by where they live because people are surrounded by different habitats and environments.
    I live in Hong Kong where it is packed with high-rise buildings. It is also densely populated, in fact, it is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Neon signs are impossible to be ignored, it is lit up for most of the time which consumes a huge amount of energy and is a form of light pollution. Traffic is also a big problem in Hong Kong where traffic congestions can be seen most of the time in most of the areas. Can you imagine how much emission from a car is there everyday?
    I believe that neon signs should be gradually replaced by more environmental-friendly alternatives like LED while the government should encourage more people to choose public transportation instead of private cars with incentives. And that's how someone's opinion can be greatly affected by where they live.

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