Session 1: Introduction

STEP 1

Stand up

  • Look out of the window. What’s the weather like today?
  • What’s the most extreme weather you have ever experienced? What was it like?

STEP 2

Read this, or press play to hear the text read aloud.

STEP 3

Look at these photos. For each pair of photos (flood A and B, wilfire A and B etc.), discuss, or think about, these questions.

  1. What are the similarities between the photos?
  2. What are the differences between the photos?
  3. Who will be affected by these events and how?

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STEP 4

Understand the keywords

Can you define each of these keywords?

HURRICANE | HEATWAVE | DROUGHT | WILDFIRE | FLOOD | RESPONSE | EXTREME

Can you make up a sound for each keyword?


STEP 5

Look at these fictional newspapers

  • How is the newspaper portraying the weather here? Can you describe the photos?
  • How do you feel about the photos?
  • Who might NOT like the way the newspaper is representing this weather event? For example: would a climate-change activist approve of this?
  • How should newspapers report on extreme-weather events? Why?
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Over to you!

Head to the comments section below to share some of your answers and discuss these activities with people from different schools.

Comments (823)

    1. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

      It is good to discuss about global topics example Extreme Weather

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      1. global-conversation.png hardworking_salak | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        bold_recipe's comment 21 Apr 2020

        Sorry, I think we discuss. We don't discuss about. We rather talk about.
        bold_recipe, thanks for understanding me.

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      2. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        bold_recipe's comment 24 Apr 2020

        Step1:
        a. Sunny, Flood and heat
        Poor drainage system

        Step3: Flood
        1. The similarities are: Flood, Mankind
        2. The differences are the Country, A has less water than B
        3.Animals, crops and human being businesses and properties will be affected
        Animals will not get a place to sleep, properties will be destroyed Crops will be taken away by the water, Humankind cannot go to work and cannot be get a place
        B. Wildfire
        1. Fire, The Environment
        2. The similarities are: An animal escaping from the bush fire
        b. Fire Fighters are trying to put off fire
        3. Animal, Environment and People will be affected
        The habitats of animals will be destroyed by fire, Farms will be destroyed by the fire, forest will be destroyed and people will be homeless
        C. Heat wave
        1.Heat , Water are similar in the picture
        2. a, is selling for people buy cool their thirst because heat
        b, is cooling down new the fountain where weather cooled because of heat.
        3. The people will affected by dehydration or low productivity and the water evaporate faster because of the heat.

        D.Hurricane
        1.They all are being affected by Hurricane and life and properties are involve.
        2. A. preparing of the hurricane B. is affected by hurricane.
        3.People will be homeless, schools will be closed down and properties destroyed
        Step4
        Hurricane; is violent storm with very strong winds which generally moves westward with a slight tendency toward the north, under the influence of the sub-tropical ridge
        Heatwave; is a period of excessively hot weather, that can be a natural disaster cause by high humidity especially in oceanic climate countries and may cause over heat to the human body.
        Drought; is a long period of time when there is little or no rain which leads to the distraction of the vegetation.
        Wildfire; is a form of heatwave which occurs during drought and leads to the distraction of vegetations properties and homes
        Response; is a feedback you get from someone.
        Extreme; is something beyond measure, unusual.
        sound for the following word: Hurricane – HARICANE, heatwave - HITWAVE, Drought- DRAUT, wildfire – WALD FAYA,| flood- FLAD,| response -RISPONS, Extreme- EXTRIM

        Step5:
        1. they have shown a picture of a man collapse because of hot weather and you can see from the child with umbrella to protect himself from the weather, the people are outside because can not stay indoors because of the heart.
        2.I feel very awful about picture because it affects all human beings and the environment
        3.No one because is the reflection of heat,
        Yes, it tells us the seriousness the extreme weather
        4a. Very Serious B. Bring pictures of people who have affected by the extreme weather and do an assessment of the impact on the people like the pictures showed in step one.

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    2. global-conversation.png magical_idea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Yes is true because it helps you to know other countries weather

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    3. global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 13 May 2020

      It is good to discuss on global issue and expresing our thoughts and research.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    shouldn't nations prevent extreme weather before it occurs?

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    1. global-conversation.png modest_language | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Yes, they should but they have much on their hands right now

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      1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        modest_language's comment 20 Apr 2020

        So you mean government should save money for future extreme weather that might occur?

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        1. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          accomplished_chocolate's comment 22 Apr 2020

          Yes the government have to save some money aside So that when unexpected things like extreme weather happens the people who loose their properties and might help the government can support them

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          1. global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
            openhearted_fruit's comment 07 May 2020

            I agree with you because many people who are affected by extreme weather needs immediate help

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        2. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          accomplished_chocolate's comment 22 Apr 2020

          Of course government should save for future extreme weather cases, but once again it will all depend on what happens during this time before the extreme weather cases and how we spend the money on those issues.

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      2. global-conversation.png magical_idea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        modest_language's comment 21 Apr 2020

        All must come on board when it comes to extreme weather issues .

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        1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          magical_idea's comment 22 Apr 2020

          How would extreme weather affect tourism?

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          1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
            tidy_melon's comment 22 Apr 2020

            Great question, maybe one an expert could answer? If you want to ask an expert this, add your question to this post:
            https://burnetnewsclub.com/issues/extreme-weather/the-discussion/ask-expert-about-extreme-weather/

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      3. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        modest_language's comment 22 Apr 2020

        Ido not agree with you, l know they have much on their hands. But will you say they much on their hands when the is a hurricane, heatwave or flood.

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    2. global-conversation.png thankful_guineapig | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Changes come within ourselves if try and look at our current lifestyles it is what really makes our nation's to suffer from weather calamities. We really have to start with ourselves that when the nation can really be prevented from various weather changes. It's start with us. Let make our future better by trying and make our present day better thank you.

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      1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        thankful_guineapig's comment 20 Apr 2020

        How then do you think we can prevent extreme weather?

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    3. global-conversation.png insightful_mouse | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Step 6:
      Extreme weather impacts will vary based on where a person lives,how sensitive they are to health threats,their age, gender,behavior and economic status...
      For example children, pregnant women, older adults and people with low incomes face increased risk

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      1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        insightful_mouse's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Are you saying that if you are wealthy,there will not be any impact on you?

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        1. global-conversation.png flourished_jabuticaba | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          accomplished_chocolate's comment 22 Apr 2020

          Extreme weather conditions has impact on everyone

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          1. global-conversation.png magical_idea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
            flourished_jabuticaba's comment 22 Apr 2020

            Yes because when extreme weather occurs, it doesn't know you if you are rich or poor .

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    4. global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

      extreme weathers are as a result of our own actions, the depletion of ozone which causes excessive heatwave is a result of the excessive release of harmful substances such as fumes from cars and smoke from industrial activities. Yes we can do something about it by improving upon existing methods of doing things

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    5. global-conversation.png hardworking_salak | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      It depends. If a country has a good Meteorogical service, they would predict coming harsh weather and the nation can prepare. If there is no reliable forecast, it would be difficult to prepare. However, generally if nations train their people protect natural environments, it would go a long way to prevent or reduce the effect of any extreme weather. If we protect water bodies, don't cut our trees and make sure that our factories do release dangerous gases to disturb the ozone layer, we would always be able to protect ourselves from extreme waether.

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    6. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 22 Apr 2020

      They can prevent it but it will all depend on their meteorological stations or systems. The meteorological stations are to inform the government especially on issues concerning extreme weather conditions so they can prepare. If we are not lucky and it comes unexpectedly the government is likely to work under pressure and have no time to consult experts before taking decisions

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    7. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 24 Apr 2020

      Yes, the nation should put in measures like planting of trees to help prevent flooding and clearing of drainage system.
      Facilities like reseach centers , rehabilitation centers and hospitals should put in place to help in case extreme Weather occur.

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    8. global-conversation.png smart_expression | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 06 May 2020

      Yeah they could if only the scientific research and findings could be funded well and the government invests in Laboratories and research centres.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    I think its time to take our weather forecasts serious and take precautions before they arrive.

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      sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

      The weather forecasts certainly are serious! What sort of precautions do you think people or governments could take?

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    2. global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
      sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Exactly... In oder to prevent extreme weather conditions from destroying peoples lives and properties

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    3. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

      You want to say that,in the past we didn't take our weather forecast serious?

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      1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

        We took them not that serious which has cause other deadly diseases such as Cerebrospinal Meningitis[CSM]

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

          Could you tell us more about what you mean here, as the link to weather is not yet clear.

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        1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

          Government can tell people to evacuate from place likely for extreme weather to occur.
          Also borrowing from other countries will help.
          Government can also seek help from International Aid Organisations.

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        2. global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

          There must be a ban on the importation of over-aged vehicles in all countries

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          1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            blessed_passionfruit's comment 20 Apr 2020

            Why do you think there should be a ban on the exportation of old age vehicles

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            1. global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
              sincere_walrus's comment 21 Apr 2020

              Vehicles that are old or over-aged give out a lot of smoke from their exhaust pipes.

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                blessed_passionfruit's comment 26 Apr 2020

                Good suggestion. Why do you think the ban isn’t implemented across countries at the moment?

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                1. global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
                  Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist's comment 27 Apr 2020

                  I think the ban isn't implemented across the countries at the moment because in Ghana, most of the cars give out a lot of smoke and I think that also quite often happen in the UK. As you know, this can cause air pollution and in the end, causes global warming.

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                  1. tom Tom @ the BNC
                    blessed_passionfruit's comment 27 Apr 2020

                    Cars give out a range of other fumes such as carbon dioxide, too. Smoke comes from fires, and so we wouldn't normally say that cars give out smoke.

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              comfortable_computer's comment 22 Apr 2020

              Can you think of ways of educating the public about extreme weather?

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              1. global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
                Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 22 Apr 2020

                Through the media.
                I think the government should invest more in educating the public through the media that is the newspaper, radio, television, and online news portals. The media is a powerful tool that can be used to educate the general public on extreme weather. Creating awareness will help limit the risk of extreme weather since the public will be informed and would take the necessary precautions.

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                1. Hammond School logo outstanding_turkey | Hammond Junior School E
                  fiery_strawberry's comment 23 Apr 2020

                  fiery_strawberry the media is a great idea but do we already have that source? Example: The UK got warnings about storm Dennis and Kira.

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                2. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
                  fiery_strawberry's comment 24 Apr 2020

                  You raise an interesting point about the influence of media to educating people. Do you think some media sources are more influential to young people than others? If so, how?

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_wolverine | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The extreme weathers each of them has a prevention most likely so. Over a lot of years we have seen the most affected areas which means we could try to come up with means of prevention, by prevention I mean possible facilities like for floods we would come up with a proper drainage system in the area .

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1:the weather today is sunny and little bit windy
    Most extreme weather I have experienced is cold, because it was rainy

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      1. global-conversation.png unconventional_coconut | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        blessed_passionfruit's comment 21 Apr 2020

        actualy the most extreme weather i experienced was floods due to too much rain

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        1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
          unconventional_coconut's comment 21 Apr 2020

          What was it like?

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          1. global-conversation.png unconventional_coconut | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
            Olivia @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2020

            water covered a large area of land, water destroyed alot of houses and bridges and destroyed trees.

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  • global-conversation.png resilient_peak | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather events and extreme health care events are issues that affect human life style, the whole world is focused on the affected economy and resources to ensure life continue.
    Extreme weather has preventive measure because the government is prepared for instance is there will be drought the people will get ready. In the case of this covid-19 the government is getting prepared now that it has affected few people in my country.
    My question is do people affect by covid -19 and have pre- existing conditions survive
    covid-19 survive

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      resilient_peak's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Interesting parallels between these. This question is a good one but probably not for this particular post. People with pre-existing conditions certainly are surviving but it varies from person to person. Perhaps you could do some research?

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    2. global-conversation.png insightful_mouse | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      resilient_peak's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Normally, people with pre existing conditions have a high risk not to survive...because this disease entirely depends on your immune system...the strong immune system you have the likely to survive

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        insightful_mouse's comment 20 Apr 2020

        It's not necessarily a high risk not to survive, but they are more at risk than others who may not have the pre-existing conditions, or be younger.

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        1. global-conversation.png St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

          does it mean young people are not at high risk?

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          1. global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            St Paul's Primary School | Kenya's comment 20 Apr 2020

            the coronavirus is no respecter of persons, age , race or status.
            young people with no health problems are most likely to survive the virus since they have better immune systems compared to older people. NB; prevention is better than cure lets keep to the safety measures and we will get through it safely.

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          2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            St Paul's Primary School | Kenya's comment 20 Apr 2020

            Very young people such as babies and infants are at higher risk a well as the aged because of their comprmised immune system. Babies and infants have comparatively underdeveloped immune system thus are very easy targets

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          3. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
            St Paul's Primary School | Kenya's comment 21 Apr 2020

            They are at risk in our country children of underage have been affecte and have also ended up dying

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      2. global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        insightful_mouse's comment 20 Apr 2020

        But those with weak immune system can eat foods for the immune system

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3: similarities, bad weather conditions
    Difference, different weather, there is flood, wildfire and heathave in different places
    Thos affected: people and animals, because animals die, people's homes get destroyed making them homeless and also they loose income

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      congenial_journalist's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Thank you for kicking off this discussion! What do others think?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Step 3:
        I observed that the various pairs of pictures all showed areas affected by natural disasters like floods,bushfires,heatwaves and hurricanes. It seemed that the poor and tropical regions were really affected compared to the richer countries.

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      2. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 22 May 2020

        This shows that extreme weather knows no boundaries. They strike everywhere and expand as far as possible. We all need to come together and devise common approaches in responding to extreme weathers.

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 5: 1 hot weather
    2: sad, because bad weather causes loss of production
    3,yes since people are affected
    4.as bold as possible showing the real effect of bad weather to the people.the hot weather in the area has led people to go to the beach

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      congenial_journalist's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Thank you for this assessment of the newspaper articles! Can you think of an example of extreme weather and then think of a newspaper headline for it?

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        1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          magnificent_plantain's comment 20 Apr 2020

          Most countries recorded cases due to infection from already infected non-citizens .
          I think that countries with no cases were fortunate enough to have had non-infected visitors. They could also have closed their borders to all incoming flights thus prevented the arrival of foreigners into the country

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        2. global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
          magnificent_plantain's comment 26 Apr 2020

          Because,there close their boundaries quickly as possible

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      1. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 22 May 2020

        I will say wildfires. The newspaper headline I will give to wildfires is 'TOGETHER WE QUENCH'.
        This is to talk about measures and efforts to deal with fire outbreaks in the world.

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    2. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      congenial_journalist's comment 22 Apr 2020

      How does bad weather causes loss of production and also as a president what measures will you put in place to prevent bad weather from causing low production in the country

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 6: yes, everybody is affected
    How has extri bad weather in your country has affected you

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  • global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Similarities of the foods: both affect livelihood, it also hinders transportation when it destroy roads.
    Wild fire: if not contained by the fire fighters it has mass distruction to vegetation.

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1 the weather outside my window is rainy and very cold
    The most Extreme weather I have ever experienced is flooding
    This is the time that water is everywhere
    It's really bad when it's time to go to school and we are always rained on especially those who stay far from school and are forced to use motorcycles .
    You have to walk in dirty water at times that include sewage water .
    You see dirty water in our plots ..that's even close to our doors .

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    1. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      open_dragonfly's comment 20 Apr 2020

      The ones affected by this weather are animals and humans

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        open_dragonfly's comment 20 Apr 2020

        I agree. Also plants and other forms of life , discovered and yet to be discovered could have been lost too.

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    2. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      open_dragonfly's comment 20 Apr 2020

      To add on this when the different weathers happen students education is affected,different types of diseases occur and parents may not go to work

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      open_dragonfly's comment 21 Apr 2020

      This is a really descriptive account of the weather outside of your house. Can you remember how you and the community (including the farmers) reduced the effects of the flooding?

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      1. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 Apr 2020

        we had to open the drainage systems around our living places by removing all the plastic bottles and dirt that had been thrown all over
        i feel that as the community we are also responsible for flooding i live in the urban setting so no much information for farming

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        1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
          open_dragonfly's comment 22 Apr 2020

          Can you say more about why you feel as a community more can be done to reduce the flooding risk?

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          1. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
            Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 27 Apr 2020

            To add on this when the different weathers happen students education is affected,different types of diseases occur and parents may not go to work

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    The weather is sunny today.
    The extreme weather I have ever experienced is foggy weather. It wasn't so clear that I could see from afar.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    It is cloudy here.
    I have experienced that it is cold due to too much rains.

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3: differences
    For the floods the developed countries r equipped with resources that make them not to be affected much like flood in b and the mode of technology like roads are not well built in b thus movement becomes harder in b than a

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    1. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      warm_bell's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Thats the problem the developed countries have resources so do we. But why are we lagging behind? Its our government officials who should be thoutful of the lower society and not just their pockets for our country to be able to accomodate these temperatures its the governmnt to leave out their greed

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        incredible_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

        What would you like to see governments do specifically, incredible_tornado?

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        1. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

          I would like them to understand the meaning of their posts ahead of the citizens and their work rightfully

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        2. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

          They should understand the plight of the people and act on them

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      2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        incredible_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Sorry but the actual topic is about extreme weather conditions and not politics so please let's not deviate from it.
        But in my opinion the various governments of now developing countries must not be blamed solely. Ignorance is the main obstacle to our progress. I believe that it over 70%of our population are educated or can even read and write, the desire to build a Peter world, and better continent for ourselves and future generations will grow a lot. The selflessness, devotion and sacrifice needed to develop our countries will be deeply rooted in us

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          cheerful_region's comment 20 Apr 2020

          When you say ignorance is the main obstacle to our progress, what could be done about that?

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3 :differences
    Wildfire in a the animals lack protective clothing unlike in b we see the firemen who are wearing protective clothing and thus may not get affected by fire
    Heatwave in a...the developing countries the man is depending on the coolness of the cooler while the heatwave in b the sprays are able to satisfy the heatwave thus they are more developed and thus the heat wave does not really bother them

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 2
    Extreme weather is one of the biggest threats our world faces.
    Whilst extreme weather has always existed, devastating fires, flooding, droughts, heat waves and tropical storms are becoming more frequent and are thought to be made worse by the climate change.
    The consequences are more life altering than ever before.
    To minimise the impact, communities, economies and health care systems need to find ways to adapt.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      sensible_jackfruit's comment 20 Apr 2020

      That's an interesting point you have made. Can you think of any examples of how communities, economies and health care systems could adapt to minimise the impact of extreme weather?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Communities,Economies and health care systems can help in this fight by managing their disposal of waste properly. Waste management is a major problem for most countries. Recycling can be adopted by communities and health care systems must dispose medical waste properly. Economies can encourage the use of environmental friendly products. Alternative energy sources to can be used in the generation of electricity and gas (use of biogas or water for electricity).

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    i.they both have places filled with water
    ii.In Flood A, people can walk through the flood water,but in Flood B, it is difficult to walk through.
    iii.People who live in Flood B are those who will get affected most.This is because they find it difficult to move freely to their destinations on the streets in their cars,motors and footwalks.

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      sincere_walrus's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Good assessment of both pictures, well done.

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3: affected people
    The disabled people are affected as they are not able to move as fast as those with the ability....incase the extreme weather takes place they wont be able to move fast

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3:affected people
    We can look at gender....hereby under gender mainly about women who are having children it becomes difficult for them to move fast because they have to carry the children with them and at the same time expecting mothers may also go through a hard time escaping the calamity......thus women are afected

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      warm_bell's comment 20 Apr 2020

      You make a very interesting point regarding gender. Can you think of other ways women are unfairly affected by extreme weather?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 Apr 2020

        I think women are unfairly affected by the extreme weather conditions. Firstly, women lack the physical strength of men thus will be at a disadvantage in case of an occurring disaster. Secondly a pregnant woman will be unfairly affected. Economically, most women around the world are not financially capable as men are thus will also be at a disadvantage. But the good aspect is that due to their gender,they are likely to receive more and immediate help in case of an disaster

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          cheerful_region's comment 21 Apr 2020

          This is a really insightful comment. Can you support your opinion with facts? For example, can you find some data that shows the difference in pay and employment between men and women?
          And do you think that it's fair that while they might be more adversely affected, they get more help?

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  • global-conversation.png productive_cherry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather has really changed the world. Everywhere you go it is either too hot or too cold. If it isn't any of them, it is windy. We should all do our part to help by reducing our waste etc...

    productive_cherry

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      productive_cherry's comment 23 Apr 2020

      Great comment. In what ways can the community act to help minimise the impact of extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3:similarities
    The floods affect movement in both developed and developing countries as we can see in the two pictures
    Wildfire affects vegetation in both the pictures as we can see in a and b

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    1. global-conversation.png Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      warm_bell's comment 20 Apr 2020

      How does it affect movement?

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      1. global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya's comment 20 Apr 2020

        It affects movement in that it becomes difficult for vehicles or even people to pass when their is lots of water on the roads and also at times floods causes falling of trees which may fall on roads and thus cars being unable to pass.....it also affects movement.....in developing countries because of poor roads thus many pools of water and deep holes will be formed due to this.....i was asking if the government can repair these roads so at least we can have a good drainage system....

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    we can see in the first picture that objects have been destroyed(flood B),transport/movement has become a challenge

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  • global-conversation.png insightful_mouse | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    My question is
    It's confirmed that there isn't any cure for covid 19 so far but how comes we hear cases of individuals recovering?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      insightful_mouse's comment 20 Apr 2020

      The reason is that the symptoms of covid-19 differ from person to person. Some people experience no symptoms, some experience mild symptoms, and for others the symptoms are more serious and this can lead, tragically, to death.

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      1. global-conversation.png magnificent_plantain | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        How come some countries have not recorded even a single case .

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          magnificent_plantain's comment 20 Apr 2020

          Do you mean case of covid-19? There might be a number of reasons behind that - based on location, transport, or how much testing they have done.

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      2. global-conversation.png St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        can someone with mild signs of corona die without being seriously ill?

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          St Paul's Primary School | Kenya's comment 20 Apr 2020

          This is a good question and it's probably best left for experts to answer. I think it's safe to say that if someone was to die from their symptoms then they would be classed as having been seriously ill.

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          1. global-conversation.png St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
            Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

            sure

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    2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      insightful_mouse's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Truly,Covid-19 has no cure but there are recovery cases.
      Covid -19 is a corona virus, an already existing virus with documented knowledge. It was caused common respiratory diseases in animals but has evolved to infect humans.
      The knowledge about this virus has helped the health care systems to adopt various combinations which DO NOT cure but help the immune system to produce antibodies to fight the virus in humans. People with good immune systems easily fight the virus when the combinations are used. But the situation is not very effective in the aged,babies,infants and sick people resulting in high death cases of these groups of people

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  • global-conversation.png cherished_cicada | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step3:similarities,all have have bad weather conditions
    Differences:some areas affected are developed and have better facilities,while others are underdeveloped and have poor infrastructure along with very minimum aid
    Affected:People are affected as bad weather inconveniences transport, causes diseases and even deaths,it also affects vegetation as it destroys in the the case of wildfires and kills wildlife

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  • global-conversation.png composed_dusk | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1: calm
    Rain is the most extreme weather we have experienced
    Step 3: similarity is that all of them are finding it difficult in movement. Difference is that the underdeveloped are suffering more than the developed as they have no way to deal with the extreme weathers
    The climate changet activist would accept of it as it is the right of the citizens to know the weather changes
    Not everyone is equally affected by the weather changes as the poor and old may not have ways to prevent themselves from the extreme weathers
    My question is that how do they deal with the extreme weathers and how does it hinder their normal lives??

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      composed_dusk's comment 20 Apr 2020

      An interesting question at the end there - who can respond to this with their experience?

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      1. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Step5 climate change activist would disapprove of The morning Herald for its talking about high temperatures with people busking in the gardens how comes?

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          incredible_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

          Why would they disapprove?

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      2. global-conversation.png unconventional_coconut | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        in my country we know seasons when we experince heavy rains and when we expect mild droughts, when drought gets worse the govenment has put in place measure to feed the affected and also saving the animals by slaughtering them and canning the products for consumption

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          unconventional_coconut's comment 20 Apr 2020

          Thank you for sharing this!

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      3. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        I think borrowing from other countries and also seek help from International Aid Organisations can help.

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    2. global-conversation.png sensible_wolverine | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      composed_dusk's comment 20 Apr 2020

      The extreme weathers lead to displacement of people, distraction of people's property leads to disrupting people distraction of people's day to day activities

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    3. global-conversation.png insightful_mouse | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      composed_dusk's comment 20 Apr 2020

      For example ...if we experience a heatwave in the warmer months
      You can protect yourself and others by:-
      Stay out heat and keep out of sun at noon
      Cool yourself and drink a lot of water
      Keep your environment cool...

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    It's a sunny day today,with bright clear skies probably as a result of yesterday's rain.
    And it's so hot. It reminds me of one other day when the heat was unbearable.

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    1. global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      cheerful_region's comment 20 Apr 2020

      What if there is a drought during the heatwave?How would you get water?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        fabulous_seal's comment 20 Apr 2020

        I've never experienced a drought before but I think during this period, the government,organisations and individuals with enough money will definitely be of help to the country by helping to provide water to the less fortunate in the society.

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 4: heatwave is a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather
    Hurricane is a storm with a violent wind,in particular a tropical cyclone in carribean
    Drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall,leading to shortage of water
    Wildfire is a large destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or bush
    Flood is an overflow of large amount of water beyond its normal limits especially over what is normally dry land
    Extreme is too much of something
    Response is the outcome

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    It is evident that we cannot prevent the extreme from happening but we can take measures to minimise the effects of these happenings

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3:differences
    Hurricane in a the houses are not very affected because they are strong and permanent while the hurricane in b has caused destruction in the house making the people move their belongings out of the house

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    1. global-conversation.png openhearted_penguin | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      warm_bell's comment 20 Apr 2020

      I agree but in hurricane b the people have moved their belongings out of the house because the house is not built well thus can easily get destroyed.

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      1. global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        openhearted_penguin's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Yes thats y i mentioned the developin n developed countries thus in b they will suffer more than those in a because they have to start over because their houses are easily destroyed due to the mode of technology....they have poor modes of technology

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_independence | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3:the similarities are that they are all natural disasters

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Difference in wildfire in image A we can see that the animal (kangaroo) does not have anything to protect itself from the fire but in image B we can see that the humans have worn some protective gear to protect themselves from the wild fire

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step6:1 not everybody is equally affected by extreme temperatures as many people are to prevent themselves from the problem the temperatures create. Due to availability of resources and money in some countries . Unlike others for example Turkana in kenya suffers from hunger striked by high temperatures

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    1. global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      incredible_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Step1:It is very sunny today.Most extreme weather I have experienced is cold,because it was raining

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    It is evident that we cannot prevent the extreme from happening but we can take measures to minimize the effects of these happenings

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      warmhearted_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

      That is an interesting statement. Can you give any examples of measures to minimise the effects of extreme weather?

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      1. global-conversation.png warmhearted_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 Apr 2020

        The society could build strong shelters with firm foundation for hurricanes or storms so that when it happens people who are not at home or houses's get blown away could stay there until its safe to come out.
        About the heat wave;we can't say that we should put technology like thermal regulators in every house because many people can't afford that so another way is we build houses in ways that they can minimize heat like the external should be bright to reflect heat away and internal should be dull(not too dull) to absorb heat. Houses should also be built with poor conductors outside and not conductors like iron sheet to reduce absorption of heat.

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        1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
          warmhearted_tornado's comment 21 Apr 2020

          Well done for giving a really detailed response regarding suggestions. You are right that some countries cannot afford to safeguard their people as well as other countries and you have recognised that. You have also made suggestions as a compromise which is excellent.

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    The only help various governments can provide is to pass out policies. They can never force anyone to obey so it is our individual duty to stop damaging the environment and encourage others too

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      cheerful_region's comment 20 Apr 2020

      I have been thinking about your comment that the only thing governments can do is to pass policy. Policies can be a very effective tool of changing the current state of affairs. Do you think the government is doing enough in relation to carbon emissions? Can you think of what sort of policies would be particularly effective in countering climate change?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Recycling must be adopted in Ghana as a proper way of waste management instead of using land fill sites and burning of waste to reduce carbon emissions. The government can strictly enforce existing rules on the protection of forests and reservations which provide trees to absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Also small scale mining must be banned permanently (but not for a few months like what happened ), to reduce pollution of water bodies, deforestation and land degradation.

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        1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
          cheerful_region's comment 21 Apr 2020

          Thank you - these are some very good suggestions for practical ways the government can effectively counter climate change. Instead of mining, do you think your government is doing enough to invest in green renewable energy for local communities?

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      2. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 Apr 2020

        if our governments were willing to follow up on tree planting which can sometimes stop speed of wind hence avoid hurricane and looking for ways to tap water or build gabbions when it rains they can help during harsh days times of drought

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    2. global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      cheerful_region's comment 24 Apr 2020

      Definitely we can't prevent the extreme from happening but we can take measures to minimize the effects taking place

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    How has the covid 19 affected my fellow students in the other parts of the country education side

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    What are the measures for prevention people are taking to reduce the extreme weathers in their country

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step5 climate change activist would disapprove of The morning Herald for its talking about high temperatures with people busking in the gardens how comes?

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  • global-conversation.png wonderful_keyboard | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    The etreme weather affect humans and some are caused by human activity so i think that humans should check some activity they do and this can prevent it from occurring

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_jabuticaba | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1-
    1-fine weather
    2-flood
    Step3-
    1-they are all extreme weather problems
    2-the difference is the lives it affect whether is a human or an animal or rich people or poor people
    3-both will be affected with all events
    Step4-
    1-hurricane is a storm with violent wind,in particular a tropical cyclone in Caribbean
    2-Heatwave-a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather
    2-Drought-a long period of abnormally low rainfall,leading to shortage of water.
    4-Wildfire-a large,destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or bush
    5-Flood-an overflow amount of water beyond its normal limit
    6-Response-attention given to the disaster
    7-Extreme-something in a high degree.
    Step5-
    1-they are about extreme weather conditions
    2-they affect the lives around
    3-Yes they may approve of it
    4-they should make detailed and specific
    Step6-
    1-yes every one is equally affected
    2-has the person been affected by one?
    3-yes they are.
    4-how has it affected them there.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      flourished_jabuticaba's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Superb work! Which step was most interesting to do?

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3:Extreme weather affects the human beings and animals .
    Similarities
    In all the photos shows that extreme weather will affect everyone not looking at age ,race, religion .
    When it happens for example the heatwave ,flooding or wildfires they caus alot of damage .
    Differences
    In both flood A and B the nature of the ground is flat area and the other is slanting
    In the photos of wildfire one is happening on animals and forests and the other and it has not stopped. While in B it's as if they are putting off the fire
    Photos with heatwave
    A poor person trying to cool down and the other one rich can be seen on a beach trying to cool off
    The photo with hurricane in A we see a well off family that has been affected and in B a poor family that's outside their house .

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      open_dragonfly's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Well-explained, open_dragonfly!

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  • global-conversation.png unconventional_coconut | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 1 the weather outside is rainny
    the extreme weather i have experiencedis drought, animals die, human beings luck food to eat and the environment is polluted by the bad smell of dead animals

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 6
    How do you feel when the hurricane is occuring somewhere in your area

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_guineapig | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Floods ,drought and wildfire are disasters which we cannot prevent them from happening. Thinking of people dying from this disasters makes me want to prevent them by all means. Seeing children ,women and the elderly people being affected the most by these disasters, breaks the hearts of most of us . People lossing their homes and being in streets being experiencing different weather changes without them having the ability to take any shelter ,and some of them end up dying because of the harsh weather brings our economy down.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      thankful_guineapig's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Thank you for your contribution! Is it true that all of these are unpreventable?

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      1. global-conversation.png sensible_wolverine | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

        No it's not true as for floods the government could build proper drainage and as for hurricane I thought the scientists were planning to use dry ice , air bubble to destroy the hurricane and as for the heat wave the victims should wear loosely fitting clothes and drink a lot of water and avoid drinking caffeine as you can see most of them have certain measures to be taken to stay safe am certainly sure if this is done then less effects will be there.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          sensible_wolverine's comment 22 Apr 2020

          Can you tell us why people are advised not to drink caffeine?

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    2. global-conversation.png gracious_television | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      thankful_guineapig's comment 03 May 2020

      Really Iloved the humanity in your talk .Children break our hearts ,they are the weakest. We can't challenge the nature but we can give help strong our homes streets be ready always.

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  • global-conversation.png entrepreneurial_robin | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    STEP 4: HURRICANE is a violent wind that has a circular movement mostly in the West Atlantic Ocean. HEAT WAVE is a period of days during which the weather is hotter than usual. DROUGHT is a long period when there is little rain or no rain. WILDFIRE is a fire that is burning strongly and out of control on an area of grass bushes in the country side. FLOOD is to become covered with water especially in a way that causes problems. RESPONSE is answer or reaction. EXTREME is a very large amount or degree.

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather conditions come from our own deeds.If some our deeds can be avoided such as cutting down of trees and maintaining our environment some of the natural disasters like drought can be avoided

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  • global-conversation.png exuberant_crow | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Not all people are affected by extreme weather but mostly who are affected are:
    Animals as their habitats will be destroyed And in some countries where they are not armed the population of the animals as they will die due to lack of protection
    Employed people are Likely to be affected on developing countries as they experience these extreme weather there is likely to be stoppage of work thus less income may affect the country's economy
    Farmer's crops will be destroyed thus food production will decrease

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_cockatoo | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1:the weather is cloudy.

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  • global-conversation.png creative_mouse | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1: It's a bit cloudy and windy today
    The most extreme weather I have experience was a sunny day it was really hot and the heat was unbearable

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  • global-conversation.png unassuming_expression | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 5:Each newspaper portrays the weather as unfriendly. I feel sorry for the ones who have been terribly affected by the extreme weather.The newspapers should try to inform the people how they can adapt to the extreme weather conditions they are facing so as to prevent risks like death.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      unassuming_expression's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Is each newspaper portraying it as unfriendly? Is there an odd-one-out?

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      1. global-conversation.png unassuming_expression | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Yes there is one, exposure to sun strengthens your bone health since the sun is the main source of vitamin c.The UV radiation from the sun can also have harmful effects contributing to skin damage including sunburn.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    Similarities
    1. Flood A and Flood B are both as a result of heavy rainfall.
    In Wildfire A and Wildfire B, the bushes are burning.
    In Heatwave A and Heatwave B, the people are feeling hot.
    In Hurricane A and Hurricane B, some people survived.
    Differences
    In Flood A, the water level is low but in Flood B the water level is high.
    In Wildfire A, the fire is destroying the wildlife but in Wildfire B, there are people there who are trying to put off the fire.
    In Heatwave A, the old man is under a shade and appears tired but in Heatwave B,there are many people there trying to cool themselves in a water body and they are not under a shade but do not appear to feel more heat.
    In Hurricane A, they were safe and their building was not totally destroyed but in Hurricane B, their building was totally destroyed and they are now homeless.
    Affected People.
    The people who will be affected by these events are those who are poor and vulnerable.
    They can be affected when they don't have good housing or when there is no system to help them manage the disaster.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sensible_jackfruit's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Thank you for such a full contribution!

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_independence | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    STEP 4
    HURRICANE : a hurricane is a storm with a violent wind.

    HEATWAVE :a prolonged period of abnormal hot weather .

    DROUGHT :a drought is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, weather atmospheric, and groundwater .

    WILDLIFE :is a large destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush.

    FLOOD : a flood is an overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.

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  • global-conversation.png openhearted_penguin | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step1 it is a cloudy day today.The most extreme weather I have ever experienced is rain.It was unbearable to walk on the streets because there was mud everywhere.

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  • global-conversation.png magnificent_plantain | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The similarities is they are both extreme weather conditions

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  • global-conversation.png resourceful_durian | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1 - calm and cloudy
    -The most extreme weather I had ever experienced was a heavy rain which was accompanied by thunder and lightening which went on for 2 nights ..a lot of houses on the slopes were damaged because of the time it took
    Step 6- not everyone is equally affected by extreme weather because the fortune people have all the means to cope with the drastic tragedy but the less fortune will have a lot of difficulties with doing so ..others would have no where to stay because of the damages the weather must have done to there homes ..this leaves only confusion and suffering some students and other workers will have to stay on a lockdown because of the weather and this would hinder development
    The question I have is what or how would the government and the community do to help the less fortunate to cope with the tragedy ?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      resourceful_durian's comment 20 Apr 2020

      That's a very good question - what do others think?

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      1. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        They could provide funds for the less fortune. The less fortune themselves would try to get themselves from that trouble by building long lasting structures that are allweather and can withstand any harsh climate

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      2. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        They could provide funds for the less fortune. The less fortune themselves would try to get themselves from that trouble by building long lasting structures that are allweather and can withstand any harsh climate

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      3. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        When extreme weather occurs,we react so that it doesn't become out of control.
        Nations must prevent it themselves without force but allowing them to use their own methods.

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    2. global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
      resourceful_durian's comment 20 Apr 2020

      I think the government should have stocked food stuffs to help or give those who will be affected when the harsh weather conditions occur.

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 5:
    The various newspapers all had a central theme, extreme with conditions. The central idea was about the recording of high temperatures throughout the country and it's effects on the environment and people. Though it's a very good effort, a lot more can be done in creating awareness. Better images , well detailed essays and less sensitive headlines can be used to create that awareness needed

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      cheerful_region's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Do you think they were creating the right kind of awareness, cheerful_region?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Not really. The headlines were catchy but they seemed to instill fear instead of the main purpose, creating awareness. A less sensitive approach could be used with an example being the dedication of a page or two for essays on the extreme weather conditions we are currently facing by environmental activists or professionals or encouraging the general public to write essays on the causes and possible effects of extreme weather conditions on the earth.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          cheerful_region's comment 20 Apr 2020

          This is an interesting idea - the challenge to get people writing about it may help educate them!

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  • global-conversation.png unconventional_coconut | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 2 the government puts in place disaster managing team to help in floods, drought, and also emergency cases.
    there is similarities in response, where the affacted life style changes due to distruction in the events

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    the weather today is raining and a litle bit windy since morning

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    other than focusing on adapting to extreme weather we need to look at why are these conditions becoming more and more frequent.It is because of global warming and global warming is caused by air pollutants like sulphur dioxide and other pollutants emitted from factories. Therefore the government should check if the industries are environmental friendly and ban those which are not.Thich will lead to decrease in global warming and decrease in occurrence of extreme weather

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      warmhearted_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Do you feel your government is doing enough checks on whether industries are environmentally friendly?

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      1. global-conversation.png warmhearted_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        well the government has done well on checking the industries but they need to put more effort on vehicles.some public transport vehicles are not road worthy

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      2. global-conversation.png careful_olive | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Are vulnerable people who have been affected taken care of properly by the government

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      3. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        I think my government is trying it's best to approve of environmental friendly industries but it can do better. Ghana as a developing country is still lacking in certain sectors which affect our environment. Mining, Farming and Petroleum are major sources of income for the country but these activities tend to pollute our environment. Though there are environmental friendly policies being implemented more can be done to stop pollution.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          cheerful_region's comment 20 Apr 2020

          Thank you for sharing these insights, cheerful_region. It helps us understand a lot about how your country is addressing the causes of extreme weather.

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      4. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2020

        i dont think the government is doing enough since they even give licence to companies before ensuring they meet the necessary rules of ensuring they protect the environment

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    2. global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      warmhearted_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

      You are on the right track
      Governments must check if the industries are environmentally friendly and the emittions must be decreased

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    drought because all animals died

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  • global-conversation.png unconventional_coconut | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 3wild fires affect human and wildlife , flood makes difficult to move andcause distruction too

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_guineapig | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    Raining. It's differs from different places depending on the location at the tropics.
    Step 3: similarities of the photos shows people affected by the weather changes in different places,and they try all means in their movements. Differences is that the different weathers showcased have their levels of effects as some have extreme effects on people. The people who are most likely to be affected the most are ;children,women and the elderly people as they are the most people affected by most things that tend to happen to us.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      thankful_guineapig's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Why are these people most likely to be affected?

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  • global-conversation.png wonderful_keyboard | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Difference
    Flood A was caused by overflow of water from water bodies but Flood B was caused by heavyrain due to lack of draining facilities like gutter that cause flood B

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  • global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    It is better to prevent extreme weather event so properties don't get destroyed and people don't get hurt to bring great loss to the country

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step1:The weather as per now is rainy .the extreme weather condition i have ever experienced is drought.there were no rains for a long time and our soil type being sandy ,we had to struggle to get enough water both for animals and domestic use.i remember i stayed for 3month without seeing my father .We being nomads he had gone to search for green pastures .it was really bad

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  • global-conversation.png wonderful_keyboard | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 4
    Hurricane is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that form over warm water in tropical areas

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step3:wildfire difference in wildfire A the kangaroo has no shelter so it is exposed to the wildfire whiles in wildfire B the firefighters are wearing protective clothing which protects them from the fire.

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_squid | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 4: Define some of the extreme weather conditions
    1. A hurricane is a large rotating storm with speed winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.
    2. A heatwave is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.
    3. A drought is a period of abnormally low rainfall leading to a shortage of water.
    4. A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as forest, grassland or prairie.
    5. A flood is an overflow of water normally dry ground.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_otter | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 1 its rainning since morning
    the most extreme weather i have experinced is a hot and windy weather with hot air condition near the shows of lake turkana

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      honest_otter's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Thank you for this comment. I would love to hear more about Lake Turkana, as I have read that the man-made building of a dam is contributing to a reduction in farming and natural wildlife. What do you think?

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  • global-conversation.png honest_otter | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 2 the the damage cause by extreme weather to human economy eg food production makes it similar to the effect of covid-19 to the economy globally. inmy country cases are few but the impact to the economy is already felt, extreme floods , drought affects the economy so fast, the government puts less concentration to unforseen events

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  • global-conversation.png wonderful_keyboard | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Heatwave is a period of excessive hot weather
    Drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall,leading to shortage of water
    Wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest ,grassland
    Flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step2: As for these conditions,there are ways to prevent them.eg,floods when rains begins people should raise an alarm to those in areas where floods occurs most because these are known places.as for drought ,i think the government should set aside funds to cater for food during times of drought.moreover we as citizens we sould join hands in fighting deforestation and instead practise more on afforestation

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 4
    Hurricane - A strong wind scale,stronger than a storm.
    Heatwave - A period of hot weather.
    Drought - A period of unusually low rainfall.
    Wildfire - A rapidly spreading fire,especially one occurring in a wild land area.
    Flood - An overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall.
    Response - An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
    Extreme - Drastic or of great severity.

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Difference:In hurricane A the people seem to be living in well constructed buildings whiles in hurricane B the people are leaving in a poor constructed building

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 2 extreme weather is one of the biggest threats our world faces extreme weather has always existed,devastating fire, flooding, drought ,heatwave and tropical storms are becoming more frequent and are through to be made worse byclimate change.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step:3 The difference between the floods is that one seem like an overflow of a water storage body while the other one is as a result of heavy rains

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step3:Humans and wildlife are affected by the heatwave due to excessive heat

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Difference in heat wave : in image A a small ice cooler is being used to cool the person showing that this is a developing country while in image B a splash of water is being used to cool the people showing the country is developed

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Difference in heat wave: in image A we can see that the houses have been built to withstand hurricanes if they will occur while in image B we can see that the houses have not been built to withstand harsh climates such as hurricanes suggesting that it is from a developing country

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      rational_chemistry's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Well spotted!

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  • global-conversation.png unassuming_penguin | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 3, because the floods may carry someone and people might be homeless,hungry and cold

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    What I would like to ask someone my age from a different country is are they going to school or aren't they going to school because of the Corona virus and if they aren't attending school for how long have they been at home?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      rational_chemistry's comment 20 Apr 2020

      An open-minded question, thank you for asking it! Would anyone like to respond?

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      1. global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2020

        One of my College in another country said they will be in the house for 1year But they will be doing Online Classes on the internet.

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        1. global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
          intellectual_meaning's comment 24 Apr 2020

          The newspaper portray's how the weather condition affects the people. 2 The photo speaks how ill the weather conditions affect people living in a given country in the photo. 3 I feel very bad especially children at my age pregnate women and the aged one's will be affected more in this stage.4 The president that governs the country will be sorry for his people are safing from the extreme weather condition in the country.5 No they should not approve of it 6 The extreme weather should always be outspoken every time.

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    2. global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      rational_chemistry's comment 21 Apr 2020

      We have been at home since march 13th 2020,for now we have no idea when we will be back to school,due to the virus of covid 19

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  • global-conversation.png wonderful_keyboard | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    It is better for us to learn and know about extreme weather and encourage people so that we prevent it so that the country will not lose

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  • global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Heat wave _ a period of very hot weather
    wild fire- a rapidly spreading fire espeacially occuring in the wildness
    floods- overflowing waters from the lakes or other water sources due to excessive rainfall
    hurricane-a wide scale of very stong winds , stonger than storms
    drought- lack of rains for avery long tmethus causing drimg up of vegetation and water points
    response- the solution given to a problem
    extreme- something behond the normal range

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The similarities in floods is that both brings difficulties in movement and transport

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_cockatoo | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    The most extreme weather is heat .it is unbearable to walk because all the water in your body drains

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step iv.
    HURRICANE
    Is a large rotating storm with high speeds winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.
    HEATWAVE
    Is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.
    DROUGHT
    Is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
    WILDFIRE
    Is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest,grassland or prairie.
    FLOOD
    Is an overflow of water on normally dry ground.
    RESPONSE
    Is a reaction to something.
    EXTREME
    Is a massive condition of something.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The difference between fires is that in one there seems to be fire fighters while in the other no one cares.The similarities is that in both destruction of tree species must occur

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  • global-conversation.png zestful_trombone | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    STEP6: Yes we are all affected by extreme weather conditions but not equally as poorly equipped people ,aged people,mothers and disabled people are severely affected due the inconveniences they are in

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Ad per heat waves ,there are people with places to cool their bodies while others do not but instead look for easier and affordable ways to cool themselves

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  • global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    The weather as at now is sunny.
    The extreme weather condition I have ever experienced is flood.
    It took people's shelter,food, clothing's,and properties away.
    It was very awful

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      amicable_piano's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Thank you for sharing your difficult experience of flooding. How do you think local communities or governments can offer help or assistance to those affected by floods?

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      1. global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 Apr 2020

        Governments must support those who have been affected by the flood.
        Also a fund must be made available for people to make donations into so that if any flood case arises the money in the fund can be used to help those who have been affected

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          amicable_piano's comment 22 Apr 2020

          Who should pay into this fund, amicable_piano?

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          1. global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Tom @ the BNC's comment 25 Apr 2020

            Anyone can donate for example in this Covid-19 my country, Ghana,has made a Covid-19 trust fund available and a lot of people have donated into it. Many institutions and companies
            such as MTN Ghana Foundation,NHIA,CBG,etc have made donations into it so it won't be a big deal for the donations. Institutions, Companies and even the citizens themselves can and will donate into it.

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  • global-conversation.png dependable_saxophone | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    It's high time we stand up for ourselves to stop this threats from affecting us because not all countries can rely on the government of course most of them are natural calamities and cannot be stopped but minimized but threats like infernos these are somehow caused by human negligence can be prevented.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      dependable_saxophone's comment 21 Apr 2020

      In what ways do you think we can stand up for ourselves? What power do you think lies in human hands to prevent the climate crisis?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 Apr 2020

        The government has a duty to help in the fight against extreme weather conditions but individuals are also obliged to.
        The public can be educated by concerned people and organisations through workshops or seminars or even door-to-door events.
        Individuals can help in afforestation. Every person can decide to plant just a single tree and care for it whilst encouraging friends, family and neighbours to do so too. It can create a long global chain of planting trees .
        We can all decide to use LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) instead of wood or coal or other envinmentally friendly alternatives (electricity, biogas,solar) which releases relatively less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
        Individual hunters can decide to stop or minimize hunting activities with endangers plant and all animal species.
        Individuals, communities and organisations can encourage the reservation of land and forests to create homes for wildlife.
        It is our sole duty as keepers of the Earth to use what strength,talents and resources we have to save our planet for ourselves and our future generations.

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        1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
          cheerful_region's comment 23 Apr 2020

          Thank you for this detailed reply, showing the variety of things we can do to create change for our world!

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    3: All people are affected in one way or the other due to destructions made

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  • global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 5 (1} the world on fire shows how the response team is taking action to put out the fire
    the extreme heat has made people to visit the beaches to cool,
    the pictures should be in bold writing to get once attention,
    news should report on extreme weather events with caution. by publishing friendly pictures to the readers

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      admirable_rambutan's comment 20 Apr 2020

      What do you mean by friendly pictures, admirable_rambutan?

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      1. global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        picture that could be seen by all ages, since news papers are read widely.

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 3 similarities all are extreme weather.deferences are flood A is not overflowing like flood B because it is flowing from a water body and in flood B it is overflowing due to excessive rainfall and it can easily cause damage economies and healthcare systems in the area. Wildfire A look like animals like (Kangaroo) are more affected by wildfire because they do not have facilities like people in wildfire B ahave

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      selfassured_meteor's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Good comparisons made, selfassured_meteor!

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    How come some people recover from covid -19 and test positive again.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      fabulous_seal's comment 20 Apr 2020

      We're not sure if this happens - scientists are still establishing if they test positive for a second time or if either test was not accurate.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    I think they will be affected because they are always regarded as the weak ones and they have low immune system

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1:It is a sunny day.People are complaining that the weather is too hot.

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  • global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 6- everyone is affected diffrentllydepending with were you are. people living on the north experience different weather to those in at the equator.
    Q] how much impact does hurricane cause to soil
    Q2] the corona virus affects people differently, those who come into contact with persons infected get affected too
    Qn- what is your experince of this virus in your country

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  • global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    step1: The weather is sunny.
    The extreme weather condition I have experienced is excessive rainfall which flooded my community and as a result, many people in my community lost their property.

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  • global-conversation.png magnificent_plantain | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1 :
    1.dull and rainy
    2. Heavy rains. Flooding everywhere

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step3 similarities they can all also affect humanity ,transportation it changes the way people live and also affect the economy

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    When extreme weather occurs,we react so that it doesn't become out of control.
    Nations must prevent it themselves without force but allowing them to use their own methods.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    We don't wait for extreme weather to occur but rather prevent it before it occurs.
    PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Can you share some ways you know extreme weather can be prevented?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2020

        The general public must be educated on the causes and possible effects of extreme weather conditions on the earth
        Laws established to protect the environment must be strictly enforced.
        Recycling and other good methods of waste management must be employed by the government and it's citizens
        Efficient and safe mining methods may be employed by approved mining companies. Illegal or small scale mining must be stopped.
        Land can be reserved to create reservations for wildlife and water bodies
        The exploitation of timber must be controlled by existing or new laws.
        The general public can be advised and encouraged to practice afforestation

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  • global-conversation.png careful_olive | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Newspapers should assess what climate is, or should be,regarded as normal, by whom and on what basis

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step3 : the similarity is that all the people involved have been affected either positively or negatively. The difference in flood A and B is that A is not a hindrance to any activity while B has caused a lot of hindrance to the daily activities. Wildfire A is affecting the wildlife no human is involved while B is affecting both the wildlife and human. The heatwave A seems unbearable that people from underdeveloped places have been affected negatively unlike in B the people are enjoying due to presence of cooling factors. Hurricane A seems to have done limited destruction that people are repairing while B has done a complete destruction that people have been forced to build temporary home

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      incredible_tornado's comment 20 Apr 2020

      You've spotted a range of differences, well done!

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 6:It is not everyone who is affected by extreme weather but it depends. When you are living at the place where extreme weather occured ,you are likely to be affected.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 6:Do all countries face the same weather,i mean the extreme weather.

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    1. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Yes they do. But they experience it differently. Because not al the countries are at the same altitude and latitudes. All of them lie differently. Thats why we hear of drought in one place , floods in another place. Some places experience snow fall while others not as we all live in different places

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        incredible_tornado's comment 26 Apr 2020

        Very detailed response! :)

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    2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Yes please
      All countries do face extreme weather conditions because it is a global effect.
      Though some countries are far ahead in the fight against extreme weather conditions, they still do experience abnormal weather conditions.
      This should encourage us all about to sacrifice, devote and work harder to educate the world population of the Earth's suffering.

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      1. cheryl.jpg EXPERT: Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist
        cheerful_region's comment 26 Apr 2020

        Agree with you that extreme weather conditions are affecting countries around the world. What do you mean by “to sacrifice” as to educate the wider public on the topic? Would you mind explaining further?

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  • global-conversation.png careful_olive | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    All people definitely would be affected, especially the economy of that particular nation

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    There are ways to prevent like drought and flooding
    For example to prevent drought
    The government/community and students can plant trees.
    To prevent flooding people can stop
    Throwing plastic and garbage in the
    Drainage places

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 4 HEATWAVE: is a period of a very hot weather
    step 4 WILDFIRE: is a rapidly spreading fire especialy in a wildland
    step 4 HURRICANE: i
    s a wind scale for quite strong wind strunger than a storm
    step4 FLOOD: is a overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall
    step4 RESPONSE is how to give a sollution to akind of problem

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Just wondering how to prevent the
    Hurricane wave and wildfire from
    Happening

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    Stand up.
    .Look out the window. What's the weather like today?

    I gazed out of my glass, transparent window and the weather was scorching! I looked out at the garden window and saw that the plants looked relatively dry, which tells me that it had been like that for a while. I think that this is related to the global conversation because the weather has been extreme for hours, which would mean that more forest fires are being caused and that animals are dying in Australia and the Amazon. Animals like turtles are very important to the ocean, and if they don't have water, they can't breathe, meaning they can't live and if turtles aren't living the human race would die, and not live up to its expected time. I think my plants are shrivelled up and withered because this could mean that the sun is coming closer and closer towards Earth, and it may "eat" us! This is a warning sign that we should start packing our things and go to another planet, because it may not be on Earth, but the timeline of the humans would continue. In addition to my recent point made, if we move to another planet, it may have useful minerals and sources that could help stop harsh weather. However, that would just spread the Coronavirus onto another planet, which would not do us any good. Another thing that I saw when I looked out the window, was that a large number of people were sweating, which signals again that the weather was boiling. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, may, things are out of stock. Therefore, skin cancer is more likely to come to people due to the lack of supplies, which would put more stress on the NHS. In conclusion, I think that it is aeroplanes that cause harsh weather conditions because they are one of the few vehicles that can affect the weather. I tried to link different issues together because I wanted to use open-mindedness.

    Thank you for reading.
    memorable_orchard.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 20 Apr 2020

      A wide-ranging answer, memorable_orchard. There seems to be a lot of different ideas in here - could you boil down what you're trying to say into a sentence or two?

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Okay. Moreover, if I was answering the question directly, my boiled down answer would be:

        'It looked hot outside.'

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    1. hurricane are strong waves that are driven by wind. 2.heatwaves are excess heat released to the atmosphere from the earth. 3.drought is a prolonged period without rains. 4.wildfire is a strong fire that burns in bushes or woodlands . 5. floods are excess water runoff as a result of heavy rains .6. response is the act of trying to help a situation so as to prevent it from happening again 7.extreme is a condition that goes beyond expectations.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    20 Apr 2020

    I am quite confused about what you do for step 2, do you just listen to it then move onto step 3?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Yes that's correct!

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_cockatoo | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step4:hurricane is a large rotating with high speed winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.
    Heatwave: Excessively hot weather which may be accompanied with high humidity especially in oceanic climate countries.
    Drought: an event of prolonged shortage of water whether atmospheric surface water or ground water.
    Wildfire: an uncontrolled fire that is wiping out large fields and areas of land.
    Flood: an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
    Response: to answer or react to something.
    Extreme: exceedingly great in degrees.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step5: The photos represents heatwaves ,the photos are attractive and everyone would be keen to read the paper.the photos should be posted in a manner that they do not create tension.

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  • global-conversation.png trustworthy_sealion | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1:its chilly. Floods, many people lost their lives and were left homeless
    Step 2:1.similarities between the photos is that they're all extreme weather 2.the difference between the photos is that extreme weather experience are of different types 3.the people are affected by these events majorly because some lose lives and also their properties are destroyed

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step5:1 They are all about extreme weather
    step5:2 I fell sory for those who have been affected
    step5:3 yes it can approve it

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 6:everyone is equally affected in some areas .but the poor and vulnerable are more affected

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Do you live in areas where these extreme weather conditions affect your learning?

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      nice_reindeer's comment 21 Apr 2020

      I have had an experience in which my learning was affected by extreme weather conditions.
      Ghana is my home and we have mainly two seasons; the dry and wet seasons. These seasons have recently occurred abnormally.
      I rem

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    OPTIONAL: corona virus does not affect people equally. in places where lockdowns are introduced.the poor people suffers more.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      nice_reindeer's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Can you tell us why you've said this, nice_reindeer?

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  • global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    How are you people coping?Are you washing hands as it is done here in Kenya?

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    1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      nice_reindeer's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Yes,we are washing our hands and using sanitizers as often as we can.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_otter | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step 3 heat wave in a is not extreme as in b the cooling effect expresses
    drought in b has affected movement while in a one can still move but not easily
    hurricane in b has hit a human who lives in undeveloped are this affects them alot than in a where its less destroyed
    the sililarity is human life is affected and movement too in all cases
    step 4- hurricane is stong winds stronger than storm
    heatwave is very hot weather
    drought is lack of water for a very long period of time
    wildfire is a fast spread of fire uncontrolably in the wildland
    response- is a action taken when there is aproblem
    extreme- is something that is unusual
    step5 the heat wave makes life change , people are at the beach
    the wildfire is stopped from burning other areas
    the photos should show details more,
    the news paper should give detailled information for many to learn because weather differ in all parts
    step 6 all are diffrentlly affected
    do you experince seasons in your country and which is the extreme season there?
    everyone is affected diffrentlly by the virus depending with the extent of its spread.
    to what extent has the corona affected your education

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      honest_otter's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Brilliant ideas, honest_otter. What details should the photos show?

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  • global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Am openhearted_fruit from Ghana and my country is a peaceful country

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step6:What does your country do when extreme weather occurs?
    When it occurs,do you have a place to lay your head?
    What are your experiences?

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  • global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 6 :yes everybody is equally affected by extreme weather when proper care is not taken to prevent it

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  • global-conversation.png selfassured_meteor | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    step6:1 yes everyone is affected equaly
    step6:2 I would like to ask someone is that is He/She taking this conversation seriously
    step6:3 yes everyone is equally affected by the virus

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  • global-conversation.png trustworthy_sealion | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step4:Hurricane-very strong wind or storm
    Heatwave a abnormal hot weather condition
    Drought -period where little
    Or no rainfall is received
    Wildfire-fire that spreads over a wide range
    Flood-large amount of water covering a place usually after heavy rains
    Response-a reaction to something
    Extreme-severe or unusual

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    is everyone equally affected by the corona virus in UK

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    has the spread of corona virus decrease the population in UK

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

      No it hasn't - there have been deaths from the coronavirus but it has not meant the population has gone down - many babies are born every minute.

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      1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 Apr 2020

        Thanks for helping me understand that the population in UK hasn't decreased unlike that of China.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    is corona virus an extreme weather condition

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

      It is not, but it is a big challenge that the world is facing and so we're interested to hear what the similarities and differences are in responding to both.

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      1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

        Thank you Tom for helping me understand that corona virus is not an extreme weather.

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    2. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      sincere_walrus's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Not really,its a virus and I think its not related to weather.

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      1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        delightful_snow's comment 22 Apr 2020

        what weather do you think can control this virus.

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    3. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      sincere_walrus's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Coronavirus is an airborne disease which can spread throughout the whole world within a period of time but extreme weather doesn’t spread from one country to the other

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        openhearted_fruit's comment 22 Apr 2020

        This is a really interesting distinction. Is this always the case? What about a Hurricane that moves across different countries?

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      1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        steady_woodpecker's comment 24 Apr 2020

        thank you for helping me understand it's a disease steady_woodpecker

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    In wildlifeA,the animals are helpless ,nothing to do,nowhere to go and are not capable of solving the problem at hand.
    In wildlifeB,there are people are capable of taking care of the problem.
    In hurricaneA,the people have rebuilt their houses which shows that they are wealthy people.
    In hurricaneB,the people are not able to rebuild their houses and have to live in a small place.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 20 Apr 2020

      Do you think people have a duty to protect wildlife affected by extreme weather, accomplished_chocolate?

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  • global-conversation.png trustworthy_sealion | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 6 I believe that not everyone is affected equally by extreme weather because we are on different places on earth which therefore makes us experience different climatic conditions
    The question I would like to ask someone of my age is has he or she ever experienced any of the extreme weather and how they coped up with the situation

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      trustworthy_sealion's comment 20 Apr 2020

      I have ever experienced flood
      The government came in and dug drainage that's how I coped with the situation.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step v.
    It shows that the weather has high temperature and the people are feeling the heat and collapsing whiles people are gone to the beach to cool themselves up.

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    The weather today is cloudy.
    Step two.
    Most extreme weather i have experienced is too much rainfall that made a road to divide into two hence hindering movement from one place to another.

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step three.
    The similarities in the photos is we start with the floods in both photos there is a difficulty in movement.In wildfire all the photos show destruction of vegetation.In heatwaves people are affected .In hurricanes houses are being destroyed.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    The photo shows how the people are collapsing and how others are cooling themselves at the beach.
    i feel sorry for those collapsing in the photo.
    The newspaper report should have rather shown pictures of the sun shining and the people under the scorching sun feeling very hot.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      sincere_walrus's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Why do you think they report in the way that they do?

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The differences between the photos are as follows:
    1)floods;in picture A we see that the that particular town which has been affected by floods the people residing in there have a high level of technology since they have the protective gears for the disastercompared to B where we see them passing in a pool of water without protective gears meaning their level of technology is a little bit low

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Recycling must be adopted in Ghana as a proper way of waste management instead of using land fill sites and burning of waste to reduce carbon emissions. The government can strictly enforce existing rules on the protection of forests and reservations which provide trees to absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Also small scale mining must be banned permanently (but not for a few months like what happened ), to reduce pollution of water bodies, deforestation and land degradation.

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  • global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 4: Hurricane- A severe storm with torrential rain and extremely strong winds
    Heatwave-A period of unusual hot weather
    Drought-The scarcity of rain
    Wildfire-A fierce fire that spreads rapidly
    Flood- The overflow of excessive rainfall
    Response- Something said or written in reply to a statement or a question
    Extreme- In a highest intent or degree

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    Look at these photos. For each pair of photos (Flood A and B, wildfire A and B.), discuss, or think about these questions.

    1. What are the similarities between these two photos?
    2. What are the differences between the photos?
    3. Who will be affected by these events and how?

    The similarities between Flood A and B is that the water is deep. I say this because the young person has his whole foot, submerged in the water. Therefore, if the water can cover his foot, it would be seen as deep. It is clear to see, but the elderly fellow has the water reaching up to his ankles. Another similarity I find between these two images is that both of the people are having difficulties walk through the water. Before I had already declared that water is deep, deep water is also hard to walk in, which may be the cause that they both have sticks, to aid them when they are in the water. The differences between the illustrations are that the amount of water is very small in picture A, it does not expand and is not as deep. However, in picture B, it expands across the road and goes up to the man's ankles, I am not too sure. Moving on, another difference between these two pictures is that one water is more toxic and dirty than the other, A is moderately clean, clear water whereas B is murky and changing hue, which automatically tells you the state of the water. The people who I think will be affected by this, would be cab drivers or drivers in general, because water would make the surface more slippery, which would make the car unrideable and that would affect the driver because they could e doing it for a living or it could be an emergency. Refugees, because boats are the safest tactic to escape dangerous countries and if it floods, the difficult for them to get onto sea increases.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Very detailed! Well done for looking closely.

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    1)who will be affected by these and how???
    1)people are going to be affected through the following ways:to begin with there can be loss of human life due to extreme weather conditions such as floods and hurricanes.in addition to that their property could be damaged and even their health could deteriorate due to waterborne diseases incase of floods or breathing problems due to wildfires since the smoke and ash generated pollute the environment for example what happened in california.

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    1.The weather is cloudy today
    2. The extreme weather have experienced is flood and gas explosions to cause wildfire the same time so all living around during the rain was affected and lost of people lost their lives and properties

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The weather was cloudy and rainy. The weather event which I have ever experienced is flood.

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Also people may be affected by hurricanes because they cause heavy rainfall and high winds and also stormsurge.A stormsurge occurs when a hurricane is approaching the coast the sea level rises hence causing deaths due to drowning.

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step4 definitions
    1)Hurricane:a strong wind
    2)Heatwave:a period of unusually hot weather
    3)Drought:a period of dryness
    4)Wildfire: a large destructive fire that spreads over woodland or bush
    5)Floods: a large amount of water overflowing over what is normally a dry land.
    6)Response:an answer or reply as in words or some action
    7)Extreme:exceeding the ordinary, usual or accepted

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 5
    The picture are potraying that the weather is unfriendly

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Step6
    Is everyone equally affected by extreme weather???
    Yes everyone is equally affected by extreme weather

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      resplendent_currant's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Can you explain your answer?

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    2. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      resplendent_currant's comment 22 Apr 2020

      No I don’t think everyone is equally affected by extreme weather because those who prepare themselves with a proper preventive methodwill not be much affected much than those who don’t prevent themselves. Like the picture in hurricane A is less in danger because of the preventive method use before the hurricane occurred but those in hurricane B was much affected because they weren’t any preventive measures put in place so u see in both Cases they weren’t equally affected

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      1. global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        tidy_melon's comment 23 Apr 2020

        Thank you for showing me the right way.i had no glimpse of that bit thanks to you i have now seen it.thank u very much

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Optional reflection;coronavirus
    Not everyone is equally affected by the virus due to the following reasons;
    1)economically;as we know in our society we have three classes the low class,middle class,high class.the high class people are equiped with everything they need foodstuffs,and everything we require in life.Due to quarantine,people have to stay indoors.low class have to go and work to earn a living and money to feed the family for that particular day.for the next day they have nothing.so what i mean to say is that the virus has not affected people equally since some people in the society are less or maybe even not affected but the others are more affected since they are quarantined and cannot go to work to feed the family.2)we also know that the immunity system of human beings is different. So some are affected and some have strong immunity systems hence can fight the virus.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      resplendent_currant's comment 21 Apr 2020

      A good reflection on this. Is your government doing anything to support those people who have to go out to work? If so, do you think it is working?

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      1. global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2020

        Yes,our government is supporting those people who have to go out to work by keeping a limited quarantine and curfew where people can go out to work from 5am to 7pm.Also,our government is providing food for people in stocks in each of the 47 counties we have in our country.Although the remote areas have not yet recieved but hopefully their are in the process of recieving.Yes,the measures they have kept are working and hopefully we will get over this crisis soon.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Has any student in UK gotten the covid19 which has caused his or her dearth

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      sincere_walrus's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Unfortunately, yes. People of all ages have been affected by the virus.

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      1. global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 23 Apr 2020

        If so what are the measures that you are taking to prevent the spread of the virus??And has the virus affected education and if so what are the measures you are taking to cope up with the crisis????

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_currant | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    I would also want to ask anyone from a different country what are the measures they are taking to prevent the virus from spreading.and also how has the virus affected their education.what are the measures they are taking to cope up with the lockdown and quarantine in terms of education. Thank you

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  • global-conversation.png comfortable_computer | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    STEP 1
    It is windy today. Most extreme weather I have ever experienced is sunny,because the weather was hot

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  • global-conversation.png modest_language | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    20 Apr 2020

    Around here it is hot but somtimes windy during evening times

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      modest_language's comment 21 Apr 2020

      How hot does it get? I am interested to know!

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    The weather is cold today.
    The most extreme weather condition i had was when flooding killed over millions of people.
    That particular day is still remembered in my country's history.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      I'm interested to hear that it is cold! What's the temperature? In London it is currently thirteen degrees Celsius and quite sunny, so I think it will be a warm day (maybe about 20 degrees, which is quite high for this time of year).

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      1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2020

        I don't know the temperature but i am sure it is below thirteen degrees celsius.I know it will become hot soon because that is what my country normally experiences.Ghana often experiences very hot weather but it decreases when the rainy season starts that is from March to late August.But is is usually and occasionally hot in the north.

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The flood A : its not the same as the wildfire . There is nothing the same between the flood and the wildfire.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      delightful_snow's comment 21 Apr 2020

      What about between flood A and flood B?

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      1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

        I think flood A had better drainage system than Flood B that why although there were flood but it wasn’t overflow on their roads as in flood B so therefore if we drain our gutters often it will prevent us from flooding

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The difference is that the flood is caused by heavy rainfall and makes some places to have water on some roads and people can't pass. The wildfire is a raging fire which affects people ,places and animals.

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    The people who will be affected is where there is a wildfire. Because the wildfire might burn people's houses ,affect people and even kill animals. That's why people should evacuate places like that. Even the floods too are dangerous. It can break down people's houses. The government should help the places.

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      delightful_snow's comment 21 Apr 2020

      You say the government should help places impacted, can you think of any examples of how governments can help?

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather is when the condition of the atmosphere goes to a high degree which can cause problems to lives.

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 Apr 2020

    Hurricane: a storm with a violent wind.
    Heatwave: a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.
    Drought: a period of low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
    Flood: the raining of heavy rainfall that causes floods.
    Wildfire: a large fire that spreads quickly over woods.

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  • global-conversation.png creative_mouse | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Hurricane:is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that forms over warm Waters in tropical areas. Heatwave:is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, the espec

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_chocolate | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    jolly_chocolate
    Step3
    I think that the similarities is the same bad weather and the difference is the places in which the issues occurred.Also I think people and animals will be mostly affected because people’s homes will be destroyed, also people mostly die through this extreme weather such as flood, hurricane etc. Animals also die, again poor regions are really really affected compared to the bigger and richer countries.

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  • global-conversation.png creative_mouse | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Hurricane:is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that forms over warm Waters in tropical areas. Heatwave:is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries. Drought: is an event of prolonged shortages in the
    water supply, whether atmospheric surface water or ground water. Wildfire: is simply an uncontrolled fire that is wiping out large fields and areas of land. Flood: is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry. In the sense of flowing water, the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide.

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    20 Apr 2020

    Not all extreme weather cases are man-made. Some are beyond man's control.

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      serious_fruit's comment 21 Apr 2020

      You are right that some cases of extreme weather are not immediately caused by humans. Can you think of reasons why extreme weather is getting more severe and more frequent in recent years?

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    Are you guys active now I need to discuss about weather.

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  • global-conversation.png rational_instrument | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    21 Apr 2020

    The most extreme weather I have ever experienced is at the start of spring. It was very, very hot that we needed to wear short sleeves clothes. I think it is because of the global warming that makes the weather hot.

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    If you examine the Heatwave photo,both photos show adaptation measures people are putting in place in response to the effects of heatwaves. However, in A there are better structures put in place to to reduce the impact of heatwaves while in B the adaptation measures are less resilient /less effective.
    People more vulnerable to heatwaves are children,the elderly and those working outdoors.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      warm_bell's comment 21 Apr 2020

      What kind of adaptations can you see?

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3: The similarities -It shows a bad weather condition in areas.
    Difference-Due to different weather there is flood,wildfire and heatwave in places that differ.
    Those affected-Those who will be mostly affected will be people's and animals.The animals will die and their habitats will somehow be destroyed,people's will also be affected in many ways ,their homes will be destroyed,their workplaces and their properties can also be destroyed which will make them homeless and also loose income which can lead to poverty.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      content_engineer's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Great work - you have given good reasons to explain why these pictures are similar and different.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The newspaper is portraying events of extreme weather.It is also showing it effects and responses.
    When there is high temperatures the sea at the beach becomes very cool and comfortable that is why there are tourist there enjoying themselves.
    There are also a large crowd at the beach with image named Balmey.
    Somebody is also unconscious because of the unbearable heat.
    I feel very sad about the pictures and at the same time educated.
    Those being shown in the picture will not like how the newspaper is representing it and also a climate change activist will not approve it.
    They should not portray images that will make people feel bad.

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  • Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
    21 Apr 2020

    You're absolutely right that we can all do our bit, can you think of other examples of things we can do to limit the effects?

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    1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 Apr 2020

      We can borrow from other countries and also seek help from International Aid Organisations.
      Individuals in the world especially celebraties can help by donating money.

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    2. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Reduction in carbon emissionsand smoke from factories are some possible ways out.

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  • global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3: similarities->all are extreme and harsh weather conditions.
    Differences->some are caused by fire some water so they are different.
    They affect people and also animals for example the make people homeless for flood and for forest fires they chase animals out of the forest and some die

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3:The similarities-It shows that the weather condition is bad in those areas in the picture.
    Difference-Due to this climate change there is Flood,wildfire and heatwave in places in the picture that is shown.
    Those who will be affected will be the Human Being and animals.as for the animals they will die and they will also loose their habitats.
    Human being will be affected in so many ways,their homes will be affected and will be also destroyed,their workplaces and they can also loose their properties as well which will make them Homeless and also can lead to poverty.

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  • global-conversation.png resilient_peak | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    step 1 the weather is rainy andcold

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 5
    1. The fictional newspaper THE MORNING HERALD is portraying that the weather is warm and people are out to enjoy the sun. It is sunny.
    The fictional newspaper MORNING NEWS is portraying that the weather is hot so people are out cooling themselves at a beach. There's Heatwave.
    The fictional newspaper NEWS ETC. is portraying that the weather is hot and affecting people during a parade. There's Heatwave.
    The fictional newspaper THE DAILY NEWSPAPER is portraying that the weather is not clear. There's Wildfire.
    2. I feel that the photos are trying to show me some extreme weather conditions.
    3. The people who might not like the way the newspaper is representing these weather events are those who are engaged in destroying the weather. Yes, a climate activist would approve of a newspaper representing the weather events.
    4. The newspapers should report the truth about the weather events.
    Why?
    So that those who can do something about the event would do it to reduce the effect of climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    SIMILARITIES
    In flood A and B they experienced the same weather but there were different pictures to depict what they mean.
    In wildlife A and B it was the same weather but variations in pictures to depict the image.
    In heatwave A and B it was the same weather but variations in images.
    In hurricane A and B it was also same weather but variations in images.
    DIFFERENCES
    FLOOD
    In A the people are wealthy and can deal with their own problems.
    In B it will be difficult to deal with their problem.
    WILDLIFE
    In A the animals are more affected.
    In B the people are affected but are solving it.
    HEATWAVE
    In A the was so unbearable that someone is unconscious with head on the ice chest.
    In B the heat is cooling the sea that the people are enjoying themselves.
    HURRICANE
    In A the houses are more stronger,well built and a good foundation which can withstand the hurricane.
    In B the houses do not even have foundations to withstand a hurricane.
    QUESTIONS
    Why don't the government help with their needs such as shelter,food and good drinking water?
    If government decide to help,how can they achieve that aim?Won't the expenditure increase?

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Thank you for your questions, accomplished_chocolate. You are right that it costs governments extra money to help when extreme weather affects their population. Do you think if governments invest money in new technologies for detecting weather events or building safer infrastructure for the country, they will save money in the long-term? Could the government save money from cutting down spending in other areas?

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  • global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    step 1: the weather is raining and muddy.The most extreme weather Ihave ever experienced is rain .flood

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      elated_strategy's comment 22 Apr 2020

      How did your family deal with these? How did the local community work to help each other?

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  • global-conversation.png selfreliant_passionfruit | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    step 1 when l look out of the window it is rainy and cloudy.
    The weather l have experienced is flood when there is a lot of rainfall the road are destroyed, building are destroyed and distrctions of properties.

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  • global-conversation.png resilient_peak | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    The most extreme weather Ihave ever experience is rain .Whenever it rains the roads and thepath way are always muddy and slipery and itsometimes couse road acidents.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    I would like to ask someone in another country about:
    How school is faring,have the government closed boarders or not?
    Has the lock down be introduced in your country?if yes then how are you coping?
    Are you in school or at home?Would you like to go to school or stay at home?
    Do you know the risk if you decide to go to school or go out now?Be careful and stay home.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Fantastic questions that show great open-mindedness!

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    2. global-conversation.png warmhearted_memory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Accomplished_chocolate,I will like to answer your question. In my country, the government has closed boarders of both neighboring countries ( Liberia and Guinea).To prevent the spread of the virus.
      Yes it had been introduced few weeks ago for three days and some of the less privileged were unfortunate to have food and water but it was pretty much a good time as family members had more time spent with each other and prayers were offered to the sick.
      I am at home and very well convenient 😊.
      Yes I do and will not risk my life. Only officials and government workers were allowed to go out and if any other citizen was out they will be beaten up by the police and forced to go back home.
      Stay home stay safe and and help prevent lives

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    3. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Yes they have closed the borders and this has really affected the businessmen and women who usually import and exports goods from other countries. No lock down has been introduced yet but just several curfews are taking place.well am at home . Actually there are some things that make me miss school but I prefer staying home. Yes I do know. Thank you i will be careful so do u

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  • global-conversation.png witty_horse | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    I think studying the weather time to time will help us know when to take the necessary precautions

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_memory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    21 Apr 2020

    Definitions of the following that can cause Extreme weather:
    HURRICANE - A storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean.

    HEATWAVE - A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.

    DROUGHT - A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water

    WILDFIRE - A large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush.

    FLOOD - An overflow of a large amount of water beyond it's normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.

    RESPONSE - A reaction to something.

    EXTREME - reaching a high or highest given point. Wikipedia

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      warmhearted_memory's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Thorough response to this question, well done.

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    HURRICANE
    Is a large rotating storm with high speeds winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.
    HEATWAVE
    Is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.
    DROUGHT
    Is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water. or a long period of time during which no rain falls.
    WILDFIRE :is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring in rural areas.
    FLOOD
    Is an overflow of water on normally dry ground.
    RESPONSE : Your Reply or reaction to a question or to an event.Example In response to my question,he lifted his head and thought for a moment.
    EXTREME
    Is a massive condition of something.An Extreme To describe situations and behavior which are much more severe or unusual than you would expect.

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  • global-conversation.png impartial_knowledge | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    FLOODING
    Flooding is one of the conditions caused by extreme weather.
    some of the things we can do to stop flooding is ;planting trees around us

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      impartial_knowledge's comment 21 Apr 2020

      The similarities in both Wildfire A and Wildfire B is that in wildfire A, the extreme fire has destroyed the vegetation therefore living things like the kangaroo has no food to eat and no where to stay and wildfire B there is extreme fire out break that has spoil many living and non-living things e.g humans and houses.

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    step 1 when l look out of the window it is rainy and cloudy. The Temperature of Coldness is twelve degrees Celsius and quite sunny, so I think it will be a warm day.

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    1. global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      intellectual_meaning's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Oh when I looked through my window today the weather was very hot. The heat from the sun distroy's lot of things in ghana. My most extreme weather was flood. Flood is the large amount of. cov no er v be sa be . .. ....I.......... no a no . ... sre no. B. . n o no be N not no not need b not a which is usually d

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    Look at these photos. For each pair of photos (Flood A and B, wildfire A and B.), discuss, or think about these questions.

    1. What are the similarities between these two photos?
    2. What are the differences between the photos?
    3. Who will be affected by these events and how?

    The similarities between wildfire A and B is that they are both in danger. Even though in picture B, they are trained professional and well-suited firemen do not mean they are not at risk of getting hurt or even dying in the fire. It is quite clear in picture A that the poor critter is in heavy danger. They may have some fur, which is a natural protection for them, meaning they have more of a chance to survive, but at the back, you can see a fire crawling towards the animal's direction. This means they are in danger. Another equivalent I find between these two images is that they both have some sort of protection. The creature has its fur, which is quite thick whereas the firemen have hoses. Both of these can fight off the fire, which is a protection for them. The differences I see between these two illustrations is their protection. The firemen have a moderately large group of people, meaning they can protect each other and themselves. Not to mention, the supplement of gear they have equipped whereas the critter, presumably, a kangaroo is by itself and they only got natural protection, which has not been tested to be able to fight off fires. Another difference I see is that one is less likely to survive than the other because A is an animal and if they choke on the fire and they are by themselves AND their lack of breath is stopping them to breath, means they won't survive. However, if a fireman's suit was not strong enough to fight it off, their team could take care of them and they would be less likely to die because ariel planes would be plotting water across the land to put out the fire. This would affect people with asthma because if the fumes of the fire get in their lungs they could have a serious asthma attack, which would put their life at this. Therefore, this would affect people with asthma. Another person this would affect is someone with Coronavirus because if their immune system have to fight off the dangerous fumes of the fire AND covid-19, it would make their chances of living go down. Therefore, this would affect people with covid-19 and anyone with lung conditions, whether they have pneumonia, a heavy smoker because more or less they would find it more difficult to breathe because of their medical condition.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The similarities in both Flood A and Flood B is that human beings are finding their way to their destination through the flood. Another similarities in both Flood A and Flood B is that properties are been destroyed by the flood.

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 4:
    1.Hurricane-a violent storm with extremely strong winds and heavy rain.
    2.Heatwave-a period of a very hot weather.
    3.Drought-a period of below average rainfall,longer and severe than a dry spell.
    4.Wildfire-a rapidly spreading fire especially occurring in a wild land area.
    5.Flood-(usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or input of water.
    6.Response-a reaction to a stimulus or provocation.
    7.Extreme-in the highest degree ;intense.

    Step 5:
    Description-It's talking about extreme weather conditions.
    Feel-It affect lives in the environment.
    Agree that the newspaper must approve it-Yes ,they must approve it to let people know what is going on and how to stay safe.
    How it should be approved-They should specify it for the people to know the type of condition.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The difference between Flood A and Flood B is that the flood A is a pluvial flood type and flood B is a fluvial type of flood.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    With respect to the newspapers reporting...I think their headlines put a lot of fear in people...sometimes they exaggerate the news
    on extreme weather in other to sell their newspapers than thinking about the fellings of their readers..

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      polite_land's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Do you think there should be rules put in place to stop this happening or is it acceptable because journalists need to sell their newspapers?

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    News on extreme weather should be reported as it is..

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 1:when I take a look outside it looks sunny and the temperature is 33 degrees Celsius

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    What I would like to ask someone my age from another country is that whiles they are at home are they studying or learning by themselves or they have private classes with teachers at home

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The weather is very hot today in Ghana and even when you are going to school you can feel the hottest shining of the sun in Africa especially in the north of Africa.
    Whenever it rains at a least moment you could feel the heat from the hot sun again.
    The most extreme weather I've ever experienced is the Harmattan or dry season.
    At that stage ,it feels like there is no food.
    Everywhere becomes blare.
    When the sun rises,you can see that ,there is famine everywhere.
    But at that time daily activities takes place well.

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_cockatoo | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3:similarities: they are all extreme weathers.
    Differences:they are different places that experienced the extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png hopeful_song | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    Today the weather is sunny and windy. The most extreme weather I have experienced is Flooding. It was really bad, It delayed me when I was going to school because I had to be changing routes .
    Step 3
    Similarities.
    In all the pictures people and animals have been affected.
    Differences.
    In Flood A the Flood is shallow and in Flood B the Flood is deep.
    In Wildfire A nobody is trying to put out the fire and in Wildfire B people are trying to put out the fire.
    In Heatwave A the poor man is drinking water to cool his throat and in Heatwave B the rich people are relaxing at the beach.
    In Hurricane A the Hurricane has not affected anyone and in Hurricane B the Hurricane has affected the vulnerable.

    In all this events except Flood A the vulnerable and poor will be affected. But in Flood A wildlife will be affected.

    Step 4
    Understand the Keywords.
    Hurricane- A wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm.
    Heatwave- A period of hot weather.
    Drought- A prolonged shortage of water.
    Wildlife- A rapid spread of fire, especially in a wildland area.
    Flood- An overflow of running water due to excessive rainfall.
    Response- An answer or reply.
    Extreme- In greatest or higher degree.
    Step 5
    The photos are about a Heatwave that has occurred. I feel uncomfortable. I don't think a climate change activist would approve of it because it seems the publisher is trying to impose fear to the viewer(News etc.) They should report on what caused it, how people are coping with it and what the Government is doing about it so people can get a clear view of what is happening.

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_memory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    21 Apr 2020

    These are the types of Hurricane
    (1) Hurricane ivan
    (2) Hurricane Darian
    (3) Hurricane Maria
    (4) Hurricane Micheal
    (5) Hurricane irma

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  • global-conversation.png hopeful_song | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    Today the weather is sunny and windy. The most extreme weather I have experienced is Flooding. It was really bad, It delayed me when I was going to school because I had to be changing routes .
    Step 3
    Similarities.
    In all the pictures people and animals have been affected.
    Differences.
    In Flood A the Flood is shallow and in Flood B the Flood is deep.
    In Wildfire A nobody is trying to put out the fire and in Wildfire B people are trying to put out the fire.
    In Heatwave A the poor man is drinking water to cool his throat and in Heatwave B the rich people are relaxing at the beach.
    In Hurricane A the Hurricane has not affected anyone and in Hurricane B the Hurricane has affected the vulnerable.

    In all this events except Flood A the vulnerable and poor will be affected. But in Flood A wildlife will be affected.

    Step 4
    Understand the Keywords.
    Hurricane- A wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm.
    Heatwave- A period of hot weather.
    Drought- A prolonged shortage of water.
    Wildlife- A rapid spread of fire, especially in a wildland area.
    Flood- An overflow of running water due to excessive rainfall.
    Response- An answer or reply.
    Extreme- In greatest or higher degree.
    Step 5
    The photos are about a Heatwave that has occurred. I feel uncomfortable. I don't think a climate change activist would approve of it because it seems the publisher is trying to impose fear to the viewer(News etc.) They should report on what caused it, how people are coping with it and what the Government is doing about it so people can get a clear view of what is happening.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Concerning the newspaper reporting, I think they should give us accurate or vivid information so that people would know the measure they will take when the need arises.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Flood occurs when rivers overflow their banks or due to human activities such as building in water ways.
    In the first two pictures are occurrences of flood.
    In the first picture ,flood occured because a sea overflowed it bank due to excessive rainfall.
    In the second picture flood occured because of human activities.
    The similarity between them is that both flood occured.
    The difference between them is that ,the first flood occured due to overflow of water banks whilst the second flood occured because
    of human activities.
    Human beings especially will be affected.
    Humans will be affected when farms are cleared by the flood and also people's houses will be destroyed.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg spirited_bat | Noel Park Primary School
    21 Apr 2020

    Step one: Today, the weather is sunny and bright but is also breezy and refreshing, th

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    concerning the newspaper reporting, I think they should give us accurate or vivid information so that people would know the measures they will take when the need arises.

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 4:
    Hurricane :Hurricane is a cyclone wind of 74 miles per hour accompanied by rain,thunder and lightning.
    Heatwave:Heatwave is a period of excessively hot weather which may be accompanied by high humidity.
    Drought :Drought is a prolonged period of abnormal low rainfall leading to a shortage of water .
    Wildfire:Wildfire is a large, destructive fire that spreads over woodland or Bush .
    Flood:Flood is an overflow of a large amount of water beyond it's normal limits, especially over what is normal dry land.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Rules must be put in place to regulate the kind of news they put out there

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      polite_land's comment 22 Apr 2020

      What kind of rules do you think could be put in place? And who do you think should decide what the rules are?

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Fire usually occurs when we are in the dry season.
    In the second two pictures are fires.
    In the first picture is an Australian fire that occured in 2019.
    The second picture is an LA fire that also occured in 2019.
    The similarities between them is that both fire occured .
    The difference between them is that,in the first picture,the animal was the victim whiles in the second picture human was the victim.
    In the first picture , animals will be affected.they will be affected because their home will be destroyed and they will get no where to stay .it will be hard to get even some specific animals.
    Also,in the second picture man will be affected .
    I'm saying this because whenever there is fire ,man property will be destroyed.

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  • global-conversation.png magical_idea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Isn't extreme weather dangerous?

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    1. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      magical_idea's comment 22 Apr 2020

      I will say it’s dangerous because is something which is unusual and you aren’t expecting it and it happens so u might don’t even be prepared as a country and the health care services too.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_iceberg | Noel Park Primary School
    21 Apr 2020

    I don’t think that everyone is equally affected by extreme because the weather is different in all parts of the world and the way that the effects of the weather is dealt with in different ways based on the resources and money available to different countries. For example, extreme weather in the UK is normally floods, gale force winds and, in some parts of the country, heavy snowfall. This is something the country is used to and, as a result, they have things in place like insurance and places to stay when there are floods, and road clearers and salt sprayers during the snow. They also pay people to help with the clean up projects after the weather is over. Also in the UK the amount of deaths from extreme weather is less than places like Australia were people die from inhaling the smoke from bush fires and places in Asia where people die from drowning in Tsunamis.

    There are also more deaths in places like South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia because there is not enough money to pay for the aid they need after hurricanes, tsunamis and drought or to make sure there is food and medicine need to get better. Some people in these places also lose their homes and all their belonging and end up having to live on the street, but here in the UK and in more developed countries people can get help for this from the government.

    Emotionally I think everyone is effected equally by extreme weather if it has destroyed your home or made you lose a family member but in the long run I think the more money you have to rebuild your life or the more economically developed your country is the less affected you’ll be.

    If I was speaking to someone my own age in a different country about this topic I would ask them:
    1. What types of extreme weather do you have where you live and how often do they happen?
    2. How does this affect you, your family and the community? 3. What things are in place so that your extreme weather affects you as little as possible?
    4. How does your government help to support people with the effects of extreme weather?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      wonderful_iceberg's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Thanks for your comment. Perhaps a club member in an African country would like to respond to your point about aid, and answer your questions!

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  • global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Ste


    Step 1: it's sunny here in Ghana now
    The most extreme weather I have ever experienced is a cold rainy weather. I chose this because on June 3rd, 2016,there was a heavy rain which led to a flood and fire outbreak. Hundreds of people died that day.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_lute | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    STEP 1 : The weather is very hot and it is the most extreme weather l have experience.
    STEP 3: Similarities, bad weather condition. Differences, different weather there is flood wildfire ,heatwave and hurricane in the different countries. In the end animals and humans gets affected. Because in the end animals die and people homes get destroyed making them homeless.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    In the third picture are heat waves .
    Heatwaves occurs when a high system of atmospheric pressure enters an area and last for some days .
    The difference between shows that,in the first picture the heatwave took place in India and Pakistan in 2019 while the second heatwave took place in France in 2019.
    The similarities is that they all took place in 2019.
    Man can be affected because during heatwave it is hard for the body to maintain its normal temperature.sweating takes place too much and can result to high temperature.

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_date | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3.
    Answer 1.
    1. Traveling can be made difficult if it floods, people can also drown .
    2. Living things life can also be at risk if wildfire break out.
    3. Living things can die if they don't get water during the heatwave.
    4.Living things can lose their lives and homes during a hurricane.
    Answer 2.
    1.Flooding doesn't affect only poor countries but rich countries as well.
    2. Wildfire doesn't affect only human life but wildlife as well.
    3. Heat can affect both rich countries and poor countries.
    4. Hurricanes do not affect only poor countries but rich countries as well.
    Answer 3.
    1. People who are traveling. Roads will be flooded and it will make vehicles uneasy to move.
    2.Animals who live in the wild and people. They can lose their lives and homes.
    3. People who have less water. Their water bodies can dry up.
    4. People who live in unsafe structures. They can lose their lives and their homes.

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    The weather today is sunny and a little bit of windy. The most extreme weather I have experienced was high temperatures or great heat. It really awful . Usually people with umbrellas in rainy season but in this case it was the other way round. Food kept in the refrigerators when taken out for just some minutes they go bad. The people referred to as Albinos were really affected by the uv raysvthat damaged their skins. Grass that beautify the environment went dry that made the animals miss food

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      incredible_tornado's comment 21 Apr 2020

      This sounds like a very difficult time indeed.

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    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      incredible_tornado's comment 21 Apr 2020

      This sounds like a very difficult time indeed.

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  • global-conversation.png fierce_cricket | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    Today`s weather is a bit harsh

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 4 hurricane-is a Storm with volent,wind in particular tropical cyclone in Caribbean.2.Heatwave-a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.3. Drought -A long period of time when there is low rainfall or no rain, leading to shortage of water.4 .Wildfire-It is a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over Woodland or bush.5. Flood - A large amount of water covering an area beyond it's normal limit like in our country Kenya extreme weather of today, flood has aff

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    In the fourth picture are hurricanes.
    Hurricane is a storm with a violent wind.
    The difference between them is that the first one was a New York hurricane sandy that happened in 2012 whiles the second one was a Haiti hurricane Mathew that happened in 2016.
    The similarities is that they are all heatwaves.

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  • global-conversation.png fierce_cricket | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    In the above pictures we see that wildfire A has affected the animals and lead to their displacement and wildfire B has affected humans making them loose their homes and putting the lives of those who have to

    rescue them at risk.

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  • global-conversation.png warm_engineer | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    21 Apr 2020

    The similarity between the both pictures concerning flood is that human beings are affected and normally the land was dry before and they are caused by lack of drainage system and both picture restrict human movement while the difference is that floodA is seen not to be that deep so people might not struggle are people in flood B and in flood B people struggle to move about and the flood is deep.
    While for the wildfire the similarity is that places and land areas are wiped out even large field due to these situation while the differnce is that wildfire A the animal can survive there maybe because it is its habitat while in wildfire B people are trying to stop the situation i.e the wildfire
    HURRICANE is a type of storm called tropical cyclone which forms over tropical or subtropical waters.
    HEATWAVE is a period of unusual hot weather condition.
    DROUGHT is a long period of time when there is little or no rain.
    WILDFIRE is simply an uncontrolled fire that wipes out large fields and areas of land.
    FLOOD it is a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry.
    RESPONSE it is a reaction to something that has happened or been said.
    EXTREME it means far from what most people consider to be normal,reasonable or acceptable.

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    I read in the news yesterday that people who are exposed to mass air pollution are prone to getting infected with covid- 19.How come a lot of people are locked down in most places where there are factories or industries which have stopped producing products,hence much harmful gases are not emitted into the environment but the number of patients are still in the rise?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      fabulous_seal's comment 21 Apr 2020

      That's an excellent question. It might take a while for the factory closures to have an impact on the air pollution and then the rate of infection. In addition, the rate of infection is likely to be affected by numerous factors and not only the pollution levels.

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  • global-conversation.png excellent_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The weather is very hot today in Ghana. Even when you are going to school or work place you can feels the hottest of the sun shine in African. The most extreme weather is the Harmattan season. At that time every where is blare.No food Will grow well.

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 4 hurricane-is a Storm with volent,wind in particular tropical cyclone in Caribbean.2.Heatwave-a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.3. Drought -A long period of time when there is low rainfall or no rain, leading to shortage of water.4 .Wildfire-It is a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over Woodland or bush.5. Flood - A large amount of water covering an area beyond it's normal limit like in our country Kenya extreme weather of today, flood has affected west pokot .6.Extreme - It is something which is very great in degree. Response- Attention giving to the reaction or , to something that has happened or been Said like the disaster of flood in West pokot.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 6
    Everyone is not equally affected by the extreme weather events because some people have good housing, good environment and live in advanced countries. Such people are not mostly affected by the weather conditions. The people who are mostly affected by the weather conditions are the poor and vulnerable. They are those who don't have good housing, good environment and live in developing countries.
    The question I would like to ask about this topic to someone my age in a different country is: Do you experience extreme weather events and how does it affect you?
    Optional
    Not everyone is equally affected by the virus because those with weaker immune system are likely to suffer more if they get the virus. If the poor don't take care of themselves well by staying at home or using protective kits, they can be infected. If there are no hospitals close to them, they can suffer. Young children and older adults too can be highly affected.
    Question
    What is your country doing to reduce the spread of corona virus? Are you on partial lockdown or total lockdown?

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    step 4 what i understand by the words
    HURRICANE this is a situation where by there is a very big storm including high speed wind that carries with is stones,sand ,broken items and garbage that always cause damage like breaking houses and even killing people and and animals
    HEAT WAVE this is situation of very high temperatures caused when hot water vapor coming from the sea or lakes rises to cause extreme weather it ends up killing humans and animals
    WILDFIRE its fire that starts on its own especially in forests like when the sun hits the dry leaves continuously for long it ends up causing fire to die and plants to die because there is no moisture.
    FLOOD the extreme rainfall that can go for days months but its a lot of water flowing all over it carries with it houses and kills animals and humans and even causes breaking of the trees
    RESPONSE the way the government, student, community act when something extreme happens
    EXTREME too much of something happening at a time
    step 5
    the news papers portray the weather in two ways where by the first two with people using beach seats means they are enjoying the weather and having fun the other two n represents so much heat since i can see a helicopter trying to put out fire and the other one someone has fainted because of heat
    i feel good about the first two pictures and the second two i feel bad.
    the government may not approve of the way its portraying negligence on the beach as for the climate activist i feel he can approve because it will say the truth of the matter.
    the media should always report the real thing so that we are able to prepare ourselves for example when it will rain .
    step 6 reflect
    yes and no because everyone is affected differently depending on the weather for example if its heatwave its in the air it will go everywhere in the case floods those living on higher grounds may be affected than those on plains or lower ground and those and also those in slums are heavily affected because of poor drainage .
    optional reflection
    about corona virus its affecting everyone rich poor small young or old,it has affected our parents jobs making them stay indoors,and we cant go to church,or go to school we cant have our birthday parties for fear of getting infected and during this holiday we cant visit anyone .
    the question would love to ask
    how do they handle their day to day activities alone now that we cant meet friends?
    do they miss their teachers
    are they allowed to have small gatherings for birthday party
    is fresh food and fruits available to them in their country

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    sorry those living on higher grounds may not be affected with floods as much as those on low grounds

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 1-
    1-fine weather
    2-flood
    Step3-
    1-they are all extreme weather problems
    2-the difference is the lives it affect whether is a human or an animal or rich people or poor people
    3-both will be affected with all events
    Step4-
    1-hurricane is a storm with violent wind,in particular a tropical cyclone in Caribbean
    2-Heatwave-a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather
    2-Drought-a long period of abnormally low rainfall,leading to shortage of water.
    4-Wildfire-a large,destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or bush
    5-Flood-an overflow amount of water beyond its normal limit
    6-Response-attention given to the disaster
    7-Extreme-something in a high degree.
    Step5-
    1-they are about extreme weather conditions
    2-they affect the lives around
    3-Yes they may approve of it
    4-they should make detailed and specific
    Step6-
    1-yes everyone is equally affected
    2-has the person been affected by one?
    3-yes they are.
    4-how has it affected them there.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    how does the smoke from exhaust pipes cause effects of the extreme weather reaction.

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    1. global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      sincere_walrus's comment 21 Apr 2020

      It produces greenhouse gases, causes greenhouse effect and causes global warming.Global warming changes the earth's temperature so it causes effects of the extreme weather reaction

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          1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            blessed_passionfruit's comment 22 Apr 2020

            The gas from exhaust fumes that cause the depletion of the ozone layer and the green house effect is not just carbon dioxide but also polyaromatic hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide and as well as carbon monoxides.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Please how would a climate change activist approve to weather events?

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    1. Wildfire makes a place warm.
    2. It makes the soil infertile.
    3. It kills the living organisms in the soil.
    It drives away the animals in the forest,if it happens in the forest.
    4. It also kills animals in the forest when it happens in the forest.

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_parrot | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    Similarities: bad weather conditions in different places .
    Difference: in hurricane A the people there are able to regain their wealth and in hurricane B they .are still working to regain their wealth.
    Infected:everybody will be infected by extreme weather because when there is a hurricane it does not look at how rich or poor you are

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  • global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 4 hurricane in hurricane A and hurricane B they are both affected by the hurricane. This is the similarities. Differences:in picture A it has a sandbag to block the hurricane from hitting the environment or residence. But picture B has no sandbag or protection for their environment

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_memory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 1 Its partly cloudy
    Step 2 FloodingOn the morning of August 14, 2017, significant mudflow events occurred in and around the capital city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Following three days of torrential rainfall, mass wasting of mud and debris damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in the city, killing 1,141 people and leaving more than 3,000 homeless. en.m.wikipedia.org

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  • global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    and in picture A the child is standing on a defence.whiles picture B are all standing on the bareground. Who will be affected and how. Hurricane B will be affected by the hurricane. How they have no protection unlike the hurricane A who have the sandbag to protect the hurricane from hitting both human and environment.

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 1 : here in Kenya the weather today was chilly and unfortunately the sun shone up at noon.

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    1:flood occure's when gutters are chocke

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    We have been at home since march 13th 2020,for now we have no idea when we will be back to school,due to the virus of covid 19

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    2: This picture means when a hunter Cath an animal and

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The whow will be affected are floodB because the primary effects of flooding include loss of life and damage to buildings and other structures, including bridges, sewerage systems, road ways and canals.floods also frequently damage power transmission and sometimes power generation which then has knock-on effects caused by the loss of power.difference between floodAB flood is an over flow of water onto normally dry land. The inundation of a normally dry area caused by rising water in an existing waterway ,such as a river , stream or drainage ditch. Ponding of water at or near the point where the rain fell.flood is a bad thing. the similarities between the photos are floodB people are suffering so the government should support them now.

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_hyena | Global School
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    - the weather is windy and has a few clouds but still quite sunny.
    - the most extreme weather I've ever experienced is storm Dennis and Ciara from 8th Feb - 16 Feb
    Step 3:
    - they are all problems which need to be solved
    - they are all different problems set in different places at different times.
    - they will affect animals and humans and plants and all other stuff within the area in which the disaster occurred.
    Step 4:
    - a hurricane is a dangerous hit of wind which may topple things over or maybe even destroy big trees and buildings.
    - a heatwave is a period of hot weather which occurs due to a system of high atmospheric pressure moves into an area and lasts two or more days. In such a high-pressure system, air from upper levels of our atmosphere is pulled toward the ground, where it becomes compressed and increases in temperature.
    - A drought is a shortage a water caused by not very much rainfall.
    - a wildfire is a fire which is usually in places with trees in the wild and it lasts for a few days and it destroys many animal's homes.
    - a flood is a big body of water which goes onto the land going into homes and buildings mainly caused by tsunamis.
    Thanks!

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The photos try to show that extreme weather can occur in all parts of the world.It affects every continent It affect those leaving in slum areas as well as in urban areas. People are being displaced

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Plants and animals die as well

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  • global-conversation.png fair_knowledge | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Flood A andFloodB are both as a result of heavy rainfall .flood A the water level is low and in flood B the level of the water is high. Flood a large amount of water covers an area which is usually dry.

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  • global-conversation.png reflective_nation | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The flood A is a town that has be rain but not over flow and floodB is a town that has been rain be over all the town

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  • global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Oh when. I looked through my window today the weather was very hot. Infact I felt the hotness in my room. When it hot heat from the sun distroy's thes

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  • global-conversation.png reflective_nation | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Wild fire A is where a fire has been over flow all the brush \forest when all the animals have been dead and some have run away
    Wild fireB is a bush where fire has been flow all over there and the fire service people have come there to pour water so that the fire will stop burning at the bush

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  • global-conversation.png reflective_nation | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Wild fire A is where a fire has been over flow all the brush \forest when all the animals have been dead and some have run away
    Wild fireB is a bush where fire has been flow all over there and the fire service people have come there to pour water so that the fire will stop burning at the bush

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  • global-conversation.png reflective_nation | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    A heat wave is a period of excessively hot weather which may be accompanied by high humidity especially in oceanic climate countries

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather is one of the topical issues that affect the world. Some of the extreme weathers are ,Wild fires,flood, drought, hurricanes etc.
    t are;

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    21 Apr 2020

    Are children in my age going to school?

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The community and the nation as a whole might not like the representation of this weather event. No, I don't think the climate-change activist would approve of this because the editor of the newspaper did not edit the newspaper well.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    I would like to ask someone in another country that:
    If you were the president of your country what measures would you have put in place to prevent extreme weather?
    How will you respond if it has already occured?
    How will you deal with the impacts?
    What will you have also done about the corona virus?
    Would you also have asked citizens to stay home,closed down schools and asked for medical care from other countries?
    Do you think measures put in place by government are good?How can it be improved?
    How will you educate people about covid-19?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Very open-minded questions!

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    2. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 22 Apr 2020

      If I was the president of my country I would have always build a better and good healthcare since extreme weather is an unexpected thing so when it happens and people affected they can be immediate solution of health services
      Also would have encouraged my people to pay their taxes well so the country get enough money to save for the future when any unexpected extreme weather and convid-19 occurs

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    I have not experience extreme weather before but I have observed how fire outbreak occurred in one of the big city in my country,on 22nd February, 2019 that destroyed many shops, stalls and goods worth of thousands of Ghana Cedis.

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    During extreme weather events the poor are mostly affected. In those times they really feel the impact. They are forced from their homes and they are usually displaced. The same can happen to wildlife which may even face extinction. Also, it becomes difficult for the affected majority of people to access proper health care. The vulnerable face food shortages leading to hunger. They sometimes face disease outbreak and death.

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  • global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    Similarities
    Flood A and Flood B are as a result of heavy rainfall
    In Wildfire A and B the bushes are burning
    In Heatwave A and B the people are feeling hot
    In Hurricane A and B some people managed to survive
    Differences
    In Flood A the level of water there is lower than that in B
    In Wildfire A the animal is affected while in B humans are the ones affected
    In Heatwave A the old man seems to be tired due to the weather and because he is poor he is relaxing under a shade while in B the rich are cooling themselves at the beach
    In Hurricane A the people have a well built house that protected them from being hurt and damaged but in B their shelter have been destroyed because they do not have a properly built house to protect them from getting damaged.
    The poor or vulnerable people are those likely to be affected by these events because they don't have good homes to help them manage the extreme weather events.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      amicable_piano's comment 22 Apr 2020

      What's the biggest difference you can see between any of the pictures?

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      1. global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

        The biggest difference I can see between the pictures is that the extreme weather events are either affecting human or animal of which they could do nothing to help them cope with it

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    The weather is sunny and very hot here.
    The most extreme weather l have experienced is flood. Intact it was so sad and heartbreaking because the houses of other neighbours were flooded. They had to use small buckets to fetch the water out. Also it caused a fire outbreak at the filling station. The fire spread into other neighbourhood. Oh God save us.

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  • global-conversation.png patient_raccoon | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    STEP 1
    The weather was rainy today.
    The most extreme weather I have experienced is when it rained and flooded over some parts of Accra.
    STEP 3
    1)The similarities between the pictures were that,they are all going to affect people.
    2)The differences were that, either the flood or wildfire, they all happened in different places and different times.
    3)Those who will be affected are humans and animals that could not run or do something to save their lives, the poor, pregnant women and younger children.
    STEP 4
    HURRICANE: A hurricane is a violent storm or a tropical cyclone that develops in the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea.
    HEAT WAVE: A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.
    DROUGHT: A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
    WILDFIRE: A large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or bush.
    FLOOD: An overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.
    RESPONSE: A reaction given to a disaster.
    EXRREME: Very great in degree or intensity.
    STEP 5
    1) They all talk about extreme weather conditions.
    2) They affect lives and those of animals around.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      patient_raccoon's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Well done for completing all the steps!

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Steep 5: All the newspapers are talking about one extreme weather condition Heatwave.I feel like the newspapers are causing people to be afraid rather than informing them about the heatwave.I.e.i

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    In the third newspaper photo you can see that someone has fainted on the street due to the heatwave.I think newspapers are supposed to inform the people not to scare them

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  • global-conversation.png magical_mango | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step 4:
    HURRICANE:A storm with a violent wind,in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean.
    HEATWAVE:It is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity,especially in Oceanic climate countries.
    DROUGHT: it is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply,whether atmosphere(below-average precipitation)surface water or ground water.
    WILDFIRE:A wildfire is simply an uncontrolled fire that is wiping out large fields and areas of lands.
    FLOODS:A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
    REPONSE:A verbal or written answer or a reaction to something.
    EXTREME:Reaching a uttermost degree,very great.

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_petal | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    21 Apr 2020

    The weather is sunny today
    The most extreme weather I have experience was flood because it was a rainy day .
    That was the most extreme weather I have experience because the rain caused so many damages ,it destroyed houses offices and even schools . Many people died and some other people were left homeless even some children became an orphan after that incident .
    That day was so pathetic that people just can’t forget that day (August 14 2017)

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_chocolate | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step4
    Hurricane-it is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters .... When a storm’s maximums sustained winds reach 74mph, it is called a hurricane.
    Drought-a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall leading to a shortage of water.
    Wildfire-it is simply an uncontrolled fire that is wiping out large fields and areas of lands.
    Flood-an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
    Response-it is a written or verbal answer or a reaction to something.
    Extreme-a high or a highest degree from a given point.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    21 Apr 2020

    Step3-(similarities) All the images seen above are natural occurrences. I know very well someone may ask why l describe wildfire to be a natural occurrence, because it is usually known to be man made. I say it is natural because, in some countries like as in Australia or some other places when the weather becomes too hot, fire starts to fall from above and this is likely to fall in a vegetation and then starts to burn as something small suddenly it escalates to become wildfire.
    Differences- In floodsA, the rain or water from the flood is low and for that matter people are able to walk in the streets but in floodB,the level of the water has risen a bit. For this reason cars, truck push, hawkers and the vulnerable are not able to walk or pass through the water and cannot also conduct their businesses.
    In wildfireA, the are no fire workers to put out the fire therefore the fire continues to spread also the animal does not have any protective cloth to protect the animal from the fire. In wildfireB, there are fire workers to quench or put out the fire to control the spread of the fire. Also the fire workers have protective cloth to prevent injury, suffocation and likely death.
    In the heatwaveA, there is a tired old looking man under his tent because of the amount of heat in the atmosphere. In heatwaveB, there are people out of their tent trying to cool themselves using water in other to refuse the severe feeling of the heat around.
    HurricaneA, the houses shown are not totally destroyed and this is because the people decided to fill the sack and put it in the middle of the road in other to hold the intensity of the wind into the town. InB, the houses there are totally destroyed therefore the people become homeless, because they did not put plans in place to control the hurricane.
    Affected- The most affected will be the the homeless, the vulnerable and the physically challenged. Also a case of gender can be here, this is because women will suffer the most. This is because when such things occur women in labour may have difficulties in giving birth the cars will slow down to reach the hospital immediately. Also female children may drown if the level of the water is high. Also those with respiratory diseases will also be affected. Again, wildlife will be affected. Also vegetations whose roots can take some of the water during flood and whose leaves and branches can prevent the lifting of roofs and other things during hurricanes will be destroyed.

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      proactive_agency's comment 22 Apr 2020

      A well-explained answer, proactive agency, I'm impressed at how you have developed each answer with connective words like 'because.'

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  • global-conversation.png sceptical_song | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    22 Apr 2020

    Step1 :
    Today's weather is cloudy. It's very hot too here in Hong Kong. The most extreme weather is I've ever experienced is heat. One time when I went on a holiday, the weather increased to about 40 degrees Celsius.
    Step 3 :
    I think the poor and weak have the most trouble in these events. Unlike the rich, the poor don't have much money. Beggars and the homeless don't have a place to stay.
    Extreme weather is a bad event for many people.
    Step 4 :
    A hurricane is a strong wind or storm bringing people cold .
    A heatwave is a sudden increase of temperature, making people fell very hot.
    A drought is a shortage of water , which make people very thirsty.
    A wildfire is a large event of fire in the forest or on a mountain. Not many people live there , so not much people will have danger. However, there are many animals out there, so there are many damage of animals during a wild fire
    A flood is when after a storm ,water flood over the village making them hard to

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sceptical_song's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Well done for working through the steps and giving specific answers!

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_blackberry | Noel Park Primary School
    22 Apr 2020

    Is everyone equally affected by extreme weather?

    I think that not everyone is equally affected by extreme weather. I think this because different people live in different areas in the world with different climates. Therefore, some people might be experiencing sunshine while others will have a year full of cold weathers and natural disasters. It also depends on money. If you are homeless and don't have a roof above your head, weather can be really bad. But if you have a home you can enjoy the heat and have no problems with the weather outside, even if both the people live in the same area.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Yes, there are several reasons behind how someone can be affected. Does everyone with a home have no problems with the weather outside?

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  • global-conversation.png practical_flower | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    22 Apr 2020

    In Flood A and B ,there are many water on the ground.However,the person in flood A can still walk on the ground, but the people in flood B need to wade through the water.

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  • global-conversation.png practical_flower | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    22 Apr 2020

    I think all citizens will be affected,because they they can’t drive if the floor is wet .It is dangerous to go outside.Children and elderly may slip and fall.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    Look at these photos. For each pair of photos (Flood A and B, wildfire A and B.), discuss, or think about these questions.

    1. What are the similarities between these two photos?
    2. What are the differences between the photos?
    3. Who will be affected by these events and how?

    I think there are not many similarities for heatwave A and B, but I will state as many as I can. The first similarity is that they both have a large source of keeping cool. For one person, a whole cooler is quite a lot as it can fully cool down their head, whereas the vast water fountains are quite a lot for a crowd of people especially if a moderately large amount is sitting on the grass and are not in the water. The differences between heatwave A and B is that one is quite wealthier than the other, or maybe their country does not have access to what picture B has, because they only have a Pepsi cooler and a water bottle for a whole day or a few hours of a heatwave, which is not enough for survive a day like that. Another difference I see between the two illustrations is their mood and how they are feeling about the heatwave. In image A, their countenance looks tired, annoyed and more a less a drowsy look, this may be that they are inside and have a thing that won't last long to keep them cool, whereas in picture B they seem happy, this may be because they are outside so they get the fresh air and that they have swimwear/ summerwear on which makes them cool AND they have huge mountains of water, pouring down on them. Through what I have stated now, you can see that there is a big difference there. The people I think who will get affected most by this would be people in countries where there are lots of droughts, they would be affected b this most because their country may not have large water fountains because they would be no water! Another person I think would be affected by heatwave would be a person with a moderate headache/ migraine because the sun can cause headaches because of the heat and it would double the pain of the headache because of the heat. Overall, these are the people who I think would be affected most by heatwaves.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 22 Apr 2020

      The evidence you give for the difference of mood and feeling is strong, well done!

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  • global-conversation.png practical_flower | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    22 Apr 2020

    Today’s weather is rainy.The most extreme weather I have experienced is typhoon no 10.The windows broke,many people are hurt and sent to the hospital.Broken branches and tree are everywhere.All trees are moving.It is such a unforgettable experience!

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      practical_flower's comment 22 Apr 2020

      This sounds scary! Can you explain what a typhoon is? How did people respond to the typhoon?

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 2: I am idealistic-octopus from Kenya,the reason i love my country is because of fertile soil for farming and wild animals

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Why have the coronavirus reach some country yet.It is because they have close their borders.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reliable_fig | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    22 Apr 2020

    I wildfire A, the kangaroo is really struggling (it looks like it has been in the middle of a wildfire) and I think it needs help, attention and care. To do this I think it would really need to be taken to a local vet/kangaroo sanctuary to have a check up, it will also need to be well fed. Whereas in wildfire B, it looks like the firemen are caught up in-between two fires and that they need more firemen urgently. I definitely think that climate change has a big impact on wildfires, but now we are in lockdown lots of things are getting better, like the canals in Venice now have fish in them and the water is more clear. That list has lots more things I could say too!
    Stay safe,
    reliable_fig

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      reliable_fig's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Good to know there's more to say! What else would you say?

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 3: similarity,all of them are extreme weather,
    Difference in the photos is flood A happened in UK while B in Bangladesh
    Wildfire A happened in Australia while B in LA
    Heatwave A happened in India and Pakistan while B in France
    Harricane A happened in New York while B in Haiti.
    Who will be affected and how?
    Everybody will be affected, because when there's flood it affects schools,means of transport, economy in the country and even farming.

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      idealistic_octopus's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Do you think that all of these countries deal with extreme weather in the same way? Can you explain your reasoning with examples?

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  • global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 5: The pictures show how hot the weather can be (high tempreture).
    I am very worried.
    Yes, the climate change activist will approve of this.
    Newspapers should report statistical fact, besause if newspapers report with facts it will help to get solution to the problems we are facing than to hide the truth and suffer.

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      fiery_strawberry's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Thats an interesting point about statistical evidence in newspapers. How much statistical evidence should newspapers put into their articles about extreme weather? Can you think of any downsides to this?

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      1. global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 22 Apr 2020

        newspaper is one way of informing and educating the public, hence enough information about extreme weathers should be communicated . Although this may cause fear but its better to educate facts to create awareness than hide the truth.

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          fiery_strawberry's comment 24 Apr 2020

          You raise a good point about fear. Do you think that too much statistical evidence could also overwhelm people who don't understand the technical elements of extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png rhetorical_recipe | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Apr 2020

    I think that in flood A the fatality rate and the loss of lives wont be as paramount as that in flood B because the water level is not as high as that in flood B

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      rhetorical_recipe's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Can you say more? Do you think that if the flood levels were the same that both communities would be equally affected?

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      1. global-conversation.png rhetorical_recipe | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 23 Apr 2020

        This actually also depends on the level of the community's preparation in order to tackle such problems in case of any possible occurrence of such disasters. They should also be able to pay close attention to weather forecasts in order to make ample preparation for such situations

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 4:
    Harricane begins when large masses of warm water and moist warm air come in contact with cooler air,
    A heatwave is a period of excessively hot weather,
    Wild fire caused by human activities,This can be carelessness such as not putting out a campfire or dropping a lit cigarette,
    Flood is caused by heavy rain,broken dams,overflowing rivers and bad drainage basins.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg witty_banana | Noel Park Primary School
    22 Apr 2020

    The similarities for flood A and B is that they both are floods and is affecting everyone.
    The difference is that in picture A, there is not as much water as the other and the people who live there are not used to floods while in picture B, there is a lot more water but the people who live there are used to floods and just get on with their daily activities.
    The people in picture A will be affected more because they are not used to floods.

    The similarities of wildfire A and B is that they are affecting peoples or animals lives and how they are going to live.
    The difference is that in picture A, it’s an animal and they are not going to get saved. This means that the animals are going to die. In picture B, there are firefighters there to save people and put out the fire which means that the people are going to be safe away from the fire unlike the animals who have to cope with it.
    The animals in picture A will be affected because they have to try and survive it while the humans are getting saved.

    The similarities for heatwave A and B is that they both have to survive it.
    The difference is that the first picture looks like a poor family and they bareky have any water and have to create their own shelter. In picture B, they can cope with it better because they have a giant pool and are relaxing.
    The people in picture A will be affected more because they don’t have that much water while the other picture has a large pool to relax in when you are hot,

    The similarities for hurricane A and B is that they both are in a hurricane and trying to find ways to survive it.
    The difference is that in the first picture, they have more chance to survive it because they are aloud to go to high griund as they have a house and can go on the roof. They also have bags to stop the water rushing in while in the other picture, they have to make their shelter and don’t have much chance of surviving because the hurricane is really strong and probably blow down their shelter.
    The people in picture A are going to survive it better because they can go on high ground and have heavy stuff to block it while the other picture only shows a self-made shelter which will probably get blown oer as it’s really strong .

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      witty_banana's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Some great reasoning here!

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  • global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 5
    The newspapers all had a relatively common idea.
    The idea was recorded about high temperatures and the effect it has on the environment and the people.
    I think there can be more work done to create awareness to the people.
    There can be better images and well detailed headlines to create the awareness.
    The images must not create panic and fear since the old and young read it.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      amicable_piano's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Why have you highlighted old and young readers as a reason for minimising panic and fear?

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      1. global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

        I highlighted the old and young because they normally get frightened when such images are seen.
        For example if an aged person takes a newspaper to read and the image there is is frightful,he or she may may get BP(Blood Pressure)

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        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
          amicable_piano's comment 22 Apr 2020

          Thank you for replying. What tips would you give for not getting frightened by the news?

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          1. global-conversation.png amicable_piano | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Tiff @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

            Stay calm and relaxed and read the details carefully, understand it before any action take place

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    This thing will not affect humans but it can affect animals life too and the flood can destroys people property's and kills peoples.

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      flourished_dinosaur's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Can you be more specific about what you think the effects of extreme weather are?

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  • White Hall Academy outspoken_outcome | White Hall Academy F
    22 Apr 2020

    Today the weather is sunny and a little windy

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg respectful_cookie | Noel Park Primary School
    22 Apr 2020

    Everyone is not all equally affected in extreme weather because the richer people live in strong brick houses and if there is like a really strong wind, they will be able to survive it. Rich people can also survive hard snow in cosy homes, a bit of strong rain and thunder which means they are less likely to be strongly affected by extreme weather whereas poorer people can’t afford houses and as living in charity or on the roads, if a hard snow or really heavy rain and wind, they will be more likely to be affected by the extreme weather. However in really strong hurricanes, earthquakes, heat waves, floods, droughts, strong lightning, etc, the richer and poorer might just have equal probability that they will be affected. The richer could stand a lot of extreme weather but not all. Also the healthier you are to start with, the more protection you have.

    How does climate change make so much extreme weather? Is there anything stronger than brick and steel to support people from extreme weather? What countries are more likely to get affected by extreme weather? What can we do to be safe from really dangerous weather? Is there anything to protect us against extreme weather?

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    1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      respectful_cookie's comment 22 Apr 2020

      I do not agree on the point that the rich are not really affected because they live in strong brick houses especially when there are strong winds. This is because here even there rich in strong brick houses are being affected by strong winds, but l think this will depend on how the house is built with the bricks.
      Also to the first question about how climate change so much extreme weather. I think the global warming which has caused a change in climate has caused a longer period in drought and higher temperature in some regions which has also brought about so much extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    One of the rules can be;All information ready to be published must be carefully examined before its put out there to the public..In Ghana,the body responsible for regulating the media reportage is National Media Commission and National Communication Authority..I think other countries has such kind of bodies to do that job...

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      polite_land's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Can you say more about media coverage and the way in which worldwide media should be carefully examined? Do you think there are drawbacks to this too? Please explain why.

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_radio | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    3.Flood A. The people who live in areas where the land is built on rivers, when heavy rains pour their homes might be filled with water or even the houses might downwarp causing millions of deaths

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_seed | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    Step four__
    HURRICANE_violent storm with very strong winds
    HEATWAVE_period of hot weather.
    DROUGHT_a long period of time when there is little rain or no rain.
    WILDFIRE_fire established in the forest and spreads long miles destroying everything.
    FLOOD_a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry.
    RESPONSE_a reaction to something that has happened or said.
    EXTREME_very great.

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      openminded_seed's comment 22 Apr 2020

      Well done for completing step 4

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  • global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step4 A hurricane is a strong wind that destroy's properties and buildings. 2 Heatwave is hotted air coming out of hot air with no humdity or moisture. 3 Drought means not getting water to do any thing. 4 Wildfire is an uncontrolled fire that distroy's properties forest and homes. 5 Flood is an overflow of water on normally dry ground. 6 Respone A Respone is a reaction to a question experience or some other type of stimulus. 7 Extreme You use extreme to describe situations and behaviour which are much more severe or unusual than you would expect.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 1.1 Sunny.
    2.Stormy Weather: The rainfall was heavy and there was wind blowing and because of the rainfall,
    everywhere was muddy.
    Step 3.1a.There are floods in both flood A and B.
    b. Both the forest are burning.
    c. The sun is shining brightly in both heatwave A and B.
    d. I can see people in both hurricane A and B.
    2a. Flood B is more serious than flood A.
    b. There is an animal in wildfire A but in wildfire B, there is no animal.
    c. I can see many people in heatwave B but one person in heatwave A.
    d. Hurricane B is more dangerous than hurricane A.
    3a. People in the area of flood B will be affected more because it will be difficult for them to move about.
    b. The animals in wildfire B will be affected more because many of the animals will die.
    c. The people in heatwave B will be affected because they are sitting in the heat of the sun.
    d. Hurricane B people will be affected because the people will lose their properties.
    Step 4.a. Hurricane-A system of winds rotating around which is accompanied by rain,lightning and thunder.
    b. Heatwave-A period of hot weather.
    c. Drought-A period of unusually low rainfall.
    d. Wildfire-A spreading fire occurring in a wildland area.
    e. Flood-An overflow of water due to excessive rainfall which covers the land.
    f. Response-An answer or reply.
    g. Extreme-In the highest or greatest degree.
    Step 5.1a.The Morning Herald- Some people are enjoying the cool breeze from the fountain.
    b.Morning News- Ten thousand people at the beach because of heatwave just to enjoy the coolness at the
    beach.
    c.News e.t.c- A member of brass band fainted because of heatwave.
    2a.The people are suffering from heatwave.
    3a.A climate change activist.
    4a.They should not exaggerate the story in the newspapers because it can make somebody panic.

    B.

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  • global-conversation.png harmonious_mouse | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 1 😍
    The weather today is hot ....
    But I like mild weather .

    Step 3 😍
    For most people , the word weather means the sun , rain , wind or snow . if you live in southern Europe or Africa , you know the temperatures are higher and there is less rain than if you live in northern Europ or canada
    However , strange weather can accur all over the world . for example , people have seen giant pieces of ice falling from the sky .
    And what would you think if you saw a ball of light as big as football . weather experts call these balls lightning .
    Unsual weather is becoming more common , with very high or low Temperatures and very heavy rainfall all over the world .this cause serious droughts in some places and floods in others .
    However , this is not modern phenomenon : in Europe in eighteenth century , there was littel ice aga when rivers like River Thames in England froze .
    What will happen to our weather in the future ? no one knows , but one day ..unusual weather may not be unusual anymore .

    Step 4 😍
    Hurricane : Strong storms and strong winds .
    Heatwave : Hot and dry air .
    Drought : Lack of water and ground cracks .
    Flood : Accumulation or increase in the water that submerges the land .
    Extreme : An exaggerated reaction to an event .
    Wildfire : Fire in the woods is massive and spreading quickly .

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    I want to ask how can business continue as usual with the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    Look at these photos. For each pair of photos (Flood A and B, wildfire A and B.), discuss, or think about these questions.

    1. What are the similarities between these two photos?
    2. What are the differences between the photos?
    3. Who will be affected by these events and how?

    I think the similarities between hurricane A and B is that they both have the same facial expression, but for different reasons. In the picture, A the female is worried that she might fall from the tall stack of bags as she isn't confident because you can see that both of her arms are sticking out to maintain her balance whereas in picture B you could see that the girl in the crimson dress with an ebony cardigan is worried. This may be because the hut/tent behind him which is presumably there home looks quite ramshackle and not in a good shape. Therefore, if a hurricane were to hit them, she could get seriously damaged or may even pass away. Another equivalent I noticed between these two images is that the place they are going to hide from the hurricane is quite dangerous because the large quantity of bags could be to break their fall if they were not to get up the ladder safely up to their hiding place. However, as safe as this sounds, if they were coming down and thought the hurricane was over, the wind would still be strong and they could be knocked off the ladder and fall from a tall height onto the floor. Therefore, that is a hazard and is dangerous. In picture B, the group of people are not safe, because as I previously declared, they are in a quite weak place to hide in, meaning a hurricane could easily break it down. They could get hurt and the hut/tent would not be good protection since it was broken. Therefore, it is dangerous and a hazard also. The differences between the two images are that the cleanness (which is related to safety) is quite different. In picture B, you can see that there are rocks and rubble on the floor and if a hurricane were to come their way, the rocks and rubble and dirt would go in their eyes and other vital places whereas in picture A the background is quite clean and if a hurricane were to hit, the large bags would be too heavy to be lifted, meaning nothing would go in all places and they are safe. Another difference I see is that the aftermath of the hurricane would be more severe. Picture A may be a big house, which is good but if a hurricane were to hit it, it would destroy most things and valuables, meaning more money would be wasted, whereas in picture B their house is quite small and is constructed out of things you can find ( e.g. sticks, plastics... etc) and less money would be wasted because due to the size, only a small amount of valuables would be destroyed. The people I think who would be affected by hurricanes would be the police because if someone were to go missing and they sent a search party on them the aeroplanes would not be able to function as it would be too windy and dangerous. Another person who I think would be affected most by this would be deaf people, because they would not be able to hear the weather forecast and a sign-language interpreter would not be able to assist, due to social-distancing and the stay home, save lives policies. Therefore, the deaf person would not be able to hear what the news person is saying which means on the day of the hurricane they could be obliviously going out and could get hurt. Moreover, these are the people who I think would be affected most by a hurricane.

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  • global-conversation.png devoted_recipe | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 2 
    Extreme weather is one of the biggest threats our world faces. 
    Whilst extreme weather has always existed, devastating fires, flooding, droughts, heat waves and tropical storms are becoming more frequent and are thought to be made worse by the climate change. 
    The consequences are more life altering than ever before. 
    To minimise the impact, communities, economies and health care systems need to find ways to adapt.Step 1 The weather is hot, the most extreme weather is hot mixed with the 50's wind.Step 3 The similarities are the same problems and events. As for the differences, they are the way to live with them, the time they occurred, and the world’s development in some regions.Step 4 A hurricane is a low-pressure region with spiral winds that rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. Flood is the accumulation of water that overwhelms the earth. Drought is a severe shortage of resources. Heat waves can lead to devastating long-term effects.Step 5 I think it realistically depicts the weather and I feel that these pictures are real and this is what beats and every atmosphere has a positive and negative temperature, it is a combination of the two and all newspapers must depict this way.

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  • global-conversation.png creative_mouse | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step3: similarities,bad wheather conditions.Difference, different weather,there is flood,wildfire and heatwave in different places,those affected people and animals, because animals die, people's home get destroyed making them homeless and also they loose income.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step4- HURRICANE
    A hurricane is a violent wind which has a circular movement. Per what I have read and the research l made hurricanes usually occur in the temperate zones Caribbean seas, Atlantic oceans, central/ north eastern Pacific oceans. Also the search I conducted also shows that, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Administration,China, Philippines, Japan,Mexico, US, Australia, Taiwan,Vietnam are among the top 10 countries with the most hurricane strikes since 1970. Again per what I read it shows that about 5 hurricanes strikes the US coastline every three years. Also an average of 10 tropical storms of which 6 become hurricanes develop over the Caribbean seas, Atlantic oceans, central/ north eastern Pacific oceans from June to November every year. Hurricanes move rapidly over the surfaces of water using the driving force of heat energy. This is because warm water evaporates faster and warm air rises. The most important factor in hurricanes losing their energy is when they move from the water surface to the surface of the earth. We can also prevent hurricanes using fabric panels, hurricane strops and roll- down shutters . Atlantic hurricane usually affect west Africa. Some of the advantages of hurricanes are the fact that it bring rainfall to the areas that need it. It also provides a global heat balance. It leads to the breakup of bacteria and the spread of seeds. The disadvantages of hurricanes also are that it brings about storm surge, tornadoes, heavy rainfall, high winds, riptides as well as death, and death means the force of labour reduces.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_wolf | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    There are a lot of factors that causes flooding.
    Examples:
    1.Heavy rains
    2.Overflowing rivers
    3.Broken dams
    4.Urban drainage basin
    5.Storm surges
    6.Channels with steep sides
    7.Melting of snow and ice in polar areas
    8.Chocked gutters etc.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    In this modern era,the media has been the channel a lot of people get updated on issues going on in the world...the media a very powerful tool in our generation..it can educate then also lead you astray so authorities should pay much attention to media coverage on events..

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  • global-conversation.png faithful_parrot | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    The weather today is cloudy and also likely rain

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  • global-conversation.png best_mode | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step: 3 similarities between flood A and B. A they are safe while B they are suffering from example ; if the area is full of flooding while cars are packed on the street it can take it away and destroye it and kill people and damage their properties. The people in picture A are more affected they are use to floods, and just get on their activities. B,There a lot of flood or water but the people who lives there are used to floods and get on their daily activities.similarities of WILFIRE A;wildfire,or rural fire is an uncontrolled fire in an are of combustible vegetation occurring in rural areas depending on the wildfire (disambiguation). Wildfire B;A wildfire, wildland fire or rural fire is an uncontrolled fire in an of jump up to National wildfire coordinating group fire line handbook, Appendix B fire behavior (PDF).similarities between wildfire A and B is affecting the people and animals and how they are going to survived. The difference is that A, picture A is an animal and they are not going to be saved. I main they are going to die.In picture B,firequench there to save people and quench out the fire or put off the fire which means that the people are going to safe away because the fire unlike the animals who have cause cope,problem or difficult situation with it.The animals in picture A are affected but they have to try and be save themselves,when the humanbeings are trying to be saved.similarities between Heatwave A and B. They all have to save themselves. The differences is that the 1st picture looks like a poor old man family, they don't have any money or baker to provide themselves shelter.In picture B, they are in problem or cope with because they have a faint pool and relaxing. Those in the picture A the will be affected more because they don't have plenty water while the others picture has a big pool to relax in when they are filling hot.similarities between Hurricane A and B.A and B is that they in hurricane and they have to try to find a way to be saved. The differences between is that in the 1st picture, they have plenty chances to be saved because they are free to go to the top of roof. They also have bags to stop the water running in while in the other picture,they have to provide their shelter and do not have plenty chance to be saved because the hurricane is really strong and spoil blow down their shelters.Those people in picture A aret going to be saved because they can fly high ground.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      best_mode's comment 23 Apr 2020

      Lots of excellent observations and reasons for the similarities and differences. Well done!

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  • global-conversation.png faithful_parrot | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    The most extreme weather I have ever witnessed is floods until carried away small houses which were near the river

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Guys l would like to ask a question and it is posed to all of you.
    If you were the president in your country, how would you do in this covid - period
    1. Would you necessarily close all schools private and public..
    2. If you shut down schools what will you do to ensure that they are on their books learning
    3. Would you create an educational learning TV station
    4. If you create this educational station how would you schedule the subjects and topics for students from grade 1 to 9 and high school

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  • global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    1.sunny
    2.stormy.it was dangerous and horrific and greatly affected the life of the residents and lasted for a reaively long time.
    Step2:
    Just reading.
    Step3:
    1.they are all natural disaster.
    2.the differ in their forms of occurren and in the regions where they occur and in their impact on the population.
    4. People, animals, and plants will be affected by it first, all forms of life, where each type has it own way of being affected for example : humans cannot practise their daily lives and animals cannot reproduce and may die but either the plants are damaged they do not mature in time and cause great losses to the countries.
    Step 5:
    1. They film it in away that attracts viewers mind, I see in these pictures agroup of bad weather and it's effects on humans such as heat waves.
    2. Feeling the extreme weather is causing so much suffring to people in the world as the heat waves that affect dailly activities.
    3. Every one like it.
    4.newspapers should provide these reports in simple, easy and clear ways so that all different age groups can understand them clearly and in order for all residents to take care.

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  • global-conversation.png magical_mango | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 1:1Sunny
    2 Stormy wae

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_parrot | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Optional reflection
    How does the person feel comparing learning in the school to learning in the house?
    Has the person gone for a test to see if he or she has the covid-19?
    How does the person feel staying at home and not going anywhere ?
    Is the person obeying the orders of the president?

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  • global-conversation.png magical_mango | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 1:1 Sunny
    2 Stormy weather.It felt s cold.
    Step 3: Similarities:They is a bad weather condition and all the pair of photos has the same climate change which has cause damage to living organism's lives.
    Differences: The pair of photos had the same bad weather conditions which makes it the similarities but the differences are,all the pair happened in different places (countries) and some pairs happened in different years.
    People affected and how: Living organisms such as animals and human beings will be affected and how they will be affected is that,their houses,properties and houses will be destroyed.
    Step 4:
    Hurricane:A storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean.
    Heatwave:It is a period of excessively hot weather which may be accompanied by high humidity,especially in oceanic climate countries.
    Drought:It is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply,whether atmosphere(below-average precipitation)surface water or ground water.
    Wildfire:A wildfire is simply an uncontrolled fire that is wiping out large fields and areas of land.
    Flood:A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
    Response:A verbal or written answer or a reaction to something.
    Extreme:Reaching a uttermost degree,very degree.

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  • global-conversation.png dazzling_power | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    1. It's warm
    2.A month ago, a very strong sandstorm came a Palestine ,which injured some people and caused of dying a child.
    It was like a monster which came to our home and frightened us.

    Step 3
    1- All of them are dangerous and caused disasters.
    2-In pictures A, the infrastructure is good, facilitates the movement of people, and provides some protection for them.. in contrast of pictures B.


    3-They affect plants, animals, people even nature. because all of these events will caused of dying animals, destroying people's homes and affected badly on plants.

    Step 4
    A hurricane is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.

    - Heatwave is a period of unusually hot weather.

    - Drought is prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.

    - Wildfire is a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush.
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    - Flood is an overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.

    - Response is a reaction of something.

    - Extreme is reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.

    Step 5
    1.It's a very hot weathet .

    2. Acually,I feel uncomfortable, and i think that this weather causes drought and loss of production.

    3.I think this way is just to aware people, and I encourage show like these pictures in newspapers.
    4. Exstreme weather is affected badly on people so showing these photos is to protect people from destroying their lives.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Do your guys think the health system in African countries (third world countries)and some economically poor countries in Europe and Asia are improved, equipped and prepared if there be a case of extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_squid | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather events includes unexpected, unusual, severe, or unseasonal weather. As Earth's oceans grow warmer, they evaporate more moisture into the atmosphere about 4 percent more since 1970, according to recent data, but these two factors, rising temperature and increased moisture in the atmosphere, make the chances for extreme weather much greater from here on.

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  • global-conversation.png breathtaking_chameleon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2020

    Step (1 )
    The weather is hot
    The most extreme weather I have ever experienced is rain

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Step4- HEATWAVE
    Heatwave is the prolonged period of abnormally or excessive hot weather which may be accompanied by high humidity. It mostly happens in the US during summer. Again what I have read states that heatwave are occurring more often than they used to major cities across the US, from an average of 2 heatwave per year during the 1980s to more than 6 per year during 2010s. From research, statistics show that by 2028 heatwave and other climate effects will add 360 billion dollars per year. Much of this is due to health costs. And by 2030 heatwave will lead to a 2 trillion dollar loss in labor productivity. Heatwave alone will lower workforce productivity by 1.2 billion hours, costing 170 billion dollars. Severe heatwave have brought about thousands of death from hyperthermia and lots of power outages due to the increased use in air conditioning. A heatwave is considered to be an extreme weather they can be a natural disaster, and a danger because heat and sunlight may overheat the human body. Heat waves can cause drought and wildfire to happen in the environment not earthquakes. Also heatwave themselves do not cause power outages rather the increasing use of electricity combine with the high temperature can lead to power outages. Also extreme heat causes heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke fainting and death as well as exacerbate preexisting chronic conditions such as respiratory, cerebral and cardiovascular diseases. Also adults and young children over the ages of 65 are most likely to experience other heat- related illness and heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is a major risk during heatwave, because when people are exposed to a prolonged exposure in the sun, they begin to sweat profusely and dehydrate. Their body produces more heat than it can dispose of, and soon they experience weakness, cramps and headaches. Some effects of heatwave are that it leads to the rise in temperature, it increase volume, it brings about chemical reaction and it changes physical properties. Also we can survive heatwave when adults and children with health problems stay in the coolest available place to prevent their health risks, they must drink plenty of water, avoid too much sunlight as well as dressing sensibly that is wearing loose fitting cloths, light weight and light coloured clothing. We can stop heatwave by installing green roofs and cool roofs, we must also increase the shade around our houses by planting more trees. In addition, the highest heatwave ever recorded per the research l conducted was in July 1913, the hottest heatwave which ever struck California. In this heatwave, Death Valley recorded a record high temperature of 57degree Celsius ( 134 degree Fahrenheit)at Furnace Creek, which still remains the highest ambient air temperature recorded on earth.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      proactive_agency's comment 23 Apr 2020

      This is lots of information about heatwaves! Can you share your opinion about the research you have found? What do you think about it? Is there anything to be worried about?

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      1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 24 Apr 2020

        My opinion about this that most of this is happening in the US which has a very good economy and this is likely to rise in 2028. Meaning there is something they are really doing that is causing an in in their heatwave cases. And l think the sooner they stop the better because if you whose economy is good has such cases how much poor countries with bad economy. This is really dangerous. There is a lot to be worried about because it can cause illness and lessen the labour force which will a loss to the country, in fact lots of people , animals and other living things will die. Please let's all take these things seriously. Thank you.

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  • global-conversation.png breathtaking_chameleon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Apr 2020

    (Flood)
    The similarities in pictures A and B
    A: No flood despite the abundance of water
    B: Flood occur because of the heavy rain
    Either way,people are used to it
    (WildFire)
    A: The animals doesn't respont to fire
    B: Human response to fire and forests
    A: The plants and animales will be affected and the probaility of it's extiction will increse
    B: The plant will be affected but not for long as the human will extinguush it
    (Heat Wave)
    A:Lake of water and suffering
    B:Great water consumption
    A:Human will be affected greatly
    B:Human will be affected at alater time by lack of water
    (Hurricane)
    A:The houses are more stronger,well built and agood foundation which can withstand the hurricane
    B:The houses are don't even have foundations to withstand ahurricane
    A:People will be affected if the hurricane is strong
    B:People will be affected alot and there is nothing to take care of .
    My Question is : Why don't the government help with their needs such as shalter,food and good drinking water???

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  • global-conversation.png caring_saxophone | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1)The weather today is cloudy.The most extreme weather I have ever experienced is the giant hailstones in 2014.The city was rocked as hailstones the size of golfballs our SAR.

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_situation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step (3)
    Photo (1): The two images are similar in the two men attempt to reach their goal despite the difficult circumstances, but the differint is: The two pictures differ in the differint physical conditions of the two men.

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_situation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step (3)
    Photo (2): The two pictures are similar in trying men and animal to escape from the fire, but the differint is: The two images differ in the ability of a person to think with his mind and get out of the impasse unlike the animal who cannot think and be arictim of this predicament.Complete under

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_situation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Photo (3): In both pictures people try to cope with the high summer temperature, but the differint is: It's the percentage of technologyical progress and the availability of capabilities in pictures B from pictures A. Complete under

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_situation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step (3)
    Photo (4): The two pictures are similar in preparation for the next hurricanes, but the differint is: The two pictures differ in the way to prepare for hurricanes.🥰🥰🥰

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_situation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step (3) question(3): Both humans, animals and plants will be affected by these events.

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_fish | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    a. The weather today is cloudy, with few sunshine.
    b. I had experienced a typhoon. After that the whole street was littered with sticks, trees, people's rubbish and clothes, and I had even seen a toaster laying in the middle of the road! But the typhoon leads to another question: Why do people still go outside even during the typhoon? Are they innocent people who got caught up in the storm and they didn't ever know about it? But they shouldn't, not when the signal of typhoon is everywhere, in the phones, on TV, and you can hear the people on the streets talking about it! I had seen posts on Facebook, Instagram, and other apps that show people walking in the streets during the happening of extreme conditions. Are they only trying to boast? If they are, in my opinion we shouldn't risk our lives just for fame on Instagram.

    Step 3:
    I would like to choose Heatwave A and B.

    Similarities:
    1. the people are affected greatly in both pictures.
    2. People receive heatstroke and other diseases caused by heat or the sun.

    Differences:
    1. you can see plainly the fact of wealth. In Paris (is that Paris?), they have a whole water pool, and huge fountains with oozing icy water, while in A, the people can just set up tents with blankets and do whatever little they can do to escape being cooked. Now, another question: Sometimes during extreme conditions, even the wealthy can barely survive it, and if even the rich have problems surviving, how did the poor survive in the end?
    2. In B, since the country had enough money to buy huge fountains and dig water pools, they must also have access to good medical care when needed. However, in A, the fact that they are poorer the country in B prevent them from having excellent medical care when needed. that way, I believe more animals and people would die in the heat.

    Step 5:
    1. HURRICANE
    the word 'hurricane' means a kind of storm that destroys. observing with professional instruments, you see a shape with an 'eye' in the middle and arms that surround it. It would be likely to be white. Hurricanes has names, too, for example Hurricane Katrina. Hurricanes have their own sizes, too. Some of them are huge, horrible monsters, but some of them are just 'baby hurricanes', which little harm compared to the others.
    2. HEATWAVE
    the word 'heatwave' means a period that is abnormally hot. During heatwaves, people of all sorts tried various methods to cool down.
    3. DROUGHT
    the word 'drought' means a period that is abnormally ha and dry. During a drought, plants wither and die because of the lack of water and the heat. In result, grazers (animals that graze) die either of heat or lack of food. Then, the carnivores will die too since there would be no prey. Droughts can also be deadly to humans because the crops we plants would not have water and the livestock would die in great numbers. the lack of clean water to drink would also be a problem.
    4. WILDFIRE
    The word 'wildfire' means a fire that happened in the wild. In a wildfire, for example the previous fire that happened in Australia, wild animals would die in great numbers. The slower animals would be more likely to be the victims. Wildfires may be caused by careless campers who forgot to put out their campfire or the cause may be a lightning bolt that had hit a tree. Since in the wild, grass and trees huddle together, the fire would spread quickly.It would be hard to put out the fire.
    5. FLOOD
    The word 'flood' means that water would pour out of rivers and lakes because of too much rainwater. Floods can also be big and small. Big ones could flood a whole city and reach up to at least a horse's bridle while small one could only reach your ankle and flood only partly of a city or even a town or village.
    6. RESPONSE
    The word 'response' can have several meanings. It can mean an answer to a question or what you responded when chatting with your friends. It can also mean your reaction to something, for example a joke.
    7.EXTREME
    The word 'extreme' also have several meanings. It can mean the longest you can stretch something, or the most you can do with your ability. It can also mean hard conditions, the hardest the human kind could survive. If anything is more than extreme conditions, it would wipe out the whole human population in the area that the situation occurred.

    Step 5
    a. I think it is all about perhaps heatwaves or global warming. One of them show people wearing shorts and drinking lemonade under a sunshade beside a fountain. Another showed a brass band member fainted in the middle of a parade and the title is "Feeling The Heat". The last one showed thousands of people rushing into the sea and thousands of them stretched on the beach.
    b. It makes me feel sorry for the people enduring such difficult conditions.
    c. I think that perhaps environmentalists wouldn't like the way the newspaper expressed the weather problems because the newspaper made it look fun and not a serious problem.
    d. The newspaper should keep a neutral opinion of what happened in the area that the extreme weather occurred and talk about it seriously, as a problem, and not as an entertainment. That way they would not offend neither side and can also publish a more accurate truth. The newspaper can also inspire a lot more people to care about the environment and the weather.

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  • global-conversation.png unassuming_orange | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    1. It's a sunny day.
    2. It was a hot so much ,I felt that the sun was sitting next to me. I was thirsty all that time.

    Step 3:
    1. All of these photos show us natural disasters formed by the weather.
    2. Each photos shows us a different weather disasters and different places and beings affected by these disasters.
    3. Each of the organism will be affected by thesee agents ( humans, animals, plants).

    Step 5:
    1. The newspaper represents weather conditions in an inspiring and attractive way through multiple colors.
    2. Attractive aninspiring.
    3. Of course I like that.
    5. The newspaper should provide more accurate weather information to help people to take care.

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  • global-conversation.png selfreliant_passionfruit | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    23 Apr 2020

    STEP 1
    when l look out of the window it is raining.
    The weather l have experienced is FIOOD. It is the excessive rainfall that covers the land with water.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1:When I looked through my window the weather seems to be cloudy.
    In Ghana we normally experience flooding but I want to share one which happened in the Eastern region of Ghana,the rain started normally but it went on becoming worse, it even went on into people's rooms and damaged people's rooms and properties . It ended up killing people.
    Step 3: Flood :I suppose the similarities between the two pictures is , we can see water overflowing everywhere in both pictures, we can also see people in both pictures too,moreover their differences are :
    1: In picture A the man there have the means of passing through the water but in picture B it is very difficult to pass through the water.
    2:In picture B the flood is more severe than the
    flood in picture B . Flood B will be affected more because they have to wait till the water drains until they can pass through it.
    Wildlife: In this situation I think the similarities between picture A and picture B is that in both areas the fire is extreme and their difference are that in picture A the wallaby has just escaped from the fire but still the fire is not quenched but in picture B there are firefighters in the forest to quench the fire more over the affected picture is the picture A because the fire is not quenched.
    Hurricane:The similarities between picture A and picture B is that they are all unhappy about the situation and their difference is that in picture A the people are taking precautions to prevent damage but in picture B they did not prepare . Picture B will be affected because their house was damaged.
    Heatwave: The similarities between the two pictures are they are all experiencing severe heat and their differences are In picture B there was fountain to cool down the temperature whilst in picture A the vendor takes a nap because there is no fountain to cool down the heat .Picture A will be affected more because there is no general fountain to cool the temperature down.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reliable_fig | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    23 Apr 2020

    In flood B, it looks like those people are really struggling because one of the men in the picture has a cart with him and from what I can tell it looks like he needs help to pull it along or to get somewhere. They will also need to wait a long time for the water to drain out so they can get to shops or other places. Also, in the top corner of the picture there is a car which has water about a third of the way up the tyre, but on a person, it comes nearly up to their knees! But how could we have helped them? I think most of these ideas would work for quite a few of the photographs: you could provide healthcare for those who got injured in the floods, you could donate food to them (because lots of people would usually shop at a market and now they can’t) you could donate money to a charity who help care for children who got injured, or you could donate to a charity so certain countries can raise money for a flood defence (wall).
    thanks for reading,
    reliable_fig

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  • global-conversation.png playful_violin | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1:

    The weather today is rainy. The most extreme weather I have ever experienced was a typhoon. It was so bad that the trees on the streets fell down and it is very dangerous, and it had a heavy rain that made the street flooded with water, that was the most dangerous and extreme weather i have ever experienced.

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_fish | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    23 Apr 2020

    A question to ask:
    actually, how does a heatwave affect farmers directly? Like, I know it must be hot working in the sun like that, but if they endure it it must be ok. It might not affect the farmers, except for greater risk. But I figured out that it SHOULD have affected farmers and their crops and livestock. Anyone have any ideas?
    P.S. I know the plants (crops) might dry up, but I think perhaps they water them more frequently and more water each time, it would solve the problem.

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  • global-conversation.png openhearted_laboratory | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    23 Apr 2020

    Step1. The weather today is cloudy
    The most extreme weather I have experienced is flooding due to much rain
    Horrible
    Step3
    ¡, they both have places filled with water
    ¡¡, in flood A people can walk through the water and in flood B there is too much water so people can't walk through.
    ¡¡¡ People who live in flood Bare those affected the most, this is because they find it difficult to move freely from one place to the other in the street whether by cars, motor cycle or walking on foot.
    Step4
    Hurricane: A large rotating storm with high speed winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.
    Heat wave:is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries
    Drought :Is an event of prolonged shortage in the water supply, weather atmospheric (below - average precipitation) surface water or ground water.
    Wildfire : Is an uncontrolled fire that is wiping out large fields and areas of land.
    Flood : A flood is an overflow of water that submerge land that is usually dry.
    Step5: Photo are about a heat wave, I feel uncomfortable. I don't think a climate change activist would approve of it because it seems the publisher is trying to impose fear to the viewer. They should report on what caused it, how people are coping with it and what the Government is doing about it so people can get a clear view of what is happening.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    I would like to ask someone in another country that:
    Have you ever experienced extreme weather?
    Were you scared?
    Did it affect you physically or emotionally?
    Did people die?
    How did you feel?

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    1. global-conversation.png objective_trumpet | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 23 Apr 2020

      I'm objective _trumpet and I live in Nigeria. I have experienced extreme weather in my country. It was a terrible flood. I wasn't actually scared because it didn't really get to where I live. I felt bad for the affected people because most of them were rendered homeless but fortunately no life was lost.

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    2. global-conversation.png sceptical_song | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 24 Apr 2020

      yes i have experienced an extreme weather, but not a big one.I am very scared, even though it's not really scary.So it affected me emotionally.I think no people really died, but maybe hurt.I feel like i should do more to protect the world.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        sceptical_song's comment 24 Apr 2020

        Can you tell us what the extreme weather was?

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  • global-conversation.png objective_trumpet | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    Today's weather is sunny.
    The most extreme weather I have experienced is flood. Many properties were lost and several number of people were rendered homeless but fortunately no life was lost.
    Step 4:
    A. Hurricane; This is a large revolving storm with high speed wind that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.
    B. Heatwave; This is a period of extreme hot weather, which maybe followed by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.
    C. Drought; This is a protracted period of unusual rainfall leading to scarcity of water.
    D. Wildfire; This is an inferno in an area of flammable vegetation occurring in rural areas.
    E. Flood; This is an overflow of a large amount of water beyond its usual limits especially what is normally dry land.
    F. Response; This is a reaction to something. In this case, the response is how the people affected react to the situation at hand.
    G. Extreme; This is when something has reached a high or the highest degree. Extreme weather is when the weather has reached a very high or the highest level.
    objective_trumpet

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  • global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 3 -

    SIMILARITIES

    The people and animals in the photos are all affected by extreme weather, and they all find it hard to cope with it.

    DIFFERENCES

    flood - in Flood A, the flood isn't very bad yet, as we can see, the water level isn't so high, so the man can still walk with ease. But in Flood B, the water level is higher, both man find it hard to wade through the water.

    wildfire - there is easily a difference between the photos, Wildfire A is about an animal, while Wildfire B are about humans. I think we should try to help to help animals like the kangaroo in the photo because these animals help us shape the wonderful world we live in.

    heatwave - in Heatwave A, we see this horrible photo of this poor man who fainted in the heat. But in Heatwave B, there are a lot of people enjoying the water in the park.

    hurricane - in Hurricane A, the kid in the photo lives in a very secure and stable house while the people in Hurricane B lives in a destroyed and unstable house.

    I also found out that in the heatwave and hurricane photos, we can see how the extreme weather affect the rich and poor. In Heatwave A, if you look closely at the fainted man's surroundings, you would see that the man must be quite poor, in the other hand, the people must be quite rich in Heatwave B, because they got to relax in the wonderful place with water in front of the Eiffel Tower. Also in Hurricane A, the girl that lives in the house must be quite rich if you look at the house she lives in, but in Hurricane B, the people in the photo must be poor because of the house they live.

    I think that everybody is affected by extreme weather, no matter rich or poor, because extreme weather would hit on anything, including the rich and poor. We should do our best to prevent extreme weathers and help anyone who needs help preventing them.

    jovial_harp

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    1. cheryl.jpg EXPERT: Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist
      jovial_harp's comment 26 Apr 2020

      Great comparison between the two situations, as well as good point on helping those in need to prevent extreme weathers. How do you think we can help those in need?

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      1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
        Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist's comment 27 Apr 2020

        I think we should provide basic needs for those who need our help, for example, food and shelter.

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        1. cheryl.jpg EXPERT: Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist
          jovial_harp's comment 28 Apr 2020

          They are some good ideas! How you think student groups can contribute further?

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          1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
            Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist's comment 28 Apr 2020

            They can host events to donate money charities that help people in need during extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    The weather varies from place to place as it depends on the location

    Step 3:
    Similarities:
    Bad weather and how it affects the human lifestyle
    The differences:
    Various weather conditions, including: floods, and forest fires
    And the difference in the exposure of regions to weather conditions, there are regions that are able to face this extreme weather, and there are regions that are not able to face this weather

    Step 6:
    Affected:
    Everyone is affected by this extreme weather, but the most affected is the human being, because the environment is greatly affected by this weather, which leads to its destruction. The human being is totally dependent on the environment in the practice of his daily activities.

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  • global-conversation.png intelligent_power | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
    23 Apr 2020

    Step1:
    The weather is calm and steady outside, the temperature is normal with no clouds in the sky.
    Step3:
    1. The similarities between the pictures is that in all of them people are being affected by extreme weather wether it was flooding, hurricane etc. Some like the people that faced wildfires, flooding and hurricanes have lost their houses and have had to move to another region to live.
    2. The differences are the type of extreme weather that have encountered, some have faced floods or heatwave. Another difference is that not all of them have been affected equally even though they faced the same extreme weather. For example, the people in Heatwave A are clearly more affected than the people that faced Heatwave B. The people in A seems to be facing a real problem and have taken shelter and the person seems to have suffocated. In contrast, the people in B have gone out, left their houses went to swim or tan. It doesn't seem as if they are effected by the extreme weather, we wouldn't even know that there was a heatwave if we weren't told. Another difference is that the people effected by hurricane are more affected than the people that faced a heatwave. The people that faced a hurricane might have lost their families and barely survived themselves and they lost their homes. The people that faced a heatwave might have become sick or lost a member of their family but they didn't loose their homes.
    3. The people that will be affected by wildfires are the people that live near forests or large natural reserves as the fire will be able to spread and start easily.
    The people that are affected by flooding are the people that live near the coast or rivers as the water levels will rise and flood.
    The people that are affected by heatwave are the people that are old and are poor and don't have shelter.
    The people that are affected by hurricanes are the people that live next to the coast on large oceans.
    Step4:
    Hurricane: A storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean.
    Heatwave: A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.
    Drought:  A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
    Flood: An overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.
    Response: The way people react to extreme weather, what are their first actions and thoughts.
    Extreme: Something that is dangerously out of the normal.
    Step5:
    The newspaper that says ' Record Temperature Highs' this suggests that the newspaper is taking the situation as a competition of recording the highest temperature, not as a serious matter of climate change. A climate change activist would clearly respond to this as they understand how bad the situation is and that something is in need for change. The image is also a lovely picture which doesn't suit the situation as this is a crisis and the image represents happiness. The other two pictures are appropriate for the situation and have the correct impact on the viewer. The headlines are also dramatic and show how serious the issue is. A climate change activist would support the newspaper for helping in keeping people informed about climate change.
    Overall newspapers should write about climate change in a dramatic and effective way to get people interested and help stop climate change.
    Thanks for reading!

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  • global-conversation.png devoted_recipe | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    The weather is reckless because it is volatile and variable

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  • global-conversation.png devoted_recipe | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1 The weather is hot, the most extreme weather is hot mixed with the 50's winds.Step 3 The similarities are the same problems and events. As for the differences, they are the way to live with them, the time they occurred, and the world’s development in some regions.Step 4 A hurricane is a low-pressure region with spiral winds that rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. Flood is the accumulation of water that overwhelms the earth. Drought is a severe shortage of resources. Heat waves can lead to devastating long-term effects.Step 5 I think it realistically depicts the weather and I feel that these pictures are real and this is what beats and every atmosphere has a positive and negative temperature, it is a combination of the two and all newspapers must depict this way.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step4_ DROUGHT
    A drought is a period of time when end area or region experiences below normal precipitation. It can also be said to be a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall leading to a shortage of water. Droughts are also said to be the second most costly weather event after hurricanes.
    HOW DROUGHTS HAPPEN.
    When there is not enough rainfall for a long period of time drought occurs. It also happens when there is little precipitation ( snow, rain, sleet or any kind of moisture) that a whole region starts to dry out. Droughts sometimes take decades to develop fully they are also difficult to predict.
    HOW OFTEN DROUGHTS HAPPEN
    Before droughts happen to takes several weeks, months or even years may pass before people get to know that a drought has occurred. Dry periods can last for 10 years or more. It is said that in the 1930s the US was much drier than normal. Also in the US, droughts are most likely to occur in the Midwest and the south.

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  • global-conversation.png grateful_tornado | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    The weather is fine outside,the temperature is also normal.
    The most extreme weather I have ever experienced is typhoon no.10. It was raining heavily and I felt the building shook a little bit.
    Step 3:
    1.The similarities between the photos is all of the people are affect by extreme weather.
    2.The first difference between the photos is that the people didn't faced the same extreme weather. The second difference is that not really all of them are being affected.
    3.I think everybody will be affected by extreme weather,especially the people living near to the forest, the fire might able to spread and start easily.
    Step 4:
    Hurricane: A violent wind that has a circular movement, especially in the West Atlantic Ocean.
    Heatwave: A period of time such as a few weeks when the weather is much hotter than usual.
    Drought: A long period when there is little or no rain.
    Wildfire: A large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush.
    Flood: A large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry.
    Response: An answer or reaction.
    Extreme: Very severe or bad.
    Step 5:
    The photos make me feel uncomfortable.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      grateful_tornado's comment 24 Apr 2020

      Can you tell us why the photos make you feel uncomfortable?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 24 Apr 2020

        I feel uncomfortable because, I see my follow humans being affected by this extreme weather making some lose their lives.

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  • global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    STEP 3
    FLOOD: Similarities
    Flood A and flood B are all extreme weather.
    DIFFERENCES
    flood A is not over flowing like flood B because it is flowing from a water body and in flood B it is over flowing due to excessive rainfall and it can easily cause damage.
    WILDFIRE
    They are all affected by the wildfire.
    DIFFERENCES
    Image A are helpless but image B are capable of solving the problem. Image A has no protective equipment or clothes unlike image B who are having protective equipment or clothes to protect themselves.
    HEAT WAVE
    Both are affected by the high temperature.
    DIFFERENCES
    Heatwave A are seen unbearable that have been affected unlike in B the people are enjoying in cooling factors.
    HURRICANE
    Both will be hit by the hurricane. Human life is affected in movement,in all the two.
    DIFFERENCES
    Hurricane A has a sandbag to block the hurricane from hitting their environment or residence. But picture B has no sandbag or protection for their environment. And in hurricane A the child is standing on a defence,Hurricane B are all standing on the bareground.
    Thanks for reading.

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    23 Apr 2020

    STEP 5:
    Each newspaper is portraying different extreme weather events.
    There is a wildfire, heatwave,the temperature is high and a sunny day that people are basking on a balmy beach.
    I feel sad because it is really affecting people in certain areas.
    I like how it is representing these weather events because:it shows pictures clearly and explaining the situations.
    Newspapers should apdate people on what is extreme weather events and how it happens in our world.
    WHY:
    Because we should know what is happening around us.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 1. The weather was too cold.The sky was blue.
    Step 2.The extreme weather I have ever experienced is the harmattan. The weather was too dry and cold.I had a dry mouth.There was a little difficulty in breathing.

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  • global-conversation.png best_mode | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 4:HURRICANE:Is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that over warm waters in tropical areas. HURRICANE have sustained wind at least 74 miles per hour and an area of low air pressure in the center called eye. we have different names of HURRICANES. And we have the scientific name for a Hurricane is a tropical cyclone.

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  • global-conversation.png breathtaking_chameleon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 4
    (Flood)
    it's accumulatad or increased of water that overwhelms the earth . Also in the sense of flowing water . The flood often comes due to the accumulation of heavy rains
    Most of them are harmful because they destroy houses .
    The states concerned must foretell this situation and then after the flood build awater dam .
    (The response) It's a behavior that comes as a respose to aperson . The response may be just physical changes such as agitation when seeing a scary sight .
    (Hurrricans) It 's a violent spiral windstorm formed by a groub of thunderotorms . A storm is called ahurricane when the wind speed exceeds 119km/h .
    (Heatwaves) The weather wave in meteorolgy is a time peried of the year that occure mostly in the summer .
    A significant increase intem perature occurs with increased humidity in the atmosphrer especially in countries with oceanic climate .
    (Drought) lt 's a peried of time that may reach monthes or years, and it occurs when a region suffers from low rainfall from it's normal range and it may affect significantly on the ecosystem and agriculture in the affected area .
    (Wildfire) Or ruralfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustibe vegetation .

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  • global-conversation.png nice_lute | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step4: HURRICANE:Is a large rotating storm with high speed winds in tropical areas.
    HEATWAVE:Is a period of prolonged abnormally high surface temperatures relative to the weather.
    DROUGHT:Is a long period with no rain.
    WILDLIFE:Is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring.
    FLOOD:Is a large amount of water covers an area which is usually dry.
    RESPONSE: something constituting a reply or a reaction.
    EXTREME: means very great in degree or intensity.
    Step 5:
    1.Is about period of hot and cool weather.
    2.At a time you feel comfortable and at a time you will feel uncomfortable.
    3.Yes the climate -change activist approve of it.
    4.They should report on what the people to know the type of situation and what the government is doing about it ,so that people would what is happening in the world and to no what to do and what not to do.

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  • global-conversation.png best_mode | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Ste4:HEATWAVE: Is a period of excessively hot weather,which may accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries. While is usually measured relative to the usual weather in the area and relative to normal temperature for the season and we have some different types of a HEATWAVE they are day time event (extreme Tmax only). DROUGHT: Is a prolonged to abnormal low rainfall,leading to shortage of water.and drought can last about or for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.example of drought, Is August in the desert. WILDFIRE: Is a sweeping and destructive conflagration especially in a wilderness or a rural areas. and we have three types of wildfire they are surfaces fires burn only surface little and duff.FLOOD: Is an over flow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits,especially over what is normally dry land. and we have some three types of flood they are; A fluvial, or rivers flood, occurs when the water level in river lake or stream rises and overflow onto the surrounding banks, shores and neighboring land etc.RESPONSE: Is a verbal or written answer example are;how someone reacts to an ink a lot on a card.EXTREME:Is reaching a high or highest degree;very great example;she was in extreme pain before her surgery."

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  • global-conversation.png breathtaking_chameleon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Apr 2020

    Step 5
    1 : It 's all about extreme heat waves.
    Descriptive of these pictures: people appear with short shorts and drink cold cold juices and thousands lieon the beaches, and it looks very hot .
    2 : This makes me feel sorry for the people who suffer from this difficult atmosphere.
    3 : l think that some people may not like how the newspaper showed some photos of weather proplems because the newspaper made some of it look interesting and enjoyable despite the difficulty and seriousness .
    4 : The newspaper must maintain a neutral opinion of what is happening in the region that extreme weather has occurred and that everyone should talk about it seriously as aproplem not as an amusement . They can also puplish more accurate details and facts .
    The newspaper can also inspire many people with concern for the environment and weather.
    For me: In the first and second picture ,their government provids them with all the umbrellas, drinks and water they need to cope with the hot weather despite the huge crowd at the beach, unlike the third picture when l saw the girle lying on the ground as if she had a dizziness, I felt realy hot and then asked myself why their government didn't provide them with all the precautions needed in this dangerous weather????

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  • global-conversation.png nice_lute | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step4: HURRICANE:Is a large rotating storm with high speed winds in tropical areas.
    HEATWAVE:Is a period of prolonged abnormally high surface temperatures relative to the weather.
    DROUGHT:Is a long period with no rain.
    WILDLIFE:Is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring.
    FLOOD:Is a large amount of water covers an area which is usually dry.
    RESPONSE: something constituting a reply or a reaction.
    EXTREME: means very great in degree or intensity.
    Step 5:
    1.Is about period of hot and cool weather.
    2.At a time you feel comfortable and at a time you will feel uncomfortable.
    3.Yes the climate -change activist approve of it.
    4.They should report on what the people to know the type of situation and what the government is doing about it ,so that people would what is happening in the world and to no what to do and what not to do.

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_chocolate | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step1
    It is a cloudy day today, the sun is shining but not too hot . This day reminds me of one day when it was very hot and the heat was unbearable.

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    23 Apr 2020

    Step3: Similarities between flood A and B. B:they are in bad situation, eg; if the area is full of flooding whiles vehicles are packed on the street it can damage it and kill people and destroy thier properties. A:they are in good situation. The people in picture B, there are a lot of floods, but the people who lives there are used to flood and can go anywhere. The people in picture A,are more affected they are used to flood and just get on their way to work or go anywhere. Wildfire A; is an uncontrolled fire in an area of burnable. Herbage occurring in a bucolic area that look on the wildfire. Wildfire B:A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in highly flammable composition as Greek fire up to wildfire focal in group fire line handbook. Appendix B fire behavior (PDF). Similarities between wildfire AandB is affecting the people and animals and how they are going to leave. The difference is that picture A is an animal and they are not going to be safe I mean they are going to die. In picture B,firequench are there to save people and quench out the fire which means they are going to be safe away because the fire unlike the animals who have cause difficult situation with it. The animals in picture A are worried but they have to try their best to be safe, when the human beings are trying their best to be safe. Similarities between heatwave A and B. They all have to be safe. The difference is that the first picture looks like a poor old man family, they don't have any money to provide themselves food and shelter. In picture B there are no problem because they have a faint pool to relax in when they are feeling hot. Similarities between hurricane A and B:A and B hurricane or in trouble so they have to try to find a way to be safe the differences between is that in the 1st picture, they have plenty chances to be safe because they are free to go to the top of the roof. They also have bags to stop the water running in while the other picture, they have to provide their shelter and do not have a chance to be safe because the hurricane is really strong and blow down their shelters. Those people in picture A aren't going to be saved because they can fly high grounds.

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  • global-conversation.png sceptical_song | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    24 Apr 2020

    Hello ,I want to ask how does it feel when there is a big event of extreme weather.I mean in my country, we don't mostly have extreme weather.How does a children like us feel? Will it really effect children like us?

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  • global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    24 Apr 2020

    I agree with you. We can't prevent the extreme from happening but we can take measures to minimize the effects

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  • Hammond School logo loyal_lobster | Hammond Junior School F
    24 Apr 2020

    This doesn’t link with this but I can’t anymore see the competitions and I am not sure if it is a glitch or you temporarily removed it!

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      loyal_lobster's comment 24 Apr 2020

      The competition is updated at 11am each Friday, so you were probably looking in those few minutes between one being judged, and the next being added!

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step1: The weather was rainy today. The most extreme weather I have experienced. It's the geographic map of the worldwide countries. I can see the African map and a heatwave is a period of excessively hot weather which may be accompained by high humidity. Geographic map is a map that shows the geography of the land masses or landmarks or a destination to travel or a map of the land we live on, walk on and exist on it

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Wildfire is that large destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland and bushes
    Flood is the over flow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.
    Response is a verbal or written answer to a question
    Extreme means very serious or severe.

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  • global-conversation.png poetic_recipe | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Apr 2020

    The first step
    *is partly sunny to cloudy
    *heavy rain and strong winds .
    The third step has similarities :bad weather conditions and difficulty in movement in humans and animals .
    As for the difference , they are affected by a human and an animal and also a plant .
    Who will be affected by these events and how ? It is the region where the extremes weather and the inhabitants of that region .
    The fifth step isto visualize it in a way that is easy to understand and easily identify
    *Yes ,it will agree because it is clear and understandable
    *Ti is presented in a modern and advanced way and providing it with most accurate information .

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    step4
    Hurricane-is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone,which forms over tropical or subtropical water.
    2.A Heatwave- is a period of excessively hot weather which may be accompained by high humidity especially in oceanic climate countries.
    3.A Drought-is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, weather atmospheric, surface water or ground water .
    4.A Wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring in rural area.
    5.Flood-is an overflow of a large amount of water beyounds its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.
    6.Response is an answer or reply, as in words or in some action.
    7.Extreme is reaching a high or the highest degree.

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  • global-conversation.png best_mode | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step1:Rainfall is the most severe weather we have Knowledgeable or expert. examples; (I)Good weather. (2)Inundation, overflow or flood.

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  • global-conversation.png spectacular_dolphin | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    24 Apr 2020

    Step 1:sunny
    *the most extreme weather I have witnessed was terrible. It was a flood and the flood caused a mudslide. People died and for hous ,days and even weeks they couldn't find their dead bodies. When the police eventually found some bodies they weren't in one piece. The head and the rest of the body parts were not together. Hearing about it was awful.

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step4:
    1.Hurricane:
    A hurricane is a rotating tropical storm with heavy rains and cyclonic winds exceeding 74mi(119km) per hour or hurricane is a large rotating storm with high speed.
    2: Heatwave
    Is a period of unusually hot weather that typically last two or more days also a heatwave is a warning of the air,or the invasion of very warm air or a mass of high temperature covering an extended area and moving relatively.
    3: Drought
    Is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainful leading to a shortage of water or a period of dryness.
    4: Wildfire.
    Is a large or destructive fire that spreads quickly over worldland or bush.
    5: Flood.
    Is an over flow amount of water beyond it's normal limit.
    6: Response.
    Is an attention given to the disaster occurred.
    7: Extreme
    Something in a high degree.

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  • global-conversation.png spectacular_dolphin | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    24 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    1:they are all extreme weather problems
    2:the difference is the people it affects
    3:both will be affected with all events
    Step 4
    1:Hurricane-a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots.
    2:Heatwave-a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.
    3:Drought-dryness;want of rain or if water especially such dryness of the weather as affects the earth,and prevents growth of plants.
    4:Wildfire-a composition of inflammable materials which kindled is very hard to quench.
    5:Flood-an overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits
    6:Response-attention given to the disaster.
    7:Extreme-something in a high degree.

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  • global-conversation.png spectacular_dolphin | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    24 Apr 2020

    I also want to ask a question. How do we deal with extreme weather?

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    1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
      spectacular_dolphin's comment 24 Apr 2020

      I think the reason how we are able to deal with extreme weather is the protection of our houses, clothes and other things such as sunscreen or it could just be that we are used to it so our body isn't as affected by it.

      I hope I answered your question!

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step6:
    Not everyone is affected by the extreme weather because the fortunate people have all the means to cope with the drastic tragedy but the less fortunate will have a lot of difficulties with doing so. Others would have nowhere to stay because of the damage the weather caused their homes. This leave only confusion and suffering to some students and other workers will have to stay on lockdown because of the weather and this would hinder development. The question I have is what or how would the government and the community do to help the less fortunate to cope with the tragedy?

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    1. Supporter.jpg EXPERT: Rose Musa | Guest Moderator
      trusting_tradition's comment 24 Apr 2020

      Great question - Providing aid and shelter to those affected is important, especially from unaffected countries. Whose responsibility do you think it is to protect the less fortunate from extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step 5:
    1.a.Morning herald talks about the recording of high temperature.
    b.Morning News talks about British basking in the sun of Balmy beach.
    c. News Etc. talks about feeling the heat as a brass band member fainted.
    d. The Daily Newspaper talks about the world on fire.
    2.The various newspapers talks about the effect of climate change on the environment and people.
    3.As a climate change activist I'd actually appreciate how much emphasis is being placed on the effects of climate change in the newspapers.
    4.Newspaper reporters should report about the extreme weather with visible and clear images to make understanding easier. They can also give more insight in other pages of the paper.

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step5:
    1. They are about extreme weather conditions.
    2. They affect the lives ground.
    3. Yes they may approve of it.
    4. They should make detailed and specific.

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  • global-conversation.png best_mode | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step 2:The difference are the types of extreme weather,bad weather or severe weather that have encountered,run into or meet,some have faced or look out on heatwave. The other difference is that not all of them have been affected equivalently or equally even through the same bad weather or extreme weather. for a example; The people in Heatwave A are painly or clearly more affected than the others that faced Heatwave B.THE others in A appear to be facing a real situation and have taken their shelter or clothes and the person seems to be asphyxiate,stifle or suffocated. In disparity,dissimilitude or contrast,the others in B, have gone out, left their properties went to bath,dip or swim.It does not seems as if they are affected by the bad weather or extreme weather, we could not even know that there was a Heatwave. The others that face a Hurricane might have lost their families and save themselves and lost their properties. The others that faced a Heatwave could have become ill or sick or member of their family but they did not loss their properties.example; homes etc.

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    1. Supporter.jpg EXPERT: Rose Musa | Guest Moderator
      best_mode's comment 24 Apr 2020

      What do you think can be done to help those that are affected badly by extreme weather?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    24 Apr 2020

    STEP 4
    Understand the keywords

    Can you define each of these keywords?

    HURRICANE | HEATWAVE | DROUGHT | WILDFIRE | FLOOD | RESPONSE | EXTREME
    Can you make up a sound for each keyword?

    HURRICANE.

    A hurricane is a synonym of a tornado or whirlwind and is moreover a storm with wind levels that are extremely high and dangerous. The sound I would imagine for a hurricane would be swelling air because, a hurricane is developed with warm, rising air.

    HEATWAVE.

    A heatwave is a relatively long period with unnaturally hot weather. The sound I would make up for a heatwave would be 'GULP, GULP!' because you would be drinking great amounts of water to get your body hydrated.

    DROUGHT.

    A drought is a time where there is an irregularly low quantity of rain, which results in there being little or no water at all. The sound I would make for drought would be 'PLONK!' because when you do not have enough water you can pass out because not enough fluids are going into your body which then makes you faint.

    WILDFIRE.

    Wildfire is a fire that spreads across a forest or wood at a brisk pace. The sound I would make for a wildfire would be 'COUGH, COUGH!', because due to the amount of smoke the fire will cause it would get caught in our airways, meaning we would need to cough to be able to breathe properly.

    FLOOD.

    A flood is a spillage of an irregular amount of water. The sound I would make for a flood would be 'SQUELCH, SQUELCH!' because a large quantity of water would go in people's shoes and it would affect the sound of their shoes as they make their way across the water.

    RESPONSE.

    A response is a type of feedback that can come either in verbal or physical contact. The sound I would make for a response would be an orchestra of different sounds because since a response has so meanings, therefore so many different sounds will come with it.

    EXTREME.

    Extreme means when something has reached its highest peak or maximum state. The sound I would use for extreme would be 'GROAN!' because when something is at its extreme it would be a strain on them because they are using all their power and a groan would mean that they are strained due to the amount of strength they are using or how hard something is.

    Thank you for reading.
    Memorable_orchard.

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step2:
    The difference are the type of extreme weather or severe weather that have encountered into or meet, some have faced or look out heatwave. The other difference is that not all of them have been affected equivalent or equally. Even though they have the same bad weather or extreme weather. For example, the people in heatwave A: are painful affected B have gone out in trouble.

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      trusting_tradition's comment 24 Apr 2020

      Hi - Why do you think that not everyone is equally affected by the same extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    24 Apr 2020

    Step 1 The weather is hot.The most extreme weather condition heatwave.
    Step 3 flood A and B is suffering from flood, the difference is that flood A is shallow while the other is deep.The people and properties are affected, it will kill some people and properties will sink
    Wildfire: lives are endangered in the both pictures.In the first picture the kangaroo is trying to get away from the fire while the other picture the firefighters are trying to reduce the fire. The animals can be left with no habitat and humans are affected with global warming.
    Heatwave:The temperature is very high in the pictures. The man is selling cold water to people so that they will not get dehydrated while people are swimming to get cool.
    Hurricane: In the first picture the people are trying to prevent it while the other picture they are already affected.
    Step 4:hurricane is a mighty wind.
    Heatwave is when the temperature is extremely high
    Drought is scarcity of water

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  • patricia.jpg EXPERT: Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG
    24 Apr 2020

    Hi, and how do you think countries can prevent extreme weather issues? What do you think should be in place?

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    1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 24 Apr 2020

      I think countries can prevent extreme weather:
      People should evacuate places where extreme weather is likely to occur.
      People must be also encouraged to build more stronger houses with good foundations.
      Again people must be educated on the side effects of extreme weather.

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    2. global-conversation.png objective_trumpet | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 24 Apr 2020

      I think that forecasts, early warning systems and effective national weather services should be in place. These play a vital role in preventing extreme weather issues.
      Without these, countries won't be able to foresee extreme weather.
      Some extreme weather issues such as floods and heatwave could also be prevented by enlightening the masses. They should be enlightened on the dangers of deforestation and the importance of afforestation. Forests help check rain. They also help keep the area cool in cases of extreme hot weather.
      These few step can enable countries prevent extreme weather issues.
      objective_trumpet

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    3. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 26 Apr 2020

      Applying preventive measures required.
      Eg.Avoid construction of buildings in the way of water to prevent flooding .

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    4. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 27 Apr 2020

      We have places in Kenya which are flooding animals being killed houses destroyed ,crops destroyed and this will bring food insecurities ,deaths diseases because of overflowing
      river banks in the more serious cases it brings damage of roads including breaking roads because the earth sinks /cracks
      The worst is more resources time and efforts are being placed to fight corona
      The community can help be
      1 those who live close to the river to avoid dumping in the river .
      2 everyone to make an efforrt planting a tree
      3 areas prone to floods to be always in surveillance to help the people around there incase of flooding to avoid many deaths .

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_seal | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    How I think countries can prevent extreme weather includes
    1.map and avoid high-risk zones.
    2.Build hazard-resistant structures and houses.
    3.Protect and develop hazard buffers (forests, reefs, etc.)
    4.Develop culture of prevention and resilience.
    5.Improve early warning and response systems.
    6.Build institutions, and development policies and plans.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step 4. Hurricane. A wind scale for quite stronger than a storm.
    Heatwave. A period of very hot weather.
    Drought. A period of unusually low rainfall, longer and more severe than a dry spell.
    Wildfire. A rapidly spreading fire, especially one occurring in a wildland area.
    Flood. A overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of. water.
    Response. An answer or reply , or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
    Extreme. At the extreme edges, the coating is very thin.

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  • global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Step :3
    Similarity
    All the photographs are portraying bad weather conditions and everyone is making more effort to be comfortable. For example in wildfire A even though the animal is struggling to survive damage is been made and in wildfire B even though people are trying to put a stop to the weather still damage is been made to properties, so this makes it a similarity between the two pictures.
    Differences
    In flood A the level of the water is low but in flood B the level of the water is high and as a result, there's no unflooded area for people to use as a passage to their destination.
    In wildfire A the animal needs help to survive but in wildfire B there is an ongoing activity that will put a stop to the weather.
    In heatwave A the man has become used to the weather so he is feeling comfortable but in heatwave B the people do not normally experience this weather so they find it difficult to cope with it.
    In hurricane A the people prepared for the weather and so they didn't experience any damage but in hurricane B the people didn't make preparations for the weather so as a result, their property got damaged.

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  • global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    Those who will be affected by those events are the HOMELESS.
    The homeless because during extreme weather it is very risky and unsafe to be out, as a result after the experience the effect will be either loss of life , all sorts of illness on the people, or they will lose faith in life and try to commit suicide.

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    24 Apr 2020

    The most extreme weather l have ever experienced is drought. Water becomes very scares .We don't get much water to do our house duties .We search for water in other towns

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  • global-conversation.png loving_bat | State M/A School | Ghana
    25 Apr 2020

    The world must be proactive to this Extreme Weather before it attacks us on the break.

    If a great care is not taken the world shall be battle with Extreme Weather.

    We very thankful for raising this Global Issue for us to discuss

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_drum | State M/A School | Ghana
    25 Apr 2020

    Picture A is about flood caused by human action and inaction
    Whilst
    Picture B is about fire outbreak eg. is what happened in Australia, Amazon

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  • global-conversation.png believable_context | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    25 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    The weather condition is bad in the presence of storm tropical storm.
    Step2
    The extreme weather condition will cause threat but the communities,businesses health cares should work in hand to create a facilities for the consequences that will come on the people with the help of the government
    Step 3
    The similarities here are flood,humanbeing fire explosion
    Flood B is more dangerous then flood A where people are facing the challenges to pass by
    Wildfire-Wildfire B is more serious than A because wildfire B the fire is spreading to the country where it will leads to lose of life and properties but A is like a sunshine where animal want to find something to eat
    Heatwave-A is more serious to the extent that heatwave A is facing the challenges were marketing is not going on well but heatwave B they are happy and they are enjoying as well
    Harricane-B is facing the challenges of accommodation were spread of disease can take place easily and beside any other animal can enters into their room easily but hurricane A is more enjoyable house
    Step4
    Drought is a long period of time during which no rain fall
    Hurricane is a very violent storm with strong wind
    Heatwave is a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather
    Wildfire is a Large destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or bush
    Response is an event or something that is said or a reply or reaction to it
    Flood is a Large amount of water of water covers an area which usually dry
    Extreme means very great in degree or intensity
    The photo portrays how the children are suffering from the high temperature of the heat because the children are preventing themselves from the sunlight
    I feel bad to the extent that all the people are feeling the heat and the weather of the temperature is high and the child in photo is been fall down because of the high intensity of the heat , even all the people in the photo is suffering so is very sad
    Everyone will not because the weather condition is so high and heated as well and it causing damage to life
    The newspaper must report to the extreme weather because if affecting many people life

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  • global-conversation.png compelling_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2020

    The step 1- Cloudy and cold air 2- The most extreme cold and flood weather.
    Step 3 1- Flood 2- B have water 3- Difference in the country 4- How to live A- Stone houses B- They live in tents
    Step 4 Hurricane: It is a violent storm with very strong winds moving west with a slight inclination from the north. Heat wave: a period of excessively hot weather, which can be a natural card because of high humidity and causing an increase in body temperature. Dehydration: It is a long period of time when there is little or no rain, which leads to dispersal of wild vegetation. Response: are the comments we get from someone. Maximum: Unusual, Unmeasurable
    Step5: 1. They have shown a picture of a man’s collapse due to hot weather and you can see from the child with an umbrella to protect himself from the weather, and the people outside because he cannot stay inside because he is from the heart. 2. I feel very bad about the image because it affects all people and the environment 3. Nobody because heat reflection, Yes, it does tell us about the severity of severe weather 4A. B is very dangerous. Bring pictures of people affected by severe weather and make an impact assessment for people like the photos shown in Step 1.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather is a sudden change of weather and greatly affects the place where it accurs.
    Step(1)
    •We are now in the spring and the weather will be beautifull, of cours ,the weather today is sunny with aslight rise in temperature.
    •We here in Palestine .our climat is moderate and we do not see much extreme weather.
    Step(2)
    •The first pair of pictures:
    (similarities):they all face one component of the enviroment whic is weather.
    (Differences):the temperatur in (A) is more low (B).
    The second pair of pictures :
    (Similarites): the temperature in the two pictures is high, maybe due to fires,maybe in Australia becouse there is a lot of kangaroos in there
    The thirde pire of pictures :
    (Similarites):the two pictures appear in the summer.
    (Differences):in the picture (B),they relax the summed temperature relaxing whil in (A)they sell cold water.
    The fourth pair of pictures:
    (Similarites):the two pictures are in the same weather wich is cloudy and hurricane.
    (Differences):the picture (A)appears to be in a developed contry capable of facing extreme weather . As for the picture (B) it appears that it is in Africa,one of the developing countrise.
    Step(4):
    •The keywords are hurricanes,heat waves,droughts and floods becouse they are weather-related.
    Step(5):
    •It portraying the weather with beautifull,because it depicts it in away that explaines daily life and showes how people deat with weather.
    •Beautiful highlight the beauty of nature and treat people with the weather.
    •I like the way and mentioned the reason for the previson answers.
    •She must offers the report with explain the changes that have accurred with the photos, and also guide people on how to deal with extreme weather to prevent damage.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_wolf | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    25 Apr 2020

    Heatwave occurs when a system of high atmospheric pressure moves into an area and lasts two or more days .In such a high-pressure system,air form upper levels of our atmosphere is pulled toward the ground, where it becomes compressed and increase in temperature.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_wolf | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    25 Apr 2020

    Drought is caused by drier than normal conditions that can eventually lead to water supply problems . Really hot temperatures can make a drought worse by evaporating moisture from the soil .

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  • global-conversation.png helpful_tradition | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    25 Apr 2020

    : step 1:
    Flood (A): is not very Extreme and the man can walk but not like as he used to ,the water is just touching his shoes and the water is not very deep
    so about Flood(B): The water is very Deep so the men in the picture can walk but hardly.

    ( That what I can see in the pictures)
    Now I'm going to answer the questions .
    Q 1: 1.What are the similarities between the photos?
    The answer: the similarities between the photos that both of them can't walk easily so another answer that the boy in flood A will say ( I need a car to walk easily) and the men in flood B will say( we need a boat to walk easily) so both of the pictures need a Transportation , For ease of movement.
    so the Q2: What are the differences between the photos?
    The answer: in Flood A The man can walk and arrive where ever but not as he used to. and the water is not deep.
    in Flood B The men can walk but very hardly . and the water is very deep. and you see that the water is touching the body over the shoes .
    Q3: Who will be affected by these events and how?
    The Flood B will be affected by events more than F. A and the children will be affected by events because if they They fell to the ground and They will drown. other : The people in the cars if the water entered the car the car can't walk and they will be in impasse .

    step 4: Flood: The flow of water. Unusually. It is an extreme weather
    2: Hurricanes: Circular system of clouds and thunderstorms with closed rotation.
    3: response: is A feedback from thing or person.
    4: Extreme: Abnormal . And across borders
    5:HEATWAVE :Duration of summer. Very high temperature and creates moisture
    6: DROUGHT :Climatic phenomenon. It occurs due to a lack of water in an area of ​​the earth.
    7:WILDFIRE :It occurs due to: strong thunder. Or from volcanic eruptions.

    step 5: 1 About Extreme weather
    2 One of them evidence of negative impact on humans. but there is some photos make me relax
    3 maybe they approve of it.
    4. explain. Full detailed explanation.

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  • global-conversation.png brilliant_hurricane | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    26 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    These pictures show how extreme weather affects people around the world.
    The difference is the situation between the developing and the developed countries. For example, in flood A and flood B, flood A is a developed country with better drainage systems. However, in flood B, the drainage system is not as advanced as flood A, leaving them in a worse situation.
    Everybody will be affected, some people will lose their home and property and wild animals will suffer if their shelter is wrecked.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    26 Apr 2020

    STEP 3
    Similarities: Both floods A and B do not care about the intentions of your movement. Both of them place restrictions on movements. Both of them also give no regards to your race or educational level.

    both floods are also intended to cause damages.
    Wildlife A and B are poised to destroy all creations, being animals, trees, and even humans. Nothing will be spared.
    Differences :
    For the flood, there is an extent of damage caused. Flood B has caused more damage than A.
    From the Heatwave,we see the poor is greatly affected than the rich.
    Both Hurricanes A and B, portray that the rich could recover quickly from the damage of extreme weather condition than the poor.

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  • global-conversation.png consistent_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Apr 2020

    Step 1/(1) today's weather is hot and dry (2) for me,my city has not been exposed to any extreme weather.I mean,it can bring downpours and rain or the weather be quintile and dry.

    Step (3)
    (1) similarities are all weather conditions, but they are extreme and can be abit difficult
    (2) the difference between the images lies in how countries deal with and respond to these weather rituals and also , countries differ in their capabilities . for example, in picture A flood, there are people who Wear clothes that protect them from the risk of flooding, but in picture B there are people who don't have clothes to wear to protect them from floods or various rituals.
    (3) people, animals and plants will be affected, so these rituals can take alot of people's lives and infect others of them ,and animals can die or lose their shelter in Forest fires, for example.also, it has an effect on plants , for example, Forest fires will affect the air purity first,so it will affect human health and affect the percentage of oxygen, which leads to an imbalance.it will affect the numbers of animals, and some of them may become extinct , just as heat waves will affect.agricultural crops and floods will also affect.houses and property will be destroyed, which will affect the countries economy.

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  • global-conversation.png consistent_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Apr 2020

    Step(4)
    (1) The hurricane /is alow pressure zone with spiral winds rotating counterclock wise in the southern hemisphere.the hurricane always starts as a storm , and when the wind speed excceds it 119km per hour, the storm turns into hurricane
    (2)Heat waves/is a period of time of the year.mostly in the summer, it is associated with a significant rise I temperatures with increased air humidity, especially in countries with an oceanic climate.
    (4), Drought/climate phenomenon is one of the natural disasters that cause the largest losses in the world and affect a large number of people every year.it occurs due to a lack of water, whether it is caused by a rounding up or a significant amount of rain from it's levels,or poor distribution for a period of time.
    (4)Flood / is the accumulation of increase of water that overwhelms the. earth , meaning the flowing water can also be applied to alflow of tides .flood often comes because of heavy rains and may result from an increase in the volume of water in a waterway such as a river or lake .
    (5) Forest fires/is afire in an area with a flammable vegetation cover and occurs in rural areas.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_wolf | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    26 Apr 2020

    STEP 1:
    1.The weather is cloudy.
    2.The most extreme weather I've ever experienced is flooding.The flood was caused by heavy rain.The flood destroyed a lot of things like houses,bridges,stores including farms.Many people were affected because,their houses were filled with water. The roads were filled with water,this affected our movements from one place to the other.It also affected our economy.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    26 Apr 2020

    STEP 5
    The newspapers are portraying the dangers of extreme weather conditions.
    In the first paper, people are trying to find solace in an open and airy environment.
    I also see from the second paper a large number of people enjoying a cold weather at the beach.
    From the last paper, I observe a girl collapsing under a hot weather.
    I feel that the photos are communicating to us realities of extreme weather conditions but I think the writer should have been a little bit cautious about the photo of the collapsed girl, considering the fact that it could cause fear and panic in their readers. It could even deter people from reading to get information about the weather.
    Those who might not be happy about such weather report are Meteorologists and Climate- change activists.
    The writers of these papers should exercise some cautions in reporting the weather condition. They should make sure their report does not instill fear in the people. They can make their headlines and photos so catchy in order to attract people to read the papers. Exaggeration of such reports will kill people's interest in reading more about weather conditions and it will also create doubt in the minds of people about the true nature of the weather.


    both floods are also intended to cause damages.
    Wildlife A and B are poised to destroy all creations, being animals, trees, and even humans. Nothing will be spared.
    Differences :
    For the flood, there is an extent of damage caused. Flood B has caused more damage than A.
    From the Heatwave,we see the poor is greatly affected than the rich.
    Both Hurricanes A and B, portray that the rich could recover quickly from the damage of extreme weather condition than the poor.

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  • global-conversation.png playful_violin | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 3: Flood A & B

    Similarities
    1. they are both flood
    2. there are humans
    3. people are affected by extreme weather
    Differences
    1. there is more water on Flood B than Flood A
    2. different people are affected

    Wildfire A & B

    Similarities
    1. they are both fire
    2. lives are thread
    Differences
    1. no one is helping the kangaroo in Wildfire A, but there is a lot of fireman helping each other in Wildfire B
    2.the fire is bigger in Wildfire A than B

    Heatwave A & B

    Similarities
    1. they are both heatwaves
    Differences
    1. there are more people in heatwave A than B
    2. the people seems to be enjoying the heatwaves but in heatwave B, the man is suffering

    Hurricane A & B

    Similarities
    1.they are both hurricanes
    Differences
    1. the people in Hurricane A is well prepared for the hurricane but the people in Hurricane B is not prepared for the hurricane

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg wondrous_painting | Portobello High School
    27 Apr 2020

    The news papers always seem to glorify heat waves instead of pointing out how often, heatwaves occur because of global warming. Whenever we are in a heat wave no one is really thinking about how it harms our earth and people.

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  • global-conversation.png inventive_chameleon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    Flood A and B are bothe as result of a heavy rain fall
    in wild frie
    A and B the bushes are buring
    a water bottle vendor takes a nap in his shop India June 2019 sever heat wave conditions prevailed in many parts of the country
    parisians cool off in the Fontana France july 2019 Paris saw record temperatures as hige 42.6c.
    A couple are seen by their damaged house after the first rains during passing of hurricane Matt hew Haiti 2016
    a child bag walks on asan bag wall outside her homes hurricane sandy New York city USA 2012

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    1 - Entertaining air events are the issues affecting the human life style and humans are doing the world and the affected economies to ensure the continuation of this world
    2-the weather is calm and steady outside the temperature is normal with no clouds in the sky

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  • global-conversation.png unassuming_orange | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    Similarities:
    Each of these pictures shows us a natural disasters formed by the weather and this is called "extreme weather."
    the difference:
    In each photo it shows us a different place, season and object that is affected by extreme weather. It also shows us a different extreme weather from one picture to another.

    Extreme weather affects people, because it destroys everything that was made and built and also affects its health. It also affects the animal because it destroys the animal's habitat, and burns most animals. It also affects plants and trees that are the source of food for humans and animals, and environmental imbalance occurs.

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  • global-conversation.png unassuming_orange | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    Similarities:
    Each of these pictures shows us a natural disasters formed by the weather and this is called "extreme weather."
    the difference:
    In each photo it shows us a different place, season and object that is affected by extreme weather. It also shows us a different extreme weather from one picture to another.

    Extreme weather affects human, because it destroys everything that was made and built and also affects him health. It also affects the animal because it destroys the animal's habitat, and burns most animals. It also affects plants and trees that are the source of food for humans and animals, and environmental imbalance occurs.

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  • global-conversation.png communicative_boysenberry | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    The similarities between the photos natural disasters

    The differences between the photos is that damage and pollution events photos A is less than photos B

    Human ,plant and animals will be affectad by these events these natural disasters will kill many people and animal and cause damage to life

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  • global-conversation.png selfreliant_passionfruit | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    STEP 3
    The difference between flood A and flood B is that in flood B people are transporting their goods because of flood but in flood A they don't care.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    step 3
    similarities are; they are all extreme weather conditions
    differences is that; they are all different bad weathers
    people affected includes; animals, plants and humans while properties are being destroyed.

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_football | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    STEP 1
    1 The atmosphere is great in the full sense of the world and also nice
    2 Dry hot weathe
    A picture number 1 The similarity is the accumulation of alot of water and people can not move around easily
    The difference in some countries this floods are fighting and protecting the people of their people and this crisis like the developed countries and some countries do not have enough capacity to face this crisis which exposes the lives of many people to danger like developing countries
    The flood affects developing countries and poor people
    A picture number 2 the similarity is fragmentation leads the human and animal life to danger, leaving the place and taking refuge else where
    The difference is that forest are burnt due to the high sun temperatures and places near the population are burnt due to human negligence
    The affccts humans and animals, especially animals and leads to the death of many wild animals

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_football | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    A picture number 3
    The similarity is the presence of high heat waves
    The difference between the two picture is that the most countries are combating high heat waves by going to the beaches in developed countries using technology in cooling while some developing countries use simple tools to protect themselves from high heat waves
    The people most affected are the poor people and the needy
    A picture number 4
    The similarity to these images is the presence of hurricanes in both regions and the presence of people
    The difference is the first picture people are com for thing ,children play and nothing scares them as for second picture, they live in a small house and they are not sat is fid
    STEP4
    Hurricanes : it's a region of low atmospheric pressure with spiral winds that rotate counterclockwise and in the northern hemisphere clock wise
    HEATWAVE:heatwave are a period of time of the year ,usually in the summer that are associated with a significant rise in temperatures and an increase in humidity
    WILDFIRE:it's scientific system related to natural processes that involves the presence of fires in the ecosystem
    FIOOD: it's the accumulation or increase of water that over whelms the earth and the meaning of flowing water often comes due to heavy rains and many result from an increase in the volume of water in watercourses
    RESPONSF:it's areaction to anything that happens
    STEP 5 : 1 A wonderful pure atmosphere in wich people do alot of activities
    2 l miss the atmosphere because its wonderful
    3 In the spring or summer do activities swimming, playing basketball and go in a picnic because the extreme weather affected on our activities because the extreme weather hot high

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  • global-conversation.png resplendent_petal | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    27 Apr 2020

    Step3
    Similarities
    In flood. A and B the roads all have waters flowing due to bad weather
    Wild fire. There is wild fire occurring in both forests
    Heat wave It is affecting both countries and people are suffering from it
    Hurricane I can see a woman in each photo

    Difference.
    a. Flood B has been much more affected .it was very difficult for people to move than in A
    b. There are firefighters in B and non in A
    c in Heat wave B their are many people Trying to get to the water while in A it’s only one person trying to cool her self with the water cooler
    d. There is a girl trying to walk through the road but it’s very dangerous while in B the houses have been destroyed

    Effect
    It is affecting the animals , plant and the people . It is making the movement of people very difficult and destroying houses as well .

    Step 4
    HURRICANE -a wind scale for quite strong wind stronger than a storm
    HEATWAVE - A period of exceptionally hot weather temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
    DROUGHT - A period of unusually low rainfall longer and more severe than a dry spell
    WILD FIRE- a rapidly spreading fire especially on occurring in a wild land area
    FLOOD - A usually disastrous over flow of large number of quality of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall
    RESPONSE- A reaction or reply to something or disputation
    EXTREME -in the greatest or highest degree far beyond the normal

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2020

    1-The people that will be affected by wildfires are the people that live near forests or large natural reserves as the fire will be able to spread and start easily.
    The people that are affected by flooding are the people that live near the coast or rivers as the water levels will rise and flood.
    The people that are affected by heatwave are the people that are old and are poor and don't have shelter.
    The people that are affected by hurricanes are the people that live next to the coast on large oceans.
    Thank yor for reading🥰🥰❤❤.

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  • global-conversation.png magical_olive | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    What I have learnt that different countries have different extreme weather events. For example Kenya experiences floods but we d0 not experience hurricanes while in Haiti they experience hurricanes.

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  • global-conversation.png fierce_beaver | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    Not everyone experiences extreme weather equally because part of the country might be raining while the other part of the country might not be raining.

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_tomato | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    We do not experience the same weather because not everyone is affected same way other countries are affected.

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  • global-conversation.png persistent_lobster | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    28 Apr 2020

    step 1:cloudy and rainy. the most extreme weather i have experienced is the flooding of 2012 in Nigeria
    step 2:its true that topics like these like that on extreme weather can not be thought or talked only in the classroom but needs people around the world to bring their ideas and look for ways to stop it or minimize its effect because its now a big problem to the world.
    step 3:the similarities is that the are all extreme weathers and all shows things being affected. It was either plant, animals or humans.
    the difference is that there are all different condition.there is fire,flood.heatwave and hurricane affecting different places of the world.
    during situations on extreme weather, everybody is affected both is not affected equally. livings thing in general which include:plants, animals and plants are affected. Both in situation of flood the adult have more opportunity to escape or survive than the children and old people ,so here everybody is affected both the children and the old are not equally affected than the young. During heatwaves the poor is more affected than the rich even though everybody is affected because the rich can buy things can can reduce the intensity of the heat while the poor cannot and. during these animals die the number of their species reduces and people die too with loss of goods and properties.
    step 5:those pictures shows the effects of extreme weather and what people do in response to help themselves. i feel sad because everybody will be affected in way or the other. the farmers, laborers doctors and everybody wont like extreme weather effect.the newspaper or the media should broadcast it or write it in a way that will captivate people to see the importance of working together and effects of it when it comes.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    I want to ask that the extreme weather happens every year so does it means that it will happen this year at UK.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Which country has not recognize some of the covid 19?

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Where did the extreme weather start from?

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    How can I prevent myself from the covid 19?

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  • global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    29 Apr 2020

    the coved 19 is preventend by
    1:wosiheing hand
    2:stey at home

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  • global-conversation.png centered_nectarine | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    step 1 (The weather today is sunny, but in our city, Gaza does not fall snow and the weather may be worse in this region when the rain falls heavily and the wind blows violently. I really hate this weather because it impedes the movement of the population and in this weather we get sick

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Flood:
    The flood is the accumulation or growing water that has been flooded. In the "Flowing Water" sense, it can also apply to the flow of the tide. The flood often comes as heavy rainfall and has increased the increase in water volume in a watercourse, such as the river or lake, which exceeds or exceeding the garbage, as a result of some excess of water natural boundaries. ❤

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Hurricane:🥰
    The typhoon of a climatic phenomena in which circular system of clouds and thunderstorms with closed circles and low levels and the labels launched on the typhoon are in different states around the world.
    Thank you

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Free wave:
    The free wave of meteorology is a period of time of the year, often in the summer, a large high temperature in the temperature increases, estimates the aircraft increase, especially in the surrounding climate countries.
    Thann you🥰

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  • global-conversation.png fearless_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Flood:❤
    The flood is the accumulation or growing water that has been flooded. In the "Flowing Water" sense, it can also apply to the flow of the tide. The flood often comes as heavy rainfall and has increased the increase in water volume in a watercourse, such as the river or lake, which exceeds or exceeding the garbage, as a result of some excess of water natural boundaries.❤

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  • global-conversation.png valuable_effort | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls B School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather is a phenomenon that all suffers from all over the world and the biggest evidence of what the world is suffering right now, which is like 19, which was the cause of the destruction of many countries, but the question now is will the media know the main cause of the spread of this virus
    Extreme weather is a phenomenon that human beings suffer all over the world and the biggest evidence of what the world is suffering right now, which is covid-19, which causes a lot of harm and paralysis of many countries, but the question now is : will the media knows the main cause of the spread of this virus , how can it investigate the source of its spreading?

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    30 Apr 2020

    Currently, outside, it is raining lightly and will for most of the week. The most extreme weather I have experienced was when we went to India after the monsoons, that year it was a much heavier monsoon and so all the dams were filled to the brim, the dams were then opened and all the water in those dams came rushing out. Many areas were flooded. Usually when we go to India, our mum goes three weeks later because her job is not very flexible. Because of the weather she could not reach Kerala(where we were staying) because of the weather, so she went to stay with her brother. She was meant to go to where we were after a week but it was to dangerous to go by plane in the weather so she had to stay in Mumbai for nearly a month while we were in Kerala. My auntie's house was flooded and so many more. The Indian government should have opened the dams sooner so all that water did not come out at once like a tsunami. In addition to this, Kochi Airport was built on a flood prone area so it got submerged by the water, they should not have built it on a flood plain.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      versatile_molecule's comment 30 Apr 2020

      This is a very detailed first-hand experience, well done!

      What would you say are the main lessons people can take for how to better respond next time?

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      1. Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 30 Apr 2020

        I think that next time the government of India should react a lot quicker and open the dams before they reach full capacity. In addition to this., the should listen other people as many were warning that they should open the dams immediately.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    30 Apr 2020

    STEP 5
    Look at these fictional newspapers

    How is the newspaper portraying the weather here? Can you describe the photos?
    How do you feel about the photos?
    Who might NOT like the way the newspaper is representing this weather event? For example: would a climate-change activist approve of this?
    How should newspapers report on extreme-weather events? Why?

    The newspaper is portraying the weather as scorching hot, I support my answer with the unconscious girl sprawled across the floor. The staggering quantity of people at the beach, which is only essential at hot climates, however, it can be important at other times to collect all the junk in the ocean, which is another cause of extreme weather and climate change. My final segment of evidence is the towering and large amount of water, soaring through the sky. This is mainly useful to cool people down due to the hot weather. The newspaper is also portraying climate change because these things happen too commonly and more litter gets thrown at the ground and more plastic gets thrown into the ocean. For example, a BNC member wrote the diary of a water bottle due to climate change and how ONE thing can affect MILLIONS of lives. I would describe the photos as... Unhealthy, because the girl fainted due to an unhealthy amount of heat, there is an unhealthy amount of people at the beach (which is not social-distancing.) and there is an unhealthy amount of water being wasted on such a small amount of people. I would also describe it as disappointing because it is disappointing how much harm our world does to affect people's health such as the young girl. It is also disappointing that our world does things that climate-change camps hate. For example, the bench chairs are made out of wood, which causes deforestation and kills many animals in a wildfire. It is also disappointing that we hurt things that we need most, such as the ocean. My last word for these pictures is that they are encouraging. Encouraging, because these pictures will make people realize their mistakes. It will add more people to climate change campaigns and give us a chance to make a change for the better. Because extreme weather isn't helping our world but destroying.

    Thank you for reading.
    Memorable_orchard.

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    1. Screenshot_20200324_165750.jpg Molly @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 30 Apr 2020

      A very detailed answer memorable_orchard! I would point out that the photo on the beach was taken before we were advised to practice social distancing so the number people on the beach is not necessarily unhealthy. Why do you think there were so many people on the beach and how would this relates to extreme weather?

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
        Molly @ the BNC's comment 30 Apr 2020

        In my perspective, the reason why there were so many people on the beach was that the heat was too harsh to bear in a house, meaning they must go outside and bask in the sun. Bear in mind, that the definition of a heatwave is a long period of abnormally hot weather, and for the weather to be abnormally hot that it is up to the extent of not being able to bear it inside, it is almost equal too and most described as a heatwave. A heatwave is a natural disaster and is a type of extreme weather. Also, thank you for pointing out when the photo was taken! However, I still do think that the amount of people is unhealthy. For example, an ice-cream is the ideal thing to eat while in the scorching sun. However, the wrapper, if care is not taken, would eventually go into the ocean. This is bad for the sea creatures, such as turtles, squid and seahorse. Especially fish, as we eat that, meaning plastic could be in our fish! It is not only ice-cream that causes pollution but much other plastic and rubbish such as water bottles, buckets and spades, even flip-flops! Then, if we multiply that by how much people there are on beaches on an AVERAGE hot day would be a staggering amount. Plus, the fact that all the rubbish that goes into the ocean causes climate change which just replays the cycle over again. Therefore, this is the reason why there are so many people on the beach and how it links to climate change and my opinion.

        Thank you for reading.
        Memorable_orchard.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    Does the extreme weather happens every year at UK?

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg genuine_fern | Portobello High School
    30 Apr 2020

    Newspapers should inform their readers about what the impact of the Extreme Weather is having on the climate.

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  • global-conversation.png glorious_blackberry | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    The weather in Gaza in Palestine is very nice it sunny withe some wind . The most extreme weather l have ever experienced last week The weather Dust cushion (khamaseen wind) difficulty breathing.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_tradition | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    1.The weather in Gaza City today is sunny and nice .
    2. In Gaza low- pressure area.
    3.The similarities are: flood,mankind .
    4.The differences are the :country ,B has more water than A .
    5.Transports: At A has no transports but in B there are bicycle and car .
    6.The man in A wears winter clothes but in B they wear summer clothes .
    7.Animals will not get a place to sleep and live safe in its place.
    8.I feel very awful about picture because it affects all human beings and the environment .

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  • global-conversation.png humble_musician | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    1-The weather today is windy .l can see that the tree branches are dancing' as the wind hits them .
    2-l have once experienced an extremely cold weather in which l had to wear heavy clothes as well as gloves .Moreover l had to stay infront of the heater to feel a bit warmer.
    Step 3:
    1-A similarity between the 2 photos is that a flood took place in both photos 'so the people of both pictures fell in the same situation .
    2-The 2 pictures are different than each in which the situation in flood B is somehow harder than flood A.
    3- In general, people with business and scopes on the street will be affected more by the events . However, people experiencing flood B will find it harder to cope with the situation than people I flood A.

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    1. global-conversation.png inquisitive_literature | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      humble_musician's comment 04 May 2020

      That's right my friend people affected badly specially because poor and daily wages who suffer very much . Students at homes didn't feel rest ,schools are their life and souls in Gaza.

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  • global-conversation.png succinct_lychee | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    Type your comment here
    Step 3
    The similarities between the pictures are that they are nature disasters . The nature anger against people for their wrong deeds against here . She is getting revevge in my opinion.
    The differences between them is according to the place and the climate we see floods, hurricanes wood fires it relates to their climate .
    Who will be affected?
    first of course the people in the places of the disasters .Then all the whole earth will be disaster zone

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    The covid 19 how many people has recovered?

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    1. Emily 1.jpg Emily @ the BNC
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 01 May 2020

      Hi, enigmatic_weasel! According to the BBC, more than 1,014,000 people known to have had the virus globally have recovered. It could be even more than that!

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  • global-conversation.png joyful_fruit | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    step 1
    step 1 -today is weather is mild and warm .
    -stormy and rany weather .
    step 3
    -the similarity is that they are all natral disasters that affect plants , animals and people
    -the difference is that aech disaster differs from the other according to place and the nature of climate such as sire,floods and hurricanes.
    -these disasters affect all living things

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  • global-conversation.png admirable_writer | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    step 1:
    1. The spring in our country brought a beautiful weather and a shining sun.

    2. Frankly, the most severe weather in our country is sandstorms. They uproot trees and spread diseases when they comes, especially to those who are allergic to dust.

    Step 3:
    A. Floods:
    1. Similarities: damage caused by floods.
    2. Differences: water level from one country to another.
    3. Negative effects: Losses of many lives and properties, especially water and electricity networks, that cause electric shocks and shotages, etc.

    B. Fires:
    1. Similarities: Fire Damages.
    2. Differences: Where the fire occurred (forests, cities, or villages).
    3. Negative effects: lack of green areas, soil damage, and losses of lives and properties.

    C. Heat waves:
    1. Similarities: The damage it causes.
    2.Differences: Heat from one region to another. And how to deal with it according to the capabilities of the state
    3. Negative Effects: The low percentage of water levels on earth and the melting of ice in Antarctica, which will lead in the future to the sinking of some countries and islands, and the high death rate due to the increased entry of ultraviolet rays from the ozone hole.

    : D.hurricane
    1. Similarities: Hurricane Damages.
    2. Differences: the strength and intensity of hurricanes from one region to another.
    3. Negative effects: destruction of homes, emigration of some residents, and loss of properties and lives.

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  • global-conversation.png blissful_measurement | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    "Look out of the window. What’s the weather like today?"
    Kinda sunny, nothing to be worry about.

    "What’s the most extreme weather you have ever experienced? What was it like?"
    Some minor floods.

    "What are the similarities between the photos?"
    All of these disasters have a negative impact in there respective ways.

    "What are the differences between the photos?"
    Let's just say... the type and the amount of losses.

    "Who will be affected by these events and how?"
    The negative effects vary between the poor countries and the developed countries... in the poor ones the number of the injuries will increase and the economic losses will be more.

    "Can you define each of these keywords?"
    Hurricane: a some kind of rotating storm that absorbs anything is too close to it.
    Heatwave : a period of a very hot weather that lasts for a long period of time
    DROUGHT: the lack of rain and snow.
    Wildfire: it happens in the rural areas, usually an uncontrolled fire.
    Flood: an overflow of water, and it's worse in the poor countries.
    Response: a kind of interaction to stop a severe natural disaster.
    Extreme: a severe natural disaster.

    "How is the newspaper portraying the weather here? Can you describe the photos?"
    It highlights the overall positive/negative impact of the current weather...a sunny garden ,a sunny beach and a fainted guy because of the heat.
    "How do you feel about the photos?"
    There is not that much to talk about,but there is something wrong with that fainted guy photo... it looks fake ... you can't see a fainted man and take a picture of him!

    "Who might NOT like the way the newspaper is representing this weather event? For example: would a climate-change activist approve of this?"
    If the newspaper warns the consumer about the possible upcoming disaster, then there is nothing wrong about that, in other words ... it can be approved.

    "How should newspapers report on extreme-weather events? Why?"
    By showing the consequences of any type of the extreme weather, and by showing the affected areas.

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    1. global-conversation.png gracious_television | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      blissful_measurement's comment 03 May 2020

      Step 5
      Really. A great comment and great questions . The covid 19 prevented us from enjoying the spring .We hope that all people stay safe and healthy .

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  • global-conversation.png admirable_writer | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    I would like to ask some questions for all students around the world about coronavirus (covid_19):
    1.Are you committed to the lockdown with your family or not?
    2.do you study from home by distance learning?
    3.advice me on how can i enjoy this lockdown?

    finally,i wish you all to stay safe & healthy,thank you : )

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    1. global-conversation.png pioneering_peach | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      admirable_writer's comment 04 May 2020

      1. No, my family has to go to work sometimes.
      2. Yes, we do. We have online classes and homework every week.
      3. You can enjoy this lockdown by doing something that you enjoy, play with your parents and imagine that you are not locked down.

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  • global-conversation.png joyful_fruit | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    step4
    -HURRICANE:That it is one of the climatic phenomena in which a circular system of clouds and thunderstorms with closed and low circulation is formed, and hurricanes are formed over tropical or subtropical water regions, and the designations of hurricanes differ in many countries around the world, but they all indicate the same phenomenon Climatic events that occur across different parts of the world.
    - HEATWAVE:It is harmful weather phenomena that cause losses in both the agricultural and economic sectors, in addition to its effect on the health aspect and daily activities of living organisms.
    -DROUGHT:One of the natural phenomena of complex structure, as this phenomenon spreads in large parts of the globe, and drought is closely related to the local balance between water and energy, as drought has a relationship with the climate region, and thus drought differs from one place to another, and drought is divided into several Sections, namely, climatic drought; this drought is caused by decrease in the amount of precipitation of all kinds, including snow, rain and hail.
    -FLOOD:A natural phenomenon that occurs when the water level in any river increases to exceed the level of its banks and overwhelms it.
    - Response is a reaction to a question, experience, or some other type of stimulus. If you cry at sad movies, you're having an emotional response to the drama that's taking place on the screen. A response can come in many forms, including an answer to a question, an emotional reaction.
    - Wildfire , a sweeping and destructive conflagration especially in a wilderness or a rural area.
    - Extrem , existing in a very high degree

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  • global-conversation.png conscientious_durian | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 May 2020

    The worst weather is rarely happen but we have in 2014 the most extreme weather Alexis storm .I remember it very well. It was the most dangerous . We were afraid . I cant forget these days.

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  • global-conversation.png gracious_television | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 May 2020

    The newspapers here is fantastic in describing weather .It describes it clearyt in a dramatic way .The dramatic way helps wide number of people to understand.This rally happens when it is too hot or too cold. People behaves like that seas become over crowdy .Children are the most affected by heat. But I wish I saw a picture for children woh are eating icecream under the sum .This is what really happen.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      gracious_television's comment 06 May 2020

      Do you think that describing the weather in a dramatic way can have any negative impacts? For example, do you think there may be a risk that when there is an extreme weather event and the impacts are very bad, some people will not believe the newspapers?

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  • global-conversation.png creative_spring | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    03 May 2020

    1. Extreme weather is an event based on a locations recorded. Or very severe or serious.
    2. Weather is defined as the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time.
    3.Tornado. A powerful funnel-shaped Columbia of spiraling air.
    ii. Harricane. A storm that forms over warm tropical ocean water.
    iii.blizzard. A heavy snowstorm with winds of more than 33mph.
    iv. Drought. Long period of time without rainfall.
    v. Flood. Water spread over land not normally covered in water.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_eel | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    05 May 2020

    Step 1:
    I. The weather is sunny and warm today
    Ii. I have experienced flooding. I was a bit scared when it happened, there was power outage through out 5 streets. Dirt from the drainage were floating around. The flood destroyed some valuable items in the house, it also condemned a lot of paperwork.

    Step 3:
    Similarities: they are all results of natural disasters.
    Differences:
    Flood is caused by excess rainfall
    Wildfire is caused by unattended fire and lighting sometimes
    Heatwave is caused by excess heat and low rainfall
    Hurricane- light structures or sheds cannot withstand hurricane
    Who will be affected and how:
    Flood- man and animals would be affected. They would be forced out of their homes. Farmland would also be affected.
    Wildfire- animals would be affected, they would be forced out of their habitat and seek refuge else where or with man.
    Heatwave- it affects man. Temperature increases causing dehydration.
    Hurricane- it affects both man and animals. Houses and forest get destroyed.

    Step 4:
    Hurricane- a rapidly rotating storm that occurs in the Atlantic ocean.
    Heatwave- a prolonged period of abnormal hot weather
    Drought- a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to shortage of water.
    Wildfire- unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest.
    Flood- an overflow of water that submerges land, usually caused by rainfall.
    Response- reaction to an event.
    Extreme- something intense or more than normal.

    Step 5:
    I think they are trying to portray it in a way that catches the eyes of the people, but I think they should take caution in what they are trying to pursue.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg devoted_signature | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    06 May 2020

    Step 3 :
    Some similarities about the pictures are :
    They are all natural disasters
    Some of them are all really bad
    Some of them are quite OK

    Some differences are:
    They mainly all occur in different places
    They are all different disasters
    There are some that are really bad and some quite OK

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      devoted_signature's comment 06 May 2020

      Can you state which ones are really bad and which ones are OK, and explain why you think so?

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_hurricane | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    07 May 2020

    step 3.
    similarities.
    they all cause bad things.
    some are natural disasters.
    most of the people are in terrible situations.

    The Weather is cloudy today in Warrington England and its slightly cold.The most extreme weather I experienced was Really heavy snow .It was actually really scary and horrifying .
    Usually floods affect humans and damages them and their surroundings.Wildfire affects all our beautful animals and our forests.Unfortunately as we all know there was a massive australian fire which heavily ruined all the trees and killed a lot of animals sadly.Heatwaves affects the worlds buildings and peoples shelters and homes which leaves people really poor after.In my opinion I think hurricanes have almost the same affect as a heatwave.These serious and horrifying problems are similiar.
    The newspaper are really scaring people in all type of situatuions which fear people.For example on one of the newspapers its shows that people are dying from the weather.This might be true but it also scares a lot of people and the newspapers are a bit overdramatic in my opinion

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      miraculous_hurricane's comment 07 May 2020

      Your Hub username is very fitting for this topic!

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_guava | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 May 2020

    Step 3: similarities, bad weather conditions
    Difference, different weather, there is flood, wildfire and heathave in different places
    Step 6:
    Extreme weather impacts will vary based on where a person lives,how sensitive they are to health threats,their age, gender,behavior and economic status...
    For example children, pregnant women, older adults and people with low incomes face increased risk

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    Will extreme weather events ever continue like that?

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  • global-conversation.png kind_starfruit | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    07 May 2020

    Step1

    A. Bright, Flood and warmth

    Poor waste framework

    Step3: Flood

    1. The similitudes are: Flood, Mankind

    2. The distinctions are the Country, A has less water than B

    3. Animals, yields and person organizations and properties will be influenced

    Creatures won't get a spot to rest, properties will be demolished Crops will be removed by the water, Humankind can't go to work and can't be get a spot

    B. Rapidly spreading fire

    1. Fire, The Environment

    2. The likenesses are: A creature getting away from the shrub fire

    b. Firemen are attempting to put off fire

    3. Creature, Environment and People will be influenced

    The natural surroundings of animals will be annihilated by fire, Farms will be obliterated by the fire, woods will be devastated and individuals will be destitute

    C. Warmth wave

    1.Heat , Water are comparative in the image

    2. an, is selling for individuals purchase cool their thirst since heat

    b, is chilling off new the wellspring where climate cooled due to warm.

    3. The individuals will influenced by lack of hydration or low efficiency and the water vanish quicker in view of the warmth.

    D.Hurricane

    1.They all are being influenced by Hurricane and life and properties are include.

    2. A. planning of the storm B. is influenced by typhoon.

    3.People will be destitute, schools will be shut down and properties devastated
    Step4

    Typhoon; is savage tempest with solid breezes which for the most part pushes westbound with a slight propensity toward the north, affected by the sub-tropical edge

    Heatwave; is a time of unreasonably sweltering climate, that can be a catastrophic event cause by high mugginess particularly in maritime atmosphere nations and may cause over warmth to the human body.

    Dry spell; is a significant stretch of time when there is almost no downpour which prompts the interruption of the vegetation.

    Fierce blaze; is a type of heatwave which happens during dry season and prompts the interruption of vegetations properties and homes

    Reaction; is an input you get from somebody.

    Extraordinary; is something unimaginable, irregular.

    sound for the accompanying word: Hurricane – HARICANE, heatwave - HITWAVE, Drought-DRAUT, fierce blaze – WALD FAYA,| flood-FLAD,| reaction - RISPONS, Extreme-EXTRIM

    Step5:

    1. they have indicated an image of a man breakdown in view of sweltering climate and you can see from the youngster with umbrella to shield himself from the climate, the individuals are outside in light of the fact that can not remain inside as a result of the heart.

    2.I feel extremely horrendous about picture since it influences every person and the earth

    3.No one on the grounds that is the impression of warmth,

    Truly, it discloses to us the earnestness the outrageous climate

    4a. Intense B. Bring pictures of individuals who have influenced by the outrageous climate and do an evaluation of the effect on the individuals like the photos appeared in sync one.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg mindful_volcano | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    07 May 2020

    Global warming is causing extreamly deverstating weather conditions although the chrona virus as over road that and its now affecting world wide its effecting everything , extream bad weather comes in and goes as soon as it comes yet leaves deverstating seanse takes lives but the chorona virus is taking lives all over the world not just in places that are known for bad weathers. We do get bad weather but nothing like in the pictures where as the chronavirus is effecting every country no country as been singled out by it. Some countys get mild storms where as others get hurracanes tropical storms sunarmys fires , yet the chronavirus is effecting every county the same so i feel chronavirus is much worse as bad weathers do pass.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_blueberry | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    08 May 2020

    Step1: The climate today is radiant and smidgen blustery most extraordinary climate I have encountered is cold, since it was stormy

    Step2: Extreme climate occasions and outrageous social insurance occasions are issues that influence human way of life, the entire world is centered around the influenced economy and assets to guarantee life proceed.

    Step3: likenesses, awful climate conditions

    Contrast, diverse climate, there is flood, rapidly spreading fire and warmth have in better places

    those influenced: individuals and creatures, since creatures kick the bucket, individuals' homes get annihilated making them destitute and furthermore they lose salary

    Stage 4: heat wave is a drawn out time of strangely sweltering climate

    Typhoon is a tempest with a fierce breeze, specifically a tropical twister in Caribbean

    Dry spell is a drawn out time of anomalous low precipitation, prompting lack of water

    Out of control fire is a huge damaging fire that spreads rapidly over forest or bramble

    Step5-

    1-they are about extraordinary climate conditions

    2-they influence the lives around

    3-Yes they may endorse of it

    4-they should make nitty gritty and explicit

    Step6:1 not every person is similarly influenced by extraordinary temperatures the same number of individuals are to keep themselves from the issue the temperatures make. Because of accessibility of assets and cash in certain nations. In contrast to others for instance Pakistan and India experiences hunger strike by high temperatures

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  • global-conversation.png talkative_volcano | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    10 May 2020

    Step-1
    A.Sunny, warm heat and Flood
    Poor drainage system

    Step3: Flood
    1. Flood, Human Beings (similarities)
    2. Country, A has less water than B (Differences)
    3.Animals, crops and human being businesses and properties will be affected
    Animals will not get a place to sleep, properties will be destroyed Crops will be taken away by the water, Humankind cannot go to work and cannot be get a place
    B. Wildfire
    1. Fire, The Environment
    2. An animal escaping from the bush fire (Similarties)
    2. Fire Fighters are trying to put off fire
    3. Animal, Environment and People will be affected
    The habitats of animals will be destroyed by fire, Farms will be destroyed by the fire, forest will be destroyed and people will be homeless
    C. Heat wave
    1.Heat , Water are similar in the picture
    2. a, is selling for people buy cool their thirst because heat
    b, is cooling down new the fountain where weather cooled because of heat.
    3. The people will affected by dehydration or low productivity and the water evaporate faster because of the heat.

    D.Hurricane
    1.They all are being affected by Hurricane and life and properties are involve.
    2. A. preparing of the hurricane B. is affected by hurricane.
    3.People will be homeless, schools will be closed down and properties destroyed

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  • global-conversation.png diplomatic_llama | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    10 May 2020

    The similarities for flood A and B is that the two of them are floods and is influencing everybody.

    The thing that matters is that in picture A, there isn't as much water as the other and the individuals who live there are not used to floods while in picture B, there is significantly more water yet the individuals who live there are utilized to floods and simply continue ahead with their everyday exercises.
    The individuals in picture A will be influenced more since they are not used to floods.
    The likenesses of rapidly spreading fire A and B is that they are influencing people groups or creature’s lives and how they will live.
    The thing that matters is that in picture A, it's a creature and they won't get spared. This implies the creatures are going to bite the dust. In picture B, there are firemen there to spare individuals and extinguished the fire which implies that the individuals will be sheltered away from the fire not at all like the creatures who need to adapt to it.
    The creatures in picture A will be influenced in light of the fact that they need to attempt to endure it while the people are getting spared.
    The similarities for heat wave A and B is that the two of them need to endure it.
    The thing that matters is that the main picture resembles a poor family and they bareky have any water and need to make their own haven. In picture B, they can adapt to it better since they have a goliath pool and are unwinding.
    The individuals in picture A will be influenced more since they don't have that much water while the other picture has a huge pool to unwind in when you are hot,
    The similarities for tropical storm A and B is that the two of them are in a typhoon and attempting to discover approaches to endure it.
    The thing that matters is that in the main picture, they have increasingly opportunity to endure it since they are out loud to go to high griund as they have a house and can go on the rooftop. They likewise have sacks to stop the water hurrying in while in the other picture, they need to make their safe house and don't have a lot of possibility of enduring in light of the fact that the storm is extremely solid and most likely blow down their safe house.
    The individuals in picture A will endure it better since they can go on high ground and have overwhelming stuff to square it while the other picture just shows an independent safe house which will most likely get blown over as it's extremely solid.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      diplomatic_llama's comment 11 May 2020

      Hi diplomatic_llama, and welcome to the Hub!
      Can you summarise if you think extreme weather affects poor and rich people equally?

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  • global-conversation.png talkative_swan | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    11 May 2020

    Session 1 Flood A : Water everywhere, A man , and the some signs on the road
    Flood B: water, People having problems, Some traffic,
    wildfire A: 1.The fire Burt all around and no one can help
    2.Animal are helpless in the fire
    Wildfire B: 1.Rescue operation doing some employees
    2.reduce fire after some aid
    HEATWAVE A: 1.very poor country and could not manage the things
    2. cool water and some product are hanging for sale.
    3. the man is