Session 3: Responding to extreme weather

STEP 1

How to respond

What’s the best way to respond to extreme-weather events?

Read the below list of responses.

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STEP 2

Sort the responses into three groups:

  1. Actions to do now
  2. Actions to do in two month’s time
  3. Actions to do in the next year or two

Can you give reasons for your choices?

Sort the responses into two groups:

  1. Actions that happen before an event (preventative)
  2. Actions that happen after an event (reactive)
  • Choose which actions would save lives
  • Choose which actions are to do with the economy (money and business)
  • Choose which actions would reduce climate change
  • How else could you divide or group the actions?

STEP 3

Solve a situation

Read the four situations or scroll down and click on the links to listen to them.

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Choose one that you would like to plan a response to.

You must decide how to respond and present a plan. You should use the list of responses above to help.

Your presentation should be three minutes long and should include:

  • A maximum of four actions from the last activity
  • One action that you think is important, that isn't on the list
  • An explanation of why your actions are suitable for your situation


STEP 4

Compare your response

Choose a different situation. How would you respond differently in that situation and why? For example: in one situation, it might be important to evacuate people from an area, whereas it might not be so important in a different situation.


Over to you!

Head to the comments section below to share some of your answers and discuss these activities with people from different schools. Please don't "write post" - we'd like to see you answers on this page!

Comments (559)

      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        lovable_agency's comment 04 May 2020

        Yes- this is part of Session 3, but the questions are so good we've given it its own post.

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      2. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        lovable_agency's comment 05 May 2020

        no there was a typing mistake ,sorry about that please.

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      3. global-conversation.png charming_pie | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
        lovable_agency's comment 05 May 2020

        There are a number of changes you could make to your home or business premises to reduce the impact of extreme weather events and the longer term changes in our climate.
        Temperatures are likely to rise and we are likely to have more heat waves. The hot temperatures can affect our health, particularly young and elderly people.

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        1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg harrietboland@economist.com | None
          charming_pie's comment 05 May 2020

          How specifically can hot temperatures affect the health of the young and elderly, charming_pie? What impact would this have on their lives?

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          1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
            Harriet Boland's comment 05 May 2020

            There are old persons who are in sixty and above so some who are sick will die because they need food and water ,this means the crops and water will dry up and there will be no animals to eat. So that means they were suffering from drought.

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            1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
              delightful_snow's comment 11 May 2020

              Which kind of animal are you talking about.

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              1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
                tidy_melon's comment 21 May 2020

                Domestic animals which stays at home people taking care of them.

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

                  Those who are going to be affected by drought are those who live under the ground but not those who live on land

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          2. global-conversation.png smart_expression | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
            Harriet Boland's comment 06 May 2020

            Increase in temperature leads to decrease in air density hence making it difficult to breathe....Heat waves will therefore lead to suffocating and breathing difficulties in kids and people suffering from respiratory related illnesses..

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            1. global-conversation.png jolly_city | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
              smart_expression's comment 18 May 2020

              I totally agree with you, yesterday, there was a heat wave in my city and I literary could NOT breath

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          3. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
            Harriet Boland's comment 08 May 2020

            Older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature.They are more likely to have a chronic medical conditions that changes normal body response to heat.for young people,because their not really matured,heat can penetrate into their body which lower their body temperature which result in nervous system and sometimes their organs can't work normally.

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        2. global-conversation.png entertaining_grape | Akande Dahunsi Memorial Junior High School, Ikoyi | Nigeria
          charming_pie's comment 06 May 2020

          I quite agree with charming_pie's comment. We can cultivate the habit of not burning our refuse. Burning of refuse could increase the earth temperature as well as polllute our environment.
          Entertaining_grape

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step One
    According to my opinion, Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, flooding and hurricanes. An effective policy response requires joined-up activities across sectors managing food, water and energy security.

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      intellectual_meaning's comment 07 May 2020

      This is an interesting idea - can you say more about what you mean about joining up all of the various industries together?

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_radio | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 5
    Reflect.
    What’s more important, immediate actions or long-term actions to reduce climate change?
    4Ways to reduce the drivers of climate change.
    1.Put a robust price on carbon.
    2.Remove fossil fuel subsidies.
    3. Accelerate energy efficiency and renewable energy use.
    4 Build low-carbon, resilient cities.

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    1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      accurate_radio's comment 05 May 2020

      Please in this section is there any step 5 for me to complete? accurate_radio.

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        sincere_walrus's comment 05 May 2020

        No, just 4 steps this week!

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  • global-conversation.png funny_fern | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    04 May 2020

    STEP TWO
    Actions to do now: Well you certainly have to send help immediately to the people who got severely injured and to help "end" the extreme weather.
    Actions to do in two months' time: You can evacuate those who are seriously affected and give them enough food supplies. Also, you can support affected business as well and invest in green energy technology ect.
    Actions to do in two years time: You can improve the flood defences as well as other buildings that will improve the situation.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      funny_fern's comment 07 May 2020

      This is a well answered and methodical approach to managing the extreme weather events. Can you think of anything that we can do globally to tackle extreme weather?

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    2. global-conversation.png smart_expression | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
      funny_fern's comment 14 May 2020

      I have a question.....will it be not too late to supply foodstuffs to the affected after two months why not do it immediately?

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  • global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 1:I think the best way to respond to extreme weather events is by;
    1.send food to those areas that have been highly affected.
    2.the government should provide emergency health care to the injured.
    3.then investigation should be made to find the causes of that particular weather event in order to take precautions incase it occurs again.

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    1. global-conversation.png awesome_region | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      motivated_hen's comment 04 May 2020

      Step 1:I think the best way to respond to extreme weather events is to:
      *keep valuables out of the reach of rising water
      *take photos of your property to keep track of damage
      *protect important documents and save copies, for example in the cloud
      *bring cofferdams (small dikes to be placed behind doors, garage doors and bay windows) to slow the rise in *water and test their installation in calm weather
      *have sandbags or dirt bags near the front door to slow the entry of water
      *define a survival zone to reach in the event of a flood, in height and near a window to facilitate evacuation
      *leave a brightly colored cloth on it, to be waved to alert you to help
      place a rope on it to facilitate possible evacuation
      *keep an easily accessible survival kit

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      1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
        awesome_region's comment 07 May 2020

        Wow - your answer is very specific and meticulous about dealing with extreme weather.

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      motivated_hen's comment 10 May 2020

      Great ideas! Do you think that surrounding countries should send aid too?

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      1. global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
        Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 11 May 2020

        Yes they should also send aids because one day they will also need the aid one time."the hand that gives is the hand that receives"

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      2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 28 May 2020

        Aid is most beneficial to low income countries because such countries use aid received for to provide education and healthcare for citizens, which eventually improves economic growth in the long run.

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  • global-conversation.png funny_fern | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    04 May 2020

    STEP FIVE
    During an extreme weather event, should all countries help the affected country equally?
    Yes, I think they should. The country governments that are infected by extreme weather events might not have enough supplies to help their own people. If we can help them and help to improve climate change, the people might as well suffered less than before.

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      funny_fern's comment 04 May 2020

      Thanks for the contribution, can you say why all countries should contribute equally? it's worth bearing in mind that some countries are bigger and wealthier than others, do you believe that is important?

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      1. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 06 May 2020

        Yes I also agree all countries should help equally because if we all helping equally doesn’t really means we should all contribute the samen Amount of money but helping equally which is supporting the affected country in anyway you can

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          1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
            tidy_melon's comment 12 May 2020

            Although we encourage you to proof read your comments and posts and to think about how to be really clear in what you say, having mistakes in your work is OK on the Hub. We care most about the thinking that is going on and the quality of the discussion!

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      2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 28 May 2020

        receiving increasing recognition in international law. “Common” suggests that certain risks affect and are affected by every nation on earth. These include not only the climate and the ozone shield, but all risk-related global public goods, including peace, public health, and terrorism. In reducing the mutual risks, all nations should “cooperate in a spirit of global partnership.” Responsibilities are said to be “differentiated,” however, in that not all countries should contribute equally. CDR charges some nations, ordinarily the Rich, with carrying a greater share of the burden than others, ordinarily the Poor.

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    2. global-conversation.png passionate_wildcat | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
      funny_fern's comment 05 May 2020

      I did not agree with you. I don't think all countries should help the affected country equally because the capacity of one country differs from another. That is some countries are well developed while some are underdeveloped therefore I suggest all countries should assist the affected country according to their capacity.

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      1. global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        passionate_wildcat's comment 05 May 2020

        I think I agree with her that all countries should help each other equally because helping someone is not all about money, your care and advice can make a great impact for them and make them feel that their other countries care for them

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        1. global-conversation.png passionate_wildcat | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
          outspoken_power's comment 06 May 2020

          Indeed you are right but if we consider the word "equally" care and advice may not be equal to the materials and money relief other wealthier countries can provide to help the affected country therefore I suggest all countries should help the affected country in their maximum capacity that is countries that can afford care and advice should render it gladly and country that can help materially and monetarily should also help. So in a nutshell all other countries should help the affected country therefore and those that can donate enormous amount of money and materials should do so and those that can donate less than that should not feel intimidated and others should not withdraw their support in terms of love, care and advice.

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

            I disagree with you that is only those who give money will be appreciated than those showing love and care because someone’s advice can help you find solutions to prevent the events and have your freedom forever but if you give me money it good dough but the events won’t go or prevent it but advice can prevent it

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            passionate_wildcat's comment 18 May 2020

            You raise a good point here in that countries differ in terms of their resources which may impact their ability to help financially, or at least the degree to which they are able to help financially. Do you have any suggestions as to how it could be decided which countries contribute what and by what amount? For instance, you mentioned a country should assist per its "maximum capacity". How would this be measured?

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    3. global-conversation.png tranquil_avocado | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
      funny_fern's comment 15 May 2020

      If the country close by does not have any money what would happen then, what would they do?

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  • global-conversation.png funny_fern | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    04 May 2020

    STEP FIVE (2)
    Who is to blame if responses aren’t perfect?
    No one. it isn't the government's problem if they don't have enough supplies to help their own country's people. But, it is their responsibility to ignore the citizens' "cries" for help.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      funny_fern's comment 04 May 2020

      Do you mean it is their responsibility NOT to ignore the cries for help?

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    2. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      funny_fern's comment 04 May 2020

      I strongly disagree with this because as a government the leaders should always protect their citizens they build economy and there are the ones who make up a a government

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    3. global-conversation.png jolly_independence | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      funny_fern's comment 05 May 2020

      I do not agree with your opinion, I think that the government are to blame if the responses aren't good. You said it isn't their fault that their country does not have enough supplies, but they knew all this before they came to power . If the country does not have enough supplies they can ask their neighbouring countries for help The responsibility of the government is to provide services that individuals cannot effectively provide for themselves such as military defence,fire and police departments,roads,education, social services and most importantly environmental protection. If these revenues are not sufficient to fund desired programs, government borrow money from other countries.

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    4. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      funny_fern's comment 06 May 2020

      Why should the government ignore the citizens cries?

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

        I think if the citizens cries won’t help them, he has to put his feet down not to listen to them for their own safety for example with this convos-19 pandemic majority of countries have closed down schools and parents are complaining for school to resume because some can’t leave for work or other places when children are at home because there is no one to take care of them but the government have to put his feet down not to listen to their cries in order to prevent the pander from not spreading so you see sometimes is good for the government not to listen to the citizens cries

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        1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          openhearted_fruit's comment 06 May 2020

          There are many ways to respond to the cries of the citizens not to just ignore them.As you took covid-19 for example with parents wanting their wards back to school, the government can arrange with the schools to provide online studies for their wards at home but not to ignore them.

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

            Yes the government can provide online school for them but their cries hasn’t been solved because the children are still at home and parents have to pay baby sisters to take care of them but when they are in school parents won’t need baby sisters so such situation you have to solve the exact problems of the citizens so if their wishes aren’t possible and will cause problems for the country you have to ignore it

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

              Ignoring citizens can cause a whole lot of problems. Advices can be given to parents on the effects of their requests. Talking to citizens in a polite manner can make them understand the situation.When this is done,there won't be conflicts between the government and the citizens.

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              1. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
                cheerful_region's comment 08 May 2020

                Let's remember that one's actions can't please all at the same time. No matter what you do right or wrong people will have different perspectives. The coronavirus pandemic has seen massive media coverage. A lot of awareness has been created on the preventive ways of contracting the disease such as the use of sanitizers, face masks and staying indoors. Yet some people flout these rules regardless of the good intentions behind. Should the government listen to the complaints of such people the disease will continue to spread and kill more people. In such instance the government has to stand on its feet , ignore such people and enforce the law to protect the larger population.

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

                  Please could you clarify - who should the government be ignoring, in your view?

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      2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        cheerful_region's comment 11 May 2020

        It can't be, because the government is the head of the country and he has to supply the needs of the citizens.

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    5. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      funny_fern's comment 06 May 2020

      It's the responsibility of the government to attend to the needs of the citizens. Even if there are no facilities, the government can request for help from other countries to satisfy the needs of the citizens not to ignore them.

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        cheerful_region's comment 10 May 2020

        Interesting idea, what do you think the government can do whilst they wait for the surrounding countries to help?

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        1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 11 May 2020

          The small amount of facilities available can be managed by the people before surrounding countries give a hand in helping.
          Ignoring the citizens whiles there is little help may put their lives at risk.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 1
    Actions to do now
    1. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    2. Send food to the affected areas.
    3. Evacuate people from the area.
    4. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    5. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    6. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    7. Send the army to help.
    8. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    9. Send firefighters to affected areas.

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

      These actions are necessary to be taken now because it will help minimize the impact or the adverse effect of the event. It will help save the lives of those who are affected.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 1
    Actions to do in two month's time
    1. Ask for international aid (Help)
    2. Support affected businesses.
    3. Borrow money from another country.
    4. Give money to people who can't work.
    5. Help people collect insurance monies.
    6 Investigate why the event happened.
    7. Select a leader to coordinate the response.

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

      These actions are necessary to be taken but not urgent. This means that this actions though help in managing the event, it does not lead to people losing their lives when they are not taken immediately.

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        enigmatic_weasel's comment 07 May 2020

        Do you not think that receiving money at a time of a crisis is not urgent? I.e. not receiving money means that people are unable to feed their families because they cannot go to work.

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  • global-conversation.png funny_fern | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    04 May 2020

    STEP TWO (2)
    Choose which actions would save lives: Evacuating the people living in the affected areas to a safe place or giving them shelter, bringing enough food supplies to the poor and suffered. If those actions aren't done before, it might increase the number of deaths of people. ;-;
    Choose which actions are to do with the economy (money and business): Supporting the affected businesses, give money to the people who can't find a job or can't work, help people collect insurance money, saving money for preparation for the next extreme weather events etc. It will strongly help to decrease the numbers of people getting injured.
    Choose which actions would reduce climate change: Invest in green technology or early-warning storm systems, lower carbon emissions etc. That way he chances of extreme weather events will decrease.

    In conclusion, we should help to save the affected areas and to improve climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 1
    Actions to do in the next year or two
    1. Invest in green energy technology.
    2. Lower carbon emissions.
    3. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    4. Build better flood defences.

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

      These actions are to be taken in the long term because they prevent future extreme weather events from occurring. These actions therefore cannot be taken now

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

    step 1
    the best response on extreme weather according to my opinion is providing emergency healthcare to affected because lives are more important and I also think erecting better preventatives as to stop the disasters from happening years to cme

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    1. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      admirable_rambutan's comment 04 May 2020

      What are some of the preventatives can we build and who is supposed to do that ?

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      1. global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        open_dragonfly's comment 05 May 2020

        building better flooding defences
        lowering carbon emissions
        investing in green energy tech
        and I think it should be the government to take the response

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      2. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        open_dragonfly's comment 06 May 2020

        I think one of the preventive is to educate the citizens on the causes Of the extreme weather so they can stay away from the causes

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          openhearted_fruit's comment 07 May 2020

          Do you think its possible to stay away from all extreme weather? Is some extreme weather completely unavoidable?

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          1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 08 May 2020

            Yes some extreme weather events can be prevented from happening. Some examples are wildfires, droughts and floods.
            These can be prevented when their causes are avoided and also preventive measures are taken seriously.

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            1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
              cheerful_region's comment 11 May 2020

              How will wildfire be prevented from happening?it's too dangerous hence it's name.

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              1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
                lovable_agency's comment 11 May 2020

                Some Wildfires are caused by droughts. Once droughts are prevented wild fires can also be prevented from happening.

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          2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
            Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 11 May 2020

            No,it's not possible to stay away from extreme weather because it surrounds us.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 1
    The best way to respond to extreme-weather events is to send firefighters to the affected areas.

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    1. global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 04 May 2020

      What if it's because of flooding how will firefighters help out

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

        Yes is true in flooding, is not the work firefighters but their services might be needed to help save lives since the army’s work is not to put off fire but during fire outbreak we call on them to help save lives

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      2. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
        open_dragonfly's comment 07 May 2020

        Firefighters can help rescuing people that are affected during all kinds of extreme weathers too. Even though it is not their main job, but I think that they should also help if it is to help people and animals in danger as firefighters are also one of the important jobs that help the community become a better and safer place. In your case, firefighters can rescue people from the flood if they are trapped, lost, or drowning.

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      3. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        open_dragonfly's comment 08 May 2020

        The work for firefighters is not for floods. The work for firefighters is putting off fires. Floods I don't know who works for floods.

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    2. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 05 May 2020

      extreme weather is not all about fire friend there are more ,drought, heatwaves, hurricanes ,and they do not all need fire fighters

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        nice_reindeer's comment 07 May 2020

        Well done to everyone above ^ you are all correct that firefighters can help out in a range of ways during extreme weather conditions.

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  • global-conversation.png composed_dusk | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 1;
    The best way to responding according to me is providing emergency health care to the injured because they would have a high possibiliary of losing their lives.

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      composed_dusk's comment 07 May 2020

      Do you think emergency healthcare should be free and readily available to everyone globally?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 08 May 2020

        Yes because at that state of the persons life nothing else should be more important.

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      2. global-conversation.png composed_dusk | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 12 May 2020

        Yes because they may be certain people who may be on the verge of death and they cannot afford the health care

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  • global-conversation.png composed_dusk | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Actions that would save lives include providing health care to the injured, evacuating people from the area,building better flood defences and moving people from arEast likely to experience extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step ONE
    In my opinion, We can respond to extreme_weather by lower carbon emissions or lower to flood, hurricanes etc. And stop building house behind gutters.

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_seed | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 1
    1.weather extreme is beyond our power, so to be on the safe side , the weather focusters should alert people before the damage is done.
    2. In case of prolonged drought peolple. should be informed to fill their galaries with serial food like maize , beans, and other foods that can last for long.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      openminded_seed's comment 04 May 2020

      Can you think of extreme weather scenarios which are within our power to prevent? Perhaps certain examples of drought have been man-made.

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      1. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 05 May 2020

        I think extreme weather events such as droughts are sometimes within our means to prevent. We contribute to the occurrence of drought by cutting down trees without planting new ones to replace them. Also sand winning, farming practices such as use of chemical fertilizers, and human settlements all contribute to desertification which lead to drought.

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    2. global-conversation.png dazzling_bee | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
      openminded_seed's comment 05 May 2020

      why do you say that👏👏👏👇👌🏾

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    1)Actions that happen before an event (Preventative)
    a. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    b. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    c. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    d. Invest in green energy technology.
    e. Build better flood defences.
    f. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    7. Lower carbon emissions.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 06 May 2020

      This is an interesting list - you mention reducing carbon emissions can you think of any ways to reduce these?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

        There are many ways to reduce carbon emissions. Here are some suggestions for reducing carbon emissions.
        *Drive less
        *Fly less
        *Put off all electrical appliances when not in use.
        These may help to reduce carbon emissions.

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          cheerful_region's comment 07 May 2020

          Excellent - thank you for providing a few examples to justify your point.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    2. Actions that happen after an event (Reactive)
    a. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    b. Send food to the affected area.
    c. Support affected businesses.
    d. Ask for international aid (help).
    e. Borrow money from another country.
    f. Evacuate people from the area.
    g. Give money to people who can't work.
    h. Help people collect insurance money.
    i. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    j. Send the army to help.
    k. Send firefighters to the affected areas.
    l. Investigate why the event happened.
    m. Select a leader to coordinate the response.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 07 May 2020

      You mention in your list about investigating why the extreme weather event occured, do you think enough research is being done to investigate the implications of extreme weather?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 08 May 2020

        Enough is being done to investigate the implications of extreme weather events.
        And example is the June 3rd disaster which took place in Ghana on the 3rd of June 2016.
        It was both a flood and fire incident. After several days investigations were made and the results claimed that the flood was a cause of chocked gutters ,construction of buildings in the way of water whiles the fire was a cause of improper ways of maintaining fuel tanks at fuel stations.

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

    step 1 the best way of responding to an extreme weather is to move people from the area likely to experience the extreme weather this can help to lower deaths and damages

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      selfassured_meteor's comment 07 May 2020

      Do you think all extreme weather planning can be done in this way?

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    The reason why I said that is if your house is behind the gutter, and there is heavy rain falls the water can enter into your room and destroy your properties such as your house papers, it can kill your children.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 04 May 2020

      There are some tragic results of extreme weather, but it's always best to write about them sensitively and with caution.

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        1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          lovable_agency's comment 06 May 2020

          When writing about extreme weather events the actual information must be given.Some newspaper reporters exaggerate too much on the events making readers scared.When events are sensitively reported with cautions people will be able to take the preventive measures to help reduce extreme weather events.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    Actions that will save lives
    1. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    2. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    3. Send the army to help.
    4. Evacuate people from the area.
    5. Send food to the affected area.
    6. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their in homes.
    7. Build better flood defences.
    8. Move people from areas likely to experience extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png fierce_cricket | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    STEP 3/ It shows that people should prepare before it happens.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    Actions that are to do with the economy (money and businesses.)
    1. Give money to people who can't work.
    2. Support affected businesses.
    3. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    4. Ask for international aid (Help).
    5. Borrow money from another country.
    6. Help people collect insurance money.

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    1. KPMG Pic.jpg EXPERT: Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 04 May 2020

      That is an interesting set of ideas on the economy, you have said that we should borrow money from another country, can you say more? how do you think this would work

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 05 May 2020

        Borrowing money from another country will help in the sense that the money that we will get from them will help the affected people.For example it well help the affected businesses or provide shelter to people who can't stay at their homes.

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      2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 05 May 2020

        Borrowing money from another country will help in such a way that all the sufferings will not rely upon that country because if it does it could lead to many problems.also the money should not be borrowed from a poor countries but rich countries like USA.

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      3. global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 05 May 2020

        I don’t think is good for the country to borrow money because if you borrow you will pay with interest too so I think is better to manage what the country have and encourage the people in the country to pay their taxes so the country can save enough for future occurrences

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        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
          outspoken_power's comment 06 May 2020

          Does this rely on a strong economy within the country?

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          1. global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
            Tiff @ the BNC's comment 06 May 2020

            Yes both strong and weak economy needs to safe towards future occurrences

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          2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
            Tiff @ the BNC's comment 08 May 2020

            Yes,I think so because it will have to rely on strong economy before it will work,a weak economy can't make it possible.

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        2. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
          outspoken_power's comment 06 May 2020

          I think it is circumstances beyond our control that compels us to borrow. So in the event of an extreme weather where countries may not have the financial capacity to manage the impact it is prudent to borrow other than allowing people to suffer. Do you allow the vegetation and wildlife to be destroyed when you can't handle solely as country for fear of paying interest. Definitely no! Some countries borrow to revive their economies . To me, I think the most important aspect is to keep our promise when we borrow. At times the best option during such events is to borrow. When we borrow to get the economy back on track the money and the interest can easily be paid off. Who knows, lending countries may even end up freezing up debts as some countries have relieved my country Ghana of some our foreign debts.

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

            What process will u use to easily pay your debt with interest when say you don’t have and went to borrow so why don’t you use that process of paying easily with interest to take care of the situation and prevent yourself from borrowing

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            1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
              openhearted_fruit's comment 07 May 2020

              For the fact,the country needs support and will have to borrow money from another country so if you say what money will it use to pay the debt, it's not clear because the country doesn't have the money yet,so what will he use to pay the debt?

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              1. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
                lovable_agency's comment 07 May 2020

                It is true that low income countries like Ghana will surely go for loan to help save situations or events begone control but suggest that leaders in the country put up proper measures to help prevent crisis than always calling on others countries for loans.

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                1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
                  openhearted_fruit's comment 07 May 2020

                  What measures can they put up to avoid crisis?I still don't agree because what if those measures doesn't work?what will they do then?

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            2. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
              openhearted_fruit's comment 07 May 2020

              As you know some events demand instant response and in the event of an extreme weather you simply cannot react slowly. If one does that it is likely the problem could worsen. In emergency situations no need for slow a reaction. As in the case of the coronavirus pandemic. If China had acted more appropriately and quickly and consulted with others else where the pandemic may not have gotten this far.

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        3. global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
          outspoken_power's comment 06 May 2020

          Yes you will pay plus interest but you have to borrow then pay with interest because if the country in need dont borrow they will loose life’s and this will reduce the population of the citizens. After paying the money then you will start to encourage the citizens to pay taxes so that if any other event happens then the country wont borrow money from another country.

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        4. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
          outspoken_power's comment 07 May 2020

          You have a point,but I disagree because if you say so,then why do we have link with other countries as neighbouring countries?if the country needs help,it will have to find help from other countries to solve their problems.we will have to borrow money from other countries to solve or support ourselves.we cannot solve our problems alone and even,if we can solve it ourselves,it will be very difficult and many people will lose properties on the way.

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        5. global-conversation.png jolly_independence | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          outspoken_power's comment 09 May 2020

          I do not agree with your idea, if the country does not have enough money ,do they still increase the taxes and encourage people to pay their taxes?I think it will be a good idea if they borrow some money from neighbouring countries.

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        6. global-conversation.png compelling_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
          outspoken_power's comment 10 May 2020

          I respect your point of view, but I have another opinion, which is, barter takes place between the state, companies and factories, meaning that the state provides the raw materials necessary for manufacture and on the day the company directors pay the tax, and so does not need a loan for loans

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      4. global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 06 May 2020

        If you borrow from another country we all know you will pay plus interest but you have to so that it will save life’s and it wont reduce the popularity growth of the Country and after paying the money then you will encourage or inform the citizens to pay their taxes so that if any other event happens the country can get money to respond to the event.

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      5. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 06 May 2020

        I don't think it is good to borrow money from another country because you will pay an interest too so I think you should manage what your country have and encourage the people in the country to pay their taxes so the country can save enough for future occurrences.

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        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
          enigmatic_weasel's comment 06 May 2020

          Hi enigmatic_weasel,
          It looks like this is a comment posted by outspoken_power already in this thread. Please try to use your own words to join the discussion.

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      6. global-conversation.png original_artist | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 07 May 2020

        Why thinking just of money that solves problems. Some countries get the money and because of corruption they don't use it well. Experts must be responsible about that money. Why don't we think of Education and scientific research, why don't we invest and help schools teach about extreme weather and encourage universities to find scientific solutions. I think it is the most important preventive action because without awareness there is no change

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      7. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Oliver Taylor, Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 07 May 2020

        In some countries, monies which should be used for developmental projects and also ways to prevent extreme weather conditions are used for unnecessary things and when extreme weather events takes place they now need money to support the victims where there is none ,it compels them to borrow money from other countries and later pay with interests. This causes a great lost to the country.

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        1. patricia.jpg EXPERT: Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG
          cheerful_region's comment 10 May 2020

          You spoke about 'unnecessary things,' what do you mean by this?

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          1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG's comment 11 May 2020

            In relation to this topic, I mean that some governments spend monies on things that aren't necessary. For example, using government money to buy votes during election period so they can still stay in power.

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

              What do you by buying votes, cheerful_region?

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              1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
                Tom @ the BNC's comment 11 May 2020

                To buy votes comes in many ways. Example, distribution of food , money, clothes and other things to citizens especially the poor to vote for them during election.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_lute | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step1:
    1. Provide emergency
    health care to the injured.
    2.National leaders to investigate the course of the event and provide remedy.
    3.Building more health care facilities and provision of drugs.

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    1. global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
      nice_lute's comment 04 May 2020

      step 5
      Reflect
      the hardest part to me was sorting the responses.
      I don't think all countries should help the affected equally some countries are rich while others are poverty stricken.
      according to me long-term actions are more important on issues based on climate change
      and i also think the government of the particular nation are to be blamed if the responses are not perfect

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        admirable_rambutan's comment 07 May 2020

        Can you elaborate about the differences in countries wealth and how this affects your answer?

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        1. global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
          Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

          for example the USA is a very rich country while Kenya is a poor country,so you cannot compare US and Kenya to contribute to help an affected country equally.

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    I think the best way to respond to the Xtreme weather is by providing emergency healthcare to the injured. This is because through this we can save the lives of the injured when they have immediate medical attention rather than attending to them after sometime when their wounds have become worse so it is better if you provide emergency healthcare to the injured so as to prevent their wounds to worsen and lead to their death

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    Actions that would reduce climate change
    1. Invest in green energy technology.
    2. Lower carbon emissions.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 06 May 2020

      What exactly do you mean by lowering carbon emissions i.e how can we do this exactly?

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    I think the best way to respond to extreme weather is to evacuate people from the area . Through this we will be saving the lives of many people as if u evacuate people from the area they will not be affected adversely by the extreme weather conditions hence less will be injured and there are going to be less deaths

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    STEP 2:
    1).Actions to do now Reasons
    i.Evacuate people from the area. This is to save lives during the event.
    ii.Support affected buisnesses. In order to control the event when it occurs.
    iii.Move people away from areas likely to To save lives before the event occurs.
    experience extreme weather.
    iv.Provide emergency health care to the To save their lives from the injuries.
    injured.
    v.Send fire fighters to affected areas. To put off fires from spreading at affected areas.
    v.Provide shelter to people who can't To protect them from the extreme weather conditions.
    stay in their homes.
    vi.Send food to the affected areas. To feed those who live in affected areas.

    2). Actions to do in 2 months time Reasons
    i.Borrow money from another country. To be able to respond to events when they occur.
    ii.Give money to people who can't work. To be able to feed themselves.
    iii.Ask for international aid. To let the world know their situation.
    iv.Save money so you can response to a To be ready with money to response to any weather
    future weather disaster. disaster in the future.
    v.Build better flood defences. To defend the area from flooding.
    vi.Lower your carbon emissions. To help prevent fire outbreaks.

    3).Actions to do in next year or 2 Reasons
    i.Help people collect insurance money. They have contributed for that insurance and need to get
    the benefits.
    ii.Send the army to help. To give their best in controlling the weather disaster.
    iii.Invest in early-warning storm systems. To warn the public of any upcoming storm.
    iv.Investigate why the event happened. To know what caused the event.
    v.Invest in green energy technology.
    vi.Select a leader to coordinate the response.

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    I think the best way to respond to the Xtreme weather is by providing emergency healthcare to the injured. This is because through this we can save the lives of the injured when they have immediate medical attention rather than attending to them after sometime when their wounds have become worse so it is better if you provide emergency healthcare to the injured so as to prevent their wounds to worsen and lead to their death

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      rational_chemistry's comment 04 May 2020

      Please always write 'extreme' properly.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    04 May 2020

    STEP 1
    How to respond

    What’s the best way to respond to extreme weather events?

    Read the below list of responses.

    In my opinion, the best way to respond to extreme weather events would be to Ask For International Aid, Lower Carbon Emissions and to Invest in Green Technology Energy. I think this is the best response because we would need money to be able to lower carbon emissions. I think this would be a good idea as while carbon emissions have decreased, it would give us time to install the green technology energy. However, in case carbon emissions rise, our new green technology energy would protect us from any or more extreme weathers coming towards us. But, I think that there are some good responses, but they do have their downsides, making them quite useless. Building better flood defences are good, though that is only for one extreme weather coincidence, which would not be AS affected if we had a green energy system, which would stop climate change and prevent all the extreme weather disasters. Another response I thought was very beneficial would be to build new houses that would keep people cool, which would mean that they don't have to go outside to the beach on a heatwave. This would be good as less rubbish and junk would be thrown into the ocean, which would prevent climate change. However, building houses can cause pollution, meaning it is something that is trying to prevent extreme weather but then becomes a cause of it. In conclusion, this is why I think that my response is simple, effective and beneficial.

    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 07 May 2020

      You mention that green technology has its downsides, please can you explain your thinking here? What sort of issues does green technology have?

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    step 1
    Send fire fighters to affected areas to put out fires at those areas is the best way to respond to fireout breaks.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    The actions can further be grouped into:
    1. Actions which will boost the growth of the economy after the event.
    2. Actions taken solely by a country without external help.
    3. Actions taken by with the aid of external donors.
    4. Actions which have to do with investment.
    5. Actions which will improve the lives of individuals.

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  • global-conversation.png zestful_trombone | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    STEP 2:
    Actions to do now:
    Send firefighters to the affected are
    Provide emergency healthcare to the injured
    Send food to the affected area
    Evacuate people from the area
    Provide shelter to people who can’t stay in their homes
    Actions to do in two months time:
    Support affected businesses
    Lower your carbon emissions
    Help people collect insurance money
    Give money to people who can’t work
    Build better flood defenses
    Investigate why the event happened
    Actions to do in the next year or two:
    Invest in green energy technology
    Borrow money from another country.

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

    step 2
    action to do now
    1 send food to affected areas
    2 evacuate people from the area
    2 action to do after two months time
    1 lower carbon emission
    2 invent in early_warning storm system
    3 investigate why the event happened
    3 action to do in the next year or two
    1 askfor the international aid (help)
    2 build better flood defences
    3 save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster

    2 SORT THE RESPONCES INTO TWO GROUPS
    1 preventative
    1 lower carbon emission
    2 evacuate people from the area
    3 move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather
    2 reactive
    1 build better flood defences
    2 invest in early_warning storm system
    send food to the affected areas
    3 choose which action would save lives
    1 evacuate people from the areas
    2 move people away from area likely to experience extreme weather
    3 send firefighters to affected area
    4 choose which actions are to do with the economy (money and business)
    1 support affected business
    2 ask the international aid (help)
    3 borrow money from another country
    5 choose which actions would reduce climate change
    1 lower carbon emissions
    2 build better flood defences

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  • global-conversation.png zestful_trombone | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    STEP 2:
    PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS:
    Invest in early-warning storm styles
    Lower your carbon emissions
    Build better flood defenses
    Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    REACTIVE ACTIONS:
    Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    Send food to the affected area.
    Send firefighters to the affected area.
    Give money to people who can’t work.
    Support affected businesses.
    Investigate why the event happened.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step2
    (a). Actions before an event:
    i.Build better flood defences.
    ii.Evacuate people from the areas.
    iii.Build homes with materials that keep homes cool.
    iv.Lower your cabon emissions.
    v.Save money so you can response to a future weather disaster.
    vi.Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    vii.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    viii.Help people collect their insurance money.
    ix.Invest in green energy technology.

    Reasons:
    The reasons why these responses should be done before an event occurs is because they can help prevent and save loss of lives.

    (b). Actions that happen after the event:
    i.Send food to affected areas.
    ii.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    iii.Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    iv.Support affected buisness.
    v.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    vi.Ask for international aid.
    vii.Borrow money from another country.
    viii.Investigate why the event happened.

    Reasons:
    The reason why these responses should be done after the event has occured is because they can control the event after it has occured.
    T

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_guineapig | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 1
    The best way to respond to extreme weather events is by providing shelter to people who cannot stay in their homes. Most of the time people end up lossing so many things including their homes due to the extreme weather which has strike them. To help them from harsh weather when they have no ,houses we could help them by providing houses for them as it is a basic need. As we have seen previously from people affected by hurricanes in Haiti and Australia most of them lost their houses and they didn't know where to start from.

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  • global-conversation.png zestful_trombone | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    STEP 2:
    ACTIONS THAT WOULD SAVE LIVES:
    Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    Send food to the affected area.
    Send firefighters to the affected area.
    Evacuate people from the area.
    ACTIONS TO DO WITH ECONOMY:
    Give money to people who can’t work.
    Support affected businesses.
    Help people collect insurance money.
    Borrow money from another country.
    ACTIONS THAT WOULD REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE:
    Build better flood defenses.
    Investigate why the event happened.
    Lower your carbon emissions.
    Invest in early-warning storm styles.

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      zestful_trombone's comment 06 May 2020

      Can you think of any drawbacks to borrowing money from other countries?

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_guineapig | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    Actions to do now include:
    1 Provide emergency health care to the injured so as to try and save life's of people who are injured.
    2 sending food to the affected areas as people lose most of the things including,their houses ,food and so to prevent people from dying due to hunger we should provide them with food,which is a basic need.
    3 sending the army to help save life's as they are people with experience more than the locals.
    4 providing shelter to people who can't stay in their homes as their homes are in bad condition and need something better for them to recover from the trauma.
    5 sending firefighters to affected areas so as to prevent the fire from spreading and also to save precious life's of people.
    6 Evacuate people from the area and taking them to a better place.
    7 selecting a leader to coordinate the response. As leaders are most likely to help people in so many ways.

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      thankful_guineapig's comment 04 May 2020

      Can you explain some of the ways good leadership can help when an extreme weather event occurs?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 06 May 2020

        a. Provide emergency health care to the injured :When there is good leadership in a country, immediate health care is delivered to the injured but in a bad leadership, the health care would delay and many lives would be lost.
        b. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather :In a good leadership, citizens would be cautioned to evacuate areas likely to experience extreme weather and make sure to provide shelter for them at a safe place but in a bad leadership the government won't bother to caution he citizens neither provide shelter at safe areas but rather keep the money to themselves.
        Invest in early-warming storm systems :In a good leadership, the government will invest money into the early-warming storm systems to safe the lives of the citizens but in a bad leadership the government would invest the money in useless things putting the lives of the citizens in danger.

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

    step 3 SITUATION 3
    i should evacuate people from the area this is to lower deaths and you can save more lives afterward i will just find an emergency area so that they will send firefighters to affected area

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    3a). Choose which action would save lives;
    i. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    ii. Evacuate people from the area.
    iii.Move people from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    iv. Provide shelter for people who can't stay in their homes.

    b). Choose which actions are to do with economy(money and business)
    i.Support affected business.
    ii.Help people collect their insurance money.
    iii. Borrow money from another country.
    iv. Give money to people who can't work.
    v.Save money so you can response to a future weather disaster.

    c). Choose which actions would reduce climate change
    i.Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    ii.Lower your carbon emissions.
    iii.Invest in early warning storm systems.
    iv.Invest in green energy technology.

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

    STEP2
    1 ACTIONS TO DO NOW
    Provide emergency health care to the injured
    send food to affected area
    send firefighters to affected areas
    evacuate people from the area
    send army to help
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTHS
    give money to people who can't work
    support affected businesses
    help people collect insurance money
    build better flood defences
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO YEARS
    lowering carbon emission
    investing in green energy tech
    building houses with material that keeps homes
    according to my opinion is that the responses written in actions to do now is because we could not wait that long to do the response and if we would wait that long we would get a loss eg death of humans and animals. the reason I chose the responses in 2 months is because the responses could wait two months and it would need planning eg to budget for how many people business have been ruined by the disaster. and the reason I chose responses for one or two years the response would take alot of time and would take critical thinking eg it would take time for inventors to come up with a car which would stop emitting carbon to the air.
    2 PREVENTATIVE
    lower carbon emission,saving money to respond to a future weather disaster,building better flood defences,investing in green energy tech
    REACTIVE
    evacuating people from the area,sending food to the affected area,providing healthcare to the injured,sending an aid group to rescue the dead and injured.
    the reason I chose response in the preventative are because they can prevent future weather disasters while the reason I chose the responses in the reactive part is because the responses will take part after the disaster
    3 I thought that preventatives would save lives because we would prevent the event from happening eg lowering carbon emission will stop climate change
    4 According to my opinion reactive ones are the best choice because you would need foreign help and you would need money to help the economy at large
    5 the action according to my opinion would reduce climate change is lowering of carbon emission because it would end the impact on climate change
    6 According to me I could group the action with the best ones and the least ones
    best:providing healthcare to injured,send food to the affected area,evacuate people from the affected area and sending aids to help the injured
    least:give money to people who can't work ,ask for international help and build houses with materials that keep houses cool

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  • global-conversation.png thankful_guineapig | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    Actions to do in two months time include:
    1 Help people to collect insurance money. If delayed the insurance company won't be able to give out the money as it is supposed to incure the money within the period affected and not to prolong it.
    2 support affected business , so as for people to continue with their normal life.
    Lower your carbon emissions so as to prevent future weather problems.
    3 Ask for international aid help in case of a huge loss due to the extreme weather ,and to help people affected by it.
    4 Invest in early warning storm system ,so as for future prevention.
    5 investigate why the event happened so as to take future prevention.
    Actions to take in the next year or two:
    1 Invest in green energy technology.
    2 Building houses with materials that keep homes cool, so as to protect our people from heat wave that tend to kill many people.
    2 Build better flood defences that prevents from buildings and so many people to be affected.

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      thankful_guineapig's comment 06 May 2020

      Do you think enough is being done internationally to help countries which have been affected by extreme weather? Please explain your reasoning with examples if possible.

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

        Yes enough is being done internationally to countries who have experienced extreme weather events. And example is a drought which later resulted in a severe wildfire causing hunger. This event took place in Ghana in 1983 popularly known here as the"83 KOM "(83 HUNGER ).
        Several other countries around the globe aided by donating food to the victims of the event.
        Also there are other events which has taken place with people from other countries giving international aid.

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          cheerful_region's comment 07 May 2020

          Excellent - thanks for providing good reasoning followed by an example to support the fact that international aid has helped communities through extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png passionate_wildcat | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    04 May 2020

    STEP TWO.
    Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    Send firefighter to affected areas.
    Send the to army to help.
    Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    Send food to the affected area.
    Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their home.
    Evaluate people from the area.
    Give money to people who can't work.
    Move people away from the areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    Investigate why the event happened.
    Action to do in two month's time.
    Ask for international aid(help).
    Support affected businesses.
    Borrow money from another country.
    Build better flood defences.
    Build houses with material that home cool.
    Help people to collect insurance money.
    Lower carbon emissions.
    Action to do in next year.
    Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    Invest in early warming storm system.
    Invest in green technology

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

    step 5 the hardest part of this activity is step
    2 not all countries can help equally because other countries supplies are less

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  • global-conversation.png passionate_wildcat | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    04 May 2020

    I think this is the best way to respond to extreme weather

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

    step 5 what was more important,immediate action or long_term actions to reduce climate change?
    1 by reducing lowering carbon emission

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step1. Actions to do now.
    . Provide emergency health care to the injured one.
    . Provide shelter to people who are affect by the weather disaster the goverment set army defence help those who are affected.
    . Provide food and money to those who affected by the weather disaster.
    . Evacuate people from affected area . Which are experiencing extreme weather disaster.
    . Evacuate people from affected area . Which are experiencing extreme weather .
    . Send firefighters to respond to the affected areas .
    . To investigate why the event happened.
    . Support affected businesses.
    Step2 . Choose to invest in green technology or early warning strom systems, lower cabon emissions that will reduce the chances of extreme weather disaster decrease .
    . In conclusion we should help to help and save the affected areas and improve climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 3
    A HURRICANE EVENT
    Actions from the last activity
    i. High level of poverty.
    ii. Poor health care.
    iii.Low carbon emissions in the country.
    iv.People were injured.
    The Response
    i.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    ii.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    iii.Evacuate people from the area.
    iv.Ask for international aid.
    What i think is important is that; we borrow money another country to be able to evacuate people from the area and to settle in another area which is not likely to experience extreme weather and to provide them with shelter.

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      sincere_walrus's comment 04 May 2020

      Evacuation is indeed very important in the time of a hurricane. Evacuating communities permanently could cause a lot of disruption and damage. What sort of long-term preventative measures could be taken to allow families to safely return to their town or city?

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      1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 04 May 2020

        the long term preventative measures i think they could be able to go back to their towns is that; government should pay bus drivers to drive those people safely back to their towns in their buses.

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      2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

        The first thing the government must do is to find out whether the area often experience extreme weather events and also a safe place for them to live. If it is a safe place then help them to rebuild their homes and businesses then layout preventive measures to prevent extreme weather events from happening there again.
        If not a safe place then find a new safer area then build houses and businesses so they can relocate there with their families.

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

    step 3
    l choose situation2 and the responses are lowering carbon emission,evacuate people from the affected area,build houses with materials that keep homes cool and select a leader to coordinate the response. I choose this action because the temperature are going to rise so building the houses with cooling materials is going to reduce the effect of heat , and evacuating is going to help prevent death while lowering of carbon emission will reduce much impact on climate change.I also think applying a law about human activities in the environment that isn't on the list

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      admirable_rambutan's comment 04 May 2020

      Thank you for your suggestion about providing a law to prevent human activities that contribute to climate change - this is a very interesting recommendation. Can you research examples of laws like this that have been passed?

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      1. global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 06 May 2020

        for example in Kenya if you cut one for economical use tree you are supposed to plant another two trees other ones are stopping pollution,contamination of waste to the environment,stoppage of hazardous to the environment and conservation of the environment. These are some of the laws

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          admirable_rambutan's comment 11 May 2020

          That is very interesting - thank you!

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2:
    Actions to do now.
    Provide emergency health care to injured. I choose this to be an action to do now because when you don't provide health care the injured will suffer more.
    Send food to affected area.I select this because when you don't send food the affected area the citizens will all die
    Send firefighters to affected areas. This is an action to do now because when you don't send them people will loss their lives.
    Ask for international aid.This is an action to do now because when you don't ask for international aid you can't solve the situation by yourself.
    Borrow money from another country. This is an action to do now because if you don't borrow money you can't do it with all your money.
    Investigate why the event happened.This is an action to do now because when you don't investigate when it happen again you will not know how to stop it.
    Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather. This is an action to do now because when you don't move them they will loss their lives .
    Actions to do in two mouths time.....
    1: Give money to people who can't work.
    Reason: This is an action to do in two months time because they must think about it before they give you the money.
    Actions to do in next year or two.
    Support affected business.
    Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    Build houses with materials that home cool.
    Reason: I choose this to be action to do in n

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      opinionated_honeydew's comment 06 May 2020

      Well reasoned and very detailed - well done. Do you think we can do more internationally to help country's in extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2:
    I chose this choices because due to my opinion the event has already happened.
    •Action to do now-
    1.Provide emergency health care to the injured
    Ask For international aid(Help)
    •Action to Do In two months Later-
    1.Give money to people who cant work
    2.Send food to the area affected area.
    •Action to do Later-
    1.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    2.Build houses with materials that can keep homes cool.
    3.Investigate why the event.
    4.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.



    Preventative-
    -Build better flood defenses.
    -Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.

    Reactive
    -Send the army to help
    -Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    -Select a leader to coordinate the response.


    •To save lives-
    1-Give money to people who can work.
    2-Evacuate people from the area.
    3.Provide emergency health care to the injured.

    •Money and Economy
    1.Help people collect insurance money
    2.Save money so can respond to a future weather disaster.
    3.Support affected business.
    4.Borrow money from another country.

    •Actions to reduce Climate Change.
    -Invest in early warm storm system.
    -Invest in given energy technology.
    -Low carbon emissions.

    -How else could you divide or group the actions.
    1.Preparation to combact the extreme weather.
    2-Providing supports and aids to the victims.
    3.Strong measures to curb future events pf extreme weather.

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      intellectual_meaning's comment 06 May 2020

      Very detailed insights, well done - do you think enough is being investigated in your country regarding extreme weather and how to prevent it? Do you think more can be done internationally?

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          intellectual_meaning's comment 15 May 2020

          Can you say why?

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 3
    Situation 1 (Hurricane)

    In my country, the health care system is very poor and since the hurricane will cause a lot of injures to the people, there is a need to provide emergency health care to the injured.This will help save the lives of the people who are injured.
    Also since in my country, there are high levels of poverty but we have good relationship with neighbouring countries, we have to seek international aid from those neighbouring countries. This will mitigate the the financial impact of the hurricane on my country.
    Furthermore, since the hurricane is about to hit the country in four day's time and we are aware of the upcoming hurricane, it will be important to evacuate people from the area. This will help save the lives of those people who live in the area where the hurricane is about to occur.
    In my opinion it will also be important when we build more school infrastructures to educate and give them the necessary skills to develop their businesses. The high level of poverty in the country is associated with high level of illiteracy. This makes the country to suffer seriously when any extreme weather event hits the country. There is therefore the need to ensure that every citizen of the country is educated and given the necessary skills in order for them to establish themselves. This will reduce the financial burden on the citizens and the government when extreme weather events occur.

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      enigmatic_weasel's comment 04 May 2020

      Well done for mentioning the need for education and skills training!

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  • global-conversation.png trustworthy_sealion | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    Actions to do now.
    -provide emergency health care to the injured
    -send food to the affected area
    -send firefighters to the affected area
    -evacuate people from the area
    -send the army to help
    -invest in early-warning storm systems
    -move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather

    Actions to do in two month's time.
    - give money to people who can't work
    -provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes
    -help people collect insurance money
    -ask for international aid
    -borrow money from another country
    -build houses with materials that keep homes cool
    -build better flood defenses

    Actions to do in the next year or two.
    -select a leader to coordinate the response
    -investigate why the event happened
    -lower carbon emissions
    -save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster
    -invest in green energy technology

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

    step 5
    the hardest part to me would be sorting the responses
    I dont think all countries should help the affected equally because others are rich while others are poverty stricken.
    And I think it would be the government of a particular nation if the responses are not perfect

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  • global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 1:Evacuate the people from the area. For the area is already affected making matters worse for the residents. As they hv no food nor shelter and even their belongings would have been destroyed by the extreme temperatures. Taking them from a place that has been severely affected to a better to do place would be a great response to the extreme weather conditions

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Actions that are to be done immediately are :
    Providing emergency healthcare so as to save the lives of the injured and prevent worsening of their wounds and injuries
    Calling the fire fighters in case of a fire accident so that they can put out the fire as quickly as possible and to prevent the fire from spreading to other areas

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step 1: The best way of responding to extreme weather events is by providing emergency healthcare to the injured...y am i saying so...it is because we are talking about responding meaning it has occured already so the best way is to treat those who are injured so as at least to save the people then the others can come later but according to me it is the best way to respond once the extreme weather event has occured

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Actions to do now:
    Providing emergency healthcare to injured
    Sending food to the areas affected
    Sending firefighters
    Sending an army
    Evacuating people from the area
    Provide shelter to those whose houses were destroyed
    Select a leader to coordinate response

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      warm_bell's comment 10 May 2020

      Interesting ideas. How do you think that a country could select a leader when they'd be experiencing a lot of trauma?

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Actions to do in two months time:
    Support affected businesses
    Send money to those who cannot work
    Build houses with materials that keep the houses cool
    Build houses with
    better flood defences
    Help people collect insurance money

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Actions to do in one years time or two
    Build houses
    Lower carbon emission
    Save money for incase of a next extreme weather

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      warm_bell's comment 07 May 2020

      In what ways can a country save money in a balanced and fair way without disadvantaging certain people?

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  • global-conversation.png mindful_vegetable | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    04 May 2020

    In my opinion there are many actions to respond to extreme weather events but the best way is by :1- asking for international help because maybe the affected country can't respond to extreme weather and it can improve international relations 2-providing the necessary health care for the injured and send food to the affected area because it is possible that they lost their homes and properties and are unable to provide the necessities of living 3- finally, provide shelter to people who lost their homes and help them to collect insurance money so they can make up for what they lost

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    My reasons as for above is because under actions to do now: these are the things that those people affected require them immediately or without them survival will be minimal and also the people will have a hard time living
    Reasons for actions to do in two months time: this is because the people can stay for a while with what they were given first and also it is to lut preventive measures incase for another extreme weather....people will be alert and safe and prepared at least due to the early warning storm systems.......so at least it will not be as bad and dangerous as the first weather extreme whereby people were unaware

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  • global-conversation.png warm_bell | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Of the one year or two year......we can stay for a while without it or as we prepare also for the next one....like saving money .....we save money so as to improve the building structures and other infrastructures so as to not have a bad damage as a non prepared for extreme weather event

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      warm_bell's comment 10 May 2020

      How exactly can a nation save money?

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 4
    In situation 2,the country has very high carbon emissions with extremely high temperatures. It is therefore important for the country in situation 2 to lower its carbon emissions but in situation 1 since that country's carbon emissions is very low there is no need for that country to lower their carbon emissions.
    Also in situation 2,the poverty level is very low compared to situation 1.Therefore situation 2 might not need any international aid in their situation compared to situation 1. They will therefore have to invest in green energy technology to reduce the high increase in temperatures.
    Furthermore, the emergency situation 2 is better than situation 1.So in this case situation 2 may not need emergency health care service like it is in situation 1.So situation 2 will build houses with materials that keep their homes cool but a country in situation 1 will not needs this.

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  • global-conversation.png rational_chemistry | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Actions to do immediately are:
    To evacuate the people to prevent people from being adversely affected by the extreme weather conditions
    Send the army to the affected area to help in evacuating people and building strategies to help solve the extreme weather such as during floods they can build gutters to drain off the water to prevent the water from accumulating on one particular area

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_nature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    04 May 2020

    STEP 2
    1- provide emergency health care to the injured
    Evacuate people from the area
    Send firefighters to the affected area
    Send the army to help
    Ask for international aid (help)
    Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes
    Help people collect insurance money
    2-borrow money from another country
    Support affected business
    Give money to people who can't work
    Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather
    Investigate why the event happened
    Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster
    Invest in early warning storm system
    3- build houses with material that keep homes cool
    Lower carbon emissions
    Invest in green energy technology

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      awesome_nature's comment 06 May 2020

      You mention 'green energy technology' in your post. Can you provide examples of these?

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      1. global-conversation.png awesome_nature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 08 May 2020

        Types of green energy that come to mind are solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric power. There are several examples that even include nuclear energy, which is sometimes considered a green energy source because of its low waste production compared to coal or oil energy sources

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_region | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    04 May 2020

    Step 1:I think the best way to respond to extreme weather events is to:
    *keep valuables out of the reach of rising water
    *take photos of your property to keep track of damage
    *protect important documents and save copies, for example in the cloud
    *bring cofferdams (small dikes to be placed behind doors, garage doors and bay windows) to slow the rise in *water and test their installation in calm weather
    *have sandbags or dirt bags near the front door to slow the entry of water
    *define a survival zone to reach in the event of a flood, in height and near a window to facilitate evacuation
    *leave a brightly colored cloth on it, to be waved to alert you to help
    place a rope on it to facilitate possible evacuation
    *keep an easily accessible survival kit

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_radio | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    Which actions would also be good response to the coronavirus?
    1. Providing food to the less fortunate and to those who have lost their jobs due to this pandemic.
    2. Carrying out mass testing and fumigation of epicenters of the virus.
    3.Providinig face masks to people who can't afford to buy.
    4.Educating and advertising on the importances of either washing their hands or sanitizing, disinfecting surfaces and contagious articles.
    5 Advising on social distancing in public places.
    6 Restricting movement in most affected areas.
    7 Providing quarantine facilities for those suspected to have been in contact with a positive covid-19 person.
    8 Assisting in contact tracing.

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    Step2: Actions to do now:
    1:Select a leader to co-ordinate the response.
    2:Send food to the affected to provide a meal to the affected for example during flooding all the food is washed away hence the people lack food.
    3:send fire fighters to the affected areas in order to rescue the people affected by the extreme weather conditions.
    4:provide emergency aid to the injured in order to save lives.
    5:Evacuate people from areas likely to experience extreme weather to avoid loss of lives.
    6: Send army to help during the pandemic.For example help in putting out fires , rescuing people from floods and evacuating people.
    Actions to do in a month or two:
    1:Borrow money from other countries to help in building roads that had been destroyed during the extreme weather conditions,to buy medical supplies and foodstuffs for the affected people
    2:provide shelter for the affected people since they lack places to stay after the destruction of the initial homes
    3:Ask for international help or aid like providing more doctors to help during the pandemic.
    4:Build houses with materials that keep homes cool for example in areas like slums, materials used to build houses there are iron sheets which cannot bring a cooling effect during an extreme weather condition like a heat wave.
    5:Give money to the people who can't work for example the disabled and elderly people.
    6:Support affected business by providing them with stores and supplies to grow their businesses.
    7:Help people collect their insurance money to support in the business and other areas of living like the food section.
    8: Investigate why the event happened and find ways of preventing for instance during flooding ,ways to prevent people from being affected is by moving them to a higher ground and planting trees.
    Actions to do in a year or two:
    1:Lower carbon emissions by licencing industries with controlled carborn emmision for example industries that use their waste for manure.
    2:Build flood defences like gabbions ,plant cover and dams.
    3:Save money so that it can be used to respond to a future weather disaster.The money can be used to provide food and medical supplies to the affected people.
    4:Invest in early warning storm system in order to prevent flooding and hurricans.
    5:Invest in green energy technology for example discouraging the cutting down of trees which can help prevent flooding.
    6.Move people from areas likely to experience extreme weather for example the government can plan to move people from budalangi where it's a known place for floods and instead build dams.

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  • global-conversation.png neat_fruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step2:
    1.Send firefighters to the affected areas.
    2.Support affected businesses and investigate why the event happened. 3.Help people to collect insurance money.
    Ask for international aids.
    My reason for the choice is that extreme weather occurs unknowingly so precautions and effective measures should be put in place.sjnce citizens are nation resources the president should take concern of it people.
    1.Lower carbon emissions.2.Invest in green energy technology . 3.Invest in early_warning Storm system.
    1.Investigate why the event happened
    2.Provided emergency health care facilities to the injured.
    3. Build better flood defences
    1Evacuate people from the area.
    2Send food to the affected area.
    3.Give money to people who can't work.
    1.Borrow money from another country.
    2.Help people to collect insurance.
    3.Support affected businesses

    1.Invest in green energy Technology
    2.Lower carbon emissions
    3.Invest in early -warning storm system.
    Reason
    Preparation to fight the extreme climate change.
    Provision to support the affected area.
    measures to prevent future extreme weather effect.

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  • global-conversation.png agreeable_poem | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    1.Action to do now
    -Provide emergency health care
    services to the injured to save lives.
    -Evacuate people from the affected
    area to safe grounds.
    -Move people a way from area's
    likely to experience extreme
    weather to avoid more
    destruction,last but least send food
    to the affected people.

    2.Action to do in two month's time
    -These action will help rebuild the
    economy.
    -Support the affected businesses.

    3.Actions that reduces climate
    change.
    -Lower carbon emissions to reduce
    extreme heat.
    -Build better flood defence.

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    I strongly disagree with this because as a government the leaders should always protect their citizens they build economy and there are the ones who make up a a government

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    1. global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      open_dragonfly's comment 05 May 2020

      What about the government set laws and rules to protect the citizens but disobey they think they are in democratic time’s example is in my country the government have set rules for everybody to wear face masks to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading but lot of people refuse to do it so when the citizens get infected with the virus and the government don’t get enough facilities and money to take care of them, so who is to be blamed here.?

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  • global-conversation.png honorable_dog | State M/A School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    BEST WAYS TO RESPONSE TO EXTREME-WEATHER EVENTS
    1. provide emergency healthcare to injured
    2. send food to the affected areas
    3. give financial support to the victims who can't work
    4. send firefighters to the affected areas
    5. ask for international aid
    6. Borrow money from other nations or from the World Bank
    7. Send some Army to hell
    8. Investigate why the extreme- weather event happened
    9. Move people away from the areas likely to be affected by the extreme-weather event
    10. Lower carbon emissions.

    Step 2:
    a. ACTIONS TO DO NOW
    * Provide emergency healthcare to be injured.
    * Send money to the people who can't work
    * Send firefighters to the affected areas
    * Evaluate people from the affected areas
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTHS
    * Move people from areas likely to be affected by the extreme-weather event
    * Ask for international aid
    * Borrow money from other countries or the world bank 🏦
    * Select leader to coordinate response
    * Support the affected business
    ACTIONS TO DO IN A YEAR OR TWO MONTHS
    * Build house 🏠 with materials that will keep room cool
    * Investigate why the event happened
    * Lower carbon emissions
    * Save money so you can respond to future extreme-weather events.

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    STEP 1:
    Move people from areas likely to experience Extreme Weather
    STEP 2:
    Action to do now,send firefighters to respond to the affected areas
    Action to do in two months time ,build better flood defences
    Action to do in the next year or two,save money so that you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    The reason for my answers is because we need to save lives.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    The best way to respond to extreme Wheather is to provide emergency healthcare to the injured and evacuate people from affected areas

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2
    Action now:
    1. Send firefighter to affected areas
    2. Send the Army to help
    3. Provide emergency healthcare for the injured
    4. Send food to the affected area

    Two months:
    1. Support affected business
    2. Give money to the people who can't work due to the cause of injuries
    3. Investigate why it happened to measures for future occurances.
    Next two years:
    1.
    Build better flood defences to stop flooding
    2. Save money so that you can response to future Wheather disaster.
    3. Invest in green energy technology to give a solid grounds

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    This action is necessary though not urgent but will help reduce the risk of losing lives in the future

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Preventatives:
    1. Build houses with materials that keeps home cool
    2. Save money so that you can respond to a future Wheather disaster.
    3 move people away from area which are likely to experience extreme Wheather
    4. Build better flood defences.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Reactive:
    1. Help people to collect thier insurance money
    2. Ask for international support.
    3. Borrow money from other country

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_chocolate | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    STEP 1
    As for my opinion, some of the best ways to respond to extreme weather events are:
    1. Cascading nature of extreme events- Instead of one dominant event, localities are dealing with multiple types and occurrences of extreme events, many of which have become more severe and more frequent in recent decades.
    Water services and critical infrastructure- water services are critical and water infrastructure must be prioritized.
    Risk management- the community must understand their risk and define their risk tolerance.
    Leadership and Innovation- communities need leadership to help navigate the path to resilience.
    These are some ways to respond to extreme weather events.

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Step 2:
    1.Provide shelter for to people who can't stay.
    2.Evacuate people from the area.
    3.Invest in early-warning storm system.
    4.Save money so you can response to a future weather disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Reduce climate changes:
    1. Lower carbon emissions
    2. Invest in early warning of storm systems
    3. Invest in green energy technology

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    How to group:

    1 preparation towards extreme weather
    2. Aid to the victims
    3. Future plan towards extreme weather

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    Continuation of step 4:
    Reason: I choose this to be an action to do in next year or two because it is not important than the other actions.
    2.Sort the responses into two groups.
    Actions that happen before an event.
    1:Lower carbon emissions .
    2:Build better flood defences.
    3:Build houses with materials that keep home cool .4:Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    5:Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    6:Invest in green energy technology.
    I chose this because these actions will help to reduce the extreme weather conditions in the area in case it happens.
    Actions that happen after an event.
    1: Provide emergency health care to injured.
    2: Send food to affected areas .
    3: Give money to people who can't work.
    4: Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their house.
    5: Support affected business.
    6: Ask for international aid.
    7: Borrow money from another countries.
    8: Investigate why the event happened.

    The reason why I choose this to be reactive.
    I choose them to be reactive because they will relief the affected people.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    STEP1.
    In my opinion,the best way to respond to extreme weather events is to provide emergency healthcare to the affected and also evacuate people from the area before other responses follows.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    STEP2.
    •ACTIONS TO DO NOW
    1. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    2. Send fire fighters to the affected areas
    3. Evacuate people from the area
    4. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    5. Send the army to help.
    •ACTION TO DO IN TWO MONTHS TIME.
    1. Support affected businesses
    2. Give money to people who can't work.
    3. Investigate why the event happened.
    4. Ask for international
    5. Help people collect insurance money
    •ACTIONS TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO
    1. Borrow money from another country
    2. Save money so you can respond to a future disaster
    3. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    4. Build houses with materials that keep home cool.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    STEP3.
    •ACTIONS THAT HAPPENS BEFORE AN EVENT (Preventative)
    1. Invest in early warning storming systems
    2. Build better flood defences
    3. Lower carbon emissions
    4. Evacuate people from the area
    •ACTIONS THAT HAPPENS AFTER AN EVENT (Reactive)
    1. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    2. Support affected businesses
    3. Give money to people who cant work
    •ACTIONS WHICH WILL SAVE LIVES
    1. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured
    2. Send food to the affected areas
    3. Send fire fighters to the affected areas
    •ACTIONS TO DO WITH THE ECONOMY
    1. Support affected businesses
    2. Help people collect insurance money
    3. Give money to people who cant work
    •ACTIONS WHICH WILL WOULD REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE
    1. Invest in early warning storming systems
    2. Lower carbon emissions
    3. Invest in green energy technology.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    04 May 2020

    STEP 2. ACTIONS TO DO NOW.
    1.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Send food to the affected area.
    3.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    5.Evacuate people from the area.
    6.Send the army to help.
    7.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    REASONS.
    These actions or these responses are the ones which will save victims as soon as possible in order to save lives.
    ACTIONS TO DO I N TWO MONTHS TIME.
    1.Give money to people who can't work.
    2.Ask for international aid(help).
    3.Investigate why the event happened.
    4.Help people collect insurance money.
    5.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    6.Invest in early-warning storm system.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO.
    1.Borrow money from another country.
    2.Build houses with materials that keeps homes cool.
    3.Build better flood defences.
    4.Surpport affected business.
    5.Lower carbon emissions
    6.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    7. Invest in green energy technology.
    REASONS.
    For the responses on two months time and next year or two, the responses cater for the victims after they have receive immediate attention

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_nature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    04 May 2020

    Dealing with a tough situation of extreme weather like heat waves,, very cold winters, floods or similar dangerous situations requires an experienced team to lead the country or the community. Wise leadership avoided countries big number of deaths for example in South korea or New Zealand during coronavirus pandemic. Likewise in extreme weather wise leaders play a role in getting ready and expect what can happen and listen to experts in advance. Getting ready financially and logistically. And most of all make a good use of the media to raise awareness.

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  • global-conversation.png splendid_land | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    04 May 2020

    I agree with most of the above but I think pollution is the mother of all evils and if we want to respond to extreme weather countries all around the world must sit and look for alternative energies , you may tell me we need urgent solutions to save lives , well yes and the answer is the same, countries should exchange their strategies in dealing with weather dangers and prevention is better than cure. I suggest volunteering and joining causes like that of Greta Thunberg can make a change now as well as on long term in the future.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      splendid_land's comment 07 May 2020

      Can you be more specific about alternative energy supplies?

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      1. global-conversation.png splendid_land | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 26 May 2020

        I mean solar and wind power. It is sarcastic that nature is punishing Man by the same means he can use to heal the planet. Heat and strong winds are extreme weather events related but if we use them as clean energy they can save us from these dangerous events. It seems that Earth is reacting according to our treatment to it

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  • global-conversation.png rhetorical_artist | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    04 May 2020

    Step3 (situation 1)
    Because of all the polution and the climatical problems that we live with them these days extreme weather issues became more frequent and cause a lot of damage to the affected country and injure its citizens. As in many poor countries touched by hurricanes they took many preventions to respond to it like asking for international aid from other countries to provide health care for people who are injured or to help who lost their houses or families also the country have to send the army and the firefighters to move people away from areas likely to be affected and of course the country won't forget to save miney for rebuilding, reparing what the hurricane left behind it and saving money to respond to future weather disaster.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      rhetorical_artist's comment 07 May 2020

      Excellent - you have recognised that in Situation 1, that countries nearby can provide help in extreme weather events such as hurricanes.

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  • global-conversation.png sceptical_song | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    05 May 2020

    Step 2:
    Action to do now : Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes, Evacuate people from the area, Provide emergency health care to the injured, Send food to the affected area, Send firefighters to affected areas
    Action to do in 2 months time: Give money to people who can't work, Investigate why the event happened, Invest in early -warning storm system, Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather, Send the army to help
    Actions to do in the next year or two: Support affected businesses, Help people collect insurance money, Select a leader to coordinate the response, Ask for international aid(help), Build houses with materials that keep homes cool, Build better flood defences, Lower carbon emissons, Save money so you can respond to a future weather diaster, Invest in green energy technology, Borrow money from another country.

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    05 May 2020

    Actions to do now- you should report what has happen before the people there are affected.
    Actions to do in to months time- is like the government can do the action because if a flood is somewhere they should take time to help.

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

    step 2
    actions to do now
    1

    1 provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2 send food to the affected areas.
    3 provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes .
    4 send fire fighters to the affected areas.
    5
    5 evacuate people from the area .
    6 send the army to help.
    7 move people away from areas likely to be affected.

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    05 May 2020

    I give responses to the storm picture.
    The government should provide food and shelter to the people who stay outside.
    The government should build houses for the people whose houses are swept away.
    Thinking about the river banks.
    People should evacuate the places where it is affected.

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

    actions to do in two months time.
    1, give money to people who cant work.
    2 help people to collect insurance money.
    3 support affected businesses.

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

    the reasons why i group the responses above is that there are things that needs immediate actions and there are others that can wait . example saving lives comes first as compared to getting insurances

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

    preventive responses

    1 provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes
    2 evacuate people from the area
    3 help people collect insurance money
    4 build houses with materials that keep homes cool
    5build better

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

    preventive responses
    5 build better flood defenses
    6 lower carbon emissions
    7 invest in early warning storm systems
    8 move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather

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

    reactive responses .
    1 provide emergency health care
    2 send food to the affected areas
    3 give money to people who cant work
    4 provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes
    5 send fire fighters to the affected areas
    6 support affected bussinese

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

    reactive responses
    6 support affected businesses
    7 send the army to help
    8 ask for international help
    9 borrow money from another country
    10 investigate why the event happened

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

    the reasons why i grouped the responses above is that there are responses that prevent damages to happen and there are those that needs time to be accomplished

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

    3. actions that saves lives are preventive

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

    4 .the actions to do with the economy are preventive

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      nice_reindeer's comment 05 May 2020

      Are there any reactive actions that are in place now to help the economy, for example, as a result of the Australian bushfires?

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      1. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 05 May 2020

        yes there are ,example in our country Kenya many bush fires are as a result of charcoal burning and careless cigarette smokers who throw burning filters on the ground,and this could be controled ,as the case of Australia the cause once identified could be controlled

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      2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 07 May 2020

        Reactivate actions help to rebuild the economy only when there is good leadership in the country. After an event takes place destroyed

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  • global-conversation.png open_dragonfly | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    05 May 2020

    What if it's because of flooding how will firefighters help out

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      open_dragonfly's comment 06 May 2020

      Firefighters perform multiple roles and while their day-to-day jobs involve helping people fight fires, they also assist other local services including communities through floods.

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

    5 the actions that would reduce climatic changes are preventives

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

    6 i would divide or group the actions into immediate and long time actions

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

    step 3
    situation 4 the situation resembles what Kenya is experiencing today due to the ongoing rain falls
    1 the storms are causing floods and alot of people are left homeless , people are missing , people are forced to evacuate their homes to safer place ,in some areas helicopters are the only left option to safe lives ,
    2. i have organised with the redcross team to help , first they will assist in surveying the damage left behind, identify the most affected areas, identify areas that needs reactive actions ,after that we shall give food to the people , provide emergency health care to the injured , provide shelter to those who cant stay in their homes

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

    one action that i think is important is to hire more experienced experts to study the weather so as to get the exact picture of the climatic changes and take the necessary actions inorder to safe lives

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      nice_reindeer's comment 05 May 2020

      Where will these experts come from? Is there a greater need to encourage students to study sciences in school?

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      1. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 05 May 2020

        yes .teachers will have to encourage learners to embrace sciences more ,the government also should provide jobs to the pending science graduates so as to have more experts

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

    the reason as to why my actions are suitable is ,in case of another storm people will not loose their beloved ones and minimal or no death cases will be reported ,and in case there will be floods people will be notified earlier enough to take precautions

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

    step 4
    situation 2
    for a country in situation 2 the government should help its citizens by educating them on the importance of environmental conservation by planting more trees and cutting less .this would help their water catchment areas and the ground too to retain water without wasting much to the atmosphere and the cracks would reduce.about the carbon emission citizens should be trained on the importance of using renewable sorces of energy that exhausts less to the atmoshere because even if the country has enough money to spend prevention is cheaper as compared to damage rectifying

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

    step 5
    a, the hardest part of the activity is getting money to reboost the affected businesses

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

    step 5
    b .during extreme weather event . countries should not help the affected countries equally because they do not have equal riches ,there are those that are poor and others richer

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

    c, long term actions are more important because they prevent future damages

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      nice_reindeer's comment 07 May 2020

      Do you not think short term measures are also important to prevent deaths in the event of extreme weather?

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

    no one is to blame if the responses are not effective ,we should prevent them because blaming will not heal the broken hearts but mending our ways to prevent extreme weather effects is the best way .lets all embrace environmental care ,prevention is better ,curing is expensive

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    1. global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      nice_reindeer's comment 05 May 2020

      The citizens are to be blamed because if they don’t listen to the instructions given to them by the government like example some people will find it difficult to move out from the affected areas and if the events happens and it affect them, they citizens are to be blamed here

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        outspoken_power's comment 06 May 2020

        Why might the citizens find it difficult to move out of affected areas. Is it still their fault if they would like to move but are unable to?

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        1. global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 06 May 2020

          Some might feel comfortable with their old places probably due to some business they do at that place example if you have a farmland which crops grow well there, you will find it difficult to move to a new place to start all over again

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      nice_reindeer's comment 10 May 2020

      Wonderful reflection! Thank you.

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

    optional reflection
    responses that would also be good to the corona virus
    1 provide food for people in lock downs
    2 provide sanitizers to the most affected places by the virus
    3raise an alarm to areas the virus is rising in large numbers
    4 provide soft loans to boost the affected businesses

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  • global-conversation.png dazzling_bee | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
    05 May 2020

    STEP2.
    1. provide emergency health care to the injured .I give this reason because someone is injured in two months time will be able to help them.
    Send fire fighters to affected areas .because when there is fire will you send fire fighters the next day.
    send army to help. Because in two months time will you be able to save a person who is about to die.

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

    step2:
    1: provide emergency health care to the injured. i choose this answer because some people may be seriously injured and may need help at the exact moment.
    2: send fire fighters to affected areas. i also choose this answer because if maybe there was a wild fire you can not wait until another day to help you need to help at that exact moment because there may be people living at that area you've got a chance to save the lives of those people.
    3: send army to help. i choose this answer because there maybe a place that was on fire and the situation was dificult so they call the army to help.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 3:
    Situation 1 (hurricane)
    Since the hurricane will cause a lot of injuries and the country's healthcare system is poor there's the need to provide emergency healthcare to help save lives. Also due to the high level of poverty in my country I will use my good relationship with the neighboring country to seek aid from them to help reduce the impact of the hurricane. Since the event is in four days time there will be the need to educate them on the risk and cautious them on the precaution to take.

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    The occurrence of some extreme weather events are inevitable especially the natural ones. A country which is about to be affected by severe drought can put down some measures in order to reduce/ manage the impact. In the event of an imminent drought people must first of all, store enough food in their homes. The government can build silos to store large amount of food and other essentials. The government in the about-to-be-affected areas can call for international assistance. Since there would be severe shortage of water it would be prudent to store large volumes of water in storage facilities. It is also important not to waste water especially during those times. We could also practice irrigation during such times. If adequate measures are put in place the effects could be managed to some appreciable extent.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    The immediate action to take during extreme Wheather (rain ) is to evacuate people from areas likely to affected.
    Send the Army to help people evacuate to solve the problem of flooding

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  • global-conversation.png passionate_wildcat | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    Preventative:
    * Build houses with material that keeps home cool.
    * Build better flood defences.
    * Lower carbon emissions.
    * Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    * Invest

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 5
    The hardest action is getting money for the people whose businesses have been affected

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

      I disagree that getting money for people to start business is difficult to do if the country have saved enough for future occurrences

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    ACTIONS TO DO NOW.
    1.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2.Send food to the affected area.
    3.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    5.Evacuate people from the area.
    6.Send the army to help.
    7.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTH'S TIME.
    1.Give money to people who can't work.
    2.Ask for international aid (help).
    3.Investigate why the event happened.
    4.Help people collect insurance money.
    5.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    6.Invest in early_warning storm systems.
    7.Invest in green energy technology .
    ACTIONS TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO.
    1.Borrow money from another country.
    2.Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    3.Build better flood defences.
    4.Support affected businesses.
    5.Lower carbon emissions.
    6.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 5
    B. During extreme Wheather event all countries can not help equally because financial status of the countries are not equal, sometimes the affected country might be richer than the neighboring country that is helping.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    C. I think long term action is important because it helps prevent future occurances and measures are put in right places
    D. I think the government should be blame for not responding to event because it a whole country's problem and not individual

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  • global-conversation.png passionate_wildcat | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    Preventative:
    * Build houses with material that keeps home cool.
    * Build better flood defences.
    * Lower carbon emissions.
    * Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    * Invest in early warming storm system.
    * Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    * Invest in green energy technology.
    Reactive: Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    * Send food to the affected area.
    * Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    * Send firefighter to the affected areas.
    * Give money to people who can't work.
    * Evaluate people from the area send the army to help.
    * Investigate why the event happened.
    Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    * Ask for international aid.
    * Borrow money from another country.
    * Support affected businesses.
    * Help people to collect insurance money.

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    The impact of extreme weather events vary from place to place, and not all extreme weather events have the same degree of impact even though they can be similar. Where an affected country can manage the impact of an extreme weather event I think there would be no need to rely on other countries. In case the situation gets out of hand the need for foreign aid becomes appropriate. We should remember that 'not all fingers are of the same length'. It is therefore not reasonable to expect the same response from all countries. Some countries may help in the rescue and evacuation of people in affected areas. Others may be ready and willing to help in the area of food distribution. In fact even the timing of responses from countries will even differ. Some countries may provide rapid response while others will respond slowly but steadily. Some responses may even come in the aftermath of the event. We must also bear in mind that there are countries that may be willing to assist others but cannot do so simply because they might not have the capacity to do so.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step1
    1. Investing in green energy technology
    The use of solar energy, wind energy and geothermal energy uses nature to supply human needs. Practising afforestation, supporting agricultural businesses and restoring our ecosystems do not only reduce pollution but serves as tourist sites, food suppliers, economy stabilizers etc.

    2. Saving money so response to future weather disasters are being made.
    The relief one feels when his or her money is with an insurance company is the same way the nation feels when money is saved towards extreme weather disasters. Should any weather disaster occur, there is money to take care of the community as soon as possible.

    3. Low carbon emissions
    Lowering the use of vehicles, the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation all help battle climate. Carbon content leads to global warming and so if lowered reduces climate change. This is a way to prevent extreme weather changes.

    4. Investigation on why the events happened
    Identifying the cause and Reasons of the events happening healthone know the best measures that can be taken to counter the occurrence of such events.
    These are my reasons for choosing these four options that can be used to battle extreme weather change

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      precious_fox's comment 05 May 2020

      You raised a good point -- using our reasoning and evaluation skills can help to better understand the many causes of an event, and prepare us for the future. You practise these skills on this forum!

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      1. global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 05 May 2020

        I appreciate your compliment. I will continue this and improve on the others and I will also apply the other skills as well.

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_seal | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 May 2020

    step 1
    actions to do now
    I think we should provide health care to the injured,send food,provide shelters,evacuate people from the area.send firefighters .this is because the main concern is people's safety and life

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  • global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    STEP TWO
    Actions to do now
    Actions to do in two months time
    Actions to do in the next year or two
    1.Send fire fighters to the affected areas and send army to help.
    2. Lower carbon emissions. Ask for international aid. Provide shelter for people who can't stay in their house.
    3.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    Sort the response into two groups.
    1.Actions that happen before an event (preventative ).
    2. Actions that happen after an event (reactive ).
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    2. Build better flood defence.
    Choose which actions would save life.
    Choose which actions are to do with the economy (money and business ).
    Choose which actions would reduce climate change.
    1. Send fire fighters to the affected areas and send army to help. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Support affected business. Help people collect insurance money.
    3. Plant trees and grassroots to prevent climate change .

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    REFLECTION:
    1. I don't think during a pandemic all countries should help equally because this is a global issue and I think the whole is experiencing the COVID 19 so it makes it very difficult to offer help if that country is Rich. For example my country Ghana could not help other country but rather we received aid from others.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Good response:
    1. Provide food for the vonurables during this lockdown
    2. Educate people on how the virus spread and importance of staying home
    3. Wearing nose mask must be a MUST.
    4. Teach them the benefits of hand washing and use of sanitizers.

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  • global-conversation.png wonderful_keyboard | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    ACTIONS TO DO NOW
    1.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2.Send food to the affected area.
    3.Provide shelter to people who cannot stay in their homes.
    4.Send firefighters to the affected area.
    5.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    REASONS
    The reason behind me choosing these actions above is that these actions will be needed immediately for those injured.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTHS TIME.
    1.Give money to people who cannot work.
    2.Help people collect insurance money.
    3.Support affected business.
    4.Send the army to help.
    5.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    REASONS.
    The reason for choosing these actions in two months time is that,Governments will get the money to support them within the two months.
    ACTION TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO.
    1.Ask for international aid.
    2.Borrow money from another country.
    3.Build better flood defence.
    4.Investigate why the event happened.
    5.Lower carbon emissions.
    6.Invest in early warning storm systems
    7.Invest in green energy technology.
    REASONS
    The reason behind me choosing these actions is that,within a year or two,the Governments will be able to use these actions.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    STEP 4
    In situation 4, there are early reports of deaths and missing people but in situation 1 there are no reports of people dead and missing but rather, people injured.
    Also, in situation 1 i have good relationship with our neighbouring countries to as for aid from them, whiles in situation 4 several aid organisations have already started working in the country and other countries have offered their help to the country.

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

    STEP 2
    2.Sort the responses into two groups:
    Action that happens before an event.
    *Evacuate people from the area.
    *Build better flood defense.
    Action that happens after an event.
    *Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    *Send food to the affected area.
    1:Reason to send food to the affected area is to help them by giving them food.
    2:Provide emergency health care to the injured by giving them medical care.

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  • global-conversation.png comfortable_computer | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 1
    The best way to respond to extreme weather is to provide emergency health care to the injured. I say this because our health is the most important thing to attend to so if this disaster has occurred or occurs ,every government should first respond to the health of the injured before any other responds follows.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    step 4
    In situation 1,people were evacuated from their area to protect themselves from the hurricane destroying them while in situation 4, the government should invest in early warning storm to alet the people of any upcoming storm in the country and to protect themselves from the dangers of the storm.

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

    STEP 1
    The best way to respond to extreme weather event ask for international aid by helping people who have been injured and give them medical and treatment.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      selfreliant_passionfruit's comment 05 May 2020

      International aid is very important in providing urgent medical and financial assistance. Do you think it is also important for your government to invest in its own resources, such as training more emergency workers and doctors? Can international aid be used to support these important local activities?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

        It is very important for the government to invest in its own resources because one cannot always rely on others for support. Once the government has invested in its own resources to train more emergency workers and doctors, I think international aid would be always needed because there

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      2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

        It is very important for the government to invest in its own resources because one cannot always rely on others for support. Once the government has invested in its own resources to train more emergency workers and doctors I don't think international aid would be needed because there are more professionals to support local activities.

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  • global-conversation.png excellent_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    My opinion is, we can responds to the extreme weather. The extreme climate change is due to lower carbon emission. We need to invest in early warning storm systems.

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  • global-conversation.png friendly_koala | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    05 May 2020

    STEP1.
    Maintaining a high level of transparent yet calm news to warn citizens of any possible dangers without inducing panic.
    Deploying several teams of experts to oversee and provide reports of the current crisis caused by the extreme weather attending to all possible hazards of power poles, unstable metal sheet roofs, low-level areas that can be flooded and seeing to any damage that could affect public infrastructure.
    Providing locals with a hotline number for emergencies as well as informing hospitals near dangerous areas to make preparations for any disaster that may occur.
    Making several public announcements and guides for the citizens on how to act during this time and which vehicles to operate, roads and areas to avoid and guidelines for dealing with any injuries.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      friendly_koala's comment 05 May 2020

      Well done for identifying the importance of honest, transparent public information. What sort of organisations or institutions can provide this information, and how can we ensure it is distributed widely?

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      1. global-conversation.png friendly_koala | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 06 May 2020

        Specialized institutions and news networks must be assigned to ensure no fake news arise and to make it known what sources are indeed legitimate and correct to prevent spread of fake news and rumors.
        Public announcements are to be sent via social media, TV and radio to provide full coverage as well as a daily report that summarizes current situation and advises citizens on their next move whether in transportation, work and even supermarket trips which spreads comfort tempered by caution.

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  • global-conversation.png fair_knowledge | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    SITUATION 1
    There is a hurricane which is due to hit your country in four day time .Your country has high levels of poverty and poor health care options .but you have good relationship with neighbouring countries . you know the hurricane will destroy homes and people will be injured.your country's carbon emissions are low but you feed the effect of climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2:
    Q3:Actions that will save life:
    1) Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather
    2)provide emergency health care to injured.
    3) send food to affected areas.
    4)provide shelter to people who can't stay home.
    5) send firefighters to affected areas.
    6)Ask for international aid ( help).
    7) Investigate ways the event happened.
    8) Build better flood defence.
    Q4: Actions that are to do with the economy.
    1)Support affected business.
    2)Borrow money from another countries.
    3)Give money to people who can't work.
    4)Save money so you can respond to future weather disaster.
    Q5) Actions that will reduce climate change:
    1) Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    2) Lower carbon emissions.
    3)Invest in green energy technology.
    4) Invest in early_warning storm systems.
    Q6) In my opinion l will divide or group the actions in another two ways thus : emergency response and future response. This is because some of response or actions need to be done now like provide emergency health care to injured among others and future response or actions because the response will help in future but not now like support affected business among others.

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    ACTIONS TO DO NOW.
    1.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2.Send food to the affected area.
    3.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    5.Evacuate people from the area.
    6.Send the army to help.
    7.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTH'S TIME.
    1.Give money to people who can't work.
    2.Ask for international aid (help).
    3.Investigate why the event happened.
    4.Help people collect insurance money.
    5.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    6.Invest in early_warning storm systems.
    7.Invest in green energy technology .
    ACTIONS TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO.
    1.Borrow money from another country.
    2.Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    3.Build better flood defences.
    4.Support affected businesses.
    5.Lower carbon emissions.
    6.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_lute | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step2: Provide emergency health care to the injured. 2. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    2. Provide shelter to people who can't work.
    3. Borrow money from another country. 2. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather. 3. Help collect insurance money.
    My reasons for the choice is that,extreme weather occurs unknowingly so precaution and effective measures be put in place. Since citizens are nations of its place.
    1. Invest in early-warning storm system. 2. Invest in green energy technology. 3. Lower carbon emission.
    2. Provide emergency health care to the injures. 2. Ask for intrenational. 3. Investigate why the event happen.
    3. Provide emergency health care to the injured. 2. Give money to people who can't work. 3. Evacuate people from the areas.
    4. Support affected business. 2. Help people collect insurance money. 3. Borrow money from another country.
    5. Lower carbon emission. 2. Invest in early-warning storm system. 3. Invest in green energy technology.
    6. Preparation to controll the extreme weather. 2. Provision for the affected people. 3. Prevention for further occurance.

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  • global-conversation.png distinguished_piccolo | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    05 May 2020

    SITUATION 3: HURRICANE.

    According to me,in this situation my response would be:
    1. Evacuate people from areas where the hurricane will strike first,areas where when the hurricane strikes the effect will be more catastrophic and provide with strong houses that can withstand the hurricane.
    2. Cease any activities taking place near large water bodies
    3. Due to poverty, borrow money from another country so as to buy emergency supplies,cater for the homeless by providing them with food, clothing and houses that can withstand the extreme weather.Also establish emergency shelters.
    4. All businesses to be closed and people to gather emergency supplies.
    5.resources such as food and water should be stored in safe places in-case of emergencies.

    I think my actions are suitable for this situation because i have taken precautions and also considered the peoples safety both the able and unable.

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  • global-conversation.png comfortable_computer | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step.3
    Situation 1.
    Responds.
    1. Ask for international aid from neighbouring countries to help take care of those who are going to be injured.
    2. Borrow money from neighbouring countries to take care of homes which are going to be destroyed.
    3.I would use the borrowed money to send food to areas which are going to be affected.
    4. I would also help evacuate people from areas which are going to be affected.
    Since my country has high level of poverty, i would help affected people by protecting them from any other calamity and provide them with cood and a place to say . This is my opinion for the problem

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  • global-conversation.png hopeful_song | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 1.
    * What is the best way to respond to extreme weather events.
    1. Send fire fighters to affected areas in order to rescue those in need of help.
    2. Evacuation enables the counters to pass information to emergency personnel about how many people are left in the building and where they might be.
    3. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    4. Send food to affected areas.
    5. Investigate why the incident happened.
    6. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    7. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather events.
    8. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Session 3
    Step 1
    The best way to respond to extreme weather events is:
    Before extreme weather events occur,
    1. Educate people on the dangers of extreme weather events.
    2. Avoid activities that cause extreme weather events.
    During extreme weather events,
    1. Evacuate people from affected areas.
    2. Provide the needs of the poor and vulnerable.
    After extreme weather events,
    1. The government should look for funds and rebuild the affected communities.
    2. Healthy habits should be encouraged to prevent future extreme weather events.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    1.
    Actions to do now
    *Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    *Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    *Send food to the affected areas.
    *Evacuate people from the area.
    *Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    *Send the army to help.
    *Send firefighters to affected areas.
    *Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.


    Actions to do in two month's time
    *Give money to people who can't work.
    *Support affected business.
    *Help people collect insurance money.
    *Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    *Build better flood defences.
    *Lower your carbon emissions.
    *Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    *Investigate why the event happened

    Actions to do in the next year or two
    *Ask for international aid (help).
    *Borrow money from another country.
    *Invest in green energy technology.
    *Invest in early-warning storm system.

    Reasons for my choices
    My reason for choosing the responses for (actions to do now) is because when I read them they sound urgent.
    My reason for choosing the responses for (actions to do in two months time) is because they help in the future.
    My reason for choosing the responses for (actions to do in a year or two) is to prevent an extreme weather from occurring in the future.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    2.
    2. - Actions that happen before an event
    *Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    *Build better flood defences.
    *Lower your carbon emissions.
    *Invest in early warning storm systems.
    *Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    *Invest in green energy technology.

    Actions that happen after an event
    *Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    *Give money to people who can't work.
    *Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    *Send food to the affected area.
    *Evacuate people from the area.
    *Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    *Send firefighters to affected areas.
    *Send the army to help.
    *Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    *Investigate why the event happened.
    *Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    *Help people collect insurance money.
    *Ask for international aid(help).
    *Borrow money from another country.

    My reason for choosing the responses for ( actions that happen before an event) is because they can prevent future extreme weather events.
    My reason for choosing the responses for (actions that happen after an event) is because they help reduce the effects of the events.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    3.
    Actions that would save lives
    *Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    *Send food to the affected area.
    *Give money to people who can't work.
    *Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    *Send firefighters to affected areas.
    *Evacuate people from the area.
    *Support affected businesses.
    *Send the army to help.
    *Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    *Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    4.
    Actions that are to do with the economy. (Money and business)
    *Give money to people who can't work.
    *Support affected businesses.
    *Help people collect insurance money.
    *Borrow money from another country.
    *Save money so you can respond to future weather disaster.
    *Ask for international aid(help).

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    5.
    Actions that would reduce climate change.
    *Lower your carbon emissions.
    *Invest in early warning systems.
    *Invest in green energy technology.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      sensible_jackfruit's comment 06 May 2020

      Can you explain these actions in more detail; for example, what can be done to lower carbon emissions? What kind of early warning systems could we invest in? What kind of green technology exists that could help reduce climate change?

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      1. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

        Instead of using fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas to produce electricity, we can use solar and water to produce electricity to lower carbon emissions.
        We can also invest in the study of the weather. We can buy advanced equipments to study the weather ahead of time or into the future so that we can prepare and reduce the effects of likely extreme weather events like hurricane.
        There are many kinds of green energy technologies which can help reduce climate change. Some of them are solar,wind and hydroelectric dams in addition to The use of energy efficient and LED light bulbs. These green energy technologies can be invested in to reduce climate change.
        Thank you for the questions.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    6.
    Another way of dividing or grouping the actions.
    - Actions to be performed by the government.
    -Actions to be performed by individuals.
    -Actions to be performed locally.
    -Actions to be performed globally.

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  • global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 1
    I think the best way to respond to an extreme weather events is to provide emergency health care for the injured and move people from the affected area

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      outspoken_power's comment 06 May 2020

      Can you explain why you think these are the best ways to respond?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 06 May 2020

        I think is the best way because if we don't provide emergency health care it can worsen the situation and they can loose their lives.

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      2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 07 May 2020

        I think these are the best ways because once an incident has taken place and there's someone severely injured the best way to save the person's life is by providing first aid or emergency health care and also move those who weren't injured to a safe place to prevent more lives being at risk.

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_morning | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    1.I will say things to do now are
    A.send firefighters to the affected areas
    B.provide emergency healthcare to the injured
    C.send food to the affected areas.

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_morning | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 2
    2.I will say actions to take in two months time are
    A.select a leader who can coordinate the response.
    B.provide shelter to people who can't stay in their houses
    C.support affected businesses.
    D.send the army to help
    E.evacuate people from the area.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Step 1:
    The best ways to respond to extreme weather events are firstly,you must provide emergency health care, food and shelter to the affected people to relief them.
    Secondly, you must investigate the causes of the event in other to know how best to prevent it in future and find lasting solution to that event or situation.
    Lastly, ask for international aid . When the damage cause is so severe that the economy of the country cannot sustain it the affected countries can go and ask for help from other country.

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  • global-conversation.png sceptical_song | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    06 May 2020

    Step 1: I think the best way to response is to provide emergency health care to the injured. People is in grave danger, of course we have to help them first. Again, if you are slow for one minute, they may not even live.
    So, i think help people first is the best response.
    Comment if you agree or disagree with me. I like commenting.Thanks for reading this comment!
    sceptical_song

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS.
    1.Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    2.Build better flood defences.
    3.Lower carbon emissions.
    4.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    5.Invest in early_warning storm systems.
    6.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    7.Invest in green energy technology.
    REACTIVE ACTIONS
    1.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2.Send food to the affected area.
    3.Give money to people who can't work.
    4.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    5.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    6.Ask for international aid (help).
    7.Borrow money from another country.
    8.Support affected businesses.
    9.Evacuate people from the area.
    10.Investigate why the event happened.
    11.Help people collect insurance money.
    12.Send the army to help.
    13.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    SAVE LIVES
    1.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2.Send food to the affected area.
    3.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    5.Evacuate people from the area.
    6.Send the army to help.
    7.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    8.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    MONEY AND BUSINESS
    1.Give money to people who can't work.
    2.Ask for international aid (help).
    3.Borrow money from another country.
    4.Support affected businesses.
    5.Help people collect insurance money.
    6.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE.
    1.Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    2.Build better flood defences.
    3.Investigate why the event happened.
    4.Lower carbon emissions.
    5.Invest in early warning storm systems.
    6.Invest in green energy technology.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    STEP1
    .The best way to respond to extreme weather events is to,
    Provide emergency healthcare to the injured. I'm saying this because if emergency healthcare is not provided,many people will lose their lives and it could be possible that maybe some of the victim have knowledge about the weather and because emergency healthcare was not provided,we will lose that person.

    .The best second way is to send food to the affected area because if foods are not provided the victim will held government responsible for not responding to them which could also bring other issues.

    .The most important one is asking for international aid or help.many countries have connections with other countries and they could ask for help from another country since they don't have all the stuff needed to solve their problem.even many countries have been helping other countries with nose masks and hand sanitizers when Coronavirus breakesd out.

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      lovable_agency's comment 08 May 2020

      I agree on your point 💯 because everything you have said is true. The government should be active and start looking for a person who knows about these.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    STEP2
    ACTIONS TO DO NOW
    when there is an outbreak of extreme weather events,those are the actions that comes into consideration first and it would help solve or avoid excess accident.
    . providing emergency healthcare to the injured.if emergency healthcare is not provided the extreme weather events will be more difficult to deal with since the petty petty ones are not solved and it could lead to bigger destruction.

    .Send firefighters to affected areas as soon as possible.there is a saying that fire is a good servant but a bad master.fire should be dealt with as soon as possible because it could spread quickly and take many lives which would bring big issues on the government and moreover famine will be excessive.

    .provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.it is so because if people houses is been burnt down or flooded,it will be the government responsibility to find an adequate response to help them by giving them shelter for the mean time.

    .Select a leader to coordinate the response. This will be important very well because the country is big and leaders will have to be selected and see to it that areas that cannot be reached easily find possible means to penetrate into it and deal with the disaster at hand there.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    06 May 2020

    STEP 2
    Sort the responses into three groups:
    Actions to do now

    I think that all the responses to be done now should be to provide emergency healthcare to the injured, evacuate people from affected areas and send firefighters to affected areas. I think that emergency healthcare should be provided for the injured because if they use the term 'emergency', it must be done instantly and the injury could infect the person with an unknown illness, which would make them unable to respond to another extreme weather disaster. In addition to my previous statement, extreme weather events normally happen in exotic/rural areas, they might not be able to go due to how harsh the weather was and how far the hospital is. This would affect the person as the results of the extreme weather event would result in the land being slippery, destroyed making it hard and dangerous to drive. The danger of the hazard would increase the longer they are on the road. Therefore, emergency and private healthcare (to prevent any more sicknesses.) would be the safest, quickest and the best way to deal with an injured victim. I think that if they evacuate people from the area would be good as they wouldn't have to provide emergency healthcare for those who are injured as they wouldn't be due to them being evacuated from the area. Also, it would be good to evacuate people from the area, as some may be homeless or may not make a living wage and they would find it hard to protect themselves from the weather disaster. Firefighters should immediately be sent to fight affected areas so that the fire does not spread to other areas or affect people with lung conditions. In addition to my recent statement, firefighters should be sent because the quicker they deal with it, the better as it could cause more harsh weather such as heatwaves if the fire was left unattended for too long, which would just be replaying the cycle of extreme weather events.

    Thank you for reading.
    Memorable_orchard.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    STEP2.REACTIVE.
    1Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2.Send food to the affected area.
    3.Give money to people who can't work.
    4.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    5.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    6.Ask for international aid (help).
    7. Borrow money from another country.
    8. Investigate why the events happened.
    9.Support affected businesses.
    10.Evacuate people from the area.
    11.Help people collect insurance money.
    12. Send the army to help.
    13.Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS.
    1.Build houses with materials that keeps homes cool.
    2.Build better flood defences.
    3.Lower carbon emissions.
    4Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    5Invest in early-warning storm system.
    6.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    7. Invest in green energy technology.
    SAVE LIVES.
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Send food to the affected area.
    3.Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    5.Evacuate people from the area.
    6Send the army to help.
    7. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    8.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    MONEY AND BUSINESS.
    1. Ask for international aid (help).
    2. Give money to people who can't work.
    3.Help people collect insurance money.
    borrow

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Just like a postmortem or an autopsy, investigating on the causes of extreme weather change provides the nation hypothesis to find relevant solutions to the disasters. Due to the investigation, the problem can now be turned and countered and can be used to provide a long-term solution. If the relevant solutions are implemented, they minimze the effect of other occurence of extreme weather changes.

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  • global-conversation.png creative_spring | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme events such as heatwave, flooding and hurricanes. An effective policy response requires joined-up activities across sectors managing food, water and energy security.
    Climate change is expected to increase the frequency, severity and extent of extreme weather events, such as costel and inland flooding, heatwave, coldwaves and hurricanes. Research evidence suggested that the financial cost and social impact.
    Though food, water, energy and environment are managed as separate systems, they form a closely inferlinked 'Nexus' with a range of trade-offs, synergies and potential conflicts between the sectors.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    4.Support affected businesses.
    5.Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE.
    1. Build houses with materials that keeps homes cool.
    2.Build better flood defences.
    3.Investigate why the event happened.
    4Lower carbon emissions.
    5.Invest in early-warning storm system.
    6.Invest in green energy technology.
    GROUPINGACTIONS.
    Immediate responses.
    Future responses.

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step2:
    1.ACTIONS TO DO NOW:
    a.Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    b.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    c.Evacuate people from the area.
    d. Send the army to help.
    e. Provided shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    f. Send food to affected areas.
    2.ACTIONS TO DO IN A MONTHS TIME :
    a. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    b. Support affected businesses.
    c. Investigate why the event happened.
    d. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    e. Ask for international aid (help).
    f. Help people collect insurance money .
    3.ACTIONS TO DO IN A YEAR OR TWO :
    a. Build better flood defenses.
    b. Give money to people who can't work.
    c. Borrow money from another country.
    d. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    e. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    f. Lower carbon emissions.
    g. Invest in early-warming storm systems.
    h. Investigate in green energy technology.

    1.PREVENTIVE ACTIONS:
    a. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    b. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    c. Build houses with materials that keeps homes cool.
    d. Invest in early-warming storm systems .
    e. Investigate in green energy technology.
    f. Build better flood defences.
    g. Lower carbon emissions.
    REACTIVE ACTIONS :
    a. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    b.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    c.Evacuate people from the area.
    d. Send the army to help.
    e. Provided shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    f. Send food to affected areas.
    g. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    h. Support affected businesses.
    i. Investigate why the event happened.
    j. Ask for international aid (help).
    k. Help people collect insurance money.
    l.Give money to people who can't work.
    m. Borrow money from another country.

    SAVE LIVES :
    a. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    b.Send firefighters to affected areas.
    c.Evacuate people from the area.
    d. Send food to affected areas.
    e. Provided shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    f. Send the army to help.
    g. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    h. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    MONEY AND BUSINESS :
    a. Support affected businesses.
    b. Ask for international aid.
    c.Help people collect insurance money.
    d. Give money to people who can't work.
    e. Borrow money from another country.
    f. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE :
    a. Build better flood defences.
    b. Investigate why the event happened.
    c . Build houses with materials that keeps homes cool.
    d. Invest in early-warming storm systems.
    e. Invest in green energy technology.
    f. Lower carbon emissions.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step 3:
    I chose situation 1:
    The plan of action is, first , you must move people away from likely to experience the extreme weather, invest in early_warning storm systems. Also,you can money so that you can respond to future weather disaster and then you can ask for international aid when it occurs.
    I think the best action to take is to educate the people on the climate changes so that they would have fair knowledge of its effects and how prevent it when it comes.

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    06 May 2020

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  • global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step 3
    Situation one
    Hurricane is going to hit my country in four days time And since I have a poor health care I have to prepare an emergency health care so I can take care of those who will get injured and also since I have a high level of poverty and a good relationship with my neighboring countries I will fall on them to help me ask for international aid(help) and also since I know the hurricane will destroy lot of homes have to evacuate people from the affected areas and provide shelter for people who can’t stay in their homes. Will ask educate the citizens on some of the preventive ways like building sandbag walls outside their homes so they don’t get much affected when the events happens. I also think looking for preventive ways and work on them before events happens help reduce the injuries when it occurs.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Sorry, incompleted message
    1. Actions to be done now
    * Provide emergency healthcare to the injured
    * Send food to the affected areas
    * Send the army to help
    * Send firefighters to the affected areas
    * Select a leader to coordinate the response

    2. Actions to be done in a month or two
    *Ask for international aid (help)
    * Support affected businesses
    * Evacuate people from the area
    * Give money to those who can't work
    * Help people collect their insurance money
    * Move people from areas that are likely to experience extreme weather

    3. Actions that can take a year or two
    * Lower carbon emissions
    * Save money so you can respond to future weather disasters
    * Build houses with materials that make the houses cool
    * Invest in early-warning storm systems
    * Provide shelter to those who can't stay in their homes
    * Build better flood defences
    * Invest in green energy technology
    * Investigate on why the event happened

    Actions that can be done in the short-term are reactive, those that can be taken in the medium-term are majorly reactive and supportive. However, those that can be done in the long-term are preventive.



    Preventive measures are
    * Low carbon emissions
    * Evacuate people from the area
    *Save money so you can respond to a future disaster
    * Build houses with materials that keep homes cool
    * Invest in early-warning storm systems
    * Move people away from places that are likely to experience extreme weather disasters
    * Invest in green energy technology

    Reactive actions are
    * Provide emergency healthcare to the injured
    * Ask for international aid (help)
    * Support affected businesses
    * Send food to the affected areas
    * Borrow money from another country
    * Give money to people who can't work
    * Build better flood defences
    * Send the army to help
    * Send firefighters to the affected areas
    * Investigate why the event happened
    * Select a leader to coordinate the response

    Actions that save lives
    * Provide emergency healthcare to the injured
    * Send food to the affected areas
    * Evacuate people from the area
    * Provide shelter to those who can't stay in their homes
    * Send the army to help
    * Send firefighters to the affected areas

    Actions that have to deal with the economy
    * Support affected businesses
    * Borrow money from another country
    * Help people collect their insurance money

    Actions that will reduce climate change
    * Lower carbon emissions
    * Investing in green energy technology

    Other ways that the actions can be grouped
    * Those that deal with building, investing and supporting
    * Those that can be done and those that can be practised
    * Those that are global and national

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Currently, looking at what the world is facing concerning coronavirus I think the response or action for it is to provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes (I mean the infected people).
    The spread of the virus has rapidly shoot up in my country, since we all know the spread of the virus is from person to person therefore getting shelter separately for the infected people will help stop the spread of the virus.
    Secondly, another response is to send food to those infected people knowing the virus weakens immune systems that are not strong, in this case the food been sent will help boost their immune systems to help fight the virus.
    Thirdly, the next response will be sending the army to help. For instance in my country Ghana the virus shoot up in some of the Regions. This made the President came out with partial lockdown in these regions that is Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region where by he sent the army and the police officers to patrol in these Regions to ensure no one comes out, with the exception of those who are in need of essentials and medication, he took all this measures or response to help stop the spread of the virus.
    Lastly, I think we can save money in other to respond to a future weather disaster such as coronavirus, I am saying this because we never knew that an infectious diseases like coronavirus will hit my country and the world at large so saving money will help solve such disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_apple | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    06 May 2020

    Stage 1

    Activities to do now

    1. Give crisis medicinal services to the harmed.

    2. Send nourishment to the influenced territories.

    3. Clear individuals from the zone.

    4. Set aside cash so you can react to a future climate fiasco.

    5. Put resources into early-notice storm frameworks.

    6. Give haven to individuals who can't remain in their homes.

    7. Send the military to help.

    8. Move individuals from territories liable to encounter outrageous climate.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    When extreme weather events take over,actions that are to be taken depends on the impact or expensive way to deal with it,it will have to take some time before that actions come to pass or takes place.
    Those will be some of the actions that are to takes place place in two month's time,
    .Ask for international aid or help.you will have to ask for international aid in one month time or two month's time because you will have to find possible means to deal with the problem yourself to help.if you try your best and you realize that,you are less successful or you will have to get help from others and that will be when you will ask for international aid.it could also have some negative impacts which have to be noted.if the country helping you puts out its best and help solve your problems and in another time,that country also falls in danger ,and that country needs your support and you dont
    support that country as it did before,it could bring international conflicts.

    .Send food to the affected area.
    This is so because as soon as the event happened,there was no money I mean nobody knew such a thing could happen that he or she will save money.it will take some time before it would happen.

    .Borrow money from another country.
    I put this into consideration because money is hard to get and it will not be possible for the country because immediately the event occurs,you will have to help yourself first before you ask for help.it could also take more than two months,but it will
    be possible in two month's time,you will borrow the money for support.


    .Give money to people who can't work.this is expensive and it will have to go through petty challenges and it will involve convincing other people who are rich to support,before this will be completed,it will take months before.

    .Investigate why the event happened

    Observations,experimentation and analysis will have to come to consideration here.this action is very costful and before the result will come out,it will be almost three months or two ,meaning it's not an action that takes place easily at the begining of solving problems.
    Those are actions to do in the next year or two.
    Saving money so you can respond to future weather events.this means that will not happen now ,but in the future.so it is awaited.

    .Evacuate people from the area. This means peoe will have to be moved from the area likely to experience the extreme weather.this shows that it will awaited since it is discovered which would take years.

    .Build bette flood defences.
    Since it will involve better defences,the people will have to take their time and make it well and durable.as it is known, anything that is perfect comes from hard work.that is why it will take years.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_lute | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step3: Provide emergency health care to the injured. 2. Ask for international aid. 3. Build better flood defence. 4. Save money so you can respond to a futher weather disaster.
    2. I think this action is important to this situation one is to provide emergency health care to the injured.
    3. My opinion of choosing these action is because,It is the best way to respond to hurricane weather effect. Since the country is densed with high levels of poverty and poor health care. It is important to help support vulnerable and the needy.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    ACTIONS THAT HAPPEN BEFORER AN EVENT.
    . Saving money so you can respond to future weather events.
    .Build houses with marterials that keep homes cool.
    .Build better flood defences.


    ACTIONS THAT HAPPEN AFTER AN EVENT.
    .Sending the army to help.
    .Evacuating people from the area.
    .Give money to people who can't work.
    .Sending money to affected areas.
    .Investigating why the event happened.
    . Supporting affected areas.
    .Providing emergency healthcare to the injured.
    ACTIONS WHICB ARE TO DO WITH THE ECONOMY.
    Borrowing money from another country.
    .Help people collect insurance money.
    Save money so you can respond to future weather events.

    ACTIONS THAT WILL REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE.
    .Investing in green energy technology.
    . Lowering carbon emissions.
    .Investing in early warning storm systems.

    The action could also be divided or grouped in:
    EXPENSIVE ACTIONS AND LESS EXPENSIVE ACTIONS.

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step 3:
    Four actions from the last activity.
    1-Evacuate people from weak structures(slums)
    2-Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    3-Ask for international aid(help).


    Action that i think is important but isn’t in the list.
    1-Give early warning to people to be alert about the forthcoming event.


    An explanation of why my action is suitable for my situation.


    A hurricane is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas. Hurricanes have sustained winds of at least 74 miles per hour and an area of low air pressure in the center called the eye. The scientific name for a hurricane is a tropical cyclone. Hurricane brings a number of serious hazards these includes heavy rains ,high winds, a storm suge , and even tornadoes. Hurricane can take an extreme tollon human life and property. so i chose these actions because it can save life’s and also can help maintain the popularity growth system in the Country.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    I think the responses in step 2 will not be applicable to all the extreme weather events since the extreme weather events differs from each other.The responses that will be applicable to hurricane will not be applicable to wildfire and also the responses that will be applicable to wildfire will not be applicable to coronavirus.But the impactation on humans is the same.

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      enigmatic_weasel's comment 06 May 2020

      This is an interesting point - do you not think that all extreme weather event have commonalities between them which can be dealt with in a similar way? For example, how communities must help each other to fight against these problems etc.

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step 4:
    In situation 1 the hurricane is about to hit the economy so they must evacuate people from the area and must ask for international aid because of poverty and poor health care whilst in situation 4 they must build better flood defence and not ask for international aid because they have several aid organizations already working in the country and other countries has already offered help.

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  • global-conversation.png warmhearted_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    06 May 2020

    The first thing to do is take care of the injured ones to save their lives and evacuate the people to safer places. We can send the army because they are trained people who can handle the situation skillfully. Then we send food and other basic needs to the affected area as well as providing shelter to those who can't stay home.It's good to elect a leader coordinate the responses so that everything runs smoothly then we can start building better flood defenses which will not be destroyed if the extreme weather happens again. we should also support the affected business so they can start providing for themselves again. Meanwhile we can investigate why the extreme weather occurred and this will help us prevent extreme weather any way possible. We can ask for internal help, borrowing money from other countries will just put us in debt which some 3rd world countries can't afford.Once we find the causes we try to prevent them anyway we can like lowering carbon emissions or invest in green energy technology.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_agency | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    STEP 1- The best way to respond to extreme weather events are
    •To ask for international aid ( help): this is one of the most important. I say this because extreme weather events are things which are not easy to be handled alone, therefore we will need help from international organisation. Again a country is not fully equipped with all the material needed there fore will need help to be equipped with material for the health system to use to cater for the injured and so many other things. This international aid can be linked with the covid -19, as we all know some countries are giving international aid to other countries by giving them nose masks, face masks, protective garments etc to aid in the fight, just as Germany gave out nose marks to Iran.
    • Again borrowing money from another country or organisation is as well important in responding to extreme weather events: As humans and as independent countries we will surely need economic help to solve some problems. When extreme weather events happen we will have to ask or borrow most money from countries or international organisation to help cater for affected areas, communities, businesses and people as well as handling the situation. Again, this can be linked to coronavirus as we know countries as helping each other to survive, also international organisations such as the IMF are giving international aid of loans to countries, for instance they gave a loan of $ 1bn to Ghana and $3.4bn to Nigeria to help fight coronavirus.
    Lastly, we must provide emergency healthcare to the injured. When extreme weather events happen we need to provide emergency healthcare to the injured. This because without the people there will be a reduction in the amount of people who pay taxes, therefore there will be a reduction in the revenue of the country.
    STEP-2:
    •Actions to do now:
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    2. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    3. Send food to the affected area.
    4. Evacuate people from the area.
    5. Send the army to help.
    6. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    •Action to do in 2 months time:
    1. Select a leader to coordinate the response
    2. Ask for international aid (help).
    3. Borrow money from another country.
    4. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    5. Give money to people who can't work.
    6. Support affected businesses.
    7. Help people collect insurance money.
    •Actions to do in the next year or two:
    1. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    2. Build better flood defences.
    3. Save money so you can respond to future weather disasters.
    4. Lower carbon emissions.
    5. Invest in green energy technology.
    6. Invest in early warning storm.
    7. Investigate why the ever happened.
    PREVENTIVE
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather disasters.
    2.Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    3. Build better flood defences.
    4. Lower carbon emissions.
    5. Invest in green energy technology.
    6. Invest in early warning storm.
    7. Save money so you can respond to future weather disasters.
    REACTIVE
    1. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    2. Give money to people who can't stay in their homes.
    3. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4. Support affected businesses.
    5. Help people collect insurance.
    SAVING LIVES
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather disasters.
    2. Provide emergency healthcare to the injured.
    3. Send food to the affected area.
    4. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    ECONOMY( MONEY, BUSINESS)
    1. Ask for international aid( help).
    2. Borrow money from another country.
    3. Give money to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4. Support affected businesses.
    5. Help collect insurance money.
    6. Save money so you can respond to future weather events.
    REDUCING CLIMATE CHANGE
    1. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    2. Build better flood defences.
    3. Lower carbon emissions.
    4. Invest in green energy technology.
    5. Invest in early warning storm.

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

    optional reflection
    I don't think because other countries are not capable due to poverty.
    I think the best response for coronavirus response according to me is giving out sanitizers face masks free of charge by the government and also erecting hand washing materials at the street and also observation of high hygiene. I choose this because some people are poor and cannot afford and observing high hygiene to get rid of the virus

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  • global-conversation.png credible_football | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    06 May 2020

    Apparently, if a country has already experienced unbearable weather conditions it is important to first attend to the injured by providing health care and ask for international aid also avacuate people from dangerous areas experiencing extreme weather conditions such as flood . The government should take responsibility to help the people especially those who are helpless .

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  • global-conversation.png hardworking_salak | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step 2
    Preventive Actions
    * Provide emergency healthcare
    Reason: Countries should always ensure that health professionals,, facilities like ambulances are provided long before any disaster occurs. It will be difficult to train them when the disaster has occurred.
    *Houses that keep homes cool should be built so that they would be able to protect people during extreme weather.
    * Countries should invest in early warning systems so that before a disaster occurs people can prepare in order to avoid being harmed or affected.
    *Countries should take measures to lower Carbon emissions so that the ozone layer would not be disturbed to have dangerous effects on us.

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  • global-conversation.png hardworking_salak | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step 3:
    Life saving Actions
    1. Provide emergency healthcare
    2. Evacuate people
    3. Move people from areas that are likely to experience extreme weather
    4. Send food to affected area
    5. Send fire fighters
    6. Send army to help

    Economic Actions:
    1. Give money to people who cannot work
    2. Provide shelter
    3. Ask for external aid
    4. Borrow money from another country
    5. Ask for international aid
    6. Support affected business
    7. Help people collect insurance money

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  • global-conversation.png neat_fruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step3. 1.1Invest in early working a

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    STEP 2.
    GROUPING ACTIONS.
    1.Urgent responses.
    2.Future responses.

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  • global-conversation.png believable_context | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    There are a number of changes you could make to your home or business premises to reduce the impact of extreme weather events and the longer term changes in our climate. Temperatures are likely to rise and we are likely to have more heat waves. The hot temperatures can affect our health, particularly young and elderly people.So that means they were suffering from drought.Burning of refuse could increase the earth temperature as well as polllute our environment. Entertaining_grapePut a robust price on carbon.You can improve the flood defences as well as other buildings that will improve the situation.Send the army to help. In case of prolonged drought peolple. should be informed to fill their galaries with serial food like maize , beans, and other foods that can last for long. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather. Send firefighters to affected areas.Once we find the causes we have to try and prevent them anyway we can like lowering carbon emissions or invest in green energy technology.that we have to do to use technology and scientific method

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  • global-conversation.png hopeful_song | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    06 May 2020

    Step 2.
    * Sort the response into three groups:
    1. Actions to do now.
    a. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    b. Send food to the affected areas.
    c. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    d. Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    e. Investigate why the events happened.
    f. Evacuate people from the area.
    g. Send the army to help.
    h. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather events.
    i. Ask for International aid(help)
    2. Actions to do in two months time.
    a. Give money to people who can't work.
    b. Borrow money from another country.
    c. Support affected businesses.
    d. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    3. Actions to do in a year or two.
    a. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    b. Build better flood defenses.
    c. Help people collect insurance money.
    d. Lower carbon emissions
    e. Save money so you can respond to future weather events.
    f. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    g. Invest in green energy technology.

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    07 May 2020

    How does drought start?
    I know it can stay for years or months. Step 2 is drought, but the responses are:
    The people should evacuate from the place.
    Send food to the area.
    Low carbon emissions.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_wolverine | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
    07 May 2020

    Step1: the best way is to evacuate people from the area this is done to save lives by moving them to another place you are ensuring their safety then I think you can provide emergency health care to the injure this is giving them first aid to save their lives but if you start with provide emergency health care you will only save a few which will bring many deaths compared if you had evacuated the people from the area. So I think evacuate the people from the area then other steps can follow smoothly.

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_lion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    07 May 2020

    I think all countries should help the affected country equally because of the following reasons.
    a. It requires effective partnership assistance to protect the affected country's past, history and heritage.
    b. The assistance can also have a heavy impact on small, vulnerable and highly indebted country.
    To reduce climate change, there should be:
    a. Commitment to partnership with the United Nations. Through this, there will be an active intervention of all member state when the need arises.
    b. A sustain a development goals. Transformations towards these requires a continuous adaptation of economic, socialism and environmental policies and resources for universal health coverage for all.
    In my opinion, I think the government should be blame if responses aren't perfect because they are meant to provide a rigid and stable plan to curb the crisis in a long run since it is their r contries

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_lion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    07 May 2020

    I think all countries should help the affected country equally because of the following reasons.
    a. It requires effective partnership assistance to protect the affected country's past, history and heritage.
    b. The assistance can also have a heavy impact on small, vulnerable and highly indebted country.
    To reduce climate change, there should be:
    a. Commitment to partnership with the United Nations. Through this, there will be an active intervention of all member state when the need arises.
    b. A sustain a development goals. Transformations towards these requires a continuous adaptation of economic, socialism and environmental policies and resources for universal health coverage for all.
    In my opinion, I think the government should be blame if responses aren't perfect because they are meant to provide a rigid and stable plan to curb the crisis in a long run since it is their right to protect their countries.

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  • global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    STEP 3:
    FLOOD.
    FOUR ACTIONS FROM THE LAST ACTIVITIES.
    First of all,we provided emergency health care to the injured.This actions was important because it served as a way of saving the injured as a result of the flood.After this activities, we evacuated people from the affected area.Areas affected by the flood was no longer save for people to leave there. because the homes and properties of the victims where totally destroyed.The next action was
    to formally informed the several aid organisations in the country in other to provide help to the victims.The aid come be in the form of food,clothing and money.Those are the basic needs of the victims.Now,Is time to select a leader to coordinate the response.Selecting a leader means getting someone to speak on behalf of the victims and to coordinate the responses mentioned earlier on.The leader makes sure that all the victims get the needed support.

    ONE ACTION
    Educating the people on extreme weather.This means telling the people on causes and effects of extreme weather before it happens.

    EXPLANATIONS OF ACTIONS.
    All the actions chosen where suitable for the situation because providing emergency health care where aimed at saving lives.Evacuating people from affected areas was aimed at giving people a better place to lives after the event.Contacting aid organisations in the country provided massive help to the victims and selecting a leader who represented the victims made it easier for victims to be contacted.

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

    the best way to respond to extreme weather conditions is to manage our environment to prevent further damages to the ozone layer

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_lion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    07 May 2020

    OPTICAL RFLECTION
    1. All countries should help the affected country equally so as to avoid the wide spread of the plague from invading theirs since it can be contacted from people, goods and services they encounter. It also enable world bank approve debt, relief for poor and vulnerable countries.
    2. Good responses to coronavirus involves:
    a. Provision of medical supply of accredited laboratories, equipment treatment like protective gears, hand sanitizer and isolation centres
    b. Limited size of gathering.
    c. No travel
    d. Maintaining physical distance.

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

    actions to do now
    1 .provide emergency health care to the injured .
    2 .send food to the affected area .
    3 . provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes .
    .4. send fire fighters to the affected areas ,
    5 .evacuate people from the area .
    6 . send the army to help .
    7 .invest in early warning storm system .
    8 .move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather .

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

    step 2
    actions to do in two months time;
    1 support affected businesses ;
    2 . ask for international help .
    3 . borrow money from another country .
    4 . build houses with materials that keep homes cool .
    5 build better flood defenses .
    6 investigate why the event happened .

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

    actions to do in the next year or two;
    1. help people collect insurance money
    2 . lower carbon emissions
    3 .save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster

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

    the reason as to why i grouped my responses above that way is because .there are things that cant wait example saving a life but saving for insurance can wait

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    STEP3. WILDFIRE.
    I would like to say that the first response for this event will be sending firefighters to the affected area to help control the spread of the fire. The next action will be providing emergency health care to the injured. This action has the aim of saving the lives. Now, evacuating people from the area is very important, through this action, the people are protected from experiencing another outbreak if the fire is not well quenched. The next response would be soliciting for funds from the wealthy people in the country mostly in Northern part of the country. This action will cater for food, clothing and money which will help the victims.
    ONE ACTION.
    Massive Media Coverage On Events.
    MEANING.
    Through media coverage, people get to hear what happened and decide on the kind of help for the victims.
    EXPLANATION OF ACTIONS.
    1. Sending firefighters is away of controlling the spread of the fire to other areas and quenching it. Through the fire outbreak, some people could be seriously injured so providing emergency response will be key. Evacuating people from the affected area will make sure the victims are safe from another outbreak for sometime speaking for help from the wealthy is a way of providing the basic needs to the affected victims.

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  • global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    Immediate actions to take during an extreme weather event-
    The best response to be taken in times of extreme weather is to first of all try as much as possible to save human life. This involves rescuing and evacuating people to safer places. Provision of food, healthcare and shelter to the affected including the aged, the injured and women and children. Then saving other lives and property where possible. The next response is to try to find ways of clearing the mess caused by the extreme weather event. This may include reconstruction using strong and durable materials that can withstand extreme weather conditions. Also the training of staff to respond to extreme weather events. The long term response should be educating people on actions to take during extreme weather events.

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  • global-conversation.png terrific_guava | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 May 2020

    Step One
    According to my opinion, Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, flooding and hurricanes. An effective policy response requires joined-up activities across sectors managing food, water and energy security.
    STEP TWO
    Actions to do now: Well you certainly have to send help immediately to the people who got severely injured and to help "end" the extreme weather.
    Actions to do in two months' time: You can evacuate those who are seriously affected and give them enough food supplies. Also, you can support affected business as well and invest in green energy technology ect.
    Actions to do in two years time: You can improve the flood defences as well as other buildings that will improve the situation.

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  • global-conversation.png diligent_twilight | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
    07 May 2020

    Step Two:
    Actions to do now:Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes and send food to affected areas.
    Actions to do in two month's time:Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.Investigate why the event happened.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    Actions to do in the next year or two:Invest in early-warning systems.Build better flood defences.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    Situation 3

    In my response to situation 3 known as bushfires, according to the situation,the country is an island. To my response,since the country is so large that you couldn't tell where the event is going on,I will send firefighters immediately to all parts of the country,to observe if they will notice an unknown affected place to put off every bushfire there. I will Evacuate people from the area where the event was more dangerous to avoid any further event.since fire like this last year too,I will save money for future weather events.
    because events like this is also happening in the north and south,we will have to invest in early warning storm systems to help locate where the event will happen to avoid them quickly as possible.
    We will also have to make use of control line which is very important since it helps control the fire.
    Those are actions are suitable because it will help get quick avoidance to this event especially when the control line and the investment of early warning storm systems.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    I think we should not borrow money from another country because the money that we will borrow will depend on the problem, so what if the problem is huge and we borrow huge money from another country,the interest will be very high standard and what will we do if we are not able to pay back? Don't you think the other country will take revenge on the country?

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    1. global-conversation.png appreciative_cockatoo | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      lovable_agency's comment 08 May 2020

      i disagree with you because what if there are people dying so they should sit and watch people dying whiles they dont have enough money. at least they can talk to the country they borrowed from or they pay little by little. for me i say life matters the most and i know that if we are in danger every one would crave for life.

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        appreciative_cockatoo's comment 11 May 2020

        What responsibilities do people with more money have to those with less?

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fox | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    Some of the ways that extreme weather change can be
    responded to include

    * The use of renewable energy
    Solar solar energy wind energy biomass and geothermal energy resources that do not pollute the atmosphere. They can be used, regained and can be put in place of fossil fuels.

    *The reduction in the use of private transport
    Little things like hydrogen mobility coupling and coupling carpooling help reduce the amount of carbon content in the atmosphere. The use of more public transport should be made available to help reduce pollution.

    * Building low-energy consuming houses
    Building houses that consume less energy help to manage pollution. Ventilators like chimneys increase pollution thus, less pollution will be made. For instance living in family houses

    *Forest and agriculture management
    restoring our ecosystems and promoting agriculture how to reduce pollution and that attles extreme weather in the long run.

    *Responsible recycling
    It is important to use resources again instead of putting them in landfill sites, incinerators and shredders, using them will be beneficial to the world at large

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      precious_fox's comment 08 May 2020

      It would be more beneficial if we used solar panels for energy because you get the most energy from the sun and that is why the Solar System is called the Solar System because Solar means energy. If you are wondering why I mentioned solar panels it is because it helps the environment. It helps humans because the sun is rich in vitamin D and helps plants grow and produce clean air for us.

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  • global-conversation.png hopeful_song | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    Step 2
    * Sort the response into two groups.
    1. Actions that happen before an event.(Preventive)
    a. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather events.
    b. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    c. Build better flood defenses.
    d. Invest in green energy technology.
    e. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    f. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    g. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    h. Lower carbon emissions.
    2. Actions that happen after an event(Reactive)
    a. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    b. Send food to the affected areas.
    c. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    d. Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    e. Ask for International aid(help)
    f. Investigate why the events happened.
    g. Support affected businesses.
    h. Evacuate people from the area.
    i. Help people collect insurance money.
    j.Send army to help.

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      hopeful_song's comment 08 May 2020

      How could the army possibly help? Understand the army needs to protect us but guess what, Boris can try and do something (even though I do not like him) about the issue but the army cannot save us from the weather. It is us humans who are harming the environment with pollution and help the trees so we get cleaner oxygen and stop chopping them down for paper because air is more important than paper!!

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      1. global-conversation.png hopeful_song | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        persuasive_opportunity's comment 13 May 2020

        Hi persuasive_opportunity, Hope you are doing well.
        *The army can possibly help in any extreme weather events.
        For example: In the course of flood, the army could be dispatched to evacuate people who are drawing in water.
        * The army can rescue people even the event of fire outbreak ,hurricane and so on.
        I do agree with your view that the armies can't save lives but they can do their best to control people in the ares of observing protocols. Thank you.

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  • global-conversation.png tolerant_wilddog | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    STEP3
    SITUATION 1:
    Since the hurricane is due to hit in four days time,first evacuate the people from the area, then ask for internet aid or borrow money from another country to build defences to prevent the hurricane from destroying properties.
    STEP5.
    • The hardest part of the activity is borrowing money from another country.
    • Yes, all counters must provide help equally because if not the disaster might also hit their countries.
    • It depends on the situation, immediate actions when the disaster has happened and long term actions after the disaster.
    • The government is to be blamed if responses are not perfect.

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  • global-conversation.png unassuming_pineapple | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    07 May 2020

    Step 3 situation 1 it would be better to people to safety than wait for the hurricane to strike since it is better to be safe than sorry.

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  • global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
    07 May 2020

    I think their should be an international aid among various countries which helps millions of people around the world living with poverty and also those who are affected by extreme weather events with food and health emergencies... It also creates unity among countries around the world

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_cockatoo | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    Step2:
    Actions to do now
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Ask for international aid.
    3. Send food to affected area.
    4. Borrow money from another country.
    5. Evacuate people from the area.
    6. Send army to help.
    7. Select a leader to coordinate a response.
    Reason: The immediate response will also help save human lives which cannot be compared to the financial loss or property destruction. A typical example is the Covid-19 pandemic every country is trying best to save human lives regardless the cost. Nations are emptying their long savings because life matters most.
    Actions to do in 2 months time:
    1. Support affected businesses.
    2. Give money to people who can't work.
    3. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    5. Investigate the event that happened.
    6. Help people collect insurance money.
    Reason: these response are not going to affect the victims of the event immediately but after 2 months.
    Actions to do next year or two:
    1. Lower carbon emissions.
    2. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    3. Build houses with materials that keep home cool.
    4. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    5. Build better flood defences.
    6. Invest in green energy technology.
    Reason: These responses are likely to reduce the impact of the next extreme weather events.

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_jabuticaba | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step 1-
    1.save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    Provide emergency healthcare to injured
    Investigate why the event happened
    Support affected businesses.
    Step2-
    Provide emergency healthcare to injured-support affected businesses-save Money to respond to next event.
    Low carbon emission
    Support people who can't work
    Emergency healthcare to injured
    Ask for international aid
    Low carbon emission
    Event and response
    Step3-
    A-rapid evaluation of the extent of disaster.
    B- specific and rapid health assistance response on site.
    C-assessment of the capacity of local specialized structures to receive victims.
    D- selective evacuation of casualties from the disaster.
    It is important because it will help the victim
    Step4
    It depends on the type of situation every situation an it's response.

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_meerkat | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    Step one
    The best response for the extreme weather is select a leader to coordinate the response. I chose this because we need leaders we don't need traders .We want people care to the whole world as they care to their owners . Why ??because all what we are in because of the selfish of the man . We need a leader who care . Some people care for money but we want the one who care for peace.

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  • global-conversation.png neat_fruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step 3:1.1.Invente early- worning storm system. 2.Provide emergency health care to the injured. 3.Send food to the affected area. 4.Save money so you can responde to a future weather disaster.
    2.I suggest that this action is suitable for this situation four, provide emergency health care to the injured.
    3. A storm is a very bad weather with heavy rain, strong winds, and often thunder and lightning. There is also the need to train personnel's to contact any future occurance of extreme weather event in your country to avoid foreign organisational aid.

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg charming_honeyberry | Millbank Academy A
    08 May 2020

    if heat waves do happen,it will have a big impact on our enviroment and maybe even us...

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    STEP4.
    SITUATION4.
    FLOOD.
    Providing emergency health care to the injured is the first thing to do . It is important because it is the best response to save life.
    The next response to provide shelter to stay in their homes. This action is necessary because the homes of the victims are destroy so they can't get a place to sleep so providing shelt

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg charming_honeyberry | Millbank Academy A
    08 May 2020

    And besides the only thing we can realy do is hope that HEAT WAVES don't actually happen

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  • global-conversation.png free_sparrow | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    Step one
    Send food to the affected areas,
    In me opinion, that is a good idea for the people to see and see the future and how they can be better than others and they don't have the ability to make a difference and they are going to do what happened in their lives and they would have been able to see what happened in the world.

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  • global-conversation.png free_sparrow | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    Step two
    I chose sitawachen two,
    In me opinion, the country has been very good at the moment when we have the chance that we have to do something about this and the next step and the summer we can use some sort that would have to do with plural and they would have been very different from what happened in the world, the other should have the right ,and in the future to be able to do what they would have like the summer.

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  • global-conversation.png appreciative_cockatoo | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step2:
    Preventative Actions.
    1. Lower carbon emissions.
    2. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    3. Build houses with materials that keep home cool.
    4. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    5. Build better flood defences.
    6. Invest in green energy technology.
    Reactive Actions:
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Ask for international aid.
    3. Send food to the affected area.
    4. Borrow money from another country.
    5. Evacuate people from the area.
    6. Send the army to help.
    7. Select a leader to coordinate a response.
    8. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    9. Support affected businesses.
    10. Give money to people who cant work.
    11. Provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes.
    12. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    13. Investigate the event that happened.
    14. Help people collect insurance money.
    A. Save lives actions
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Ask for international aid.
    3. Send food to the affected area.
    4. Evacuate people from the area.
    5. Send the army to help.
    6. Select a leader to coordinate a response.
    7. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    8. Provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes.
    9. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    10. Investigate the event that happened.
    11. Help people collect insurance money.
    B. Economy actions:
    1. Support affected businesses.
    2. Borrow money from another country.
    3. Give money to people who cant work.
    4. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    5. Build houses with materials that keep home cool.
    6. Build better flood defences.
    7. Invest in early-warning storms systems.
    C. Actions reducing climate change.
    1. Lower carbon emissions.
    2. Invest in green energy technology.

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  • global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    STEP4
    Is very important. Sending food to the affected areas in order to feed the victims since they have lost all their belongings.Help people collect insurance money. People who have their properties insured should be guarded to claim their benefit from the insurance companies.
    EXPLANATION.
    ALL this responses are very important because it is aimed at catering for the affected victims and bringing them back to their normal living.

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_deer | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster. What is money saving: it is the way to keep money for future use.In my own view of point

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  • global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    08 May 2020

    step1: I think the best response is to send the army because the other obvious measures would necessarily have been taken ( as evacuation/health care etc). Moreover they are well-trained and have equipments so their intervention would be of great help.

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Leo Lou, Trainee Solicitor @ Clifford Chance
      emotional_literature's comment 11 May 2020

      Hi emotional_literature, interesting perspective suggesting the involvement of the army, what are some other actors who could assist in the disaster response effort after a natural disaster? For example, humanitarian agencies might be able to provide food and medical assistance. Who else?

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      1. global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        Leo Lou, Trainee Solicitor @ Clifford Chance's comment 11 May 2020

        I think that volunteers ' role is very important. People who show compassion and altuism can be of great help. My country has often relied on its citizen and their readiness for help. We are not a rich country but I think that being there when no one expected you to be has a powerful impact. People act as brotherhood isn't better expressed. I have witnessed people offering their homes for refugees during war in Lybia. Children in schools have brought all they could afford to victims of floods in the north of our country months ago. So yes, I think that this strong feeling of being ready to help eventhough we can't give a lot is what makes a difference. Solidarity during extreme weather crises is something I strongly believe in

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  • global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    08 May 2020

    step 2: actions to do now
    - provide emergency health care to the injured
    -ask for international help (if needed)
    - send food to the affected area
    -evacuate people from the area
    -provide shelter for people
    -send the army to help
    -send firefighters
    -select a leader to coordinate the response.
    these must be done now because they are emergency measures to save lives

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  • global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    08 May 2020

    actions to do in 2 month's time
    -support affected businesses
    - borrow money from another country
    -give money to people who can't work
    -help people collect insurance money
    -investigate why the event happened
    these are measures to repair the effects of the extreme weather

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_parrot | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Actions that happens before an event (preventative).
    1.Move people away from places likely to experience extreme weather events.
    2. Build houses with materials that keep home cool.
    3. Build better flood defences.
    4. Invest in green energy technology.
    5. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    6. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    7. Lower carbon emissions.

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_deer | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster. What is money saving? It is the way to keep money for future use. In my own view of point responding to an extreme weather,you have to save money to prevent any extreme problems in your own live. You do not know when an extreme weather event will happen to you, an example of an extreme weather is hurricane, flood, Storm etc,You have to prepare well for a problem that will happen to you in the near future like this.

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  • global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    08 May 2020

    actions to do in the next year or two:
    - lower carbon emissions
    -save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster
    - build houses with materials that keep homes cool
    -invest in early-warning storm systems
    -build better flood defences
    - move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather
    - invest in green energy technology
    these are prevention measures that take time and money to happen

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  • global-conversation.png patient_raccoon | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    STEP 1
    ACTIONS THAT HAPPEN BEFORE AN EVENT (PREVENTATIVE)
    1. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    2. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    3. Build better flood defenses.
    4. Evacuate people from the area.
    5. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    6. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    7. Invest in early-warning storm systems
    8. Invest in green energy technology.
    REASONS
    As you look at the responses above, they all talk about things to do before an event.
    ACTIONS THAT HAPPEN AFTER AN EVENT (REACTIVE)
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Send food to the affected areas.
    3. Give money to people who can't work
    4. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    5. Ask for international aid (help).
    6. Borrow money from another country.
    7. Investigate why the event happened.
    8. Support affected businesses.
    9. Send the army to help.
    10. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    11. Lower carbon emissions.
    12. Help people collect insurance money.
    REASONS
    Also this one talks about things that happened after an event.
    STEP 2
    ACTIONS TO DO NOW
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Send food to the affected areas.
    3. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    4. Investigate why the event happened.
    5. Evacuate people from the area.
    6. Send the army to help.
    7. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    8. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTH'S TIME
    1. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    2. Support affected businesses.
    3. Give money to people who can't work.
    4. Help people collect insurance money.
    5. Lower carbon emissions.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO
    1. Ask for international aid (help).
    2. Borrow money from another country.
    3. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    4. Build better flood defenses.
    5. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    6. Invest in early-warning storms systems.
    7. Invest in green energy technology.
    STEP 3
    SITUATION 3
    1 i. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    ii. Send the army to help.
    iii. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    iv. Ask for international aid (help).
    2. WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE
    *What to do in a fire.
    Knowing what to do in a fire can save your life.
    *If you can extinguish the fire, do so thoroughly.
    * If not, fun for safety and call for help. To make your way through a fire, crawl beneath the smoke and be sure to avoid going through doors that are hot.
    According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires are responsible for more than 2,600 fatalities per year. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are fire protection steps you can take to keep your family safe in the event of a fire. Of course, prevention is the best step toward fire safety, but in case of a fire, you will need to know exactly what to do. Let's go through the steps.
    CRAWL BENEATH THE FLAMES TO ESCAPE
    Fire produces smoke and poisonous gases that can cause lightheartedness or loss of consciousness if inhaled both of which can cause issues of you trying to get out of a burning building. To escape a fire and its fumes, crawl to the closest exit, remembering that it may be a window. Staying low to the ground will help protect you from inhaling smoke and toxic gases.
    RUN TO SAFETY
    Once you make your way outside, run away from the fire to safety. Part of the house or apartment, like the roof or siding, may catch fire and fall around the perimeter of the building, so run across the street or town to block to safety.
    CALL FOR HELP
    Once you have made it away from the fire, call for help if you don't have a cell phone go to a neighbor's house and ask to borrow a phone. Tell the operator that there has been a fire at your address, and then keep in line open to see if they need any other information.
    Source: www.safewise.com
    3. EXPLANATION
    i. The reason is because in a fire outbreak you will need the help of the firefighters to help quench or bring down the fire.
    ii. In case the firefighters are less than expected, we will need the help of the army.
    iii. During a fire outbreak, certainly people may sustain injuries and emergency health care will be needed to attend to the injured.
    iv. After the fire outbreak, properties may be lost so we will need other countries for support or aid (help).
    STEP 4
    SITUATION 1
    RESPONSES
    1. Build better flood defenses.
    2. Evacuate people from the area.
    3. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    4. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    REASONS
    1. The reason is because just from the word defense, it means an action taken to protect someone or something from attack. So which means better extreme weather defenses should be built in order to protect and save lives.
    2. People must be evacuated from an area where there is a large population. So that in case of a disaster, the rest will get a place to stay in order to protect themselves.
    3. As in the situation, it says a hurricane is about to hit a country in four days time so we can save money to build better houses or things needed to help reduce the harm the hurricane will cause.
    4. Some people don't have secured homes so they go out searching for better extreme weather defense houses. We must provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.

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  • global-conversation.png witty_horse | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    I suggest immediate measures should be taken so that the areas that would be affected can be secured
    Some of the steps include moving the people in the affected areas to a different location and also providing for basic ammenities for them

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_parrot | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Actions that happens after an event (reactive).
    1. Send firefighters to affected areas.
    2. Evacuate the people from the area.
    3. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    4. Send the army to help.
    5. Investigate why the event happened.
    6. Send food to the affected area.
    7. Give money to those who can't work.
    8. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their home.

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  • global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Hmm ! Today is an interesting week talking about responding to extreme weather event.The best way reponding to extreme weather event is this.Saving money so you can to respond to a future weather disaster. You do not know when a disaster will happen to you. Exreme weather is a weather event such as snow rain drought that is rare for the place where it occurs. You have to prepare yourself well in life so to face any problem in life

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_meaning | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step 4: A storm has hit your country, causing a devastating flood.There are early reports of death and missing people.Communication is poor as there are several widespread power outage.You have several aids organizations already working in the country and the other country have offered help.

    •Situation Four:An action to respond to situation four:
    -Following the storm that had hit the country, there will be casualties.Effects and measures be put in place to deploy personnel’s to rescue those injured and send them for emergency treatment centers.
    -Families of report death and missing people will be compensated. Renovation of other structures that are affected be looked upon.
    -Proper communication mechanism will be put to prevent early power outage in the near future.
    REASONS.
    Frontline workers and world leaders are to save lives in the event of any adverse weather effect . Also the strength of every nation is its citizens and it calls for supporting in case of any Global weather Change.
    SHARE
    Should incase this storm hit occurred in your country how will you also as a frontline leader address and respond to challenges that might have affected your citizens?
    -World leaders are to wake up and confront any global weather challenges to maintain peace and stability of its citizens.

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  • global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    08 May 2020

    Step 2 /part 2
    actions to be done after :
    - provide emergency health care to the injured ( save lives)
    -ask for international help (if needed) ( save lives)
    - send food to the affected area ( save lives)
    -evacuate people from the area ( save lives)
    -provide shelter for people ( save lives)
    -send the army to help ( save lives)
    -send firefighters ( save lives)
    -select a leader to coordinate the response. ( save lives)
    -support affected businesses ( economy- business)
    - borrow money from another country ( economy-business)
    -give money to people who can't work ( save lives/ economy)
    -help people collect insurance money ( save lives)
    -investigate why the event happened ( save lives)
    actions to be done before:
    - lower carbon emissions ( reduce climate change)
    -save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster ( reduce climate change)
    - build houses with materials that keep homes cool ( reduce climate change)
    -invest in early-warning storm systems ( save lives)
    -build better flood defences ( save lives)
    - move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather ( save lives)
    - invest in green energy technology ( reduce climate change)
    May be the responses could be classified in a : before it happens / while happening / after it happens

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Which step is that, delightful_snow

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  • global-conversation.png opinionated_honeydew | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Which step is that, delightful_snow

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step 3
    First, I would select a leader to coordinate the response. Because this is a crisis that is coming, you need to get someone who is in charge, you need to get someone you can rely on, you need to get someone who can help you with your response or help you respond rightly. Then, I would evacuate the people from the area because, since they are poor and their housing system is not strong, when the hurricane occurs, it would destroy their homes, properties, livelihoods and can even destroy some people. This will affect them greatly. So it would be safer to evacuate the people to a place where the hurricane would rarely occur. Next, I would educate the people on early warning storm signals so that the people would be aware when the hurricane is about to hit and what they should do. One action I think is important is people should send food to the poor. Then finally, since we have good relationship with neighbouring countries, I would ask for international aid(help) to help reduce the effect of the hurricane on the country. Another action I think is important is temporally affordable buildings should be constructed for the poor and homeless.

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  • global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step 4
    In situation 3, it might be important for wealthy citizens who live in the north to help put out the fire, whereas it might not be so important in a different situation.

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  • global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    08 May 2020

    step 3: situation 2
    My plan to face high temperatures and facing drought is firstable to investigate about the reasons that lead to such ends. Then a report will be written with evidence that carbon emissions are directly linked to that disaster. since individuals can't do a lot by themselves it is very important to join green groups and organizations and encourage others to join them. It is important to campaign against the high carbon emissions and the investigation done will be an evidence against the government's policy dealing with energy resources. It's also important to use media and social media to make people aware that it 's time to act thus put pressure to make authorities react and make a U turn. To save energy from using the air conditionners since it will be too hot, it's necessary to build houses with materials that keep them cool. Companies must reduce carbon emissions and special units must therefore impose heavy fines on those that continue to pollute. That's why the government must encourage them to invest in solar energy and reduce taxes for those applying that. It's obvious that we should work with experts on finding new ways to find new sources of water to face the extreme weather. For example, using technologies and science to transform salty water from the seas into drinkable ones and use that for plantations or even bathing, cleaning ..etc. Another important thing is storing water till summer in huge water tanks to use that when necessary. Last but not least it is very important to inform the population about what is coming and that if they won't be careful about their habits , everyone will suffer. It's important to make all the country reponsible to get out of that situation.

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  • global-conversation.png eloquent_swan | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    The best way to respond to exteme weather is move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather I chose this comment because it may help to protect people and children in general from the dangerous weather, because protecting people is important and blu, and if we protect people, we protect nature

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_memory | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    Step 1
    1 / Use a muzzle and cover the nose with a damp cloth
    2 / Do some exercises such as moving the arms, legs, fingers and toes forcefully to maintain blood movement in the body
    3 / Put the towels in the cracks under the door
    4 / Drink plenty of syrup, as it provides energy for the body to produce heat
    5 / Keep calm if the car glides and speeds up

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  • global-conversation.png inspiring_grape | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    I choose situation1 because,we all know that hurricane is one of extreme weather event which destroy the affected area or country. Hurricanes can damage the ecosystem by ripping vegetation out of the ground and tearing leaves leaves off of trees. They can also cause saltwater to surge into fresh water.Both of these will result in loss of habitat and food sources for wildlife. We all know that wetlands and shorelines are a primary buffer for major storms.
    What to do before a hurricane
    1. Locate a safe room or the safest areas of your home or for each hurricane hazard.
    2. Stock non-perishable food supplies,bottled water,a first aid kit,a battery-powered radio,flashlights and extra batteries in air-tight containers.
    3. Adjust refrigerator temperature to the coldest settings to reduce the potential for food spoiling if the power is temporarily lost.
    Here are some necessary precautions to protect your home before a hurricane
    1. Be alert for tornadoes.
    2. Check pool covers to ensure that they are secure.
    3. Bring potted plants into the garage etc.
    How to prepare your pets for a hurricane
    1. As general precaution,ensure your pets are micro-chipped and have up-to-date tags on their collar in case of separation separation.
    2. Create an emergency kit that includes necessary medication,medical records,clean-up items,leashes and food,and keep it clear or inside a carrier for evacuation.
    Thanks for bringing this amazing topic to this week extreme-weather event.

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  • global-conversation.png idealistic_octopus | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    08 May 2020

    1: Its not necessary to help the affected countries equally it all depends on the population and the rate of damage caused by the extreme weather change
    2: Immediate actions to reduce the
    climate change
    3: Always a blame is casted to whoever is responsible either an agent or any other organization thats granted the permission to deal with the responses perfectly.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_lute | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    In situation three it might be important to evacuate people from the areas and provide emergency health care and facilities personnel.
    The reason I gave this answers is because it is important to build better flood defence and defend your country from extreme weather disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png neat_fruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step4: 1Ask for international aid.
    2.Build health care facilities and provide drugs to cure the injured.
    3.Measures should be put in place to deploy personnel's to rescue those injured.
    WHY
    To save lives and build a country for future leaders so you can responde to a future weather disaster. Also the need of every nation and it citizens had to call support in case of another weather disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png agreeable_poem | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    08 May 2020

    I wish a permanent solution could be found to put an end to this extreme weather......Actually in Kenya floods are claiming more lives than the covid -19 pandemic,it's so sad.

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step2
    1, Action to do now
    i:Provide a emergency health care to the injured.
    ii:send food to the affected area.
    iii: evacuate people from the area.

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    2, Action to do in two months time.
    i: Lower carbon emissions
    ii: Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    iii: Move people away from areas likely to a experience a extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    STEP ONE (1)
    The best way to respond to extreme-weather events is: 1.We need to invert green energy technology.
    STEP TWO (2)1. Actions to do now:
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    2. Send fire fighters to affected areas
    3. Send the army to work
    4. Select leaders to coordinate responds
    5. Evacuate people from the area
    6. Provide emergency health care
    7. Provide shelter to people who can’t stay in their homes
    8. Send food to the affected area.
    Actions to do in two month’s time:
    1. Help people collect insurance money
    2. Ask for international help
    3. Borrow money from another country
    4. Support affected business
    5. investigate why the event happened

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    1. Actions to do in the next year or two:
    1. Lower carbon emissions
    2. Invest in early-warning storm systems
    3. Invest in green energy technology
    4. Build Houses with materials that can keep homes cool
    5. Build better flood defenses
    6. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    3, Actions to do in the next year or two years time.
    i: Build better flood defence
    ii: Build houses with materials that keep home cool.
    iii: Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    iv: Support the affected business.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    1. Actions that happen before an event (preventative):
    1. Lower carbon emissions
    2. Invest in early-warning storm systems
    3. Invest in green energy technology
    4. Build Houses with materials that can keep homes cool
    5. Build better flood defenses
    6. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster

    Actions that happen after an event (reactive):
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    2. Send fire fighters to affected areas
    3. Send the army to work
    4. Select leaders to coordinate responds
    5. Evacuate people from the area
    6. Provide emergency health care
    7. Provide shelter to people who can’t stay in their homes
    8. Send food to the affected area.
    9. Help people collect insurance money.
    10. Investigate why the event hapend
    11. Ask for international help
    12. Borrow money from another country
    13. Support affected business

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Sort the responses into two groups.
    1, Action that happen before the event.
    i: lower carbon emission
    ii: Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    iii: Build better flood defence.

    2, Action that happen after an event.
    i: Send firefighters to affected areas
    ii: Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    iii: Send food to the affected areas.
    iv: Invistigate why the event happened.

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    1, choose which actions would save lives.
    i: send firefighters to the affected areas or provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2, choose which actions are to do with the economy.
    i: supported the affected business and borrow money from deferent country.
    3, choose which action would reduce climate change.
    i: Lower carbon emissions and build better flood defense.
    4, How else could you divide or group actions.
    (ans) into two groups

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step3



    Situation 1.

    I will build house with materials that keep homes cool and I will also build a better flood defense and ask other countries for help to bring us some of the health care to those who will be injured.

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  • global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    08 May 2020

    Step4,
    Situation 3
    Firstly I send firefighters to go in and save people from the fire and provide emergency health care to those who are injured, and send food to the affected areas.

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  • global-conversation.png succinct_lychee | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    Step 2
    Action to do now
    1- Provide emergency health care to the injured .
    2- Ask for international aid.
    3- Lower carbon emission .
    4- Send food to the affected area .
    5- Evacuate people from the area.
    6- Send the army to help .
    7- Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    Action to do in two months .
    1- Support affected businesses .
    2- Borrow money from another country .
    3- Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    4- Help people collect insurance money.
    5- Build better flood defenses .
    6- Provide shelter to people who can not stay in their homes.
    7 - Investigate why the event happened .
    8- Select a leader to coordinate the response .
    Actions t do in one year or two .
    1- Give money to people who can not work .
    2- Build houses with materials that keep homes cool .
    3-

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  • global-conversation.png succinct_lychee | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    to be continued
    3- Invest in early warning storm systems
    4- Invest in green energy technology

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  • global-conversation.png succinct_lychee | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 May 2020

    Step 2
    Action that happened before event .
    1. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    2. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather events.
    3. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    4. Build better flood defenses.
    5. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    6. Lower carbon emissions.
    7. Invest in green energy technology.
    8. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    Action that happen after an event .
    1. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    2. Ask for International aid(help)
    3. Evacuate people from the area.
    4. Send army to help.
    5. Help people collect insurance money.
    6. Investigate why the events happened.
    7. Support affected businesses.
    8. Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    9. Send food to the affected areas.
    10. Provide emergency health care to the injured.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_tradition | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 May 2020

    1.Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    2.Cascading nature of extreme events- Instead of one dominant event, localities are dealing with multiple types and occurrences of extreme events, many of which have become more severe and more frequent in recent decades.
    3.Educate people on the dangers of extreme weather events.
    4. Invest in green energy technology.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_tradition | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 May 2020

    1. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    2.Help people collect insurance money.
    3.borrow money from another country .
    4.Houses that keep homes cool should be built so that they would be able to protect people during extreme weather.
    5.Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    6. provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes .

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    09 May 2020

    Step 1
    Actions to do now:
    1.send the army
    2.send firefighters
    3.Provide emergency healthcare to the injured
    4.send food to the affected area.
    5.evacuate people from the area
    6.select a leader to coordinate the responses.
    7.investigate why the event happened
    Actions to do in two months time
    1.provide shelter for the people who can't live in their homes.
    2.give money to people who can't work
    3.borrow money from other countries.
    4.Ask for international aid
    5.support affected areas
    6.move people away from areas likely to be affected by extreme weather event.
    7.help people collect insurance money
    Actions taken in next one to two years time
    1.build houses with materials that is cool
    2.build flood defences
    3.invest in early warning weather signs
    4.invest in green technology
    5.save money for future extreme weather conditions.
    6.low cerbon emission
    Step 3
    Situation 1
    Firstly, since the country has a good relationship with neighbouring countries,I will ask for international aid and borrow money from other countries. Then I will move people that are likely to be affected by the hurricane to another place,give them shelter, and money if they are not working.




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  • global-conversation.png blissful_measurement | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 May 2020

    Step 4
    In Australia, fires are constantly occurring due to its hot and dry climate ... forcing the Australian population to flee their homes and evacuate the place.
    When the Crohna virus has spread, the Australian population is forced to remain in their homes (quarantine) where the virus does not spread.

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  • global-conversation.png blissful_measurement | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 May 2020

    Step 1
    Build better defenses against floods.
    Because the floods cause so much damage, including the demolition of people's homes, which causes people to stay out of their homes. In addition, it can lead to the death of people, so the most important thing a country must do is build better defenses against floods to preserve people's lives.

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  • global-conversation.png blissful_measurement | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 May 2020

    Step 2
    Sort the response into two groups.
    1. Actions that happen before an event.(Preventive)
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather events.
    2. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    3. Build better flood defenses.
    4. Invest in green energy technology.
    5. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    6. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    7. Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    8. Lower carbon emissions.
    2. Actions that happen after an event(Reactive)
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Send food to the affected areas.
    3. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4. Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    5. Ask for International aid(help)
    6. Investigate why the events happened.
    7. Support affected businesses.
    8. Evacuate people from the area.
    9. Help people collect insurance money.
    10.Send army to help

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  • global-conversation.png eloquent_swan | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    The best way to respond to exateme weather is builid houses with materials that keep homes cool
    and I chose this special comment because keeping the house cool and maintainig the house temperature in gineral helps greatly to keep the home safe for everyone in it. we should also expose the house to the sun until vitamin enter the house. and the house become safe for everyone from viruses and because also the house does not remain on A balacand degree that leads to the discomfort of the people in the house. Also, everyone konws that the reason for his staying on a balaced degree is returning tobhis people.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    Step(1)
    Action to do now:
    1-provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2-send food to the affected area.
    3-send firefighters to affected areas.
    4-ask for international aid (help).
    5-evacuate people from the area.
    I rated these responses ti (Action to do now) because I think they are quick responses and I think any country can do it to save the lives of the residents and to secur food ,health,safty and shelter for them.
    and it does not need time.
    and support cooperation between the population, and I belive that my country, palestine ,can do it because it is always ready for these measures due to the repeated wars against it.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    Step (1)
    Action to do in two months time:
    1-give money to people can not work.
    2-provide sheltre to people who can not stay in their homes .
    3-borrow money from another country.
    4-investigate why the event happened.
    5-send the army to help.
    6-select a leader to coordinate the response.
    I rated these responses to (Action to do in two months time) because it does not take along time to do it and it deals with what happened in the country not ago,and almost all of the country helps with the solution in the scientific field,they search for the cause of extreme weather but in the political sphere,the army is sent and acommander appoinled to help and I did not make it fromm(Action to do now)to not to endange the largest number of citizens including the army.
    In addition to the financial field,they help those who havr lost their homs and work,and these need a quick response in addition to money from other countries,however,the country must have self -sufficiency or money allocated to face these disasters insteat of borrowing and these measures are considered remedial and not preventive ,and I believe that my country ,palestine,does not need these measures because we are not exposed the extreme weather in a bundance because of our moderate climate.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    Step (1)
    Action to do in the next year or two:
    1-build houes with materials that keep homs cool.
    2-support affected businesses .
    3-help people collect insurance money.
    4-lower carbon emmissions.
    5-save money so you can respond to a future weather disasters.
    6-invest in early-warning storm systems.
    7-invest in green energy technology.
    8-build better flood defences.
    9-more people away from areas likely to experince extreme weather.
    I rated these responses to (Action to do in the next year or two) because it need a long time and not all countries can do it except developed countries like USA.
    As for my country palestine ,I think it can do some of these measures ,not all of them due to the difficult conditions of the country.
    I consider these precautionary measures.
    In addr,it depends on the scientufic aspect and supports it in the state and provides shalter for the population in the event of extreme weather again.
    And it reduce environmental pollution, and I do not think that this will negarively affect the country, and ther it will increase its strength in the face of natoral disasters.
    Do you agree?

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  • global-conversation.png compelling_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    Step 2:
    1- Send food to the affected area and give money to people who cant' work ,becouse it is imperative to do this assistance to people who dont' have money and not to limit famines to and many people die from hunger.the
    And send a firefighter to affected area to prevent natural quarts and send the army help.
    2-Provide emergency health care to the injured and provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes because it is a human duty and one of the teaching of the Islamic religion is to help the poor and needy people, and also because there are many children woman and the oldrly who are weak and sick need health, lunch and psychological care by providing them with extensive and international aid that takzes care of the necessary life demand.3- Select a leader to coordinate the response, so that he can bring in aid and evacuate people from the area to live there life in safety

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    Step(1)
    Action that happen befor an event :
    1-provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2-send food to the affected area.
    3-build houses with materials that keep homs cool.
    4-build better flood defences .
    5-evacuat people from the area .
    6-lower carbon emissions.
    7-save money so you can respond to afuture weather disasters.
    8-invest in early -warning storm systems.
    9-more people away from areas likely to experince extreme weather.
    10-invest in green energy technology.
    I think these are preventive event because we can do them befor extreme weather happens and it largely prevents the occurrence of extreme weather and almost a large part of the country's population contributes to preventing if from happening in the health field provid emergency health care to the injured butin the architectural side,houses are built to withstand the extreme weather but in the finiancial and scientific side,the money is invested in a beneficial way to protect the environment and prevent the occurrence of extreme weather.
    Fortunately ,our country ,palestine ,is not exposed to severe weather because of its mild climate, because our country can not take all these measures .

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  • global-conversation.png fiery_strawberry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    10 May 2020

    I think the best response to extreme weather is to build houses,store foodstuffs and anything necessary in case of any unaware extreme weather condition that might have a negative effect on people in order to get a home for the affected ones during the event but the worst response is borrowing money from another country. It's a worst response especially for developing countries like Ghana. It's a worst response because if a developing country like Ghana borrows money from a developed country, it will be difficult to get back the money and the interest added to it inorder to satisfy the country that lent the money to the developing country.

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Leo Lou, Trainee Solicitor @ Clifford Chance
      fiery_strawberry's comment 11 May 2020

      Hi fiery_strawberry, thank you for your post. Could you provide any evidence to back up your claim that Ghana would not be able to repay loans from third world countries? Often countries would borrow from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund instead of another country, and countries such as Ghana rarely fail to repay them.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    Step(1)
    Actions that happen after an event:
    1-give money to people who'scan not work.
    2-provide shelter to people who can not stay in their homs.
    3-send firefighters to affected areas.
    4-ask for international aid (help).
    5-borrow money from another country.
    6-investigate why the event happened.
    7-support affected businesses .
    8-help people collect insurance money.
    9-sent the army to help .
    10-select a leader to coordinate the response.
    I think these are therapeutic events and reactions that the country can take after extreme weather and it addresses the damages that have befallen the country, and securing the financial side of people through job opportunities and sending the money to them ,and supports cooperation between people and countries.
    And I think if extreme weather occurs in my country we will take some of these measures.

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  • global-conversation.png playful_violin | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    10 May 2020

    Step 2:
    1. Sort the responses into 3 groups

    First group (actions to do now) :
    - provide emergency health care to the injured
    - send food to the affected area
    - provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes
    - send firefighters to affected areas
    - evacuate people from the area
    - send the army to help
    - select a leader to coordinate the response
    - move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather
    reasons: These are reactive actions that will save lives, therefore, immediate response are critical.


    Second group (actions to do in two months time) :
    - give money to people who can't work
    - ask for international aid (help)
    - borrow money from another country
    - investigate why the event happened
    - support affected businesses
    - help people collect insurance money
    reasons: These are reactive actions that can help people to recover their financial situations and businesses and also find out the cause of the event.

    Third Group (actions to do in the next year or two) :
    - build houses with materials that keep homes cool
    - build better flood defences
    - lower carbon emissions
    - save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster
    - invest in early-warning storm systems
    - invest in green energy technology
    reasons: These are preventative actions to help reduce the happenings of weather disaster and will take a longer time to set up these facilities and measures.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2020

    Step(2)
    Action would save lives:
    1-provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2-provide shelter to people who can not stay in their homes.
    3-send firefighters to affected areas.
    4-build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    5-build better flood defences.
    6-evacuate people collect insurance money.
    7-sent the army to help.
    8-more people away from areas likely to experince extreme weather.
    9-lower carbon emissions.
    I think these measures help save the lives of the population when an extreme weather occurs and providing them with money and safe houses facing extreme weather and in addition to sending specific and experinced people to save them like firefighters and the army.
    This helps protect their lives but for a short time and reducing carbon emissions ,as it preserves the environment and prevents population and protects the life of the population for along time.

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  • patricia.jpg EXPERT: Patricia Carvajal-Lister, Manager @ KPMG
    10 May 2020

    Good ideas, do you think that reactive measures are of equal importance to preventive measures?

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  • global-conversation.png eloquent_swan | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2020

    step 2
    the best way to keep people safe is to provide money, food and life requirements for people who do not works so that they can feed themselves and their children and ther family. Also,giving money to those who need it is a charity that a person will be held accountable for. Away from the issue of alms, money is also important, because it feeds the person himself and treats himself with him if he gets hurt and buys something with him if he wants so for this reason money is considered one of the most important requirements of life.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      eloquent_swan's comment 11 May 2020

      Aside from charity, what sort of investments can a government make, for example in infrastructure, in order to protect its population from the effects of extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png nice_skill | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    11 May 2020

    Step 3 (Situation 4)
    I will build better flood defences and invest in early storm warning. The next time a storm happens in my country, I can know when it will come. When my country has a flood next time, it can prevent flooding. I also need to ask for international aid because there are just several aid organisations in my country.The most important action the government needs to do is to fix the widespread power outages. The widespread power outages are usually made by storms and bad weather.
    Ways to fix or add in the four actions
    1.Building flood defence:
    I will tell the government that clearing rubbish in drains or building dams and barriers are ways to prevent flood water going indoors.
    2.Invest in early storm warning:
    After investing in early storm warning machines, they can detect the bad weather. When they detect bad weather coming, people who work in the observatory will know and they will report in the news. Then all the people in my country will know bad weather is coming. 3.Ask for international aid:
    As there are just several aid organisations in my country, I need more aid organisations to help. In mycountry, there are already deaths and missing people, I am not able to build some aid organisations in the bad weather, but my country really needs help, so asking for international aid is the best way now. I should tell the government that he should build more aid organisations and hospitals.
    4.Fix the widespread power outages:
    These widespread power outages are usually caused by storms, floods and animals. The government should check the antenna whenever a storm is coming. If the antenna is broken, the government should ask for people to repair it. If the antenna is broken and the government doesn't fix it, when our country needs help and has to call other countries, the power may not be good and our country can’t call others.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2020

    Step (2)
    Action are to do with the economy(money and business):
    1-ask for international aid (help).
    2-help people collect insurance money.
    3-borrow money form another country.
    4-support affected businesses.
    5-save money so you can respond to afuture weather disasters.
    I think these measures should be taken with the economy in the event of extreme weather to preserve the country's economy and prevent the collapse of the country's economic situation .
    Especially if it is from developed countries in addition to providing and it is better for the states to allocate certain funds to face these disasters, this means self-sufficiency for the state and I belive that if extreme weather occurs in my country, palestine, we will be supported by UNRWA or some neighboring countries and also coolecting insurance money from people increasing job opportunities,and paying residents with taxes will support the economic situation of the country, especially developing countrise.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2020

    Step (2)
    Action would reduce climate changes:
    1-lower carbon emissions.
    2-invest in green energy technology.
    3-investigate why the event happened.
    Climate changes mitigation is a time-consuming issue to occur.
    I think the first and second measures contribut to readucing climate change while preserving the environment and preventing pollution but these measures depend on many areas, such as reducing industrial pollutants in addition to increasing vegetation as for the third measure ,when we know the causes of extreme weather, we avoid these causes,as this helps to reduce climate change.
    For example,when the Australian fires occurred,it was said that the main reason so far is high temperatures ,so people can reduce this disaster by avoiding actions that increase the temperature.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2020

    How else could you divide or gruop the action?
    There are many similarities and Differences between these factors.
    The procedures can be divided in many ways.
    1-the first way :
    Action can be divided into measures that developing countries can take, and measures that they can not take ,to help take all Actions from developed countries and enhance cooperation between countries and because they are most harmful country from extreme weather
    2-The second way:
    The measures can be divided into measures that your country can take ,and Ithink this illustrates the economic situation of the country and its ability to deal with extreme weather.
    3-the third way:
    The procedures can be divided according to their pirorities,and there are procedures that must be taken befor other measures.
    For example ,when occur fires, such as Australian fires, firefighters must be dispatched and people evacuated from the area befor knowing the couse of the fire.
    4-the forth way:
    The procedures can be divided according to the type of extreme weather, for example, the procedures that must in the event of a hurricane are different from the procedures in the event of fires and the state must know these procedures and the time when they should be used.

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2020

    Step(3)
    I choose situation3(fires) because the last two famous extreme weather in the world are Australian fires and California fires, it will be important to talk about them.
    In my opinion befor these fires occrred,there could be sings or changes indicating the imminence of the fire,and there are some programs used to predict this, such as a program Phoenix Rapidfire .
    But in the event of a fire,the area of the fire to prevent damage and losses ,so it will evacuate people from the area and send the army to help them get out of there in addition to sending firefighters to the region,asking for aid from the countries, and using successful methods where there were fires befor .
    And declaring a state of emergency the inhabitants to the coasts and place with lower temperature.
    And it can also face fire with fire.
    I will explain to you:
    [1]. [2]
    Let's belive that the fire is in the area[1]it will burn the area [2] because when the fire moves from [1]to[2]it will not find what it burn ,thin it will be extinguished.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2020

    I think that the best international way to respond to extreme weather phenomena is to stand up next to each other and help and help affected countries by providing money to make up for what they have lost and to get up again. As for the best local way to respond to extreme weather phenomena is to educate people before anything happens and educate them with information because that helps reduce and prevent Damage caused by this weather

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      secure_meteor's comment 11 May 2020

      Education and international solidarity and assistance are very important! Can you think of any international organisations that help to provide this sort of emergency money and aid?

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      1. global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 12 May 2020

        There are many organizations that help to provide relief to those affected by providing funds for them, but they need support to complete their career, including:
        A-Islamic Relief Organization Worldwide: It was established in 1984 in the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom to help those affected by disasters in Africa, as it works in more than 40 countries.
        B - Islamic Aid Organization: Formed in the United Kingdom in 1985 after the drought, the Horn of Africa is a global aid organization working in more than 70 countries as it seeks to collect donations to help people affected by disasters.
        C-Hayat Relief and Development Organization: Founded in 1992, it is considered one of the largest and oldest American relief organizations working to help the needy people in countries that were exposed to natural disasters.
        I hope that concerted efforts and support for these organizations will increase and help the affected people and overcome this crisis.

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        1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
          secure_meteor's comment 14 May 2020

          Thank you for telling us about these three important organisations!

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          1. global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

            You're welcome. This is my duty to educate people about the information I have to increase their experience.

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

    STEP 1.invest in early warning form systems.
    STEP 2.
    -CHOICE. REASONS.
    Send fire fighters to affected areas. -Saving lives,properties and put of fire.
    -provide emergency health care to the injured. -to save lives.
    -send an army to help. -to save lives.

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

    Ask for international aid (help) to save lives.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTHS TIME.
    Send food to the affected areas -to decrease starvation.
    support affected businesses. -ensure people get their jobs back.
    Borrow money from another country. -support affected people and areas.
    Help people to collect insurance money. -for future use.
    Investigate why the event happened . to evacuate people from danger zones.
    ACTIONS TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO.
    So that they can hel

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  • global-conversation.png peaceful_petal | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    11 May 2020

    Flooding.
    My country Nigeria exprience flooding alot. This happens because it is a developing country. This occurs mostly in the riverine or tropical areas of my country. When this happens a lot of people and properties ar lost.
    The major cause is the inability to have access to good infrastructural facilities. The country is still developing but the governmemt look down on these places, all because they are small related places such as villages and towns. The goverment only focus on the capitals which are more developed and they experience less climate dister or weather challenge. This is my reason for this situation and i pray that God will touch the government to extend thier hands to the small towns and villages. This is as serious as an emergency.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      peaceful_petal's comment 12 May 2020

      In the UK there is often debate around if too much attention is paid to London and other large cities. Can you explain why cities receive more funding or attention that rural areas?

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  • global-conversation.png credible_football | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    11 May 2020

    Step 1
    ACTION TO DO NOW
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured
    2. Send food to the affected areas
    3. Evacuate people from the areas
    4. Send firefighters to affected areas
    5. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes
    6. Select a leader to coordinate the response
    7. Send the army to help
    REASON:They are both important and urgent because they are life saving responses. providing these basic needs is an emergency that needs immediate attendance .
    2.ACTIONS TO DO IN TWO MONTHS TIME
    1. Borrow money from another country .
    2. Ask for international aid(help) .
    3. Support affected businesses .
    4. Give money to people who can't work .
    5. Help people collect insurance monies .
    6. Investigate why event happened .
    REASONS: These are short term responses because though it is very important they still need some logistics ,planning within a short period of time. They are economic in nature .
    ACTIONS TO DO IN THE NEXT YEAR ON TWO
    1. Invest in green energy technology .
    2. Invest in early warning storm systems .
    3. Lowe carbon emissions .
    4. Build better flood defences .
    5. Build houses with materials that keep homes clean .
    6. Save money so that you can respond to future weather disaster . Move away people from areas likely to experience extreme weather .
    REASON : They are important but not urgent . Meaning that they require long term plans and more resources . They can be preventive .

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      credible_football's comment 12 May 2020

      Thanks for considering all the responses!
      Which do you think would be the most effective 2 actions for long-term affects.

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  • global-conversation.png magical_olive | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    12 May 2020

    I have learnt that is important to respond to extreme weather because if we don't respond to the extreme weather events it may be worse than before.

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_tomato | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    12 May 2020

    I have learned that we should be ready before the extreme weather events occur because if we wait for it to happen it might be too late and many people may die.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    Step 2.
    Actions to do now.
    Evacuating people from the area.moving people away from the area likely to experience extreme weather. send the army to help. send firefighters to the affected area . Sent to the affected area. Provide shelter for people who can stay in their homes .select leaders to coordinate the response.
    Actions to do in two months time.
    Provide emergency healthcare for the injured.lowwer corbon emissions.
    Actions to do in one or two years time.ask for international aid. Borrow money from another country. Give money to people who come to work. Investigate why the events happened .support affected business. invest in green energy technology .investing early warming stone systems .build better flood defences

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    The reason for my choice is that , everything we do must be safety first.

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  • global-conversation.png good_horse | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    12 May 2020

    Step 2 :sort the responsese into three groups
    1.Actions to do now :
    _ provide emergancy health care to the injured
    _ lower carbon emissions
    _ send food to the affected areas
    _ evacuate people from the area
    _ provide shelters to people who can't stay at home
    _ send the army to help


    2_Actions to do in two months time :
    _ support affected business
    _ ask for international aid (help)
    _ give money to people who can't work
    _ invest in early warning storm systems
    _ build better flood defences
    _ move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather
    _ send firefighters to the affected areas
    _ select a leader to cordinate the responses

    3_Actions to do in the next year or two :
    _borrow money from another country
    _ save money so we can respond to a future weather disasters
    _ build houses from materials that keep homes cool
    _ help people collect in surance money
    _ investigate why the event happened
    _invest in green energy technology

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  • global-conversation.png good_horse | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    12 May 2020

    Step 2 : sort the responses into 2 groups
    1_Actions happen before the event :.
    _ lower carbon emessions
    _evacuate people from the area
    _send the army to help
    _invest in early warning storm systems
    _build better flood defences
    _move people away likely from the area to experience extreme weather
    _borrow money from another country
    _save money so we can respond to afuture weather disaster

    2_Actions happen after an event ;.
    _provide emergency health care to the injured
    _send food to the affected area
    _provide shelters to people who can't stay at home
    _support affected business
    _ask for international aid
    _save money to people who can't work
    _send firefightrs to the affected area
    _select a leader to cordinate the response
    _build houses from materials that keep houses cool
    _ help people collect in surance money
    _invistigate why the event happened
    _invest in green energy technology

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      good_horse's comment 14 May 2020

      What sort of green technology do you think we can invest in? Is there any technology that specifically interests you?

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  • global-conversation.png good_horse | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    12 May 2020

    Step 2 :choose which actions :
    1_would save lives :.
    _ move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather
    _evacuate people from the area
    _lower carbon emessions
    _send the army to help
    _provide emergency health care to the injured
    _send food to the affected area
    _provide shelters for people who can't stay at home
    _ask for international aid
    _send firefighters to the affected area

    2_actions are to do with the economy :.
    _invest in early warning storm systems
    _borrow money from another country
    _save money so we can respond to a future weather disaster
    _support affected business
    _save money to people who can't work
    _help people to collect insurance money
    _invest in green energy technology

    3_Actions would reduce climate changes:.
    _lower carbon emessions
    _build houses from materials that keep houses cool
    _build better flood defences
    _select a leader to cordinate the response
    _invistigate why the event happened

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_peak | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    12 May 2020

    session 1 : imediately send the paramedic

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    Step2.
    Actions to do before an extreme weather.
    Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster. Investing early warming storm systems storm systems invest in green energy technology. Invest in early-warming storm systems.build house with material that can keep cool.provide emergency healthcare for the injured.help people to collect insurance money.

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  • global-conversation.png fierce_beaver | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    12 May 2020

    SITUATION5
    First you must evacuate people from the area.
    Then you send firefighters to the area.
    Then provide emergency healthcare for injured people.
    Then ask for international help.
    If they evacuate people more people won't die.
    When they send the firefighters to the area they will stop the fire from spreading.
    The health is for the injured to prevent their wounds from catching diseases.
    When they ask for international help they might borrow money from other countries for the loses of homes.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      playful_river's comment 13 May 2020

      Can you say why?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 14 May 2020

        1)if you don't evacuate the people from the area they will lose their life and they will hold you responses

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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)

    Activity that happen befor an occasion :

    1-give crisis human services to the harmed.

    2-send food to the influenced region.

    3-form houses with materials that keep homs cool.

    4-form better flood resistances .

    5-evacuat individuals from the region .

    6-lower carbon discharges.

    7-set aside cash so you can react to afuture climate catastrophes.

    8-put resources into right on time - notice storm frameworks.

    9-additional individuals from regions prone to experince outrageous climate.

    10-put resources into efficient power vitality innovation and invention.
    11-change in learning methodology and tools.

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    13 May 2020

    I agree with you
    But kindly could expound how this weather changes can affect us young people and as well elderly people.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    Step 2 actions to do after extreme weather events
    1 investigate why the events happened 2 support affected business .3send food to the affected area .4 give money to people who can't work. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    Step 2.
    Actions that will save lives.
    Examples of actions that will save lives are evacuating the area moving people from the area likely to experience extreme weather building house with material that can keep on cool providing emergency healthcare danger help people collect insurance money saving money so you can response to the Future weather disaster.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    Step 2.
    Actions which are to do with the economy.
    1, support affected business.2 give money to people who can't work.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    Actions that will reduce climate change.
    actions which will reduce climate change are lowering carbon emissions. investing in green energy technology.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    The response can also be group in five different groups which are 1 actions to do before an extreme weather .actions which will save lives .actions which will reduce climate change and finally actions which will help our economy.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    Why haven't some country recovered some of the corona virus?

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    1. global-conversation.png constructive_deer | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 15 May 2020

      I think the corona virus is still spreading because people travel a lot. They don't take this serious, that's why the COVID - 19 is still a very big problem.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        constructive_deer's comment 15 May 2020

        There have been a lot of restrictions placed on travel, but some is still essential.

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    2. global-conversation.png terrific_moose | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 15 May 2020

      I think that In the beginning people didnt now how dangerous the virus was, so people still travelled as usual

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  • global-conversation.png happy_papaya | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 May 2020

    Step 4
    I will talk about Corona virus, which is very prevalent in all countries, and my response to it is that in the first presence of the virus in our state we should have prevented its spread by moving away enough distance between people and not leaving the quarantine except for important reasons and needs, but there are many who do not adhere to that It led to the spread of the virus and increased cases of infection in countries.

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    14 May 2020

    I think elderly people can be greatly affected by extreme weather conditions. Why because if there are extreme weathers in a certain area elderly people cannot be in a position to respond to it for example an elder person can't be able to find a solution to the problem since he/she is in an older age.

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    14 May 2020

    And what more measures do you think can be used as well to prevent this disease since it's spreading so first?

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    14 May 2020

    The recovery of the Corona virus depends on the measures the country is installing or may is using to stop the disease from spreading. May be those countries who haven't recovered the disease yet are may be not adhering to the rules that should be followed to stop the disease like staying at home, sanitizing and social distancing as well. I just respond to your question like that. Thank you.

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  • global-conversation.png clever_literature | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    15 May 2020

    The most important step is the mentality of the people, if the people of the country think positive and if they keep idea in their minds that corona did not make death so no one can die in this world. But due to some weak mental condition and have fear in their mind they will die and the government did not do anything for them. Corona is nothing just we make our self save and sound. just think positive and don't heart the different news. in our country it is controlled and not spread further.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      clever_literature's comment 15 May 2020

      There is no evidence to say that being positive stops the coronavirus, and it would be dangerous to suggest it does. I know you may have been referring to your country alone, but we should not call coronavirus 'nothing' after it has caused over 300,000 deaths worldwide.

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  • global-conversation.png fiery_tennis | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 May 2020

    Step 5
    During an extreme weather event, should all countries help the affected country equally?
    Yes of course , I think they should. The country governments that are infected by extreme weather events might not have enough supplies to help their own people. If we can help them and help to improve climate change, the people might as well suffered less than before. We should offer them medical supplies and financial things.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_memory | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 May 2020

    Step 2

    1. Actions to do now in disaster time : Sure you have to send help immediately to the people who got severely injured and to help "end" the extreme weather. Give them as much supplies in all fields .Hurry up.
    2. Actions to do in two months , you can evacuate those who are seriously affected and give them enough food supplies. Also, you can support affected economical sides to liven the country a gain.
    3. Actions to do in two years time: You can improve all your defences as well as other buildings that will improve the situation.

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  • global-conversation.png committed_swan | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    15 May 2020

    In Sweden we got 6.56 ft deep snow and we don´t do something special we only plowing the streets and nothing more. The only thing we do is to put on winterdires on all our vehicles.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_duck | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    15 May 2020

    Hello!
    In Sweden we have very lots of snow, all people switch to Winter tyres on the cars and we have carin heaters. I take a Winter jacket (thick jacket) and when i go to school I take over-trousers. On my garden we have a really big snow shovels and on the ways we also have that.

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  • global-conversation.png gutsy_starfruit | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    15 May 2020

    here in sweden we have over 2 meters of snow and I usually take out the grain and shovel everything to a hay and build a hut. we also usually have VERY many clothes on us thanks for me!

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  • global-conversation.png caring_sheep | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    15 May 2020

    Here in Sweden we have 2m high snow I just use my tracktor to showel away it so I can drive my car. And on the field I drive my snowmobil it is an yahama et 250t and it is relly fun I go about 80km/h.

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  • global-conversation.png digital_groundhog | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    15 May 2020

    I live in Sweden and we watched "the week Britain frooze" and they talked about 40 cm high snow and -2 and -3 degrees cold. Here in Sweden we regulary experience bellow -30 degrees during winter times. Last year we had over 190 cm thick snow. To prepare for this we just plug in our cars in electric outlets to keep the engine warm and switch the tyers to winter tyres. In Britain they had problem to sleep in 1 degrees, here in Sweden almost every swede have atleast slept in -35 degrees, in a tent. It is very funny to have snow.

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    1. global-conversation.png precious_apple | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      digital_groundhog's comment 17 May 2020

      I love snow very much .lhope I visit Sweden one day to play with the snow man and skii on the snow.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_eel | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    15 May 2020

    Step2:-
    1. Choose which actions would save lives
    Providing emergency health care to the injured
    Evacuate people from the area
    2. Which actions are to do with the economy
    Supporting affected business
    Giving money to the people
    Invest in green energy technology
    3. Actions that would reduce climate change
    Lower carbon emissions
    Investing in green energy technology
    4. How else can you group the actions
    For me I would rather group them into 3
    Actions to save lives
    Actions to prevent the event
    Actions to be taken after the events

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_petal | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    17 May 2020

    Step-1
    i think, the weather change unexpectedly due to the increse of
    extreme weather actions for example heatwave, hurricanes and flooding.
    a good managmenet is required to mange all the activities related with engergy
    water and flood.

    Step-2
    our government must support and help the people who suffer in extreme weather.
    they also provide the food, water and some daily life necessary things to the people who are
    badly affected from the extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_apple | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 May 2020

    STEP TWO
    Actions to do now:
    1. First you certainly have to send help immediately to the people who got severely injured and to help "end" the extreme weather.
    2. Actions to do in two months' time: You can evacuate those who are seriously affected and give them enough food supplies.
    Also, you can support affected with medical supplies and masks .
    3. Actions to do in two years time: You can improve the country defences as well as other buildings that will save the situation.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg devoted_signature | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    18 May 2020

    I think the first thing you should do when you know there will be a new extreme-weather experience coming or you aware of a new extreme-weather that is going to or is happening, then you should move people away from the area and essential items should also be carried along. I think this because if there was a really bad disaster going to or is happening, then it is a good idea to help people avoid being hurt or becoming homeless.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg mindful_volcano | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    18 May 2020

    If i was in government in situation 1 The Hurricane , i would advise all residents of my country to take shelter right away. I would get meteorologist to determine how sever the hurricane is for forecast to be and continue to support and work with nwighbouring countries setting up designated storm shelter for my country to resit to if needed , If i was advised the said hurricane was going to be sever i would evacuate my country and move them to safety in a friendly neighbouring country as suggested above.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg mindful_volcano | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    18 May 2020

    I think this is down to indervidual countries not following correct procidures like LOCKDOWN andd restrictions, I feel these should be more set in stone and more strick all countries should follow the same gauidlines and work together to find the best outcome for each other,
    EXAMPLE wales and scotland keeping to strict measures STAY IN STAY SAVE yet england Borris has said relaxed a little and said STAY ALLERT some people have taken the saty allert the wrong way and causing groups or larger gatherings so now the virus may start to spread a little more as to why other countires are also suffering more could be due to lack of cleaning equipmant and safer sanatized areas or even not washing themselves as poor clean supplies are available.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    20 May 2020

    Step1
    The best way to respond to extreme weather- weather events is to evacuate people from the seen of the event. You rescue people from danger before you think about how to feed, cloth or shelter them.

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  • global-conversation.png determined_world | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    20 May 2020

    Step 2
    1. Actions to do now.
    Evacuate the people from the area.
    Send the army to help.
    Lower carbon emissions.
    Send firefighters in the affected areas.
    Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    2.Actions to do in two month's time.
    Support affected businesses.
    Ask for international support.
    Help people collect insurance.
    Give money to people who can't work.
    Send to the affected area
    Borrow money from another country.
    Investigate why the event happened.
    Select a leader to coordinate the response.
    3. Actions to do in the next year or two.
    Invest in green energy technology.
    Invest in early-warning storm system.
    Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather.
    Build better flood defences.

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  • global-conversation.png glad_robin | Mangi Sina Secondary School | Tanzania
    20 May 2020

    How to overcome weather change
    1. Avoid burning
    2. Pollution and
    3. Overgrazing

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_spring | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 May 2020

    step no 1:
    I think the best way to respond to extreme-weather events:
    1- Provide emergency health care to the injured
    2- Provide shelter to people who can’t stay in their homes.
    3- Select a leader to coordinate the response

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  • global-conversation.png magical_mango | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    23 May 2020

    I think that borrowing money from a foreign or a neighboring countries bring about both good and bad impact because,when you borrow the good impact that comes from it is that,it strengthens the bond between the two countries and it also helps the government to complete his developmental project within the shortest possible and it also helps the government to do many project whereby money generated from the taxes alone cannot do however depending on other countries assistance with regards to borrowing money doesn't help you to become independent

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

    STEP 1
    The best way is to investigate way the event happened so that you may prepare for the next event.
    STEP 2
    Action to do now?
    1: Send firefighters to the affected areas so that they may help people who have been injured.
    2: Send the army to help or to save people life.
    3: Send food to the affected areas to help people from staff.

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    27 May 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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  • global-conversation.png gentle_apple | Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan
    28 May 2020

    I think the situation-3 is the worst from all. wildfire in Australia.

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg genuine_fern | Portobello High School
    29 May 2020

    Situation 3
    If I was in this situation I would:
    1.Ask for international aid help- To look after injured people.
    2.Get helicopters to drop large amounts of water on effected areas-To try and put the fires out.
    3.Send the navy to help-So they can evacuate people.
    4.Provide shelter for effected people in safe areas-So that people aren’t left homeless.
    5.Try to get famous people to donate money- To protect buildings, people and animals.

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  • global-conversation.png fun_atom | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    31 May 2020

    Step 1
    From my personal point of view, the list is all very important to do , but before some of these things, the following should be done immediately after the accident:
    Providing immediate health care for these urgent events.
    2- Providing places to house the affected
    3-Send firefighting and ambulance crews immediately to the affected areas.
    4-Seek help from neighboring countries if the situation is out of control.
    5-Support all affected parties.

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