Session 4: Making adaptations

STEP 1

Prevent or react?

Get two pieces of paper. Write “prevent” (stop something from happening) on one piece and “react” (deal with something after it has happened) on the other. Put these pieces of paper on opposite sides of the room.

Read this list:

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  1. Move to your PREVENT piece of paper. Come up with all of the reasons why it wouldbe good to prevent the things on the list before they happen. For example: it would be good to prevent breaking a leg so you don’t get hurt. Write your ideas down.
  2. Move to your REACT piece of paper. Come up with all of the reasons why it would be good to react to the things on the list after they happen. For example: it would be good to react to tooth decay so it doesn’t spread to other teeth. Write your ideas down.
  3. Look at your pieces of paper. Is it better to prevent something before it happens or better to react to it afterwards? Move to the “prevent” or “react” side of the room and give your opinion.
  4. Now, think about extreme-weather events. Make a list of reasons why “preventing extreme-weather events is better” and then a list of reasons why “reacting to extreme-weather events is better”.
  5. Decide your opinion. What do you think? Try to give answers that relate back to the first examples. For example: it might be good to prevent extreme-weather events so people don’t get hurt.

STEP 2

Making changes

This session will focus on how people have responded to extreme-weather events by

making adaptations (changes) to their lives or environment. The adaptations might be

direct reactions to extreme-weather events, preventative actions or both.

After you watch each adaptation, decide which extreme-weather event it tackles.


STEP 3

Assess the adaptations

Judge which adaptation is best for which purpose. Complete the poll below to show what you think.


STEP 4

Reflection

Pick some of the following questions to think about or discuss:

  • Which adaptations are easy to judge if they have been effective? Which ones are hard to judge?
  • How should we judge whether an adaptation is good? For example: is an adaptation good because it is easy? What’s the most important factor from the last activity?
  • Should we force countries to do certain things or should we allow countries to come up with their own ideas?

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Over to you!

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

Comments (473)

  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    11 May 2020

    Prevent
    1.it is good to prevent a tooth decay because when it happens it will be very dangerous. The teeth will rotten
    2.it is good to prevent breaking a leg because when it happens he/she will receive pains and if you prevent it you won't receive pains.
    3.it is good to prevent bullying so that you won't get a punishment in school or get injured.
    4.it is good to prevent a protest so that you won't get involved in a fight and get hurt.
    React
    1.tooth decay:when it happens we need to react because the teeth may get rotten i f care is not taken.
    2.breaking a leg:we need to react because the person will feel pains everyday and may not be able to walk.
    3.bullying:we need to react because if it goes on somebody may die or get a serious injury.
    4.a protest:we need to react to a protest because if it goes on there will be a riot or a serious fight.

    Preventing extreme weather events is better because there will not be any damage and everyone will live peacefully. The resources and money will not waste in the country. If something happens and we react to it,we have wasted money because we can prevent it from happening
    It is also good to react,the people might fail to prevent it and the only solution is to react,if we react we might lessen the problem and also solve the problem

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      invigorated_chicken's comment 13 May 2020

      The part where you said you must prevent teeth decay. When a tooth has decay, it will affect other teeth too.

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    2. global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
      invigorated_chicken's comment 13 May 2020

      i agree with you .government resources will be used to cater to other up coming isssues

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      1. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        elated_strategy's comment 14 May 2020

        which resources would the government use to cater for the members in other wether events

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          1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
            vibrant_imagination's comment 20 May 2020

            This is a catchy way to remember. Why do you think it's good to use language like this when encouraging people to do something?

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    3. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      invigorated_chicken's comment 14 May 2020

      Yes we have to prevent tooth decay so that your mouth will not smell.

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      1. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        tidy_melon's comment 19 May 2020

        Yes but not only smelling but unhealthy tooth and pains.

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    4. global-conversation.png mindful_guitar | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      invigorated_chicken's comment 15 May 2020

      Yh is good to prevent extreme weather eve before it happens but there are certain events like wildfire you can put all preventive measures in place but if it will occur it will so I think as you putting the preventive measures in place then u prepare yourself for reactive measures too so Incase it takes you by surprise you can react towards it without lot of people loosing their lives.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    11 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    Sure, emission have fallen. But a closer look at how the global crisis is influencing the environment reveals some surprising dynamics. As emission fall, air quality around the world is skyrocketing. The climate consequences of the coronavirus pandemic go even further.
    It is the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2, and it is climate change. The two are intimately linked :As you'd expect, emission have fallen as people drive less and industries grind toa halt. But dig deeper to how the pandemic is influencing the climate, and surprising and often counterintuitive to begin to emerge.

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

      What kind of impact is this causing on the environment, honest_sea?

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      1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 11 May 2020

        Negative impact such as : poor health, poverty, hunger, increase in death rate leading to slow down in the world's development.

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        1. global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
          honest_sea's comment 16 May 2020

          Are these really related to the effects of Corona Virus pandemic on Climate Change?

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      2. global-conversation.png awesome_nature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 11 May 2020

        How the climatic consequences go even further if people do not stick to quarantine?

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        1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          awesome_nature's comment 15 May 2020

          What is the meaning of climatic consequences.

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          1. global-conversation.png helpful_guitar | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
            tidy_melon's comment 15 May 2020

            I think this means the harmful effects of climate change. Global warming will cause ice to melt and affect the animals living there and if that doesnt stop, cities by the sea may even vanish. THis is dangerous and should be a priority.

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      3. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        Sorry for not participating on session 4 yesterday, the electricity was absent in our area and there was no electricity in the whole country 😒. So i participated today.

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        1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
          delightful_snow's comment 12 May 2020

          No problem! You have all week to take part.

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          1. global-conversation.png admirable_rambutan | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
            Olivia @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

            this mean you are not to end the session on monday

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          2. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
            Olivia @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

            The easiest to judge is cyclone protection because it has a very big pact of people, animals and plants. The hardest to judge is plants and shade because it has an impact but you will never know because the people will start to rot and be skeletons and you will not know how many people died. There is no adaption which is good because it is easy it may have a very big impact. The important factor from the last activity is the preventing and reacting lesson and the poll.
            Forcing the countries to do certain things it will be a hatred of people. For example:
            Their will be a conflict between some countries.
            Some countries will send their armies to some countries to start a very big violence.
            The countries will not trust and help each other. Their would be a very big violence and many people will loose their lives.
            The countries should come up with their own ideas it would be better people will help each other, love each other and trust each other.
            Optional reflection.
            - some pandemics are not easy to prevent and others are easy to prevent. Like coronavirus, people prevent it by washing hands thoroughly with soap and running water, wearing face masks, using hand sanitizer and social distancing. But the cases from other countries are more. The impact of Corona virus is no food because of staying at home and food has decreased. There is no money because people are staying at home and employers too do not have money to pay their employees. Extreme weather events like floods is in our country.

            Thanks for reading.
            Delightful_snow❄️.

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            1. global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
              delightful_snow's comment 13 May 2020

              what do you understand by cyclone ?hint please

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              1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
                elated_strategy's comment 13 May 2020

                Cyclone is a heavy rain accompanied with strong winds. that turn around an area of low pressure. With cyclone the wind rotates about a centre of low pressure which makes it different from hurricane.

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              2. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
                elated_strategy's comment 14 May 2020

                Because it will have a very big impact of people, plants and animals.

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          3. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Olivia @ the BNC's comment 14 May 2020

            Olivia, please does it mean that the section 4 will not end now? I am asking this question because i have not gotten time to complete this section the only step i have tried to answer is the step 1.

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            1. Screenshot_20200324_165750.jpg Molly @ the BNC
              sincere_walrus's comment 14 May 2020

              We are not taking session 4 down so please do carry on posting your thoughts!

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      4. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 16 May 2020

        I agree with @Honest Sea that the Covid 19 pandemic and climate change are linked and that the climate consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are more than the reduction of emissions due to less travel and closed industries.
        I will share with you my experience from my home county. In Samburu County, among the Nomadic Pastoralists of the North of Kenya, we have community led wildlife conservation. This means that we actually live around the wildlife havens. My parents and relatives are employed as wildlife rangers and surveillance persons to protect some of the most important ecosystems.
        Following the collapse of ecotourism and the subsequent economic crisis, employment in the ecotourism sector is greatly affected. the sector has had to lay off most of the wildlife rangers and suspend the surveillance programs.
        Today, more than ever before, in this life sustaining ecosystem, there is an explosion of illegal hunting (poaching) at least to put food on our tables. Since no money is coming forth anymore, the community is gradually losing faith in conservation. Deforestation is taking place at an unprecedented magnitude to make charcoal and sell (though it is illegal, but people need money anyway), and to practice farming. Since people are at home, unemployed, I have noticed that Vast swathes of land have been grabbed and fenced then CLEARED AND TILLED. We have encroached the conservancies . Human animal conflict has set in.
        We all know that deforestation results in more emissions than all the cars and trucks on earth combined, while at the same time accelerating species extinction rates. Fewer forests also mean less CO2 is absorbed and removed from the atmosphere.
        Needless to say, conservation and restoration of forests along with the wildlife that maintain proper ecosystem function is essential in the fight against the climate crisis. But this is at risk now.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          ethical_conversation's comment 18 May 2020

          Thank you for sharing your experiences to back up your argument!

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    2. global-conversation.png awesome_nature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      honest_sea's comment 13 May 2020

      How the climatic consequences go even further if people do not stick to quarantine?

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      1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        awesome_nature's comment 15 May 2020

        In our country, the president has put something called a curfew. The meaning of the word curfew is when somebody is caught outside by 7:00pm and if the person is caught, he will be put in quarantine for 14 days paying ksh 2000 per day. If he won't pay he will stay for 6 months.

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        1. global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
          delightful_snow's comment 16 May 2020

          So how does the curfew stop the spread of the Covid 19?

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          1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
            allowing_penguin's comment 26 May 2020

            I wonder some people are saying that the Corona virus is spreading at 🌃 night.

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        2. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
          delightful_snow's comment 16 May 2020

          The curfew from 7.00pm to 5.00am in Kenya has now been implemented for a while. There has also been a cessation of movement in and out of the major affected cities among other interventions.
          there has been calls for a TOTAL LOCKDOWN. How is this going to be possible among the Nomadic Pastoralist communities whose socio-economic lifestyle demands movement?

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          1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
            ethical_conversation's comment 26 May 2020

            I didn't know if it was implemented for a while.

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

    Step1,
    i: Reason why it would be good to prevent tooth decay is because when you get tooth decay it can cause cavity and when you get cavity your mouth will get bad smelling.
    ii: reason why is good to prevent breaking a leg because you can get hurt and it will be difficult to walk with one leg.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 13 May 2020

      What other effects do you think tooth decay can bring?

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      1. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 13 May 2020

        Tooth decay can give you a headache.
        It can also make you a timid person. That is if your mouth has a bad smell, you can't talk in public.

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        1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          sensible_jackfruit's comment 13 May 2020

          Tooth decay is an unpleasant experience. It makes eating and chewing of food becomes very difficult and make the food not enjoyable for you. You also develop bad smell which makes it difficult for you to talk in public. It also make you feel shy to go in public since you know people will make fun of you when your mouth smell bad.

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              1. tom Tom @ the BNC
                extraordinary_starfruit's comment 15 May 2020

                How would you like help, extraordinary_starfruit?

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      2. global-conversation.png dependable_map | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 13 May 2020

        In our science class we linked heart attacks to tooth decays and tooth aches. Also I think the fear of eating some hard food which causes frustration sometimes. So it can affect the mood and well-being.

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        1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
          dependable_map's comment 18 May 2020

          Last year I had tooth decay which made me to have a very painful headache and went to the chemist and bought a drug called panadol it is a painkiller.

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      3. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 13 May 2020

        And If you dont want to get cavities you have to brush your teeth twice a day and brush it well.

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        1. global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          tidy_melon's comment 14 May 2020

          We can also add rising your mouth after eating.

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          1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
            polite_land's comment 15 May 2020

            Yes it is true and we have to prevent it so that you not get tooth decay.And you have to be careful when crossing the road because when you are not carefully it can cause breaking a leg.

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      4. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

        Tooth decay may lead to persistent pain, which affects one's appetite, studies, work, sleep, or even general health. When there is severe tooth decay, the bacteria may spread from the pulp to the surrounding periodontal tissues via the apex of the tooth, leading to inflammation or even the formation of dental abscess.

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      5. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

        Some effects of tooth decay are;
        headache, toothache, tooth loss ,loss of appetite etc .Tooth decay can also affect ones studies, work, sleep or general health. When there is a serious tooth decay, the bacteria spreads to the tissues of the teeth leading to inflamation or even the formation of dental abscess.
        Here are some suggested ways of preventing tooth decay;
        *Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride containing toothpaste.
        *Clean between your teeth daily with a floss.
        *Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks.
        There are many other ways to prevent tooth decay, but here are a few.

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        1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
          cheerful_region's comment 17 May 2020

          What do you mean by a fluoride containing toothpaste?

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      6. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 16 May 2020

        I think tooth decay may also bring heart diseases since in a decaying tooth, bacteria hides and grows in the gaps created by untreated cavities and receding gums. Then it may find its way to the heart through entering the blood streams. This will cause heart infections
        My humble opinion

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      7. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 29 May 2020

        Tooth decay is damage to a tooth's surface, or enamel.Tooth decay can lead to cavities (dental caries), which are holes in your teeth. If tooth decay is not treated, it can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss.
        1) Toothache, spontaneous pain or pain that occurs without any apparent cause.
        2)Tooth sensitivity.
        3)Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold.
        4) Visible holes or pits in your teeth.

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

    Optional Reflection.
    What makes preventing a pandemic difficult.
    Preventing a pandemic is difficult because when you don't prevent it and it comes into your country it will be hard for you to prevent.
    Should we force countries to do certain things or should allow countries to come up with their ideas.
    We should allow countries to come up with their ideas. This is because they are the people who know their country also they are the people who know the economy of the country and they know how they will prevent a pandemic from happening in their country.
    What impact has corona virus had on climate change? In some regions in Ghana like Accra has destile their gutters so when it rain it does not cause flooding and because of the pandemic people are maintaining the rules of personal hygiene, this is because people are not throwing garbage anywhere they want so it does not destroy the atmosphere.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 13 May 2020

      This is an interesting reflection on the state of the pandemic - can you say more about how you dont think countries should be told what to do, do you think that more should be done together globally between countries to unite about the action that should be taken? For example, in the case of a vaccine countries should all unite together to find one?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

        As the term goes "UNITY IS STRENGTH" , when we come together globally and there is peace among us ,we would be able to work out something for everyone's benefit. As a result, we could together get the cure for the pandemic to save innocent lives. Remember "UNITED WE STAND, DEPARTED WE FALL".

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          tidy_melon's comment 15 May 2020

          A vaccine is something that makes someone immune from a particular disease (meaning their body will fight off the infection) - read more here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/why-vaccination-is-safe-and-important/

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      2. global-conversation.png mindful_guitar | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 15 May 2020

        I think every country should be allowed to do its own research and decisions than all being forced to take one precautions because if you allow all to take their own decisions, every country will come out with its own ideas and can learn much better from each other’s ideas than one person taking decisions for all

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      3. global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 16 May 2020

        I think since this is a global pandemic, there are responses that require global cooperation and partnerships, like, as you say, research aimed at producing a vaccine and medicine, sending medical doctors to countries that are overwhelmed like we saw with Italy, donating testing kits and PPE's. However, there are so many issues that each country should be at liberty to decide: curfews, lockdowns, closing of schools and public places, mass testing of citizens, closing of borders, hiring more medical personnel and even making the wearing of masks a must by law. These among other responses will vary from one country to another depending on various reasons like the number of confirmed cases

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

    Step 3
    1)The easiest adaptation is Plant and Shade, and the hardest adaptation is Cyclone Protection.

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

      What makes it so? does it have no effect on the environment?

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      1. global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        lovable_agency's comment 13 May 2020

        i also dont know about cyclone.help please those who understand what it is

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          1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
            tidy_melon's comment 14 May 2020

            A cyclone is a system of winds rotating inwards to an area of low barometric pressure, with an anticlockwise (northern hemisphere) or clockwise (southern hemisphere) circulation; a depression.

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    2. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 13 May 2020

      Please l want to ask you a question.l am finding it difficult to view step 2.How do I log in with prezi.

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        tidy_melon's comment 14 May 2020

        You should be able to watch it without logging in.

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    3. global-conversation.png polite_land | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 13 May 2020

      Were you able to view step2? How did you do it?

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

    Step4
    3-during or after extreme weather the country affected should do many useful and clever adaptations based on what they have experienced They should not be forced by other authorities but usally there is special organisations that can send aid to them.

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

    In my local area the best adaptation to extreme weather has been the building of flood defences. This has proven to be the best preventive measure against flood resulting from heavy down pour. The use of strong, durable and water resistant materials in constructing large drains and bridges has gone a long way to tackle the impact of flooding. In Ghana a town was almost completely submerged by the sea. The building of a sea defence system by the government saved the situation. Where bags of sand and other cheap and improvised materials are used, they easily get washed away by running flood waters. People have also been advised from settling in food prone areas such as water ways. During the dry season laws have been passed to prevent people from hunting and going to the farm with flammable materials such as matches. Tree planting has been initiated and task force on guard to arrest anyone flouting laid down rules.

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      1. global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        delightful_snow's comment 13 May 2020

        so fires are also a problem in your country ? how is it possible to make sure that no one carries a matchbox to farms ?whatabout cigarette smokers?

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        1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
          elated_strategy's comment 14 May 2020

          No I was just asking serious_ fruit if she was suffering floods I didn't asked about fire. In our country we are suffering from floods and landslides.

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      2. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        delightful_snow's comment 15 May 2020

        Yes, most places get flooded whenever there are heavy rains because of poor drainage systems in settlements. Currently in my area a large drain is under construction by the government because the the one in use was too small .

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    1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      serious_fruit's comment 12 May 2020

      This comment made me think that everyone might have different ideas of which adaption is the best, because as we all live in different countries, and different extreme weather events might hit our own countries hard, that makes us think of what adaption is the best. According to serious_fruit, Ghana has floods very often due to heavy raining so people there might think that flood defences might be the best adaption to extreme weather, while some other countries, like Australia, are very hot, there might easily be droughts and wildfires, so plants and shades might be the best adaption to them. I believe that it is very hard to choose which adaption is the best after all for none of the adaptions might help all extreme weather events and I think it all depends on the place you live and which extreme weather that might be the biggest threat to your country.

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      1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet Boland
        jovial_harp's comment 12 May 2020

        Excellent reasoning @jovial_harp!

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    2. global-conversation.png enchanted_economics | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      serious_fruit's comment 18 May 2020

      You have rivers in Gana so it is the most suitable solution from your point of view .In Gaza our cilmate is normal we rarely see sever climate storms, tornadoes....etc.

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

    (Addition to my earlier comment on
    best adaptation)These are measures to tackle wildfires.

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

    STEP 1
    Prevent or react.
    React?
    Tooth decay:so that it may not spread to the other teeth and cause a lot of pain.
    Prevent?
    Breaking a leg: so that you may not hurt you leg and cause breaking a leg you may prevent it by been care full in what you are doing.

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

    Please the starting of the optional reflection was a mistake .
    What makes preventing difficult.
    Things that makes preventing a pandemic difficult is that when the pandemic approaches your country and you don't have any idea to control the pandemic it will spoil things so you will not know how to prevent it.

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

    The most innovative one is smart saving street.

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

    Session 4
    Step 1
    1. PREVENT (stop something from happening)
    *It would be good to prevent tooth decay so it doesn't affect your gum and make it worse. That would be very painful.
    *It would be good to prevent breaking a leg so you don't walk with crutches.
    *It would be good to prevent bullying so you don't hurt someone else as a result.
    *It would be good to prevent a protest so it doesn't bring about riot or even quarrelling.

    2. REACT(deal with something after it has happened)
    *It would be good to react to tooth decay so you don't experience more pain. If it remains and you don't do something about it, you will feel more pain.
    *It would be good to react to breaking a leg so it will heal fast.
    *It would be good to react to bullying so that if the person has hurt someone else, you can correct that person and attend to the hurt person.
    *It would be good to react to a protest so that there would be peace.

    3. It would be better to prevent something before it happens. But if it has already happened, it would be good to react to it.

    4. Reasons why preventing extreme weather events is better
    *Preventing extreme weather is better so that people's lives would be saved.
    *Preventing extreme weather is better so that the economy would not be affected.
    *Preventing extreme weather events is better so that people's homes and properties, even their livelihoods would not get destroyed.
    Reasons why reacting to extreme weather events is better
    *Reacting to extreme weather is better so that the event would not occur again.
    *Reacting to extreme weather events is better so that people's lives would not get destroyed again.
    *Reacting to extreme weather events is better so that people's properties and livelihoods would not get destroyed again.

    5. It would be even better to prevent extreme weather events than to allow it to happen before you react to it. If that happens, you might have lost almost everything before you do something about it.

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    1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      sensible_jackfruit's comment 13 May 2020

      And supporting the needy to get back to their normal lives.

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      sensible_jackfruit's comment 13 May 2020

      Excellent examination here - well done.

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

    This is so because when you plant and shade it will not have any effect on the environment. This is because when you plant and shade it will make people feel comfortable under the plant and there will not be too much heat where the plant was planted and for the cyclone protection it will help the people in that area.

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

    Step 1
    3.I would say it is better to prevent before you react because if you prevent something before you react it prevents damage,and as we always say prevention is better than cure.

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    1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      engaging_morning's comment 14 May 2020

      Yes it is better to prevent extreme weather from happening because it can saves the government a lot of money.

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

    Step 3
    1. Plants and shade
    2. Plants and shade
    3. Smart saving streets
    4. Plants and shade
    5. Cyclone protection
    6. Smart saving streets

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

    step 1prevent or react:
    it is good to prevent bullying so that people don't get hurt and to feel normal because when being bullied people start to feel negative about themselves he or she starts saying that he or she is weak ,and they start behaving different for example he or she starts to treat others differently.

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

      A protest is when people object to what has been said on done and they show their disapproval in some way. This could take the form of a protest march in the streets, or refusing to do something.

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        Also some protest are very peaceful whilst others are violent. Some show their disapproval with a decision either by a government by writing their their disapproval on placards. Some also resort to throwing of missiles and clashing with police when protesting. This lead to a lot of people getting injured in the process. It is therefore always advisable that whenever we are not happy with something or a decision, we do it peacefully so that we don't get harmed in the process.

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

    3: i think it is good to react afterwords because if you or me didn't know something is about to happen and it happens we will hav to react on it so that it does not happen again.

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      unconventional_coconut's comment 12 May 2020

      But sometimes we can do something to prevent a disaster from not occurring. For example if you know that drinking alcohol to drive can cause an accident, you will have to avoid taking alcohol when going to drive. This will help prevent an accident from occurring. So it is not always that we have to wait for a disaster to happen before we react.

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    2. global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
      unconventional_coconut's comment 13 May 2020

      yes ,but some of these events re occur ,so you can prevent

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    3. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      unconventional_coconut's comment 14 May 2020

      No I don't agree with you because you have to prevent the thing before it happens.

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

    STEP1 IT IS GOOD TO PREVENT BULLING SO THAT PEOPLE DON'T IF WE DONT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN WE MUST NOT BULLILY OTHERS.
    EXTREME WEATHER WE MUST TAKE ACTION ON EXTREME WEATHER.
    TOOTH DECAY :SO THAT IT MAY NOT SPREAD TO THE OTHER TEETH AND CAUSE ALOT OF PAIN.
    BREAKING A LEG:SO THAT YOU MAY NOT HURT YOURLEG AND CAUSE A BREAKING LEG YOU MAY PREVENT ITBYBEING CAREFUL IN WHAT YOUR DOING
    PROTEST:WENEED TO REACT TO A PROTEST BECAUSE IF IT GOES ON THERE WILL BE A RIOT OR A SERIOUS FIGHT
    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    WHAT MAKE A PANDEMIC DIFFICULT.
    PREVENTING A PANDEMIC IS DIFFICULT BECAUSE WHEN YOU DON'T PREVENT IT AND IT COMES INTO YOUR COUNTRY IT WILL BE HARD FOR YOU TO PREVENT IT NB: SHOULD WE FORCE COUNTRIES TO COME UP WHITH THEIR IDEAS.....

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

    4: preventing extreme weathether is infact the best because it reduces the impact on people and the inviroment.
    it is also better to react afterwards on extreme weather because it reduces impact on people and the enviroment in the future and help also to save money to build more extreme weather defences.

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  • global-conversation.png nice_seed | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    11 May 2020

    What impact has the Corona virus had on the climate?
    Covid-19 has suspended normality across the globe . Everyone's attention is now on fighting the virus,what does this mean for fight against climate change?
    The pandemic is changing how we live and is subsequently having a profound impact on the environment as well as the climate.An immediate effect the virus has had on the climate is a reduction in global co2 emissions and air pollution
    Levels of air pollutant and warming gases over some cities and regions are showing significant drops as Corona virus impacts work and travel.with aviation grinding to a halt and millions of people walking from home,a range of emissions across many countries are likely following the same downward path.while people working from home will likely increase the use of home hearing and electricity and the general slow down of the economies will likely have an impact on overall emissions.
    Thank you.

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

      Do you think, when the pandemic is over, production and emissions will go back to how they were before?

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      1. global-conversation.png nice_seed | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        I think it will gradually because people will start going to work,industries that where short down will re-open thereby leading to higher productivity,e.t.c
        When the pandemic is over there will be increase in co2 emissions as a result of human activities such as bush burning,smokes from industries chimney and this could also lead to air pollution.


        Thank you

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      2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        Yes because now production has slowed since a lot of people are under lock down. People are now afraid to go to work since the know they might contract the virus. When the virus is over people will now have the courage to work. Industries will be producing like they use to produce before the virus and this will consequently increase carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

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      3. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 13 May 2020

        Yes! I think the rate of production of air pollutant gases and emission of CO2 will go back to how they were before and may even be worse. This is because all the countries that were affected by the pandemic will be in a rush to regain all the money they've lost. Thus, all people whose work produce air pollutant gases example, factories, oil refineries and constructors etc will go back to work immediately.

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      4. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 14 May 2020

        Your question is really interesting !! I think that after the end of this global crisis people will care more about their planet than before and they will be more aware and understanding of the environment. You can say that they will learn from their previous mistakes so that they do not recur again and bring them to the state they are now. I think if the countries or ministries of health and the environment In it by spreading awareness and motivating to preserve this result that we reached after the quarantine and reducing us from exhausts that harm the environment, they will be more aware and perhaps if the International Space Agency NASA conducts global awareness campaigns and the results that affected the environment positively for the world can affect it and also The countries developed good plans and strategies based on the current state of the environment and air and have applied it can be out very excellent results.

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        1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
          positive_lemon's comment 14 May 2020

          Well done, I have given you a star for your good reasons. Do you think it is NASA's responsibility, or the responsibility of each government?

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          1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Olivia @ the BNC's comment 14 May 2020

            Thank you. I think it is the responsibility of NASA to clarify the results obtained after this crisis in general for the whole world and not specifically for certain groups. The responsibility of governments is limited to awareness such as what NASA will do, but in a way that is specific to each country according to its system of life and will work to implement the plans if they are identified well.

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          2. global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
            Olivia @ the BNC's comment 16 May 2020

            I think NASA can only do it through partnering with individual countries.

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      5. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 14 May 2020

        I don't think production will go normal after covid-19, this is because
        *Some industries have closed down this leading to some people lossing their jobs,Offices have reduced workers due to lack of funds, production of goods has tremendously gone down because people are working from home

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      6. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 14 May 2020

        This is a continuation:-
        Like in our country, there's lockdown in some counties this has led to lack transportation of food stuffs from upcountry to the cities
        The economy has really gone down and for it to normalize I think it will take time.

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      7. global-conversation.png mindful_guitar | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        I don’t think the pandemic can totally be over,and since production needs to go on we should learn to live with it by applying the preventive measures to reduce the infectious risk so the country can sustain it productions and move on

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

    5: i think it is good to react to extreme weather because you cannot know when the next extreme weather might happen so when it happens we can know how to react on the type of extreme weather that happened.

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

    Optional reflection
    #Preventing pandemic is difficult due to the stubborn of human beings.Lets take Corona virus as an example.The cross line of the virus is the front line of your door meaning we can prevent the spreading of the virus by staying at home.People do not listen to this advice.They will keep roaming and spreading the killer virus.Here in Ghana some people fight the police for telling them to go home.I am asking,if we stay home won't the spreading of the virus reduce?
    #Humans are hard to direct,they must be forced to do things but,considering certain things such as food and other things,they must be allowed to express their own ideas.
    #I think it the pandemic has reduced the rate off industrial purposes,and that can reduce the carbon emissions.Industries uses many things which adjust the rate of carbon emissions especially with those who manufacture gold.Fumes comes from the factory increasing the rate of carbon emissions,but now,the corona virus has made many industries shut which lower carbon emissions.

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      content_engineer's comment 12 May 2020

      Yes i agree with you that some people are very stubborn and they don't want to listen to instructions, but sometimes too the education they receive on how deadly the virus is, is very low. Some people do not know the mode of transmission of the virus, what the symptoms are, and how you can die if you get the virus. If people become aware of all these they will not put their lives at risk. The government should therefore educate the people that, if a person has the virus and you get into contact with that person, you can get the virus. This will enable people to observe social distancing. Also if they are made to know that the virus is contracted through the fluid of an infected person, it will encourage them to wear nose mask. They will not put the nose mask below their nose when speaking.
      Thank you.

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

    Please can I ask an expert of the BNC how can we answer step 2?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      sensible_jackfruit's comment 12 May 2020

      If you click the button, it should take you to a website where you can watch the videos. After you watch each adaptation, decide which extreme-weather event it tackles.

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      1. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        Please can you tell me the steps (what I should do) when I go to the website. I don't see any videos when I go to the website. I just tried it again this morning.

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        1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
          sensible_jackfruit's comment 12 May 2020

          Do you see a globe? If so, are you able to click on the different numbers to then show a video?

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          1. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Olivia @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

            No please I don't see a globe. I just see spaces to log in.

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      2. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        Thank you Olivia. I do see a globe now. But it's just that the videos are not playing.

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    2. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      sensible_jackfruit's comment 12 May 2020

      You don't need to answer all the steps, but consider the information you watch or read. It might help you to answer the questions in the reflections.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    Sure, emission have fallen. But a closer look at how the global crisis is influencing the environment reveals some surprising dynamics. As emission fall, air quality around the world is skyrocketing. The climate consequences of the coronavirus pandemic go even further.
    It is the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2, and it is climate change. The two are intimately linked :As you'd expect, emission have fallen as people drive less and industries grind toa halt. But dig deeper to how the pandemic is influencing the climate, and surprising and often counterintuitive to begin to emerge.

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

    Food is one of life support it is the same need as water and human beings can't live with out it. there is people in this world cant get the simplest thing to live which food
    we can help poor people and victims of war by organize a charity organizations to send supplies to thes people who can't find their own food or we can offer jobs to ones who can work we also have another solution by donate monthly throw sending bacage full of important supplies such as flur.

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

    Optional reflection.
    The countries should not be forced but come up with their own ideas if they come up with their own ideas, they will maybe they will help the country or they will help by providing food. The Corona virus is a virus that makes either a person to recover or a person to die. Prevent is a good time to help the affected country or area to evacuate before it happens because the person who is telling people to evacuate must have experienced a very bad extreme weather event or he or she is a person to announce about weather. Now no one can evacuate because of this virus.

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

    You can prevent the Corona virus by staying home, wash hands for at least 20 seconds or use a hand bazed sanitizer or wear your face masks too.

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

    Reflection
    1. In my opinion The easiest adaptation to judge are plant and shade, and the hardest adaptation to judge is Cyclone Protection.
    2. Being easy is attractive but it's n't the best adaptation.
    The good adaptation is the ultimate end for the problem for example we can start with plant and shade but the good decision is the cyclone. Another example is the Covied 19 the easy is to be ready with masks ,hospitals,etc.... but this easy can't stop the pandemic.
    3. Countries are free to create their suitable adaptation according to their environment ,culture,economical and financial situations .Force is nothing to do with pandamics and exterme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png magical_olive | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    12 May 2020

    I think it is best to allow different countries to come up with their own directives because they know how their country works and not force them to do what your country is doing.

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

      Can you find an example of a local response to extreme weather which was effective?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        I agree with what was said that each country has a different response from the other, and I can give you an example of the local response. For example, the state of Australia was exposed to forest fires very late in the last year and affected the lives of the Australian population, killed many animals, burned many trees and destroyed forms of nature. The Australian government was late in responding to this problem and the people criticized it. Therefore, the Australian Prime Minister decided to establish the Royal Investigation Committee, which is an influential committee. This was the beginning of response to this problem, as well as lower temperatures in recent weeks of the problem, to a significant decrease, as well as external assistance from countries of the world. Providing food, drink and medicine to the affected population and affected animals, and providing them with housing, led to the response to the problem and its elimination.

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      2. global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 16 May 2020

        Yes, the construction of mega dams down streams in places affected by floods in KENYA.

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_tomato | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    12 May 2020

    I think that it is better to allow other countries to come up with their own ways of dealing with problems because you can not force them because countries are different.

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

      Can you find an example of a local response to extreme weather which was effective?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        Yes. In Ghana for instance we use to construct small and open drains. This was always associated with flooding since when it rains small the drains get overflowed and get on the street causing flooding. The government therefore deemed it appropriate to construct bigger and close drains to allow water to pass through it without overflowing and causing flooding.

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        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
          enigmatic_weasel's comment 13 May 2020

          This sounds like a feasible, local response. Thanks for explaining!

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      2. global-conversation.png trustful_tomato | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 19 May 2020

        During drought, our country helped the affected area with food and that was very effective.

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    2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      trustful_tomato's comment 12 May 2020

      I want to reflect my question on Covid 19,what if a country get a cure for the virus and other countries have not ,do you think the country with the cure should help them?

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        lovable_agency's comment 13 May 2020

        We must remember that no vaccine has been found yet, but when it is, it is expected that countries will work together to make sure as many as possible can access it!

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

    Step 1
    A protest . It's better to react with a protest and not to pevent it . To prevent people from saying no is an action against human rights .People have the right to object and say no to the government. As a result we should react to their protest peacefully. First accept their objections and their point of views and welcome their advice . This react will lead to prevent because when people feel that their orders have been considered they will feel comfort and trust the government .Thus leads to no more protests in the future. Here is the atmosphere of democracy . To feel democracy is a way to prevent a protest . So in a protest react and don't prevent.

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

    I think countries should be forced to do things as perhaps some countries don't respond well to calamities hence when they are forced they may be able to respond effectively and respond to calamities

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      rational_chemistry's comment 12 May 2020

      Do you think that since some countries do not respond well to calamities, they should be forced to do certain things? Even if they don't have the financial strength and that adaption may not suit their environment, they should be forced to implement that adaptation?

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      rational_chemistry's comment 13 May 2020

      To what extent do you think "force" should be applied? Can you see any drawbacks to this i.e. the implications of this could be oppression?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

        There are some groups of people who are very stubborn or do not follow international laws as they should when it is necessary to deal with them by force or oppression not to harm them but to preserve their interests and the interests of the state and other people. They stay in their homes for themselves and for the sake of the state. They never needed oppression or force. I think how important it is that determines either the use of force or peace.

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      2. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

        Force must be applied to an extent where citizens go beyond the limit. Take covid-19 for example, citizens in many countries have been asked to stay indoors to prevent the spread of the virus. This decision is for our own good but still due to the stubbornness of some citizens, they still have social gatherings causing the spread of the virus. In this case, force must be applied by the government to arrest all these people who go against the law. This would serve as an example to others.

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    1. global-conversation.png steady_woodpecker | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      rational_chemistry's comment 12 May 2020

      To rational _chemistry
      What calamities are u talking about

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

    Optional Reflection
    1.What makes preventing a pandamic is difficult is their sudden appearance. They apear where we don't expect , we are n't waiting for them and they are n't in any cosideration. Such as Covid 19 It suddenly happened in China then the whole world.
    2. No country is forced to follow the same actions in fighting against the pandamic .They are free to creat their solutions which suit their community and people .
    3. Wow really Corona virus helped nature so much .We owe to the disease that Ozon hole disappearsed .The emission of air pollution, carbon .Nature is happy .Animals are happy .They are roaming on the land after people kept in their houses in the shutdown. This is the positive side of covid19.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_badger | Noel Park Primary School
    12 May 2020

    PREVENT:
    Global warming
    Bullying
    Illness
    REACT:
    Extreme wheathers
    Protest
    Tooth decay

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

    Step 3
    1.The hardest one to do is cyclone protection.
    2.The one which is good on local scale is plants and shade.
    3.The one which has the biggest impact is plants and shade.
    4.The one which is only good in wealthy areas are smart-saving streets.
    5.The one which is the easiest to do is plants and shade.
    6.The one which is the most innovative is smart-saving streets.

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

    Prevention is most important it will avoid distribution.
    Prevent tooth decay to avoid it spreading to the other tooth hence you may end up toothless.
    Prevent breaking a leg because you may end up on a wheelchair or scratches.
    Bullying you can both prevent and react to it.
    React to a protest by first understanding why there was a protest and listening to the protestant grievances.

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

    Step 1
    4: It's better to prevent extreme weather because it will save the country from abig loss,when there is flood or drought in the country people lose their life, properties are destroyed,animals die, crops are destroyed, and even the economy of the country is affected

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

    step 1
    prevent and react
    1 Prevent
    it would be good to prevent a tooth decay to so stop the risk of getting it and to avoid going to the hospital often
    it would be good to prevent breaking a leg so you don't get hurt and go waste money on the expenses of a hospital
    it would be good to prevent bullying so as to stop discrimination.It is because when people are bullied they tend to feel they are useless
    it would be good to prevent a protest so as to stop violent acts like killing and destruction of the countries economy
    2 React
    it would be good to react to a tooth decay so as to stop the spreading to other teeths and cost you a lot of money for removal
    it would be good to react to breaking a leg so as to stop the condition from worsening
    it would be good to react to bullying to stop the youth from using drugs and to stop irresponsible acts
    it would be good to react to a protest so as to stop commissions of suicide and also death. This will have a very big effect on population as it goes down
    5 it is important to prevent extreme so as to save a lot of property from being damaged,to prevent an up-coming extreme weather event and also to save the future generation.While it is also important to react to extreme weather by providing emergency health care to the injured to help save lives providing homes to the homeless and also sending food to the affected families.

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

    step1:it is to prevent extreme weather.

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

    PREVENT
    1. It is good to prevent a tooth decay because it may spread on the onto the other teeth.
    2. It is good to prevent yourself from breaking your leg so that you can,t get hurt.
    3. It is good to prevent bulling so that the bully does not get lazy.
    4.We should prevent protests because the police may do harsh things like they can shot people or throw tear gases.

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

    As to do with extreme weather both prevention and reaction is important,in our country we try to prevent extreme weather by planting trees,try to limit the amount of carbon that is being emitted in the air.
    We react to extreme weather by moving the affected people to higher grounds to prevent them from being swept away by floods.

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

    What can we do to reduce extreme weather.

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      steady_woodpecker's comment 12 May 2020

      Extreme weather events can be prevented from happening when preventive measures are taken into consideration.
      Examples draught,flooding and wildfire etc.
      Drought can be prevented when we avoid deforestation and practice afforestation also to conserve our water well.
      Flooding can be prevented when we avoid constructing buildings in the way of water, clear our gutters often to prevent them from getting chocked also to use quality materials to construct dams.
      Wildfire can be prevented when avoid smoking around the bush especially during the dry season also avoid deforestation and practice afforestation.

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

    Step 3
    1 Plants and shade are only good on a local scale
    2 Smart saving streets will be able to have the biggest impact
    3 Smart saving streets are suitable for wealthy areas
    4 Plants and shade are easiest to do
    5 A cyclone protection would be the hardest to do.
    6 And the most innovative would be smart saving street.

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

    SESSION 4.
    STEP1.
    REASONS FOR PREVENTING EXTREME WHEATHER.
    1. It is good to prevent extreme weather event in other to save peoples lives.
    2. To prevent houses from collapsing.
    3. To save the life of both animals and human beings.
    4. Prevent properties from being destroyed.
    5. Saving the government from allocating resources to the affected victims.
    6. Preventing the environment as a whole from being damaged.
    REASONS FOR REACTING ON EXTREME WHEATHER EVENTS.
    1. The number one reason is to save lives.
    2. Bringing businesses back to life after an event.
    3. It is better to react to the extreme weather events in order to save the economy of the country from collapsing.
    4. Reacting to extreme weather helps in identify the calls of an event and the way of dealing with it if it happens again.
    5. After the event, alot of people loose their jobs, so through reacting, people get help in order to start life again.

    It is better to react to extreme weather because preventing extreme weather from happening is very difficult since is natural. so the reacting measures need to be look at carefully.

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

    1:To prevent a Pandemic is difficult,like Corona virus,it's avirus and it can be stopped but only with harsh steps
    2: the country should be forced to take precautions and to make more effort to its citizens,to take precautions and cooperate.
    3:the impact of Corona virus to my country:
    It has brought the economy to standstill.
    It has caused lockdown in country.
    No movement in the country.
    It has increased poverty and deaths.

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

    SECTION 4.
    STEP 1.
    REASONS FOR PREVENTING EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.
    1.To prevent people from loosing their lives.
    2.To prevent businesses from collapsing.
    3.Preventing extreme weather saves properties from being destroyed.
    4.It saves the government a lot of money to do other important things.
    5.It makes the environment save for people to live in.


    REASONS FOR REACTING EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.
    1.The main reason is to save lives both human and animals and the natural environment.
    2.Providing better place for victims after an event.
    3.Supporting the needy to get back to their normal lives.
    4.Investigating why an event happened helps us to know how to deal with subsequent event likely to happened.
    5.Through international aid,the relationship between countries becomes more stronger.


    It is better to prevent extreme weather from happening because it saves the government a lot of money.

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

    Step 1
    Bullying is a phenomenon that must be prevented because bullying takes many forms that affect the person negatively, including: disturbing, spreading rumors, pushing the person at any time and causing physical harm to him ... which leads to the destruction of self-confidence and destroys his sense of security.
    It affects children and youth in their presence in school and their scientific progress. It can lead to sadness, loneliness, fear, anxiety, depression and, in some cases, suicide.
    Therefore, the phenomenon of bullying is a very dangerous phenomenon that must be eliminated.

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

    Step 1
    Breaking a leg. We should use prevent from the beginning when I'm a child I should eat eggs ,drink milk play sports inorder to get my bones strong .In that way it's n't easy to be a broken leg. Her prevent proceeds react . We should here support to prevent n't to secure.The proverbs say (better prevention before sorry )

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

    Step 3
    Bad weather priority:
    1. Plants and shade.
    2. Plants and shade.
    3. Save smart streets.
    4. Plants and shade.
    5. Hurricane protection.
    6. Energy-saving smart streets.

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

    Optional reflection
    1 What makes preventing a pandemic difficult is when the citizens do not follow rules and regulations given by the government,believing of rumors and following their advice and thinking the pandemic isn't real and following the paths of myths and misconseption. In some countries people don't follow rules and the regulation for example not washing hands and not wearing of face masks.Some people do not think the virus is real for example in Italy thousands of people got infected while others died.
    2 Some countries should be allowed to come up with their own ideas,they could even co,me up with an idea of getting a vaccine for the pandemic while in some countries who think they are the best a have handled the situation should be forced to do certain things.
    3 while everyone is focused on fighting the pandemic, the government ordered all shops ,companies and industries should be closed. The carbon emissions have reduced,very true, but let as not forget about the decrease in pollution. As industries are closed the effect pollution have decreased on the environment. All the waste that goes to the environment has lowered for example pollution to water and also to the environment has decreased

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Let's take covid 19 for an example,now that I am speaking the no vaccine or any drugs to give to the affected people so it makes it difficult to prevent it. No I think they should come up with their own ideas. The covid 19 has made the industrial machines stopped work. So the pollution of air has been ceased.

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

    Reflection
    1. In my opinion The easiest adaptation to judge are plant and shade, and the hardest adaptation to judge is Cyclone Protection.
    2. Being easy is attractive but it's n't the best adaptation.
    The good adaptation is the ultimate end for the problem for example we can start with plant and shade but the good decision is the cyclone. Another example is the Covied 19 the easy is to be ready with masks ,hospitals,etc.... but this easy can't stop the pandemic.
    3. Countries are free to create their suitable adaptation according to their environment ,culture,economical and financial situations .Force is nothing to do with pandamics and exterme weather.

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

    Step 1:
    1. Tooth Decay.
    Preventive
    a. It would be good to prevent tooth decay so that it does not spoil your teeth.
    Reactive
    a. It would be good to react to a tooth decay so that it does not spread in your teeth.
    Breaking a leg.
    Preventive.
    It would be good to prevent breaking a leg so that you don't become a disabled person.
    Reactive.
    a. It would be good to react to a broken leg so that get healed soon.
    Bullying.
    Preventive.
    a. It would be good to prevent bullying so that you will not be sacked your school.
    Reactive.
    a. It would be good to react on bullying so that the person don't repeat it again.
    Protest.
    Preventive.
    It would be good to prevent protest to avoid destruction.
    Reactive.
    It would be good to react on a protest to solve the problems to about calmness.
    It is good to prevent it so that it does not harm the country and it would be good to react on it so that it does not cause problems.
    Reasons why it is good to prevent extreme weather events.
    1. To safe lives.
    2.To help reduce carbon emissions.
    3. To help the economy of the country.
    Reactive
    1.To help the country get more information of the extreme weather events.
    2.It would help the country save money and when it happen they react.

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

    STEP 1
    Preventive:
    1. It's good to prevent tooth decay to avoid Paints
    2. It's good to prevent breaking of the leg so you don't lose your legs.
    3. It's good to prevent bullying so you don't get punished.
    4. It's good to prevent protest so that you don't get into trouble or fight.
    REACTIONS:
    1. React to tooth decay so you don't get tooth cavity
    2. React to broken leg by seeing a a doctor immediately to avoid pains lose of leg
    3. React to bullying by avoiding fight
    4. React to protest settling issues to avoid future protest.
    Preventing Extreme Wheather event is better because in so doing you save the lives of people and put in place measures to avoid future occurances.

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

    STEP 2:
    Building of flood defences is the best prevention to Extreme Wheather event by using a strong water resistant material and building drainage, constructing bridges so in case of heavy downpour there will be no flooding.

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

    STEP 2:
    Building of flood defences is the best prevention to Extreme Wheather event by using a strong water resistant material and building drainage, constructing bridges so in case of heavy downpour there will be no flooding.

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

    STEP 4:
    1. Preventing extreme Wheather is best because reduces the impact on people and environment as a whole.
    2. When you react after an extreme Wheather it has impact on the environment and help save more money for Wheather event in future
    3. I don't think country should be forced to use the same adaptation but rather the affected country should use the best adaptation based on what they experience during the event

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

    step1

    prevent
    1. it is goof to prevent tooth decay in order to avoid pain and loosing more teeth.
    2 . it is good to prevent breaking a leg so as not to miss having day to day fun and enduring pain too .
    3 .it is good to prevent bulling inorder to maintain peace and order in our communities.
    4 . it is good to prevent protests because it sometimes lead to destruction of property and people injured sometimes

    reaction.
    1. it is good to react to tooth decay so as not to get more decays .
    2. it is good to react before breaking a leg inorder to prevent harming our legs .
    3 .it is good to react to bulling inorder to maintain peace among ourselves .
    4. it is good to react to protests by talking and agree on the importance of peace
    question4.
    it is better to prevent things from happening as compared to reacting to them .prevention is better than cure the wise said.
    5 .preventing extreme weather
    a. to save lives .
    b .to prevent leaving people suffering losses
    c . to prevent leaving people injured in cases of fires .
    d .to prevent loss of wild life in cases of bush fires.

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    1. global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
      elated_strategy's comment 13 May 2020

      I agree with you because I cannot relate to cyclone protection

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

    REFLECTION
    Preventing of pandemic becomes difficult when there is no vaccine. We must only take precautions to prevent it.

    2. No this is a global issue so countries should not be allowed to come out with their own idea rather follow the the lay down precaution which have been put in place by WHO.
    3. Impact Covid 19 has on climate changes, it has make the country stand still no movement of flight for important,
    businesses run at a lost due to lockdown.
    Poverty increase because some business are closed down
    No school activities because of this stay home.

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

    reacting to extreme weather .
    1 .to prevent injuries from reoccuring.
    2.to prevent more losses to occur in cases of fires .
    3. to safe lives in cases of flooding
    4. to prevent pushing the ozone layer to the blim by reducing carbon emissions
    question 6.

    it might be good to ptevent extreme weather conditions so as to avoid getting losses when floods occur,prevent loss of lives during fire outbreaks

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

    step 3.
    1.adaptation good for local scale is plants and shade
    2.plants and shade
    3.smart saving streets .
    4.plants and shade
    5.cyclone protection
    6 .smart saving streets

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

    step 4 .
    the adaptations that are easy to judge is plants and shade because trees are visible and might not be expensive to maintain.the hardest i think is cyclone protection since experts are needed to tell the effectivenes.

    we judge whether the adaptation is good by seeing the results after it was started example floods by building strong gabions and water is not ablebto sweep away people .

    yes countries should be allowed to come up with their own ideas because they suffer different extreme weather events

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

    optional reflection.
    what makes preventing difficult is because the virus can stay in ones body for fourteen days before the symptoms appear making it difficult to know who has the virus or not.

    countries should be forced to help each other in fighting this virus .for those that have the number of infected people go down should help those that have rising numbers of infected people.

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

    Step3:
    *Only good on a local scale :
    Plants and shade.
    *Biggest impact :
    Plants and shade.
    *Only suitable for wealthy areas:
    Smart saving streets.
    *Easiest to do:
    Plants and shade.
    *Hardest to do:
    Cyclone protection.
    *Most innovative :
    Smart saving streets.

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

    Tooth dacay is one of the most common things that causes pain for person, Everyone knows that sweets, crunches, chips, and chocolate are what cause decay and pain for a person. we should avoid eating a lot of thes things and brushing our teeth twice a day for two minutes so that we can maintain our teeth, prevent our caries, and not feel pain. tooth decay, Also go to the dentist at our sense of pain whether this pain and a large or a small

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  • global-conversation.png zestful_opinion | Tomia Community Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    12 May 2020

    Season 4

    Step 1

    *It is better to be safe from tooth decay. Or else it will affect our gum and make us loose some of our tooth.

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      zestful_opinion's comment 12 May 2020

      Extreme weather events can be reduced if preventive measures are taken into consideration.
      Example drought , flooding, Wildfire, etc.
      Drought can be prevented when we avoid the practice of deforestation and continue to practice afforestation also to conserve our water well.
      Flooding can be reduced when we avoid constructing buildings in the way of water, use of quality materials to construct dams and also always clear are gutters to prevent them from getting chocked with rubbish.
      Wildfire can be prevented when we avoid smoking near the bush also avoid deforestation aand practice afforestation.

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    12 May 2020

    As we say prevention is better than cure so we should prevent tooth decay because it is easier to prevent than waiting for us being affected by the tooth decay so we should prevent our self from tooth decay.

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

    When the COVID-19 arrived, the rain was falling heavily even the place where people are suffering from drought are now suffering from floods. The crops which some people planted are carried away, roads are destroyed, animals are fetched away the people didn't know how to prevent the extreme weather.

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

    Step 1
    Prevent
    (i) Car Accident: Car accident claims a lot of lives so if you prevent car accident, it will save a lot of lives. We have to avoid over-speeding, making calls while driving, taking in alcohol to drive and so on.
    (ii) Fighting: Fighting can cause an injury and sometimes a permanent disability. If you avoid a fight, it will not lead to people losing either part of their body, say eye.
    (iii) Diabetes: Diabetes is associated with our eating habit. Eating healthy balance food will not make you get diabetes. If you prevent diabetes it makes you live longer since you can die from diabetes when you get it.
    (iv) Killing: Killing somebody will lead you to a life imprisonment in jail so if you don't commit a murder you will not go to jail.

    React
    (i) Earthquake: It is better to reactive after an earthquake after it occurs so that you can save more lives. Earthquake cause a lot of injuries and death so it is important to provide emergency medical service to those who are injured to save lives.
    (ii) Cancer: Cancer affect human cells and if you don't do anything about it it will spread to other cells. It is therefore important to react to Cancer so that it does not spread to other healthy cells.
    (iii) Hurricane: Hurricane destroys a lot of buildings making it difficult for people to find a place to sleep. It is good to react to hurricane so that you can find a conducive place for those who have been affected by the hurricane.

    (3i) Prevent
    It is better to prevent car accident before it happens. Accident claims a lot of lives worldwide so if you are able to prevent car accident, it will help save a lot of lives and also people will not get deformity through it.
    (3ii) React
    It is important to react to earthquake because earthquake destroy a lot of properties including endangering humans lives. In the first place humans do not have absolute control of preventing earthquake. Reacting to earthquake will reduce the impact on deaths by providing emergency health care to those who have been injured.

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  • global-conversation.png extraordinary_starfruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    In my view of point coronavirus is really serious in this world. The impact that has brought on the carbon emission is:it is becoming clearer everyday that the scale of the societal disruption caused by the novel coronavirus is like nothing most people on Earth have ever witnessed. One stark indicator of the padamic's far-reaching impact is it's effect

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

    Step 1
    4. Some extreme weather events can be prevented. Example is Drought.
    (i) It is better to prevent drought so that it will reduce the impact of certain respiratory diseases like asthma. When the weather becomes hot and dusty it makes it difficult for those who have asthma to have a good breath and as a result they can die out of it.
    (ii) It is also better to prevent drought so that we don't experience farming. When it becomes difficult for the rain to fall, plants normally wither and die and this can lead to famine.
    (iii) It is better to prevent drought to ensure that we get water to drink. If the rain does not fall for many years, all our water bodies will dry up and we will not get water to drink.

    Some extreme weather events cannot be prevented but we can react to it after it occurs. Example is earthquake.
    (i) It is better to react to earthquake so that the number of people who could die through the event will reduce. Earthquake cause a lot of injuries to people and if we don't provide emergency healthcare to them, more people could die.
    (ii) It is also better to react to earthquake so that we can provide a place for those who have lost their buildings to sleep. Earthquake collapses a lot buildings making people lose their place of abode. It is therefore important to provide a place for those who have lost their buildings.
    (iii) It is further important to react to earthquake since people may lose all or almost their properties. It will be important to find food for those who do not have anything to feed on after losing all that they have.

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

    Step 1
    5.
    Extreme weather events are disasters that affect human populace. Some of the extreme weather events can be prevented whilst others are difficult to prevent. Extreme weather even such as drought leading to wildfires can be prevented while that of volcanoes are very difficult to prevent. It is therefore imperative to put in place measures so that we can prevent the ones that are easy to prevent. If we are able to prevent drought, there will be no famine. Also we could reduce wildfires associated with drought.Reducing certain emissions which such as carbon monoxide into the atmosphere will reduce high heat of temperatures.
    On the other hand those which are very difficult, we can react to it to reduce the impact it will have on people, country and the globe as a whole. Some areas are prone to earthquake and it is important that we don't let people build houses in that areas. Also it is important that we go to the aid of those who have been hit with earthquakes in order to save their lives.

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

    COVID 19, S0 that you don't get it.
    2.REACT.
    It would be good to react to hand sanitation so that it would stop the spread of CORONA.
    3. Prevention is better than reaction.
    4. PREVENTING EXTREME WEATHER.
    To save li

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

    to save lives.
    REACTING TO EXTREME WEATHER.
    Evacuating to highland areas.
    Asking for relief foods from the Government.
    5. Dams should be constructed in plains to store water. prevention is better than reaction.

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

    Step 4
    (4i) Adaptations which are easy to judge are plants and shade and rainwater recycling. The adaptions which are difficult to judge are cyclone protection, smart-saving streets and flood defences.

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

    They say, "Prevention is better than cure." I agree with them on this saying so I will choose "prevent".
    I will talk about the weather in Palestine, we do not have severe weather, but unfortunately, if we are exposed to light rain, we will be drowned, due to the poor infrastructure in Palestine and houses built of low-quality materials that bring rain to homes.
    In my opinion, since we are a country under occupation and dependent on foreign aid, our government must allocate part of the state’s funds to prevent this from happening, for example: improving infrastructure, or building good homes for the poor, and this will increase the proportion of tourists to Palestine, because good weather is The factor that attracts tourists to the country, thus increasing the per capita income, prosperity, and progress of the country.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    1. Peoples perceptions.
    2.Should be allowed because it's appropriate to come up with the rate of its infections since the spread of COVID 19 is not equal.
    3Many industries pollute the environment eg.coal industries , lack enough labour for their processing of raw materials since most of their workers have been suspended till further notice, hence it has reduced the spread of toxic gases into the atmosphere. which leads to climate change.

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

    Step 4
    (4ii) Judging how effective or good an adaptation is good does not necessarily mean it should be easy. For example if an adaptation is very easy to make and also cost less but it is not able to serve it purpose, then it will be good that adaption should have not used at all. For an adaptation to be good, it should be able to serve it purpose by reducing significantly, the impact extreme weather event can bring. It does not necessarily mean it should be expensive also. It means the adaptation should be cost effective and efficient. It should be able to have positive impact on the lives of people. For example if initially, windstorm could destroy thousands of properties and claims million lives but when plants and shade are employed and it reduces significantly the number of properties which could have been destroyed and the number of lives which could have been lost, we can say that, that adaptation is very good.

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      enigmatic_weasel's comment 13 May 2020

      Excellent reasoning!

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

    Step 4
    It is not good to force countries to do certain things but rather we should let them come with their own ideas. This is because a certain country may be well endowed with resources to implement a certain adaptation while another may not have the financial capacity to do that. We must therefore encourage such countries to bring out ideas which they can implement and within their means. Also the fact that an adaption is successful in one country does not guarantee that it will be successful in another country. The environment setting in one country may differ from another so it will be better we allow such countries bring out ideas that will suit their environment setting.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    “prevent” (stop something from happening)
    It is good to prevent tooth decay before it happens because tooth decay can be very painful it is better to avoid pain than to control it
    Breaking a leg will be unbearable, it will mean curtailing movement for some time preventing one from doing all the important things that come with it.
    Bullying can cause students to grow timid. It better to prevent students from being timid and rather guide students to be bold and confident to become better adults
    A protest is better prevented because it usually arises out of disagreement between two parties. It should be prevented because the time spent could be better used in solutions development

    “react” (deal with something after it has happened)

    It is good to react to tooth decay because reacting to it can prevent the spread of same to other teeth
    Reacting to a broken leg could mean finding ways and means of rapid healing of the leg.
    Reacting to bullying could be the best way of preventing others from indulging in the act. It is likely to save a lot of people from the adverse effect of bullying
    Reacting to protest is better than doing nothing about it. Reacting is likely to bring solutions to protesters.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    From my analysis of PREVENT AND REACT, I am of the view that in all cases it is better to prevent than to react, nonetheless REACT could be helpful in the Absence of prevent

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    Pandemic prevention is so difficult because of the rate of spread, the huge numbers involved, and the difficulty in finding quick solutions

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      smart_mode's comment 13 May 2020

      Do you think enough is being done internationally to help the poorest countries get through Covid-19

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      1. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 13 May 2020

        Here in Ghana the government is doing its best to contain the spread of the virus. Wearing of face masks when going out for essentials is compulsory, the number of passengers in commercial vehicles has been reduced to avoid close contact. Market days where many people gather have been suspended until further notice. The international community has even lauded the government of Ghana for the effort being taken to curtail the spread of the pandemic. Some countries have provided some PPEs to the government which has already been distributed to major health facilities across the country. Jack Ma from China recently donated some items to the government to help fight covid-19. Other forms of support for the Noguchi Memorial Institute have been provided to enable the institute carry on more and quick testing of suspected cases.

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      2. global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 15 May 2020

        I don't think enough is being done at all. Though there has been some forms of donations from China to Ghana, and the Jack Ma's foundation, i think its a very minute part of the the fight against covid. All countries are actually focusing on themselves. I learnt no country even has enough resources to contain the effects of covid 19. In that regards no country is even ready to support poorer ones

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

    PREVENT

    Tooth decay:
    It would be good to prevent tooth decay because if your teeth decay's,it would form microorganisms that will travel to all part of the teeth and destroy the teeth resulting to periodontal diseases.
    Breaking a leg:
    This has to be prevented because if it happens the bones would not be able to be joined again and it would have to be cut off.

    Bullying:
    This will have to be prevented from happening because if it does,the bully will bring financial cause to his or her parents which would lead to imprisonment if money is not provided to take the victim to the hospital.
    Protest:
    This will have to be prevented to avoid disagreement between to or more people leading to conflicts.

    REACT

    Tooth decay:
    This would have to be reacted to because if it is not reacted to,it will bring unnoticed disgrace to the person,I mean scent will be allover the person's mouth.

    Breaking a leg:
    This will have to be reacted to because if it it is not reacted to,it could cause permanent disjoint to the victim,which would affect the government,since capable person can do work well and correctly.
    Bullying:
    It must be reacted to because it would bring financial cause to the bully since the victim will have to be sent to the hospital if hurt.

    Protest:
    It must be reacted to to avoid conflicts.

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

    It is better to prevent something before it happens because it would risk the lives of people and also bring financial cause to the government if it's a huge situation.eg climate change.

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

    It is better to react to something after it happened to avoid development of the problem which would lead to risk of lives,damage of property.

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

    STEP 1
    Bullying If I can prevent it and spread morality instead, but my response to it will be after it has spread in our society I want to say that people are equal and I want mothers and fathers to focus on this thing and dealing with people will be hostile and end the childhood of an innocent child and fill it with hatred, pain and sadness, so please do not bullying.
    #No bullying.
    Also, you should take care of the teeth, so I gave you tips for the teeth 1. Brush your teeth and toothpaste at least twice daily, with a paste that contains fluoride, 2. Replace the toothbrush with a new one every three to four months 4. Avoid brushing the teeth hard when brushing and use a soft-bristled toothbrush 5 Eat healthy foods rich in nutrients essential for strengthening teeth, such as calcium.
    Prevention: Because climate change has caused dangerous and possibly permanent changes in the state of our planet's geological, biological and environmental systems, these changes have led to many environmental risks to human health, such as ozone depletion, loss of biological diversity, [2] pressures on food-producing systems The spread of infectious diseases globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated 160,000 deaths since 1950 linked directly to climate change. Many believe that these are conservative estimates. [3] Research at the Hoover Institution by economist Thomas Moore has indicated that global warming will lead to higher death rates in the United States..

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      1. global-conversation.png conscientious_durian | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        enchanted_economics's comment 20 May 2020

        Thank you, but in your comment you confirmed that bullying spreads hatred and good morals spread love. Thank you.

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

    Bullying is a form of violence, abuse and a buse that is directed from a person or group of people to nephew or other group of people less physically or psychologically, so bllying is through physical aggression or actual harassment and other violent methods, and bullies often follow a policy of threat intimidation and bullying are practiced in many places, most of which is school. to eliminate this phenomenon, it is worthy of us that
    1)individual participation
    2)obtaining education
    3)building a supportive community
    4)enhancing confidence and self-respect
    5)participation in activities

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    What makes preventing a pandemic difficult?
    1.Ignorant citizens who don't follow the measures given by the government.
    2.Lack of preparedness in the hospitals.
    3. Lack of vaccines.
    4. Poor countries which do not have money for buying protective equipments for the medical staffs.
    5. Stigmatization of those infected discourages people from being tested.

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

    Step-1

    1. Forestall (prevent something from occurring)

    *It would be a great idea to forestall tooth rot so it doesn't influence your gum and aggravate it. That would be exceptionally agonizing.

    *It would be a great idea to forestall breaking a leg so you don't stroll with bolsters.

    *It would be a great idea to forestall harassing so you don't hurt another person accordingly.

    *It would be a great idea to forestall a dissent so it doesn't achieve revolt or in any event, quarreling.

    2. REACT(deal with something after it has occurred)

    *It would be a great idea to respond to tooth rot so you don't encounter more torment. On the off chance that it remains and you don't take care of business, you will feel more torment.

    *It would be a great idea to respond to breaking a leg so it will mend quick.

    *It would be a great idea to respond to harassing so that if the individual has harmed another person, you can address that individual and take care of the hurt individual.

    *It would be a great idea to respond to a dissent so that there would be harmony.

    3. It is smarter to forestall something before it occurs. However, in the event that it has just occurred, it is acceptable to respond to it.

    4. Reasons why forestalling extraordinary climate occasions is better

    *Preventing extraordinary climate is better so individuals' lives would be spared.

    *Preventing extraordinary climate is better so the economy would not be influenced.

    *Preventing outrageous climate occasions is better with the goal that individuals' homes and properties, even their vocations would not get obliterated.

    Reasons why responding to outrageous climate occasions is better

    *Reacting to outrageous climate is better with the goal that the occasion would not happen once more.

    *Reacting to outrageous climate occasions is better with the goal that individuals' lives would not get decimated once more.

    *Reacting to extraordinary climate occasions is better with the goal that individuals' properties and occupations would not get obliterated once more.

    5. It would be far and away superior to forestall outrageous climate occasions than to permit it to occur before you respond to it. In the event that that occurs, you may have lost nearly everything before you take care of business.

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_politics | GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL JIBI, F.C.T. ABUJA | Nigeria
    13 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    Corona virus has impacted different countries such as Australia extreme weather e.t.c, these carbon emissions such as Co, Co2 and CFC are vicious to humans and animals.
    When these carbons are emitted from machines in industries and from cars e.t.c they will ascend to the atmosphere, leading to the depletion of Ozone layers.
    So from the above facts I think corona virus has impacted our world by reducing carbon emissions which prevents extreme weather.
    Thanks for reading.

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    Countries should not be forced to do specific things. Countries should be allowed to adapt solutions that best suits their situations

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

    Good Morning!~
    This is true in the world. rain fall increase due to the healthy atmosphere .everywhere no pollution just green and clean atmosphere. This is all due to COVID-19, it change people life due to the lock down and all industrial machinery off in all over the world. no air plan , no vehicle on road and there no huge crowd in the market. The people are disturb very much . Rich people affected less and the poor people badly disturb from all this situation. IN some areas where heavy rain and flood from river or occasions is big problem for the community.
    The big disadvantage of the lockdown is increase the population in the world. Approximately 1.6 million child coming in this world. That is the big rate of increasing population in the world.
    our economy is totally disturb and they have the great lose. our education system totally disturb and it is predict to change totally such as virtually or online education system introduce globally.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      amazing_dragonfruit's comment 13 May 2020

      I'm not sure if rainfall has increased due to COVID-19, but there certainly have been benefits for the natural world as we have pressed pause on some of our activities. Where did you get your figure of 1.6million children coming into the world? And what's the timescale for this - is it per day?

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    What makes the prevention of a pandemic hard is that; the number of people or countries is so huge. Not all the people ascribe to the believe or may even understand the pandemic situation . Solution is not readily available for a pandemic like corona there are no vaccines and sure way of treatment yet

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    1. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
      amiable_honeydew's comment 13 May 2020

      I don't think the problem is the number of people or countries. I think it is about ineffective education of the general public

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      1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
        sensible_jackfruit's comment 13 May 2020

        how do you think education of the general public could be improved?

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

    Yes, ofcourse i agree with this point. if we did not cure
    tooth decay then it make complex shape for our mouth.
    it can creat pain, infection and even tooth loss.so it is the best way
    how to cure the tooth decay and we must secure our mouth form the different bacteria and viruses.
    if we face the problem is complex then we must consult to the Doctor for better cure.

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  • global-conversation.png talented_harp | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    13 May 2020

    I think in this pandemic countries should be forced to stay at home wash hands and to keep distance because people might be more affected if they are not forced.

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  • global-conversation.png meticulous_koala | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    13 May 2020

    We should allow countries to come up with their own ideas because other countries are poor and other countries are rich and the poor countries can not choose the total lockdown because people may die of hunger but the rich countries when they choose total lockdown, their government provides for them food.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      meticulous_koala's comment 13 May 2020

      Do the richer countries have responsibilities to the other countries?

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      1. global-conversation.png persistent_lobster | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 13 May 2020

        No, the rich countries do not have responsibilities to other countries not necessarily it being a poor country. But it deem it fit that countries with available resources to help those countries what are in need, especially in times of desperate need, like now. In this situation of Corona virus, where but the developed and the developing countries, the rich and the poor citizens are all affected, those countries who have enough resources such as: money, food, machines and medical personnel and other countries coming up together to help those countries who are in need so that they would be able to curtail the spread, help those without food and put an end to the pandemic in their countries. For example, in my country, Nigeria, where we too are trying as much as we can to curtail this disease. There is progress in the curtailing of these disease but to an extent we lack some machineries for carrying out reseraches andother things but countries like USA, China and other countries are helping us in different ways to

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      2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 13 May 2020

        Yes, they do have responsibilities to other countries in the sense that whenever a country is suffering from these extreme weather events the richer country can support them since the extreme weather occurs almost very year in any other country of the world and it is said that given to society is given to God I also know of the world Health Organization which plays an essential role in the global governance of health and disease so helping ones country is not a bad idea.

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      3. global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 17 May 2020

        Yes they do. But i think there is no country that is so poor that it has nothing to offer. I learnt this when the least expected Somalia, an African country ravaged by war and political strife for decades sent 20 doctors to Italy to give assistance in fighting the pandemic.
        Now that we have a common enemy, one that doesn't discriminate the poor from the rich, it is time we come together for a common intervention.
        I think it is the high time for The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and WEALTHY COUNTRIES to suspend debt payments for poor countries so they can bolster healthcare; offer a process for debt to be eliminated for developing countries; make it easier for all countries to restructure their debt; and provide aid and financing to all countries so they can survive the growing health and economic crisis. The world’s poorest countries need total relief now so they can bolster health care and survive the economic crisis that is being created by the corona virus pandemic.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          intellectual_strategy's comment 18 May 2020

          A strong example of speaking up, intellectual_strategy!

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

    We should all come together and help each other even if it is for example we should work together to fight this virus.

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

    As the saying goes " Better safe than sorry". Proactive measures help to reduce to effect of harm on an individual. Preventing other disasters brings ease and relief. It saves lives and property. Moreover, taking reactive measures usually forces one to take decisions that are not ready to be made. To conclude, preventing something from happening saves money and time.

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

    The ways to respond to a situation depends on the circumstance and its impact. The situation that is being faced will determine the way that it should be confronted. Simply, the response can only be taken when the situation is known. For instance, building better flood defences is not done during a wildfire. So, knowing the situation is about 60% to solving it.

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

    Sure, the government is trying it possible best to fight extreme weather.it is better to prevent extreme weather because it has killed hundreds of people and injured others,it will have to be prevented to obtain peace and harmony in the country.

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

    Reacting to extreme weather is better because hundreds of people are dying and if we don't react to it, thousands of people will be dying in the future and we all don't want such a thing to happen or?

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

    React.
    Tooth decay.
    i: When one of your teeth get decay it will be good to react not prevent because it get decay and you don't react it, it will get all over the teeth or you have to go to hospital for the doctor to remove the teeth.
    Breaking a leg
    ii: It is good to read a breaking a leg, because if you don't react to it you get hurt.
    Bullying
    i: Bullying is both prevent and react, but it will be good to prevent it from happening, because someone is coming to bull someone and you don't prevent it that person will hurt the oder one.
    Protest.
    i: it will be good to react to protest. Because if you don't react to it will go bad. Because if you mother is selling something and the president said that your mother should stop selling, you will protest to that. This is why I said it will be good to react to it.

    3, It is better to prevent from happen, because if you don't prevent it from happening it can destroys people 's properties.
    4, It better to prevent to extreme _weather from happening because it can destroys something example. Properties and it kill people.
    5, It is better to react to extreme _weather, because it can save people example. Fire burning.

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

    Which adaptation is only good on a local scale?

    In my opinion,I suggest the adaptation that is only good in a local scale is plants and shade.
    This adaptation is only good on a local scale because this adaptation can be easily done in local areas where there are trees and trees are not usually found in the city and it will be difficult to do such adaptation in the city.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTIONS
    One of the impact the Coronavirus has got on climate change is the reduction of Air pollution in the environment and most part of the world. Due to the spread of the pandemic and in attempt for most countries to prevent the spread of the virus they have lockdown most factories and due to quarantine too most vehicles are not on the roads so this has reduced the pollution of the air in the environment and this has brought lot of impact on climate change since emissions have decreased now

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

    Which adaptation is only suitable for wealthy areas?

    I suggest the only adaptation suitable for wealthy areas is:
    Flood defences: building flood defences requires money especially if it has to be a huge defence.the area will have to provide materials such as sand and imagine the area doesn't have sand,they will have to go and buy some for the projection which will require huge sum of money.thats why this is only suitable for wealthy areas.

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

    Yes sometimes is good to force other countries to take decisions and sometimes too you can suggest to them and leave them to decide on their own. When the pandemic started from china and all countries insisted and forced them not to travel from their country to anywhere until a cure is found it wouldn’t have spread over the world that much so sometimes is good to force a decision for a country and sometimes no because now that the pandemic is a global problem you can just suggest a cure for a country but can’t force it to use it by force since your cure will not be good for my country

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

    Step 3,
    i: which adaptation is only good on a local scale?
    Plants and shade.
    ii: which adaptation is able to have the beggest impact?
    - Cyclone protection
    3, which adaptation is only suitable for wealthy areas?
    Rainwater recycling.
    4, which adaptation is easiest to do?
    - smart saving streets.
    5, which adaptation is the most innovative?
    - flood defences.

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

    Step 4:
    Pick some of the following question to think or discuss.
    1. Which adaptation are easy to judge if they are effective? The easiest adaptation to judge is Plant and shade. Why? It is easy to judge because when you get a seed you can plant the seed but with the Cyclone protection it will not be easy to get the items to predict it.
    Which ones hard to judge.
    The hardest one is the Cyclone protection. Why? With this one it is hard to judge because you will not know were the wind would come from .

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    Coronavirus has killed thousands of people at its early appearance which is very surprising. To my suggestion,I think what makes pandemic difficult to prevent is its appearance without noticing.according to virologist it is an airborne disease and cannot be seen with the naked eye.preventing it is also difficult because it is worldwide virus and you would not know when someone is carrying it.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    No.countries should not be forced to do certain things but to be allowed to come up with their own ideas.no one knows what is in others head.great ideas would be released if everybody is allowed to bring out its own ideas.for example,in this hub, everybody is allowed to come out with its own idea as I'm doing now.it would be successful if everyone is allowed to come out with his or her own ideas.if that is not the case then,why is everybody having his or her own brain in his or her head?

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    WHAT MAKES PREVENTING A PANDEMIC DIFFICULT?

    The word 'pandemic' means worldly.
    This pandemic is difficult to prevent because it comes along with symptoms that are very common that one will not heed to as a severe case.example is coughing,difficulty in breathing among others.large amount of humans are dying for the sake of this virus.it would be good if it had a different symptoms that will be identified quickly as soon as possible.this will help minimise it if it had different symptoms.

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    1. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
      lovable_agency's comment 14 May 2020

      i agree with you .it would be much easier

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

    I think allowing countries to do their own thing can on one hand be disastrous. This is because if countries which are making profit by polluting the environment are allowed to do their own thing without laws to check their activities they will have a field day and will spell doom for the world. If unchecked by international laws, heavily industrialized countries will bring the world to near or total destruction. On the other hand, countries could be allowed to do their own thing if it will benefit its citizens and the world at large. For example, should countries be allowed to make nuclear weapons and test them unnecessarily while the rest of the world sit unconcerned or should the world sit aloof while countries cut down trees indiscriminately? Certainly, no.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      serious_fruit's comment 13 May 2020

      Some interesting questions here! Who gets to decide what counts as a benefit to citizens and the world?

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      1. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 13 May 2020

        Governments. Since the world is a global village what happens in one part of the world affect others directly or indirectly. Governments begin from the local community. The voice of the people at the grassroots. Individuals make up communities . Individuals feel the impact of extreme weather. Therefore, 'the voice of the people is the voice of God' as the saying goes. I will say that idividuals decide through their governments.

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      2. global-conversation.png nice_reindeer | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 14 May 2020

        citizens themselves since they feel the impact most

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

    step 1
    prevent:
    1- tooth decay : everyone of us suffers from tooth decay , the pain is harmful it may lead to get rid of the tooth so how we can prevent this from happening first of all we have to brush our teeth twice daily , stop eating sweets at night with huge amounts , keep eating vegetables and fruits .
    2- Breaking a leg : actually i did not try how the broken leg looks like but it seem to be so bad and this is not a good thing how we can prevent this from happening first of all we have to build our bodies by giving him protein and calcium to build our bones , we have to wear helmets when we are driving a bike , we should not get up to high places and jump .
    3- bullying : bullying is a bad famous thing happened all over the world by leaders or kings or boys on school who have the strength to do what ever they want and the people who get injured are the weak people so how we can prevent this from happening first we have to make ourselves strong , build our confidence, defense the weak people , stand in front of these bullies and prevent them from what they do .

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

    I suggest countries should not be allowed to do their own thing because they will damage everything if they are allowed to do their own thing.imagine if other countries are the cause of climate change and they are allowed to do what they want.extreme weather events will never end but keep on growing into the future and by the time we realize there will be a little amount of human being on earth.if other countries are not checked and approved of whatever they are doing,the world world will become hell and a place where humans cannot live at all.all living organisms will disappear from the surface from the earth.on the other side ,if countries are allowed to come up with their own ideas, improvement will never come because all the countries will have to put their head together to do one thing if they want to survive and move into the future. example, Coronavirus is a global diseases so if all countries are allowed to come up with their own ideas the virus will be more transmitted since the other country will not know what is going on in another country in alertness to avoid it.

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

    Yes.i reckon other countries should be allowed to bring up their own ideas.the reason is that countries have their own problems to deal with and if they are allowed to bring up their own ideas they will be able to solve their own problems but if they are forced many of them will lose their temper why they should not do their own thing which would create protest that will bring conflicts among countries.article19 of the universal declaration of Human rights adopted in 1948 states; everyone has the opinion and expression and if this right is not obeyed it is an offence against the law.so it is very important to allow one to come up with his or her own idea.

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  • global-conversation.png generous_llama | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    13 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    The pandemic has obviously shown that the world has been polluting the environment and causing global warming but many people are making their living from the same activities. Leaders should find the best formula to save families from poverty, save business from collapsing and preserve the environment as well. Reducing emissions while starting using alternative energies and thinking of less polluting business. I think this pandemic gave everyone the opportunity to pause and rethink and even observe the results of pollution in a reverse way ; I mean by observing the results of reducing pollution though it is not planned by leaders. Governmentd and even individuals needed this pause and should adapt to this sudden change in way they hit more than one bird with a stone : readjust their way of living and making money and save us all from the effects of climate change and extreme weather

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      generous_llama's comment 13 May 2020

      Thank you for your insightful comment! In what ways do you think people could readjust their way of living when we start returning to normal after the pandemic?

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

    If I could ask,does Coronavirus affect men and women differently?

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      lovable_agency's comment 13 May 2020

      We've made a resource all about this:
      https://economistfoundation.org/resources/

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 13 May 2020

        So does that mean such a question have been already created?

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

    Yes countries should be forced to do certain things and not allowed to come up with any ideas because it will waste time.if countries are allowed to come up with their own ideas there will be more improvement of the Coronavirus for instance.the effect is that the countries will open their borders and travel to all part of the world no matter what is going on.they will spread the virus and it will be very difficult to prevent it.the affected victim will have no place to be kept which will also bring financial problems to the government to solve.all of the things I've stated Will surely come to pass if countries are allowed to come up with their own ideas to do whatever they want.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      lovable_agency's comment 13 May 2020

      Thank you for your comment, you say that countries should not come up with their own ideas, in that case where do you think new ideas should come from? Do you think there are any positive aspects of countries coming up with their own ideas, as it could potentially set examples that other countries can follow to prevent the spread of the virus?

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 13 May 2020

        I said so because,if other countries are allowed to come up with their ideas,time will be wasted because everybody will be giving his intentions and can even lead to protest resulting in conflicts because everybody his or her ides has to be accepted and worked with.

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      2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 13 May 2020

        I'm saying this because if all countries should be allowed to bring out their ideas,time will be wasted and will lead to protest resulting to conflicts because everybody want his or her opinions and ideas to be accepted.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    13 May 2020

    Step 1.
    1 it is good to prevent teethdecay so that we can have a nice smile. It is good to prevent breaking life so that we can walk freely. Is good to prevent bully so that people live free. It is good to prevent a protest so that nobody gets hurt.
    2, it's good to react bulling so that it doesn't happen again. It is good to react protest so that it can bring peace. We have to reach breaking legs so that it doesn't get worse. It is good too wretch tooth decay so that and doesn't spread to the other teeth.

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

    If I could ask,who is the most affected organisms on earth? plants, animals or humans?

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    1. global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      lovable_agency's comment 13 May 2020

      All of them are affected, because we're all intedependant to w

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

      Hi lovable_agency, Hope you are doing well.
      In some cases the most affected organisms are animals, sometimes they are humans and sometimes it is plants, but in most cases all this things are affected.But it also depends on situation and the place where the event took place. Thank you.

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

    I think women are treated better than men; they are much less likely to haveto fight in wars. (Agreed)

    2.Men get in trouble now for saying anything about women so I actually think women are seen as more important.(Strongly agreed")
    3.Women are expected to do most of the childcare and not be at work if they have small kids. (Not Agreed)
    4.Men are treated better and they should be – they are bigger and stronger. (Disagreed)

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      Government Boys Secondary School Jajjah Abbasian Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan | Pakistan's comment 14 May 2020

      Do women have the same rights as men, even if some of our attitudes have changed? Are women offered equal opportunities to work as men? Are they paid the same amounts in the workplace?

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 15 May 2020

        In our modern world, both men and women are allowed to do the same work and paid the same amount of money, they also enjoy the same rights. Women are now recognised as important as the men.
        As Dr. Kwegyri Aggrey said,"IF YOU EDUCATE A MAN, YOU EDUCATE AND INDIVIDUAL, BUT IF YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A WHOLE NATION ".

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          cheerful_region's comment 15 May 2020

          A very powerful quote. Can you tell us more about the meaning behind it?

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          1. global-conversation.png cheerful_region | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            Tom @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

            In our olden days, women were not recognised as important as the men, they were always recognised as house wives or masters of the kitchen others ceremonial wives. They were not allowed to help make decisions for the society and always kept indoors. Men were the breadwinners of every household. They were the decision makers. Later due to education people were educated on gender equality.They realised that women who were educated had great positive impact on their children and also the society ,they were now allowed to be educated as men were which benefited various countries.
            Some women who have impacted positively in peoples lives are listed below ;
            Nana Yaa Asantewaa
            Mrs Georgia Theodora Wood
            Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo
            Mrs Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings
            Mrs Charlotte Osei
            Ama Atta Aidoo
            Michelle Obama
            And many other prominent women in the world.

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

    Step 1
    As we know an ounce of is worth a pound of cure....so taking preventions can prevent it from largely affecting people.for example when it comes to a particular sickness proper screening or taking preventions can help to treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen...when it comes extreme weather events Kenya the government has created a disaster management staff and medical supplies which helps citizens during different disasters.
    For me i think improving those organizations or creating new ones can highly help to curb many problems.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      motivated_hen's comment 14 May 2020

      You are right that it is very important to prevent disasters from happening. Can you give a few examples of organisations working to prevent health disasters in your country?

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      1. global-conversation.png motivated_hen | Mwangaza Secondary School | Kenya
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 15 May 2020

        In my country we have health disaster organisations like:
        1.KEMSA(Kenya medical supplies authority)... This organization distributes drugs and medical supplies for prescribed public health. They also collect information and carry out research on a particular disease that can easily be spread from one person to another.
        2.AMREF is also an organisation that works with CHVs to identity,diagnose and treat people at their own home.They also train physicians and other health care workers to deliver primary care
        And many other...

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

    Step 1
    Tooth decay (Prevent)
    Tooth decay may cause a smelly mouth which may reduce the confidence of an individual.
    React
    It is good to prevent tooth decay because, it may infect other teeth and cause cavities which is very painful.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_blackberry | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    13 May 2020

    Eventually it's always said that prevention is better than curation. Regardless of the fact that if you don't treat your tooth decay it will definitely cause a lot of problems to your mouth, same applies to the pandemic we are facing today had we prepared ourselves well enough we shouldn't be losing our people this much and too our world wide economy wouldn't be hit badly as it is.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_blackberry | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    13 May 2020

    It is better to ask ourselves how are we prepared to face other pandemics in future. Like for example here in kenya today people are loosing their lives from floods and it has been there a problem ever since.. But why? It's because they are never prepared. Sometimes our government has a lot to do so we as people have a role to play to. For example we stop living alongside the water ways like rivers and maybe planting more trees to soils from eroding away with our homes. What do you think?

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

    All countries must help the affected country if possible in times of trouble like this extreme weather.
    Immediate response is very necessary to put the situation under control saving lives and properties.
    On the other hand, Iong term response is also needed to prevent or reduce the tendency of any of any of the extreme weather conditions from happening in future.

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    1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      honorable_dog's comment 14 May 2020

      I agree. Other countries MUST help the affected country before it is too late. For example, in the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, almost every country did not realise that the coronavirus was so powerful! I personally think not only China act slowly, the whole world actually underestimated that coronavirus and did not bother to react! So, I think that other countries should help the affected country as fast as possible even if they have nothing to do with it, because if you didn't react quickly, the not affected countries might as well get affected like the pandemic that is currently affecting the world.

      If there is any point you don't agree with, please feel free to tell me.

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

    step 1
    prevent
    leg break to avoid severe pain and disability
    react
    to bullying in order not to allow other keep bullying because it causes bad psychological effects to the bullied ones

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  • global-conversation.png champion_truth | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    13 May 2020

    PREVENTION is better than cure.
    1)Prevent a tooth ache because when it occurs, you'll have a bad breath,might put on fake teeth and people won't want to talk to you.
    2)Prevent breaking a leg because it can lead to fracture or dislocation or probably,make you put on artificial foot which is quite expensive.
    3)Prevent getting bullied in order to avoid pains and bruises all over your body.
    4)Prevent a protest because it can lead to a riot which will cause damage.

    REACT
    1)React to a tooth decay so that it won't spread to other teeth and worsen the situation.
    2)React to breaking a leg because (as the saying goes,''make hay while the sun shines''),it prevents much loss of blood or even worse situation.
    3)React to bullying by reporting to the appropriate authorities to stop the person who has been bullying you.
    4)React to a protest to prevent loss of lives and properties.

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

    Step 1.
    1.Reasons why it will be good to prevent the situations on the list.
    * Tooth decay: It will be good to prevent tooth decay so that it doesn't affect the gum and the teeth and also prevent tooth loss or toothache.
    * Breaking a leg: It will be good to prevent breaking of leg so that the you will not go through pain and also there will be no restrictions on your movements.
    * Bullying: It will be good to prevent bullying so that there will be peace and order in the community and also prevent injuries.
    * A protest: It will be good to prevent a protest so that people will not get hurt and also prevent damage to other people's property.

    2. Reasons why it will be good to react to the situations on the list.
    *Tooth decay: It will be good to react to tooth decay so that it doesn't affect the the other teeth and prevent odor in the mouth.
    *Bullying: It will be good to react to bullying so that the bully doesn't repeat the act and also promote peace and order in the community.
    *Breaking a leg: It will be good to react to a broken leg so the patient doesn't go through unnecessary pain and the case wouldn't worsen then there will be no need for amputation of the leg.
    * A protest: It will be good to react to a protest so that it doesn't lead to a riot or fight.
    3. It is better to prevent something from happening so that it wouldn't affect people and also have effect on the economy but if the prevention of the situation doesn't go on well then it will be good to react to the situation so it doesn't worsen.
    4. It is good to prevent extreme weather events. But in some cases the weather event can't be prevented for example a hurricane, it can't be prevented but rather if the government and the people are ready to react and take the necessary measures then it wouldn't affect anyone.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_truth | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    13 May 2020

    It is better to prevent than to react because like I said earlier,it is better to prevent than to cure.Also,we should also prevent instead of waiting for negative effects because the occurrence might be difficult to control or even stop because the situation would have worsened just like the pandemic in which the whole world is passing through which is CORONA VIRUS.

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

    In Palestine, we do not have violent cyclones or devastating floods, we only have seasonal rains, yet we do not fully benefit from these rains.
    why ?
    First of all, we are vulnerable to an occupation that robs a large amount of natural resources, especially water, and this is in order to tighten the noose on us and make us leave the state, but we will not give up.
    Second, we do not have artesian wells to conserve water, and because of that, fresh rainwater mixes with polluted wastewater, and this leads to the spread of diseases and epidemics, but we do our best to desalinate this water before drinking to prevent the spread of disease.
    There are many problems related to this issue in our country as well, but these are the most prominent.
    Therefore, as a citizen, it is my duty to preserve this water and not to overuse it, but in return, the state government must build artesian wells to protect the state from disease and this makes Palestine a strong state even though it is subject to occupation.
    So I chose "prevent".

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

    An epidemic is a disease that spread quickly. It becomes a pandemic when it spreads across a very wide area within the shortest time. The coronavirus which started in China as an epidemic become pandemic probably because people might have underestimated it. Preventing a pandemic becomes difficult if the disease is something new which might have never been encountered and also if vaccines are not quickly developed to fight it as in the case of the novel covid-19. Since it's something new our bodies may not have developed immunity for it. Pandemics also become difficult to prevent when it is ignored by majority of people at the epidemic stage. If epidemics are not treated as an emergency by all but left to those affected alone to their fate it becomes extremely difficult to prevent as we're experiencing now.

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

    It's also difficult to prevent a pandemic when resources are scarce. Lack or inadequate personnel, equipment, and technical know-how all contribute to the difficulty in the prevention of pandemics.

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

    Step1
    In my opinion, bullying is a very bad thing and it is more prevalent in many western countries than Arabic. Bullying is that you mock a person because of his religion, gender or race that is different from you, which leads to hurting his feelings and also causes psychological problems for him. The worst thing is that he can commit suicide because of a sad word from you, but We must solve the problem of bullying before it spreads more in our society. One of the first solutions is the spread of social networking sites that have collected and known Lots of people, some of them from different countries, religions, and nationalities, and increasing love between them, so everyone must spread love and do not hurt anyone’s feelings with any word and love yourself first to spread love between everyone.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      happy_papaya's comment 14 May 2020

      I am interested in your statement that bullying is more prevalent in western countries. What evidence do you have to support that claim?

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

    Currently, I will not only talk about Palestine, but I will talk about all countries in general ...
    We have Corona virus (Covid-19), so I will choose "prevent", not only this virus that needs prevention but all diseases, but since it is the current problem and the most prominent news in the world so I will talk about it in particular ...
    This virus is transmitted through contact with people and presence in crowded places, it is transmitted by contact with the surfaces by a person who is also carrying the virus. Symptoms of this virus appear late, so it is difficult to know quickly if a person is infected with it or not ..
    This virus caused the latest global uproar, and has become on everyone’s tongues. Here life stops, the shops are closed, the streets are empty, everyone is inside their homes, mosques, churches are closed, and nice gatherings are less like family gatherings, for example.
    So I expect that it is our duty as individuals and we want to protect our country and the world from this epidemic, abiding by the laws of the Ministry of Health and staying in homes and not going out except for the utmost necessity and wearing masks and gloves,
    The state must also put in place severe consequences for anyone who violates these laws because one person can destroy an entire world now, and to provide citizens with protective masks and clothing, and, God willing, this epidemic will decrease and life will return to normal.

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

    step 1
    prevent
    1 . it is good to prevent tooth decay to avoid losing a tooth and destroy dental fomulae
    2.it is good to avoid breaking a leg to avoid getting hurt
    3. it is good to prevent bulling in order to maintain peace and harmony
    4. it is good to prevent protests to avoid destruction of properties

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

    react
    1. it is good to react to tooth decay to prevent infecting other teeth.
    2.it is good to react to breaking a leg so as to keep our bodies safe from injuries m
    3.it is good to react to bulling in order to maintain peace
    4.it is good to react to protests in order to prevent destruction of properties

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

    4.
    it is good to prevent something from happening for prevention is not costly as compared to mending or curing eg .breaking aleg

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

    5.
    ways to prevent
    1. inorder to save lives .
    2, to prevent getting more injuries.
    3 to prevent getting more injuries

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

    reasons to react.
    1. to prevent further damages .
    2. to prevent incurring great losses
    3 .to save more lives

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

    step 3.
    adaptation good for local scale is plants and shade
    b. adaptation able to have the biggest impact is plants and shade
    c. only suitable in wealthy areas is smart saving streets .
    d. easiest to do is plant and shade
    e. hardest to do is cyclone protection
    f. the most innovative is smart saving streets

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

    step 4
    the easiest adaptation to judge is water recycling. it has worked here in Kenya where rivers are seasonal and when it rains the water runoff is collected into dug ponds and the water is used during dry seasons after treatment .
    the hard to judge are cyclone protection ,i think it needs alot of experts
    adaptation can be judged as good when it is easy and what is needed is locally available
    countries should be let to come up with their own ideas since they are affected by different extreme weather events

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

    optional reflection
    what makes the prevention of the pademic difficult id disobedience of citizens to observe the rules given to combat the virus

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

    countries should join hand to fight the pandemic it is not a one hand issue since it is global

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

    the impact to climatic change is there are low carbon emissions since movement on air and roads are limited

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

    buIlying some body in school to prevent is to report to claas techear

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

    step1, it is good to prevent Breaking of leg so that he wiil not here pain

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

    step1, You can prevent you self from breaking leg

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    14 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION According to a website called carbon brief : https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-coronavirus-set-to-cause-largest-ever-annual-fall-in-co2-emissions Global co2 emissions have dropped by an estimated 7%, so the pandemic has had an impact on the planet. However, I was watching BBC news last week and an expert said that global Co2 emissions would have to drop by this amount every year for the rest of this decade to make a really significant impact on climate change. So in the long-term a co2 emissions drop of 7% would not be very impactful. In addition to this, now many countries are easing their lockdowns so co2 emissions will rise. Also according to carbon-brief, China's co2 emissions dropped by 25% when they were in full lockdown but now the co2 emissions of china are going back to normal.

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    1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      versatile_molecule's comment 15 May 2020

      Thank you for sharing your research on co2 emissions. As you said, global co2 emissions have decreased during the pandemic. Can you give examples of human behaviours that have changed to drive this reduction in co2 emissions? Do you think these behaviours will return to normal in 2020?

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      1. global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG's comment 17 May 2020

        I agree that things might change positively. However I think inculcating climate and health education in the school curriculum (especially in Kenya) will go a long way in making the impact sustainable.

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

    step1 prevent 1tooth decay acccording to science to prevent is by avoiding sugary food such as sweets and cakes this is because the sugar contains bacteria that destroy yourtooth enamel tooth root

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

    b ,breaking a leg react on circumstances where a leg is broken it will depend whether a leg is totaly boken or it is just a bone fructure if it is leg broke we can use support of leg support and if is bone fructure you can use bandages

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

    c,bullying we can prevent it by suspensions,punishment and somehow guaindance

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

    d,a protest this can be simply prevented by issuing the protesters with their right and to call meetings instead of protesting thing in front of public

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

    2,prevent, it's good to prevent tooth decay as it is costly to do tooth filling, b, it's better to prevent brokage of leg because it might bring disabilities in your life

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

    its good to prevent brokage of leg because it might create disabilities in your life

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

    c ,it,s better to prevent bullying so as to create good enviroment for students to read peacefully

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

    d, best way to prevent protest is to be royal to workers

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

    3 a' reacting to tooth decay by tooth filling enables one chew well instead of leaving a hole

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

    3 c' reacting to bullying creates a high stand of discpline

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

    3 d' reactig to protest is just to be simply clear to workers right

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

    4' its better to prevent something afterward

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

    4 a'for tooth decay is better to prevent after ward so as to create warning and experience of how to overcome it

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

    4 b' for breaking a leg is better to treat afterward so as to encounter yuorselve with latest leg machine

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

    4 c' for bullying is better because this will ensure total discpline

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

    The pandemic is not easily handled because we are still adapting to the situation we are facing. The governments should be advised to take certain decisions but also should be allowed to do what they think is best. The Coronavirus has affected climate in the sense that less fossils are built and pollution is less.

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

    4 d' for protest i slightly disagree as this will bring conflict

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

    step 2'a ' planting trees will attract rain and bring fresh breath

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

    step 3'which adaptation is only good on a local scale 1. plant and shade

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

    step 3' which adaptation is able to have the biggest impact 2. rainwater recycling

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

    step 3' which adaptation is only suitable for wealthy areas 3.smart saving streets

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

    step 3'which adaptation is easiest to do 4 .rainwater recycling

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

    Sometimes it is for other countries to come together to share ideas because some countries may have experts than the other countries so when they come together they can find a solution for the pandemic.

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

    OPTICAL REFLECTION
    Since prevention is always better than cure,it is better to prevent to a pandemic than to react to it so it will not cause any damage to an individual or society.
    2.I think we should allow countries to come up with their own ideas.For example,Ghanaians have natural resources like Nim tree,prekese,and stuffs,which helps heal minor diseases like headache and stomachache.We also have healthy foods which boost our immune system to fight against diseases.So I think we should allow countries to come up with their own ideas to fight against this pandemic (coronavirus).
    3.There has been bad impact 0f climate change on coronavirus .There are fewer flights and also carbon emmision has decreased.

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

    step 3 'which adaptation is hardest to do 5.flood defence

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

    step 3 'which adaptation is the most innovative 6 . cyclone protection

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

    step 4, reflection , 1. plants and shade his is because it is easy to plant and maintain plants sch as tree

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

    Tooth Decay=We must prevent tooth decay in order to have a white and bright teeth.
    =We must react tooth decay after it has happened so that it does not
    destroy all the teeth in our mouth and that we should not feel pains in our
    mouth again.
    Broken Leg=We must prevent breaking our leg in order to have a strong and healthy leg
    to be able to partake in any sport activity.
    We are to quickly react a broken leg so that we do not have disabled legs to
    be forced to walk in crochet or sit wheel chairs.
    Bullying=We should prevent bullying others to stop the person from reaching his or her
    fullest potentials and also not to hurt them physically and emotionally.
    We must react bullying so that we do not cause fights among our selves.
    Protest=We must prevent protest in order to stop riot in the country.
    We must react a protest to save lives through quarrels and fight among people
    in the country.
    Extreme Weather= We must prevent extreme weather to save life and property.
    We must react towards extreme weather to stop the spread of it to
    other areas in the country.

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

    step 4, reflection , 1. plants and shade this is because it is easy to plant and maintain plants sch as tree

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

    Sometimes it is for other countries to come together to share ideas because some countries may have experts than the other countries so when they come together they can find a solution for the pandemic.

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

    step 4 , reflection' 2 .planting tree because it does not recquire more skills 3 .countries should not be allowed instead they should be forced because if granted such oppotunity they will mislead it

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

    step 4' optional reflection since the breakdown of corona it was announce that to prevent is through a.social distance b.washing hands frequently c.staying indoors d.wearing mask and gloves e. curfew. countries should forced so as for certain objectives to be achieved because other country are rude. corona virus has several impacts such as reduction carbon percentage in air because all industries and factory are closed

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

    Please the beginning of the comment is not correct, please it is, Sometimes it is good for other countries to come together to share ideas.

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

    Which adaptation is easiest to do?

    I think the easiest adaptation to do is 'rainwater recycling' .this is the easiest adaptation because all you will need to provide is a tank.rainwater doesn't require any long or expensive process.what makes it most easiest is that you don't need to be there to see what's going on while it's been processed itself.im saying this because you don't need to stand when it is raining.you will be in your room resting while it is going on.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_lake | Mawela Secondary School | Tanzania
    14 May 2020

    PREVENT
    . It is better to prevent extreme weather like flood as it will enable people to continue with their daily life
    . Preventation is better as keep us safe and won't lost our life due to extreme weather condition like destructive wind
    . Prevention of extreme condition will enable to continue
    with our school activities such as learning, debate.

    REACT
    . It better to react from extreme weather condition so as to reduce negative impacts of it like death, destruction of settlement
    .It is better to react so as to revive our daily life from extreme weather condition like flood.

    In general prevention is better than let thing happen as it's impact is unpredictable.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    14 May 2020

    SESSION FOUR
    FLOOD
    Preventing = Build better flood defenses Save money for future disaster. Move people away from areas likely to experience Extreme Weather
    Reacting= Give money to people who can’t work. Investigate why the event happened.
    2: REASONS: Build better flood defenses: We need to build flood defenses to destroying of homes and properties.
    Investigate why the event happened= we need to find out why the happened and announce so that they will not repeat it again.
    Assess the adaptation
    Rain water recycling Flood defenses Cyclone protection Plant and shade Smart saving street Flood defenses
    Reflection
    1aPlant and shade 1bFlood
    The problems they bring. Yes. Plant and shade
    No, to prevent extreme weathers
    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    1: Yes, so that the coronavirus will stop spreading. 2: We should force countries to do certain thing. 3: The impact corona virus has brought is there are on planes taking flight.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      bold_recipe's comment 14 May 2020

      How would you "force" certain countries to take action? Which international organisations have the power to place such pressure on countries?

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

    i think it is good to react to extreme weather because you cannot know when the next extreme weather might happen so when it happens we can know how to react on the type of extreme weather that happened.when the extreme weather is change to different occasion is very dangerous and massively condition for human beingI believe that it is very hard to choose which adaption is the best after all for none of the adaptions might help all extreme weather events and I think it all depends on the place you live and which extreme weather that might be the biggest threat to your country.It would be good to react to a protest so that there would be peace.You can say that they will learn from their previous mistakes so that they do not recur again and bring them to the state they are now.epidemic will decrease and life will return to normal.corona virus has brought may problems to the world no flight and border are close thing are gonna bad

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

    There are fewer flights and also carbon emmision has decreased.

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

    STEP4
    PREVENT
    • It is better to prevent a protest so that you don't get involved in a fight or get hurt.
    • It is good to prevent a tooth decay because when it happens it might cause the tooth to rot.
    • It is good to prevent bullying so you don't get punished in school.
    REACT.
    • A protest: We need to react to a protest because if it goes on there will be a riot or a serious fight which can cause death.
    • Tooth decay: When it happens we need to react because it can affect other teeth.
    • Bullying: We need to react because if it goes on someone can get a serious injury.
    3. It is better to prevent something before it happens because when it happens, you might waste a lot of resources to fix it.
    4. Examples of extreme weather which is better to prevent are flood,wildfire. And list of extreme weather which is better to react are hurricane, heatwave.
    4. Flooding and wildfire can be prevented because it is caused by man. For example, construction of building in pathways of flowing water which caused flooding. And hurricane and heatwave is natural so you only react to it.

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

    STEP3.
    • Which adaptation is only good on a local scale? Plants and shade.
    • Which adaptation is able to have a stronger impact? Flood defences.
    • Which adaptation is suitable for wealthy areas? Smart saving streets.
    • Which adaptation is easiest to do? Plants and
    • Which adaptation is hardest to do? Cyclone protection
    • Which adaptation is most innovative? Rainwater recycling.

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

    I choose to express a reaction to these events. We, as a Palestinian people, live in Gaza and do not suffer from bad weather. The distinctive astronomical location of Palestine is that it is located in the two circles of latitude 30, 29 and 15.33 north, as its distinct astronomical location helps in the absence of any extreme weather.
    But in the event that our rain rate increases, the country will sink. For example: last season of rain, some areas of the Gaza Strip were drowned because of this wave, due to poor infrastructure in addition to low and contiguous buildings that lose the lowest necessities of life.
    In my view, to get rid of such events, work to improve the infrastructure, help the needy, and provide alternative tools and materials.
    And all of this has a good economic return on the country by increasing the annual tourism percentage, which increases the economic and social level of the individual and society.
    Naturally, there are different points of view, as we live in different countries under different circumstances.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_blackberry | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
    14 May 2020

    Carbon emissions has decreased because there are fewer flights

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

    Step 3.
    *Which adaption is only good on a local scale.
    Plants and shade.
    *Which adaption is going to have the biggest impact.
    Plants and shade.
    * Which adaption is only suitable for wealthy areas.
    Smart- saving streets.
    * Which adaption is easiest to do.
    Plants and shade.
    *Which adaption is hardest to do.
    Cyclone protection.
    Which adaption is most innovative.
    Smart -saving streets.

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

    Optional Reflection
    Why I think preventing a virus is difficult is that in Ghana, some people sell to feed themselves and their family so when government put a stop to all those things they were all worried,they were thinking about how they would feed their family,they were begging the government to let them resume working they were now given an opportunity by the journalist to show up on TV,some were interviewed some said they haven't bath four days now,some said they didn't work so they couldn't pay their house rent so their now living on the streets the was also a riot to let them resume working,then finally the president allowed them that is why I think preventing a pandemic is difficult.

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

    1. It is better to prevent tooth decay in order to have a nice and beautiful smile How can we prevent this from happening? First: We have to clean our teeth twice daily and stop eating sugary foods because sugar contains bacteria Leg Break: How can we prevent this from happening? First of all we have to build our bodies by taking it to protein and calcium to build the bones. We can't reach high places and jump

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

    It would be good to interact with bullying and clarify its negative consequences for the individual and society, as this makes reducing it faster and makes the person more aware of how to deal with others and bullies!

    It will be a good idea to prevent tooth decay, as well as a better protection than a pound of classic treatment. Tooth brushing every day from two to three times, and that prevents tooth decay.

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

    Hazard scenarios in Pakistan
    1.
    Earthquakes: Pakistan lies within a seismic belt and therefore suffers from frequent small and medium magnitude earthquakes (GSP 2001). Earthquakes commonly occur along the Himalayas and Karakorum ranges and parts of Hindu Kush in the north of the country, in the Koh-e-Suleiman Range in the west with Chaman fault line along Quetta, Zob and Mekran fault line affects Gawadar district along the sea of the south-west coast.

    2.
    Cyclones: According to the World Disaster Report 2003, the 960 km long coastal belt of Pakistan is occasionally battered by cyclones causing widespread loss to life and property, especially in the coastal districts of Gawadar, Badin and Thatta.

    3.
    Floods: Pakistan is one of the five South Asian countries that have the highest annual average number of people physically affected by floods (UNDP 2001). The alluvial plains of the Indus river system formed as flood plains and remain vulnerable to recurrent flooding. Riverine floods occur during the summer monsoons. Flash floods and landslide hazards occur frequently in the northern mountains. Districts along the Indus plain are particularly affected by riverine floods, while hill torrents tend to affect the hilly districts located in the northern and western parts of Pakistan.

    4.
    Drought: Pakistan is one of the countries that is expected to be hit hardest by the effects of global warming, and drought is one of the possible consequences of global warming resulting in a sharp fall in water table levels and drying up of wetlands (PMD 2002). Districts along the south-western and eastern parts of Pakistan have become severely affected by drought.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    The Impact of Corona Virus on extreme weather: In my view, though covid 19's major impact has been negative, there are some positives too. Considering that major factories that would have been emitting toxic gases into the air have all halted their activities. Am tempted to believe those who say that the earth has its own cruel mechanism of cleansing itself if human don't and corona is one such way

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      smart_mode's comment 15 May 2020

      I can see your point but it's worth remembering the earth is not a 'thinking' being so does not consciously have a mechanism.

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  • global-conversation.png amiable_honeydew | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    The Adaptable that is easier measured is the planting of trees and shades. All of us can do it whiles the one that is difficult is cyclone protection

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

    I don't think it's good to force countries to do certain things because they may not have the resources to do the things they are forced to do,the only thing they can do is to provide financial and the required support.Allow countries to come up with the own ideas because they understand there situations better.

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

    OPTICAL REFLECTION<br>
    In pandemics such as corona we should prevent and prepare our self to react .<br>
    Since prevention is always better than cure,it is better to prevent to a pandemic than to react to it so it will not cause any damage to an individual or society.<br>
    2. I think  countries are free  to come up with their own ideas.For example , Palestine  ,Gaza is very croudy we are 2million people in a small piece of land  , If covid 19 came to us it will be a disaster .So we keep cleaning hands and stay away from each other  also we  eat  healthy foods which boost our immune system to fight against diseases.So I think we should allow countries to come up with their own ideas to fight against this pandemic (coronavirus).<br>
    3. There has been to effects for corona virus one is bad the other is good . The good one is the impact 0f climate change on coronavirus .There are fewer flights ,factories closed  and also carbon emmision has decreased. That&apos;s  the good side and the bad is known for every one .What  can tell me about corona  in your country??<br>
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  • global-conversation.png sincere_memory | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 May 2020

    Step 1
    prevent or react: I chose bullying we suffer from it here in Gaza .It turns our life into a misrable one .
    It is good to prevent bullying n't only in schools but also at homes in streets and every where so that people don't get hurt and to feel normal because when being bullied people start to feel negative about themselves . He starts to think to be aggresive to defend himself he or she starts saying that he is weak ,and they become a victim for psychological matters. Children should reject bullying from their hearts

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

    From the discussions we have had so far on the best adaptation to extreme weather events, I think it has been a wonderful one. The comments made by other students suggest that each adaptation is suitable depending on the type of extreme weather event and the severity of the impact. There's no one specific adaptation which is applicable and suitable in all places and circumstances. Every extreme weather event demands a response which is good and suitable. The same extreme weather event may occur at different places but might require different approaches and responses.

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

    I think preventing extreme weather events is better.
    Every country must give the necessary instructions to its residents, because if every government advises its residents and gives them instructions to prevent corona virus, we will not be like this. Therefore, every country must find ways to prevent risks because after the end of the Corona crisis there will be disasters that will be difficult to solve, so we had to prevent from the first, because prevention is better than cure

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  • global-conversation.png precious_fig | State M/A School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    Session 4

    Preventing an event from happening is the very first option in tackling issues.

    However, reacting to extreme weather events immediately to save lives should never be under estimated.

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    1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      precious_fig's comment 15 May 2020

      Thank you for your interesting contribution. I agree that reacting to extreme weather events immediately can save lives. Who do you think should be responsible for reacting to extreme weather events and what challenges might they face in doing so?

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

    First I choose prevent. I believe that preventing this is the best and I will talk about the weather of my country, we are developing country and the most dangerous is under occupation. Our capabilities are weak but almost non existent to interact with extreme weather events and also with preventing this from happening but we in Palestine don't have this type of weather as Australia or Ghana, and so on. But when it rains in abundance, rain water enters houses and destroys their contents and destroys the street infrastructure. We don't have teams to save you the rest of the countries. People use simple methods to prevent losses because we, as an occupied country cannot provide the capabilities to repel the influence of weather, we depend on foreign aid and because our homes are simple and not qualified to face the effects of the weather so I think preventing it from happening is the better than reacting.

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

    Prevent and respind
    1_The animals that hunt abundantly ,and what becomes extinction,we must put them in the garden of animals that reproduce.
    2_logging and forest fires we must preserve the trees because they give us oxygen.
    3_Reducing car exhaust because it causes pollution in the environment.
    I want to give advice when we refrain from these things , we preserve the climate and a beautiful environment.

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

    Step 2::Adaptation is a complex issue and is considered as response to changing environmental conditions. Adaptation can occur to reduce the harmful effects of climate change and improve beneficial effects. For example, in South Africa, there are studies of different agricultural regions how to use them to learn about their crop changes in the events of high temperatures and the adoption of different irrigation methods or change the planting season but the costs for the semeasures can be extravagant, the first thing that is required for us to be able to adapt is awareness about climate risks and the enhancement of the ability to adapt to reduce vulnerability by improving food security, health care, provision of shelter, and the transfer of renewable energy through a Y governments to those steps and calculate costs with extreme weather and volatility is inevitable to avoid the dangers. I hope that I have explained my point of view, and I hope to participate on those proposals.

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

    step 1
    prevent
    1 . it is good to prevent tooth decay to avoid losing a tooth and destroy dental fomulae
    2.it is good to avoid breaking a leg to avoid getting hurt
    3. it is good to prevent bulling in order to maintain peace and harmony
    4. it is good to prevent protests to avoid destruction of properties
    STEP 2:
    Building of flood defences is the best prevention to Extreme Wheather event by using a strong water resistant material and building drainage, constructing bridges so in case of heavy downpour there will be no flooding.
    Step 3
    1 Plants and shade are only good on a local scale
    2 Smart saving streets will be able to have the biggest impact
    3 Smart saving streets are suitable for wealthy areas
    4 Plants and shade are easiest to do
    5 A cyclone protection would be the hardest to do.
    6 And the most innovative would be smart saving street.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Is it better to prevent or react to a pandemic?
    In my opinion both prevention and reaction are important in a pandemic. This because a pandemic starts in a country before it spreads. Therefore as when a country is informed of this they must begin to take preventive measures, but when it escalates a that disease is found in the country they must begin to react or begin to take reactive measures. For instance, in this coronavirus pandemic it began in China and other countries were aware. This other countries began to take preventive measures such as contract tracing just like in my country Ghana we took preventive measures by contract tracing and after it spread to other countries they began to react just like in Ghana when we began to react after we recorded cases by going into lockdown.
    To the second question, we should allow countries come up with their own ideas, shouldn't be forced to do certain things. Countries are to listen to experts from the WHO and around them, also take the standard precautions set by the health authorities. Also the countries should be allow to come with their own ideas because it is their country, they know themselves, the attitude of the people and it will also depend on the economy and the number of cases they have recorded during the pandemic.
    To the last question, coronavirus has had a great impact on climate change. It has brought a decrease in carbon emission. Per my research on carbon emission, it shows that the crisis temporarily cut CO2 by 25%, with emissions still below normal more than 2 months after the country entered lockdown. Coronavirus could trigger the largest ever annual fall CO2 emission in 2020, more than during any previous economic crisis or period of war. With the lock down enforced vehicles and cars will not be on the road. This will reduce the emission of CO2 from cars which will cause air pollution and lead to climate change because less cars will be on the road. Again, industries that run using coal and the burning of fossil fuel and crude oil will close due to the lockdown, and this will reduce emissions and improve air quality.
    When we come to flight, the coronavirus has disrupted all activities. This is where foreigners go and come out of the country and thus is where the virus can start to spread. This has led to the cancellation if trips, that will cost the country $880 billion. Coronavirus has really disrupted the airline industry. China sharpest year over year drop was recorded on 17 February, 2020 with a 71% drop in flight compared to the same date in 2019. Italy saw a 21% in flight coinciding with the announcement of national lockdown on March 9,2020. Now the situation has intensified, flights to and from Italy has plummeted 74% from their normal rates. Nearly 40% of flights impacted by European travel bans are US based, such as Delta and United airlines with billions in lost revenue estimated for this year. In the effect of the outbreak US airlines are requesting upward of $60 billion in bailout and direct assistance from government.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      proactive_agency's comment 15 May 2020

      A well-researched answer, proactive_agency. Can you tell us where you found your information?

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

    1-PREVENT:tooth decay we prevent it to eat without pain.
    Breaking leg is prevented so u won't hurt yourself
    Bullying must be prevented so people may have high self esteem
    A protest should be prevented so that properties won't be destroyed
    2-React tooth decay we react so that it does not spread
    Breaking leg we react so that we walk well
    Bullying we react so that people won't get hurt
    A protest we react so that the economy will run smoothly.
    4-it is better to prevent
    5-when you prevent no disaster with occur
    We react so that the occurred disaster is handled well
    6-prevention is better.
    Flood defences
    Rainwater cycling
    Cyclone protection
    Plant and shade
    Smart-saving street
    Plant and shade
    We must allow countries to come up with ideas
    Prevent pandemic
    Allow countries to come up with ideas
    The carbon emission has decreased due to the lockdown.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Sure emissions have fallen. But a closer look at how the global crisis is influencing the environment with surprising dynamics. The climate consequences of the covid-19 or corona virus pandemic go even further . But dig deeper pandemic.

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    1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      excellent_meaning's comment 15 May 2020

      Thank you for your interesting reflections on how the global crisis is influencing the environment. Can you give some examples of COVID-19's impact on the environment?

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      1. global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG's comment 17 May 2020

        Yes. There is no pollution from industries since they are shut down. There is less pollution from automobiles since there is restricted movement.
        But there is an explosion in the use of plastics now.

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

    Step 4
    * How should we judge whether an adaption is good.
    On my opinion, we should judge an adaption by it's effects and impact on the people. If an adaption will be easy to do but will have a bad effects and impact or will cause problems in the future then it will not be a good idea. But if an adaption will be hard to do but will have good impact or effects and will not bring problems in the future then it will be a good idea.
    * Should we force countries to do certain things or they should be allowed to come up with their own ideas.
    I think it depends on the situation. For example, during this pandemic, the W.H.O( World Health Organization) has come up with some precautionary measures (for example, Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for 20 secs) in order to curb the spread. Apart from this other countries have also taken measures to curb the spread. So on my understanding, in some cases countries will have to be forced to do some certain things and also in some cases they should be allowed to come up with their own ideas.
    Thank you.

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      hopeful_song's comment 18 May 2020

      I heard that the U.S.A president banned the sanitizer. Now I think that the U.S people are washing hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Some children in some countries are staying home until further notice because of this virus. In our country were waiting until further notice because the cases of the virus are adding and we can't go to school. Our president put more days for curfew and lockdown until 6th June.

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

    Step 4
    * How should we judge whether an adaption is good.
    On my opinion, we should judge an adaption by it's effects and impact on the people. If an adaption will be easy to do but will have a bad effects and impact or will cause problems in the future then it will not be a good idea. But if an adaption will be hard to do but will have good impact or effects and will not bring problems in the future then it will be a good idea.
    * Should we force countries to do certain things or they should be allowed to come up with their own ideas.
    I think it depends on the situation. For example, during this pandemic, the W.H.O( World Health Organization) has come up with some precautionary measures (for example, Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for 20 secs) in order to curb the spread. Apart from this other countries have also taken measures to curb the spread. So on my understanding, in some cases countries will have to be forced to do some certain things and also in some cases they should be allowed to come up with their own ideas.
    Thank you.

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

    Step 4
    * How should we judge whether an adaption is good.
    On my opinion, we should judge an adaption by it's effects and impact on the people. If an adaption will be easy to do but will have a bad effects and impact or will cause problems in the future then it will not be a good idea. But if an adaption will be hard to do but will have good impact or effects and will not bring problems in the future then it will be a good idea.
    * Should we force countries to do certain things or they should be allowed to come up with their own ideas.
    I think it depends on the situation. For example, during this pandemic, the W.H.O( World Health Organization) has come up with some precautionary measures (for example, Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for 20 secs) in order to curb the spread. Apart from this other countries have also taken measures to curb the spread. So on my understanding, in some cases countries will have to be forced to do some certain things and also in some cases they should be allowed to come up with their own ideas.
    Thank you.

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

    The climate consequences of the covid-19 .when this coronavirus pandemic go further. But dig deeper pandemic. Since the lockdown have been lifted the pandemic is rising up.

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

    Step1:
    1. It would good to prevent bullying so that people don't get hurt.
    2. It would be good to react to a protest so that people may not come against you.
    3. Is better to prevent something before it happens for like extreme weather,extreme weather has affect many countries and peoples in the worldso it would be to prevent extreme weather so that it may not destroy a lot of things like lives and property.
    4. Is better to prevent so that may save peoples lives and property.
    React:
    Is better to react things like to provide emergency health care to the injured and build better flood defence.
    5. According to my opinion,it might be good to save your country from extreme weather event because as a government of a country you must protect your country from bad deeds
    Step2:
    According to step 2,I suggest that it might be good to prevent because if you are aware that the extreme weather event is coming you will start preparing your self to face it and get a way to prevent it from coming.
    Step3:
    1. Adaptation which is hardest to do is cyclone protection.
    2. Adaptation which is easiest to is plant and shade.
    3. Adaptation which is the most innovative is flood defence.
    4. Adaptation which is only suitable for wealthly areas is smart saving street.
    Adaptation which is able to have the biggest impact is plant and shade.
    Step4:
    Yes,is good to allow countries to come up with their own ideas,because it enable you to expand range ideas beyond you current range of thinking,we believe that you must first expand thinking to include more question more variable and more ideas before you begin the refinement process.

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

    Thanks for such a challenging question, as my brother ''outspoken power'' said it is sometime good to force other countries to take decisions and sometimes too good to force other countries to take decisions to suggest for them to decide on their own.but in my experimented view,I think this question will have to go to consideration with the Constitution countries should not be forced to do certain things and this is because according to the 1992 Constitution comes under human rights.and the human rights of article 19 of the universal declaration of Human rights, adopted in 1948 states that; everyone has the the right to freedom of opinion and expression of ideas:Https://en.wikipedia.org>wiki>fire. but on the other hand,if countries are freely allow to do certain things without been checked,it would create events problems such as e.g
    .if the country that is allowed to do certain things have industries that pumps large amount of fumes, air pollution will increase.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      lovable_agency's comment 15 May 2020

      Thank you for supporting your point with evidence! How do we keep people's freedoms but also making sure they do not damage our planet?

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        We can keep people's freedom if it's outcome will have any positive effect on the people but to your question we can also make sure our planet is not damaged by many factors but the best factor to use is strong enforcement of the laws that severely punish people against anything that will pollute our existing world for future generations.

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      2. global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 17 May 2020

        I think that is why countries have diplomatic relations are are bound by some international instruments of Law like the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the international Criminal Court at The Hague.

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    2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      lovable_agency's comment 15 May 2020

      We can keep people's freedom by not forcing them to do certain things but to your question to make sure they don't damage our planet,the government has to hold strongly to enforcement of the laws to severely punish any government that contribute to pollution to keep our planet an existing place forever.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    Is it better to prevent or react to a pandemic?

    Thanks for such a reasonable question that will develop our critical thinking.

    As my brilliant brother " proactive_agency said,I agree with him but I think ''preventing'' is better action to take during a pandemic.as they usually say, prevention is better than cure.in my country Italy,as Coronavirus declared pandemic,the government acted too slow that the borders were not closed at an early time and people who were affected with Coronavirus kept going and coming. This contributed to the fast spread of the pandemic resulting to;
    Italy Coronavirus:223,006 cases and 31,368 deaths-worldometer. If the government acted fastly on the announcement of Coronavirus,this wouldn't have happened in Italy.

    When I come to my mother's country Ghana,as soon as the government heard of the pandemic,borders were immediately closed and no one was allowed to go or come from any other country to Ghana.This action helped minimise the spread of the virus.
    Ghana Coronavirus:5,530,with 674 recoveries.so as you can see if the government of Ghana acted slowly as Italy the cases would have been higher than it is now.
    That's what makes prevention better.

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

    Step one:
    1.Tooth Decay:
    Preventive
    •Brush twice a day with a flouride toothpaste.
    React
    •Visit the dentist for medical attention

    2.BREAKING OF LEG:
    Preventative
    •Be mindful of some personal activities that leads to breaking of leg.
    React
    •Visit the hospital for medical treatment.

    3.BULLYING:
    Preventative
    •Obey laws and respect elders.
    React
    •Visit the hospital for medical treatment when you are hurt.
    •Protest:
    PREVENT
    • It is better to prevent a protest so that you don't get involved in a fight or get hurt.
    • It is good to prevent a tooth decay because when it happens it might cause the tooth to rot.
    • It is good to prevent bullying so you don't get punished in school.
    REACT.
    • A protest: We need to react to a protest because if it goes on there will be a riot or a serious fight which can cause death.

    -It is better to prevent something before it happen because your response to prevent the thing might reduce or wont let the event happened. It also reduce lives.
    -Preventing extreme weather events.We must prevent it in other to save lives.
    -We must prevent it in order to save money in the Country because Before the event has happened You will loose money than the money u used to prevent it.

    REACTIONS ON EXTREME WEATHER
    -Government must send infected people for medical treatment.
    -Government must provide for those who’s properties were destroyed.
    -Government must build some defenses that will prevent another event that will happen.

    It must Be Good to prevent extreme weather event so to save lives,properties and economy.
    Step 2::
    Adaptation is a complex issue and is considered as response to changing environmental conditions. Adaptation can occur to reduce the harmful effects of climate change and improve beneficial effects. For example, in South Africa, there are studies of different agricultural regions how to use them to learn about their crop changes in the events of high temperatures and the adoption of different irrigation methods or change the planting season but the costs for the semeasures can be extravagant, the first thing that is required for us to be able to adapt is awareness about climate risks and the enhancement of the ability to adapt to reduce vulnerability by improving food security, health care, provision of shelter, and the transfer of renewable energy through a Y governments to those steps and calculate costs with extreme weather and volatility is inevitable to avoid the dangers. I hope that I have explained my point of view, and I hope to participate on those proposals.
    STEP 4:
    1. Preventing extreme Wheather is best because reduces the impact on people and environment as a whole.
    2. When you react after an extreme Wheather it has impact on the environment and help save more money for Wheather event in future
    3. I don't think country should be forced to use the same adaptation but rather the affected country should use the best adaptation based on what they experience during the event.

    From intellectual_meaning.

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  • global-conversation.png productive_harp | Mawela Secondary School | Tanzania
    15 May 2020

    Prevent
    Prevention to extreme weather it is important because won't lost people's life and their properties. Example in in Tanzania 29 people died and more than 1000 people lost their residence.
    Prevention is better because enable government to collect an income

    React
    It is important to react so as we won't much affected from extreme weather
    We need to react because will help us to continue with our normal life.

    To prevent is better than to react even in unpreventable extreme weather such as tornado, hurricane immediate reaction is required

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

    Step1:
    Prevent
    1. It is good to prevent tooth decay sothat it may not spread to another teeth.
    React
    1. It is good to react to broken of legs so you don't get hurt.
    3. Is good prevent than react. Because if you prevent it no one will be injured,but if you want to react,the thing had already happened and you reacting.
    4. Prevent
    It is good to prevent extreme weather event because you have to save the country and the citizens because you depend on the country.
    2. It is good to prevent extreme weather event so you may save the citizens properties like business,house,cars,money etc.
    React:
    It will be good to react to provide emergency health care to the injured so they may not die.
    5. To my opinion,it would be good to save your country from any extreme weather event. Because as a goverment of a country you must protect your people from bad things.
    Step2:
    I suggest that if it had happened already, then it should be react or if it is coming then it should be preventative. Because if it is coming to happened you can't react anything but you can make an attempt to prevent.Then if it had already happened then you should react it.
    Step3:
    Adaptation which is the able to have the biggest impact is plant and shade.
    Adaptation which is only good on alocal scale is rainwater recycling
    Adaptation which is easiest to do is plant shade.
    Adaptation which hardest to do cyclone protection.
    Adaptation which is the innovative is flood defence.
    Adaptation which is suitable for weathly areas is smart saving street.
    Step4:
    1.I think that we should alowed countries to come up with their own ideas because you can force your country to do what you want but you can't force another country to do/did what you want.Because you are not a member of that country you want to force them to do what you want.
    1.I also suggest that if we allow countries to come up with their own ideas will be good because they are in their country and they know what they will do to help and develop their country.

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

    I think if every individual adopts the Rs strategy, we can make a difference. To reduce the amount of things we use specially water and power. Reuse things as possible and recycle the things.
    Looking at the corona virus crises and how it has some positive sides although it is a pandemic, the pollution is reduced! If we ask ourselves why? The answer maybe because all people everywhere reduced the things they use. They were forced to do that because of the restrictions but of course we can choose to do such measures without waiting for a disaster to force us to, can't we??

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      helpful_guitar's comment 15 May 2020

      Can you tell us what the Rs strategy is?

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

    Optional Reflection
    1. Preventing pandemic difficult because is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).Avoid touching eyes,nose and mouth.
    2. No we should not forced to do certain things but we should allow countries to come up with their own ideas because when they come up with their own ideas you will get the right way to solve the problem in countries.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Coronavirus is one of the most dangerous viruses ever , it's a deadly and widespread pandemic .. so what makes preventing an epidemic difficult is that not only people are unaware , careless , they don't take the government's measures into consideration . But also Coronavirus is rapidly spreading , it's not like all other viruses , it has a certain incubation and proliferation period .
    I believe that countries should be allowed to come up with their own ideas because it all depends on the alarming situation they face , for example the authorities measures taken in china , Italy , France and even Tunisia are not the same , they are quite different . Each country should make its own plan to face Coronavirus (according to its population, hospitals, doctors ...)
    It's true that Coronavirus is a serious problem but it has a positive impact on the climate . Infact , there are fewer flights and carbon emission have decreased . Morover , because people are confined in their homes , pollution is reduced .

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    1. global-conversation.png precious_apple | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      splendid_land's comment 17 May 2020

      Really I'm impressed by this comment really its short but sufficient. It tells the story of Covid19.Truth that this disease helps the earth to breathe .People learn better about personal hygiene and the importance of washing hands .Protection is better than cure .I hope we learn the lesson and start a new world after Covid19.

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

    Interesting question here!!! Who should be highly rewarded if Coronavirus disappear or is no more in the world?

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

    Optional Reflection
    The pandemic is difficult because the citizens of some countries don't obey laws such as washing of hands,using sanitizer,maintaining of social distancing etc.
    2. Countries should be allow to come up with their own ideas because they in their country and they no what they should put method in their country.
    3. The change has been created flight about shutting down of company's,work shops and marketing sentence.

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      neat_fruit's comment 18 May 2020

      People do not want to follow rules and regulations from the ministry of health. Like in our country some people are thinking that this virus is not serious some go outside and they don't have masks so they are caught and taken to quarantine for the 14 days paying ksh 2000 and if you don't pay, you will stay there for 6 months.

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  • global-conversation.png patient_raccoon | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    STEP 1
    REASONS FOR PREVENTIVE
    1. The adage, that prevention is better than cure has come to play here. Preventing gives no way for control.
    2. Contracting the disease can make you loose your life.
    3. The control or react comes with cost and time taken.
    4. Non-affordability may put your life in danger.
    5. Mistakenly controlling may cause another risk. For example, abusing drug may cause another disease for the patient. Therefore, it quite better to prevent something before it happens.
    REASONS FOR REACTION
    If you are not able to prevent the disease and you contract it, there are measures to put in place to curtail or control the disease. The reason for this is to prevent it from spreading or causing harm to you.
    It is good to prevent something before it happens in order not to cause harm or lost of life because prevention is better than cure.
    EXTREME-WEATHER EVENT (PREVENTIVE)
    Before you prevent something we must first find the causes. The extreme-weather events such as rain, snow, drought, flood or storm. Some of these might have occur as a result of climate change and these are more of natural disaster and human may do little or no effort to prevent these events. The pressure of population and economic growth need to be recognized and addressed. The act of cutting down trees must be reduced.
    REASONS FOR EXTREME-WEATHER EVENT
    If preventing extreme-weather event is possible, it might be the best idea to go with since the extreme-weather event is a threat to both human and animal.
    REACTION FOR EXTREME-WEATHER EVENT
    Reactions after these extreme-weather events has occur are widely considered to be the best when it comes to natural disaster. I think the risk can be reduced but not to prevent it at all.
    REASONS FOR EXTREME-WEATHER EVENT
    1. To reduced health hazard of both animal and human.
    2. To reduce the destruction of the environment and properties.
    STEP 2
    RAINWATER RECYCLING
    Rainwater Harvesting System (RHS) as you might expect from the name-harvest the rainwater that has fallen freely from the sky, typically onto the roof of your home. Traditionally, rainwater has been used to water the garden, new technology means an RHS can now be plumbed into your homes existing pipework and the rainwater used to flush toilet and wash cloths. This means that you could reduce your water consumption. It also lower your water bills as well. The system is environmentally friendly. There is also an alternative, the Ifore rainwater harvesting system, is a gravity fed and installed in the loft. It collect water direct from the roof by substituting a drain for four roof panels and requires no electricity. The benefit of the system, however, can be huge. You will reduce your water usage by 35% to 40%. In a rainy season, you can save as much as 55%.
    ADVANTAGES OF RAINWATER HARVESTING
    1. Independent water supply
    2. It provides an independent water supply during water restrictions. In area where clean water is costly, or difficult to come by, rainwater harvesting is a critical source of clean water.
    DISADVANTAGES OF RAINWATER HARVESTING
    Unpredictable rainfall: Rainfall is hard to predict and sometimes little or no rainfall can limit the supply of rainwater. A proper designed system would ensure that you get the best out of it, it also should have "mains water" top up to ensure that you don't run out of water.
    STEP 3
    RAINWATER IS THE BEST
    Because the main purpose of the rainwater harvesting is to used the locally available rainwater to meet water requirements throughout the year without the need of huge capital expenditure. This will facilitate the availability of the uncontaminated water for domestic, industrial and irrigation needs.
    Source: en.wikipedia.org
    STEP 4
    REFLECTION
    1. In my opinion, everyone should have all the rights and freedoms in this statement, no matter what race, sex or color, he or she may be. It should not matter where you were born, what language you speak, what religion you are, what political opinions you have, or whether you are rich or poor. Everyone should have all of the rights in this statement.
    2. We all have the right to work and to choose your job, to have fair and safe working conditions, and to be protected against not having work.
    3. We all have the right to the same pay as anyone else who does the same work, without anyone playing favorites.
    4. We all have the right to decent pay so that, you and your family can get by with pride. That means that, if you don't get paid enough to do that, you should get other kinds of help.
    5. We have the right to form or be part of a union that will serve and protect our interest.
    6. We all have the same right as anyone else to a fair and public hearing by court that will be open-minded and free to make their own decision if you are ever accused of breaking the law, or if you have to go to court for some other reason.
    Source: hribrary.umn.edu
    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    In my opinion both prevention and reaction are important in a pandemic.
    RESPONSE TO CORONA VIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)
    BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
    The covid-19 pandemic has affected operation of Ghana Statistical Service, particularly the conduct of the 2020 Population and Housing Census for which field data collection is planned to start in June 2020. The President of the Republic of Ghana directed partial lock down for some part of Greater Accra and Ashanti Region on the 27th March, 2020 for two weeks (30th March - 12 April 202) to help curb the spread of covid-19. The directive of the President were primarily aimed at restricting movement and congregation of persons with the view of minimizing the infection rate either from human to human transmision or contracting the disease from drop let that have settled on surfaces. Nothing the work of Ghana Statistical Service, which mainly relies on enumerators, respondents, media and policy makers in the dispensation of its call mandate of data collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination, constant engagement with diverse persons and institution is inevitable.

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  • global-conversation.png creative_mouse | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    STEP 1 Prevent or React Prevent To prevent tooth decay, brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride containing toothpaste. Clean between your teeth daily with a dental floss or interdental cleaners such as the oral-B interdental brush. Reach stim U-dent, or sulcabrush. Rinse daily with a fluoride containing mouth wash. Reasons why it would be good to prevent tooth decay It would be good to prevent tooth decay so that cavities wont destroy your teeth 2.It would be good to prevent tooth decay so that you wont fell pains in your nerves which is located at the pulp cavity when taking in hot or cold food. React 1.Fluoride treatments If cavity just started a fluoride treatments may help restore your tooths enamel and can sometimes reverse a cavity in the very early stage. 2. To treat cavity fillings Cavity fillings are used to remove decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse ( such as from nail or bitting or tooth grinding ). Reasons why it would be good to react on tooth decay 1. It would be good to react on tooth decay so it doesnt spread to the other teeth. 2. It would be good to react on tooth decay so doesnt damage your your teeth. Is it better to prevent or react I think it is better to prevent than to react because it is said that prevention is always better than cure. Reasons why preventing extreme weather is better 1.It might be good to prevent extreme weather events so people dont get hurt. 2.It might be good to prevent extreme weather events so peoples property dont get destroyed. Reasons why reacting on extreme weather is better 1. There is the need to react to extreme weather because it can cause death. 2. Excessive sunshine can cause bush fires especially during dry seasons. Decide your opinion 1.I think it might be good to prevent extreme weather because so people dont get hurt. 2.I think it might be good to prevent extreme weather so peoples property dont get destroyed example homes,farms ect.

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_ibex | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    STEP 1
    PREVENT
    1.It would be good to prevent a tooth decay so you would not have to go to the hospital to remove the decayed tooth
    which will bring you so much pain.
    2.It would be good to prevent breaking a leg so you would not experience pains when the broken leg is been massaged.
    3.It would be good to prevent bullying so you would not get punished as well as harming someone.
    4.It would be good to prevent a protest so you do not get into trouble.
    REACT
    1.It would be good to react to a tooth decay so it does not give a bad smell in your mouth.
    2.It would be good to react to breaking a leg so you would not have to walk with crutches or being disable.
    3.It would be good to react to bullying so you would not get hurt or offend anybody.
    4.It would be good to react to a protest so it would not result in a conflict.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    What makes preventing a pandemic difficult?

    Thanks for such a very open-minded interesting question.in this question I will like to give short explanation of the word "pandemic" before I make my suggestion.pandemic means occuring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high population of the proportion.coronavirus has led to many deaths and has lower or bring down the normal activities that goes on daily.certainly, Coronavirus has become difficult to prevent because of it sudden approach to the lives of mankind.to give example,China found it difficult to prevent the virus because of their high population.china population in 2018: 1.393 billion.this will be found in: https: //www.worldometers.info>chi...
    China population in 2020:1,438,616,268 as of Friday,May 15 ,2020,based on worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations of data.High population also makes it difficult to prevent pandemic because people will enhance the fast spread of the virus.also, preventing pandemic becomes difficult if the citizens are stubborn.for example,if citizens are ordered by the government to be in lockdown and they refuse,then the government will find it difficult to prevent the virus because the citizens will be going and coming and those affected already will be transmitting the virus , especially the travellers and that's why sometime it is good to force countries to do certain things than giving them their freedom.pandemic prevention on another hand be difficult to prevent if the country is poor.a poor country cannot provide the items needed to prevent the virus and such a country will be left in the wicked hands of the virus.lastly pandemic becomes difficult to prevent if medicinal plants are abused or used for other unnecessary things.it could be possible one of our local medicinal trees could be used as cure for the virus. and imagine those trees have disappeared because of the activities of man don't you think we will be left in the hands of the virus? example, is the use of medicinal plants in the treatment Human Immunodeficiency virus (H.I.V).
    www.ncbi.h/m.nih.gov...

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      lovable_agency's comment 18 May 2020

      Good research, lovable_agency!

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_buffalo | Mruwia Secondary School | Tanzania
    15 May 2020

    Prevent & React
    PREVENT
    1.To prevent tooth decay can be very important agenda because can helps man to avoid to have pain to his or her mouth
    2 To prevent tooth decay also can enables man's mouth to have good outlook any time
    3.To prevent breaking a leg is something good since man can be out of pain and still doing his daily activities comfortably with no pain
    REACT
    1. The reaction after tooth decay is just to find another artificial tooth so as to replace the original one in order the mouth still to have good outlook a

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

    Breaking leg (Prevent)

    Be careful of search personal activities that can lead to breaking leg .
    Pay a visit to the hospital immediately.

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

    Tooth decay (Prevent)
    Its very good to prevent tooth decay , because it can affect the tooth and turn it into rot.

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

    Step-1
    Explanations PREVENTIVE

    1. The aphorism, that avoidance is better than fix has come to play here. Forestalling gives no chance to get for control.

    2. Getting the illness can make you free your life.

    3. The control or respond accompanies cost and time taken.

    4. Non-reasonableness may place your life in harm's way.

    5. Erroneously controlling may cause another hazard. For instance, manhandling medication may cause another malady for the patient. Accordingly, it very better to forestall something before it occurs.

    Purposes

    On the off chance that you can't forestall the ailment and you contract it, there are measures to set up to reduce or control the infection. The purpose behind this is to keep it from spreading or making hurt you.

    It is a great idea to forestall something before it occurs all together not to cause mischief or lost of life since anticipation is superior to fix.

    Extraordinary WEATHER EVENT
    Before you forestall something we should initially discover the causes. The outrageous climate occasions, for example, downpour, day off, flood or tempest. A portion of these might have happen because of environmental change and these are a greater amount of catastrophic event and human may do next to zero exertion to forestall these occasions. The weight of populace and financial development should be perceived and tended to. The demonstration of chopping down trees must be decreased.

    Purposes

    On the off chance that forestalling extraordinary climate occasion is conceivable, it may be the best plan to go with since the outrageous climate occasion is a danger to both human and creature.

    Response FOR EXTREME-WEATHER EVENT

    Responses after these outrageous climate occasions has happen are broadly viewed as the best with regards to catastrophic event. I figure the hazard can be decreased yet not to forestall it by any stretch of the imagination.

    Explanations behind EXTREME-WEATHER EVENT

    1. To decreased wellbeing peril of both creature and human.

    2. To decrease the demolition of the earth and properties.

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

    Firstly, I think that we can judge the effectiveness of an adaptation based on its impact and on its consequecncies as well.. Some adaptation measures could stop climate change from becoming worse and can prevent disasters such as floods and wood fires, so we can tell that they are effective. On the other hands some adaptation measures can be of huge cost and this way, they can make people poorer and that's not good.

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

    As for the corona virus, I think international organisations like the WHo can force countries to stop eating wild animals if scientific research proved that it spreads contagious viruses. THe world can also force wealthy countries to help poor countries improve their health system to confront such pandemics because sooner or later the whole world would be subject to danger and we have seen a vivid example in the last months.

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

    STEP 1
    Reasons for prevention
    1. Tooth decay
    I: Toothdecay loosens up the tissues of teeth making them unable to chew or bite hard foods which are reccomended by the health sector in order to exercise teeth in order to make them strong and healthy. So we are supposed to prevent tooth decay in order for the teeth to get their maximum nutrients .
    ii: Toothdecay makes someone unpresentable as it changes the colour of the teeth to brownish colour. This makes people not want to interact from the person suffering from it . It is therefore importanta to prevent it in order to make oneself interactable.
    2. Breaking aleg
    i: A leg is an important part of the body . Without it , the situotion acts as a hindrance to daily activities . For example when a football player breaks his leg this just leads him to be unable to fulfil his proffesion it is tberefore virtual for the prevention.
    3. Bullying
    i : Bullying is an act that affects the mindsets of victims negatively . It makes them suffer mentally and phsycally to which affects the health due to the pressure and stress caused. We are supposed to abstain from bullying as makes hidden talents never be revealed as the victims lagg behind for fear of bullys .
    4 . Protest
    i: These should be prevented as the lead to loss of innocent lives breakage of property as they consists of angry mobs of people who dont care about anything accept they get they want.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      incredible_tornado's comment 18 May 2020

      Have you made any assumptions about protests? How do you you know all protests are like this?

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      1. global-conversation.png incredible_tornado | Sheikh Khalifa Secondary | Kenya
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 18 May 2020

        Actually not all protests are like this but many even the peaceful ones end up being violents. For in many countries the police forces usually try end the protests and unfortunately they conduct it in a vulgar way hence leading to a nagative response

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

    I think that the best way to adapt to extreme weather is to manage what the country has and invest in productive projects and encourage people to pay taxes to save for a short time and to adapt to any problem and I do not think it is good for the country to borrow money to adapt to the situation because it will pay interest and it is in a position that is not allowed to pay The interest she will pay will help her countrymen with it, so some money must be saved for the time of need, time of distress and trouble, and time to adapt to problems.

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_buffalo | Mruwia Secondary School | Tanzania
    16 May 2020

    Covid 19,.corona viruses pandemic is the global issue or global challenge because many people have got death while most of the people have been affected by this pandemic disease .
    My opinion due to impact of this disease it is better for the government and non government organizations to spread education to the societies on how the societies can prevent from infection or what measures should be taken for affected people rather than uses of forces.

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  • global-conversation.png allowing_penguin | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    16 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    EFFECTS OF CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC ON CLIMATE CHANGE
    1. Climate research has stalled since the scientists like the rest of us are staying at home to be safe.
    2. Plastic pollution: The price of oil has plummeted globally. This means plastic wastes are being produced in bulk. With the Lockdown and curfews, we are using more plastic than ever before: packaging of soap and sanitizers, packed food stuffs into disposable plastics. Unfortunately, industries recycling plastics are shut down. This leaves us with plastic pollution; emitting greenhouse gases. The effects may not be seen now.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Each day covid 19 spreads out like bush fire from one place or a country to another . Despite the fact that the pandemic is deadly ,it will be difficult to confront it if people not adhere to the safety measure given by the ministry of healthy. We all safety has to start with oneself . No one is certain on why the virus travels very fast . This because many people do not believe that we are all in danger of getting infected thus making it difficult to prevent it . The steps that the countries are taking such as forced isolation ,schools closed brings more divided reactions among citizens . Therefore , each country should be given freedom of decision making and coming up with ideas since we are all affected in different ways which needs different kind of approach and not being forced to do what won't help them .

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

    Due to lockdowns and restricted movement there have been a decrease in carbon emmision by a large percentage . No regular use of cars ,aeroplanes ,trains which reduces emmision of carbon iv oxide to the atmosphere . For instance here in Kenya Mr President has announced a complete lockdown of the Tanzania boarder . In that there will be no travelling from Kenya to Tanzania and Tanzania to Kenya by any means of transport . On the other point of view we have economic crisis due to the fact some kind of job has to stop to reduce the spread of Covid 19 such as factories and industries . On the hand pollution of air by carbon has reduced . No more flights from one country to another is greater step which has decreased carbon emmision. If we continue in the same lane even after this pandemic we will reduce the chances of not experiencing global warming . Stay safe and thank you!

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

    Step 3
    To be honest talking these procedures can lighten the catastrophic results of exteme weather
    This is so because when you plant and shade it will have good empacts on the environment. This is because when you plant and shade it will make people feel comfortable under the plant and there will not be too much heat where the plant was planted . Cyclones will be less catastrophe if we planted trees . Woods are the lungs of the planet trees of course lighten the effects of hurricanes protection it will help the people in that area.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_snail | Mruwia Secondary School | Tanzania
    17 May 2020

    PREVENT OR REACT

    PREVENT
    -prevention from tooth decay is very important since the tooth is one among the important components of digestion system in the mouth stage so lacking of tooth will disturbing the digestion system
    -Breaking a leg,to prevent from breaking a leg could make some one avoiding from not walking comfortable
    Also due to the global whether extremely there is a global climate change so what is needed is prevent the world with planting the trees,constructing good infrastructure s that can control the floods from rainfall
    REACTION
    It is better to react with this global climate change from normal climate to not normal climate so as to helps man's surviving

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    1. What makes preventing a pandemic difficult? I take an example of Covid 19 Corona Virus Pandemic.
    I think because in most cases, it is an emergency. It strikes when nothing is known about it. Then when it starts spreading across borders, the interventions to prevent it are very costly like the total lockdown, travel bans... these affect not only the global economy but also socio-political, religious and cultural lives of the people.
    finding a vaccine is not very easy. It is a process that takes time.
    Since it is a pandemia, it affects all or nearly all people. We can say that the covid19 is a general or universal emergency. It affects nearly all of us. It demands a response from all of us. So coordinating all of us is not easy.

    2. Should countries be forced to do certain things or should they be allowed to come up with their own ideas?
    First of all, I don't think there should be "force" or "allow" but "informed freedom" because i would like to know Who forces or who allows countries to do this or that? Countries get into agreements and charters willingly. That is democracy.
    I think there are PRINCIPLES (for Common Good) that are absolute and UNIVERSAL while NORMS (the application of the principles) are subjective, differing and varying. There are some things all countries MUST do by principle while there are others each country has discretion. Principles like Universal Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Fight against Climate Crisis MUST be adhered by all. For example, Human Life is Sacred. All countries must protect and defend human life. how to do it (norms) may differ from one country to another. I think this is why we have the ICC in the Hague. Kenya has an experience with The Hague after the Post Election Violence of 2007/8.
    In the case of the Climate Crisis and the Corona Virus Pandemic, I think all countries must agree to join hands and fight together. It is a global pandemic.
    However, on the other side, I think that countries fought for independence from colonialism so that they have self rule. Each country has a constitution based on the traditions and history of the country. These constitutions while autonomous, they are applications of the Universal Principles to particular circumstances. there is no contradiction. So each country has the discretion to decide how to apply the universal principles, without contravening them. For example Kenya has gazetted a Curfew from 7.00pm to 5.00am. This is our style, different from our neighboring country Tanzania.
    Partnership is the solution. Synergy. Even the SDG's #17 realise that we can only succeed if we partner freely.

    3. What impact has the Corona Virus had on climate change?
    Positively there is less emissions of carbon, at least for now. However, I think that there is increased plastic pollution whose negative effects shall be realized later.

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  • global-conversation.png loving_writer | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    1. It is difficult to prevent a pandemic because some countries have poor planning system to curb most of the arising pandemic in the nation. For example African countries have no good systems to curb corona virus.
    2.Countries should come up with their own ideas because they know what is best for their people, the attitude of their people and most importantly their economy. So I think countries should not be forced to come up with certain things.
    3. I think it has a positive impact to the nation climate...Basing on the example of the decreased in industry action, the climate has regained its former state.For example a country like Kenya,to obey the government law of not overcrowding, most of the industries have reduced human labour and general production. This has reduced emissions to the environment which improved the climatic conditions which had been worse before. Acid rains and pollution to water bodies has also generally reduced. In addition, as there is lockdown of industries carbon dioxide will eventually reduce which will prevent air pollution and improve air quality.

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  • global-conversation.png playful_violin | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    17 May 2020

    Step 4

    1. • Which adaptations are easy to judge if they have been effective? Which ones are hard to judge?
    I think that adaptations which are visible, for example a machine or fences, are easy to judge if they are effective or not. The adaptations that are more personal such as economy could be harder to judge. We can’t see the effect clearly, because it may involve a larger project, so it is hard to judge.

    2. • How should we judge whether an adaptation is good?
    We can judge whether the adaptation is good by seeing when the extreme weather come, will it make the situation better? Or when the extreme weather is over, will it rectify the situation better? That is how we can see if a adaptation is good or not.

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  • global-conversation.png daring_goji | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    17 May 2020

    Step 1
    Prevent
    It is good to prevent tooth decay because it will not spread to other teeth.

    React
    Tooth decay
    -Drink fluoridated water. At least a pint of fluoridated water each day is needed to protect children from tooth decay.
    -Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exam.
    -Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterwards.
    -Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.

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  • global-conversation.png daring_goji | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    18 May 2020

    I think it is better to prevent extreme weather before it happens than react to it.
    To prevent the extreme-weather events, we, as citizens should use less electricity by applying ECO quality home. For example, LED light bulbs can be used. Moreover, we shall take showers instead of baths. Furthermore, we should set air-conditioned room temperature at 25.5oC. Apart from the ECO quality home, electric vehicles powered through a collector system by electricity can replace vehicles that are powered by fossil fuels. I have learnt that we have to conserve the earth, hoping that the extreme-weather events will not occur again.

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  • global-conversation.png mindful_owl | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    18 May 2020

    Step 4:
    I think that adaptions such as sending food to affected people and giving shelter to the people who don't have a home are easy to judge if they have been effective, because you can tell by seeing how many people have died of hunger or lose their homes.We should judge whether an adaption is good by seeing if it is effective or by can save and help many people.I don't think countries should be judged to do certain things .They would be allowed to come up with their own ideas because every country is different.Some countries are more rich and some others may be more poor.They may not be able to react the same way and may not have the same amount of money or supplies.

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  • global-conversation.png alert_singer | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    18 May 2020

    I think Smart-saving streets might be a good adaptation for our city, because we don’t have many floods or wildfires, but cars emit carbon dioxide everywhere. Adaptation for other countries may be different, we have different needs, like Suriname, they flood a lot, so they may need Fighting floods for their adaptation.

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

    yes I agree with this all. you are writing detail and long expression with reflection and the reason for the covid-19 and their measures. good work keep it up.

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

    Optional Reflection
    I will talk about
    The pandemic from Gaza my city .It is n't easy to protect our self from Covid19 ,we dont have the medical or economical power to do that . Also ,we care for personal hygiene such as cleaning and washing hands .But the most big problem that it is difficult because the citizens of some countries don't obey laws which prevent gathering and crowding .People are living in a small area ,they are relatives ,friends they can't stop visiting each other . So if the Corona have speared it will be a disaster God forbidden.
    2 . Countries should be allow to come up with their own ideas because they in their country and they know exactly what to do.
    3. The change has been made by Covid19 is to big .I think the world after Covid19 will be different from the world before it. Countries find that weapons can't do any thing for the pandamic .

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      enchanted_economics's comment 18 May 2020

      What is the most effective way of convincing people to stay in their homes? Has your government done anything unique?

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

    Prevention
    "Prevention is superior to fix." I concur with them on this idiom so I will pick "Prevention".

    I will discuss the climate in Pakistan, we don't have serious climate, yet shockingly, on the off chance that we are presented to light rain, we will be suffocated, because of the poor framework in Pakistan and houses worked of low-quality materials that carry downpour to homes.

    As I would see it, since we are a nation under occupation and reliant on remote guide, our legislature must designate piece of the state's assets to keep this from occurring, for instance: improving framework, or building great homes for poor people, and this will expand the extent of sightseers to Pakistan, since great climate is The factor that pulls in voyagers to the nation, subsequently expanding the per capital pay, success, and progress of the nation.so this is the best solution for overcome our deficiencies.

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

    Optional reflection
    1. A pandemic is difficult because, sometimes if nothing is done about it or what has been done about it is not effective, it affects people and the economy. Like the coronavirus pandemic, what has been done about it is not effective so it is affecting people, the economy and some others are dying.
    2. Some countries come up with false ideas against the coronavirus which isn't right so it's affecting many people. So I think we should force such countries to do certain things that can reduce the effects of the coronavirus on the people and the economy.
    3. The coronavirus has suspended normality across the globe. With everyone's attention now focused on fighting the virus, what does this mean for the fight against climate change? And yes. An effect the virus has had on climate change is a reduction in global carbon emissions.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      sensible_jackfruit's comment 18 May 2020

      Do you think travel and transport will change permanently following the coronavirus pandemic?

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      1. global-conversation.png sensible_jackfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 19 May 2020

        The coronavirus pandemic brings travel to a standstill, causing massive job and revenue losses. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, few industries have fallen as far as and as fast as tourism. The technology revolution that brought us closer together by making travel and tourism easy and affordable - a revolution that fueled one billion trips a year - is helpless in halting a virus that demands we shelter in place.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Countries should not be forced to do certain things but should be allowed to come up with their own ideas so that the control of the pandemic should be a lot easier since each country knows its citizens better. Coming up with own ideas will also help in coming up with different ways which is better.

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

    1. Read how to stay cool in a heat wave.
    2. Create an area of shade in your garden where you can sit to cool off.
    3. Remember hot weather can affect transport network, making it difficult to get around.
    4. Close the blinds and curtains throughout the day to shade rooms on hot summer day to keep the heat out.

    Many factors contribute to every weather events. Even for those extreme events that scientists have now concluded had effectively a zero percent chance of occuring without climate change.
    Increase can refers to the frequency of weather events, can refers to t

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

    Please I did a mistake so I'm continuing . Their intensity, or both.
    Organized servers weather occurs from the same condition that generate ordinary thunderstorm: atmospheric moisture.

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

    Climate change has caused dangerous and possibly permanent changes in the state of our planet's geology, biological and environmental systems. The International Commission on Climate Change (IPPC) now claims that there is new and stronger evidence for the mother of most of the heat observed over the past 50 years that can be attributed to human activities and has led To the occurrence of many environmental risks to human health, such as depletion of the ozone layer and the loss of biological diversity, pressures on food production systems and the spread of infectious diseases globally, the World Health Organization WHO has determined 16,000 deaths since 1950 and there is a neglected manifestation of problematic Of climate change it has been a period of less research on the effects of social change and public goods such as drinking water, compared to those research conducted on the changesTherefore, we must limit the interference of human beings unjustly with the right to a normal life. Thus, the person should turn to support the mother nature by increasing the vegetation cover and limiting the environmental pollution that caused depletion of the ozone layer and the phenomenon of global warming, and thus there is an imbalance in the environmental balance that returned harm to humans and nature. What a bad person did, he returned with harm, so we must follow the saying: an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

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

    Yes, we must force states to do certain things sometimes because these heads of these countries are not only those who live in these countries and they are not the only ones who have rights. This must be fulfilled only sometimes. However, we cannot allow these countries to come up with their ideas. The special thing is that if we allow states to do this, then there can be total destruction, because of selfishness of the hearts of these countries. Also, we cannot judge all presidents in selfishness, for there is good and bad, but we as a people do not know what is in the hearts of these presidents.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    19 May 2020

    STEP 1
    Preventive
    Tooth decay Bullying
    Reactive
    Breaking a leg a protest
    1. Prevent: Tooth decay: You need to brush your teeth today and night prevent tooth decay.
    Bullying: Because you know that you will be bullying for what you are about to do so you will stop so that you will not be bullied.
    React: Breaking a leg: You don’t know what will happen ahead of you so when it happens to you will react to the broken leg.
    A protest: You don’t know of the decision someone will make so you need to react to the decision.
    Preventing Extreme Weather:
    1. You need to prevent extreme weather so that there will be no homeless people. 2. You make sure we fight or prevent the extreme weather. 3. Build better flood defenses. 4. Move people away from areas to experience extreme weather. 5. Lower carbon emission.
    Reacting to extreme weather:
    1. Move people from affected areas. 2. Ask for international aid to the injured. 3. Send food to the affected areas. 4. Send army to help.

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  • global-conversation.png curious_reindeer | Mruwia Secondary School | Tanzania
    19 May 2020

    Step 1
    Prevent or React
    Prevent
    (i) prevent the tooth decay could be better because will avoid to loose very important organ of human being
    (ii)Breaking a leg,to prevent the leg from not injured help human being feels comfortable
    (iii) protest ,to prevent protest will enable people not involves in law breaking at the same time people will not harassed by the government
    REACT
    (I) To react with tooth decay will help human being to be healthier
    (ii)Breaking a leg,to react with breaking leg will makes human being walk properly
    (iii)
    Protest to react with protest will cause people to live peaceful in there area
    There fore to prevent or React from EXTREME WEATHER, is important phenomenon to prevent the world from bad whether that can caused by human activities like,deforestation, poor mining activities, bombing, overgrazing
    To control the climate change need all people to join together and find better solutions towards extreme whether like to plant and shades

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  • global-conversation.png buzzing_studio | Mruwia Secondary School | Tanzania
    19 May 2020

    PLANTS+SHADES, this is very easier adaptation because it need awareness and willingness to the people against the EXTREME WHETHER, because the plants it doesn't issue ,it available in our surroundings we can plant with very cheap coast than control floods.

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_squid | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    19 May 2020

    I personally believe that is not necessarily important that countries have to help other countries, because we are all experiencing the same pandemic. The reason being that if country A decides to help country B with food and shelter there is a 99% chance that the people living in country A are also in need of the same items in their country,country A will be neglecting the people in the country, there by can lead to protest or riots which can add fuel to the already damaged properties and lives. Not many country can confidently say the crisis is over so we can't afford to cause more damaged.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      illuminated_squid's comment 20 May 2020

      Well done for reasoning why some people might not be happy helping another country when there is need during the crisis in their own country. Can you challenge yourself to find something that another student has said about this which offers a reasonable different viewpoint?

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

    Step (4)
    I think states should not be forced to do certain things and they should advance their own ideas because they may be correct and different and help other countries.
    Therefore, states should not be forced to do something because it may not suit them, and they are more familiar with how to protect their country and because there are differences between countries: For example, the states of Oman and Yemen must allocate certain funds to face the extremist weather because they are among the most Arab countries exposed to it, but my country Palestine should not do this because it is not exposed to the extremist weather because of its mild climate, but it can invest this money in useful things for the state such as developing the agricultural and industrial sector in The country.
    But countries must be forced to do something if they want to do something that threatens the state and the population, and this is little that happens because every country wants to develop and progress and does not want destruction and harm for it and its people.

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  • global-conversation.png trustful_wildcat | Global School | Scotland
    20 May 2020

    If the smart saving streets is 20% cheaper and better for the environment then everyone should really do the same as Chicago.

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

    Where did the extreme weather start from?

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

    Why hasn't some country recognized some of the covid 19?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 20 May 2020

      What do you mean by this?

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  • global-conversation.png caring_pear | Mangi Sina Secondary School | Tanzania
    20 May 2020

    Adaptations is the best way of surviving in this world

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

    We all hear in the news that the rate of the Corona virus is increasing day by day and we cannot control it, as there are several factors that control the epidemic, including:
    1- Because it is a small and fast spreading virus.
    2 - Because it spreads and is transmitted in many ways, it is transmitted by touching the nose and eyes or by air and sneezing, and also by touching things and not sterilizing hands and washing with soap and water after that.
    3- Because some residents did not adhere to preventive measures such as washing hands, continuous sterilization, wearing gloves and masks, staying at home, and preventing gatherings.
    4 - Weakness in the level of health and medical care in the country where countries with health progress control the epidemic more than developing countries.
    5- Educating the population about the danger of the virus and its prevention, for example, those who realize the risk of the virus and preventive measures can control the epidemic more than the people who do not know the preventive measures. .
    And I think after we got out of this global crisis, the world will realize many important things in life, the first of which is health, and they will take care of themselves and their health more, and they will also care about their planet more than before.
     They will set their priorities in life and learn many things they were ignorant of.
    I have hope that this crisis will end soon and do you have hope like me ???😊😊

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

    What is the effect of the Corona virus on climate (environment)?
    Everything has pros and cons, and the Corona virus has a negative and positive effect on the climate, although the effect of the virus on the climate is very small and may be transient:
    The virus is affected negatively by:
    1- Increasing emissions from stoves in homes due to staying in homes.
    2- The epidemic pushed global warming to a low ranking in the priorities of many decision makers.
    3- It may prevent companies from investing in green energy.
    4- Because of the use of face masks designed for wearing once, a large number of them are dumped into the environment, which increases the global toys for plastic waste.
    But it also positively affects:
    1- It reduced carbon emissions by 25% in China and 6% in the world.
    2- Conserving at least 77,000 living creatures.
    3- Fog and smoke subsided in the sky of China.
    4- Reducing air pollution with nitrogen dioxide.
    5- The water channels have become pure, as in the case of Venice, which indicates the reduction of pollution.
    6- Reducing land and air traffic, and thus reducing air pollution.
    7 - Low economic activity due to the Corona virus helped reduce global warming and reduce air and sea pollution, which allowed the environment to prosper slowly.
    8- This may lead some individuals and some governments to consider implementing environmental policies.
    9- Protecting the circulation of chemicals and waste and promoting economic recovery plans that take into account nature and climate emergencies.
    The longer the crisis, the worse it is for the environment, according to Martin Grossgen, director of the Ochger Climate Research Center at the University of Bern.

    “In terms of climate, it would be better if Covid-19 did not happen,” Grossan said in an interview with the Watson News website: “We could have focused on implementing the Paris Agreement, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) - which was To be held in November in Scotland.

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

    Step 2 :
    Let's change now so we don't lose
    We must change our habits that destroy health and the environment. The most important of these changes are :

    1. Use Reusable Bags

    Plastic grocery-type bags that get thrown out end up in landfills or in other parts of the environment. These can suffocate animals who get stuck in them or may mistake them for food. Also, it takes a while for the bags to decompose.

    Whether you are shopping for food, clothes or books, use a reusable bag. This cuts down on litter and prevents animals from getting a hold of them. There are even some stores (such as Target) that offer discounts for using reusable bags!

    These bags are useful for things other than shopping as well. I have heard of people using reusable bags when they move!

    If you forget your bags at home, buy a new one. Better yet, keep a couple bags in your car so you never leave home without them (just make sure you remember you put them there)!

    If you are in a position where you need to use the plastic bags, reuse them the next time you go shopping, or use them for something else. Just do not be so quick to throw them out!

    There are some states that are outlawing or charging extra for using plastic bags. Using reusable bags helps the environment AND your budget!

    2. Print as Little as Necessary

    We have all had that teacher that wanted us to have a copy of every single reading when we come to class, or that professor who wanted a hard copy of the ten-page paper that is due next week. These are fine but it seems as if they do not understand that using so much paper is detrimental to the environment.

    What can you do? Ask your teacher if you can bring a laptop or an e-reader to class so that you can download the reading onto that and read it from there. If not, print on both sides of the page to reduce the amount of paper used.

    If you need to turn in a long paper, ask the professor if it is okay to print on both sides of the page and explain why you’re asking. Most teachers care about the environment as well and would be willing to allow you to do so.

    3. Recycle

    Recycling is such a simple thing to do, but so many people don’t do it. Many garbage disposal companies offer recycling services, so check with the company you use to see if they can help you get started! It is as simple as getting a bin and putting it out with your trash cans for free!

    Also, check with your RA to see if recycling options are offered in your dorm.

    Another way to recycle is to look for recycling cans near trashcans. Instead of throwing recyclables in the trash with your non-recyclables, make a point to take an extra step to locate recycling cans around your campus.

    4. Use a Reusable Beverage Containers

    Instead of buying individually-packaged drinks, consider buying a bulk container of the beverage you want and buying a reusable water bottle. Not only will this help the environment, but it will also help you save money since you are buying a bulk container.

    Many campuses offer water fountains designed for drinking as well as for refilling reusable water bottles. Make use of these fountains throughout the day when you finish off the initial beverage.

    Along these lines, many restaurants offer reusable containers for drinks. If you go to a certain place a lot, consider buying one of these containers to help minimize waste.

    A lot of coffee shops even offer a discount to customers who use a reusable container for their drinks. Starbucks, as an example, offers a small discount for customers who do this. Saving the environment and money? Win-win.

    5. Don’t Throw Your Notes Away

    At the end of the semester, students are often stuck with notes they don’t need anymore, especially from GenEd classes that had little, if anything, to do with their major.

    The good news is that teachers that teach GenEd classes have to keep their material consistent with guidelines from the college/university. This means that students next semester will be learning basically the same material you learned from a class.

    If you took great notes, ask your teacher to connect you with students in a future class so that you can give them your notes. These notes will help students by being able to read what they are learning in the words of another student. It is beneficial to read things that are worded differently than what the teacher said. You may need to find a student on your own, depending on the teacher’s load for the semester.

    It will feel great to help others taking the same class! You can list your notes on online college boards. While some may be willing to buy the notes at a price, it will feel just as good giving them your notes for free since you are helping them out!

    Also, other student organizations may appreciate notes. At the community college I attended, the Veteran’s Club had a separate building for resources. They had an area for textbooks used by students, and they could check the books out for a semester, and many people would bundle notes in with the books. Ask around to see if any organization has something like this.

    If you can’t find anyone to give the notes to, at the very least, recycle the paper you used.

    6. Save Electricity!

    Use energy-efficient light bulbs instead of regular bulbs. They last longer, which will save you a bit of money (every little bit helps on a college budget, right?).

    Make you turn off lights, the TV, and other appliances when you are not using them.

    Lower your air conditioning or heat when it’s not necessary. This is especially true for between seasons. Open your windows in the early fall or layering your clothes in the early fall.

    7. Save Water

    Water is wasted more frequently than we can see. Turn off the faucet as you are brushing your teeth. Don’t turn your shower on until you’re ready to get in and wash your hair. Limit your water usage as you wash dishes. Changing old habits will be good for both the environment and your wallet!

    8. Avoid Taking Cars or Carpool When Possible

    Cars are harmful to the environment. Taking public transportation, walking, or riding a bike to class are better options that help the environment and your budget, as well as getting some exercise in!

    If you do need to use your car, compare schedules and places of residency with those in your classes. You can split the cost of gas and have alternating schedules for who drives when. This is cheaper than everyone driving separately and you’ll be closer with friends!

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      joyful_fruit's comment 21 May 2020

      Good research, where did you find it? We want to read everything written in your own words rather than copied, so can you sum up the top three points?

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

    step:4

    Optional reflection.
    Certainly, the emission has decreased. But a closer look at how the global crisis is affecting the environment reveals some surprising dynamics. With emissions dropping, air quality worldwide rose very quickly. The climatic consequences of the coronary virus epidemic go further.

    I agree with Honest Sea that the Covid 19 pandemic and climate change are linked and that the climate consequences of the Corona virus epidemic are more than reducing emissions due to the lack of travel and closed industries.

    This comment made me think that everyone might have different ideas about better adaptation, because since we all live in different countries, and different severe weather events may affect our countries severely, this makes us think about the best adaptation.

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  • global-conversation.png buzzing_leopard | Meadowlands School Durunmi | Nigeria
    25 May 2020

    Reasons to prevent extreme weather
    It could resort in death.
    It could cause destruction.
    Reacts
    People will stop building where there not supposed to be.
    People will stop cutting down trees

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    1)The number of high-threat infectious hazards continues to rise; some of these are re-emerging and others are new. While outbreaks of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, such as meningococcal disease, yellow fever and cholera, can have disastrous effects in areas with limited health infrastructure and resources, and where timely detection and response is difficult.

    WHO develops global strategies for the prevention and control of epidemic-prone diseases, such as yellow fever, cholera and influenza. With partners from a wide range of technical, scientific and social fields, WHO brings together all globally available resources to counter these high-threat infectious hazards and scale these strategies to regional and country levels.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    2)The idea is wonderful which is simply people can go make their film and do exactly what to cast it a certain way, to shoot it in a certain location, to use certain people which is, then they would be able to leave the institute and do exactly what they wanted there are marvelous things that are being made independently.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    3)The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc in countries across the globe, causing a global health crisis and forcing economies to slow down due to the strict quarantine measures. However, the outbreak has also impacted the environment in an intriguing way. As the pandemic spreads in different parts of the world, its consequences run farther than closed borders, scarce hand sanitizer, and social distancing protocols.
    COVID19 image

    COVID-19 is affecting the lives of millions of people and, also, the environment. The CO2 emissions and human mobility have been reduced, which improves air quality and encourages wild animals to come out and explore the cities. But how sustainable is this positive effect in the long term?

    Scientists have confirmed that air quality in certain regions has improved in recent weeks. As industries, aviation, and other means of transportation stop, air pollution is reduced countries severely affected by the virus, such as China, Italy, and Spain. A reduction in commuting due to work from home policies has also played its part in reducing carbon emissions.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    Sure, emission have fallen. But a closer look at how the global crisis is influencing the environment reveals some surprising dynamics. As emission fall, air quality around the world is skyrocketing. The climate consequences of the coronavirus pandemic go even further.
    It is the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2, and it is climate change. The two are intimately linked :As you'd expect, emission have fallen as people drive less and industries grind toa halt. But dig deeper to how the pandemic is influencing the climate, and surprising and often counterintuitive to begin to emerge and lastly What makes preventing a pandemic difficult is when the citizens do not follow rules and regulations given by the government,believing of rumors and following their advice and thinking the pandemic isn't real and following the paths of myths and misconseption. In some countries people don't follow rules and the regulation for example not washing hands and not wearing of face masks.Some people do not think the virus is real for example in Italy thousands of people got infected while others died.

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

    According to serious_fruit, Ghana has floods very often due to heavy raining so people there might think that flood defences might be the best adaption to extreme weather, while some other countries, like Australia, are very hot, there might easily be droughts and wildfires, so plants and shades might be the best adaption to them. I believe that it is very hard to choose which adaption is the best after all for none of the adaptions might help all extreme weather events and I think it all depends on the place you live and which extreme weather that might be the biggest threat to your country.Fluoride treatments If cavity just started a fluoride treatments may help restore your tooths enamel and can sometimes reverse a cavity in the very early stage. 2. To treat cavity fillings Cavity fillings are used to remove decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse ( such as from nail or bitting or tooth grinding ). Reasons why it would be good to react on tooth decay 1. It would be good to react on tooth decay so it doesnt spread to the other teeth. 2. It would be good to react on tooth decay so doesnt damage your your teeth. Is it better to prevent or react I think it is better to prevent than to react because it is said that prevention is always better than cure. Reasons why preventing extreme weather is better 1.It might be good to prevent extreme weather events so people dont get hurt. 2.It might be good to prevent extreme weather events so peoples property dont get destroyed. Reasons why reacting on extreme weather is better Do you think there are any positive aspects of countries coming up with their own ideas, as it could potentially set examples that other countries can follow to prevent the spread of the virus?

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

    Step One
    To start with prevent or react
    1 . Reason why it would be good to prevent tooth decay is because when you get tooth decay it can cause cavity and when you get cavity your mouth will get bad smelling.
    2 . Reason why is good to prevent breaking a leg because you can get hurt and it will be difficult to walk with one leg.
    3. React and not prevent in dealing with administration or protests.

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

    Optional Reflection.
    To prevents a pandemic is n't an easy thing ,It's very difficult and costs much .
    Preventing a pandemic is difficult because when you don't prevent it and it comes into your country it will be hard for you to prevent.
    Should we force countries to do certain things or should allow countries to come up with their ideas.
    We should allow countries to come up with their ideas. This is because they are the people who know their country also they are the people who know the economy of the country and they know how they will prevent a pandemic from happening in their country.
    What

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