Session 2: Exploring extreme weather

Please add your answers in a comment at the bottom of this page - and not as a new post!

STEP 1

Watch this video from 0:30 until 2:20

Draw a quick picture to represent what you have watched. Here's an example:

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Watch this video from the start until 1:07

Draw a quick picture to represent what you have watched.

Can you add three words to each picture that you think are important?

  • Why is it important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the events?
  • Would everyone have the same experience of these events?

STEP 2

Explore two case studies - one from Haiti and one from Australia

If you are working with someone else, read one case study each and then swap answers.

Then complete this comprehension and comparison sheet.

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STEP 3

Research

Research an extreme-weather event that has happened in the last ten years.

Find out:

  • What happened?
  • What was the response?
  • What was the impact?

STEP 4

Reflect

Discuss, or think about, these questions:

  • How has extreme weather impacted people’s lives in different parts of the world? Think about things like health, finance and work
  • Which groups of people have felt the impact the most?
  • How has your community responded to extreme-weather events?


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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 (705)

  • global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    27 Apr 2020

    I feel bad for the family in Australia, they lost almost everything, including their home, their money, their cars, etc. I wish I could have a chance to help them.

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          admirable_cheetah's comment 29 Apr 2020

          Can you explain why you agree?

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          1. Hammond School logo admirable_cheetah | Hammond Junior School E
            Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 29 Apr 2020

            Because they lose a lot of family because it is so hot 🥵 that the people have a lot forest 🌳 that it will catch on fire 🔥.

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          2. global-conversation.png awesome_memory | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
            Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 03 May 2020

            I also agree since they can hardly survive with so many people to take care of and the barely even have clothes.

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    1. global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      jovial_harp's comment 29 Apr 2020

      STEP 1: It is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the event because it allows you to understand what the people have been through and how they got affected. Also it makes you realise that not everyone have had same experience. Some people may have lost family and some may have lost their homes.

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    2. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      jovial_harp's comment 01 May 2020

      I feel so sad. What measures have been put in place by the Australian government to face such occurrence in future? Is there any form of compensation for victims of wildfires in Australia?

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      1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
        serious_fruit's comment 02 May 2020

        According to the information I collected, the Australian Government will give $76 million of funding to supply distress counselling and mental health support to families, individuals and communities in need.

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    3. global-conversation.png attentive_moose | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      jovial_harp's comment 02 May 2020

      I do too ,but what is important is that they are safe so they can stand up again and fix things

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      jovial_harp's comment 03 May 2020

      That's a lovely thought! How would you go about helping them and what do you think governments could do to help people like them?

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      1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
        Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 04 May 2020

        As a child, I couldn't do much to help them, but I could still donate some of my pocket money to some charities to help them, and I could also help the environment in order to stop climate change, the main factor of the Australian wildfires. For example, I could turn off lights, TV, and other electrical appliances when I don't need them.

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        1. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          jovial_harp's comment 04 May 2020

          I think they should be given more education too.

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          1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
            bold_recipe's comment 04 May 2020

            Do you mean give more education on how to prevent extreme weather?

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            1. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
              jovial_harp's comment 06 May 2020

              Yes , Example We need to build better flood defenses , or We need to invert in green energy technology or We must invert early warning storms system.

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      2. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
        Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 04 May 2020

        As for the government, I think they should provide some shelters or basic needs for the most affected people. They should also give some money to the people who lost their homes so that they could build their homes. I also think that they should give some morale support to the people who lost family member due to the fire, for they must be very unhappy.

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    5. Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_jackfruit | Birchwood C of E Primary School
      jovial_harp's comment 11 May 2020

      i agree i feel so bad for them and they not deserve this

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    6. global-conversation.png magical_idea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      jovial_harp's comment 27 May 2020

      This is the reason we should prevent Extreme weather.

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    7. global-conversation.png humble_glacier | GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL JIBI, F.C.T. ABUJA | Nigeria
      jovial_harp's comment 28 May 2020

      I also feel bad for them
      I wish I could support them in any way

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

    Step 3:In 2011 India flooded due to various reasons like heavy rains and maybe undeveloped infrastructure.
    Impact:

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        caring_sheep's comment 11 May 2020

        Can you always write in full sentences to explain your views?

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

    Impact:it has caused death and also destruction of properties.

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      motivated_hen's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Can you state what the impact of this extreme weather was using numbers and statistics? This will give us a better understanding of the impact.

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

    It is important to hear directly from them because we get to know the challenges or faces they go through since no one goes through the same conditions after they've had an encounter with extreme weathers.

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  • global-conversation.png diligent_twilight | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
    27 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the events because it allows you to understand what the people have been through and how they got affected.It doesn't leave you with only information that the media presents.If you are writing a Newspaper article ,then it would make the article more realistic and people would show more sympathy towards the situation.It can also engage the readers attention.If you listen to more of people's experience,you would realise that not everyone has had the same experience.Some people may have lost family and some may have lost their home.

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

      Very open-minded of you, diligent_twilight!

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        gutsy_starfruit's comment 11 May 2020

        Can you always write in full sentences to show your reasoning?

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

    WILDFIRE In Ghana. This was an extreme weather that was experienced in Ghana some years ago. This happened because there was no rain for some time and all the green plants and grass all withered. The reaction was not so quick so the forest one day caught up with fire. This led to so many problems like hunger, loose of lives and destruction of farm crops and products.

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

      I'm very sorry to hear this. Have steps been taken to prevent it in the future?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 28 Apr 2020

        No, you know how the government is adamant when it comes to such unfortunate disasters like this. The government is quick to react to such extreme weather events but after that the the government feels reluctant to put in place measures to avoid such events in the future. The government always wait for the disaster to occur before they react.

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        1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet Boland
          enigmatic_weasel's comment 28 Apr 2020

          You say that governments often wait before a disaster to happen before they act. What impact does this have?

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          1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
            Harriet Boland's comment 28 Apr 2020

            This normally increases the casualties the extreme weather events brings. In every year more destruction of buildings, farmlands and death occur as a result of the adamant attitude of the government. For example during the dry season, since inadequate preparations have been made to curb fire outbreak, fire rages a lot of properties which worth millions of Ghana cedis.

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      2. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 02 May 2020

        The government is adamant when it comes to such unfortunate disasters like this

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    2. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      entrepreneurial_robin's comment 02 May 2020

      The Wild fire in Ghana created many problems like burnt crops and houses

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    It is important to hear directly from the people who have experience the events because they can give you the actual fact of what exactly happened than a narrated story. A narrated story might add some or deduct some from the story and it won’t make you The actual fact to learn from it as the the proverbs goes experience is always he best teacher.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step1
    2. No not everyone would have the same experience. They might have similar experience but not exactly the same experience

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      1. global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        fiery_strawberry's comment 28 Apr 2020

        I think the experience I will go through to solve an event which will happen to me will be the experience u will go through to solve yours although it might be the same experience we all solving just like in mathematics we have different methods but at the end we get the same answer so your experience will be different from mine

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      2. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        fiery_strawberry's comment 02 May 2020

        The experience l will go through to solve an extreme weather event which will happen to me will be the experience you will go though to solve your extreme weather event.

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  • global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step4
    Extreme weather events like wildfire can destroy lot of farms or factories and if it happens like that lost of crops will be destroyed and cause the community food shortage which will cause hunger and when factories too get burnt lot of people will lose their jobs and there wouldn’t be enough jobs for people to do.

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    1. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      outspoken_power's comment 06 May 2020

      Yes, this extreme weather (Wild fire) can destroy homes and make humanbeings homeless and make us lose our jobs and create problem like hunger ,death and many of us will lose our homes.

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

    Step 3:
    What happened: Rainfall and flood, one of the worst in Pakistani history.

    The response:
    1. Oxfam launched an emergency response in Spain.
    2. The United Nations appealed for $460 million to provide immediate help.
    3. The Organization of the Islamic Conference pledged close to $1 billion to assist the emergency.
    4. International governments such as, Canada, China, Germany, Spain and U.K were some of the many governments that donated to the floods.

    The impact:
    1. The property damage cost an estimated $43 billion.
    2. Deaths surpassed 1,780 people.
    3. It led to a malaria outbreak

    productive_ cherry 😉

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      productive_cherry's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Excellent breakdown of Step 3, how important do you think international aid responses to extreme weather are? Do you think that the deaths and financial implications would have been worse for Pakistan?

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      1. global-conversation.png productive_cherry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Pakistan is a developing country so without the international aid, I highly doubt the citizens would survive how much more the economy. I hope I answered you.

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      2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Support from various international bodies to countries which have been hit with extreme weather events help a lot in the sense that, people lose millions of their properties so when they receive such money from international bodies it cushion them in order to reduce the financial loss they have incurred.
        Yes, death and financial implications would have been worse for Pakistan if they had not received this donation. This is because, extreme weather events make people lose if not all substantial amount of their properties. Hunger could have set in for those who had nothing to spend on leading to malnutrition. Also since the disaster destroyed people properties leading to huge amount of money being lost, financial implications would have been worse if they had not received support from international bodies.

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          enigmatic_weasel's comment 30 Apr 2020

          Well done both ^ for giving a detailed account of how international aid helps in the event of extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step4
    1. Extreme weather events can put lot of impact on Our health sector because lot Of people who get injured needs to be attended to at our health sector can can put pressure on our health sector wen there aren’t enough health facilities available for around to cater for them, also on our finance factories and business which are affected can let people loose their properties and make the economy of the country drop down since they can’t work to produce product for the country to survive and on work too since lot of factories are being destroyed and not functioning so lot of people I’ll lose they jobs and when that happens they can’t take care of their families also

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  • global-conversation.png amicable_mango | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear directly from people affected because sometimes people don't believe stories unless they are gotten from those who were affected. It will also prevent false information from being shared.

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

      A very open-minded approach to things, amicable_mango!

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

    Step 2:
    Australia :
    Economy:
    1. GDP ( average amount of wealth ) :$57,500.
    2. 12 % of people live below the poverty line.

    Event:
    1. A long drought.
    2. Extreme heat and wildfires.

    Response:
    1. Evacuation
    2. The formation of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

    Impact:
    1. Loss of an estimated 27 million hectares.
    2. 2,500 homes were destroyed.


    Haiti:
    Economy:
    1.GDP(average amount of wealth) per person: $868.
    2. 53 % of people live below the poverty line.

    Event:
    1. Hurricanes and tropical storms.
    2. Torrential rain and powerful winds.

    Response:
    1. International governments gave their support.
    2. Banishment of boat trips.

    Impact:
    1. Farms were destroyed.
    2. An estimated 900 people died.



    Hope all my answers are correct.
    productive_cherry ☺😇😎😰

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  • global-conversation.png magical_olive | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    In extreme weather events, not everyone will have the same experience because some people are poorer than others. Like in Haiti, the people are heavily affected in the hurricane and so they need more help from other countries.

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      magical_olive's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Thank you magical_olive. What are the different sorts of assistance and help that other countries can give?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

        No because if two people experience the same event, the damages caused by the event may differ from the two. One person may lose a house and the other may lose a car by the same event. This therefore means they will have different perspective.

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_morning | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    How the coronavirus has impacted people's lives in health,finance are according to the WHO coronavirus has now spread to more than 87 countries and around 98,000 cases have been registered worldwide. Infection numbers are rising daily in Europe, where more than 150 people have died of the virus, most of them in Italy. Europe's press wonders how the epidemic will alter our societies and our future.

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

      Can you tell us where you found your information so we can all check it?

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

    You can see the Australians have been keeping chickens so in some way they were also trying to prevent extreme weather ( by reducing the meat you consume) even if they didn't know.

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

    Step 2:
    A. Economy:
    1. In Australia the GDP per person was $57,500 but in Haiti the GRP per person was $868.12% of people live below the poverty line but 53%of people live below the poverty line.
    B.Event:
    The main event that took place in Australia was Wildfire but in Haiti Hurricane. In Australia,there are frequent droughts and extreme heat whiles Haiti often experiences tropical storms.
    Response :
    In Australia,the government co-ordinated a response across the country to control the fires also 3,700 firefighters tackled the fires at any time. Whiles in Haiti, the government ordered people on smaller Islands to evacuate before the hurricane also individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    Impact :
    29 people died in Australia whiles 900 people died in Haiti. In Australia,27 million hectares of land was destroyed and in Haiti farms were destroyed so businesses suffered and people didn't have food supply.

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

    It is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the event;
    To know more about how the event happened and how it has affected their daily lives.
    To know what happened to their properties and their homes, and if any life was lost during the disaster.
    You will also be able to know if they have any place to stay if their homes are lost and how their family is going to survive.
    You will like to know if they have any insurance policy that they can rely on and if not, you can ask if the government have any measures in place that will help relieve them.

    Question 2
    No!
    Not every one will have the same experience because the rich will have other savings or back-up to help them get back on their feet but the poor will be left homeless and will have to rely on the government or other relatives for support.

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  • global-conversation.png effervescent_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    27 Apr 2020

    It has impacted in people's lives globally in negative ways. In terms of health, using the first video we can see that there is there was a fire outbreak and we were told that it claimed the life of their mother. Apart from that the smoke emitted from that events could cause a lot of health problems such as asthma, heart and breathing problems.
    Financially, using the second video as a case study, we can see that they farmer has lost a fortune because he was expecting to generate a lot of income from the banana plantations. According to work using the second video again, through this event the farmer won't be encouraged to do such again and that might put an end to his work.

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

    step 2.
    1.In one sentence the extreme weather in Australia is wildfire whiles Haiti's own is hurricane.
    2.The response to the extreme weather in Australia is national.
    The response to the extreme weather in Haiti is global.
    3.No, it was not successful because the government on both sides acted slowly.
    4.The groups that will be affected are: The government, the poor, the rich.
    The Government:It will affect the government in terms of allocation of resources in the sense that money meant for developmental projects like construction of roads, hospitals, schools etc. will now be use to combat these disasters.
    The poor: It will worsen the living condition of the poor in terms of food, water and shelter.
    The rich:The rich will also be affected badly due to the destruction of their properties by wildfire and hurricane.
    5.What are the measures the government is putting in place to combat this crisis?
    Has the government made budgetary allocation to solve these perennial crises?
    How would this affect the government?

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    1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 29 Apr 2020

      You said that the rich would also be affected due to the extreme weather but i think that the rich has smaller impact. The rich has more money, so wouldn't they be able to bounce back to their original state after the extreme weather event?

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_poem | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    Will you ever write another books series about Geography but from a positive perspective? I asked this because when someone as young as me sees these titles, which are really interesting but scary at the same time, would only connect geography to disastrous things

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    It important to hear directly from the the affected people because the can tell how it happened and how they feel which makes you have a feel of the pain they are going through which will makes people sympathize with them to support them.

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

    It is important to hear from those affected because some people believe in the term"Seeing is believing", so when they hear directly from those who are affected, they believe them and find ways to prevent extreme weather .

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      jolly_independence's comment 03 May 2020

      That's very true. Do you think it is wrong not to trust accounts given by people you haven't met before?

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_morning | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    Why it is important to hear directly from experienced people is because they give you the correct information whiles some people give you the wrong one.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      engaging_morning's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Can you explain a bit more about what you mean by wrong information? Do you think some people give false information or information which is misinformed?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Wrong information is where a person gives information about a situation which is not true or information which is distorted. For example when an extreme weather event claims people about 100 lives but when giving the information, I say 150 people lost their lives, I have given wrong information. This could happen as a result of not getting the correct information from the people who are directly affected.
        Yes, people give wrong information when they hear something from somebody and report on it without verifying the authenticity or the source of that information.

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          enigmatic_weasel's comment 30 Apr 2020

          Well done - I like how you defined wrong information and then developed your answer with examples. What you're referring to is 'hearsay' where someone says something and then rumours result in misinformation.

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_morning | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    Why it is important to hear directly from experienced people is because they give you the correct information whiles some people give you the wrong one.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    No not everyone because though they all have been affected but there will similarities

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_morning | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    It is not everyone that will have the same experience of these events, another person might experience worse that is why we all must be prepared.

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_squirrel | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    27 Apr 2020

    In extreme weather some of the people lost their lives and their homes like mud heavy rain and the water in the house and spolid

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      receptive_squirrel's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Can you be specific about which country you are referring to regarding the impacts of extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 2
    AUSTRALIA
    There was a long drought from summer 2019 to early 2020.
    Population 25.5 million
    Average wealth$57,568
    Economy
    Frequent drought and Extreme heat.

    Response
    1. Huge Aircraft dropped water onto affected areas
    2. People evacuated from affected area
    IMPACT
    1. 27 Million hectares of lands destroyed
    2. 29 people died.

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

    Step1: It’s important to hear directly from those who have experienced the events because they know best how it feels when you lose everything due to such events as experience is the best teacher. STEP3: In 2010 December UK experienced a severe cold Temperatures across UK fell below-10 on several nights and below-20 in Scotland . The impacts included ; Widespread disruption of transport with road, rail and air travel being affected, Electricity supplies were cut off for a time due to power lines being damaged, Burst water pipes became a problem with 400 homes without mains water

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

    Step1:The media sometimes give out false information that is why it's so important to hear from people who have been affected because they have great experiences to make your understanding easier.
    Some people do have similar experience but not always the same. The experience you have depends on the effects of the event you experienced.Some people loose their homes, properties,friends and family.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    HAITI -2016
    Population 11.4 million
    Average amount of wealth $868
    Below poverty line 53%
    Environment experience tropical storm
    RESPONSE
    1. Government response was slow many citizens angry that government didn't provide relief.
    2. Individual around the world donated money to emergency appeal.
    IMPACT
    1. Over 21 million people affected
    2. Economic damage exceeded 4.4 billion

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_ibex | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear directly from people who have experienced this event because it allows you to understand what the people have been through. I am saying that because if you haven't experienced those events, you would say a different thing but if the person tells you his or her experience and you to have experienced it you would know how it feels to lose everything.

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      quickwitted_ibex's comment 27 Apr 2020

      Your comment just remembered me about something my parents told me about the Wildfire that took place in 1983 in Ghana. Due to the extreme spread of the fire, sources of food were destroyed thus leading to hunger.People suffered very much.
      Other countries aided by providing food for the people in Ghana.
      Hearing this information from someone who has experienced the event,I was able to get the exact information for easier understanding.

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

    Step1. So that we may understand and get some tips clearly .
    2. No some are experine fire which cause death to the family members other expericed hurricane which destroyed plants.
    Step1. What happened? Flood destruction.
    . What was the response? The goverment take control of flood and rescue people from flood .
    . What was the impast? People lose their lives & others becames homeless. Flood destroyed all the plants and cause drouht.
    Step4. Health - Ash and smoke produce by fire which cause serious health problems to human beings like allergies and other medical problems eg in lungs .
    . Finance- in comes from agriculture became low because banana plants are destroyed.
    . Work - works lost their jobs in agricultural field crops the animals were destroyed by hurricane .
    . Which groups of people have felt the impact the most ? Fire because people may lose the life's and homes and animals will dies.

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  • global-conversation.png distinguished_piccolo | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    STEP 2
    COMPREHENSION
    2. The response to these events were global.
    The response is global because people from different places in the world contributed in helping Australia and Haiti by donating money emergency appeals also by international aid organizations contributing in providing aid to them and organize relief efforts.

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_poem | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    Can you explain the different types of forests? And in which countries we can find rainforests? Does it rain heavily there? I am asking these questions because in my country rain is linked to cold weather, but I once heard that this is not the case in rainforest. Can you explain this more. Thanks

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    1. global-conversation.png discreet_papaya | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      terrific_poem's comment 22 May 2020

      The types of forest are evergreen forest, deciduous forests, temperate forest, tropical rainforest
      The rain forest is also called temperate forest : it has come bearing trees ( pine,spruce ,fir and hemlock. It is also called temperate rain forests. It is warm and moist. They are usually dominated by one or few species of trees . It receives heavy snowfall but the cone shape of the trees prevents branches from breaking

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_poem | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    Do people live in places close to volcanoes?? I asked this question because there are many volcanoes in the world and I was wondering if that huge space of lands empty or inhabited?

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      terrific_poem's comment 30 Apr 2020

      This is an interesting question - perhaps you can do some research into inhabitants of areas near to volcanoes. Something that may help you with this research is to remember that there are different types of volcanoes -some are active and some are not. The active volcanoes are the volcanoes which are to be avoided most.

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    2. global-conversation.png discreet_papaya | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      terrific_poem's comment 22 May 2020

      People may live in places where volcanoes are located but they are careful not to live very close to volcanoes

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_poem | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    I will ask a question about your book wild islands. What do you mean wild? Do you refer to wild animals living there, or wild for being dangerous and not having people? I asked this question because I studied that Island are areas of land surrounded by water from all sides, and I was wondering if we actually can find wild life there

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

    STEP4: Extreme weather events such as extreme heat can lead to heat stroke and dehydration as well as cardiovascular, respiratory and cerebrovascular diseases.Financially; people may end up losing everything in disasters such as bushfires and some people end up losing their jobs as their place of may be destroyed by the events. Certain populations such as ; outdoor workers, students, athletes, homeless people, young children, pregnant women, older adults and people with certain medical conditions are more prone to these extreme weather events.My community responded to these extreme weather events by providing homes and food to the affected individuals

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  • global-conversation.png distinguished_piccolo | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    COMPREHENSION
    3.I think the response was not successful because the government in both countries took the situation lightly hence,they responded slowly.By the time they took action catastrophe had already struck their countries hence it is advisable to always know the climatic changes occurring in your country.

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

    STEP 2.
    RESPONSE IN AUSTRALIA.
    (1)The government co-ordinated a response across the country to control the fire.
    (2)People were told to evacuate (leave) the affected areas.
    RESPONSE IN HAITI.
    (1)In the days before the hurricane, the government ordered people on smaller island to be evacuated(to leave) and it banned boat trips.
    (2) The government was criticised for being slow to respond and many citizens were angry that they were not provided with relief.
    IMPACT IN AUSTRALIA.
    (1)2 500 homes were destroyed.
    (2)29 people died.
    IMPACT IN HAITI.
    (1)An estimated 900 people died.
    (2)Over 2.1 million people were affected.

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

    Australia:
    Economy:
    1.GDP(Average amount of wealth) per person $57,500
    2.12% of people lived below the poverty line.

    Event:
    1.A long period of fire, drought raged from summer throughout Australia.
    2.Sudden floods in January helped to control some of the fire.

    Response:
    1.Government coordinated a response across the country to control fires.
    2.Huge air-crafts dropped water onto affected areas.

    Impact:
    1.29 people died.
    2.2,500 homes were destroyed.

    Haiti:
    Economy:
    1.GDP(average amount of wealth) per person is $868.
    2.53% of people lived below the poverty line.

    Event:
    1.In 2016, a hurricane hit Haiti that brought torrential rain and powerful winds.
    2.Food crops that fed the local people and exported were destroyed.

    Response:
    1.Individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    2.Government ordered people on smaller islands to be evacuated and it banned boat trips.

    Impact:
    1.An estimated 900 people died.
    2.Over 2.1 million people were affected.

    COMPREHENSION
    1.A hurricane hit Haiti that brought torrential rain and powerful winds.A wildfire hit Australia throughout summer 2019 to early 2020.
    2.The government coordinated a response across the country to control the fires.The response was global.
    3.No i do not think the response was successful.
    4.The rich will not be affected that much because they would have had some protective clothes to protect themselves from the long fire and drought, but the poor would not be able to protect themselves from the fire and drought and may be likely to get affected by the event.
    5.How was the event controlled from destroying other people's lives and properties at the end.

    CHALLENGE QUESTION
    People may not vote for the current president in the next election.

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    1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      sincere_walrus's comment 07 May 2020

      In the comprehension number 2 the response was rather local because it happened only in those country.

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    2. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      sincere_walrus's comment 07 May 2020

      In the comprehension number 2 the response was rather local because it happened only in those country.

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  • global-conversation.png victorious_cloud | Gaza Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    . Why is it important to hear directly from people who have experienced the events? So as not to spread false rumors and follow the methods of prevention, protection and preparation for what may happen in the future.
    . Will everyone have the same experience as these events? Perhaps yes or no, because it is according to the nature of man.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      victorious_cloud's comment 28 Apr 2020

      You raise an interesting point about false rumours. Do you think false rumours are common when reporting about extreme weather?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Yes, it is very common in developing countries because the cost involved in obtaining information from people directly affected is a bit costly compared to information obtain from secondary sources, that is those who are not directly involved. In Ghana for instance data collectors always rely on information from bloggers and websites which sometimes give information which are not accurate.

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      2. global-conversation.png victorious_cloud | Gaza Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 29 Apr 2020

        Sometimes the news is contradictory due to extreme weather events with regard to the numbers of victims and those affected.

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      3. global-conversation.png quick_beaver | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 29 Apr 2020

        Yes I think so,because people don't often see extreme weather events and judge based on what they hear instead of what they see

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      4. global-conversation.png discreet_papaya | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 26 May 2020

        Yes I think so as weather conditions cannot be occurring constantly and sometimes the news may be assumed or exaggerated to an extent and it may not be true and this puts dear into the hearts of people

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

    STEP1: it is important to hear directly from people who experienced extreme weather events because everyone has different experience and we get to know how people perceive weather related risks and own personal risks . To see this as an immediate and relevant issue, people may need first hand experiencers . There may also be regional differences in how extreme weather events are perceived. Knowledge of how people view severe weather ,what sort of events , they are most concerned about and whether they believe climate change is a cause and has implication for messaging and communications.

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

    Step 2
    Comparison:
    Economy: (1) GDP per capita of Haiti is $868 whilst GDP per capita of Australia is $57,374. This means Australia is better off than Haiti with regards to the GDP per person.
    (2) 53% of people live below the poverty line in Haiti whilst 12% of people live below the poverty line in Australia. This means there are a lot of poor people in Haiti compared to Australia.

    Event: (1) Haiti was hit with hurricane whilst Australia was hit with wildfire.
    (2) Haiti was hit with torrential rain with powerful winds whilst Australia was hit with long period of drought.

    Response: (1) In Haiti the government ordered people on smaller islands to be evacuated whilst in Australia the government told people to leave the affected areas.
    (2) The government was being criticized for being slow and also the people were angry that the government did not provide them with relief items whilst in Australia the Prime Minister was criticized for how he handled the crisis and also not doing enough to tackle the climate-change.

    Impact: (1) In Haiti over 1.4 million people needed support that included shelter, food, clean water and access to toilets whilst in Australia 2,500 homes were destroyed.
    (2) In Haiti the damage was estimated to have cost $2.8 billion to fix whilst in Australia the economic damage is estimated to have cost $.4.4 billion to fix.

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

    I personally think that it is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced these events as they may acknowledge as on how the events affected them and how they handled the situation.From my opinion not all people would have the same experience from the events as some may be prepared and thus it may not affect them as much as those who were not prepared. The extreme weather events have affected people's health eg in floods may be a breeding place for mosquitoes hence people may be infected with malaria.It may also affect the finance and works as they may stop going to work because of the severity of the extreme weathers.But some people may not be affected as deeply as others for example the elderly, weak and the poor may be affected more than the healthy and capable as they may have no resources nor the energy to prevent themselves from the events.

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    1. cheryl.jpg EXPERT: Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist
      composed_dusk's comment 28 Apr 2020

      A very open-minded approach, composed_dusk :)

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    STEP 4:
    A. Extreme weather has rendered a lot of people homeless. Many women have become widows and some children have ended up becoming orphans. A case in point is hurricane in Haiti, wildfire in Australia and even flood in my own country, Ghana.
    On health wise, a lot of sicknesses can result from extreme weather conditions. For instance, there was an outbreak of cholera after a flood in my country. This was due to the dirt spread across the city after the flood had subsided. All over the world, people have lost their jobs and livelihood due to the extreme weather conditions. Some farmers have had their farms burnt to ashes. Shops have also been destroyed by fire and floods.
    Huge sum of money has also been spent providing relief items to the victims of these disasters. This money could have been channeled to other important sector of the economy.
    B. The group of people who have felt the impact of extreme weather conditions most are the vulnerable like the aged, children and women. These are the people who find it difficult to escape from the events like wildfire, flood and earthquake and so on.
    C. My community has always been swift to respond to extreme weather events by providing relief items like food, mattresses, clothes, roofing sheets and so on to the victims of such disasters. The government is also compelled to demolish buildings and structures built along river ways. This is done in my community to prevent future occurrence of floods and others. Public education is also done to help the people to know how to conduct themselves to minimize the impact of these disasters in future occurrences.

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

      What does the public education look like - does this begin in schools, or is it mainly campaigns aimed at adults?

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  • global-conversation.png fantastic_recipe | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    step 1: Haiti experience flood and causes many people left without food.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Covid 19 has really impacted people's lives...this is because dealing with the challenges brought about by covid 19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on people all across the world... It has affected the health of many people therefore causing death...Groups of people with low standards and those living in urban centers.
    Repose by my country:my country has given restrictive measures such as curfew to those counties that have not been affected and total lockdown to those counties that have been affected.

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      motivated_hen's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Do you think that the majority of people are following the measures? Which group of people do you think are most vulnerable at this time?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

        Most people especially in Africa like my country Ghana are not adhering to the protocols. Due to financial constraints people were going outside when the government imposed three weeks lock down. People were hungry and there had to disobey government directives by going outside. Social distancing are not being practice here. In my opinion, I think the government can use the security personnel rigorously to ensure the directives by the government.
        The aged whose immune systems are not strong are the most affected people. People with underlying health conditions like diabetes , asthma, hypertension etc are the people dying more. The government should therefore ensure that security agencies like the police are being used to enforce the social distancing protocols to avoid the spread.

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      2. global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

        Majority of the people don't follow the restrictive measures that the government has put.
        The groups that are mostly affected by the virus are the old people.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION:Millions of people have contracted the Coronavirus and hundreds of thousands succumbed to it. People across the globe have lost their freedom of : movement due to lockdowns , association as social gatherings are banned in most countries. Financially: The COVID-19 had a significant impact on the global economy as many people have have lost their jobs. The people mostly affected health wise are the old and those with weak immune systems, economically are developing countries. My community’s response is putting measures on reducing the spread of the virus by asking people to stay home ,Restricting the movement into or out of the affected areas, encouraging the citizens to put on masks and so on so forth

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    1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      zestful_trombone's comment 09 May 2020

      Do you think this is fair?will it have any positive effect on the country?

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 3.
    In Texas 2011, Extreme Wheather heavy rains and storms
    Response.
    The government wasted 65 billion dollars due to the massive amount of water it pushed towards the north east. The money was used to shelter and feed both privileged and less privileged.
    Impact
    The storm killed 100 people

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Human activities (burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, industrialization etc.) are the major causes of climate change which lead to natural disasters. It is therefore important that we find long-lasting solutions and educate the public on the impact of disasters. Change can only occur when we take action; therefore governments must make implement policies and systems that will get its citizens to take action that will bring about change.

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      precious_fox's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Can you think of any policies that you think the Government of Ghana should implement regarding extreme change? You can be as creative as you want.

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

        Some of the policies the government can undertake are by educating the citizens about the impact of deforestation. This education should be taught in school at the basic and junior high level. This will enable them know the real consequences of deforestation so that when they grow they will not involve themselves in this habit.
        Government can also use a law to enforce this. Those who are found culpable of cutting down trees unnecessarily should be punished by law. This will deter people from engaging in such acts.

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      2. global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

        Ghana's government can implement the following policies toward solving challenges regarding extreme weather change
        1. Educating the public on various media
        Educating the public on the types of extreme weather change, its causes and preventive measures is the most effective policy that can be implemented.
        2.The use of renewable resources
        Renewable resources like solar energy, wind energy and geothermal energy reduce the effects of climate change and reduce the possibility of experiencing extreme weather changes.
        3. Practising the 3Rs (Reducing, Reusing and Recycling)
        Implementing the policy of reducing, reusing and recycling is a key factor to keeping the ozone layer. It is a step that helps reduce waste.
        4. Replacing and protecting ecosystems
        Protecting and reinstituting ecosystems helps fight against extreme weather change. Nature is the best way to fight extreme weather change and reinstituting ecosystems is a way of reducing climate change.
        5. Supporting agricultural businesses
        Practising afforestation helps to reduce pollution. Going more into agriculture more will not only reduce pollution but will also provide natural food.
        6. Keeping to the policies
        Implementation is one of the key factors to fighting extreme weather change but following them and keeping to them is what will bring results.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    I'm honorable-dog from Ghana a new student of the BNC club and I my glad to join you

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

    Step 1
    It is important to hear directly from the people who have experience the events because they can give you the actual fact of what exactly happened than a narrated story. A narrated story is Not all that clear because The narrator might add or remove some content of the story.Also, is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the events because it allows you to understand what the people have been through and how they got affected.If you listen to other people who haven’t gone through this Event you will realize not all of them are giving you the same answer.The media also give
    2. No not everyone would have the same experience.Because not everyone has the same Health Status.

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    1. global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      intellectual_meaning's comment 28 Apr 2020

      On January 12 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devestates Hait killing more than 230 000 and destroying the nation's infastructure .....,.British Petroleum

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        extraordinary_starfruit's comment 09 May 2020

        Where did you get this news from?do you have an evidence?

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    2. global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      intellectual_meaning's comment 30 Apr 2020

      STEP1 WORDS for Australia sad terrible Extremely worried. WORDS for Haiti sorrowful painful hating.The importance of hearing directly from the people is that they will tell you exactly what happened in the event of the incedent. When you get to hear from them you can easily help them with what ever that you have.NO: is my answer they will not have the same experience because some will have the worse of it and others will have the worst of it you can think of what will happen to each group in the event.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    I'm honorable-dog from Ghana a new student of the BNC club and I my glad to join you

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School mesmerising_otter | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    27 Apr 2020

    I can't believe the things that are happening. But we need to hear directly from people so we can understand everything that's going on and what some people have been through. If you haven't been through something like this then you especially need to understand, you would say different things if you do not understand his/her experience when losing everything, some friends and family members you love.

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    1. cheryl.jpg EXPERT: Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist
      mesmerising_otter's comment 28 Apr 2020

      It's an open-minded approach, mesmerising_otter's :)

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

    Step 3
    On June 18, 2003 North Indiana was hit with a powerful thunderstorm with 60-90mph winds which roared across the region with the hardest hit areas being La Porte, Berrien and St. Joseph countries including city of South bend.

    Response: (1) National weather service in North Indiana alerted the affected people in the area before the thunderstorm.
    (2) The government provided relief items to the affected people.

    Impact: (1) There were a lot of crops damage.
    (2) Several structures were destroyed.
    (3) A lot of trees were uprooted by the wind.

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      enigmatic_weasel's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Can you be more specific about the financial implications of this extreme weather example?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        This means the people of Indiana were affected badly since the crops that were damage could had fetch them enough money to cater for their families. The structures such as schools, hospitals, factories that were destroyed would have help in one way or the other in the sense that the school would have trained students to become doctors,teachers, lawyers etc which they can give back to the society. The factories that could have employed people's to work for the development of the country had been destroyed by this same extreme weather. So with this the financial status will not be the same as it was but if it will, it will take along time.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 4
    Extreme Wheather (wildfire) can burn all farm land , factory n probably homes,when farms are burnt there will be shortage of food which leads to hunger causing death,factory cost
    lost of job.

    The less previlleged feel the impact most because food becomes that find it hard to afford.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      champion_bee's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Well done for completing the first two parts of Step 4, how has your community responded to extreme-weather events?

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      1. global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 29 Apr 2020

        My MCE has put in place measures to help the less previlleged by setting up a community around so if you think you need help call on them.

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

    Step4:THE USA 2011 TORNADOES :
    APRIL 25-28.
    It was one of the world's worst tornado outbreaks on record.It lasted for four days with 362 tornadoes and more than 320 people died.The hardest hit was Alabama were virtually wiped off the map.
    The entire four-day event unleashed swarms of tornadoes from Texas to Maryland and New York. It eclipsed the "big one "of April 3-4,1974,an outbreak that dropped 148 tornadoes across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. The 2011 outbreak produced more tornadoes than that in a single afternoon. It was unprecedented and horrifying.
    Respond:
    1.A search and rescue exercise took place after the incident.
    2.The government provided money for those affected.
    Impact:
    1.More than 320 people died.
    2.Several communities in Alabama were virtually wiped off the map.

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

    It is important to hear from people who have experienced the events because it makes people to understand how they are going through in such events and how they suffer a lot.

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

    Step 2:
    A. Economy:
    1. In Australia the GDP per person was $57,500 but in Haiti the GRP per person was $868.12% of people live below the poverty line but 53%of people live below the poverty line.
    B.Event:
    The main event that took place in Australia was Wildfire but in Haiti Hurricane. In Australia,there are frequent droughts and extreme heat whiles Haiti often experiences tropical storms.
    Response :
    In Australia,the government co-ordinated a response across the country to control the fires also 3,700 firefighters tackled the fires at any time. Whiles in Haiti, the government ordered people on smaller Islands to evacuate before the hurricane also individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    Impact :
    29 people died in Australia whiles 900 people died in Haiti. In Australia,27 million hectares of land was destroyed and in Haiti farms were destroyed so businesses suffered and people didn't have food supply.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 4
    Extreme Wheather (wildfire) can burn all farm land , factory n probably homes,when farms are burnt there will be shortage of food which leads to hunger causing death,factory cost
    lost of job.

    The less previlleged feel the impact most because food becomes that find it hard to afford.

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

    Step 3.
    Haiti:
    Economy.
    1. GDP(average amount of wealth) per person;$868.
    2. 53% of the people live below the poverty line.
    Event:
    1. Hurricanes and storms.
    2. Heavy rains and winds.
    Response:
    1. International governments went to their Aid.
    2. Ban on boat trips.
    Impact:
    1. Farms were destroyed.
    2. About 108 people died.
    Australia:
    Economy:
    1. Prolonged drought.
    2. Extreme heat and wild fires.
    Response:
    1. Evacuation.
    2. The formation of National Bush fire Recovery Agency.
    Impact:
    1.27 hectares of land were lost.
    2.2,500 homes were destroyed.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    My community response to extreme weather (rain) they help fill the road with gravel after the erosion

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

    I would like to ask amongst all the extreme weather events which is more dangerous?

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    1. cheryl.jpg EXPERT: Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist
      cheerful_region's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Could you explain further what does “dangerous” mean to you and in what way are you referring to?

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

    STEP 3
    Some of the extreme weather events that have happened in the last ten years are :
    Southern plains drought.
    Tornado super outbreaks etc .
    WHAT HAPPENED:they forced roughly 20 million people from their homes on a yearly basis.
    THE RESPONSE:Heavy downpours were increasing nationally especially over the last three years.
    THE IMPACT: especially destruction was caused and death were caused too.
    STEP4
    This is how extreme weather has impacted peoples lives in different parts of the world:
    In some parts of the world, destruction were caused,e.g is many people houses got burn up because of the extreme weather meaning fires and death were caused.many paople were running out of their countries where the extreme weather was serious.the government was finding it hard in financial cases I mean where money was needed.many people stopped working because of the extreme weather especially students.many students were not going to school as usual.
    GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT FELT THE IMPACT MOST.
    I can say that the group of people that felt the impact most was those people living behind the sea.the weather was so high that they could not stand it.many of them were dying of the weather.
    HOW MY COMMUNITY HAS RESPONDED TO THE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.
    in my community the people have responded to the extreme weather events in a way that, is not true.they have no belief in it.they are saying it is not true and I think we should advice them and make them know the consequences or the destruction of extreme weather.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      lovable_agency's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Why do you think the people in your community say that extreme weather events are not true? What sort of education would you recommend to try and change this attitude?

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 03 May 2020

        I will like to assemble them and give them the necessary education on the extreme weather and try as hard as possible to convince them to know the causes and effects of the extreme weather.

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

    Step 1
    (1) It is important to hear directly from them because they will give vivid or accurate report on what has happened.
    (2) Secondly, they will give you the actual fact about what has happened since they are the primary source of information. Relying on secondary source of information always leads to distortion.
    (3) Thirdly, it allows you to know the real impact these events have had on their lives.
    (4) It gives government, international bodies and worthy people a sense of urgency to help the affected people since they know the impact on their lives.

    Not everyone will have the same experience because the impact of the damages may differ from one person to the other. One person may experience damage of his or her farmland by the event whilst another may experience damage of building structure by the event. Due to this their accounts of information concerning the event may differ.

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

    flooding is an extreme weather case which destroys about 1,763,234 houses around the globe every year so I think it is very important that we clean choked gutters and make more gutters

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

    I believe that authors should write books about these disasters and mention how to stop them

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      impartial_knowledge's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Are you able to research to see if books like this have been written?

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

    It's important to hear directly from those who have experienced the event especially those who have been affected by the event because sometimes some news is unbelievable but when there's evidence or when the people are given the opportunity to say what they witnessed at least there will be hope that what happened is really true and also it will help prevent the spread of false news or information.
    No, everyone will not have the same experience of these events because different people live in different places with different climate conditions so I am 100% sure that everyone will not have the experience of these events and even if people live in the same area, I still think everyone will not have the same experience because some live under shelters whiles others do not so during these events people with shelter face challenges but people without shelter face severe challenges such as loss of life.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    STEP:3
    In June 3rd 2015 a flood from a heavy continuous rainfall occurred in one of the biggest city in Ghana, Accra which led to an explosion at a Goil fuel Station. In Ghana's urban areas, like Accra and Kumasi, floods are mostly triggered by seasonal rainfall combined with poor drainage, the dumping of waste into waterways and the low elevation of settlements. In northern Ghana, some floods are caused by spillage from a dam in Burkina Faso.
    1. The government responded by releasing GHC 60 million to support victims affected by the floor and explosion
    2. President Mahama declared 3 Days national mourning for victims affected by the flood and explosion.
    IMPACT: The flood affected a Goil filling station, It took life of over 150 citizens when the flood meets a fire explosion, disruptions of commercial, public, health and municipal services, deaths occurring in vehicles are primarily due to unnecessary and risky behavior that often result in drowning , Approximately one-third of all deaths during flood occur away from floodwaters, however, and are the result of dehydration, lack of medical supplies.

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      bold_recipe's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Thank you for explaining this very sad event. Can you expand on the "unnecessary and risky behavior" that you mention? How would you go about trying to change this behaviour?

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

    Step1-
    -so that you will know exactly what happened e.g.for TV reporting
    -No not everyone will have the same experience
    Step2-Event-Australia
    -after record breaking temperature in 2019 and a long period drought fires raged throughout Australia from summer 2019 to early 2020.
    -torrential rain in January and February helped to extinguish some of the fires but also caused flash flood.
    Response-the government coordinated a response across the country to control the fire.
    -huge aircrafts dropped water onto affected area
    Impact-2500 homes destroyed
    -29 people died
    Haiti-event
    -in October 2016 hurricane hit Haiti that brought torrential rain and powerful wind .
    -many homes were destroyed and roads, bridges and communication lines were wiped out food crops that feed the local people were exported for money.
    in days before hurricane government ordered people on smaller island to excavate and boat trips are banned
    -individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    Impact-over 2.1 million people were affected.
    -an estimated 900 people died.
    Step3-The Russian Heatwave- another region struck by intense heat during summer of western Russia Moscow in particular on June 29, the mercury rose above 100°f.
    Impact-10,000 people died .
    -it damaged food crops.
    Responses decrease in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
    Step4-people lost their lives and properties
    -the poor people
    -making scientists investigate so we will know what we can do
    -because of the lockdown across some part of the world it has affected people's finance and freedom
    -the understatement in the social world[poor people]
    -we have practiced all necessary actions

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

    Russian heatwave Russian heatwave another region stuck by intense heat during the summer of 2010 was western Russia,and Moscow in particular.On June 29th,the mercury rose above 100 degree Fahrenheit in Moscow for the first time on record,and such abnormally high temperatures lasted for well over a month. Response-temperatures in the central region of the country, including Moscow were around 10 degree Celsius above what they should have been for the time of the year. Impact-it caused fire throughout the country the worst drought in nearly 40 years,and the loss at least 9 million hectares of crops .According to the head of Rosgidroment state weather agency Alexander Frolov,more than 50,000 people died from respiratory illness and heat stress during that time.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      creative_mouse's comment 30 Apr 2020

      This is really interesting- well done.

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

    Step 4
    Health
    (1) a. Extreme weather event such as heat wave has impacted on people's health negatively by causing cardiovascular respiratory diseases.
    b. Extreme weather event such as flood has caused of deaths and injuries to a lot of people around the world. It also provide breeding sites for mosquitoes which leads to high increase in malaria cases.
    c. Extreme weather event like drought results in reduction of availability of water which leads to diarrhea and respiratory diseases to the affected people.

    Finance
    Extreme weather event has impacted negatively on individual, nations and the world at large finances. Individuals lose most of their valuable properties like buildings, farmlands etc to these extreme weather events. Nations and international bodies spend lot of money in providing relief items to affected people and rehabilitation of damage structures.

    Work
    Extreme weather event affect people's work. A lot of people lose their jobs and also in some cases due to the damages such extreme weather event brings commuting to work becomes very difficult. A lot of people lose their jobs thereby increasing unemployment.

    (1b) The groups of people who have felt the impact the most are the poor, people with disability and the government.

    (1c) My community has responded to extreme-weather events by:
    (a) Government, people providing relief items to the affected people.
    (b) Evacuating affected people to a different place.
    (c) Government providing stimulus packages to businesses affected by it.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Well done on a very thorough reply to step 4! Do you think more should be done by the international community to help poor people through their struggles related to extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_squirrel | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    27 Apr 2020

    The topic for today is is on two cases studies one from Haiti and one from Australia Extreme weather is when

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  • global-conversation.png objective_trumpet | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    27 Apr 2020

    🌟OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    The corona virus has affected several people in untold ways. Many people have died leaving their loved ones bereaved and in sorrow. It has exposed many people to life threatening challenges.
    It has also infringed on people right to freedom of movement thereby making it almost impossible or totally impossible for some people to attend to their business. Many companies and factories have been shut down making many people lose their source of income.
    People who have felt the impact the most are people whose source of livelihood come from what they do daily.
    For example, in my country Nigeria and in my state in particular, all markets are closed both small and big. People who get their only means of livelihood from these are in dire situation and some are even committing suicide as a result of frustration and depression.
    My state has declared a total lockdown in all markets, eatery joint, clubs and everything that encourages gathering. There are no ceremonies ( burials, weddings, dedication, etc ) and church services are restricted to fifty people per service. The government is really looking for ways to curb the whole stuff. It is really tough .
    Nice reading .
    objective_trumpet

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

      That sounds very difficult for so many, objective_trumpet, thank you for sharing.

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    2. tom Tom @ the BNC
      objective_trumpet's comment 27 Apr 2020

      This sounds very sad, what you are describing. Are people doing anything particular to try and cope with such hardship?

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      1. global-conversation.png objective_trumpet | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 27 Apr 2020

        Some people who no longer can sell at the market display their goods in front of their homes while some trek long distances to get to other states where they buy goods that they sell as a result of interstate lockdown. The government is also helping by providing some foodstuff but they are meagre quantities.
        objective_trumpet

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    3. global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
      objective_trumpet's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Nice presentation. A similar thing happened in Ghana for 3 weeks

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

    In their finance it has prevented them from working to earn a living because most of their workshops have been destroyed which leads to poor productivity in the country.
    In their freedom, it has restricted them from moving to other places because they those places have been destroyed by the extreme weather events caused.

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_squirrel | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    27 Apr 2020

    Sorry for that the topic for today is on two cases Haiti and Australia Extreme weather is when the weather is not good at all we experience heavy rain heavy wind no good road every thing is destroy by heavy storm and rain

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

    Its important to hear from people who have experienced these events so that we may be able to know how much they were affected and how we can also get information on how to prepare yourselves once we experienced the same.

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  • global-conversation.png objective_trumpet | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 1 :
    A. We need to hear directly from those who experienced it because they know best how it feels. The media may have some information but may not have the complete detailed information. Hearing directly from those who experienced it poses better chances of finding solution and help.
    B. Everyone may not have the same experience. Some people may lose more than others. Like the case of the Australian, they lost everything. In some cases, some people may even lose lives while some may just lose their homes or properties.
    objective_trumpet

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    1.The coronavirus has impacted on peoples lives in many ways. In the peoples finances, those who are not government workers like the police service and the army soldiers t are not allowed to go to work because of this pandemic, so the people find it very difficult to even get food to eat.Also the people do not have their freedom to go out.
    2.The groups of people(country)who have felt the impact most is the United States of America.
    3.My community has responded to the coronavirus by providing some protective masks to all the homes and also restrictions have have been placed on a host of events,including public and social gatherings and the people have been quarantined.

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

    Step 1.
    Everyone would not have the same experience of these events because ,depending on the weather conditions of where we all live,it is not likely for the same extreme weather to happen to where we all live in our different countries

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

    It is important to hear directly from people who have undergone such loses as u can now feel the pain and agony of the people. From this u people will become motivated to think harder and seek ways of preventing such disasters from occurring

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

    No not everyone will have the same effect as such disasters e.g flood hit some places hardly than others hence the effects of such disasters are higher on the areas where there were more floods than in areas where there was less flooding. I'm saying that some areas will have higher flooding than others as different places receive different amounts of rainfall and also different lands have different terrains that help to flow the flood waters away

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

    Step 1:

    1.It is important to hear directly from so them so that,we can hear to their opinions and see if we can help in anyway.
    2.Not everyone will experience these events because when an event is eperienced in a particular place it doesn't mean that it will happen in every places.

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  • global-conversation.png inspiring_grape | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Comprehen and Comparison sheet
    Australia
    Economy
    1.GDP(average amount of wealth)per person$57,374
    2.12%of people live below the poverty line
    Event
    1. Wildfire
    2. Extreme heat
    Responses
    1. The government co-ordinated a response across the country to control the fire.
    2. People were told to evaluate(leave)the affected areas.
    Impact
    1. Around 1.25 billion animals died.
    2. Ecosystem will suffer long-term damage.


    Haiti
    Economy
    1. GDP(average amount of wealth)per person$868
    2.53%of people live below the poverty line
    Event
    1. Hurricane
    2. Tropical storms
    Responses
    1. Individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    2.The government was criticized for being slow to respond and many citizens were angry that they were not provided with relief
    Impact
    1. An estimated 900 people died.
    2. Over 2.1 millions people were affected.

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

    Can you please explain further .

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

    In work people are really affected because at times they may cause problems in movement thus difficult and for those who work online may have problems due to network problems and healthwise people are really affected....diseases like breathing due to wildfire and other diseases and finance people are affected because of work will be a problem thus finance will be a problem because without work there is no means of earning money

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 1:
    1-It is important to hear directly from the people , because they are going to tell you truely everything that happened than a false or narrated story.

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    1. global-conversation.png attentive_moose | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      idealistic_octopus's comment 02 May 2020

      It is important to hear from the people who have experienced the events because true feelings and facts come from those who live the suffering

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    Not everyone would have the same experience,it might be similar but not the same experience.

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    1. cheryl.jpg EXPERT: Cheryl Wong, Programme Assistant @ The Economist
      idealistic_octopus's comment 28 Apr 2020

      An open-minded thought here idealistic_octopus :)

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

    It's important because you will get first_hand information and as you know that other people don't belief what other people say and also to prevent false information

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

    Step1: When you hear from those affected it prevents false news and when you want to publish something related to that you get a fair idea so you know how to publish that piece of information and usually people don't believe what they here and want it from people who are affected by it.
    2. No. Since everyone has different jobs,amount of resources one may lose a lot while the other may lose few even if they had experienced the same extreme weather events.For instance the rich may be able to backup because the have a lot in their bank account while the poor may suffer because they don't have money in their bank account.
    appreciative_cockatoo😀

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 2:
    AUSTRALIA
    Impact- An estimated 27 million hectares of land were destroyed.
    HAITI
    Impact- The damage was estimated to have cost 2.8 billion to fix

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    FLOOD IN KENYA
    What happened- There was too much rain that caused the flood,
    Response-The government donated money to emergency appeals,
    Impact-At least five people are known to have died in the flood.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      idealistic_octopus's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Can you be more specific about how much money the government of Kenya donated and what other impacts the floods in Kenya had. Can you also be clear about which year's floods you are referring to?

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

    Step 1 Not everyone is affected with this events because some people have lost everything but others have lost only lives or property

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      selfassured_meteor's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Can you be more specific? Why do you think some people are more prone to losing everything and some people less?

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

    *ln the last ten years, Cornwall experienced an extreme weather event. The extreme weather event which they experienced was heavy rainfall and floods.
    *what happened?
    The floods destroyed their farms, houses, roads,kill animals and people too.
    *what was the response?
    The government helped the people.
    The government used their money to help overcome the situation.
    *what was the impact?
    2000 people died.
    Few people were affected.
    Almost many farms were destroyed.
    40 children died.

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      delightful_snow's comment 03 May 2020

      Interesting event to have picked out. Do you think that the government could have helped by doing more than giving money?

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    27 Apr 2020

    Step 4:
    1-homes are destroyed,lives are lost, properties are destroyed in different parts of the world.
    2-Those who have lost their loved ones.
    3-My community has responded to extreme weather- by evacuating people from the affected areas,by donating money to emergency appeals.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      idealistic_octopus's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Do you think certain groups of people are more likely to lose loved ones? Is there more help for certain groups but not others?

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

    Extreme weather events affected some parts of the world. Mostly in Americans, people suffer a lot. Africans experience some extreme weather events like floods, drought and hurricane but I don't mean the whole Africa, some parts. In Kenya, people suffer from floods and drought. Some people die in their counties because of floods like Kisumu, floods flow like rivers on some roads. Even in Turkana people are suffering from drought their crops died. The government used a lot of money to help overcome those situations.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Loosing every thing is such a painful experience. In 2015 the 3rd of June there was a continuous rainfall from the 1st to the 3rd of June where over 200 people died. The flood caused by rain was worsened by fire from a fuel station.

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

    step 2 Haiti
    ECONOMY
    1(GDP) average amount of wealth per person:$868
    2 53% of people live below the poverty line
    EVENTS
    1 Hurricane
    RESPONSE
    1 International aid Organisations such as American Red cross and the World food programme (WFP) helped to provide aid and orgarnise relief efforts
    2 The government was criticised for being slow to respond and many citizens were angry that they were not provided with relief
    IMPACT
    1 An estimated 900 people died
    2 Farms were destroyed so people didn't have a food supply and businesses suffered the damage was estimated to have cost &2.8 billion to fix

    AUSTRALIA
    1(GDP) average amount of wealth per person &57,374

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

    it is important to hear from the people affected directly in order to get a clear picture of what happened on the ground.reasons, when media reports the give a pinch of what happened and many things are left out.again it gives open doors to able people who might want to help because the story is given into deeper details.

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

    AUSTRALIA
    1(GDP) average amount of wealth per person $57,374
    2 12% of people live below the poverty line
    EVENTS
    Wildfire
    RESPONSE
    1The government Co_ordinated a response across the country to control the fire
    2 huge aircraft dropped water onto affected area
    IMPACT
    1 An estimated 27 million hectares of land were destroyed
    2 Around 1.25 million animals died

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

    not all people are affected equally.there are those with second options and may vacate to other safer places like the rich .unlike the poor who with no option than to vacate to temporary places or even stay out in cases of fire as an example

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

    It is very important to hear from people who have experienced these extreme weather conditions because it will help to prevent false information and people will learn how to handle themselves during time a like that

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

    case study:events in Australia:drought fire throughout summer,torrential rains causing flash floods.:events in Haiti :hurricanes brought about torrential rains, powerful winds are brought about by hurricanes

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_drum | State M/A School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    In fact the wildfire that ravaged about 30 million bushes and forest from 2019 ending to 2020 was very devastating.

    I think this could be due to human actions which contribute to global warming.

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      thankful_drum's comment 29 Apr 2020

      What sort of human actions contribute to global warming?

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

    responses : Australia: people were told in advance to evacuate areas likely to be affected, huge aircraft were hired to drop water to the affected areas. Haiti: before the hurricanes the government ordered people to evacuate ,international aid organizations such as Red cross organize relief efforts to help affected areas.

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

    It's quite reasonable to have people who have been hit by an extreme weather event. The area where I live in Sunyani, Ghana, recently experienced heavy thunderstorm. My family was directly affected the the impact. Buildings including ours were ripped off while others collapsed ,electricity lines were cut off. Worst of all it occurred at night when no one expected it because it hadn't rained for days. My family had to sleep under the leaking roof because there was nowhere to move to at that time.My parents had to buy roofing sheets impromptu in order to secure the building. This happened in the mist of another crisis, the covid-19 which necessitated partial lockdown in parts of the country. Again it happened at a time when we were in financial crisis. Hitherto, I used to see the impact of extreme weather as some sort of an illusion but this one brought me to the reality that extreme weather actually affect some people more than others.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      serious_fruit's comment 28 Apr 2020

      This sounds like a very scary time and I hope that you are all safe.

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      1. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Yes we are but still more more have to be done.. because we're living at the same place.

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

    Session 2
    Step 1
    1. The reason why it is important to hear first hand experiences is that you can understand what the person went through.
    2. No. Everyone would not have the same experience of these events because is not the same events that occurred at both places.

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

    the impacts in Australia: 27 million hectares of land was destroyed, 2500 homes were destroyed ,29 people died ; :Haiti 900 people died ,over 2.1 million people affected by hurricane ,a lot of farms were destroyed.

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

    The extreme weather events actually leaves behind a lot of damages and cause suffering hence in areas where it can be prevented ,lets join hands before it happens .prevention is better than cure or rescue when the damage is done.

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

    The response was global , reasons contributions were all over the world because help was needed beyond Haiti and Australia

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

    There was an achievement some how .although we are told that individuals all over the world contributed

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

    some businesses were destroyed, some people were left homeless. some farmers encountered losses,wild life lost brought about the countries economy down because we are told that a large number of animals in the forest died

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

    My question is ,Did all the affected people get compensation? What is the government doing to prevent such losses in future?

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

    The words I will add to the first picture are: 1. destruction, 2.extinction
    3. swiftly
    The second picture will have
    1. Hopelessness
    2.crisis
    3.rebuilding

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

    STEP :3: There was a big wild fire on mt Kenya . it was as a result of charcoal burning in the forest ,a lot of damages was encountered on the tree species and death of wild animals .snowcaps which are tourist attractions here were not left out since the fire expanded near the peaks of the mountains ,

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

    the response was big air crafts which i think were not Kenya's property were dropping water in the affected areas and it took weeks to overcome the fire

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

    Though people confused the fire with the volcano activity since mt Kenya is one of the volcanic mountains,a lot of damage was incurred since the tourist mountain climbers were no where to be seen for the two weeks ,the recover of the green vegetation also took time and trees to be replanted is also expensive and time consumig

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

    STEP 4 ;The poor in the affected places becomes more poorer, rich people in the affected areas becomes poor and their lives changes ,deaths of animals and people are encountered ,the damage of property is witnessed

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      nice_reindeer's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Do you think more can be done to mitigate the losses suffered by poor people? How do you think your community has responded to extreme-weather events?

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      1. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        yes more could be done.example offering the poor soft loans with less interests charges so that they may be able to put food on their tables

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      2. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        the government has come up with relief foods for the vulnerable people

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  • global-conversation.png excellent_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    I feel very bad for the Jackson's family from Australia .They lost most of their things like cars ,motor ,boat car, and their house e.t.c. I hope they will have a place to live or stay . And I feel very bad man who lost his mother and his property. "Everything is gone"

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

    the most affected people in this case are the poor and vulnerable,reasons they may have no assets to restart life again unlike the rich who could have even applied a life cover and insured their properties

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    1. global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      nice_reindeer's comment 28 Apr 2020

      On January 1210 2010 a 7.0 magnitudes earthquake devestates Haiti killing more than 230 000 and destroying the nation's infastructure. RESPONSE. The response to 2010 Haitiearthquake included national governments charitable and for-profit profit organization from around the world which began coordinating humanitarian aid designed to help the Haritian people. IMPACT. The quake damaged 294 383 homes and destroyed 106 000 of them

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      1. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        extraordinary_starfruit's comment 28 Apr 2020

        thanks for that .i appreciate for the information friend

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

    It seems the wildfires which occur in some parts of Australia have become a perennial event. Almost every year thousands of people are affected. Hundreds of acres of vegetation are also destroyed. Animals become displaced and countless number of living things die. Since these fires has become a national issuewhat measdures are put in place to counter the rapid spread of these fires. What causes the fire to spark? Is it human or natural? What can be done about it. Isn't there the need for international assistance?

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

    In our area people being nomads ,they are advised to embrace other ways of survival other than livestock keeping example planting of drought resistant crops

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION: corona virus push people to shut businesses ,movement of people is minimal,social gatherings prohibited due to large numbers,Health facilities now focus more on corona other than other deadly diseases like cancer

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

    the poor are most affected because they cannot afford the expensive private hospitals charges and still put food on their tables and most are dying of hunger other than the virus and stigimatization

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Yes, Sir. The public education on weather and its impact is begun in school. I remember, we learnt something about the dangers in building in water ways. So the target group is not only the adults.

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      determined_world's comment 30 Apr 2020

      How best do you think young people in schools can be made aware of extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Yes, Sir. The public education on weather and its impact is begun in school. I remember, we learnt something about the dangers in building in water ways. So the target group is not only the adults.

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

    washing of hands is the daily routine now here in Kenya ,is it the same in other countries ?what other measures are you friends taking to defeat the virus?

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

    Comprehension and comparison.
    COMPARISON
    Australia
    Economy
    1. GDP(average amount of wealth) per person:$57,500
    2. 12% of people live below the poverty line.
    Event
    1. Extreme heat
    2. Frequent droughts
    Response
    1. 3,700 firefighters tackled the fire at any one time.
    2. People were told to evacuate the affected areas.
    Impact
    1. 29 people died.
    2. 2500 homes were destroyed.

    Haiti
    Economy
    1. GDP( average amount of wealth) per person:$868.
    2. 53%of people live below the poverty line.
    Event
    1. Tropical storms
    2. Hurricane
    Response
    1. Individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    2. International government provided support.
    Impact
    1. An estimated 900 people died.
    2. Over 2.1 million people were affected.

    COMPREHENSION
    1. The hurricane was predicted but the wildfire was not predicted.
    2. In Australia,the response was local national and global,but in Haiti, the response was both national and global.
    3. No I don't think the response was successful because after all, people still died, some people were affected as they needed support which included shelter, food, clean water and access to toilet. Farms were also destroyed in Haiti.
    In Australia lands were destroyed, homes were destroyed, people died and animals were lost.
    4. In Haiti, there are more poor people than in Australia. So when the hurricane occurred in Haiti, the poor people's homes were destroyed and they couldn't rebuild them as a result of the small income they get. But in Australia, there are more rich people than the poor people. So when the wildfire occurred and destroyed their houses, they could rebuild them as fast as they could. I think the Haiti people would be affected more by the event.
    5. If the Haiti people were asked to evacuate the area because they knew there would be a hurricane, how did some people get affected?

    Challenge question's Answer
    The political implications of the hurricane is that the government was slow and many citizens were angry that their government did not provide relief and the political implications of the wildfire is that the government co-ordinated a response across the country to control the fires.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Optional Reflection
    The corona virus pandemic has had a great impact on the health of people, People are dying because of the virus ,Doctors and nurses who are the front line workers are in great danger even some doctors are reported dead .
    In finance people are spending much money on food ,and business are collapsing since there are lock downs in most countries and the government are losing money because people don't work so they don't pay their tax .Also the government must look after the infected people.
    Moreover people's freedom are restricted because there are lockdown in the infected places. You can not go out to do what they want, the government are the people who tell them what to do.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    Optional Reflection
    The corona virus pandemic has had a great impact on the health of people, People are dying because of the virus ,Doctors and nurses who are the front line workers are in great danger even some doctors are reported dead .
    In finance people are spending much money on food ,and business are collapsing since there are lock downs in most countries and the government are losing money because people don't work so they don't pay their tax .Also the government must look after the infected people.
    Moreover people's freedom are restricted because there are lockdown in the infected places. You can not go out to do what they want, the government are the people who tell them what to do.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    STEP 4
    The word "weather" is described as the day to day atmospheric conditions of a place
    over a short period of time. It consists of rainfall
    which quantified with rain gauge, sunshine,temperature,humidity and many more. Although these elements were made by nature but then extreme form of them affects human life. The following are some of the ways through which we are affected.
    To begin with, extreme weather affects us financially. Let's take places with higher number of trees experience higher rainfall than areas with lesser trees. If it is to rain cats and dogs thrice every week , it might be cumbersome for one to go to his or her place. With this, the individual is not paid with the usual amount he or she receives as a result of the low productivity that has occured. Here the individual is affected financially .
    Furthermore, temperature causes defect on human life.when the temperature is so low it causes pneumonia .and when it is high too it causes heat rashes .

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

    Step 3
    What happened?
    .It was a very disastrous flood.There was also a fire outbreak because of some diesel leaks.
    RESPONSE.
    The national fire service were sent to put out the fire.
    People were asked to leave affected area.
    Government provided for those who were affected.
    IMPACT
    People and animals died.
    Homes got destroyed.
    Properties were also lost.
    Business suffered greatly.

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_squirrel | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    27 Apr 2020

    There is a severe drought part of eastern Australia have been hit by flooding and hail storm After dust storm swept though drought stricken areas plagues of extreme weather descend On Australia with destructive hail dust storms and flooding followed by a new escalation in Bush fire risk

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    .People are now scared.There is no freedom because people are scared and are also told to stat home.I think it is an infringement on human right but at this time health is more important than human right.People no longer work so there is decrease in finance.Also those who are supposed to work harder to regain it are now infected with corona virus.
    .Everybody has felt the impact because people no longer work and we the children cannot go to school.
    .People stay indoors and they are practicing all covid -19 measures.

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    1. global-conversation.png State M/A School | Ghana
      accomplished_chocolate's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Very good point

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

    COMPREHENSION
    1.Extreme weather is when the weather at a particular place and time becomes more severe and out of control that it affects place and the people at where it occured.
    2.The response was national and also global.This is because the government helped and help was also received from International Aid Organisations.
    3.YES.
    4.When the same group of people are living in the affected area.
    5.Why did the prime minister of Australia behave that way?Shouldn't he have taken any response when not confronted?
    CHALLENGE QUESTION
    The prime minister of Australia faced criticism because the people felt he wasn't taking any response about the event,this led to him releasing 2 (two)billion.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    I'm honorable-dog Those who actually experienced the event serve as primary source of information which can be relied on for taking actions to prevent the future occurance , therefore must be interviewed.

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

    We can teach people what to do,through:
    1.Education -we can educate people on how to prevent extreme weathers and also their safety precautions,the reason why I am saying that is,most people may not have electricity and power supplies at their places.In that case it will help them when the government send personnel to teach them on the extreme weather cases and protect the small villages too because they are all part of the country.
    2.Announcement making- announcements can also be done on television,radios and meetings can be called for the chiefs without electricity to announce it to his people about the trending extreme weather events.

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

    Through this we can also reduce the rate of fake news on social media.

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  • global-conversation.png mindful_guitar | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    When disaster breaks and lives and properties are lost, to put yourself in shoes of the victims to know it feels is a true test of our humanity. When we stop caring and looking out for each other that is when we loose our humanity. Although extreme weather possess a great danger to us all, I believe this would be a better day for us all to come together as one and extend a helping hands to each other. Corona Virus has taught the world a great lesson that no one stands on their own and is strong forever but the collective strength of many defeats even that greatest enemy and overcome the greatest obstacle. We should not just take these as mere news and warnings but as a sign to come together and fight the greater enemy (EXTREME WEATHER)

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_drum | State M/A School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    In fact I'm totally shuttered after being made to watch video of Wildfire that occurred in Australia.

    Bushfire gutting the storey buildings of some family. Jackson's family lost their entire property to the fire. Lost his mother through this sorry disaster,
    Houses, cars, boat and other properties burnt beyond recognition.

    I broke in tears listening to some victims narrating their ordeal.

    The fire rendered many people homeless

    Very devastating.

    The world indeed must respond to the extreme weather through preventive measures rather than reactive approach.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      thankful_drum's comment 28 Apr 2020

      You're right, it's a very upsetting story but important to hear about it so that we can better understand the affects of extreme weather.

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        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Thank you very much for this initiative.

        We must all contribute to solving this world disaster.

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        1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
          State M/A School | Ghana's comment 09 May 2020

          How will all contribute in solving this disaster?what about the poor?do you they can help us?

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

    STEP 3
    In the last ten years there was drought.
    THE RESPONSE:
    People died because of lack of food and water.
    Animals died because there was no water and food.
    THE IMPACT:
    Government count losses in revenue areas.
    People also count losses because there animals died.

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      selfreliant_passionfruit's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Can you give an example of a country where the drought you are referring to occurred? Use numbers to highlight its impact.

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      1. global-conversation.png selfreliant_passionfruit | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 01 May 2020

        1.In upper country in Kenya such as samburu county,wajir county and marsabit county.

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_situation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2020

    Step 1: It's very sad that a person loses his home and loved ones and everything he owns . I felt very sad for this family. I hope someone has helped them

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    In 20th June, 2010 at "Agona Swedru "in the Central region of Ghana, there was flooding. This happened when there was severe rainfall which started at 4:00 am and lasted the whole day. There was a river in the middle of the town called
    " Akora" which overflowed it's bank and this brought about the flooding of the whole town.
    The leaders in the community took a decision to evacuate all the people who had their buildings along the river banks and located them at a different place . Also they constructed a strong bridge to link the roads to link to other towns and villages.
    It got more impact on the livelihood of the community . Many people died also buildings, business, farmland were destroyed .
    Even children were not able to go to school, because all roads were destroyed.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 28 Apr 2020

      This sounds like a very scary experience. I hope you and your family were safe.

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  • global-conversation.png fierce_beaver | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    If you hear the event from a person who has experienced that event you will believe it but if you hear it from another person he or she might not be telling you what had happened.

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_tomato | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    I have learnt that poor people like those in slums are most affected because maybe the house they live in is small and it may be destroyed.

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      trustful_tomato's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Do you think the government or local councils can do more to help poorer families and communities, such as offering safer housing and shelter?

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  • global-conversation.png magical_olive | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear first-hand experience because if you hear it from a person who has not experienced the event he or she might not be telling you the truth.

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      1. global-conversation.png magical_olive | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
        lovable_agency's comment 12 May 2020

        It can affect us by not hearing the truth.

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  • global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    STEP 3
    June 3 disaster in Ghana
    On June 3 2015 there was fire outbreak and flood at the same time in Accra. That claimed many lives and property.
    The impact
    It maked some people homeless as their house was burnt and some people also lose their jobs. some people also were burnt but did not die.

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      steady_woodpecker's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Can you use figures to demonstrate the effects of the fires in Ghana?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        June 3 disaster was a combination of water and fire which destroyed a lot of properties including cars, shops and houses. The damages of these properties were estimated at $428,000. Also this disaster claimed 150 lives.

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        1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet Boland
          enigmatic_weasel's comment 28 Apr 2020

          Can you say more enigmatic_weasel? What does this mean for the local economy and people's livelihoods?

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          1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
            Harriet Boland's comment 28 Apr 2020

            The lost of properties such as buildings, shops and cars will affect the economy badly. The country's productivity will decline affecting the growth. This will then mean there will be high unemployment in the country.
            Also people's livelihood will be affected significantly. In our local economy, shops are often independent,owned by a person, family, friends or small groups of people, the ordinary citizens were the most affected since most of them lost their jobs. This therefore suggest that some people will find it difficult to get back to where they were financially, some may also recover and get back to where they were but that will take some time. In a nutshell some people became worse off due to the disaster.

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      2. global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        A total of 223 people lost their lives according news reporters. 200 lives were lost through the flood in different surburbs of Accra whiles 23 lives were in as a result of the fire which was caused by leaking petrol fuel ⛽ station. Lots of promises were made by various people in authority to prevent such disasters from happening again. But not much has been seen of their promises .

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

    Step1
    It is important is hear directly fro the people pro have experienced the events since they are able to tell you changes that have been made in their lives and how they managed to go through it. It will also help in prevention of such an occurrence

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

    Step 3
    2010 Haiti earthquake
    WHAT HAPPENED?
    It occurred January 12, 2010, on the West Indian Island of Hispaniola,consisting the countries of Haiti and the Domnican Republic.
    The earthquake hit at 4:53 pm some miles southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. The first shock registered a measure of 7.0 and soon followed by two aftershocks measuring 5.9 and 5.5.
    THE RESPONSE
    Haitian authorities and international relief agencies delivered food and water to hundreds of makeshift camp in Port- au-Prince. The government provided free transportation to evacuate people from the capital to cities that were not damaged by the earthquake.
    THE IMPACT
    The earthquake reduced Haiti's entire domestic product by 5.1%. It destroyed the main airport, most of the ports and almost all the paved roads. That made it difficult for relief efforts to reach the victims. The earthquake damaged 294,383 homes and destroyed 106,000 of them.

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  • global-conversation.png sceptical_song | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    28 Apr 2020

    Step 4: The extreme weather impact people and even animals in many different way.People may get injured, which will effect their whole lives afterwards. Also, people may who use to plant crops to make money, but the plants may get damaged. In some poor countries, their impact on people will be much bigger and people may even be homeless. I feel bad for them. But that does not mean that rich countries cannot impact them, some rich countries don't have many things to prevent this extreme weather may be not too good too. They will feel lost, hopeless and sad.
    However, in this lost session,there is still a lot of brave people to help save us, like firefighters and many more. They will use their own live to save another's.
    I really feel bad for the people who is impacted by the extreme weather. I hope them good will.

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

    It is important to hear directly from people who have undergone such loses as u can now feel the pain and agony of the people. From this u people will become motivated to think harder and seek ways of preventing such disasters from occurring

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_drum | State M/A School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    The extreme weather has an adverse impact on health, agriculture, ecosystem and the economy of the entire world.

    We need pay very much attention to this.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    1. How has the Corona virus impacted people's lives? Think about things like health, finance and freedom
    Answer
    According to the W. H. O. Coronavirus has now spread to... Trust is essential for the sick and healthy.. Say that the economic impact on our lives will not be minor.
    2 Which groups of people have felt the impact the most?
    Answer
    The findings will form part of a larger study that will monitor the impact of coronavirus on mental healthy
    3. How has your community responded
    Answer
    My community is following the precautionary measures that are :washing of hands, using nose mask, using alcohol based hand sanitizer and etc.

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      honest_sea's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Well done for making reference to the source of your information - very thorough.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fig | State M/A School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Just recently about a week a it rained just lightly in Ghana but it caused flood which swept away many properties including footbridges especially in the city of Accra.

    Imagine Hurricane occurs here in this part of our world, what will happen.

    In June 3rd ,2015. Rainfall turned into a devastating fire and flood which took away lives and properties. About 150 lives were lost.

    That event marked a black history in Ghana.

    So the world must be guard

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      precious_fig's comment 28 Apr 2020

      The flooding you mention sounds like it was difficult to manage. How did your family and community respond to
      the extreme weather?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Since the disaster was a combination of fire and flood and which involved electricity cables lying in the flood, those in charge of power that is electricity company of Ghana switched off the power in the affected areas to mitigate the casualties. Also Fire fighters were quickly called to come and quench the fire. Police personnel were there to take the dead bodies to the morgue.
        Those whose buildings were burnt were evacuated to a different place where they provided them with tents as shelter.
        Government provided 10,000 Ghana Cedis equivalent to $2,000 at that time to each of the bereaved families.
        Government of Benin is supported the victims with $200,000.

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          enigmatic_weasel's comment 30 Apr 2020

          Well done all who responded to my question. This sounds like a very difficult time in Ghana's history. Do you think that the government has since taken measures to ensure the effects of the floods don't happen again?

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      2. global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 28 Apr 2020

        Though I was not affected directly ....a neighboring school lost a female teacher to the flood as she was on her way home that day. My school was closed a day after the flood my friend narrated how they escaped floods by using different route home that day

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      3. global-conversation.png precious_fig | State M/A School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 29 Apr 2020

        Chocked tunnels were dredged so the authorities demolished houses on water ways.

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

    STEP 1. Its very important to hear from people who have experienced any kind of extreme weather because they will be in good position to tell us exactly what happened and how they are felling.By doing so,we will be well informed of what happened and the kind of support they will need..it also realeses a little bit of pain the victims go through... In the video one, I saw the victims laughing at some point in time when talking...
    ..I think this kind of situations can happen to anyone.. No one on earth is a superhuman.. So we should be ready for this kind of situations when it do happen..

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    1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      polite_land's comment 09 May 2020

      Are you saying,we should be ready to await extreme weather events?

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

    Step 1:

    I think that it is important to hear from the people who have experienced the events because it is their property, the story comes from them, so they must be allowed to use it. For example, if you bought a bag, which was your property and somebody used the bag FOR you, it would be seen as being unfair. Another reason why I think that the person who has experienced the occurrence should be able to tell the story is that they would be able to remember it off by heart, especially when it has happened more than once, just like Haiti. Another reason why it is vital to hear from the people that experienced the events is that they would have solid evidence, whereas news reporters wouldn't automatically have permission to go into the place where it took place.

    I do not think that everyone would have the same experience of the events because even though it's the same thing, people are different and have unique tactics or hacks. For example, a homeless person would not have the same experience as a farmer would, because if the homeless person were to be hit by a hurricane, their life is at stake, so their experience may be about hiding. However, a farmer's crops and vegetables would be at stake, so their experience would be harvesting their crops early or worrying about what the hurricane could do to their crops. Therefore, even if they both experienced a hurricane, their experiences would be different as they are different people and have different things to worry or be happy about.

    Thank you for reading.
    Memorable_orchard.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      memorable_orchard's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Thoughtful insight - well done.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Step1
    1. If you directly hear from people who have experienced the events it gives you an accurate of what happened and it makes the information being given more trustworthy as it is coming from somebody who was there when the events happened.

    2. NO, not everyone will have the same experience of the events

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Step 4
    How my community responded to the extreme weather is that in my my community the extreme weather conditions are floods and drought depending on the time of the year.

    In response to drought my community is planting more tress to encourage rainfall and we also building dam to mitigate the effects of the drought .

    To deal with flood we are also planting more vegetation to serve as a sponge to soak up excess water.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      tolerant_wilddog's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Thank you for sharing these experiences of taking action to prevent further damage from extreme weather.

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    2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      tolerant_wilddog's comment 09 May 2020

      How would this be successful?do you think the impact will suit everybody in the community?how?

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    (1) the reason why we need to lesson to people who have experience from extreme weather is to help people to know what to do when the same thing happens. Not all people are affected by the extreme weather

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    The Coronavirus has affected many worldwide. In health, people who have lost their dear ones have been affected emotionally. However, people now really take personal hygiene seriously and exercise more often to keep themselves fit.
    Financially, economy-boosting businesses are closed down due to the lockdowns that have been implemented. People who work in aviation, education and entrepreneurial businesses have been massively affected. Those who still have their jobs are receiving pay cuts. This will affect the budget of many families. For instance, in Rwanda high ranked officials are receiving pay cuts and the rest of their salaries are being used to take care of the needy. To add on, governments at ealso losing money on taxes.
    The lockdowns, the inability to move out of homes and the advice on social distancing has taken individuals' liberty away from them. Nevertheless, these help control the spread of this deadly disease.
    Arguably, the main group of people who will suffer from this are people who are below the minibuchands.
    My community has put in place veronica buckets at pharmacies and supermarkets to ensure that people wash their hands. Face masks have been made mandatory in my community.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    CHALLENGE QUESTION
    The political implications on Australia was that the prime minister was being criticized on how he handled the crisis and the people also felt he didn’t do enough to tack the climate change although he gave $2 billion Australian dollars in aid to help the country recover but some people still felt it wasn’t enough

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

    Step 1
    It is important to hear from those who have experienced because it gives you the accurate information about what happened and also makes people believe the situation because the person doing the narration witnessed or experienced the incident.
    No, not everyone will get the same experience of the event, for example the Haiti disaster some people lost their relatives whiles others lost their livestock and farm produce.

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  • global-conversation.png enterprising_grasshopper | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    28 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather has effected many people in my country both the young and old, animals and properties.The last extreme weather experienced was Flood and many lives and properties were lost due to the flood, people's farm's were destroyed,all these brought a reduction in population growth.
    The poor and disabled were mostly affected because they had no where to go to, their houses,farm and other properties were lost.
    The government made sure that they repaired the damages,provided for those that lost so much properties,they also made sure that those who fell ill due to the flood were treated and they helped farmers regain their farming sight.
    All these were done because the affected people were heard from,so it is very important to always hear from the victims.

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Step1: It is important to hear from the people affected because some people don't believe stories they're told by those affected, it will also prevent false information from being shared. Maybe someone has had an exp

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    I didn't finished, experienced of these events and like to share with us

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

    Step 4.
    * How has extreme weather events impacted in different parts of the world?
    A warmer climate is expected to increase the risk of illnesses and death due to extreme heat and poor air quality.When the global temperature changes,the changes are not expected to be uniform across the Earth. In particular, land areas change more quickly than the tropics.
    * Which group of people have felt the impact the most?
    The vulnerable will be impacted the most because they do not live in proper structures and are at a high rate of been affected.

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_squirrel | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    28 Apr 2020

    In Canberra the hail was large enough to damage car and smash and the storm led to more calls for emergency assistance in the capital city Due to extreme weather

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  • global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    *WHAT HAPPENED*
    In September 2018,long-term heavy rainfall combined with water releases from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso caused severe flooding in northern Ghana for weeks.Much of the flooding was a result of the overflowing white Volta river releases from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso over some few weeks increased the level of the river in northern Ghana.

    *WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE.?
    The Vice President of Ghana,Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on behalf of the Government handed over assorted emergency relief items to victims of flooding in some communities in the Upper East and Upper West regions of Ghana.
    The items included students size mattresses,bundles of clothes,chlorine, bags of maize ,sugar and rice,boxes of cooking oil,soap,blankets and treat mosquito nets.
    The families of those who passed away also as a result of the flood also received cash donations to help lessen their burden
    The National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO)supported about 919 flood victims at the kologo community in the kasena Nankana East municipalityof the Upper East region with relief items.Again World Vision International Ghana (WVIG)distributed relief items to flood victims in the Northern Region.

    *WHAT WAS THE IMPACT *
    . 34 people died
    . 100,000 people were displaced
    . Over 100,00 people needed support that included shelter,food,clean water .
    . Thousands of homes were submerged
    . An estimated 7,500 hectares of farmlands were destroyed

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_squirrel | Wonderkids Model School | Sierra Leone
    28 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather makes farmers crops get spoiled children don't go to school workers don't go to work and people even died by the flooding

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

    Step4
    How extreme weather can impact people’s lives in health:
    Extreme weather conditions such as extreme rainfall which brings about flooding causes water borne diseases which will go a long way to affect the health of the people
    Again the flood an serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes which will bring about outbreak of malaria.
    Extreme weather conditions too can bring about a disruption in water supply and sanitation systems which will go a long way to affect the health of the people. It can also cause damage to the health systems and structures
    Drought also can bring about reduced availability of water supply for hygiene purposes which will lead to an outbreak of cholera.

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

    Extreme weather conditions as witnessed in the the two case studies of Australia and Haiti can impact negatively on an individual.
    For example the case study of Australia,the family lost all their properties in the fire and this will affect their finances negatively because they will have to start life all over again.

    Also in the case study of Haiti the extreme weather condition of hurricane and floods destroyed the livelihood of affected people.Farms were submerged,businesses were destroyed. Extreme weather conditions can also negatively affect development of the individual and the country for example a hurricane or floods destroying infrastructure such as schools ,houses, shops,churches,libraries etc. extreme weather conditions an affect the economy in the sense that any destruction to farmland,businesses and livelihood slows down the growth of the economy.

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  • global-conversation.png devoted_recipe | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2020

    Will you ever write another books series about Geography but from a positive perspective? I asked this because when someone as young as me sees these titles, Extreme weather has rendered a lot of people homeless. Many women have become widows and some children have ended up becoming orphans. A case in point is hurricane in Haiti,

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  • global-conversation.png alert_singer | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    28 Apr 2020

    Step 3 :
    In April 2015, a major 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Bhaktapur in Nepal. Many houses, buildings, and temples in the capital were destroyed, and over an estimated 9,000 people died, injured nearly 22,000 people.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    Extreme weather has rendered alot of people homeless , when we talk about this things what comes Into your mind ,lam very sure that many people have not experinced it but it's very very important that we don't just get false stories that may not help others,it's good that we get information from those who have experinced it instead of false stories. Since we may also get public education which begins with me ,you,the school and the community which will help us curb this disastrous occurrence .

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    A. This is how the coronavirus impacted people's lives. With the positive aspect of health, people have improved their hygiene by washing their hands with soap frequently because of the virus. With the negative aspect, the covid-19 can kill anybody contaminated with the virus because it is deadly. Those infected also going through some pains. They have also been isolated from their families.
    With the positive aspects of finance, people have been making money by the production of nose masks and sanitizers and on the negative side, a lot of people have lost their jobs because their employers cannot afford to pay their workers due to the lockdown, so many workers have been laid them off.
    With the negative aspects of freedom, there have been restrictions on movement so people don't have freedom to move about because of lockdown. People do not have freedom to attend churches and mosque, visit places of interest, go to night club and so on. Positively, this restriction has also kept a lot of families indoors spending quality time together. It has also offered some of us the opportunity to learn from home. I for instance spend time learning a lot as a member of the burnet news club(BNC).
    B. The groups of people who have felt the impact most are the street hawkers, petty traders, the jobless, the poor and the needy. These people find it difficult to fend for themselves and their families.
    My community has responded by provided foodstuffs to the poor and needy. The government has also cut down the cost of electricity. There is also a free supply of water for the next three months. Frontline health workers are also enjoying some incentives.

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet Boland
      determined_world's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Some interesting points here determined_world, thank you. Its great to hear that you are learning a lot being part of the Burnet News Club! You mention how your community and government has responded to support others, including cutting the cost of electricity. How important is that? What impact will that make on people's lives?

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_violin | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    28 Apr 2020

    To me I think it is a good idea to hear from the people affected because they have experience it so you will hear the truth

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    step 2



    Haiti:
    Economy:
    1: Gdp (average amount of wealth) 2:53% people below the poverty line
    Event:
    1. flood
    2. hurricane
    Response:
    1. Individuals around the world donated money 2 .the government was curtsied for being slow to respond
    Impact:
    1: An estimated 900 people 2.Over 2.1million people were affected.

    Australia:
    Economy:
    1:A long drought
    2: the formation of wildfire
    Response:
    1: people were told to evacuate (leave) the affected areas.
    2: 3,700 firefighters tackled the fire any one time.
    Impact:
    1: 29 people died.
    2: Around 1.25 billion animals died.

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

    step 4
    some extreme weather are drought which causes bush fires which destroys farms ,and even takes peoples lives on farms and even go to an extent that can burn buildings,cars and factories.

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

    also bush fires destroys the nutrients in the soil and other organisims that makes the land infertile for farming

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet Boland
      impartial_knowledge's comment 28 Apr 2020

      Can you say more impartial_knowledge? What are the consequences of the land being infertile?

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      1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Harriet Boland's comment 28 Apr 2020

        There are many consequences of the land being infertile, but first let me define and state some causes of the land being infertile. Soil infertility is the result of a physical or chemical problem in the soil that inhibits or prevent the growth of plants. Soil with a poor physical structure can limit the plants' access to oxygen and water, while chemical problem are the result of an imbalance in the naturally occurring minerals on the soil. Some causes of infertile soil are
        Soil Structure: when the soil has many large particles, it becomes highly oxygenated bit drains water quickly. On the other hand, when the soil particles are too small, water will flow at a decreased rate but the level of oxygen drops. Sandy and clay soils have large and fine soil particles, respectively, and both represent examples of infertile soil that leads to barren or infertile land. Again it is exceptionally hard for any landscape projects to bear fruit of you own a beach house or your home is surrounded by rocky terrain.
        Acidity: homeowners and farmers should be cautious of the type of fertilizer they use in their backyard and farms. Nitrogenous fertilizers, for example are notorious at making the soil more acidic. If you keeping applying it on your soil, then you must be advised to have your soil pH level regularly analyzed to check how low they are before the fertility is drastically affected. The acidic state leads to plants requiring more energy to absorb nutrients from the soil.
        Pollution: the continuous use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and insecticides play an important role in soils being infertile, unproductive and barren. The above contaminants adversely affect the soil and the microorganisms found in the soil and should only be applied on your lawn on the recommendations of a professional. Now some effects or consequences of infertile soil are;
        It leads to increase flooding: the soil has less ability to hold water. More flood instances occur as a result because the land or soil is unable to soak or retain the water.
        It can also lead to increase desertification: drought and aridity set in when the land or soil fails to protect and support plant life. Consequently, desertification process is highly amplified, and previously productive areas become arid.
        Adverse effect of plant growth:basically it affects how arable the land is. When unsuitable to support plant life, none will flourish when planted on such soil. No matter the effort put in, the garden will yield unfavorable results.

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

    STEP 2: COMPARISON SHEET.
    HAITI:
    ECONOMY:1. GDP per person(average amount of wealth)$868
    2. People who live below the poverty line 53%
    EVENT:1. Hurricane in 2016.
    2. Torrential rain.
    RESPONSE:1. Individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    2. In days before the hurricanes the government ordered people on smaller islands to evacuate(leave)
    and it also banned boat trips.
    IMPACT:1. An estimated 900 people died.
    2. The economic damage is estimated to have cost $2.8 billion dollars to fix.
    AUSTRALIA:
    ECONOMY:1.GDP per person(average amount of wealth)$57,374.
    2. People who live below the poverty line 12%
    EVENT:1. High temperatures in 2019,long period of drought and fires from summer 2019 to early 2020.
    2. Torrential rain in January and February which caused floods.
    RESPONSE:1. Individuals across the world including many celebrities gave money to support relief efforts and help to
    protect wildlife.
    2. 3,700 fire fighters tackled the fires at any one time.
    IMPACT:1. An estimated 27 million hectares of land were destroyed.
    2. The economic damage is estimated to cost $4.4 billion to fix.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Step1: Why is it important to hear first - hand experiences?
    It is important because it leads to the direct knowledge of the affected person not only that but also know more about the person. It helps you know how to relate with such people as you imagine what the person's life and situation is or was like as well as putting yourself in their shoes. It is as well important because it prevents fake news from being portrayed out and published in newspapers to people. It gives an accurate account of what happened and feels more realistic. It make people who do not believe in such situations have a change of mind.
    Would everyone have the same experience of these events?
    No! Not everyone will have the same experience of these events. It will differ according to the person, where they live( near the coast or in slums areas), the kind of house you live in, the kind of work the person does, the economic status of the person, whether you are in a rich or poor country and also whether you are rich or poor. This is because some can bounce back to their normal state whiles others will find it difficult to do so. For instance the rich will for and it easy to bounce back while the poor find it difficult. Again, the economy of rich countries can make an improving come back to its normal state and the poor countries will find it extremely difficult to revive their economy to it original state.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      proactive_agency's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Thank you for this descriptive answer. Do you think certain countries or companies have a greater responsibility to make a change than others? Are certain corporations more polluting than others?

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

    in Ghana ,in the year 1983 bush fires destroyed people farms in the southern sector which is led to famine . And also , in the Western Region of Ghana which is known for the cash crops they grow there like; cocoa ,coffee etc were also destroyed by the bush fires

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

    I believe that we should also hear from the people that their houses and propeties got destroyed and help them

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      impartial_knowledge's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Thank you for this idea, impartial_knowledge. Can you tell us why this is important?

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

    STEP 1
    It is important to hear from people directly because:
    They went through it.
    They know it consequences.
    because they have experienced it ,they will able to make you frightened so that you will do something about it.
    as we say experience is the best teacher.
    Not everyone would have the same experience of the events because:
    Everyone will have different experiences.
    Where one got hurt,the other did not.
    Maybe the other one lost his property but other one didn't lose anything.

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Natasha Stidder, Marketing @ KPMG
    28 Apr 2020

    That's a very interesting point. In what ways do you think the governments could better prepare people for extreme-weather events in future?

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    1. global-conversation.png State M/A School | Ghana
      Natasha Stidder, Marketing @ KPMG's comment 28 Apr 2020

      The government set a committee to look into the cause.

      The government through Natural disaster team provided some relief items to the victims.

      Still buildings and other complex structures are in flood prone areas.

      Very bad.

      The response, I think is low.

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        State M/A School | Ghana's comment 29 Apr 2020

        What would make a more effective response, in your opinion?

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

    These extreme weather events have been occurring every year with increasing casualties. What are the measures which have been put in place by government and various international bodies to avoid or mitigate the impacts extreme weather events bring?

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

    I feel very bad for the Australians because the wild fire has destroyed the properties of Mr. Johnson including his mother.
    The hurricane destroyed the lands of the Haiti.It also destroyed their crops and some of their buildings.
    Step 2
    Response given to the Australians
    1.3,700 firefighters tackled the fires at any one time.
    2.Huge aircraft dropped water onto affected areas.
    Response given to the Haiti.
    1.Individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    2.International governments provided supports.For example,the USA funded over 9,100 rolls of reinforced plastic sheeting which could be used to make emergency shelters.

    Impact on the Australians.
    1.29 people died.
    2.2,500 homes were destroyed.
    Impact on Haiti
    1.An estimated 900 people died.
    2.Over 2.1 million people were affected.

    COMPREHENSION
    1.Extreme weather events are the on expected weather at the extremes of historical distributions.
    2.National.
    3.Yes it was successful
    4.They were affected by their way of living like shelter,clean water and access to toilet.
    5.The question that i will ask is that,after the extreme weather event happened,how many months was it still affecting them.
    Step 3
    Ten years ago,flood happened.
    What happened
    *People lost their lives and properties.(In June 3rd)
    Response
    *The government took care of the bills of the injured.
    Impact
    *An estimate of 500 people were injured.

    OPTICAL REFLECTION
    1.In health,it has really destroyed us.When you get infected with this virus,its

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

    It is important to hear directly from those who have experienced the events because you are able to believe that truly it has really happened, but when it is broadcasted although you would believe it would not be so strong like you hearing it directly from them,so it is very important for you to hear it directly from those who have experienced it.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_cherry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    28 Apr 2020

    Seeing and hearing all these things are out of the world, Australia is a big country with 24.13 million people (as of 2016) . Most people might already know that a man allegedly started the fire, he was trying to protect his crop but, he didn't know that he destroyed over 300 homes which is a large amount of homes, lets just think, over 300 people lost their homes. We have all these questions we want the answers to such as, What do they do now? Are they homeless now? etc, when we are just here wanting to know what happened, not to feel how it is like.
    I hope you understand. Thank you energetic_cherry

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      energetic_cherry's comment 30 Apr 2020

      These are all interesting questions that you pose. Perhaps you could do some research into the aftermath of the extreme weather in Australia and see how communities were rebuilt.

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

    Step 4
    1. The extreme weather has caused damage to people's homes. Some people have died while others have been affected as they needed support which included shelter, food, clean water and access to toilet. Some people too have lost their jobs and don't have any work to do. Other people,as a result of the small income they get,when the extreme weather event occur, their properties get destroyed and don't have enough money to restore everything back.
    2. The Haiti people are those who have felt the impact the most.
    3. My community has desilted gutters so that when rain falls, the water can pass through them easily and not cause a flood. We've also made sure that no buildings are constructed waterways.

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

    i really learn a lot here .thanks to the founders

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

    Extreme weather events like coronavirus have the same impact on people's lives, economy and the globe as a whole. Coronavirus is a global pandemic which have affected people's lives. A lot of people are dying as a result of this virus which is the same in the case of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, wildfire, earthquakes etc. Just as the world is struggling to deal with coronavirus by finding a cure for it to reduce the impact of the deaths, preparing adequately to reduce the impact of extreme weather events has also been an arduous task for the globe. Whilst coronavirus moves from person to person, extreme weather events on the other hand has to do with changes in climatic conditions but the impact on people, government and the world are the same.
    Countries which have been hit with coronavirus are spending huge monies to deal with this virus. Funds which could have been used to construct roads, build hospitals and schools are now been use to combat this virus. This also applies to extreme weather events. Government spend huge monies to give to those who have been affected by extreme weather events in order to cushion them and mitigate the impact the loses would have on them. These funds could have been used for developmental projects.
    In all these, the less developed countries are those who are highly affected since they don't have the financial muscle or strength to recover from the impacts these occurrences have on them.
    Due to this it is important for developing countries to ensure that those extreme weather events which they can do something about it to mitigate the impacts, they do it in order to avoid the financial loses such extreme weather events could bring to them.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Do the best responses also have things in common?

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_radio | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    28 Apr 2020

    STEP 4.Climate change is a significant threat to the health of everyone
    Climate change can affect human health in two main ways: first, by changing the severity or frequency of health problems that are already affected by climate or weather factors; and second, by creating unprecedented or unanticipated health problems or health threats in places or times of the year where they have not previously occurred.
    Everyone is vulnerable to the health impacts associated with climate change, but some populations will be especially affected. These groups include the poor, some communities of color, limited English-proficiency and immigrant groups, indigenous peoples, children and pregnant women, older adults, vulnerable occupational groups, people with disabilities, and people with medical conditions.

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    1. global-conversation.png careful_plantain | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
      accurate_radio's comment 01 May 2020

      FLOODING
      A. Similarities
      1. The water affects all organism in flood A and B
      2. Flood wash away the top soil that support plants growth in flood A and B
      3. Both flood water can cause pollution ones it gets into drinking water causing infection like typhoid and cholera e.t.c.

      B. Differences
      1. The volume of water in flood B is more than that of flood A
      2. Flood B slows down the movement of vehicle, motor cycle and people
      3. Movement on flooded area may cause accident because of port holes in flood B and can destroy the roads.
      Who will be affected
      People living in both area will be affected because;
      1. It will affect their movement
      2. It will affect their health
      3. Plants and animals will suffer


      WILDFIRE
      A. Similarities
      1. The fire affects all organism in both area
      2. The fire has cause in both area extinction of wildlife and their habitats
      B. Differences
      1. Picture A reveal that some animals escape for example the wallaby that escape the bush fire but B doesn't reveal to us if any animal dies
      2. In A no one came to rescue the animals but firefighters gather to rescue the animals in B
      Who will be affected
      Both animals and human being will be affected because
      1. The animals will lose their homes and young ones and their population is reduced
      2. The plants are affected
      3. Shortage of timbers because many trees were burnt


      HEATWAVE
      A. Similarities
      1. People in A and B find a way to cool themselves because of the heatwave
      2. Heatwave is a common weather in both pictures
      B. Differences
      1. In picture A is only one person while picture B shows many people finding a way to cool themselves.
      Who will be affected
      People will be affected because
      1. Heatwave affects people's health e.g
      a. Heat rashes
      b. Sun burn
      c. It causes rise in temperature


      HURRICANE
      A. Similarities
      1. The two pictures shows that hurricane is disastrous
      B. Differences
      1. It has cause havoc in picture B but picture A has the wind bag as a preventive measures
      Who will be affected
      Plants, animals and human being are affected because
      1. People loses their homes
      2. Domestic animals may died because of the strong wind
      3. Plants also will be affected because many trees will be uproot and their stems broken

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

    Step3:It is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the event because some people may tell the truth and some people may tell the lies.
    No every one is not having the same experience of this event.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    How Corona has impacted the lives of people. Hmm...! Financially: a lot of small and medium companies had to close down. This meant that they were not making money therefore they won't be able to pay their employees and the implication is that some families were starving during a 3 weeks lock down in some parts of Ghana. Governments all over the world though they had major issues to spend their monies on had to diverted all that into solving or curbing the spread of the virus. Some private school teachers have still not been paid their March salaries. In fact there are countless financial effects of covid 19. I believe the bad effect may even exceed World War II

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      smart_mode's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Can you draw comparisons between World War II and Coronavirus? You can use examples including the social and economic impacts of the war to develop your answer.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    Seeing something on TV doesn't feel the same as experiencing it. For example watching a sporting acting on TV doesn't feel the same as part taking in the sport activity . It is there important to hear people who extreme weather speak and share their experiences.... T
    then we can understand better

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    STEP 4
    i.Extreme weather has negatively affected many lives in different parts of the continent of the world.In my country Ghana,extreme weather has affected individuals,community and the nation at large.In my town,sometimes it causes destruction and death.That is, too much rain causing flooding.And too much hot weather for long periods of time without any rain can cause drought .In other parts of the world huge storms with strong winds ,such as hurricanes and tornadoes ,can do a great amount of damage to buildings and crops.

    ii.The poor,the orphans,the widows,Disabled etc.They are the people who are mostly affected by the extreme weather.Let's take Haiti's issue for a example, he depended heavily on his crops but they withered away by the extreme weather.Now his hopes have been dashed out .The Australians tourists, upon reaching home realized their house and most of their belongings has been raised down by bush fires.They were able to retrieved only pictures pasted on the wall.Now they don't have any place to live any food to eat,and they are now helpless even though they were self -
    reliant .


    iii.Now the community have planted trees(Afforestation),they have stopped bush burning which can lead to air pollution.Because now they know that the extreme weather can affects us badly. So they have all decided to be watchdogs of the environment.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    28 Apr 2020

    In fact the wildfire that ravaged about 3o million bushes, forest from 2019 ending to 2020 was very devastating .
    This due to the contribute to global warming.
    I was totally shocked after watching the video of wildfire that happened in Australia.
    I was sorry for Jackson and his family. They lost their entire property because of the fire. And also lost his mother because of the sorry disaster. A lot of properties burnt beyond recognition . This is very devastating.
    Just a week ago it rained light in Ghana but this bought a flood . It made people lost their properties and a lot of people became homeless . A month ago there was a fireburing in Accra at Old Fadama and it was very serious at many people were injured. About 150 lives were lost. This is a history of Ghana.

    The country must be protected and saved.
    I'm honorable-dog.

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_radio | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    29 Apr 2020

    Step four. Which groups of people have felt the impact the most?
    1.Climate change will affect certain groups more than others, particularly groups located in vulnerable areas and the poor, young, old, or sick.
    2.Cities are uniquely sensitive to many impacts, especially extreme weather impacts.
    3.Climate change may threaten people's jobs and livelihoods.

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

    if was not the firefaers the fire can sprenb she lost afre thing lack they home and they pets and they cars and evrethenk they sefd they laef

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

    the man is very laky that he sevd his kinds and they aer a laif

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

    same wether laik ten yeas acog the floods cetr in kenya and the cavrna tuk ceya of et

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  • global-conversation.png amicable_mango | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    29 Apr 2020

    In Kenya Covid 19 has affected many people by causing the death of loved ones and as well as jobs are closed so people don't get enough money for feeding their family.

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  • global-conversation.png radical_river | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    29 Apr 2020

    I also feel very bad for both families who have lost their special memories and properties and I hope things will be better for them in the future. I also know someone who's house got burnt down a few years ago. Although they have rebuilt a new house nearby, it is still a major and unfortunate loss.

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  • global-conversation.png meticulous_koala | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    29 Apr 2020

    Which groups of people are impacted the most by the corona virus? In Kenya muslims are not allowed to go and celebrate Ramadhan in the mosque because of the corona virus pandemic so they have to celebrate in their homes.

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      meticulous_koala's comment 03 May 2020

      Interesting group to pick out- well done. Can you think of other ways that Ramadan is different for Muslims because of the Corona Virus this year?

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    To Summarize extreme weather in one sentence: " Extreme weather events posses lots of danger to the existence of humans.

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      amiable_honeydew's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Can you do some research and find out what the impacts of extreme weather can be in the future?

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Poor people suffer the most during extreme events.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      amiable_honeydew's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Can you say why?

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      1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 29 Apr 2020

        The poor will suffer most because through the reduction in crop yield, it will lead to higher prices. I say this because crop yields have detectably changed. As time goes on poor countries that are in the warmer and drier part of the planet will feel the crop yield decrease early. As the goes on adaptation becomes less effective and some of the wealthy countries that have advanced agriculture start to suffer. More people who are already disadvantaged are going to suffer malnutrition.
        Again, extreme weather events makes it difficult for developing countries to climb out of poverty, and would create ' poverty pockets' in poorer countries and sometimes richer countries. The poor suffer more during such events, and of course the same hazard causes a much bigger disaster in poorer countries, making it even more poorer. This is why I think the poor such more.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          proactive_agency's comment 29 Apr 2020

          Thank you for explaining this. Can you give examples of an event which has affected one country and made poverty worse?

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          1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Tom @ the BNC's comment 29 Apr 2020

            I would like to talk about Australia. In recent weeks of 2019, we have seen a country like Australia burning and losing 8.4 million hectares, more than 1,300 homes, 27 human lives and according to University of Sydney estimates about 1 billion animals in only 4 months due to some of the worst fires in history. The extreme drought and intense heat caused by climate change in this region was to blame for this. Again, it is revealed that poverty is growing in Australia , with an estimated 2.9 million people or 13.3% of all people living below the worst internationally accepted relative poverty line. It is so estimated that there are 731,000 children in poverty and 17.5% of children under the age of 15 are in poverty.

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            1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
              proactive_agency's comment 29 Apr 2020

              Can you share where you found this information?

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              1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
                Tiff @ the BNC's comment 29 Apr 2020

                Okay, I was aware of the wildfire in Australia. Because I listen to the news on Aljazeera and I is not usual of me not knowing anything happen in the world, on the same planet I live on. Some of the estimates from session two and the rest from the research I conducted.

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                1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
                  proactive_agency's comment 30 Apr 2020

                  It's great to hear where BNC members get their news from! Where else do you find your news?

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        2. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
          proactive_agency's comment 29 Apr 2020

          Clear reasoning, well done!

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      2. global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 29 Apr 2020

        I say that because poor people usually do not live in proper homes during bloods for instance their homes are easily washed away.

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      3. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 29 Apr 2020

        This is because a poor person may have one farmland that he or she works on to feed his or her family so in the cause of the extreme weather, he or she looses it and it becomes more difficult for him or her to feed the family as he should.

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        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
          enigmatic_weasel's comment 29 Apr 2020

          Whose responsibility is it to support that family?

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          1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
            Tiff @ the BNC's comment 29 Apr 2020

            The government,the individuals and the organization are to help cushion the family that has been affected by the extreme weather so that they can also live a meaningful life.

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    2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      amiable_honeydew's comment 09 May 2020

      Why do you say so?I don't agree with you because when there is extreme weather events,the most affected people is the rich,I'm saying this because the poor doesn't have abundant property as the rich people do,it is the rich whose
      property get wasted and even when there are bushfires, sometimes the rich lose many goods such as money.the poor are less affected because they are the first to recieve attention when such events happen.

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  • global-conversation.png talented_harp | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    29 Apr 2020

    My community has responded to coronavirus by making masks for the community and providing soap and water and not forgetting hand sanitizers at the shops.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    A reply to your comment Mad. Harriet Boland, the government has cut down the cost of electricity by taking 50% of the electricity bill. So this has helped the people to save money for other purposes like buying of food and other things.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    A reply to your comment Mad. Harriet Boland, the government has cut down the cost of electricity by taking 50% of the electricity bill. So this has helped the people to save money for other purposes like buying of food and other things.

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  • global-conversation.png centered_nectarine | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear the events directly from them, because they are the ones who lived the situation and felt the real suffering without others. It is very unfortunate. The family lost everything. I am sad for them.

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      centered_nectarine's comment 30 Apr 2020

      It is very sad indeed - but it is also important to reflect and learn from these events for the future too!

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    REFLECTION.
    Many people have contracted the covid 19 all over the world, many have lost their freedom of movement due to the lockdown, no church attending social gathering and funerals are banned, in my country Ghana if even you have important program the attendance must not exceed 25 people.
    Financially- Covid 19 has impact on
    the economy as many people has lost their jobs due to the lockdown and has mostly affected those who livelihood depends on their daily income.

    My community is putting measures to stop the spread of the virus by educating them to stay at home, the usual washing of hands and ensuring that everyone put on the nose mask when going out.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    STEP 1: It is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the event because it allows you to understand what the people have been through and how they got affected. Also it makes you realise that not everyone have had same experience. Some people may have lost family and some may have lost their homes.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    STEP 2: HAITI.
    ECONOMY: GDP per person $868 and people who lie below poverty line is 53%.
    EVENT: In October 2016 a hurricane hit Haiti that brought torrential rain and powerful winds.
    RESPONSE: Days before the hurricane, the government ordered people on smaller islands to be evacuated.
    IMPACT: An estimated 900 people died and over 2.1 million people were affected.
    AUSTRALIA.
    ECONOMY: GDP per person $57,373 and people who lie below poverty line is 12%.
    EVENT: After record breaking temperature in 2019 and a long period of drought,fires ragged throughout Australia from summer 2019 to early 2020.
    RESPONSE: 3,700 fire fighters tackled the fires at any one time. Huge aircraft dropped water onto affected areas.
    IMPACT: 2,500 homes were destroyed. Also 29 people died.

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

    I. Impact of extreme weather on health.
    It can lead to death /loss of lives.
    2.lmpact of extreme weather on work
    Loss of money/loss of one's job(because of this people will lose their money.The will also be homeless.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    An 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal (2015)
    Response
    1.Earthquake-resiliemt houses were built
    2. Waterproof shelters were made
    3. Emergency shelters were built
    4. Telecommunications were established

    Impact
    1.Nearly 9,000 people died
    2. More than 22,000 suffered injuries
    3. Story buildings in Kathmandu ( Nepal's capital) were toppled.

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      precious_fox's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Well done for providing a detailed account of the response in Nepal. Can you do some research and find out whether Nepal is now better prepared against extreme weather given the disaster that occurred in 2015?

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      1. global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 01 May 2020

        Nepal is prepared for another earthquake because
        1. Evacuation sites have been built
        2. Emergency funding systems have been put in place
        3. Earthquake resistant technologies have been identified
        4. Seismic structures have been built
        To conclude, Nepal are ready for another earthquake

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

    HAITI
    EVENT
    1. A record powerful wind blew.
    2.A record powerful torrential rain was recorded.
    Both event took place as a result of a Hurricane in 2016.
    RESPONSE
    1.Before the events happened, the government ordered people on smaller islands to be evacuated and band boat trip.
    2.Individuals around the world donated money to emergency appeals.
    IMPACT
    1.An estimated 900 people died.
    2.Over 2.1million people were affected.
    AUSTRALIA
    EVENT
    1. A long period of drought.
    2.Fires rages throughout a large number of places in the country.
    Both events happened in summer 2019 to early 2020.
    RESPONSE
    1.Huge aircrafts dropped water onto affected areas.
    2.3,700 firefighters tackled the fires at any one time.
    IMPACT
    1.29 people died.
    2.2,500 homes destroyed.
    COMPREHENSION
    1.The extreme weather in these events were a Hurricane, Drought and wildfire.
    2.The response were both local and foreign.
    3.The response was somehow successful with respect to responding to emergency appeals.
    4.Different people can be affected because the events happened without been selective on the kind of people it will affect.Both the rich and the poor were effected.
    5.Were both countries prepared for this events?
    CHALLENGING QUESTION
    The Economy of both countries collapsed and needed much money to revive the economy.

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    1. global-conversation.png precious_fig | State M/A School | Ghana
      polite_land's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Nice picture drawn from the case studies

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    STEP3: HURRICANE SANDY.
    It developed from a tropical wave in the western carribean sea on October 22 quickly strengthened and was upgraded to tropical storm sandy six hour later. Sandy moved slowly northward towards the Greater Antilles and gradually intensified. It later became a hurricane. At least 233 people were killed along the path of the storm in 8 countries.
    In response to Sandy, the Federal government issued emergency declarations and an Executive order and congress passed a massive bill($50.5 billion with$3.46 billion to the U.S Army corps of Engineers for construction) to rebuild along the coast.

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

    STEP 3
    .An extreme weather that i know was a storm.A huge one.It started in the morning with a cool wind,suddenly it become severe.Roofs of houses were been removed.The wind was accompanied by a rain.The rains also poured out heavily.It was a sad day.
    RESPONSE
    .Government asked people to evacuate affected area to rebuild it again.
    .Government provided shelter,food and water for the affected.
    .Houses that were destroyed are being rebuilt.
    Some people in the world,especially celebraties donated money to help the affected.
    IMPACT
    .About 30 people and 9 animals died.
    .Business suffered because crops were destroyed.
    .There was an increase in economic lost.

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

    Step 4.
    Extreme weather events like heatwave can destroy our farms and factories that provides foods stuffs for our well being which leads to sever famine in the country.

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_tradition | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step4:
    Extreme weather has rendered a lot of people homeless. Many widows and some children have ended up becoming orphans. A case in point is hurricane and hatit, wildfire in Australia and even flood in my own nation, Ghana.

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Corona virus and how my community has responded to it. Before the arrival of corona virus we had never experienced nothing so scary and wide spread. Most people now put on nose masks. There is no longer church and all social gatherings banned. And the sad part is that some people have lost their jobs.

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      amiable_honeydew's comment 30 Apr 2020

      It does sometimes feel very scary, and there's a lot at the moment that we can feel sad about. Can you think of any positive examples of how your community has responded?

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    Why is it important to hear directly from the people who have experienced these events?
    It is important because getting firsthand information from those who suffered from the disaster makes the public have empathy towards the person. Seeing how the person has been directly affected makes one sympathize. This will make people see the impact and also learn from such situations. It also reduce misinformation
    Would everyone have the same experience?
    No. Not everyone would have the same experience.
    Different people will face different circumstances depending on their location, their different lifestyles, their economic status (rich or poor), the value of what has been destroyed, their family size and their jobs.

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

    Step 4:
    Extreme weather has impacted people's lives in different parts of the world and an example is a flood.
    Flood has impacted people's lives in different parts of the world(Ghana, Nigeria, Australia) and the impacts it has had on people's lives are health issues and financial problems.
    The group of people that have felt the impact the most is the homeless and jobless. Homeless because it is very unsafe to be out during extreme weather events especially with children and jobless because when one is not working it ould be difficult for him or her to get a good place his or her family to call home and if one does not have a good home extreme weather can easily destroy the house and everything in it.

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

    My question is will this extreme weather ends, and what will become of the new generations to come?

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  • global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION What is coronavirus? Coronavirus is a deadly disease that moves around the world and kills thousands and millions people HEALTH - it destroy's health status in the world. Infact human lives are been lost in the world because of coronavirus. On finance- it destroy's finance status in the world.On finance because of coronavirus we have been locked down in our homes community society and nation. On freedom- it has destroy's freedom status in the world. Our freedom of movement is locked down. We have now been locked in our homes because the virus is in the air when you move out of your house you can be affected.USUnited State of America The responses in the community is extremely bad. They are afraid sad worried about the coronavirus

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      extraordinary_starfruit's comment 29 Apr 2020

      The coronavirus doesn't kill thousands and millions based on our evidence at the moment - please check for figures before making big statements.

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

    it is good to hear from people affected so as to hear the real story

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

    THE COMPARISON SHEET; 1 EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA; drought fires throughout summer, torrential rains causing flash floods. EVENTS IN HAITI; hurricanes brought about torrential rains ,powerful wind maybe caused by the hurricanes

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

    RESPONSE IN AUSTRALIA; people were told to move from areas likely to be affected ,huge air crafts dropped water on the affected areas RESPONSE IN HAITI; before the hurricanes the government told people to vacate areas likely to be affected ,international organizations organised relief efforts example REDCROSS.

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

    IMPACTS IN AUSTRALIA;29 people died ,2500 homes destroyed,27 million hectares of land destroyed ,IMPACTS IN HAITI; 900 PEOPLE DIED ,over 2.1 million people affected ,farms were destroyed

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Chocked tunnels were dredged so the authorities demolished house on waterways

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

    Please for the drawings we were asked to draw, how do we send them to the BNC

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      sincere_walrus's comment 29 Apr 2020

      We don't currently have a way to load them up in the comments, so they are yours to keep and you can enjoy looking at them yourselves. You could also your members of your family!

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

    extreme weather events actually leaves people in great problems if no precautions are taken people will suffer more

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      elated_strategy's comment 30 Apr 2020

      I agree - I think extreme weather can cause lots of problems for people. Can you describe what sort of great problems you think it can cause people?

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      1. global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG's comment 01 May 2020

        problems caused by extreme weather are death, people left homeless

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

    the response was global because we are told ,VARIOUS PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WOLD ,contributed

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    Coronavirus has people's lives in many ways. In the positive aspect itis in terms of health and in the negative aspect it is in terms of health, finance, and freedom.
    HEALTH IN THE POSITIVE WAY.
    It has helped us to maintain personal hygiene. In what way? It has helped in such a way we know the need to wash our hand after any activity, bath regularly, keep our surroundings clean, brush our teeth regularly especially before eating in the morning, etc.
    HEALTH IN THE NEGATIVE WAY.
    Since this coronavirus came into existence people are afraid to visit the hospital when they fall ill. Because if they go to the hospital for treatment it is possible that the doctor might say that he or she has been infected by the virus so, they would rather stay at home and bear the pain.
    FINANCE IN THE NEGATIVE WAY.
    In order to prevent the spread of the virus, the president of Ghana ordered a lockdown and this means apart from health workers no is to go out so, if no one is to go out then it means no one is to go to work and if no one is to go to work, then it means self-employed worker won't be able to survive in terms of financial problems.

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

    NOT REALLY BECAUSE WE ARE TOLD THAT INDIVIDUALS ALL OVER THE EARTH CONTRIBUTED

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

    4.Some businesses were closed following the destruction, people were left homeless ,farmers encountered losses,the country revenue dropped since many wild animals died and they are a big source of governments revenue

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    Their submission depicts what actually happened.
    No, those who were closer to the incident had the greatest impacts.

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      honorable_dog's comment 30 Apr 2020

      And what impact do you think the extreme weather has for those who experience it first-hand?

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

    STEP 1
    S that wrong information will not be shared as some of my friends said.
    When wrong information is shared,it affects the person sharing it and who it is being talked or shared about.Wrong information can also be considered as a lie.
    When sharing wrong information,we should think about how the person being talked about will feel.
    Will the person be affected emotionally or even physically.
    The person being talked about must be confronted so that wrong information will not be shared to spoil or tarnish the persons image.
    Everybody must be respected no matter the background.
    If the person doesn't want to share his/her experience,force should not be applied on the person.
    Besides,it is an infringement of human right.

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

    step 1
    No but it depends on the particular type of extreme weather and the place or time it occured.
    When people are living together at a particular place and extreme weather occurs,all the people living in the area will experience it but when someone leaves the area and goes to live in another area,the person will not experience the extreme weather that occured.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 2
    Australia
    Event
    Wild fire destroying many homes
    Prolonged drought
    Response
    Local fire brigade tried to help them.
    Evacuation response team came to their aid.
    Impact
    Lives were lost and house were destroyed.
    Cars were lost , boats were destroyed

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  • global-conversation.png joyful_fruit | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    This disaster really hurts people who care for envirnment. The dusaster is very huge
    And have many bad effects for years and years.All people should be together to protect nature .Nature suffers too much .Right now aftter the shut down people realized that nature can get revenge .

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      joyful_fruit's comment 30 Apr 2020

      It is interesting that you have made the link to our current global 'lockdown' situation in many countries. Can you share more about what you think it is people could do together to tackle extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png unassuming_orange | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear directly from the people who lived during these events because their explanation of the event is detailed and they tell us whether the event is dangerous or not so that we can make appropriate preparations if we encounter these events.
    Also, their clarification is more apparent than the newsletters, as some of them make it false to post fake and terrible pictures of the event.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 1:

    1. It is important to listen to the people who experienced the events more than others because they are more credible and because they witnessed the events and lived by themselves and did not hear about them and because they are sure of them and they cannot lie about it and because the people who did not see them do not have enough information about them.

    2.I think not everyone will have the same experience because extreme weather varies in its forms and the regions and times in which it occurs may and some people may be affected by it and others do not and there are regions in the world where extreme weather patterns never happen at all and maybe the damage that affects people that is similar to extreme weather is caused by other conditions.

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      positive_lemon's comment 29 Apr 2020

      You say that people who have experienced the events are more credible; whilst I absolutely do agree that first-hand experiences can be extremely informative, do you think that in some cases there is a chance that someone's emotions could impact the way they retell their experience? For example if they have suffered a great loss, do you think they could be very angry and therefore put greater blame than they should on responders / governments / local councils etc?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

        Your question is really interesting. Some people recount the events of their experience without any psychological problems, biases or intolerance, without their point of view, but on the other hand, there are people who recite their experience from their point of view, not like in reality, but if we listened to more than one person affected, we can get the whole truth.

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          positive_lemon's comment 30 Apr 2020

          I completely agree with you, listening to more than one person will definitely help to reduce the risk of misinformation, good answer, well done!

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          1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

            Thank you very much. I think I was able to get this answer because of this wonderful project, as my thinking has expanded and deepened after my knowledge and discussion of extreme weather issues, so I hope to get a star as an expression of gratitude.

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

    H A I T I


    1)GDP(Average amount of wealth per person 868 dollars.
    EVENT:Haiti devastated afte...
    RESPONSE: National
    IMPACT: Negative

    2)53% of people live below the poverty line.
    EVENT:Flood
    RESPONSE:Local
    IMPACT: positive


    A U S T R A L I A

    1)GDP(average amount of wealth per person 57,374 dollars.
    EVENT: Australia family tour...
    RESPONSE:Global
    IMPACT: negative

    2)12% of people live below the poverty line.
    EVENT:drought
    RESPONSE:local
    IMPACT: positive


    C O M P R E H E N S I O N

    1)To summarise the extreme weather events,I will say that both of them,their impact was equally positive and negative.
    2)The response was global.im saying this because many people were affected.
    3)I think the response was successful.
    4) different groups of people will be equally affected since the response was global.
    5)My question about these events is what if the event happens again,how should it be handled?

    CHALLENGE QUESTION
    The political implications of each events was that the government lost huge amount of money.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    STEP 3:
    "FLOOD AND FIRE" TRAGEDY IN ACCRA, GHANA.
    The extreme weather events that I want to talk about happened in my country Ghana, precisely Accra.
    A. The 2015 Accra floods resulted from heavy continuous rainfall in Accra, the largest and the capital city of Ghana.The rain started on 1st June, 2015 till the third day. The flood was caused as a result of improper planning of settlement, choked gutters which blocked the drainage system and a few other human factors. The floods have resulted in heavy traffic on the roads in the city and also a halt in commercial activities as markets were flooded and workers trapped. On 3rd June 2015, at the peak of the flooding, a GOIL fuel station near Kwame Nkrumah Interchange was burnt with people and vehicles in the vicinity in the flood. The fire might have been triggered by the mixing together of petrol and water coming into contact with fire. Nobody could really tell the actual cause of the fire.
    B. The response was that, the then president declared three day national mourning for the victims of the flood and explosion. The government also released sixty million Ghana cedis to support the victims who survived the disaster in support of their treatment. Part of the money was given to those who lost their loved ones.
    C. 1. Over 200 people were feared dead. The victims who did not die suffered various degrees of injures. Some had their faces burnt beyond recognition leaving them with bald hair. It also rendered others incapacitated. Many people lost their husbands, wives and other relatives rendering many children orphans.
    2. Properties were also destroyed. Forex Bureau and Pharmacy shop were destroyed by the fire.

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      determined_world's comment 30 Apr 2020

      I'm sorry to hear about this tragedy. Other than the financial response that you mention, were any measures put in place to help prevent a similar event happening in the future?

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step, 1. Yes because you can take some advise from it and it can help you somewhere
    2, yes
    Step, 2.
    Step, 3. There was a flood from Haiti to Australia.
    2, the response is to clean gutters that are choked and clean there enviromment
    3, the impact is most of them lose there properties and there life's.
    Step, 4. The people lose there life's.
    2, Haiti and Australia.
    3, To stop rubbish in to gutters.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    STEP 4
    In the past couple of weeks,tropical storms have devastated communities around the world.Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc in Texas,destroying homes claiming lives.Typhoon Hato has left a similar trail of destruction in southern China and Hong Kong.
    There is a strong argument to be made that humans are at least partly responsible for both of these extreme weather events. The problem is it's often difficult to produce tangible evidence.
    Extreme weather has made people homeless.Some children have ended up becoming orphans,some women have ended up becoming widows .As a result of extreme weather.Let's look at Haiti,he depended heavily on his crops,but they have all withered away by the extreme.All his hope was in his crops.Which is now dashed out.
    Now i think we can be watchdogs of the environment.

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      honest_sea's comment 29 Apr 2020

      Thank you for your detailed response! You say there is a strong argument to be made that humans are at least responsible; can you explain what that argument is? What human activities have been suggested to be responsible for the extreme weather events?

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    2. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      honest_sea's comment 30 Apr 2020

      I agree with you. As I live in Hong Kong, I experienced Typhoon Hato. It is really a bad experience, there are branches everywhere, places near the harbor flooded, it even claimed people's lives.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 4:

    1. Of course, the impact of extreme weather on people's lives in multiple forms, and each region has its own impact according to the form of extreme weather that it has been exposed to, but the most important effects that all peoples are similar to are health, financing, and work, as extreme weather impedes the actions of the individual and may prevent it completely, so people cannot earn money To live as well as governments can not finance to eliminate crises, as well as health is greatly affected by injuries and diseases caused by extreme weather.

    2.Certainly all groups of people feel the impact, but the poor or working group of society is the one that feels the greatest impact as it works on a daily basis to earn a livelihood for that extreme weather greatly affects their daily lives and hinders their business and therefore they cannot live and because this group does not have enough money to protect itself in The crises are the most affected category.

    3.In our Palestinian society, many forms of harsh weather do not occur, because there is no impact and damage on our society, but if it happens and happens, international and international institutions and agencies cooperate to help the community.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 3
    Bushfire occurred in California,USA in 2018.
    38 people were killed
    The fire was started by a fault electrical transmission line
    The fire originated about several communities and an east wind drove the fire downhill through developed areas.

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      honorable_dog's comment 30 Apr 2020

      This is a good example, can you share more about what the impact of this event was? And do you think it could it have been prevented? If so, how?

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 4
    Effect on health: Those who went through became
    i traumatised
    ii bedridden
    iii physical damage
    Financial effects: When the bread 🍞 winner of the family is affected financially this will affect the GDP of the nation through government expenditure.
    Work affects: Businesses in that area close down and thereby affected the movement of people to their work places.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    The coronavirus being a novel virus has impacted the world in ways one could have never imagined. It is also known as Convid_19 and has brought a lot of impact on health ,finances and freedom as never seen before .
    The impact it has had On health is that first and foremost there is no known vaccine to treat it and secondly, the nature of of the pathological spread of the virus is such that a person can be infected and not know and it takes between 2-14 days for symptoms to manifest. All this while,the infected person will be spreading the virus without knowing making the rate of the spread of the infection very fast.
    This is what makes the virus very dangerous. There is no known cure,treatment or vaccine and one can have it and spread it without knowing. The virus has killed hundreds of thousands of people globally and has infected millions.
    The health care systems of a lot of affected countries have been stretched beyond capacity as the hospitals have been overwhelmed wither virus cases. The health care systems in most countries have shifted their focus from other health conditions to focus on the impact of the coronavirus.

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    1. global-conversation.png objective_trumpet | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      tidy_melon's comment 29 Apr 2020

      tidy_melon, please it is COVID-19 and not Convid_19. Please don't feel nad about the correction. Thanks.
      objective_trumpet

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

    Step2: Comprehension.
    1. To summarize a wildfire and a hurricane happened in different countries and it had a global response and also an impact.
    2. The government coordinated a response and it was global.
    3. Yes,the response was global.
    4. Different groups of people would be affected in different ways because their resources are not the same.example the rich may have some savings to backup than the less vulnerable or poor.
    5. What would have happened if the government did not coordinate a response and if they had been proud of themselves and taken it into their own hands.
    Challenge question:
    The political implications of each event was that the government lost a a lot of resources due to the extreme weather events.

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  • 159162_2.jpg EXPERT: Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG
    29 Apr 2020

    If two people experience the same event but have a different perspective, would you say that one of them is wrong?

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG's comment 30 Apr 2020

      No because if two people experience the same event, the damages caused by the event may differ from the two. One person may lose a house and the other may lose a car by the same event. This therefore means they will have different perspective.

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    2. global-conversation.png curious_brain | Fadhili Junior School | Kenya
      Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG's comment 08 May 2020

      No.It cannot be wrong because we see things in different ways and that does not mean that our views are wrong.It just means that there is a reason as to why we have seen it that way and not in a different way.

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  • 159162_2.jpg EXPERT: Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG
    29 Apr 2020

    I agree, do you think there are any other benefits of hearing first-hand accounts?

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG's comment 30 Apr 2020

      The benefits of hearing first-hand accounts are that;
      1. It enables you to give accurate information.
      2.It enables appropriate measures to be taken in solving a problem.
      3.Researchers can rely on it in making their analysis since they are verifiable information.
      4.It avoids distortion of information and gives a clear picture of what has actually happen.
      5.Also government can make take concrete measures on an event which has happened. For example when hurricane occurs and destroy valuable properties, the government may need a true picture of properties destroyed and know the amount of money which may be needed to compensate those who have lost their properties.

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        enigmatic_weasel's comment 30 Apr 2020

        Thank you for your response, it is very detailed. What do you think would be the impact of an unreliable first-hand account?

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    Step 4 ii
    People that are affected most are vulnerable.
    Community response towards extreme weather
    1. Education on social media.
    2. Fire 🔥 service centres are placed at vantage points in the area.
    3. Toll free numbers are always announced on electronic and print media
    4. Water hydrants are also placed at vantage areas in our community to help the fire service personnels to top water in emergency situations.

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  • 159162_2.jpg EXPERT: Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG
    29 Apr 2020

    It does sometimes feel very scary, and there's a lot at the moment that we can feel sad about. Can you think of any positive examples of how your community has responded?

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

    OPTICAL REFLECTION:
    The corona virus has impacted in people's lives both in a positive and negative way.
    ON HEALTH:
    Negative way:
    Due to the virus, many people have lost their lives, others have also lost their families, friends and loved ones.
    Positive way:
    The virus has made people very cautious about their health. An example is how to wash our hands frequently and how to keep our bodies and surroundings clean.
    ON FINANCE:
    Negative way:
    The virus has kept workers at home.Due to this many businesses have collapsed. The government is also spending huge amounts of money to help people which is affecting the economy.
    Positive way:
    The virus has paved business ways for people who produce nose masks, soaps and most important hand sanitizers.
    ON FREEDOM:
    Negative way:
    The virus has destroyed our freedom of movement because people are now forced to stay at home since they are scared of contracting the virus easily. Christians are now unable to attend churches so as Muslims are unable to attend their various mosques.
    Various groups who have felt the impact the most include:self employed workers, government employed workers, schools, churches, mosques and many other groups.
    In my community, precautions have been made in order to reduce the spread of the virus. The government has also taken upon himself to supply food, water, electricity and many other needs of the people who need them.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    We have to ask directly from people who have experience extreme weather events to get accurate information,to avoid distortion of vatile information. And to get relevant source of information. Because third person may either pick out vital information or add irrelevant information.

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  • 159162_2.jpg EXPERT: Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG
    29 Apr 2020

    Thank you for this, can you explain further how extreme weather can lead to people losing money?

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    1. global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG's comment 30 Apr 2020

      I think the extreme weather events indirectly and directly causes people to lose money. It's indirectly ability to cause people to lose money will depend on how heavily the economy has been hit., because if the economy is hit hard you get to pay a lot of tax,
      and you pay more for electricity, food prices become expensive. They become expensive because the economy need to be brought back to it original state after the extreme weather event and as well help the affected persons. Not only does extreme weather events have the power to upend the lives of local residents, it creates a substantial expense for government, businesses and individual residents. Large disasters such as hurricane Harvey and Katrina, have left tens of billions of dollars in damage in their wake. For instance, in the wake of the hurricane Katrina and Rita - which decimated refineries in the Gulf region within month of each other - the price of gasoline spiked by roughly 30%, dramatically increasing the transport cost for both consumers and businesses. Not only are the cost of impact of the extreme weather events financially borne on individual property owners in affected areas, the public also pick up a large part of the tab through local and federal disaster fund, also, homeowner insurance policies that pay for much of the rebuilding afterwards. Statistics show that from 2000- 2009 saw 59 billion dollars events in the US, at an average cost of 52 billion dollars. And the 1990s saw even fewer large weather crisis, 52, which cost an average of 27 billion dollars per year. America has note physical assets in vulnerable areas than in the decades past. Much of the recent housing growth has occurred in the coastal reasons and in river floodplains. So in short all I am trying to say is the greater the impact the more individuals loses their money. The frequent the extreme weather events happen, the costlier the financial impacts. The direct impact is whether it code damage to commercial building, and homes or the need to repair roads and power lines.

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        proactive_agency's comment 30 Apr 2020

        Thank you for your response - it looks like you've researched this well! I think you are right, there are indirect and direct causes to financial losses due to extreme weather. In your example of the hurricanes, what do you think would be classed as a direct impact?

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  • global-conversation.png agreeable_poem | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    29 Apr 2020

    In kenya we are experiencing extreme weather right now,most parts of the country are flooded,houses,domestic animals have been swept away,people are sleeping in cold and some deaths have been reported.
    The most affected individual are children,the elderly and women,due to the floods,most children get malaria and some even die,but we are grateful to the government because they are doing all they can to provide shelter to the affected people.

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    it is important to hear from people who have been affected directly because listening to them speak about what they went through 1. They will be comforted to know that people care and want to hear how it happened. 2. One is likely to learn a thing or two from how they dealt with the situation as it occurred 3. They are the best to narrate exactly what happened

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    1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      amiable_honeydew's comment 09 May 2020

      So do you think they could help avoid extreme weather since they were the experienced victim?

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

    STEP 3
    What happened?
    . It was a tornado that occured in the last decade.It was one of the world's worst tornado outbreaks on record.Four days,362 tornadoes and more than 320 people dead.Hardest hit was a day on which at least 200 tornadoes terrorized the south.The tornado tracked 132 miles.The entire four days even unleashed swarms of tornadoes.It produced more tornadoes than that in a single afternoon.It was unprecendented and horrifying.
    Impacts.
    It caused about 160 fatalities.The twister destroyed more than 700 homes and 500 businesses.More than 200 people died and about 302 got injured.It caused an estimated 2 billion in damage.
    Response
    Houses that were destroyed got rebuilt.People who were affected were cared for.The response was not much because the damage was too much.But the people who were not affected tried their best to help those who were affected.

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  • global-conversation.png patient_raccoon | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    STEP 3
    Flooding affected Central and Eastern Europe several times during the decade. Poland was the most affected in 2001, while Germany, Romania, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia suffered the most in 2002, with thousands of people evacuated. More recently, in 2008, Germany was hit by a large number of thunderstorms with hail and tornadoes and in 2009 some countries suffered from similar floods to those observed in 2002. In 2010, flooding in the Danube river basin caused severe damage. (2001-2010)
    STEP 4

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  • global-conversation.png excellent_photograph | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    29 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear directly from the victims of extreme weather events because their accounts of their own experiences are vivid and actually depict the true essence of how intense or how mild their experiences were. Obviously, due to factors such as response time, the type of extreme weather event, preventive measures in place and many others either reduce or increase the intensity of an extreme weather event. This alone is capable of making a significant difference in the experiences of various victims of extreme weather events.

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  • global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    In my opinion, and my knowledge of the issues facing our world, extreme weather events and their effects are very similar to the Corona virus, as the Corona virus has killed thousands of people just as the extreme weather that caused the killing of people and the destruction of their homes. Society did not target a specific group of people just like the harms of extreme weather, as each form has a special effect that impedes the daily life of the world in different ways, such as hurricanes that prevent air flying and impede the movement of people and did not target a specific group of the world's population. Be, if we look at the positive side of the matter, experts in the weather expect that the high temperatures, which are represented by the high heat waves, will eliminate the Corona virus in the world.

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      positive_lemon's comment 30 Apr 2020

      I like your comment that extreme weather and the coronavirus don't 'target' specific groups, but that it can affect all people. However, I do not think there is any evidence to suggest that high temperatures in heatwaves can eliminate the coronavirus.

      Do you think that there might be groups of people in society who might be more at risk of being affected by extreme weather than others? If so, who?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Natalie Ainsworth, Induction Programme Lead @ KPMG's comment 01 May 2020

        My general knowledge of Corona virus is that the virus does not live in elevated conditions or temperatures, so scientists and experts expect the virus that it can be eliminated or reduced when temperatures rise or heat waves.
        In my opinion, extreme weather affects all groups of society and does not target a specific group, but there are groups or some people who are affected who are more vulnerable to this matter because they did not take precaution and did not take safety and safety measures.

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

    STEP 2
    1.Extreme weather is a weather event such as snow, rain, flood or storm that is rare for the place where it occurs.
    2.Global.
    3.Yes it was successful.
    4.Some will feel comfortable and some will not feel comfortable.
    5.Why was the people live in the poverty line.
    Sunligth enhance while extreme temperatures depresses mood finally,hot weather is associated with enhanced aggression.

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  • global-conversation.png patient_raccoon | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    STEP 4
    HOW HAS EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTED PEOPLE'S LIVES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD?
    The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. These impacts threaten our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breath ai

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_conclusion | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Every time a severe air strike causes a major loss of property and life
    Natural disasters pose a serious danger to small, low-income countries because they can quickly eradicate a large proportion of their domestic production
    Weather fluctuations greatly affect human health, which increases diseases and causes colds, high temperatures and sore throats.
    Developing countries are the groups most affected by extreme weather because their income is limited, so they cannot undertake projects to prevent the occurrence of extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png patient_raccoon | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    These impacts threaten our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and the weather we experience. These three occupations could be heavily impacted by changing climate conditions as human fueled global warming continues to impact everything from air quality to rising sea levels.
    1. Pilots
    2. Construction workers
    3. Mail Barriers
    Climate change in Ghana is projected to affect its vital water resources, energy supplies, crop production and food security. With its three Northern regions the most vulnerable, Ghana is already experiencing increased extreme weather conditions with higher incidences and more prolonged periods of flooding and drought. High temperatures will further increase, and rainfall patterns will be less predictable. More intense rainfall is expected to increase erosion, while less total rainfall may decrease the water flow. The country's vulnerability is largely due to dependence on the production of crops that are sensitive to climate change, including cassava and cocoa, and by lack of agricultural diversification.
    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    HOW HAS THE CORONAVIRUS IMPACTED PEOPLE'S LIVES. STUDYING HEALTH, FINANCE AND FREEDOM
    While the economic impact of a given pandemic may not be long lasting if the underlying cause is contained quickly, the vast spread of COVID-19 means were likely in for a more protracted downturn.
    The biggest pandemic in modern history was the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919,during which many service based businesses suffered double-digit losses.
    Government interventions, such as sending money directly to households, may have less impact when stores are closed and people are fearful of even receiving packages at their door.
    The advent of a pandemic is a good time for workers to shore up their emergency funds and make sure they're prepared for a possible job loss.

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_parrot | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    29 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the event is that it makes your empathy for the person grows higher or stronger since when it is said on the news the news broadcasters don't usually put their self in their shoes .

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      loyal_parrot's comment 03 May 2020

      Interesting idea. However, wouldn't you say that the Australian journalist put himself in the Johnson family's shoes by visiting where they lived?

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

    STEP3: An extreme weather event that happen in the last ten years: DERECHO.
    a powerful line of thunderstorm brought widespread wind damage to much of the Southern Great Lakes,several reports across the region as 60-90mph winds roared across the area. it happened in USA.(west Virginia)
    the response was not global. The emergency medical service and hospital resources in west Virginia helped after the storm.
    THE IMPACT:
    1. widespread power outages: an estimated 1,300,00 west Virginians were without power in the aftermath of the storm.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_conclusion | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2020

    Snow and hail fall and cover the mountains in the Emirates
    In this context, the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment is working to push forward the application of procedures and requirements for adaptation to the repercussions of climate change, in line with the national program to adapt to climate change, in order to enhance the country's goals to achieve a sustainable future for present and future generations.

    The UAE has made remarkable efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change by establishing sustainable projects, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the Cabinet’s approval of the National Climate Change Plan 2017-2050 also confirms the country's leadership in climate action.
    Adversely affecting the lives of workers and people

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_music | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    30 Apr 2020

    The Virus is spreading and you can't really avoid it like the hurricane in the second video and also the first one about the fire. They are all part of global warming,people lose their jobs and their homes just because of this.Now, the virus is spreading faster and faster,people who are infected and don't know about it yet will spread it, making it even worse.It usually takes 1-14 days for the symptoms to start appearing. Although i heard in the news that somebody needed more than 14 days, ex:28 days or even 2 months! All the hospitals are now full and people in Hong Kong had to wait for more than 2 days to get in the hospital,and they will only cure young kids or adults.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      trusting_music's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Do you have some evidence to support your claims here? For example, which newspapers are writing about the situation in hospitals?

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_music | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    30 Apr 2020

    According to the video, the fire was near the house,if they were still in the house than how can they live?

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

    The Caribbean Nations have been hit by devastating extreme weather most expecially Haiti. Hurricane Matthew struck the island nation of Haiti.This resulted in severe consequences. It is estimated that over 100,000 people died. It also resulted in the outbreak be of cholera. Large acres of farmlands were destroyed. There was shortage of food and potable water. Government buildings and residential areas were affected. Thousands of people were displaced and rendered homeless. The international community on realising the severity of the hurricane provided relief items and donations towards the rebuilding of the country.

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

    STEP 1
    We saw in the video that there was a fire.Someone can go and tell people that it was a tornado or a storm.When someone also goes and share the wrong information,people will not feel much sympathy as compared to the affected person talking about it.The way and manner the person displays his/her emotions hinders people around the globe to help the affected person.The person must be asked about the event into details so he/she can be helped.A problem said is a problem solved.How the video was portraying the people was nice.On some television channels,when a problem arises and leads to a debate,they call the right people t verify from them.That is a right move.Those in the video who were asking the questions are doing the right thing.Lets all copy their example.
    Thanks for reading.

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  • global-conversation.png compelling_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 1 1 - Because they are the ones who lived the event and they are the ones who will tell us what they have already done, and they write us with a term called the actual reality, and people will not believe them except because they do not add to what exactly they were limited or excluded from it. 2-No, not everyone will get the same experience because everyone has different experiences from others in life, and also from my point of view, each country has a different ritual than the other, meaning that the same experience cannot be limited.
    Step 3 1- Forest fires 2- It is very dangerous because it threatens the lives of humans, animals and all living things, so there are many countries with a high economy providing medical and financial aid. 3- Fires destroy life in forests and trees, the death of many animals and people, and the state’s economy collapse.
    Step 4 1 - The harsh weather has badly affected people, as there are a lot of victims annually because of it, and therefore the countries of the world have provided financial aid, first aid, and much more to the affected countries. 2- The people who lived through feeling were the ones who made the most 3- My community tried to support and support people with crises such as fire and their need to resist it

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 4:Different countries experience different weather conditions therefore different situations are affected. Some of these situations are health,finance and work.
    The impacts on health due extreme weather are, climate change increase the temperature, more frequent heavy rain and run off and the effect of stom. Health

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 4:Different countries experience different weather conditions therefore different situations are affected. Some of these situations are health,finance and work.
    The impacts on health due extreme weather are, climate change increase the temperature, more frequent heavy rain and run off and the effect of storm. Some of the impact may include gastrointestinal illness like diarrhea ,effects of body's nervous and respiratory system or liver and kidney damage.
    With the impact of the finance, there are two impacts, first the physical risk, thus risk that can cause direct risk on financial market in the form of higher and more volatile losses for the insurance industry and possible operational risks such as the closure of bank branches.
    The second risk is transitional risk, thus poses by the policy and technological changes necessary to achieve a greener economy. With this policy makers take the required action to decarbonize the economy and if technological development are made financial attraction, carbon-sensitive assets tied to the utilities, energy, transportation, industrial and other sectors could lose value.

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 1
    It is better for the victim to tell their experience because they will give the right information,details and how him/her was affected than a stranger or witness.
    -Everyone do not have the same ordeal, some may lose their lives or family while luckily some will lose some properties and not their lives
    Step 2 (comprehension)
    AUSTRALIA
    They experienced drought and wildfire.It affected the animals over 1.25 animals died and they suffered long term damage etc.their response was national.
    HAITI
    Hurricane and tropical storms, over 900 people died and 2.1 million people were affected,their response was national
    Step 3
    Ten years ago USA experienced southern plains drought. their was 95 related death
    In Nigeria,ten years ago we experienced flooding, desertification. It affected health because of the disease spread.

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  • global-conversation.png effervescent_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    30 Apr 2020

    It is important to hear from eole who have exerienced this events before because they could advise us on ways we could prevent it from happening to us. maybe he or she didn't prepare well or missed out somewhere that's why they were victims

    Not everybody would have the same experience of these events

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

    Extreme weather can be described as an unplanned and severe weather that causes a lot of damage and pain to the people and place of occurance.Definition and cause of extreme weather vary from place to place,meaning there are different definition and cause of extreme weather.Some examples of extreme weather are:
    heatwaves,wildfires,storms,flood among others.
    2.They responded both nationally and globally.
    Nationally because government asked people to evacuate affected are,people who were affected were cared for by the government,firefighters were sent to put out fire and large aircraft dropped water at affected area.
    Globally because people around the globe donated money to help affected people and also help was received from International Aid Organisations.Some countries like the United States also helped by providing sheets to rebuild broken down houses.
    3.Yes because it benefited only the people of Australia.Australia was a very well developed country so it was easier for them to adapt.
    No because the people of Haiti suffered and were more affected.The country was not well developed so they can't adapt and will continue to feel the impact.
    4.When we are living in the same country and an extreme weather occurs,we will all feel the impact.When people die,our population will decrease.when animals die,we will not get meat and other wants we get from them also when farms are destroyed,business suffers and there will not be enough cash crops to be exported,therefore the country becomes poorer.
    5.I will like to ask that are all extreme weather a natural phenomena?Should we all be ready and expecting extreme weather?How do we know that there will be an extreme weather?
    CHALLENGE QUESTION
    The prime minister of Australia didn't take any response when there was an extreme weather so i think he doesn't deserve to be the prime minister.
    Also the people of Haiti were angry because there was no response from the government about the extreme weather that occured.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    People around the world are scared.The corona virus has shaken the world.
    People are dying.When someone is sick he/she is scared to go to the hospital for them to be quarantined for about 14 days without seeing their families and also no home cooked food .You cannot be visited by anyone.People no longer go to work.Only health workers are allowed to go to work.People are also increasing the prices of sanitizers.We the children can't go to school.No one can travel in and out of a country.Goods are not exported leading to suffering of businesses.
    For the impact everybody around the world has felt the impact.Health workers are working extra hard.Because we don't work,business has suffered.The nation becomes poorer.People have died.People cannot be visited by their families.
    In my community if you do not practice social distancing you will be arrested by the police.If a pastor organizes church service he/she can be arrested.Just recently a pastor was arrested for holding church service.Currently about 3,500 people have been arrested for not practicing social distancing.Schools are closed,no one is supposed to go to work.I really miss school but because of Burnet News Club(BNC),we can learn effectively.Every student around the world should take part.It is really educating,sharing your ideas,learning new things from friends around the world.

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

    STEP 3
    RESEARCH
    EVENT
    1. On 16 August 2018, a severe floods affected the south Indian state KERALA,due to unusually high rainfall during the Moonsoon season.
    RESPONSE
    1.All districts of the state were placed on red alert.
    2.Over 3274 relief camps were opened at various locations to accommodate flood victims.
    3.The Government cancelled Onam celebrations and allocated funds to relief effort.
    IMPACT
    1.Over 483 people died.
    2.140 people got missen
    3.One-sixth of the total population of Kelara were directly affected by the floods and related incidents.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 3:
    The weather is one of the most important factors affecting human life, existence and behavior, as it has an impact on food, as it plays a role in the nutritional output of plants and animals. Leading to the state's economic and financial weakness, as well as potential links between climate change and health are among the most controversial topics of our time as the number of patients increases as a result of severe weather events
    There is no doubt that the world is threatened by the effects of climate change, but developing countries remain at the forefront of this negative harvest to pay a high price and bear the cost because they do not have the means and budget sufficient to face this weather and therefore are most vulnerable and damaged The developing countries' submission to the problem of climate change in a more intense and harmful way pushes it to reduce expenditures on productive projects and promising productive programs to cover the costs of facing climate change. With the vulnerability of developing countries to reconstruction and reconstruction, there are many effects that will effectively affect the prospects for growth and development in the near term.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 2
    Haiti
    Event:
    Hurricane Matthew
    Heavy rainfall which destroyed a lot of crops and homes .

    Response:
    United nations supported them.
    Countries throughout the world supported.

    Impact:
    Many people were affected through break down of their houses 🏠.
    A lot of farm lands were destroyed.

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  • global-conversation.png communicative_boysenberry | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    Steps 4
    Some times weather is extreme causing destruction and death .Too much rain cause flooding ,Too much hot weather for long periods of time without any rain can cause drought , Huge storms with strong winds ,such as hurricanes and tornadoes ,can do agreat amount of damage to buildings and crops .and increase tempreture alow the transmission of vector borne disease.

    People who lives in poverty ,older adults and the immigrant communities .

    Adaptation to climate change and extreme weather events by ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that inerease productivity and production ,that help maintain ecosystems ,that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change drought ,flooding and other disasters.

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

    Extreme weather events can be avoided under certain circumstances. In Ghana for instance floods normally occur as a result of poor drainage system. Water is not able to flow through the drainage because they are too small. Due to this when it rains small, the drainage overflows causing flooding. In June 2015 flood which occurred at circle in Ghana was as a result of poor drainage system. The government therefore should construct large drainage systems in the country which will allow water to flow through it without overflowing the drainage. They should also avoid constructing open drainage system but rather closed drainage system.

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

    STEP4:
    extreme weather has rendered people homeless,some extreme weathers have effect on the body like heatwave some get heat rashes and other related diseases. lots of people may not have the money to continue with the normal life. as for work because of extreme weather they would lose their jobs.
    i think the poor and vulnerable have felt the impact the most,widows,orphans,the aged,children.
    in my community when there's an extreme weather we have some organizations that help those who have felt the impact the most and i think that is a great idea and i recommend it for other communities.

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

    Extreme weather event such as drought normally arises due to human activities. High emission of pollutants from big companies depletes the ozone layer which adversely affect our environment. It is important that the whole world come together to a consensus to fight global warming. They must be united in this effort and agree to cut some emissions of pollutants such as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In Ghana, deforestation, that is cutting down of trees have been associated with increase in temperature. We have to put a stop all these practices which do not help our environment.

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      enigmatic_weasel's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Thank you for your comment enigmatic_weasel! You say that we must be united in our effort to cut emissions down, can you think of any examples of how we can do so? Can you think of any ways in which we could encourage a global united effort?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 30 Apr 2020

        We can be united to reduce the emissions if we set a goal for the whole world to follow. For example the world can agree and institute a carbon tax. If a certain amount of money is placed on a carbon per ton pollution generated, countries will limit the amount of carbon pollution they generate into the atmosphere.
        Also we can be united by helping each other financially. Most developing countries for instance depend heavily on firewood to prepare their foods thereby cutting trees anyhow. If such countries are being supported by providing them cylinders, it will avoid the unnecessary cutting down of trees.
        The world should know that we are each others keeper. We all need the help of one another in order to progress. A country may be endowed with a certain resource like crude oil which may not be found in another country but may be needed in that country. That country may also be endowed with gold which the other country may also need. Both countries will be better off if they decide to trade. So in this situation, it could clearly be seen that when countries come together to achieve a common purpose, they all benefit.

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

    Step 4
    Optional reflection
    1. The coronavirus has impacted people's lives in many ways.
    In terms of health, with the negative aspect, when people with weaker immune system contract the virus, it makes them suffer more. With the positive aspect, people who have not yet been infected with the virus are taking preventive measures to prevent contracting the virus like washing hands frequently with soap under running water,wearing a face mask and sanitizing their hands when there is no soap and water available. In terms of finance, with the negative aspect, since the virus can settle on a dry surface for a long period of time, the virus can settle on money which many people use. If traders who sell and collect money from buyers don't wash their hands immediately they are done, they are also likely to get the virus. If they don't survive, the country loses people who help the economy to grow. Families lose people who will provide for their needs.With the positive aspect, some countries like Ghana have started producing their own hand sanitizers and saving money.In terms of freedom,with the negative aspect, workers who go to work are affected by the lockdown as they would have to stop going to work. This also affects their money or income. Students who also go to school have been asked to stay home. With the positive aspect,the lockdown has also helped some students to use more time to learn. Like me, even if there is restriction of movements,I spend a lot of time reading and as a member of the BNC
    2. The people who have felt the impact the most are the poor and vulnerable,the weak and those who are deficient in physical strength.
    3. My community has responded by staying at home. If we have to go outside,we should wear a face or nose mask and take a sanitizer along just in case there is no soap and water.

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

    Countries which have majority of people below the poverty line are the most affected by extreme weather events. They find if difficulty to bounce back to normal life since they live in abject poverty. Due to this international bodies like IMF, UN, USAID etc should normally intervene by helping those countries when they are hit by extreme weather events.

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    1. Screenshot_20200324_165750.jpg Molly @ the BNC
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 30 Apr 2020

      Can you give some examples of why a country with lots of people living below the poverty line might find it harder to recover from an extreme weather event?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Molly @ the BNC's comment 30 Apr 2020

        The reason why most people who live below the poverty line find it difficult to recover is that, they don't have enough money which they have saved to meet these unforeseen circumstances. They normally spend what they have and also don't insure their properties against any disaster. It's not that they don't want to save but rather the money they have in their disposal is inadequate. Unlike the rich who are able to save some of their disposable income, the poor are not able to do so.

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

    Comprehension
    1. Wildfires in Australia .
    2. The responds was national because it was within the country.
    3.Yes the responds was successful because helicopters were made to release water to the affected areas and also fire personnel came to the aid of the affected people.
    4. Different groups of people can be affected in many ways if they have also been infected by the wildfires.
    5. I would like to ask that can't extreme weather be prevented from occurring.

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  • global-conversation.png quiet_bell | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    Are you going to write about the positive side of these phenomena because you look at the empty half of the cup, so there is always hope

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_conclusion | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    We must listen to those who lived the event itself because it is more honest and realistic and everyone who heard the event differs from those who saw and heard the event

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

    I think it is important to hear directly from the affected people because they will say exactly what happened and how it happened but if we hear it from other people, they may add or remove some ot may add some,that is why I think it is important to always hear information from the horse's own mouth.

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

    I want to know what the world as a whole is doing to curtail the impacts of extreme weather events? What are they doing to reduce the emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere which also contribute to extreme weather events?

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.(CORONAVIRUS).
    HEALTH: in its positive aspect people have paid a lot of attention to hygiene,washing of hands,using hand sanitizers etc also in the negative aspect, it spreads very fast and to those who have come into contact with it irrespective of your status.
    FINANCE: in its positive aspect people produce PPE's locally like Ghana,in its negative aspect people are losing their jobs and are becoming poor.
    FREEDOM: in its positive aspect people are getting time to stay with their family and also learn a lot of things like the way i do using my leisure for the BNC activities,its negative aspect is that people are restricted to go anywhere.
    the people who have felt the impact the most is petty traders,street hawkers, small scale businesses .
    my community has organization so during the lockdown they helped those who could not afford the hand sanitizers,masks and foodstuffs which will support them during this difficult times.

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

    Why is it that extreme weather events such as hurricanes and floods are being predicted by weather forecasters to warn people so that the prepare for it but extreme weather events such as earthquakes and volcanoes cannot be predicted? What account for it?

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  • global-conversation.png quiet_bell | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2020

    I think that the severe weather and bad weather phenomena affect agreat and bad impact on the life of the individual and society, and among the problems that the international community suffers from is the states enonomy being harmed,which affects the individuals life negatively .Among the problems that affect the individual are the large payment of taxes,the increase in the price of electricity, and the rise in food prices until the state Restoring the economy to normalcy. Also, there are many countries that have been destined for and destroyed by these natural disasters, such as the San Francisco earthquake, which killed nearly 3000 people and reached its losses are 400 million dollars, and there is also global warming and climate change, which threatens extreme weather events more than177 millions people have suffered from nearly 300 natural disasters, including droughts in China and Africa, and the floodsin Asia, resulting in material losses of more than 15 billion dollar. These disasters increased the economic and human problems that threaten the world.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    In 2020 Extreme weather in the form of tornado happened in the USA which destroyed many lives.

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      honorable_dog's comment 30 Apr 2020

      What were the impact, that is which properties were destroyed, how many people lost their lives and the economic value of properties destroyed? This gives a better picture of what actually happened.

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  • global-conversation.png tough_spring | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    30 Apr 2020

    I am impressed by the positive attitude of this Australian family while they are facing this horrible tragedy, they lost everything but not their heart.

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      tough_spring's comment 03 May 2020

      Well done for keeping positive!

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    After watching the two videos I struggle to how I can help to prevent such extreme weather events from happening. Nothing readily comes to mind but prayers ....any ideas please?

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      smart_mode's comment 01 May 2020

      Can the impact of them be prevented or reduced? For example, using warming systems to predcit where and when events might happen.

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

    The coronavirus pandemic seemingly has brought the world to a standstill. Here in Ghana a partial lockdown was imposed by the government in the some regions with the covid-19 cases. The government's handling and management of the spread of the disease has been commendable. On seeing the house hardships brought about as a result of of the lockdown , the government lifted the ban and urged people to observe safety precautions. People have been urged to observe social distancing to curb its spread. But many people are not adhering to the protocols. Local authorities have therefore imposed a total ban on market days. Surely this ban will increase the difficulties that the less-privileged are facing became a lot of people can not decide what to eat until the breaks. They go out to do casual jobs before they can feed their families. So our attitude can also contribute to the rapid spread or eradication of the coronavirus pandemic

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_lion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    30 Apr 2020

    Step1: It is important to hear directly from people who have experienced the events so as to know how it affected humanity.
    Not everyone would have the same experience of these events.
    Step 3: An example of anextreme-weather event that has happened in the last 10years is the Southern United States drought which occurred between year 2010-2013.
    It was linked to 95 heat-related deaths which dried up most of Central Texas water ways. More than 80% of the contagious United states were affected. It led to decimated crops, death of over mill million cattle, decrease local water and food supplies It was the worst seen drought in the country in 70 years
    Response: There was a ban on outdoor burning for 251 of the 254 Texas countries.
    Impact: Water systems actively implement water conservation measures.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_region | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    30 Apr 2020

    " the reporter may sympathise but can't feel the real impact of the victim, still it's the best way to report the news via those who lived it. I believe the news should be taken with precautions but for stories like this couple who lost everything it is important to give them voice

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

    Extreme weather events impact in many cases can be avoided by laying good drainage system, avoiding dumping of refuse into gutters, evacuating people from disaster prone areas etc. This minimizes the cost of damages and lost of lives. With coronavirus, since it is a communicable disease that is its spread from person to person, what we can do to minimize the impact is to adhere to social distancing protocols, wear face mask and also stay in the house if you have nothing to do in town. This could go a long way to curb the spread of the virus.
    The virus has affected the economies of most countries and therefore it is important for international bodies like IMF to provide assistance to countries who are in financial difficulties as a result of the virus. This will at least support their economies and reduce the burden it have on them.

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_lion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 4: OPTICAL REFLECTION
    Coronavirus led to the death of both young and old, restricted freedom because it is contagious and also lockdown in Lagos, Ogun state and Federal capital territory in Nigeria. Lagos state and Federal Capital Territory are majorly affected by the virus.
    The Governor of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu ban interstate travel, not more than 7 passengers in board of vehicles carrying agricultural produce within and outside the state. More so, eateries and restaurant are expected to open between 9am-3pm

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  • global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    STEP 1: Why is it important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the events?
    . Would everyone have the same experience of these events.

    It is important to hear directly from the people who have experienced the events because the they are the one one who knows what happened at the event and they are the people can tell you the truth about what happened. No it's different from how everyone will experience their own.

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  • global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    When will it stop ?And what can we do to stop it.

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

    Corona has impacted in the lives of people in so many ways. People are terrified of even going to the hospital because they think the hospitals are the hotspots for the virus. All manner of people have felt the impact the most especially the vulnerable.

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

    STEP3:
    A FLOODING AND FIRE TRAGEDY:
    JUNE 3 DISASTER IN GHANA.
    On the 3rd of June 2015, a terrible incident took place in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. As noted for raining to take place in the month of June, a very terrible flooding and fire tragedy took place. The rains started on the 1st of June as a normal raining day , went on to the next day also as a normal day. On the 3rd of June, the rain started as normal but around 12pm, the heavy rain started. After sometime,the roads began to flood then later stretched out to the residential areas . Everywhere was flooded leaving nowhere to be a safe place. Nearby was a Goil fuel station whose fuel tanks were affected by the rain. Due to the extent of the rain, a tank at the fuel station exploded leading to a fire outbreak. This made the situation even worse.Some people were taken away by the floods others too were burnt in the fire .Over 300 people lost their lives and over 100 people were severely injured.
    The flooding was a cause of chocked gutters,construction of buildings in the way of water,lack of drainage systems and more.
    The government and others donated money, food,clothes to the surviving victims and sheltered those who became homeless.Victims who lost their lives were given a respectable funeral.
    Due to this incident, many lives were lost,others lost their families, friends loved ones and properties.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      cheerful_region's comment 01 May 2020

      Have any changes been made in how to deal with future floods and heavy rain?

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    Step 2- AUSTRALIA.
    ECONOMY
    1. GDP (average amount of wealth) per person:57,500 dollars.
    2. 12% of people live below the poverty line.
    EVENT
    1. The main event was wildfire.
    2. Also there was frequent droughts and extreme weather.
    RESPONSE
    1. Huge aircraft dropped water onto affected areas.
    2. 3,700 firefighters tackled the fire at any one time.
    IMPACT
    1. Around 1.25 billion animals were destroyed and 2,500 homes were as well destroyed.
    2. An estimated 27 million hectares of land was destroyed.
    HAITI
    ECONOMY
    1. GDP (average amount of wealth per person: 868 dollars.
    2. 53% of people live below the poverty line.
    EVENT
    1. Hurricane that brought torrential rain and powerful winds
    2. Food crops that fed people and were exported for business were destroyed as well as many homes, roads, bridges and communication lines were wiped out.
    RESPONSE
    1. Before the hurricane the government ordered people on similar islands to be evacuated and banned boat trips.
    2. International government and international aid organizations such as the American Red Cross and World Food Programme (WFP) helped, supported, provided and organised relief efforts.
    IMPACT
    1. Over 2.1 million people were affected and over 1.4 million people needed support which included shelter, food, clean, water and access to toilet facilities.
    COMPREHENSION
    1. Wildfires and hurricanes are extreme weather events that can disrupt the activities of man.
    2. The response to both extreme weather events were global.
    3. It was not successful on a way and that is because, both governments delayed and handled the situation poorly at the beginning that led to loses and it was successful in a way because, the both governments made a quick come back to pit the situation under control before it grew worse.
    4. Different groups of people will be affected by this in diverse ways the vulnerable, women, aged and children.
    Vulnerable: the vulnerable are affected because most are homeless and have nowhere to live and others are physically charged.
    Aged: the aged will also be affected because they have respiratory and health related diseases such as high blood pressure due to the scorch of the sun, asthma and other related diseases.
    Women and children(girls): the woman and children(girls) are also affected because, in recent times climate related threats such as drought, floods and disease outbreaks and gender based violence are well mitigated through policy and programme mainstreaming, the vulnerability of those most affected, especially women and children(girls), cannot be effectively addressed.
    5. What can we do to prevent gender based violence due to extreme weather especially against women and the girl child?

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    The impact of coronavirus on our lives are really difficult. It has had an impact on our good manners such as greeting. This is because the Center for Disease Control and Prevention initially urged people to opt for an elbow bump over handshake, greeting have now become a no go area. That will have an impact on young people in the from greeting, and in the African culture a sign of disrespect.
    It has positively affected hygiene. This is positive because it will teach and enstil in humans the act of washing our hand regularly and thoroughly and the use of alcohol based sanitizer. This will help improve our hygiene everywhere we go.
    It has affected education in two ways. It has affected us in the negative way by halting all school activities, study's online will be difficult as some schools will find difficulties and parents will find of difficult to help their wards data. It is also positive because it will create an opportunity especially in Africa for online learning.
    It will have an impact on health in a positive way because it will how reliable our health systems are. And it will affect us in a negative way by putting lots of pressure on the hospital and doctors.
    It will have an impacts on our finances negatively because the prices of items in groceries, petroleum and obvious transport to increase. And will affect us positively because from the production of PPEs people can get some money into their pocket.
    It will have an impact on our freedom such as movement because we can go out anywhere to spend time with our families and appreciate nature and we cannot go or celebrate festivals as well as not being able to go to school, again our movement are restricted. It will also have an impact of our freedom of worship because we are a lock down an there are bans on public gathering and we are unable to worship.
    To say the homeless, market women, hawker and everyday worker will feel the impact. The homeless street children will have nowhere to stay and are at high risk an infecting other also they may not get money, food and other things from people as they used to in the past because of coronavirus. Market women, hawkers and everyday worker will be affected because they work to get money everyday before they can eat.
    The community has responded positively by adhering to the precautionary measures and helping the poor and needy in society by giving out food and other stuffs to them so that they can survive.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      proactive_agency's comment 01 May 2020

      A really detailed reply here thinking about lots of perspectives.

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_lion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    01 May 2020

    Step 2: RESPONSE
    1. In Australia, Government provided support to control the fires while in Haiti, International Government provided support.
    2. Furthermore, in Australia, Government instructed people to evacuate the affected area while in Haiti, Government instructed people on smaller islands to evacuate.
    3. Moreso, in Australia, The National Bushfire Recovery Agency help to provide relief efforts while in Haiti, International and Organizations provided and organised relief efforts.
    4. In Australia, individuals across the world gave money to support relief efforts while in Haiti, Individuals across the world donated money to emergency appeal.
    5. In Australia, the Prime Minister faced criticism on how he handled the crisis while the Government of Haiti faced criticism by the citizen because of their slow response.
    EVENT
    1. In Australia, from summer 2019 to early 2020, fire raged and the sudden floods in January helped to control some of the fires. In October 2016, the hurricane that raged led to torrential rain and powerful winds in Haiti.
    2. In Australia, lives and properties were lost while in Haiti, lives, food crops and road bridges were destroyed.
    IMPACT
    1. In Australia, an estimated 29 people died while in Haiti, an estimated 900 people died.
    2. In Australia, 2,500 homes were also destroyed while in Haiti, over 2.1 million people were affected.

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_lion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    01 May 2020

    COMPREHENSION
    1. The extreme weather greatly affected the economy.
    2. The government and individuals across the world made attempt to handle the crisis which was a National experience.
    3. The response was successful.
    4. Different groups of people would be affected by the event as a result of the sudden death and huge loss.
    5. Are the measures taken to provide support rigid enough to prevent the crisis from re-occuring again?
    CHALLENGE QUESTION
    The Political implication the event had was a frequent experience of droughts and extreme heat in Australia and tropical storm in Haiti.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    Continuation of Step 4: On work people are facing many problems because they are not working to get the exact money they want . People have been fired just because their managers don't have money to pay them .Moreover people such as the government, people in the country and some private workers are affected much. l say this because the government must make sure that the citizens are safe and the people must be home and they will be hungry when there is no food.The government has given money to the people who have loss their buildings and have located them to another place.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    Please I want to ask people from another schools a question the question is " If future generations do suffer from severe climate change, who will they hold responsible? "

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    1. global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 01 May 2020

      They will blame we the current generation because we didn't control severe climate change.

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      opinionated_honeydew's comment 03 May 2020

      Interesting question, what is your response?

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    3. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 09 May 2020

      They would have to hold the weather responsible because we were not the one who brought the weather.

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  • global-conversation.png breathtaking_chameleon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    Step (1 )
    It 's very important to hear directly from people who have
    experienced the harsh events because sometimes it spreads rumors . I don't mean are fales, but it maybe exaggerated .
    In my opinion,of course,not every one will have the same experience because there are many countries that doesn't occur in of the floods or hurricanes, but this doesn't mean that it wasn't exposed to extreme weather such as heat waves, but it differs from one region to another .

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  • global-conversation.png witty_frog | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    Step 1::-why is it important to hear directly from the people who have experienced because we must try to live the painful bitter reality that they lived and the horror they felt as a result of these unfortunate events, because no one can explain the experience as her really experienced and this gives us the true nature of these unfortunate incidents and therefore we can share their sorrows and help them with what is necessary and it's not necessary that each person has the same experience from those experiences because it's possible for a person to learn from events that occurred in his life while another person is lenient with the same events and doesn't learn from him, because experience is acquired in different ways from one person to another depending on the open mindsets and capabilities of people.

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    Bushfire from nearby forest caught up their houses 🏠 and burn them into ashes and they have lost everything of their possession.
    I'm honorable-dog from State M/A Primary |Ghana.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    Step4:
    The weather is one of the most important factors affecting human life, existence and behavior, as it has an impact on food, as it plays a role in the nutritional output of plants and animals. Leading to the state's economic and financial weakness, as well as potential links between climate change and health are among the most controversial topics of our time as the number of patients increases as a result of severe weather events
    There is no doubt that the world is threatened by the effects of climate change, but developing countries remain at the forefront of this negative harvest to pay a high price and bear the cost because they do not have the means and budget sufficient to face this weather and therefore are most vulnerable and damaged The developing countries' submission to the problem of climate change in a more intense and harmful way pushes it to reduce expenditures on productive projects and promising productive programs to cover the costs of facing climate change. With the vulnerability of developing countries to reconstruction and reconstruction, there are effects that will effectively affect the prospects for growth and development in the near term. I live in the Mediterranean basin, where the climate is mild, so these natural disasters do not happen in our region, and if it happens, the governments will provide supplies and subsidies to the affected people and compensate them It carries out repairs and reconstruction operations in areas affected by these disasters.
    Step3:
    Hurricane Katrina was the most damaging hurricane of all tropical hurricanes in the Atlantic during the 2005 hurricane season, one of the five fiercest hurricanes in the history of the United States of America and the seventh largest hurricane in the Atlantic at all, and this most costly natural disaster
    What happened?-
    Hurricane arose from the sea and its strength diminished after reaching land. Hurricane Katrina arrived in Florida as a first-class hurricane on August 28, 2005 after crossing Florida. Katrina's strength increased to reach the fifth degree with a wind speed of 175 miles per hour (280 km / hour), then the intensity of the hurricane fell to (25 miles) / Hour) upon arrival in Louisiana
    ?What do you reply-
    The hurricane was responding at the federal and local levels: the Federal Crisis Management Agency provided logistical assistance and formed a network of volunteers to resettle the population in safe locations. The Bush administration has requested that $ 105 billion be earmarked for the region's repairs and reconstruction
    What is the effect?-
    The catastrophe caused oil production, import and refining operations to stop in the Gulf of Aden and consequently had an impact on fuel prices, caused blackouts and infrastructure damage, and unemployment increased due to the damage to the agricultural sector, the main source of jobs in that region, the number of deaths reached 1833 and hundreds of homes were destroyed and the financial loss was about One hundred billion dollars.

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  • St-Barnabas-logo-250x250.jpg lively_lobster | St Barnabas C of E Primary School
    01 May 2020

    Coronavirus has affected people by destroying people’s life’s for example, there has been lots of people that that have died just from the virus. Thousands of the U.K would still be here if it weren’t for the Coronavirus. It has effected our world. Most of the world can not even have education at the minute. Year 11s can’t have a prom, they can’t do GCSEs.Y6s can’t have a school play, can’t do SATS which depends on which set we are in in high school. It’s just not fair! I am in Y6 and me and my class are heartbroken because we can’t have a proper goodbye and we are missing out on a lot of things, you couldn’t believe how much pain we were in ! It has also affected businesses. Businesses can’t have any money because they can’t work ! It has mostly affected key workers and NHS staff I know a lot of people that have been ill with this virus and people aren’t following the rules you must stay at home and don’t spread the virus . It started in China and ended up spreading across the whole world.

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  • St-Barnabas-logo-250x250.jpg gentle_parrot | St Barnabas C of E Primary School
    01 May 2020

    I think all the wealthy countries should donate as much as they can to the countries that really need it.

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    It's quite reasonable to have people who have been hit by an extreme weather event tell their story. This is because they have experienced it and can tell their stories on the impact of extreme weather better. I think those who unfortunately experienced the impact of extreme weather events should be made ambassadors of conversation on extreme weather.

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      serious_fruit's comment 03 May 2020

      That's a very logical idea. Well done!

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  • global-conversation.png helpful_tradition | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    I believe we must hear directly from those affected. first we can show empathy and that could give us a clear idea how things are difficult in such circumstances as some of us do not believe how difficult events are, but when we meet these people and speak to them, we can recognize how difficult it is,. we feel sorry for them but what is more important is to start thinking seriously how to help and taking vital actions to relief them, talking to people in troubles is something hard but it develops the sense of humanitarian support and I think it makes us more grateful to be blessed and safe...one way or another, it could make us better people.

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  • global-conversation.png zestful_opinion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    01 May 2020

    I find it very educative and interesting,the global weather is an issue that concerning every individual in world.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    Extreme weather have impacted lives negatively throughout the world.Both the rich and the poor have had their share of the event.through such events, some have lost everything.Nations have collapsed.Now let's look at the impact it had on the following areas.
    HEALTH
    1.Through this events,the affected people go through a lot of thinking which is not good for their health.
    2.There is so much pressure on the health system of the country since a huge number of casualties were recorded.
    FINANCE
    1.Huge sums of money is needed to bring back the economy of affected countries.
    2.Government spend a lot of money in tackling extreme weather events.
    WORK
    1.There will be high level of unemployment in the country.
    2.Businesses will collapse
    3.People can't go to work.
    On the group of people who will fell the impact most is the vulnerables or the poor people because for them if the Government doent respond to their cry,they have nowhere to go.for the rich, some even get their properties insured so in case of any disaster they get back what ever they lost through the insurance company.To add more,the rich also have enough money to replace whatever was lost.so its the poor people in the society that suffers most.
    In my community, I remember there was a high rainfall which led to flooding in many homes.some of the response were:
    1.The nearby neighbors donated some items to the affected people.
    2.The chief in our community also donated food stuffs to the affected people.
    3.The Assembly Man who serves as the Leader in the community visited the victims and donated some money to them.
    4.The youth leader in the community lead the youth in the community to educate the people on safety precautions when such events happen.

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_history | Gaza Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2020

    STEP "1"
    -Because it is a more accurate and reliable realistic experience than the person who lived the experience
    -Certainly not, because every person has his circumstances and his story

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  • global-conversation.png creative_spring | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    Extreme weather and climate-related events affect human and health by causing death, injury and illness,as well as having large socioeconomics impacts. Some of this events include heatwave, drought, wildfires,duststorms, flooding rains,castelflooding, stormsurge and hurricanes.
    We all recognize that the situation with the spread of the coronavirus is very serious and could well get worse this affects us all.
    Extreme weather is one way that people experience climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_chocolate | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    Optional Reflect
    I think one of the things my community can do to cope with extreme weather is reducing water waste - saving water reduces carbon pollution. That’s because it takes a lot of energy to pump heat and treat your water. So take showers 🚿, turn off the tap while brushing your teeth 🦷 . Research into climate change coping strategies regard climate change as an environmental stressor. There are also maladaptive coping strategies that people can engage in like avoidance, diversionary tactics, unrealistic optimism, wishful thinking and resignation. Governments measures to combat Covid 19 has profound implications for everybody’s fundamental rights including right to life, right to health etc as mapped by a new Fundamental Right Agency (FRA) reports. Governments responses to stop the virus 🦠 particularly affects the right of already vulnerable or at risk people such as the elderly, children, people with disabilities, Roma, or refugees etc. Respecting human rights and protecting public health is in everyone’s best interests. It focuses on four issues underlining the need to carefully and regularly asses the impact on people’s fundamental rights as governments react to the ever developing pandemic, Covid 19 :
    1. Daily life: Government responses have had a wide-ranging impact on fundamental rights such as the rights to freedom, of movement and of assembly, as well as rights relating to work, health, and education.
    2. Vulnerable groups: Some people are more vulnerable than others, for example, the elderly, children, people with pre- existing medical conditions, Roma, refugees, homeless people, prisoners, and people in institutions.
    3. Racism: The COVID 19 pandemic triggered an increase in racist and xenophobic attacks particularly against people of perceived Asian backgrounds.
    4. Disinformation and data protection: Almost all EU countries face disinformation on the pandemic many collect data to help curb the spread of the spread of the virus 🦠.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_tradition | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 May 2020

    1.It is important to hear directly from people affected because sometimes people don't believe stories unless they are gotten
    from those who were affected. It will also prevent false information from being shared.
    2.Yes, it is very common in developing countries because the cost involved in obtaining information from people directly affected is a bit costly compared to information obtain from secondary sources, that is those who are not directly involved. In Ghana for instance data collectors always rely on information from bloggers and websites which sometimes give information which are not accurate.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      reliable_tradition's comment 04 May 2020

      Thank you for your comment. Would all first-hand experiences be entirely factual? For example, can two people witness the same thing but re-tell it in different ways? Why?

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    02 May 2020

    Australia, economy.
    GDP-57,374, people who leave on the poverty line is 12 percent.
    Response.
    1, evacuation.
    2, the formation of the national bushfire recycling agency.
    Impact.
    Loss of 27 million homeless.
    2, 29 people died.
    Event.
    Long drought.
    2, extreme heat

    Haiti.
    Economy.
    GDP- 868.
    2, people who leaves on the poverty line is 83percent .
    Event.
    Torrential and powerful wind.
    2, tropical storm.
    Response.
    Inertnational support.
    2, banishment of boat trip.

    Impact.
    1, 900 people died.
    2.1 million people affected

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  • global-conversation.png fascinating_recipe | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    02 May 2020

    step1:
    1- It's important to hear directly from people who have experienced the events, let us know what they feel, because they are the only ones who can express themselves well
    2- Concerning the question if everyone could have the same experience of these events, the answer is logically it basically depends on the geographical characteristics of the region, but due to the extreme weather and climate change that the earth has been experiencing these days that could happen anywhere to anyone.

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  • global-conversation.png fascinating_recipe | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    02 May 2020

    Step2:
    Australia :
    Economy:
    1. GDP ( average amount of wealth ) :$57,500.
    2. 12 % of people live below the poverty line.
    Event:
    1. A long drought.
    2. Extreme heat and wildfires.

    Response:
    1. Evacuation
    2. The formation of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

    Impact:
    1. Loss of an estimated 27 million hectares.
    2. 2,500 homes were destroyed.


    Haiti:
    Haiti:
    Economy:
    1.GDP(average amount of wealth) per person: $868.
    2. 53 % of people live below the poverty line.

    Event:
    1. Hurricanes and tropical storms.
    2. Torrential rain and powerful winds.

    Response:
    1. International governments gave their support.
    2. Banishment of boat trips.
    Impact:
    1. Farms were destroyed.
    2. An estimated 900 people died. Impact:

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  • global-conversation.png fascinating_recipe | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    02 May 2020

    Step3:
    1-This happened in Palestine winter 2013, a strong unusual storm with massive amounts of rain hit the area, that led to floods in the low areas in Gaza, rainwater covered homes, farms as well shops due to the failure of water drainage pumps due to frequent power outages and strong winds destroyed a lot of crops and animal barns, This storm has caused a great loss to a lot of people who had lost their homes and their source of living..
    2- What is the response?
    Due to the unfair siege forced on Gaza strip, it was a very hard mission to help the victims. However, people in Gaza did their best to handle the big matter, firstly people were saved and taken to a safe area, big electrical generators were used to rerun the pumps that caused the disaster, many friends, relatives, NGOs societies and some countries were a real help.
    3- What was the effect?
    -unfortunately, some people were killed and many were injured, 1500 families lost their houses moreover many people lost their source of living.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      fascinating_recipe's comment 04 May 2020

      You've highlighted that political issues can affect our responses to extreme weather. Can you explain to students how responses can be affected?

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      1. global-conversation.png fascinating_recipe | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 05 May 2020

        Troubled political conditions can halt entry of any foreign aid, medical supplies and outside experts with experience on how to counter and stop pandemics or bad weather. For instance, the troubled political weather here in Gaza has caused the COVID crisis to be a much greater threat as no medical instruments or lab equipment are allow thus, preventing us from doing regular checkup and reserving the COVID testing equipment for the most suspicious of cases and not any citizen. It has also caused a major lockdown for all institutes and colleges which impacted the economy negatively and saw the amount of poverty rapidly increase as people who worked day-to-day can no longer provide for their families.

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  • global-conversation.png fascinating_recipe | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    02 May 2020

    Step4:
    1-The Corona pandemic, which suddenly afflicted the world, created a huge hole in the world, which affected the economies of countries, freedom of movement of people inside or outside their country, and people's health in general
    2 -On the health level: the elderly and people with chronic diseases, as well as infants, are affected
    On the economic front: the Corona pandemic has led to the collapse of global exchanges, for example, the case of China and America.
    But I think this is a bright side because pollution produced by factories and smoke are being reduced, which helps the ozone layer and provided other aids to nature
    As a student that so significant as schools are closed, students have to practise E-Learning, actually I think virtual learning is a special experience, it gives me the chance to develop some skills, like joining the global conversation project helps me to develop my English language as well raises our awareness towards global issues like extreme weather, in addition, self learning strategies make me feel stronger and more independent.

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_football | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 May 2020

    STEP 1
    A picture number 1 damage, tluman and material losses
    A picture number 2
    The hurricanes wasted years of effort
    .To benefit from their caution and caution experiences
    .everyone has their own experience, but they shave large amounts of losses
    STEP 2 HAITI
    RESPONSE in the day before the hurrican the government ordered people on smaller island to be evacuated to leave and it banned about trips
    The government was criticised for being slow to respond and many citizens were angry that they were not provided with relief
    IMPACT
    Farms were destroyed so people didn't have food supply and businesses suffered over 2.1 million people were affected
    Event
    .in October 2016 ahurrian hait Haiti the brought torrential rain and powerful winds
    Many homes were destroyed and roads bridges and communiat lines were wiped out
    AUSTRALIA
    event
    After record breaking temperatures in 2019 and along period of drought fires raged throught AUSTRALIA from summer 2019 to early 2020 torrential rain in January and February helped to extinguish some of the fires but also caused flash foods
    Response
    the government co ordinated a response a cross the country to control the fire
    People were told evacuate leave the affected area
    Impact
    .Around 1.25 billion animal died and 29 people died
    .Ecosystem will suffer long term damage
    .COMPREHESION
    Extreme weather is an extreme or premature weather phenomenon and it is very strong

    .global
    How do you feel after you lost everything
    The government provided assistance to many people either financially or morally
    STEP 3
    Typhoon Haiyan:
    The Philippines, Micronesia ,China and Vietnam were involved in 2013 and it was the most destructive and bloody in the history of the Philippines specifically this hurricanes also known as Yolanda is believed to be the strongest typhoon ever to hit the region it speed reached about 314 km per hour and caused about 12,000 lives and financial losses estimated at 686 USD the right affected eleven million people and most of them became homeless
    STEP4
    These changes have led to many environmental risks to humans health the adrerse effects of climate changes are experienced by poor and low income societies a round the world wich are characterized by large levels of exposure to the influesncing environment factors of health weilt and other elements the most affected people are workers and farmers
    The most affected are agriculturalists and works
    Hariba remained weathered in this extreme weather

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_radio | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    02 May 2020

    STEP 4.
    How has extreme weather impacted people’s lives in different parts of the world? Think about things like health, finance and work.
    Ways in which the Weather Affects the economy.
    1.. Lost Productivity
    Significant storms preclude many workers from being able to report to their jobs and that can create significant declines in revenue for the duration of the inclement weather, or even a much longer period of time.
    2.Spike in Sales
    Extreme weather tends to incite fear amongst the general population. Common behaviors in response to dangerous forecasts include filling up gas tanks and stocking up on essential items such as nonperishable food, water, flashlights and batteries, in the event that power outages ensue. While such behaviors can pump significant money into local economies, this effect is usually temporary.
    3.Incite Innovation
    Extreme weather can also inspire companies to innovate in preparation for future occurrences. For the winter season, products that have become commonplace include snow chains for automobile tires and snow blowers for quick snow removal. In anticipation of tornadoes and hurricanes, innovators have developed products like hurricane shutters, doors that can sustain heavy wind-pressure and concrete walls.

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_radio | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    02 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    How has coronavirus impacted people’s lives. Think about things like health, finance and work.
    Most people see COVID-19 as an economic crisis first, health risk second, survey finds.
    The economic impact of coronavirus is a rising strain across the world.
    Concerns about employment and businesses have rapidly increased since February, particularly in Italy, France, the UK and the US. In these countries, economic concerns appear to have risen more steeply than concerns relating to the level of threat posed by the virus.
    In Kenya, many people have lost their jobs because of this pandemic that has shaken the world. Some families even sleep hungry because they don't have money to buy food. Some children have escaped from home because their parents are not earning enough.They have decided better to pickpocket others out there. The people who have diseases like cancer, kidney failures and other diseases are supposed to go out of their country so as to be treated. Now it's so rare for them to be treated because all flights have stopped traveling.

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  • global-conversation.png playful_violin | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    03 May 2020

    Step 1:

    1. It is important to to hear directly from the people who have experienced the events because that's how you can really know about the whole situation, the victims can describe the situation more directly, and you can know how does those victims feel about the whole event, how much pain they are having, or how much damage did the event cause them.

    2. no, they don't. Some events may cause more damage and injuries, but some may be lighter, having less damage and injuries. And different people will have different feelings and the event may be so bad in some places, but some places will be less affected.

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  • global-conversation.png helpful_tradition | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    03 May 2020

    Coronavirus has had a major impact on human life. Health: As you can see, people all over the world are affected by this virus, thousands died, millions are being infected, people in most countries in the world are curtained.
    . The economy is affected badly, for example, China was the largest country that exports products, but now, there is no way for China to export its products and the same for a lot of countries which is leading to heavy economic losses everywhere.
    The world now is like to be a big prison for people, borders and airports are closed so individuals couldn't travel..Can you imagine that due to the siege against Gaza people here have been experiencing this situation for over 14 years, it's so hard to leave Gaza so we are so sorry for the people who have to experience such severe situation, I pray all the time for all people including those in Gaza to be released to move and travel freely.
    concerning social issues, coronavirus demands social distancing so I can't hug my friend or kiss my grandma neither going to school to meet my friends, that makes feel so sad, however, I won't break the regulations and I will stay home, going on my E-Learning, practising some hobbies and having fun with my family, by the way, staying at home makes us a closer family now we can do many things together. I hope coronavirus is over sooner not later inshallah,



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    1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      helpful_tradition's comment 09 May 2020

      How has Coronavirus help the individual's abilities?

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  • global-conversation.png smart_expression | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    03 May 2020

    According to what i have seen in the pictures its so sad that Australia has suffered a bushfire, no one in the world would want anybody to be in such a situation.My question though is had it been seen coming? were there any preliminary signs that mother nature had sent as a warning?
    The haiti case is no different ,too sad that they are victims of extreme weather conditions.

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  • global-conversation.png blissful_measurement | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 May 2020

    Step 1
    Because they are the ones who witnessed this disaster and affected their psyche.
    Depending on their living conditions.
    Step 3
    Tsunami in Indonesia 2018.
    And a doctor told Metro TV in Indonesia that at least 30 people were killed in the city of Palo on Sulawesi island after being exposed to the region by a strong earthquake and tsunami (tsunami) and the tsunami hit the city of Palo after it was exposed to a violent earthquake of 7.5 degrees after to Many buildings were destroyed and residents were forced to leave their homes in fear.
    Step 4
    1- Impact of disasters on health:
    Lead to serious injuries and there are some cases that lead to death.
    Impact of disasters on the economy:
    There is a difference between rich and poor countries in terms of economic losses.
    Impact of disasters at work:
    Keep people away from work.
    2- Population living in poor countries.
    3 - I cannot answer this question precisely because there was no severe weather in my country, but some small floods occurred and we stayed in our homes for several days.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_expression | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    03 May 2020

    corona virus has had a severe impact on the world economy; the third world economies are the ones who are suffering the most. case study being Africa, leadership in African countries has been on trial severally be it on matters pertaining democracy or even education.
    The corona virus pandemic has hit Africa hands down, there are no facilities to fight the rapid multiplication of infections, food is also a major setback to fighting the virus; most people are living from hand to mouth therefore having them on total lockdown requires provision of basic needs like food stuffs.

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  • global-conversation.png impartial_knowledge | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    03 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    corona virus has a very huge impact on my community .we have stopped social gatherings and even if it is urgent not more than 25 can go. They have closed schools . since the numbers of the cases have risen up to 2,074 the work of treatment has become very dangerous it has made the gorvenment increase their pay by 50 percent allowance an also the gorvenment have been distributing nose masks and alchohol based hand sanitizers. this virus has impacted most on students and teachers because teachers haven't ben able to collect their pay and students can't learn.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_memory | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    03 May 2020

    The news that hits the headlines is one that people have most interest in. A news reporter needs to know what people want to know information about and write on it. By doing so,this information will become the headline as the people are desperate to know about this event or happening.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 May 2020

    The impact of extreme weather on our lives is difficult, as it has an impact on all walks of life, where it causes directly and indirectly to lose money. The indirect ability to cause people depends on the extent of the economy’s damage. People will pay a lot of taxes such as the electricity bill and the high price rise to restore the economy to its original state and produce Many diseases from harsh conditions such as high temperatures lead to forest fires, which exacerbate the poor air condition, which threatens asthma and breathing problems, and a huge amount is spent to provide relief materials for disaster victims. This money could be directed Z last sector of the economy The majority of the adverse effects of climate change are experienced by poor and low-income communities around the world, which are characterized by large levels of exposure to environmental factors affecting health, wealth, etc. ... In addition to low levels of ability to adapt to climate change
    My community has responded positively to this phenomenon by adhering to precautionary measures and assisting those affected by providing food and other materials so that they can survive.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_memory | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    03 May 2020

    In addition, when a country experiences extreme weather the people expect explanations on the impact, the response and all other information.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_memory | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    03 May 2020

    Some countries might not have enough. If they do not work hard, they will be destroyed completely because some do not even know where to start with their lives anymore.

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    1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      awesome_memory's comment 09 May 2020

      How will they be destroy completely if they do not work hard?do you think hardwork could solve the problems awesome_memory's?

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_memory | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    03 May 2020

    It is important to hear directly from the people so you can have an idea and some tips to follow. You never know if you might experience something like that.

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  • global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    03 May 2020

    Step 3 - Hurricane Harvey

    What happened? On August 17, 2017, Hurricane Harvey was formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It hit Texas and Louisiana in August 2017. There are 68 direct deaths and 39 indirect deaths.

    What is the response?
    . The Red Cross prepared over 21 shelters for people to take refuge.
    . Mayor Sylvester Turner set up the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will help
    people affected by floods.
    . Best Friends' Relief Fund also brings aid to animals affected by natural disasters. . . The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offered
    supplies to
    recover the damage made by the hurricane.

    What was the impact?
    . Over 13 million people were affected by the hurricane.
    . 738,000 people asked for aid to the FEMA, who gave out $378 million to support
    them.
    . About 10,000 people got stuck in their homes.
    . US$125 billion was lost due to the hurricane.

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  • global-conversation.png generous_llama | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    03 May 2020

    STEP 3 : In winter 2018 our country Tunisia witnessed heavy rains that turned into floods, a city next to ours called Nabeul in the North east was full of water and many families lost their furniture, their animals and farms. Damage that cost 10 million dollars, more than 800 houses totally ruined and 3 deaths. In our school we collected donations, blankets, food, money and we joined voluntary organisations in visits to the city to clean houses from mud and help families. When they described what happened we felt pity but we also felt guilty why the responsibles didn't take precautions.

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  • global-conversation.png receptive_fish | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    04 May 2020

    Extreme weather life-threatening reasons: 1. One may be killed during the storm( or any other extreme weather ) 2. One may die because of destroyed food supply ( starvation ) 3. One may die because of isolation in the wilderness caused by extreme weather.
4. One may die because of diseases caused after the extreme weather 5. One may die because of serious injuries caused by
    extreme weather or just mild injuries but lack of medical care

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  • global-conversation.png fierce_beaver | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    In the last ten years there were heatwaves in Australia so the heatwaves caused a wild fire .the response was for the people living near there were to move the impact was nature was destroyed and animals had no home

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2020

    Step(1):
    We all know that extreme weather negatively affects the health,economic,agricultural field and other fields.
    And it destroys homes ,buildings and this is happening all over the world.
    This is exactly what was shown in the videos in step (1).
    •In the event of these natural disasters we collect information about these disasters and its causes and affect on the population.
    Many go to Social Media and blogs to get information about this disaster it maybe correct but not as accurate as it should be and it does not clarify the actual reality as it should .
    Therefor it is important to hear directly from the people who experienced the event to get information accurately and monitor its impact on the population accurately and transparently and to limit the transmission of flase news that may spread fear and dismay among the population and to combine obtaining information from the internet and hearing directly from people we can hear directly from the people who lived through the event and move it as a video to blog and social media.
    •No,not evreyone got the same experince .
    There are similar factors that are grouped them and there are different factors between them .
    For example ,in Australia the whole population (men,women,children,elderly) faced a similar factor except the same extreme weather ( Australia fires )
    As for the different factors, some of them lost their home,the other lost their car and some lost their family.
    The expreience of those who lost his car are different from those who lost his family .
    In each of them he discovered things that differ from the other ,so the experiences are different.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2020

    Step(3):
    The extreme weather that I want to mention is Hurrican Guno,which occurred in 2007 in the sultanate of Oman and it had little effect on Iran and Emirates.
    •what happened is that a hurricane hit the country in 1\July\2007 with thunderstorms and severe rain and it end in 7\July\2007 .
    •the response was swift by the country:
    1-they closed the ports .
    2-they closed airports.
    3-they closed export terminals .
    4-Declare a state of emergency .
    5-Asking coastal dwellers to move to safer areas.
    6-The Ministry of Education cooperated with the Civil Defense to allocate schools and playgrounds as safe havens for the population.
    The influence :
    1-Electricity cut off from the capital.
    2- Major communiction networks are interrupted.
    3-Floods accur.
    4-The number of the afflicted reached 20 thousand and 50 people died.
    5-Water supply interruption .
    6-He left around $4 billion in damages and losses.
    But the country refused international aid and they cooperated with each other to compensate for the losses and damages that have beffallen the country.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2020

    Step(4):
    Evreything has its pros and cons but when talking about extreme weather, we only mention its destroy factorise ,bullding and hospitals and it reducds job opportunities and it affects food security and famine may occur in the country and it adversely affects the health of the population and the pressvre increases on hospitals that were jot damaged in addition to the difficulty of movement,transportation,communications,and cutfing internet lines.
    This negatively affects the worlds population and raises fear and anxiety among them but it also has positive effects,as it works on conesion and cooperation with the population to face extreme weather and always makes them ready to face it.
    But I want to say that the affect on the population is different the affect of extreme weather on the population in developing countrise differs from that in developed countries.
    Many people are affected by extreme weather, most of them :
    1-He who has lost his family ,his home and all his possessions .
    2-The population of developing countrise is more harmful than the population of developed countries.
    3-The poor are more than the rich.
    4-The eldery,children and wamen because of their poor health and need for care more than others.
    •Palestine has a moderat climate it does not happen in many extreme weather but if it happens ,I expet that the palestinian community will work together to face this extreme weather, and schools will become shelters and we will get support frome UNRWA and neighboring countries.
    Thank for your reading.😊

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    1. Supporter.jpg EXPERT: Rose Musa | Guest Moderator
      genuine_tornado's comment 04 May 2020

      Have you already seen a difference in support from UNRWA since the US cut their funding?

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_wildcat | Global School | Scotland
    04 May 2020

    Turns out that they’re worse things than coronavirus happening all over the world.

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    1. global-conversation.png awesome_memory | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
      trustful_wildcat's comment 04 May 2020

      True
      Unfortunately, the corona virus is a bit harder to control than extreme weather events since it is a sickness and anyone can get it known or unknown. But, for extreme weather events, you can have actions taken before or after any hazards.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        awesome_memory's comment 04 May 2020

        Can you always take actions to prevent the impact of extreme weather events?

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  • global-conversation.png peaceful_petal | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    04 May 2020

    The sadness attatcjed to this disasters always occur among the developing countries. In my country, the developing states and villages always experience flooding because of poor drainage. This tend to claim more lives and property damage. As for the pandemic, it affects each and everyone of us because it has deprived us from some necessities such as going to church, greeting people, attending functions and seminars, the most drenching is education. We can't learn in school and the online classes are not helping for people who do not have access to fone or internet. This is what our world is facing and it is killing and eliminating millions of people

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    1. Supporter.jpg EXPERT: Rose Musa | Guest Moderator
      peaceful_petal's comment 04 May 2020

      What measures have been put in place to prevent future floods where you're from? If there haven't been any, what do you think could be done?

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    2. global-conversation.png trustful_wildcat | Global School | Scotland
      peaceful_petal's comment 05 May 2020

      We are still meeting with our church on zoom, me and my brother made a Lego animation of the Easter story to share the gospel.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_memory | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    04 May 2020

    COMPARISON SHEET
    HAITI
    ECONOMY
    1. GDP [average amount of wealth per person] = $868
    2. 53% of people live below the poverty line

    EVENT
    1. Hurricane

    ENVIRONMENT
    1. The environment often experiences tropical storms

    RESPONSE
    1. Aid was provided or donated by people around the world
    2. Days before the hurricane smaller islands were evacuted

    POPULATION=11.4 million

    IMPACT
    1. 900 people died
    2. Over 2.1 million people afftected

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      delightful_snow's comment 04 May 2020

      Can you say why?

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    In our country over 100,000 people were affected by the floods.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      delightful_snow's comment 04 May 2020

      Can you tell us more about this, delightful_snow?

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      1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 04 May 2020

        Since it is not the first this event has occured,the government should investigate and find out the causes and then come up with a suitable solution, preferably a permanent one.
        For example
        *Bursting of River banks
        *Flooding of rivers
        *Houses being swept away
        *Loss of lives
        *Destruction of crops and animals.
        These things happen every time we have an extreme weather such as floods( heavy rainfalls)
        The government should also evacuate people from the affected areas then provide them with food,clothes and shelter.

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  • global-conversation.png meticulous_koala | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Pray for Kenya and Tanzania

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_tradition | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 May 2020

    from my point of view as a girl live in Gaza city we everyday suffers from several actions after the wars , extreme weather,diseases and others .SO not all first hand experiences would be all entirely factual everybody has his personal experience which differ from one to another .YES, TWO people can witness the same thing but retell it in different ways for example Muslim express his culture in his way which differ from christian in drinking alcohol for muslims they refuses this but christians it is agreed .

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      reliable_tradition's comment 05 May 2020

      Thank you for sharing your personal experience. What do you think is the most effective way to share your personal stories? Does your thinking ever change when hearing about events from someone else's point of view?

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  • global-conversation.png charming_pie | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    05 May 2020

    I think they (Government) ought to give a few havens or fundamental requirements for the most influenced individuals. They ought to likewise give some cash to the individuals who lost their homes with the goal that they could construct their homes. I additionally imagine that they should give some ethical help to the individuals who lost relative because of the fire, for they should be extremely miserable.i also think that the other countries must help and support for the crieses.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Where did the extreme weather start from?

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    How can we prevent our community from the extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png charming_pie | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    05 May 2020

    The extreme weather depend on different factors in the world such as Drought
    1. Extreme Heat 2.Extreme Precipitation 3. Hurricanes 4.Tornadoes 5.Wildfires
    You have to see in wildfire of Australia and hurricane of haiti

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  • global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2020

    It is important to hear directly from people who have experienced the event and the experience for several reasons, including:
    1. Non-proliferation of false news and false rumors, which spread panic among the population of other countries.
    2. To live while we are at the heart of the event, to prepare ourselves and take precautions to prevent and minimize the damage caused by this extreme weather.
    3. Because people sometimes do not believe the stories unless they are obtained from the people who experienced the event

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_peak | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    05 May 2020

    I feel very sorry for the families in Australia losing their family members because of extreme weather.

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    1. global-conversation.png nice_duck | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
      trustful_peak's comment 08 May 2020

      Oh, thats no fun! :(
      i understand them and you

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_tradition | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2020

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, i think the most effective way to share my personal stories is to retell it to my friends all over the world by writing mini essays and published it through instagram and facebook. MY thinking is not easily changed but if someone persuade me a bout his view logically i can agree him. CAN i ask you a bout your important steps you depend on to be successful in your life ?

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    07 May 2020

    It will be right to hear from people who are directly affected because many people will not act until they get the information from the people who are directly affected.

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    1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      quickwitted_piano's comment 09 May 2020

      What if the affected person doesn't tell the truth?

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

    STEP 1-It is important to hear directly from
    them so as to hear to tjeir opinions and see if we can help them in any way.
    2-not every one will experience these events because when an event happens in a particular area it doesn't mean that it will happen in every places.

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

    STEP 3-1:WHAT HAPPENED.
    there were tornedoes,plownburts,thunder storms tropical cyclones which hit alot of places.
    2:RESPONSE.
    The authorities needed to raise citizens awereness,also there was need to be a greater policy emphasis on strategic ,protective measures to megitate extreme events and also desisions were to be made by those in authority.
    3:IMPACT.
    it led to the decrease of people starvation.

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

    STEP4:REFLECT;HEALTH.
    many people are exposed to certain life harzadious chemicals and dust, eg

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg mindful_volcano | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    07 May 2020

    I feel bad for the people who are suffering , i wish i could help them. The children are not as lucky to have a life like we have to be safe in a home and a endless suplie of food and resorces . to build up all the crops and things just to be stroyed in a flash, lives lost in fires just deverstating , to be away and not know what your comng home to must be so difficult , to lose all memrobillia minus a few photos. not knowing where they are going to be living , I dont think our country would be prepaired for such drastic weathers fires floods the works , My uncles street gets flooded and they all move out sand bag the front doors up and every one is panicking and after a week or so you wouldnt have known about it as its all fixed again but this is nothing to what they are going though makes me feel so blessed.
    Two fire men lost there lives the risks are so high and dangerous you just never know when it will strike , its a life of living in fear, the impact it will have on many areas Jobs Lives and Health is unthinkable,

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    In Ghana there was a big earthquake. it began with a huge storm and a large amount of rain, The president of Ghana Announced to the people to evacuate to the nearest park. some people Hesitate to evacuate and cost the lives of four people.my Grandpa who was a policeman👮,was supposed to guide people to jublie Park , unfortunately there were some people trapt in a 🏠.my Grandpa went to save the people, he successfully saved the people but unfortunately the 🏢 collapsed on him and he died. He was remmenbed as a hero and he will always be a hero.💎🤴🤹🤼, thank you for reading.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      awesome_robin's comment 11 May 2020

      We're very sorry to hear this, and thank you for sharing your experience.

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  • global-conversation.png committed_swan | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sweden we have in the winter snow storms (blizzards). And in the summer we got drought (dry), rain, thunder storms and windy.

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  • global-conversation.png charismatic_bat | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    here in sweden we have snow storms in the winter. in the summer we have very hot weather or storms.

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_moose | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    we have snowstorms here in sweden

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  • global-conversation.png digital_groundhog | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    In Sweden we have snow during winter, alot of snow. In summer we have very warm weather and no one have AC so you littearly can't sleep

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_moose | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    here in sweden the temperature can go down to minus 30 degrees

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  • global-conversation.png constructive_deer | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sweden we hate snow storms, it's so cold and the temperature can be -30

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  • global-conversation.png focused_watermelon | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sweden we have something I would call "snowstorm". It's more common in northen sweden but it can appear in south sweden as well. It snows so much that the roads are getting blocked and you can't get anywhere! It's very cold and very scary. Here in Sweden the temperature can go down to -30 degrees, can you belive that?

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  • global-conversation.png outgoing_lychee | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sweden we have snowstorms, more in the north but sometimes in the south. That's a part of our extreme weather. You can't do anything about it except for staying inside and keep warm.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_duck | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sweden we have not so much extreme weather. In the summer we have dry and that leads to bushfires and on the winter in north we have snow storms. In the summer thats creats people most evacuate because of were much flames in the forest. In winter be a lots of snow in the north.

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  • global-conversation.png tranquil_avocado | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Okay so here in sweden i would not really say we have any extreme weathers more than snowstorms. In a snow storm you can't really see that well and it would be hard for you to not get cold by all the wind flying toward you, it would also make it so there's a load of snow outside the window.

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  • global-conversation.png eager_hedgehog | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Hello people! here in sweden we dosent have that much extreme weather, but if you live in the northern sweden you might experience a lot of snow in the winter so you might have to remove a lot of snow to drive away with your car!
    We also have mild drought in the southern sweden sometimes.

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  • global-conversation.png persuasive_penguin | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    here in sweden the extreme wether is snowstorms i the winter and bushfires in the summer. the snowstorms makes it really hard to get to school and work and the bushfires are not good for our climate.

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  • global-conversation.png kind_wallaby | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sweden in the winter we have snowstorms, small sometimes and big sometimes. In the summer when it´s very hot for a long time it can be bushfires here.

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  • global-conversation.png ambitious_bird | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sveden it's not so cold as you think, kan also get kind of hot up here. Last summer it was so hot and dry so we could not even grill outside.

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  • global-conversation.png committed_swan | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    The problem with this is if froest burns down in Sweden we don´t get so much money because it´s the bigest export for Sweden

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  • global-conversation.png nice_duck | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Oh, thats no fun! :(
    i understand them and you

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  • global-conversation.png blissful_llama | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    We get droughts in the summers here in Sweden. And from that we also get a lot of bushfires, mostly in the south but it can happen in the northern Sweden too. We solve these problems by letting airplanes drop water on part were there's bushfires and drought.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_duck | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    In sweden we have plug in to the car because to keep the car warm. And we switch car deck because the ice .

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  • global-conversation.png excited_duck | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    08 May 2020

    Here in Sweden, the outermost weaver like the north, snowstorms and it is very cold. But in the south, I think they have more problems with flooding. The extreme weather storm there creates problems in traffic, such as cars driving down the ditch. do some problems that some houses destroy.

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_ibex | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Everyone wouldn't experience the same event because even if they had the same event the experiences would be different because how the affected person or people would feel about the situation it would differ from the other person or people's experience (s)

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_squid | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Its affects the country financially, when there is a fire outbreak its affects the victims with their properties burn to ashes. The country must find alternatives to help these victims. The crucial example is the corona virus my county's authorities like the president had to donate 3 months of his pay many others to followed the good example which has helped tremendously but creating problems financially.

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_squid | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Its affects the country financially, when there is a fire outbreak its affects the victims with their properties burn to ashes. The country must find alternatives to help these victims. The crucial example is the corona virus my county's authorities like the president had to donate 3 months of his pay to help his people,
    many others to followed the good example which has helped tremendously but creating problems financially.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    09 May 2020

    Please why is our discussions depending upon extreme weather too much?

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      lovable_agency's comment 11 May 2020

      In the BNC, we study one topic over six weeks. This means all the discussion on the Hub focuses on this topic for that period of time. Spending a significant time on one topic allows us to build a solid understanding of the issue and to hear lots of perspectives on it.

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  • global-conversation.png conscientious_durian | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    2 .Because the truth must always beknow and those who suffered the event will tell the suffering that happened to them..
    3 .No , because we live in different countries and cities and the climate situation varies from place to place..
    Events :in the 2012 in Britain there were storm and floods.
    Response : Julia Singo, Chief Scientist of Meteorology, said there is no explanation for the cause of the storms except climate ..
    change, the impact flooded 5,000 properties..🌊🌊

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_petal | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    10 May 2020

    Due to the extreme weather specially in Australia wildfire has damage the animal life and atmosphere in the country. There are many people affected by the fire weather and great lose of green trees.

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg noble_owl | Portobello High School
    11 May 2020

    I think we all feel for the families who have lost someone or something.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    11 May 2020

    First of all we should accept the fact that it is real.it can happen to anyone

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    11 May 2020

    Here in Kenya we experience most extreme weather hence leading to some death of animals and sometime people and the loose of their resources.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg devoted_signature | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    11 May 2020

    I think that it is so unfortunate that the the family`s home was destroyed because the family now has nowhere to live, they also don`t have any cars any more so they can`t travel that far and they don`t have their money to buy more essential things.

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  • global-conversation.png bustling_revolution | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    11 May 2020

    here in Pakistan , the weather is very hot and extreme could not sit without electric fan or air cooler. this is due to less rain in this year and the sun shine warmly all over the world. ozone layer damage badly.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      bustling_revolution's comment 12 May 2020

      That's really interesting to hear! What are some of the implications of always needing electricity to help keep you cool? Is there any green technology that is being developed to help keep places cool?

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

    STEP 4.3.FINANCE.
    many business premiers are brought down when tornadoes and tropical cyclones attack.houses and buildings are destroyed bringing lots of loses.
    3.WORK.
    LOSS OF JOBS.
    -PEOPLE WHO HAVE FELT THE IMPACT MOST.
    the poor and those with large scale farms.
    -RESPONSE FROM MY COMMUNITY.
    evacuating from danger zones.

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  • global-conversation.png peaceful_petal | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    11 May 2020

    The extreme weather effect have affected people badly especially those leaving in developing countries. These extreme weather destroys properties and lives. It makes the people and the government spend a lot in retrieving these losses. The people affected suffer emotional trauma and they tend to stop work for sometime untill they've retrieve their losses.
    Those that are affected are people that are engraved to this events such as the developing countries and countries that are likely to face such because of where they are positioned in the globe.
    My country is trying its best to eradicate and bring better solutions for all this happenings. But the problem is that they focus mainly on the cities and not the villages and towns.

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_spring | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2020

    in palestine we live a difficult life because of wars and wars spread diseases and epidemics

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      amazing_spring's comment 12 May 2020

      Can you explain how the two things are linked?

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_spring | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2020

    step 1
    event
    1- extreme heat and fire
    2- long drought

    response
    1- evacuation
    2- the formation of the national bushfire recovery agency

    lmpact
    1- destruction
    2- diseases death

    step 2
    event
    1- hurricane
    2- flood

    response

    1- international governments gave their support
    2- banishmant of bout trips

    lmpact
    1- destruction
    2- diseasen
    3- death of plant

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  • global-conversation.png bustling_revolution | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    12 May 2020

    Step-1
    1-LOST EVERYTHING in wildFire
    A family totally destroyed his house and all equipment
    they have nothing to live there. Wildfire burt their house totally
    this is the very sad situation and they are helpless.
    all vichecles cars and equipment were burt badly. they feel very sad for loosing their home and all accessories.
    now they need help from others, who live like king and queen near the forest, but wildfire damage all.

    2.Haiti
    all banans tree damage. A lot of food shortage in Haiti.
    The people dont know how to survive for life. because they also lost everything in this disaster.
    Stage 2:

    Australia :

    Economy:

    1. Gross domestic product ( normal measure of riches ) :$57,500.

    2. 12 % of individuals live underneath the neediness line.

    Occasion:

    1. A long dry spell.

    2. Extraordinary warmth and out of control fires.

    Reaction:

    1. Clearing

    2. The development of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

    Effect:

    1. Loss of an expected 27 million hectares.

    2. 2,500 homes were annihilated.

    Haiti:

    Economy:

    1.GDP(average measure of riches) per individual: $868.

    2. 53 % of individuals live underneath the neediness line.

    Occasion:

    1. Typhoons and hurricanes.

    2. Heavy downpour and ground-breaking winds.

    Reaction:

    1. Global governments gave their help.

    2. Expulsion of pontoon trips.

    Effect:

    1. Homesteads were obliterated.

    2. An expected 900 individuals kicked the bucket.




    Stage 3:

    What occurred: Rainfall and flood, one of the most exceedingly awful in Pakistani history.

    The reaction:

    1. Oxfam propelled a crisis reaction in Spain.

    2. The United Nations advanced for $460 million to give quick assistance.

    3. The Organization of the Islamic Conference swore near $1 billion to help the crisis.

    4. Global governments, for example, Canada, China, Germany, Spain and U.K were a portion of the numerous legislatures that gave to the floods.

    The effect:

    1. The property harm cost an expected $43 billion.

    2. Passings outperformed 1,780 individuals.

    3. It prompted a jungle fever episode
    Step4

    1. Extraordinary climate occasions can put parcel of effect on Our wellbeing part since part Of individuals who persuade harmed should be taken care of at our wellbeing segment can squeeze our wellbeing segment wen there aren't sufficient wellbeing offices accessible for around to provide food for them, additionally on our account processing plants and business which are influenced can let individuals free their properties and make the economy of the nation drop down since they can't work to deliver item for the nation to endure and on work too since parcel of production lines are being obliterated and not working so parcel of individuals I'll lose they positions and when that happens they can't deal with their families.

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  • global-conversation.png bustling_revolution | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    12 May 2020

    Stage 3:
    What happened: Rainfall and flood, one of the most exceedingly horrendous in Pakistani history.
    The response:
    1. Oxfam pushed an emergency response in Spain.
    2. The United Nations progressed for $460 million to give fast help.
    3. The Organization of the Islamic Conference swore close $1 billion to support the emergency.

    4. Worldwide governments, for instance, Canada, China, Germany, Spain and U.K were a bit of the various assemblies that provided for the floods.

    The impact:
    1. The property hurt cost a normal $43 billion.
    2. Passings beat 1,780 people.
    3. It provoked a wilderness fever scene
    4.it destroyed all things.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg warm_wombat | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    12 May 2020

    I think that itis very unfortunate because many lifes and houses were lost but i also think that all of this could have been avoided because the reason they started was because of the indian rivers temperatures rising causing less rain and more fires. The reason it could have been avoded is because if climates were lower the temperature would not have rose but due to pollution and deforestation the cimate is rising causing extreme heats in places like africa and australia

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_spring | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2020

    step 3
    A major fire in lebanon in 2019 on october 13 in the forests the impact of the fire on trees and residents in this fire ,three lebanese residents were killed and led to an economic situation , such as a lack of timber

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_spring | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 May 2020

    the affects the population that is in another country or city
    affecting economic resources

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  • global-conversation.png playful_river | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    13 May 2020

    Step-1

    1. The motivation behind why it is imperative to hear direct encounters is that you can comprehend what the individual experienced.

    2. No. Everybody would not have a similar encounter of these occasions in light of the fact that isn't similar occasions that happened at the two spots.

    Step-2

    I not concur there are diverse proportion that is influenced from the outrageous climate, not same wherever on the planet.

    Effect on the Australians.

    1.29 individuals passed on.

    2.2,500 homes were annihilated.

    Effect on Haiti

    1.An evaluated 900 individuals kicked the bucket.

    2. Over 2.1 million individuals were influenced.

    Step-3 :

    In April 2015, a significant 7.8-greatness seismic tremor hit Bhaktapur in Nepal. Numerous houses, structures, and sanctuaries in the capital were demolished, and over an expected 9,000 individuals kicked the bucket, harmed about 22,000 individuals.

    Step-4 ;The poor in the influenced places turns out to be progressively less fortunate, rich individuals in the influenced zones gets poor and their lives changes ,passings of creatures and individuals are experienced ,the harm of property is seen.

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_politics | GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL JIBI, F.C.T. ABUJA | Nigeria
    13 May 2020

    Is there anything the government in other countries are doing to educate people about extreme weather?

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    1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      quickwitted_politics's comment 13 May 2020

      Yes,in Ghana for instance the WHO are sent to educate we the students on extreme weather.

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      1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
        lovable_agency's comment 14 May 2020

        Can you explain in more detail how the WHO educate people? Do they go to villages and hold classes? Do they go to schools?

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        1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
          Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 15 May 2020

          Yes of course,the WHO assemble all of the students and educate them on the situation moving around and sometimes as you said they hold classes for the students when they close school and they even pick some of the brilliant ones.

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    13 May 2020

    Giving them education can help I agree with you but do you think that family that experienced such an extreme weather don't have education?

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    It is important to hear directly from people who experienced the events because they will be able to provide you with the good information.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      lovable_agency's comment 13 May 2020

      What counts as 'goo' information? Do people who experience an event always have the whole picture?

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        Yes of course,they are the victim who experienced the events so they will be able to provide you with the actual information on what happened and it is good.

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  • global-conversation.png happy_papaya | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 May 2020

    Step 4
    We all know that there are four seasons in the year and the weather is always different and there are many pros and cons to its different and one of its positives is the downfall of water for the irrigation of the soil and the moisture of the soil and a change in the life of a person. Touching a person, he will die so everyone must stay in their homes when it rains To protect themselves from his negatives .

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  • global-conversation.png happy_papaya | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 May 2020

    Step 4

    We all know that there are four seasons in the year and the weather is always different and there are many pros and cons to its different and one of its positives is the downfall of water for the irrigation of the soil and the moisture of the soil and a change in the life of a person. Touching a person, he will die so everyone must stay in their homes when it rains To protect themselves from his negatives

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  • global-conversation.png forgiving_alligator | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    15 May 2020

    yes I agree with you. All is the best explanation of the above step.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_eel | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    15 May 2020

    I think it is really important to hear from people that have experienced these events, since experience is the best teacher

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  • global-conversation.png earnest_guava | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    16 May 2020

    Step 2:
    Australia :
    Economy:
    1. GDP ( average amount of wealth ) :$57,500.
    2. 12 % of people live below the poverty line.
    Event: Extreme weather and wildfire
    Response: The formation of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency
    Impact:
    1. Loss of an estimated 27 million hectares.
    2. 2,500 homes were destroyed.


    Haiti:
    Economy:
    1.GDP per person: $868.
    2. 53 % of people live below the poverty line.

    Event:
    1. Hurricanes and tropical storms.
    2. Torrential rain and powerful winds.

    Response:
    1. International governments gave their support.
    2. Banishment of boat trips.

    Impact:
    1. all the crops were destroyed.
    2. Approximatelly 900 people died.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION:
    1:The corona virus has impacted peoples like : the goverment have introduced curfews and lock downs.
    2:in our country the goverment have forbid tourists from coming to Kenya so this has stoped incomes in kenya and the money that the goverment had they used it to buy hospital beds for the people who have been diagnosed with corona virus(covid 19).
    3:the most people who have been most affected by the corona virus are old people because they have low imune.
    4: my comunity has responded the same way the goverment has.

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  • global-conversation.png credible_football | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    I feel so sorry for those families in Australia i think the government should take part in helping them by providing them with finances and necessary basic needs until they become stable and can now stand for themselves and for their families .

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  • global-conversation.png credible_football | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    REFLECTION
    This pandemic disease (corona virus) is not just a medical crisis but a social and economic disaster . In this case if our economy will be affected same case to our development . Many have lost their jobs including in labour markets , shops and restaurants are closed ,flights are cancelled thus the government should find ways to ensure businesses continuity this prevent further economy crisis.
    Covid 19 has impacted peoples freedom and health. In that,citizens are restricted to move from one place to another . There are no flights from one country to another , What will happen to those citizens who are in foreign countries and need to go back to their families?For instance here in Kenya there was a family who had lost their son who was a medical doctor outside the country and needed to transfer their sons remains back to the country yet no flight is supposed to leave the country or come back into the country !Now what will become of them yet they have been given 3 days to get their son's body. Therefore freedom should not be restricted generally but also they should consider such emergencies . Thank you

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  • global-conversation.png enchanted_economics | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 May 2020

    hello,I would like to give my opinion with a few suggestions
    Firs of all,I really feel sad for what people live and I think everyone who hears this will be sad too,But it will not be enough we must find a way to Compensate them,for example,I suggest we collect some aid for them,Perhaps the number of families facing the fire is small for the world's population But the number is growing rapidly so awareness must increase.
    Secondly, there are a lot of people who will not believe such accidents happen, and I think the reason is that most headlines of geography articles are terrifying, so people think that these are myths to stir controversy only, so I suggest that we mention the bright side of geographical is other articles.
    Finally, I believe that the greatest guilt belongs to humans, because they do not preserve the environment and violate the laws of hygiene,so I ask everyone to put themselves in the shoes of these families so they can feel guilty

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_tradition | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 May 2020

    Yes, the extreme weather has led to many risks to human health, for example: depletion of the ozone layer, loss of biological diversity, pressures on food-producing systems, and the spread of infectious diseases globally, but it has some advantages, for example: climate changes in the region of Siberia are expected to improve food production and economic activities This will happen at least in the short to medium term, but many studies have indicated that current and future impacts of climate change on humankind and societies will remain predominantly negativ

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_sealion | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    18 May 2020

    The Extreme weather impact have influenced individuals gravely particularly those leaving in creating nations. These extraordinary climate decimates properties and lives. It causes the individuals and the administration to spend a great deal in recovering these misfortunes. The individuals influenced endure enthusiastic injury and they will in general stop work for at some point until they've recover their misfortunes.

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_argument | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    22 May 2020

    I feel sad about the Australian family because their house was damaged and their things will be burnt by the bush fire which they may have something really valuable such as gifts from their died family and money .

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg genuine_fern | Portobello High School
    22 May 2020

    I think that many poor people who experience poverty are likely to be seriously affected by extreme weather because for example if there was a tsunami, and you are poorer, your house may be made out of less robust materials so is more likely to get damaged by the wave. And if this does happen you may not have insurance, so you might not have enough money to rebuild your home. If you were in that position it would be difficult to know what to do.

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    1. global-conversation.png mindful_guitar | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      genuine_fern's comment 25 May 2020

      I think if even you are poor you can use certain precautions you can do to prevent yourself from extreme weather events without necessary you having enough money like building sand walls will not need enough money to do that

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  • global-conversation.png mindful_guitar | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    25 May 2020

    Hearing directly from people who have experience the events gives you the actual story from those who have experience it

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  • global-conversation.png discreet_papaya | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    26 May 2020

    The effect of extreme weather on people is that their means of livelihood is cut off and people no longer have jobs example the Haiti farmer lost his means of livelihood and his means of earning money this can lead to poverty and devastation which can lead to committing crimes to survive example being an armed robber to make ends meet which can lead to high crime rate and loss of prestige of that community or nation.
    It can lead to poor health and sickness as wildfire can lead to a lot of smoke being released in the air which leads to climate change and global warming which can lead to skin cancer, cataracts,etc. Individual's finance are cut off example if flood occurs it will fall down buildings and trees and banks are included and individual's deposits are wasted. It also leads to loss of economic, human and material resources which one uses to survive and can cause recession and breakdown of economy which may take a while to rebuild.
    The people that are mostly affected are those whose means of livelihood are cut off this can lead to depression and devastation and increase in crime
    My community does not really suffer from these conditions but if it were to occur example heavy rainfall which destroys the electric poles, my community would repair it a little bit late which is devastating and sometimes they do not repair it at all until maybe someone protests or an reports it to the state

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  • global-conversation.png modest_gooseberry | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 May 2020

    Step 4
    1) The impact of rain on many countries and cities, as the homes in which they may be affected are a lot due to the heavy rains, and people may not go to work in order not to harm their health.
    2) The residents who have neither money nor housing, and people who live on rooftops and who live on the ground floor.
    3) Not leaving the house except for necessity in order not to be harmed.

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  • global-conversation.png magical_idea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 May 2020

    I feel very sorry for the crisis because their farms and houses have been damaged because of hurricane and also they can not go to work because of flooding.

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  • global-conversation.png brave_ostrich | Annie Walsh Memorial School | Sierra Leone
    27 May 2020

    step 3
    EXTREM WEATHER PATTERN IN SIERRA LEONE BETWEEN 2015-2019
    Some extreme weather and climate events increase in resent decade and new and stronger evidence confirms that some of these extreme weather and climate are related to human activities.
    In September 2015 in Freetown, Sierra Leone torrential rain caused extensive damage in and around the country, due to rivers bursting their banks. In the western area at the hillside in the Regent village area the hill collapsed due to the heavy rains, leaving many houses cover in mud.
    According to the story, the people were at sleep when the mudslide occurred and caused widespread displacement and destruction which affect more than 20,000 people.
    Moreover, there was a lot of response taken by the government to mitigate the problem which includes: building shelters for the homeless, distribution of food and none- food items, giving medication to wounded victims, giving allowance to the victim for their daily needs, and wants.
    Finally, the country faced a series of impacts on the environment and the economy due to the extreme weather pattern. The farming season was disrupted, both livestock and crops were destroyed, creating untold suffering to the inhabitants of the area that witness catastrophe. The socio-economic life of the people was affected because they had no money for their survival, they were homeless and had lost their farm seeds. They went through a period of mourning because most of them had lost their breadwinners ( heads of the family) and in some cases their gatekeepers (mothers).

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    29 May 2020

    It is important to hear directly from people affected because sometimes people don't believe stories unless they are gotten from those who were affected. It will also prevent false information from being shared.And hearing directly from people who have experience the events gives you the actual story from those who have experience it

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  • global-conversation.png succinct_lychee | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 May 2020

    Step 4
    The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. These impacts threaten our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the weather we experience.
    The severity of these health risks will depend on the ability of public health and safety systems to address or prepare for these changing threats, as well as factors such as an individual's behavior, age, gender, and economic status. Impacts will vary based on a where a person lives, how sensitive they are to health threats, how much they are exposed to climate change impacts, and how well they and their community are able to adapt to change.
    People in developing countries may be the most vulnerable to health risks globally, but climate change poses significant threats to health even in wealthy nations such as the United States. Certain populations, such as children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with low incomes, face increased risks.

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  • global-conversation.png humble_effort | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    30 May 2020

    Me having watched the video I disagree with all my colleagues suggesting that the videos could be frictional . frictional or not these event really happens.
    So we should take preventive measures serious and put plan in place to help victims

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  • global-conversation.png joyful_fruit | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Jun 2020

    Optional Reflection
    Covid19 has many impacts on all fields of life. People start to think carefully about their hygiene habits cleaning hands, serialize their houses.
    Eating healthy food to strengt their immune system .
    That's are new habits .They are good habits .But ofcourse it affected negatively on economics and social life .

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