Session 5: Preparing a speech

STEP 1

Test your memory

  1. Look at the pictures for 30 seconds
  2. Turn around
  3. How many things can you remember?
  4. Challenge yourself: explain each thing and say why it is important to this topic
  5. Try this again and see how much you improve
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STEP 2

A speech to world leaders

YOUR CHALLENGE:

Extreme-weather events are happening more frequently and the world needs to act fast to prevent the damage they cause.

Write a speech to world leaders to tell them what they need to do about extreme weather. The speech will form part of the UN75 Global Conversation, which takes place later this year and asks people all over the world to share their views on what they would like the world to look like in the future. You can find out more about it here.

There's a worksheet to help you plan your speech.


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Over to you!

You should spend time this week writing your speech. If you would like to upload if, you should go to "write post" and select "Final Piece" before you submit. You can only enter one Final Piece, so be sure to plan, edit and redraft your work. Head to the comments section below to share some of your answers and discuss these activities with people from different schools.

Comments (324)

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

    Optional reflection:
    1. I want to tell world leaders not to underestimate the virus and deal with the problem more seriously. There are some leaders who do not take the problem seriously and consider it transitory and have no harm. For example, the Brazilian President said that Corona virus is not only a simple flu and has no harm and also The American President said that things are under control, but the number of infections has increased to 33,000 cases and is expected to reach a quarter of a million infections in the coming weeks. The President of Iraq said that the American President is the reason for spreading the virus and also the British Prime Minister was infected with the virus because he went to the hospital and shook hands with pain Satisfied, and those working there without using safety measures, this problem is a very big problem that the rulers must be more cautious and more concerned with the crisis and as we know that the people follow the president, therefore if the president is neglected then surely the people will be neglected and I want to thank the heads who took care of the crisis and took preventive and safety measures .
    2. I think we can use the worksheet for a similar speech book, as extreme weather is a crisis and Corona virus is also a crisis, but with some adjustments, for example, talking about health care and setting other measures to eliminate the virus.

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

      Can you tell us where you found the information about the president of Iraq, so we can check it?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 18 May 2020

        I read it on one of the Arabic news sites. If you want, I can give you the name of the site and you can see the translation in English.

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      2. global-conversation.png wise_effort | GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL JIBI, F.C.T. ABUJA | Nigeria
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 22 May 2020

        That is true can you tell us you got the information please

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

      I know why we are not going to school because we can't maintain social distance because you'd forget and hug your friend and you don't know if he or she has flu like symptoms ☹️. Like in our school we are very many students like 🐜 ants who are running over the soil. So that's why the ministry of education said students should not go to schools because of not maintaining social distancing 🚶🏃. Because in class you can't maintain social distance you must be together working on some subjects. Students will open school until further notice 😬. You don't know whether the Covid-19 will be over or what. Some pupils don't want to repeat the class again. That's why the president in our country added another days of lockdown and curfew until 6th June. When it reaches 6th June, I think he will add again.

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

        Some schools in other countries are starting to open up with distancing rules. What rules at school might help students and tachers to social distance when they re-open?

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        1. global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 20 May 2020

          Rules that may help students to physical distance should include: 1 share nothing at all with anyone.
          2. Restrain yourself from hugging touching or sharing your belongings
          3. friends are good friends when the keep their distance away from one another

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          1. global-conversation.png wise_effort | GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL JIBI, F.C.T. ABUJA | Nigeria
            smart_mode's comment 21 May 2020

            This is a good post we also The government to also provide nose masks

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        2. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 20 May 2020

          They can't maintain social distance because they will forget about it. But I don't think if there are rules to make pupils to maintain social distance.

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        3. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 20 May 2020

          The rules which the schools can be adopted are by running on shift. This will help the people to observe social distancing. Also they should provide water and soap and sanitizer so that they can use it to wash their hands. They should also ensure that at least 2 metres distance exist between each student.

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        4. global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 01 Jun 2020

          The desks and chairs can be separated from others and also all students and teachers should sanitize their hands and other materials before entering the class.For me opening schools during this pandemic is a bad idea,because they will spend much money in hand sanitizers and they might not keep enough social distances in school

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      2. global-conversation.png productive_cherry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        delightful_snow's comment 21 May 2020

        That is so sad. I can't imagine repeating a class, even though I too will experience it for the first time. Just remember that you are not the only one. So have hope.

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

    STEP 1
    Test your memory
    PIC 2: It's a kangaroo in the forest eating. As you know, Australia had just experienced an extreme wild fire. Many animals, including kangaroos, had died in this wild fire. They were very poor and had nowhere to live or nothing to eat. It's important that we should prevent that and let more animals or plants survive.

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    1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      funny_fern's comment 22 May 2020

      Thank you for your interesting reflection. As you say, many animals have died as a result of natural disaster. Can you say more on why it’s important that animals and plants survive natural disaster?

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

    PIC 3: There are some people struggling with the flood. Those people might not have enough supplies or food to get over with the flood. Again, we have to help to decrease the extreme weather events.

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

    On the 18th and the 28th of June 2018, heavy rains and thunderstorms caused flooding in the two biggest cities in Ghana, resulting in the deaths of 14 people, displacement of 34, 076 others, and damage properties estimated at $168,289 according to the National Disaster Mangement Organization (NADMO). The heavy rainfall events afford us the opportunity to conduct a unique case study focusing on the meteorological explanation of the causes of events. The aim of this paper is to document the meteorological conditions that led to the intiantion and propagation of the weather systems that caused the heavy precipitation events in Accra and Kumasi.
    Climate change in Ghana is projected to affect its water resources, energy supplies, crop production and food security. With its three northern regions the most vulnerable,Ghana is already experiencing increased extreme weather conditions with higher incidences and more prolonged of flooding and drought. High temperatures will further increase, and rainfall patterns will be less predictable. Morr

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      honest_sea's comment 18 May 2020

      Can you share your source for this information please?

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

          Please Google is a search engine. Can you please give us the website so that we can have the full details?

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        2. global-conversation.png productive_cherry | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
          honest_sea's comment 21 May 2020

          Please this is a website where you must give your opinion. Not get information from Google or any other search engine.

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      1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        delightful_snow's comment 19 May 2020

        When you take the National the first two letters, "NA" stand for National

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

          Thanks. I really thought that the A is by itself and you forgot to write the meaning of it.

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          1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
            delightful_snow's comment 20 May 2020

            You are welcome, thank you for alerting me I should have explained further.

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      1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        precious_fig's comment 20 May 2020

        Please can you explain further because I can't see anything devastating about the answer I gave to delightful _snow.

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

      What is meaning of vulnerable and meteorological.

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

    In addition to the first one (More intense rainfall is expected to increase erosion while less total rainfall may decrease the water flow. The country's vulnerability is largely due to dependence on the production of crops that are sensitive to climate change, including cassava and cocoa,and by a lack of agriculture diversification.

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

      Most farmers in less developed countries depend on rainfall for their crops to grow. So when the country experience drought, the farmers suffer since all their crops wither and die. Government in such countries should help the farmers by establishing irrigation dams. The farmers can rely on this irrigation dam when the rain does not fall often. This will keep the crops growing so that the country will not experience famine.

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

    Step1
    Test your memory
    3, I remember 3 images
    4,i: fire, fire can dedtroys many things like, 1,when fire burn in a bush animals can die or (2)when fire is burning in our homes it destroys people properties and kills people.

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    1. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 20 May 2020

      Yes flooding include loss of human life,damage to property,destruction of crops.

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    2. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 21 May 2020

      Fire can also destroys homes,wildlife,as well as vegetation.

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

          Yes 🔥 destroys things so we should be careful.

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

    Image 3
    ii:flood, The too can cause when their is rain falls or when a gutter is choked and water can't pass through that can cause flood.And this too can kills people.
    Image 4
    iii,Dry land: this is caused when their is heavy harmatan season.Thi image can hurt people, because their will be a dry water for that season.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 18 May 2020

      Thank you for bringing up the harmattan season. Can you think of any actions governments can take to prevent the harmattan from causing extreme amounts of pollution? Such as soil management techniques?

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 May 2020

        In developing countries, most of the roads are not tarred so when it gets to the harmattan season season, the roads become dusty and this affects people's health. They should tarred the roads to reduce the dust. Also planting of grasses and trees also help to reduce dusts.

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          enigmatic_weasel's comment 21 May 2020

          Thank you for this suggestion!

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    2. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 21 May 2020

      Flooding also include loss of livestock,and health conditions.

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

    5, Image2, This image show fire is burning in a forest and the animals are running from that fire.
    Image3and 7, This image shows how flood has destroyed that areas and all the water has covered over the road.

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 19 May 2020

      I think image 2 is that there was a wildfire and animals there loose there homes and other animals are burnt. So the animals will go to another forest.

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    2. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 19 May 2020

      I agree with you on the point in image 3 and 7 the rain fell heavily and people are worried because there homes are swept away.

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    3. global-conversation.png tidy_melon | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 23 May 2020

      If we don't want flood to occur we have to make sure that is know chocked gutters because when gutters are chocked it can cause heavy rainfall and when it cause heavy rainfall things will be destroy.

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

    IMAGE 3 :it is a picture of a major flood destrution which destroyed alot of lives and properties and is an important extreme weather topic because flood is one of the major extreme weather natural disasters all over some parts of the world

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    1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      quick_beaver's comment 19 May 2020

      Floods are caused by the rains and here in our country we were experiencing floods and they are reducing.

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      1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
        delightful_snow's comment 19 May 2020

        Is there any particular reason why/how the floods are reducing? For example, is this because of action taken by the government or something else?

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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 20 May 2020

          I think that due to the government's actions, the problem of floods is solved by building dams and constructing ways to drain excess water, and perhaps also because of changing temperatures and climate and a decrease in rainfall amounts to a natural or average shape that can solve the problem of floods.

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        2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
          Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 May 2020

          In my country for an example, floods have reduced to some extent due to some measures taking by the government. They have constructed bigger drains to allow water to flow through it very well. They also organized a clean up exercise where they remove a lot of rubbish from the drains.

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      2. global-conversation.png bold_recipe | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        delightful_snow's comment 20 May 2020

        Also flood are caused by heavy rain and choked gutters

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      3. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        delightful_snow's comment 20 May 2020

        Please can you share some of the measures your country have undertaken to reduce the floods?

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

    step 1
    Test your memory
    3 Things I can remember are image 1, image 2, image 4 and image 3.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    . What kind of things would you like to say to the world leaders about the coronavirus?
    . Since COVID-19 has disrupted many activities including employment therfore rendering people unemployed, leaders should devise some policies to help cushion the vulnerable.
    . Leaders should cooperate with other stakeholders in order to fight the pandemic.
    . They should also encourage the people to follow the measures and guidelines given by the WHO in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    . It was a great pleasure of how Jack ma provided kits for curbing coronavirus in my country Kenya.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      accurate_radio's comment 19 May 2020

      Can you think of any examples of such policies that would help the vulnerable?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 May 2020

        An interesting question, I believe that if countries able to help in crises cooperate in allocating specific budgets to poor and weak countries in crises and natural or human disasters, and also if they provide job opportunities for youth or any of the social groups and provide food assistance and housing for the affected and provide the necessary treatment for those affected by these The method can help the weak countries very well.

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      2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 May 2020

        Some of the policies which can help the vulnerable is by providing them with accommodation. The extreme weather events destroy their houses and as a result, they find it difficult to get a place to sleep. In my country for example, the government has build affordable houses for people do not have enough money to rent a house. Also it is important to give them money to support their living since they may not have money to start life again. In Ghana for example, the government has introduced a policy called LEAP, that is Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty. In every month, the government gives some amount of money those who are extremely poor so that they can also have something to depend on.

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

    STEP 1:
    Image 2: It is a wildfire that happened in Australia in the year 2019.It is a fire that cannot be controlled and it destroys lives and wild animals home

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

    Step 1:
    Image 3 and 7 are all floods, but it happened in different places. Image 3 happened in Bangladesh and image 7 in UK,and in Bangladesh it looks like it was worse than in UK.

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    1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      idealistic_octopus's comment 22 May 2020

      Thank you for your comment. What would your next steps be to investigate which countries are worst affected by flooding?

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    18 May 2020

    Step 1(4)
    Image 1 is a heatwave which is a period of excessively hot weather which may be accompanied by high humidity which result in hot days getting hotter and more frequent while experiencing fewer cold days.Heatwaves are becoming common.

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

      A heatwave occurs when a system of high atmospheric pressure moves to an area and two or more days.

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

    Extreme weather are events that happen unexpectedly, unusual, severe, and unseasonal to the range that has been seen in the past in a country. My country has experienced flood due to heavy rainfall. It has caused loss of many lives and properties. Record have it that due to the flood, 5 states were scattered, up to 3 million lives were lost, 50,000 buildings were destroyed. There are possible ways of preventing extreme weather from happening.
    The government acted on this situation by visiting the affected area, they were given some food and money to rebuild the state. The affected buildings were reconstructed. Combating this extreme weather can bring barriers like reduction in global warming, problem in road transportation etc.
    The government should make sure that this flood is prevented, for example; educate the public on flood, its causes, effects, and preventive measures, make sure that gutters are dug and that the public should take care of it by not disposing wastes in it and by cleaning it regularly. Like they say prevention is better than cure, so I believe that if preventive measures are taken, less of this extreme weather will be experienced. The government should focus on preventative actions rather than reactive actions. I think local responses will be better. World leaders can support this by contributing money to fix damages caused by the flood and providing for those that were affected.
    I would like the world to look more fresher and easier to live in for future generations. Action is needed in order for this to happen so that the problems we face today will not be faced and suffered by the future generation.
    enterprising_grasshopper.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      enterprising_grasshopper's comment 19 May 2020

      Thanks for submitting your final piece, which is packed with reasons!

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      1. Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 20 May 2020

        Hello! For my final piece, is it okay if I create a power point presentation to go with my speech? If needed, I can provide the written version with it. I am asking now just in case I make it and cannot upload it. Thank you,
        entertaining_strawberry

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        1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
          entertaining_strawberry's comment 21 May 2020

          Yes, you can do that! If you want to upload your powerpoint and put it in the post, you can use www.slideshare.net. You will need an adult at home to give you permission to use this and create an account.

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    2. global-conversation.png ingenious_literature | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      enterprising_grasshopper's comment 20 May 2020

      You are right. But don't you think it should not only be for the leaders but also to the masses(people) because if we don't cooperate with the government or leaders on the measures that need to be taken, the economy and everything won't move forward. So in my own opinion the advice should be for both the leaders and the people.

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      1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
        ingenious_literature's comment 22 May 2020

        I found your comment interesting. You mention it’s important for people to co-operate with the government too. How might the government gain the support of the people?

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    3. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      enterprising_grasshopper's comment 21 May 2020

      Please can you give the year when this flood affected 5 states, killed about 3 million lives and destroying 50,000 buildings?

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

    Step 1
    I remembered: Australia fires that damage the kangaroo that leads to his death. And the floods that lead to flooding cities and hurricanes that destroy homes.
    Step 2 .
    They should keep the army and doctors under protection and examine them daily to ensure that they are not infected with the Coronavirus, and they must supply and export medical materials during his time, especially Siamese, and continue to sterilize cities to prevent the virus.
    Also, they are interested in the knowledge of scientists and chemicals for the presence of treatment from the Corona virus.
    They must import and export medical materials, prevent tourism, and sterilize cities to prevent coronavirus.
    And they should take care of the economic situation.

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    1. global-conversation.png Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      conscientious_durian's comment 21 May 2020

      That's a great expression for all these exteme weather photos .

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      1. global-conversation.png conscientious_durian | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory's comment 22 May 2020

        Thank you and for all your support, let me say again. Thank you, you are heroes in our minds🤗🤗

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    2. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      conscientious_durian's comment 22 May 2020

      Thank you for your response. You mention that we should protect the army and doctors and prevent tourism. What might be the challenges in doing this?

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      1. global-conversation.png conscientious_durian | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG's comment 27 May 2020

        There are many challenges, but also attention must be paid to all people and also they must protect themselves. Among the challenges are:
        There are developing countries that suffer from a lack of health resources, but not only developing countries, but there are also Britain with a lack of masks and gloves and
        Many doctors who defend the world die to protect its inhabitants as true heroes
        And also that applies to the army. They also die protecting the safety of the world. When they prevent you from leaving your homes, this is because they are keen on your safety. The only thing affected is the spirit of doctors and the army.😷

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

    Firstly, I am very happy to have this opportunity.
    What I want to tell the world leaders is that extreme weather and Covid 19 are two things worth talking about In addition to that, they are similar, in many ways, as both harm us and threaten our daily life, and also that each of them has reasons to happen, which means that neither of them appears from anywhere.
    In the end, I want you to increase your interest in these matters because they hinder our lives.
    Please do your best to do so.

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

    Step 1 I remember them all For me this thing is important because it works on exercising the mind and strengthening memory and thus helps to enhance focus and improve short-term memory, brain training and mental fitness, and this is based on strong memory, attention, operational tasks, optics, and with the abilities of yourself2- World leaders, you must be the active hands to avoid the issue of extremes of the atmosphere by taking many effective steps to reduce the phenomenon of extremes by supporting the international action program on sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change. We also need to confront weather, climate and water phenomena. Extremism by improving early-risk systems for multiple hazards and increasing coordination of response mechanisms. World leaders must create an organization based on the publication of a checklist for early warning systems with multiple hazards as an important practical tool to enhance resilience and they must They help establish a strong observational network expanded on land, sea and air as well as in outer space to provide data to support forecasting of extreme weather and climatic phenomena, andWorld leaders must seek the help of scientists and technology in forecasting extreme weather and climate events to reduce losses in lives and property. Therefore, people and societies at risk must be involved in awareness sessions and they must establish global monitoring stations to predict weather and weather conditions.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      incredible_football's comment 19 May 2020

      Thank you for such a detailed answer, you have made some really good points, well done! What do you think an international action programme could consist of that could help sustainable development, disaster risk reduction or adaptation to climate change? For example would something like an international action programme that focuses on educating people about sustainable development be a practical idea?

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      1. global-conversation.png incredible_football | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 19 May 2020

        Thank you for your interest in reading my comment and this increases my honor Yes, an international program of action can be created that is under the auspices of the United Nations and that it implements in all countries of the world without exception through partnership agreements with the governments of the world with the aim of saving the human being and the surrounding nature. The international action program can help people and teach them practical steps that enable them to pass a lot of Risks through workshops and community institutions that have practical practical mechanisms to teach people to face many risks step by step and deal with these risks psychologically and physically. One of the exercises that we learned previously is how to deal in the event of wars and fires that we find practical steps similar to dealing with Extreme weather from these experiences, we can follow the same steps to deal with extreme weather and its dependencies

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

    Step 1:
    Image 3: the image 3 is showing that in Haiti, the rain fell but heavily and caused floods and people there are trying to pass carefully with their loads.
    Image 2 is showing that in Australia there was a wildfire and animals in the forest loose their homes due to the wildfires and birds are flying to another forests.
    Image 4 is showing that the people in that country are experiencing heatwaves the man right there shows that there are some people there dying of hunger, no water and animals are dying. The man right there is very thin and you'd see he is dying of hunger.
    Image 7 is showing like people in Haiti but it is in UK. UK too there was a flood and a person is riding something. There the rain fell heavily and caused floods. Some people there whose houses were strong you were lucky and those who didn't have strong houses were unlucky.
    Image 8 shows that there was a fire and there are trying to put it off. But I think it is a wildfire.
    Optional reflection.
    1.I would like to say to the world leaders that they should be active and provide sanitizers and masks for the ones who stay outside with no house and shelter, they should make sure people are following rules and regulations. They should provide food because now foods are not plenty.
    Now in our country the floods are reducing.

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    1. Jamal Khan Smart photo.jpeg EXPERT: Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      delightful_snow's comment 19 May 2020

      This in interesting - how do you think Covid hinders peoples lives?

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      1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 19 May 2020

        Covid-19 has hindered people's lives in some ways like: Children are not going to school, Some people are not working, hospitals are closed, some factories are closed these leading to low production of food stuff and people are loosing their lives because of hunger. It's a negative impact

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      2. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 May 2020

        An important question, sir, and I can clarify for you. First, as we currently know most of the countries of the world, or all of them are in a state of domestic quarantine, therefore most of the activities carried out by peoples are suspended, and even most ministries and governments are suspended from work, such as the Ministry of Tourism at the state level. As for individuals, most of the population does daily activities that require leaving the house, but with the epidemic they are forced to stay at home, so they may lose their source of livelihood. Also, students in schools, universities, and institutes cannot leave their homes, and there are also some things that require travel, such as treatment or corporate and commercial businesses, but After the Corona crisis, the movement of airplanes was stopped, so people's actions were obstructed, and there are also many, many corona effects on the movement of people, you can also know them.

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      3. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Jamal Khan, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 May 2020

        Covid-19 hinders people's lives in the sense that the virus has no cure so if you don't follow the preventive measures and you get the virus, you may die out of it. So it is always advisable that we use hand sanitizer, wash our hands frequently, wear nose mask so that we will reduce the risk of getting the virus.

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

    For example there is a place where people are suffering from drought, and the Covid-19 pandomic is there, there is no food and water.

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

    Step one
    I can remember the fllod Australia wild fires, the cangroo ,people who are selling ,poor people in the gattar.
    I remember strongly the cangro in the wild fires because I felt sorry for these helpless animals the fires ate their homes .The cangro feels lonely and afraid.
    When I repeat the looking again .I notice the poor boys in the flood .They are trying to sell and bring back their living but ohhhh the flood make it difficult.

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

    Is step 1 not just a test memory?do we have to work on it?

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

    image 8--firemen are working hard to extinguish fire that happened in AUSTRALIA and caused bad damage.They strive to save lives of animals and people,so hats off to these fighters

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

    Step 1
    Picture 8 is remembered because fires occur continuously and non-stop. For example, Australia's forest fires after temperatures rise to record levels and continuous months of severe drought, and also killed many animals, where ecologists fear that endangered species may drive To become extinct due to fires .
    Picture 3 is also remembered because floods have very devastating consequences, such as house demolitions, top soil erosion and endangering human life, and can also lead to epidemics and waterborne diseases, as well as lead to a temporary decrease in tourism, reconstruction costs and food shortages, Which leads to high prices, etc., the countries concerned should expect this situation and then evacuate the area and after the floods build a water dam.

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

    Step 2
    Extreme weather is an extreme (very strong) or historical weather phenomenon, characterized by sudden weather changes.
    I, as a person, live in a country where extreme weather does not happen, so I have no experience. Is this something a person should be worried about, but weak storms happen sometimes and we try not to leave the house because accidents don't happen, and the storms that happen do not affect anything (very little damage).
    But there are many countries that I hear about suffer from severe weather, so all countries must combat the severe weather by fully preparing for the storm and if it is a severe storm, the state must protect the forests from fires through rapid intervention units to help extinguish forest fires, where they depend These units have many methods of extinguishing fires such as using fire-retardant materials and equipping aircraft equipped with extinguishing materials, but if it is a cold storm, do not leave the house, build forecast devices if a flood occurs and build a dam to prevent flooding.
    Will extreme weather threaten humans in the future if it is not controlled?
    There are many barriers to combating extreme weather, such as overheating. The higher the temperature, the more carbon dioxide is emitted, the lower the density of natural conditions, which is the main cause of hurricanes. Floods are caused by heavy rains and may be caused by increased water volume in the waterway.
    Each country must be fully prepared for any weather storm, be it strong or weak, because it is possible that the standards will capsize and the weak become strong and that the states should not be indifferent in this matter because extreme weather becomes worse and threatens human lives whenever the solution is delayed.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      blissful_measurement's comment 19 May 2020

      Excellent reasons given to explain your opinion. Well done.

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    2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      blissful_measurement's comment 21 May 2020

      That is very nice that you don't experience extreme weather events. Please can you share with us some of the measures your country has put in place to avoid the extreme weather so that other countries can learn from.

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

    Please will we submit our speech were they have written add comments

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 19 May 2020

      Please add your speech by going to "write post" and creating a new piece of work.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    19 May 2020

    Image 2 is a wildfire.
    A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation.Wildfires releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
    Image3 is a flood.
    A flood is an overflow of a large amount of water beyond it's normal limits.It affects coastal flooding through sea level rise and storm surge and increases in heavy rainfall during storm.
    Image 4 is a hurricane.
    A hurricane is a large rotating storm with high speeds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas.Areas affected by hurricanes are shifting poleward.It is likely the number of storms will remain the same or decrease.

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

      Now in your country are you experiencing any extreme weather?

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

    I looked at the pictures and I saw where the problems experienced by most foreign countries, it is these problems remembered floods and fires because it is one of the most things that happen in most countries are causing material losses and the death of many people are innocent and to prevent flooding problem we have 1 clean up with 2 business Vthan backup 3 drill must this water wells only one dealing with this problem strategies

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    1. global-conversation.png Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      eloquent_swan's comment 21 May 2020

      Really Fantastic dear friend

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

    step 2
    How governments should act
    what action should governments take? can you give example?
    Dear leaders and rulers of states with respectability I want to talk about the phenomenon of weather extreme that occurs unexpectedly and an extraordinary and unforeseen by the so-called sharp or non-seasonal damage caused by the loss of cultural and civilizational heritage and the death of a number of innocent victims and affecting the social and environmental impacts, and everyone knows not an end to this climate of extremism, but if this is true we minimize them instead of leaving the world destroyed in this way But we Altahram not only the rulers and leaders of nations but everyone move it and donate even save our threatened

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    1. global-conversation.png Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      eloquent_swan's comment 21 May 2020

      That's exactly what should happen to lighten the effects of damage in case of sever weather. People should not behave normally in non normal weather

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

    I looked at the pictures and I saw the problems most countries are facing nowadays . The problem is not only based on foreign countries but it is all over the world . In the picture , people's houses are being distroyed because of flooding. Movement seems to be very rare because of the flooding. So the government should forsee and take responsibility not only about the pandemic covid 19. But also look at the weather conditions because if they don't look at the weather conditions some people and some places will be destroyed and people will b rendered homeless.

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

    In the pictures, flooding made movement to be rare. Flooding is the sudden appearance of large amount of water in a place that used to be a dry land due to heavy rainfall or a river overflowing it's bank. When flooding wants to take place, we might not know because it is a sudden occurance. And it is advisable to people living in the riverine areas that they should be careful or rather the government should provide a better home for them to relocate. Because if d flooding begins it may destroy houses or it can carry dangerous animals to where they live which can be very dangerous to we humans.
    And not only on flooding,both on fire outbreak, fire extinguishers should be made available to all. In order to avoid loss of lives

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

      Your right but some places there is weather changes. Like now it is in some morning the sun gives vitamin D to anyone. But in some other places there is raining.

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    2. global-conversation.png outspoken_power | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      ingenious_literature's comment 20 May 2020

      This also reminds me of the preventive and reactive measures I learnt that is good and safe to firstly put preventive measures in place as a country so that when extreme weather events occurs it reduce the dangers on people’s life

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

    Optional Reflection:
    I would like to tell the world leaders to be united in the fight against COVID 19 because there is nothing humans cannot achieve in unity. Combining forces and expertise will help come up with a vaccine faster.

    I would like world the world (everyone else) to adhere to measures put in place by their governments to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

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

    Severe weather or extreme weather, indicates any dangerous weather events that involve the possibility of causing serious social damage, disruption or loss of human life.
    In Palestine: the fires in Haifa, Mount Carmel, Galilee, and Jerusalem in the last month of No Fame in 2017
    It is largely due to climate change, because in recent years the beginning of the winter season has become delayed, and the months of November and December have become very dry.
    All sanitary drains must be repaired and Awareness of how to deal with severe weather when it breaks out, and it is preferable to conduct courses in specialized centers in this field.
    You should focus on the necessary measures, even when there is a flood of fires and others .. the damage is less.
    I want them to search for knowledge
    We must act now so that there is a beautiful and safe future
    The rulers can save money necessary actions.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION.
    What kind of things would you like to say to world leaders about the Coronavirus?

    Thanks for such a great opportunity.

    Since Coronavirus entered into this world,our normal activities we do have been painfully suspended.so what I would like to say to our world leaders is that,they should help us and fight Coronavirus so that we the young people will go back to school because we are the next generation of the future and if we are not educated, how will we stand and fight for the third generation?when i checked,I noticed we have bypassed our syllabus to be learnt in school and this will affect us if their help is excluded.so we will be very glad if they help us.
    Thanks.

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

    A SPEECH TO WORLD LEADERS.

    Hello, good morning to all members of the jury.i'm lovable agency from Ghana school and am very glad to deliver my words because I know it's going to move our planet to the future.and it's a very great opportunity for me.thank you all.this day is going to be one of the best decisive moment in history.before I start I will need your best attention.To get started, let's look at how the world is moving.is it good or bad?NO,not exactly.the world has become a very painful place to live.the world has actually become the dwelling place of extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires, hurricane , drought,among others.destruction is becoming the title of the world.through all this,my topic to my speech is ALONE YOU GO FAST, TOGETHER WE GO FAR.this topic goes to all and not only our leaders because the leaders are not the only beings on the earth.extreme weather events has bring corruption into our beautiful future and if we don't take care it will penetrate into our future and will affect the next generation.some of our leaders are betraying us because of the love of money .they've forsaken us and because of their weak and uncaring responses,we are falling and the worst is it will affect next generation.as young people we should be in school but because of Coronavirus,we are staying home and I know it's not their fault but they are not responding as they should.we are pleading for you our leaders for help.help us fight extreme weather.we are the next generation and we need your help for improvement for the benefit of next generation.do you think if you don't support us we will survive?NO we wont.
    According to the very latest,data from the World Meteorological Organization (W.M.O);and it's climate centre the month of July at least equalled if surpassed the hottest month in recorded history.this follows the hottest June ever.i can say this is even more significant because the previous hottest month, July 2016,occured during one of the strongest EL Niño's ever.https://www.nationalgeographic.com>... this is not the case this year. this clearly defines that we are bringing our world totally to destruction.further along, this also goes to us not our leaders.we have to act us smart as possible to prevent the damage extreme weather events causes.far off if our leaders don't take action on extreme weather now, extreme weather will be like the tip of the iceberg and this iceberg is also rapidly melting.preventing irreversible climate disruption is the race of our lives and for our lives.It is a race we can and must win.the world's leading scientists tell us we must limit Temperature increases 1.5c if we are to avoid the worst impact of climate change to come. we need to cut greenhouse emissions by 45% by 2030.www.un.org.we need carbon neutrality by 2050.technology is on our side delivering renewable energy at far lower cost than the fossil fuel driven economy.so present generation,we need rapid and deep change in how we do business,generate power,build cities,feed the world. I strongly encourage the United States and the Russian federation to also extend the so called 'New Start' agreement to provide stability and time to negotiate future arms control measures because extreme weather is destroying our beautiful future.infact in my country Ghana, we were in our houses one day when a very wildfire broked out ,and I tell you nearly 70 people died in our community.the electricity company where we buy prepaid got burnt and that's was one of the wild experience about extreme weather events I experienced.so most of the people in the community evacuated which made the farming lands wasted. This makes it clear that we are falling in the hands of extreme weather and we need to take an exact action and prevent extreme weather from happening.my vision for the future is, extreme weather events free for next generation.if we don't take action, we will see the future but will not step into the future.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

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

      Copy and paste this into a post rather than a comment as your final piece!

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 20 May 2020

        But whenever I try to post anything it doesn't work,when I write the letters and i want to space it,then it will erase by itself.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          lovable_agency's comment 20 May 2020

          It might be best to check with an adult to see if there's anything that can be changed on your computer to help this.

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

    Image 6 is about hurricane about to happen and the people build sandbag walls outside their homes to prevent the hurricane from destroying their homes

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Coronavirus is a bad virus that can kill a lot of people and has made over 5,000 people in Ghana my country sick and lot of people are dying out of it across the world. The virus has prevented us from doing certain things we use to do before like going to parties, schools and restaurants but before the virus I could go to school, visit my friends and my parents were able to go to work to get money to feed the family. We have to beat the virus away so we all need to work together and use our teamwork and also no matter what country you coming from we all need to protect ourselves from the virus by
    - wearing masks everywhere you go.
    - wash your hands with soap under running water frequently
    - shower straight away after going outside
    - donot go to town if you have nothing important doing out there
    - avoid crowded areas

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

    Image 8 reminds me of fire fighters helping to put fire off so it tells us that as a country and want to respond to extreme weather fast to prevent people from loosing their lives we need to prepare our selve to fight against the unexpected

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_chocolate | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    19 May 2020

    Image 4 is a hurricane.
    A hurricane is a huge storm!It lasts for over a week.Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean water.Evaporation from seawater increases their power.It rotates in a counter-clockwise direction.The center is the calmest part.When it comes to land,it causes damage to buildings,trees,cars and even kill.some stages of hurricanes are,tropical wave,tropical disturbance,tropical cyclone,tropical depression,tropical storm and hurricane.always have a disaster plan and stay indoors.I also remember the similarities and differences between images 4 and 6.The similarities are that they both experienced same extreme weather and the differences are that the people in image 4 are poor and have weak homes and are not capable of rebuilding but in 6 they are wealthy with strong houses and are capable of rebuilding.

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

    Step one ☝🏻
    I see a kangaroo in the woods. It is known that the kangaroos live in Australia and Guinea, which is a strange animalShe has a head from a deer’s head and jumps like a frog and puts its young in a special pocket in her stomach.☺️💗

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    1. global-conversation.png Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      happy_papaya's comment 21 May 2020

      Thanks dear for sharing you ideas and feeling.

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

    Step one ☝🏻
    We all love going to Paris to see the famous Eiffel Tower, where everyone enjoys the length of the tower, its breathtaking view and its many floors. I see in the picture a lot of people swimming and enjoying their time. 🌸💙

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    1. global-conversation.png Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      happy_papaya's comment 21 May 2020

      I hope we will all visit Paris one day dear lovely .

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

    Image 5 talks about heatwave in a less developed country. Image 6 talks about hurricane which occurred in a developed country. Image 7 also talks about flooding in a developed country whilst Image 8 talks about wildfire in a developed country.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    I would like to appeal to the world leaders to excerise patients to deal with the pandemic since it is not easy to get rid of it.
    This is because there is no vaccine.

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

    No is not the action taken by the government. I meant that there is no rain in our county but some counties there is rain. There are different climate changes like here in Nairobi, the sun is shining and in some places there is rain.

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    1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      delightful_snow's comment 20 May 2020

      So it means your country is experiencing drought? How long have you not experienced rainfall?

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

    When someone has already downloaded the worksheet where do someone go next.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      delightful_snow's comment 20 May 2020

      You have a range of sessions, and in each session there is activities. You can do the activities and add your comments. Remember there is also the weekly competition and the new quiz, too! You could also ask some follow up questions of our experts.

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

    Image 4 also talks about hurricane and the people lost lot of properties and might cause lot of people dying because they didn’t put any preventive measures in place before the hurry occurred so it tells us to always put preventive measures like building flood defenses against flood, building sandbag walls against hurricane and also preparing firefighters to fight against wildfire before an extreme weather events happens. Preventive measures help to prevent lot of people losing their life than waiting for it to occur before using reactive measures

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

    I would like to say that image 3 is like in Kenya exactly people are struggling to pass the flood and they don't want to be wet. Some 🐸 frogs maybe are in the water🌊. So the rain fell heavily and made some lakes to overflow on the roads, farms and houses. Some people want to evacuate but people don't know where they should go. The Covid-19 made Nairobi to be locked. The president said that Eastleigh must be closed because people in there were wearing masks 😷but no social distancing🚶🏃. The virus was there too people were tested👩‍👩‍👧👩‍👩‍👦👨‍👨‍👧.

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

      Thank you for your account (the emojis were very fun!). How does your country deal with the frogs?

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

        Thanks for your support. I have never seen or people talking about the government thinking about the frogs. They do not want to deal with frogs, even they don't care about it. The frogs disappear when the water dries.

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

    Image 7 is water being flooded in an area and a man walking in it without any harm..I learnt that in that image they placed lot of measures in place to prevent the water from over flooding the whole area to cause dangers unto lot of people’s lives. It therefore important to put preventive measures like building flood defenses in place to reduce the risk of people loosing their lives

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

    Here in Kenya we have ever experienced wildfires, earthquake and bomblast.
    Wildfire- it happened at Mt.Kenya forest. But I don't know if people lived near the forest. Some animals were burnt others ran away. The animals went and looked for another forest to live. The ones which were burnt were seen by the 👮 police who came to investigate.
    Bomblast- happened a long time ago where there was some white people doing business and someone put a bomblast somewhere and the bomblast exploded and some white people where hurt and others died.
    Earthquake- happened a long time ago too. A very tall 🏢 building fell down because the road had a crack and the crack continued so the building fell down few people who were inside the building survived and others died.
    Tsunami- happened at the Indian Ocean. The water just covered everything it was a long time ago many people died recently the ones in Mombasa that was the county which was near Indian Ocean.

    Those are the things which Kenya experienced a long time ago. If they were still alive, they would experience the Covid-19 pandemic. It is very dangerous.
    Thanks for reading.😁😁

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      delightful_snow's comment 20 May 2020

      We're very sorry to hear about these events, delightful_snow. If you can, please keep the conversation to extreme weather as this is our topic.

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

    Image 3 and 7 reminds me about bloods. Floods that occurring in various parts of the world that has displaced lots of people especially the June 3 disaster in Ghana which was a combination of flood and fire

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      amiable_honeydew's comment 21 May 2020

      This sounds quite scary - thank you for sharing.

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  • global-conversation.png practical_watermelon | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    20 May 2020

    Image 2 and image 8 are likely because they have both wildfire that are destroying animal's home and people's homes and plantation

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_eel | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    20 May 2020

    I would like to add this as it is something I think is important

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_eel | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    20 May 2020

    The corona virus a virus known all around the world,when we look at some of the effects it has made we often wonder if this is how the world is going to end but it is rather what might save the world from us humans (temporarily)
    Transportation accounts for a quarter of carbon emissions but over the months it has made a drastic decrease mainly because populated countries like China and India have had to put some restrictions into place whereby reducing transportation and also the stay home has also reduce these emissions in the case if industries and factories

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      reliable_eel's comment 20 May 2020

      There has been a big impact but there is no suggestion from any scientist that this is how the world is going to end!

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      1. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 20 May 2020

        Yes the outbreak of this virus does not mean the world is going to end. A lot of people in my country who had little or no education thought that the world is coming to an end since they said the virus has no cure. Some even said it is a curse from God. I personally educated some of them that the outbreak of this virus does not mean the world is coming to an end. I used an outbreak of a virus in the past, that is SARS as an example. It also started in China but it did not bring the world to an end.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_eel | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    20 May 2020

    Exactly but people often stimulate that by saying it is going to wipe out everyone on the earth because here in my country Nigeria we often believe that fighting what you can't see physically is like going on a suicide mission it think that think so because they don't have full knowledge of the virus leading to misinformation of the virus I also knew that saying the world would come to an end due to the virus was out spoken and I expected someone my age to correct me

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

    Image 8 relates to the the wild fire that occurred in Australia. a devastating effect of wild effect of extreme weather

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

    Image1:
    Is a period of unusually hot weather,typical lasting two days.
    Image2:
    Wildfire consist of the flames produced by thing that are burning for example like houses,schools,woods etc.
    Image5:
    Is prone to flooding due to being situated on the Brohmaputra River Delta (also known as the Ganges Delta) and the many distributors flowing into the Bay of Bengal.

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

    Image4:
    Hurricane Hattie was one of the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclones of the 1961 Atlantic hurricane.
    Image5:
    From mid-many to mid-June 2019,India and Pakistan had a severe heatwave.It was one of the hottest and longest heatwave since the two countries began recording weather report.

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

    step 2. extreme weather conditions are the condition that are being brought by the interfereance of weather pattern in the community that i live we have experience drought ,famine and torentials flood the fact have help me to explain these three factors is there is cutting down of trees and poor gabbions across the river banks

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

    step 2. the plans for extreme weather condition are preventing cutting of trees , preventing carbon emission by factory and idustries

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

    step 2 . optional reflection about corona virus the world leaders should encourage their citizens to wash their hand mostly,closing their boundary,social distance, quarantine and curfew

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

    step 2. the skill i have shown here is speaking up

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

    Image6:
    Is a very violent storm with strong winds. As these storm travel,the wind,rain,and storm suger destroy the shoreline,villages,and cities in their path. Storm suger is a rise of the ocean caused by the wind of the storm. When hurricane make landfall,they begin to decrease in strength because they no longer have the ocean from which to gain energy.
    Image7:
    UK-100 Rescued After Flood Hit Central Eastern Areas Of England.More rivers have flooded in England after further heavy rain,affecting part of Worcestershire,Warwickshire and Gloucestershire,as well as area of eastern England.
    Image8:
    LA fire May Seek Help From Feds In Investigation Of Massive Fire That Injured 12 Firefighters.

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

    Extreme weather is the condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time in it's highest degree, examples are flooding, heatwave, hurricane and so on. In Ghana we normally experience flooding in our major cities during rainy seasons. In June 3rd, 2015, there was a devastating flood with a fire catastrophe which happened at circle a suburb of Accra the capital city of Ghana. This extreme weather condition took lives of about 154 people and also hundreds of people suffered from severe burns resulting to permanent physical disabilities of people, this information is according to ghanaweb.com . The main causes of this disaster was improper planning of settlement where people have their house in waterways, also poor drainage systems and choked gutters.
    His Excellencies, this event could have been prevented if the community had took the following steps since it was an annual phenomenal. Community leaders and town planners must make sure that the communities would have proper town planning and avoid putting up buildings on waterways or flood prone areas also community leaders must organize communal labour to distill gutters in the community to allow easy flow of water .Lastly, leaders must provide bins at vantage points in the community so that people will not throw rubbish into the gutters to choke them.
    Excellencies, the government of various countries would be able to help to prevent extreme weather events, Since they are natural disasters and deal with the atmospheric conditions. The government must institute and resource a proper metro logical station for onward precautions. Please leaders of the globe let us come together to prevent the depression of the ozone layer.
    Now that the world is increasing in population and humans are putting up so many structures and places, it has put pressure on the global. This has led in depression of the planet earth. It is my vision for the world to be free from all extreme weather conditions by putting up preventive actions such as building better flood defence, build houses with material that keep home cool to prevent heatwave. Also,move people from areas likely to experience extreme weather with proper weather forecasting. Moreover, I have vision to be an ambassador for extreme weather conditions in other to go round the world or any platform that will give me the opportunity to educate the world about the effects of the extreme weather conditions and how to prevent them to make the world a safe place to live.
    Thank you.

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    1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 20 May 2020

      I think you know that in Ghana 99%of Ghanaians don't know the outcome of cleanliness, so what can you do to convince them that if they don't keep theirselves clean, they will not be healthy and where they reside will continue to be flooded

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

    Image 3 tells us about flood and I learnt that in image 3 there were no preventive methods in place to prevent the flood so lot people’s life will be in danger and it tells us to always prepare ourselves to prevent extreme weather conditions before it happens.if they could have built flood defenses the flood wouldn’t have affected them that much.

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

    In image 7 they had a preventive method so the flood could not affect them much.they were prepared to prevent the flood so they were not in danger that much.

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

    Vulnerable means capable of being physically or emotionally wounded while meteorological is science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting.

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

    Image 4 tells about a hurricane and l learnt that image 4 had no sandbags to prevent the hurricane from destroying the environment.so their house got spoilt and everything they had were damaged.

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

    The reply
    The government should sunsitise people from exposing fire doering the harmattan season.

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

    Step 1.
    Image 2: This shows how wildfire has destroyed the area all plant are burnt and Animals running for their lives
    Image 3: The has been heavy rain and the whole place is flooded people homes are destroyed and rendered homeless.

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

    Image1,france heatwave 2019
    Image2,Australia fire 2019
    Image3,Bangladesh flood 2019
    Image4,Haiti hurricane Mathew 2016
    Image5,India &Pakistan heatwave 2019
    Image6,New York hurricane Sandy 2012
    Image7,UK flood 2020
    Image8,la fire 2019

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

    Image 1: show the Effel Tower and the beautiful surroundings.

    Image 5: Show how the extreme Wheather has affected the business, the man is sleeping in the shop

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    1,what kind of things would you say to world leaders about corona virus?
    i:i would like to say corona virus is a dangerous disease that can kill people easy.

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    1. global-conversation.png hopeful_song | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      flourished_dinosaur's comment 20 May 2020

      Hi, Flourished_dinasoir. I hope you are doing well. I disagree with your comment on the way people die due to Corona Virus.(''Corona Virus is a deadly disease that kills people easily'') Per education of Health Officials, people with underlined health conditions for example; Tubberclosis, Diabetes, Highblood pressure and etc are at higher riak of losing their life. On the other hand, people who are infected with Corona Virus but have very strong imune system and continue to observe the protocols are also of a high rate of recorvery. So it is not the case that Corona Virus kills people easyily. Thank you.

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

    Step1,number 4 continues
    Fire: fire is a flame of burning that destroys properties
    Heatwave : is a period of unusually hot weather.
    Flood : is an over flow of water that submeres land that are usually dry.
    Hurricane : A storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean.

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

    SPEECH
    Extreme Weather is a condition where the normal Weather conditions of people are altered into more dangerous range. It could be caused by nature or the careless activities of human being. All over the world, Extreme weather has had a huge hit on most countries and Ghana where I come from has not been spared either, one of a such is a flash flood that occurred in the capital city of Ghana (Accra) on the 3rd June 2015. The flood event occurred with an explosion of a Goil filling station resulted in the death of over 152 people and several others injured or half burnt. This has rendered several children ophans and the few lucky ones with disabled parents who no longer work. Infact the 3rd June flooding in Accra has made people homeless and jobless. I am told the government and other benevolent people and groups had to actually pay for hospital bills but the point is for how long did they support them. People like Traders, Drivers, Nurses, Doctors, Artisans and others were all lost just in a flash. There are a lot to be done in responding to extreme weather conditions. Mostly people are allowed to build in water ways which prevent free flow of water during downpour and this I think must be seriously stopped. Mostly the barriers in combating extreme weather include refusal to enforced the laws when necessary. It looks like some people are seen as "Super people" who are never touched no matter how their actions will cause havoc to people and this I think is what resulted into flood sometime ago in Ghana. It is high time the whole societies, communities, countries and the world as a whole rise up to make sure everybody is contributing in a small way to avoid extreme weather conditions. COVID 19 for example started in a small town(Wuhan) in China and see how the whole world has been hit heavily. People are dying everywhere, a lot of people have lost their job and a huge problem on the economy of countries in the world. Talking about the Extreme weather should not be about "me but we" because Unity is Strength. Thank you.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      champion_bee's comment 20 May 2020

      Thank you for your speech! It's not necessarily accurate to say people are dying everywhere, as cases differ from country to country.

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      1. global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 23 May 2020

        Thank you for the correction I appreciate it

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    2. global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
      champion_bee's comment 21 May 2020

      Please you said extreme weather events could be caused by careless activities of human beings. Can you tell us what some of the activities are?

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      1. global-conversation.png champion_bee | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
        enigmatic_weasel's comment 23 May 2020

        Yes please, careless activities like bush burning and improper way of disposing rubbish can also cause it

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

    MY EXPERIENCE ON EXTREME WEATHER
    1.Extreme weather is when a weather event is significantly different from the average or usual weather party.This may take place over one day or a period of time.
    FLOOD
    Definition of flood and its effect.
    Flood is an overflow of large amount of water beyond it normal limit especially over what is normally dry land.
    Effects
    Floods are common natural disasters that can affect millions of people around the world. They destroy houses and buildings and carry soil away from valuable farming land. Floods can also contaminate drinking water and lead to diseases.
    STATISTICS ON FLOOD
    1.We must protect wet lands and introduce plant trees strategically.
    2.We must construct building above flood levels.
    3.We must introduce better flood warning systems.
    4.We must tackle climate change.
    5.There should be increasement of spending on food defences.

    HOW I THINK COMMUNITIES SHOULD COMBACT EXTREME WEATHER
    Flooding has been the major extreme weather in my community.
    PREVENTION OF FLOODING
    1.We must introduce better flooding systems.
    2.We must modify homes and businesses to help them withstand floods.
    3.We must construct buildings above flood levels.
    4.We must tackle climate change.
    5.we must increase spending on flood defences.
    6.We must protect wetlands and introduce plant trees strategically.
    7.We must restore rivers to their natural courses.
    8.We must introduce water storage areas.

    HOW GOVERNMENTS SHOULD ACT
    The government should build proper drainage systems like gutters to decrease flooding.
    I think government should also focus on both preventive and reactive methods since extreme weather sometimes happens naturally.
    Governments must respond globally rather than locally since it will help the whole world.
    This world leaders can fight against extreme weather by coming together as one people.

    MY VISION FOR THE FUTURE
    1.In some years later,I wish the governments put things in order to prevent this extreme weather happening now.

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    1. prakruthi.jpg EXPERT: Prakruthi Gowda, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance
      wonderful_keyboard's comment 20 May 2020

      This is very well articulated! Can you think any reasons which may prevent Governments from tackling these challenges together?

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

    Importance of them

    Flood ;In my opinion,when flood occurs it destroys many properties like,building,it destroys people homes etc. So the importance is we should buil e better food defences to save lives.
    Fire: fire can destroy many properties especially people homes and farms and affects ecological systems around the globe. The positive affects of fire include stimulatin growth and maintenaning various ecological systems and negative effects include harzad to lives and properteis, atmospheric pollution,and water contamination.
    Hurricane : the importance of it is that it brings rainfall to area's that need it. Because tropical cyclones are extremely efficient at rainfall production, and thus, can also be efficient drought busters.
    2,Break up Bacteria and Red Tide
    The reason why I said that is because tropical ecological cyclones move across the ocean,winds and waves toss the water cotents.
    Heatwave : the importance of heatwave,possed risk to human society and a matter of growing interest and a degree to which humans are changing these risks through anthropologeneis.

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

    Is important to this topic because those images is part of the dangerous meteorological things
    like floods ,hurricane,tornadoes etc that affect people's property's,homes etc.

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_deer | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    20 May 2020

    STEP 1
    In my own response to situation 1,

    Many people should not come together at one place because when you watch the photo many people has come together at one place. That should not come because corona virus has come. Covid19 is a bad disease which can get you any where you go. But in the pool many people has come together while corona virus has come, we must show social distance in the pool but look all of them has come together. I feel sad for all of them because when you watch the photo many people has come together and covid19 can get all of them. So we must not come together at one place any more. One can push you into the pool and you can hurt so we must not come together.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      amazing_deer's comment 20 May 2020

      Bear in mind that this photo was taken before the coronavirus outbreak began.

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

    REFLECTION:
    1. Thank you for the opportunity I will like to tell the world leaders to help fight this pandemic since it's a global issue they should help other countries which has no enough resources to help. Many has lost their jobs especially those working in private sector, they should put down some measures to help them to survive.
    Since Schools are closed down and the vulnerable can't afford to buy data for their children to do this E-learning they should provide another alternative for these children
    3. Provide the necessary things needed to prevent this virus like hand sanitizers and nose mask free.
    Educate the people more on social distances and staying safe.

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

      I agree with you perfectly concerning education. They need to educate the people especially those who are in rural areas and have no access to internet, television and radio. They should use information vans to go to the rural and remote areas to go and tell them about the virus. Some people in rural and remote areas have not even heard about the virus and how it transmit because they have no light and internet there. Therefore the use of information vans to the rural areas will be of great importance.

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

        How can you transmit this information to people in rural areas without internet? Are there groups of 'messengers' or maybe postal staff who can send messages with the post?

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

          People in the rural areas can be reached through their local leaders. In Ghana communities have chiefs. They are highly respected by the community and are the custodians of the land who wield a lot of power. So information can easily be desseminated through the local representatives.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    Coronavirus is an air bon disease which is caused by a certain virus which we can see are naked eyes .some of the symptoms of covid 19 are cough,fever,headache,running nose and difficult in breathing. These are some of the preventive measures we should do from contracting the disease is to wash our hands frequently under running water ,sanitize your hands with alcohol based hands sanitizer,wear nose marks or face marks when you are going out we should also avoid shaking hands and to avoid touching our face (ie)that's to avoid touching our nose,eyes and mouth. Coronavirus has cause us as a country for example all our schools,churches and mosques has been closed and it has affected our economy,lot of people has lose their jobs. And big campaigns,hotel etc has lay off their workers .

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

    Step2:
    Extreme weather is a weather event such as a snow,rain,drought,flood or storm that rare for the place where it occurs. As a member of a country or community we should be loyal to our own country and people and do all we can to help our government meet the need of the people. Many of society's problem come because some individuals and families do not live honest and moral lives or do not work to support themselves. Before we can be of service to our community or nation,we must live honest and good lives ourselves and our own families and try over come any problem that affect us. 2. Sometime weather is extreme,causing destruction and death. Too much hot weather rain can cause flooding. Too much hot weather for long weather period of time without any rain can cause drought. Huge storm with strong winds,such as hurricane and tornadoes can do a great amount of damage to buildings and crops. Large snowfall can set off avalanches(mountain snowslides) or be whipped up by high winds into violent blizzards (snowstorm). At its worth,extreme weather can destroy entire cities and huge areas of land,causing death and affecting the lives of the people living there. 3. Extreme weather event have been occuring more frequently than natural variability would suggest. Developing an awareness and understanding of drought,flooding,extreme temperature,and intens storm can help reduce the prospect of distributions to global business.

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

      In your speech, you said we should be loyal and honest to the country so that we can fight extreme weather events. Please can you suggest some of the ways or behaviour we can put up to show that we are loyal and honest to our countries?

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    20 May 2020

    I really do not think if there are some rules that must be installed to keep social distancing in school. Why I'm saying this, because there's what we call consultation in school by students to the teachers. May be you have found something difficult you therefore need to go for more clarification from the teacher that means you can't maintain social distancing. There are schools which are populated especially public schools how then will they maintain social distancing? A class of over 60 students cannot maintain social distancing I think it will be a bit tricky to maintain social distancing in schools. Unless government find other ways

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    1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      intellectual_strategy's comment 20 May 2020

      Please how many cases have you recorded ? am asking this because if you have recorded many cases I don't think your president will allow you to go to school. I think you will get back to school only if your number cases have been reduce or the virus is gone, or are you talking about heat in your classroom?

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    20 May 2020

    Thanks for your post Wonderful keyboard. You said we must modify homes to withstand floods and as well constructing houses above flood level. What those living in that particular area are not able to do all that may be are poor to manage all that construction. What then will they do?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      intellectual_strategy's comment 20 May 2020

      Good question!

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    2. global-conversation.png serious_fruit | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      intellectual_strategy's comment 21 May 2020

      That's when the government and the international community should intervene. They can help with the evacuation of people in such areas after or long before the flooding occurs. They can help to resettle such vunerable communities in safer areas. They could be provided with relief items as well.

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

    Optional Reflection
    I would like my world leaders to know that coronavirus (Covid-19) is an air borne disease which is caused by a virus and it symptoms start from 1-14 days and can be transmitted from one person to the other when you get In contacted with the affected person. We all need to work together as a team to work fight the disease no matter what country you come from since it a global disease and if we don’t work team can spread more and kill more people than before. We all also need to obey the precautions lay down by the government to reduce the risks.

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    1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
      openhearted_fruit's comment 20 May 2020

      Please in your statement, you said that, you want your world leaders to know that coronavirus is an airborne disease, do you know that many people don't believe in anything they have not seen or touched? If you know, then how are you going to convince them and make them to believe that the virus is there and that they should follow the precautionary measures?

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      1. global-conversation.png openhearted_fruit | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
        honest_sea's comment 21 May 2020

        Good question . i believe if the government Will involve the Non Governmental Organizations into this crisis it will help. Because they are independent body and also good in handling social issues . they can get closer to the people on the grounds with their medium of communication ,the people understand them better . for instance if they visualize a patient suffering from the virus for them to see how it is I believe that can make them obey all the measures.

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  • global-conversation.png mindful_guitar | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    20 May 2020

    Image 1 is about heatwave and in image 1 they are springing water unto the people due to the heatwave so it doesn’t go to the extreme to kill people

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    20 May 2020

    Allow me to answer your question. Floods in our country have reduced somehow recently because the government has acted to it by relocating people to the saver areas and are now acting on it by constructing well the area destroyed by floods moreover the citizens have also listen to the advice from the government and have moved to saver areas as instructed.

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    1. prakruthi.jpg EXPERT: Prakruthi Gowda, Senior Associate @ Clifford Chance
      intellectual_strategy's comment 21 May 2020

      Do you know if the Government consulted with the people (as to where they should be relocated) before they were relocated? Do you think the Government should have?

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  • global-conversation.png intellectual_strategy | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    20 May 2020

    Optional reflection:
    1. I would tell the world leaders to provide for us the preventive kits we can use to curb this disease perhaps they should may be try their best to give out free hand sanitizers, masks, gloves, soap and as well as water to those who have got problem with access to water because obvious we aren't the same there are humble ground subjects who can't even afford that hand sanitizer and all other. So I think the world leaders should perhaps look on that.
    Again I would like to tell the world leaders to hand in hand with each other to get the vaccine for the deadly disease because I think this is time to come together with different ideas on how to save the lives of the people. It's always said unity is strength so if the world leaders work in one point then I think it will be well.

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

    "As we all know the corona pandemic is rapidly rising across the world in which some of the world leaders are taking the disease as a joke and yet it is a threat to the entire word. I would like to advise leaders of different nation to come together and fight this deadly virus .And also to advise them to take care of health workers since they are our only hope Governments should also put aside some capital to help those affected .I would also advise them to burn all social gathering in the country.Thank you"

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

      Do you think healtcare workers should get paid better from now on, having seen how important and sometimes underappreciated their roles are?

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

    Optical Reflection
    Coronavirus is a disease without a cure for now. It is a global pandemic which has affected many countries. It has brought lot of hardship, job loses and many economic activities to a halt. A lot of countries are under lock down so they can go out to do their normal businesses contributing to the hardship. Due to this world leaders have to provide some financial packages and relief items to the people who are not able to go to work especially the poor. They must reduce utility bills, provide food for the poor during this lock down so that the people can be relieve small. The impact of this virus is very strong on people's finances so world leaders should help their people.
    Also world leaders should come together to fight this virus. They should be one in everything they do. Those poor countries who find it difficult to provide protective equipment for its people should be supported by those well developed countries. The virus is an enemy to all human race so we should be one in all things we do so that we can defeat this virus.

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      enigmatic_weasel's comment 22 May 2020

      Thank you for your comment. I agree that the virus has resulted in hardship and like your suggestions to ease this for individuals. Can you say more on how governments raise the money to offer this relief?

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

    STEP 2

    A speech to the world leaders

    Extreme weather is an extreme (Very strong) or historical weather phenomenon, characterized by sudden weather changes. These unit have many methods of extinguishing fire such as using fire retardant material and equipping aircrafts epuipped with extinguishing. Assume if a weak storm happens or it rain heavy see how it is very devastating and also make people homeless .
    Extreme weather are event that happens unexpectedly, unusual, severe, and unseasonal to the range that has been seen in the past in a country.

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

    I would like to say to the world leaders about Coronavirus, that we have to take it a lesson for our future. Many people are losing their lives because lack of medical equipments , the low number of hospitals, pluse the deterioration of medical research.
    It is not enough to think of tourism and Neglect people life .
    So l think of some points can make a help :
    1- trying to provide scientific research laboratories.
    2-Work to Increase health awareness.
    3- Adopting good plans for online education , pluse make a training programs for students to make it easier.
    4- (special for Gaza) try to get rid of Crowds when there is a danger situation.

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

      In what way can we get manage crowds better?

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      1. global-conversation.png buzzing_kiwifruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 May 2020

        First of all, make rules that have penalties for those who join Crowds .
        Second, Trying to provide the needs of the population by delivering them to their houses , so they are not forced to make crowds while there is an emergency situation.
        Third , situations the population density of each area, and accordingly try to distribute the population in better and safer ways .

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          buzzing_kiwifruit's comment 26 May 2020

          Thank you for this comprehensive answer!

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

    Step 3.
    SPEECH TO WORLD LEADERS ON EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.
    Hello respected members of the jury. I am hopeful_song in Ghana. It is a great honour to have the opportunity to talk on extreme weather events happening around the world. I as a person have not experienced any extreme weather events but I have heard a lot about them. For example, Kenya's rainy season had set in with vengeance which lead to widespread flooding across central and southern parts of the country. The deadly flooding occurred in Isiolo, around 450km to the northeast of Nairobi. At least five people lost their lives. The impact was really bad because people lost their properties and farm produce were washed away in the flood.
    In my point of view, the best way to respond to extreme weather events are;
    a. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    b. Send food to the affected areas.
    c. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    d. Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    e. Ask for International aid.
    f. Evacuate people from the area.
    g. Support affected businesses.
    There are many ways to plan ahead or prevent extreme weather events. Some are;
    a. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    b. Build better flood defenses.
    c. Lower carbon emissions.
    d. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    e. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    f. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather events.
    g. Invest in green energy technology.
    Governments should focus on preventing actions than reacting because if you don't prevent the actions it can cause more damage or bring more problems than it was imagined. It could also take people's lives. I think globally responding to an extreme weather event is better because if we all put our differences away and come together to react to an extreme weather events then we will all move on.
    I would like the world to become better and there should be peace between all nations. Action is needed now in order to make this became a reality and make the world a better place to live.
    Thanks for reading. I am hopeful_song. ☺

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      hopeful_song's comment 21 May 2020

      A great mini-speech. Well done!

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

    The President of Iraq said that the American President is the reason for spreading the virus and also the British Prime Minister was infected with the virus because he went to the hospital and shook hands with pain Satisfied, and those working there without using safety measures, this problem is a very big problem that the rulers must be more cautious and more concerned with the crisis and as we know that the people follow the president, therefore if the president is neglected then surely the people will be neglected and I want to thank the heads who took care of the crisis and took preventive and safety measures .
    the opportunity to conduct a unique case study focusing on the meteorological explanation of the causes of events. The aim of this paper is to document the meteorological conditions that led to the intiantion and propagation of the weather systems that caused the heavy precipitation events in Accra and Kumasi.
    There are schools which are populated especially public schools how then will they maintain social distancing? A class of over 60 students cannot maintain social distancing I think it will be a bit tricky to maintain social distancing in schools.

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

    fire is a flame of burning that destroys properties
    Many people should not come together at one place because when you watch the photo many people has come together at one place. That should not come because corona virus has come. Covid19 is a bad disease which can get you any where you go. But in the pool many people has come together while corona virus has come, we must show social distance in the pool but look all of them has come together.
    This shows how wildfire has destroyed the area all plant are burnt and Animals running for their lives
    We all love going to Paris to see the famous Eiffel Tower, where everyone enjoys the length of the tower, its breathtaking view and its many floors. I see in the picture a lot of people swimming and enjoying their time.

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

    the skill i have shown here is speaking up
    the plans for extreme weather condition are preventing cutting of trees , preventing carbon emission by factory and idustries,

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_deer | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    21 May 2020

    In my own opinion to image 3
    Flood can both positive or negative impact. They can bring welcome relief for people and ecosystem suffering from prolonged drought, but also are estimate to be most costly disaster. Flooding occurs most commonly from heavy rainfall when natural water course do not have the capacity to carry excess water. However, flood are not always courses by heavy rainfall. In coastal areas, water inundation can be caused by a storm surge as a result of a tropical cycling, a tsunami or high tide coinciding with higher than normal river levels. If a dam fails,triggered for example by an earthquake, the down stream areas will flood, even in dry weather conditions.

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

    Step 1
    Image 1 talks about heatwave which occurred in one country. Heatwaves normally bring discomfort to people since the weather is too hot for them. They go to beaches, pools to swim in order for them to feel cool.
    Image 2 talks about wildfire which occurred in Australia. Farms were destroyed and a lot of animals were killed.
    Image 3 talks about flood which occurred in an Asian country which destroyed a lot of properties.
    Image 4 talks about hurricane which occurred in Haiti. Properties were destroyed and people also lost their lives.
    Image 5 talks about Heatwave which occurred in a less developed country.
    Image 6 also talks about a hurricane which occurred in a developed country.
    Image 7 talks about flood which occurred destroying some properties.
    Image 8 talks about wildfire which destroyed many farmlands.

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

    Some people think extreme weather events are normally caused by the rich or more developed countries so whenever extreme weather event occur especially in less developed countries, they should compulsory support the affected victims. In my view, it is true that some activities of advanced countries contribute to extreme weather events but that does not mean we should blame them for every extreme weather event that occurs. We should convince them to rather support the poor countries who suffer the most from extreme weather events and also advice them to reduce emissions into the atmosphere to protect the ozone layer.

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

    SECTION 5.
    STEP 1.
    Picture 3 and 7 talks about flooding which is an example of extreme weather.Flooding can destroys things like houses,schools,hospital.
    Flooding can also cause loss of human life,damage to property,destruction of crops,loss of livestock,and health conditions.


    Picture 2 and picture 8 talks about wild fires.Wildfires destroys homes,wildlife,as well as vegetation.The soil in the area of the wildfire has been completely destroyed.Animals lose their lives.Trees and plants are gone as well.Too much water in the soil can cause erosion.Through these effects of wildfire,living conditions becomes very difficult.


    Picture 4 and 6 talks about hurricane.Hurricane rise in water causes massive waves to hit the shores near the storm.Hurricanes do a lot of damage,with powerful winds blasting the landscape.Heavy rains from the hurricane's clouds also cause flooding.Through the event of hurricane homes are destroyed and it renders people homeless.

    The images are important to the topic because it shows the kind of damages the following extreme weather events can cause to the world.

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

    I would like to say to the world leaders that they should be up and doing about this virus. They should strictly make sure that all citizens stay at home and follow all instructions assigned to them.
    In this lockdown, so many people do not have the opportunity to eat or buy anything for themselves or family. So the government and the leaders, should be able to provide food or needs for at least the poor, so that they can have what to eat while been locked down.
    I will also say that the citizens should make sure to adhere to all instructions given to them, such as wearing of nose masks, washing of hands and keeping distances to be able to help the government and the world reduce its death rate.
    I believe that the almighty scientist will be able to eradicate this virus and make the world normal again.

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

      Very good points. But I want to know whether less developed countries can afford food and the basic things its people will need during the lock down? I am asking this because when extreme weather event occur, devastating people's lives, less developed countries find it difficult to feed the poor ones who have been affected. So linking it to corona virus, how feasible is it for government in less developed countries to feed its people during the lock down?

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

    SESSION 5.
    STEP 1.
    Image3 and Image 7 talks about flood.
    An overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water. It can destroy peoples homes and when it destroy's peoples homes, the people will be homeless and when it happens the people can't get a comfortable place to sleep.
    Image 2 and Image 8 talks about wildfire.
    A rapidly spreading 🔥 fire especially one occuring in a wild land area.
    This 🔥 fire can destroy our parents work and if they don't go to work they can't buy our needs.such incident happened in Australia as I learnt.
    Image1 and Image 5 talks more about heatwave.
    A period of a very hot weather.
    This weather can bring a hot weather in any country and if the country is too hot, our water will dry up and if the water dry up the ecosystem will die.
    All this are important to the topic because it gives us more knowledge about the extend of damages of event of extreme weather and the kind of responses they need.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    PANDEMIC
    A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease which everyone has it equally. In my country we have experienced coronavirus pandemic. We now don't go to school ,church and mosque . And it has also affected our freedom of move. Which means we can not move like how we normally do . As at 21st may Ghana has recorded 6,269 with 1,898 recovering and 31 deaths. In Ghana for instance the government has called all stakeholders,political,religious,traditional and civil society and leaders have all come together with the government in order to assure a coordinated and successful response to the crisis. National resources of the government,as well as exports have been pooled together to fight the pandemic. There ways to plan ahead or to prevent pandemic. Government should act on capacity development,planning,coordination and communication. I want the world to be like this for the future generation. I want them to know more about extreme weather so that they Will know how to prevent it and to react on it.

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      steady_woodpecker's comment 21 May 2020

      How could ordinary citizens be more involved in the democratic decision-making process? Can you think of any examples of workers running their own workplaces, for example?

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

    A speech to world leaders on severe weather.
    I have directed world leaders to decision makers for everyone who can help us in facing the global issues (extreme weather) that affect many and many people and I think your responsibility is to protect your country's population from this extremist phenomenon that ends the lives of many people in general and adversely affects the country, especially In the architectural, economic and health fields, therefore, we must unite with each other and forget all the differences between us and we have one goal we agreed upon, which is to face this global crisis (extreme weather) because dispersion does not solve problems but rather increases them, so it must take decisive measures to prevent climate change and extreme weather. .
    I wish from your governments, your peoples and your societies, to be united in implementing the measures, and I as a child. My simple thinking has led me to these procedures. I hope you will have the capacity and patience to hear these measures:
    1- Planting more trees.
    2- Educating citizens and integrating them in any plan to confront climate change, as they feel a sense of responsibility.
    3- Recycle waste properly.
    4- Using modern engines for transportation that does not cause harmful emissions.
    5- With the low price of oil due to the Corona virus crisis, this is a good opportunity to get rid of fossil fuels gradually and go to renewable energies.
    6- Reducing carbon emissions.
    These are simple procedures that may come to mind for many simple people, and now I leave you with the decision to approve my application because you are the decision makers.
    Hope you give us other actions that show your intelligence. And the enthusiasm for solving this crisis, I hope in the future I will see that this crisis has ended and it has not remained one of our priorities. And I hope people have a culture to protect the environment from climate change and be able to cope with the harsh weather
    You are a role model for many and reflect your country and your peoples ..
    Thank you, it was with you (human being).

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      genuine_tornado's comment 21 May 2020

      Excellent ideas, and I see that you have completed the challenge to write about the coronavirus too. Well done!

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

    I address my world leaders to those who protect and save their country from this storm that strikes the world's ship alike to those who can save and deliver this ship safely through their right decisions. I greet you first.
    It was said that there is a virus that is too small to be seen with the naked eye, transmitting from one person to another and from one city to another and from one state to another until he invaded the whole world while he was ignorant of the meaning of the difference and did not differentiate between (big and small) (black and white) (poor and rich) Everyone became sick alike until it became a global crisis, schools were suspended, movement was hindered, the global economy fell, and the White Army (doctors) appeared.
    It's like fairy tales, but unfortunately, this is the reality we live today. Are these reasons not sufficient to unite to confront this deadly epidemic, which has become a source of concern for many scientists and doctors in your country and spread fear and anxiety among your peoples? As a child with simple and innocent thinking, I ask you (governments and societies) to cut all our flags and meet under one banner that has one heart that beats with love and equality for all. We have one goal and is to confront this global crisis.
    We all comply with preventive measures such as:
    Washing hands, continuous sterilization, staying at home, and wearing masks and gloves. Governments must provide services to people in their homes and provide him with cleaning materials, masks, and gloves.
    I believe that your thoughtful, vibrant, intelligent thinking that made you one of the leaders of the world today has realized the meaning of simple words and what their goal is and what message the silent world wants to send to you and I hope that you do not disappoint us.
    I hope in the future to see our world as a unified world capable of achieving the impossible
    Peace Center to everyone.
    And to be a strong world capable of facing crises.

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      genuine_tornado's comment 21 May 2020

      Thank you for this rousing speech! Do you think your vision of a "unified world" without flags, governments and countries, could last beyond the coronavirus pandemic?

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      1. global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 21 May 2020

        Thank you .😊😊
        In my opinion, the world can remain united without flags and governments if it wants to do so in good faith.
        He wishes love and goodness for everyone.
        Public interests are performed before the private interest.
        Wise leaders are appointed to cultivate love for others among people.
        And remove the term racism and difference from people's minds.
        The world can remain united if it is to do it alone and not by force, because coercion may generate hatred.

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

    As we all know extreme weather events has affected many people. It has killed people, destroyed properties, bring about job loses. One area I want my country to focus on is those in charge of weather forecasting, that is Ghana Meteorological Agency. The government should resourced them and provide them with modern equipment which they can be used to predict the weather accurately. Since they are in charge of telling the nation whether we will experience a storm or not, it makes their work more important because they can alert the nation if a heavy storm is coming. So therefore the government should ensure that if any of the instruments they use has become old and damage, it should be replaced. They help in saving lives through alerting the public so its good we give them the necessary support.

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

    Flooding in most part of West African countries can be avoided. Let me use my country Ghana as an example. A lot of people build near water bodies, waterlogged areas, and even build on water pathways. All these contribute to flooding when it rains heavily. It is important for those who issue building permit for people to build houses to look at these things carefully. They should not allow people to build houses near water bodies and water pathways. They should not sit in their office and issue the building permit but rather they should go to the land site to inspect themselves to know whether the place is appropriate for building. This will all help to reduce flooding and save lives.

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    1. global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 25 May 2020

      Your words are a little logical.
      But if these people own nothing other than this place to build and live, will they allow them to build, or will the state provide them with other shelter.
       There is also an important point that when floods occur they occur over large areas and affect coastal cities as well.
      This means that coastal cities must be evacuated ?? Which is considered a tourist center in many countries, such as Egypt.
      I think people should not be prevented from building in these areas, but they should take preventive and remedial measures to cope with the floods if they happen.

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

    Step Two . Speech to the world leaders
    Dear world leaders
    You notice how the sun storms hit the earth these days and affect our atmosphere.

    What is a storm on the sun called?
    A solar radiation storm, which is also sometimes called a solar energetic particle (SEP) event, is much what it sounds like: an intense inflow of radiation from the sun. Both CME's and solar flares can carry such radiation, made up of protons and other charged .


    How do solar storms affect the Earth?
    Solar storms are a variety of eruptions of mass and energy from the solar surface. ... When the material collides with the Earth's magnetic field and trapped radiation belts, it can dump particles into our upper atmosphere to cause the Aurora.

    Do solar storms affect humans?
    Solar storms aren't dangerous to humans on Earth's surface.
    These storms are awesome to contemplate, but they cannot harm our human bodies as long as we remain on the surface of Earth, where we're protected by Earth's blanket of atmosphere.
    Could a solar storm destroy electronics?
    It has been suggested that a geomagnetic storm on the scale of the solar storm of 1859 today would cause billions or even trillions of dollars of damage to satellites, power grids and radio communications, and could cause electrical blackouts on a massive scale that might not be repaired for weeks, months.
    How governments should act?
    Your are as the leaders of the world raise the world defense in suvh weather and give citizens the means to reduce the damage in all fields that affect hardly.
    Also help and support people specially the poor in such very hot weather .Take care of the animals and woods to avoid wild fires.

    My vision for the future is we work on strengthen the deffence to reduce damage as much as we can ,specially magnetic storms . Also help our children and old people in such very hot weather.

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

    Sir, mayor, I ask you to understand our message to this problem :
    Everyone of us suffers from this problem. Floods, due to the rains that lead to the destruction of some people and the destruction of their homes. I suggest a solution to this problem. You build dams, reservoirs and wells, and store water and use it at the end of winter in various areas such as: Drinking water, watering plants, showering, and other areas. I hope you will understand my message for this problem. Thank you

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

    Step Two . Speech to the world leaders
    Dear Presidents, kings and princes of the world:

    I speak to you today as a child who wants to live in a good world without pollution or toxic substances that affect the climate and who will be harmful to me and my friends and all children in the near future so I appeal to you to take care of the cleanliness of the earth and do your best to reduce From the risks of air pollution . If we don’t tackle it the consequences are grim.
    We can tackle it and we are. The three most important things we can do are to stop the activities that cause it; enhance our resilience to its effects; and talk about it.
    Say “climate change” and see how most people react. I find it’s a bit like “sustainable development”: a phrase at which many people quietly glaze over and switch off. So here’s the first point: Don’t switch off. Climate change isn’t just words. It is a real Thing. And man-made climate change is a very scary real thing.

    The rise in global temperature over the last several decades is a matter of public record. There is an overwhelming scientific consensus that it can only be explained by one thing: the rise in greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activities.

    Some people say that climate change is natural and we shouldn’t worry. The answer to that is that we have indeed had naturally-occurring climate change since the Earth was formed. But none of the natural causes of climate variation, from the Sun’s output, the tilt of the Earth, volcanic activity or emissions from rotting vegetation, can account for the warming we observe today. There is only one thing that can: the emissions from fossil fuels caused by human activities over the last two hundred years. The concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere have increased by nearly 30% since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
    It’s not as bad as you think – it’s worse

    Here’s another inconvenient truth. Not only is global warming happening, it may be speeding up. The 20 warmest years on record have all come since 1995. The five warmest years have all been in this decade, the 2010s. 2016 was the hottest year since records began.

    The environment suffered badly: numerous species, habitats, birds, trees and aquatic life were affected by the hot conditions and high demand for water. The Environment Agency responded to a 330% increase in drought-related incidents as our teams acted to protect wildlife and rescue fish struggling due to low river flows and low oxygen. This kind of thing won’t happen every year. But it will happen more frequently, and it will happen worse. Most of us enjoyed this summer’s exceptional weather. But by 2040 it is likely there won’t be anything exceptional about summers like the one we have just had. The records will keep tumbling. Exceptional may be the new normal.
    And just as the rate of temperature rise looks to be accelerating, so too does one of its main consequences: the rise in sea level. Over the last 20 years sea levels have risen at roughly twice the speed of the preceding 80 years.
    It gets worse. While the international community has pledged to avoid a rise of more than 2°C in the average global temperature by 2100 compared with pre-industrial levels, many scientists think that the figure will be higher. The central scientific estimate now is that by 2100 global temperature will have risen by nearly twice the 2 degree figure - by around 3.5 °C.
    Climate change has bad consequences

    Second big point, and one that bears constant repetition: if we don’t tackle climate change, very bad things will happen.

    “Global warming” is another of those deceptive phrases. It doesn’t sound that threatening. Indeed to cold Brits shivering on our chilly northern island it sounds rather appealing. Who wouldn’t want a bit more sun and the weather a few degrees warmer? But the phrase is misleading because it doesn’t identify what will actually happen as the globe warms.

    Sea levels will rise significantly, perhaps by up to a metre in places by 2100, as waters warm and take up more space and our glaciers and land-based ice sheets melt. Sea level rise is particularly scary, because while other climate change-driven effects like extreme flooding or drought can do terrible harm, recovery from them is possible. But there is no recovery from a rising sea: it takes land, communities, infrastructure and everything else away forever.
    But disaster is not inevitable: we can tackle this problem
    That’s enough bad news. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like this. We can tackle this problem, if we act now. Because while some of the effects of climate change - temperatures increasing, sea levels rising, wetter winters, more violent weather – will continue for the next 30-40 years no matter what we do now, we can affect what happens after that.
    Conclusion
    The scandal is not that climate change is made up. The scandal is that it’s not, and that while a lot is already being done to tackle it, we are still not doing all we could. Why is tackling changing climate not at the top of everyone’s agenda? Partly, no doubt, because most people have busy lives and other things to worry about. Partly because the effects of a changing climate tend to be invisible and incremental until they are suddenly catastrophic. And maybe too because of the words we use. Language matters. So here’s a final thought: if words like “climate change” and “global warming” have become a turn-off for most ordinary people, maybe we should change the words. Perhaps we should talk instead about what those things actually mean: killer weather, a world under water, and a mortgaged future.

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      joyful_fruit's comment 21 May 2020

      I have found large parts of this speech on another website. Please make sure all writing is your own work and not copied.

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

    Optional Reflection
    Corona virus is a pandemic which started in the country of China and is destroying people's life's through out the world. This pandemic is so dangerous and is in almost all the countries of the world , it also has no vaccine or cure yet.
    I know it's a pandemic which nobody expected but I plead on the leaders of the world should try their best to educate individuals and also make sure individuals stay in their homes, it spreads when people move about. Our leaders must educate people for them to know that we are not in normal times and must obey precautions given by the World Health Organization (WHO).
    Our leaders must also come together to share ideas on how to prevent the virus from spreading and how to know those who are having the virus easily. They must also allow countries to try and make vaccines or medicines on their own using their local plants and herbs. They must also punish those who are not obeying the safety precautions given.
    l think when all these precautions are observed we can bring this pandemic to an end together.
    THANK YOU....

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

    step one:
    When I saw a picture of the kangaroo, I remembered the fires that occurred in the Australian forests on December 31, and the hurricanes and depressions that some underestimate, which sometimes leads to the dumping of some low-lying areas and leads to a number of deaths due to a lack of societal awareness and lack of attention to the harms of depression, and poverty that Most African regions suffer from it.

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

    step two:
    My speech to the world leaders is about this daily sun storms
    Solar Storm is a term used for the weather effects on Earth from certain events that occur in the sun.
    What damage can the solar heat make?
    You might think of the sun as a bright bright light that never changes. In fact, it's a huge ball of incredibly molten gases flowing constantly.
    Solar storms occur when the sun emits massive bursts of energy in the form of solar flares and coronal mass emissions. These phenomena send a stream of electric charges and magnetic fields to Earth at a speed of about three million miles per hour.
    What are the disadvantages of solar storms?
    Solar storms can disrupt satellites and various forms of electronic communications.
    Scientists who study solar storms have discovered that the frequency of solar flares appears to follow an 11-year solar cycle. At times of peak activity, there could be several solar storms each day. At other times, there might be less than one solar storm per week. Scientists expect the Sun's current activity cycle to result in a peak in solar storms during 2024.
    My advice is that the government should take care of the poor as well as the electromagnetic storms increase and affect communications

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

    Optical reflection
    Coronavirus is a global pandemic which has affected many nations. The disease is caused by virus and it has no cure at the moment. It started in Wuhan in China and it spread fast to many nations. The virus can spread when you come into contact with an affected person. That is you can get it through the fluid of an infected persons. This virus has affected about 4 million of people worldwide and about 270,000 people have died throughout the globe. My country Ghana as at now is also experiencing an infectious disease called tuberculosis in Northern part of the country. It has affected about hundreds of people in which 43 people have died of it.
    The government has to act quick so that they can curb the spread of both the coronavirus and the tuberculosis. Some of the measures the government can take are by making sure that people observe social distancing. They should not allow a lot of people to gather at one place so that they can avoid the spread. The should also ensure that people wear nose mask whenever they are in the midst of people. They should provide personal protective equipment to the health professionals who are taking care of the infected persons so that they will not also get the virus. They should provide emergency health facilities where we can keep those who have contracted the virus. The ordinary citizens should also take it upon themselves to protect their lives. They should frequently wash their hands with soap under running water. The should use hand sanitizer always as well. They should avoid hand shaking and also by not going to places where a lot of people have been crowded.
    The government should always make construction of hospitals and rehabilitation of old ones its priority so that they can deal with possible future pandemic.
    This therefore means when we observe social distancing, wash our hands frequently with soap and water, use hand sanitizer, avoid hand shaking and overcrowded places, wear nose mask, we can stop the spread of the virus. With the government building more health facilities and employing sufficient nurses and doctors, it can help us deal well with a possible future pandemic.
    Thank you.

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

    Step 1.
    Images I was able to remember and reasons why it is Important to this Topic.
    Image 1-
    Image 5- Is an image of a heatwave which has made people live their homes and gone to the beach.It is important to this topic because I could write to the respected members of the jury concerning some human activities (for example carbon emissions) which is increasing global warming by the day which can cause nausea and other diseases. So l would plead that they lower carbon emissions.

    Image 2- Is an image of bushfire in a forest whereby animals are eascaping. It is important to this topic because I could write to the respected members of the jury concerning the risk to wildlife, meaning due to some human activities are increasing global warming by the day which heats up forests and causes fire. And also some hunters, hunt illegally by setting fires in them which leads to outbreaks. So I would plead that they will protect forests and also educate hunters on the way they hunt.

    Image 3- Is an image of a very deep flood. It is important to this topic because I could write to the respected members of the jury concerning the risk to living things meaning due to some human activities (for example littering) gutters became choke and when it rains it causes floods which can lead to loss of lives and properties. So I would plead that they should educate the public and also enforce laws which will deal with people that litter.

    Image 5- Is an image of a heatwave which has made the man weak.
    It is important to this topic because I could write to the respected members of the jury concerning some human activities (for example carbon emissions) which is increasing global warming by the day which can cause nausea and other diseases. So l would plead that they lower carbon emissions.

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

    How does the natural world affects us ? wheater is a large part of how we experience the natural world . As you learend , some weather can be extremely dangerous. Do you think people should be forced to evacate thier homes during a hurricane ?

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    1. global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      harmonious_mouse's comment 23 May 2020

      I think people should be evacuated from hurricane areas in order to save their lives first. If they lose their lives, the state is responsible because they did not save them
      If the population is forced to evacuate the extreme weather, the state must provide them with a safe haven while providing them with important services such as education and health, because this is the state's duty to the population in the event of an extreme weather.

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

    . Some ways are:
    Picking up some shopping, prescriptions or running errands could be a major help. This will also ensure they are less likely to take risks and leave the house themselves.
    . The risk to vulnerable people may not be just for their health but also a reduction in movement and activity, which can be detrimental to their physical wellbeing too.
    . You can donate food and sanitary products.
    . Donate what you can to the charity.
    . Without this generosity, we wouldn’t be able to fund life saving heart and circulatory disease research that helps millions of people every year.

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

    In hurricane image shows the people have rebuilt their houses which shows that that they are wealthy people

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    My name is serious _fruit from Ghana and a member of the BNC, a platform where other children from other parts of the world engage and discuss issues affecting the world. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, the the UN has over 90 percent of countries of the world under it. The AU, NATO, the EU and NASA have links with the UN. That makes it a very powerful organization. The best of everything the world needs are associated with the UN. In that case what caused the Coronavirus to spread , getting out of hand and become a pandemic? Did experts underestimated the disease? We're you slow in your reaction to combat the disease? What actually prevented you from nibbing it in the bud? When it comes to emergency situations I think the best option is to see the issue as an emergency and treated as such. Forever example, do firefighters in a neighbouring country on detecting a fire outbreak, quench the fire immediately or they need to obtain visas or permits before battling the fire? I think the lessons that should be drawn from the current pandemic should include treating all matters with all seriousness no matter how small it might seem. We must do away with complacency. When it comes to matters which are life threatening we should cooperate and act quickly. We need each other more than ever before.

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    1. Emily 1.jpg Emily @ the BNC
      serious_fruit's comment 22 May 2020

      Thanks for your comment, serious_fruit! The example that you give is excellent, it makes your point brilliantly.

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_deer | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    22 May 2020

    In my own opinion to image 8,
    In my hometown North America,we are probably familiar with the concept of a wildfire, a large fire that spread very quickly and is difficult to place under control. Usually this type of wildfire spreads through the forests of North America.
    There are many factors that lead to a bush fire or influence it spread. This include the types of fuel in question. Some grasses as well as twigs can burn very quickly. On the other hand,large tree trunks don't burn as easily.
    The moisture of the fuel is another critical factor. Fuel that's is unlikely to burn. Similarly, increased humidity decreases the chance that a bush fire will start. On the flip side,lower humidity, higher temperature, and drier conditions all help ignite and spread a fire.

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

    FLOOD IMAGE
    Is a result of a heavy rainfall .flood is a large amount of water covers an area which is usually dry.

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

    The government should make sure that this flood is prevented, for example; educate the public on flood, its causes, effects, and preventive measures, make sure that gutters are dug and that the public should take care of it by not disposing wastes in it and by cleaning it regularly. Like they say prevention is better than cure, so I believe that if preventive measures are taken, less of this extreme weather will be experienced. The government should focus on preventative actions rather than reactive actions. I think local responses will be better. World leaders can support this by contributing money to fix damages caused by the flood and providing for those that were affected.I remember them all For me this thing is important because it works on exercising the mind and strengthening memory and thus helps to enhance focus and improve short-term memory, brain training and mental fitness, and this is based on strong memory, attention, operational tasks, optics, and with the abilities of yourself2- World leaders, you must be the active hands to avoid the issue of extremes of the atmosphere by taking many effective steps to reduce the phenomenon of extremes by supporting the international action program on sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change. We also need to confront weather, climate and water phenomena.- wash your hands with soap under running water frequently - shower straight away after going outside - do not go to town if you have nothing important doing out there - avoid crowded areasI think you know that in Ghana 99%of Ghanaians don't know the outcome of cleanliness, so what can you do to convince them that if they don't keep theirselves clean, they will not be healthy and where they reside will continue to be flooded

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    1. Emily 1.jpg Emily @ the BNC
      believable_context's comment 22 May 2020

      Hi believable_context! You say that Ghanaians don't know the outcome of cleanliness. I'm not sure about this. Do you think others might disagree?

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      1. global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
        Emily @ the BNC's comment 22 May 2020

        Please I want to answer this question, some Ghanaians don't know, not all Ghanaians so you should take notice.

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

    When the is amount of heavy rainfall the will usually occur flooded.

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

    In the covid -19 era it right to make a meeting we should come as one nation

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

    Starvation( image 4 )Famine occurred in Somalia due to drought and lack of assistance from neighboring countries and due to neglect, many people died, and the best example of this is in 2011 and 2012 if 269 thousand people died, more than half of them are children under the age of five, and said Mark Salmarsal, an economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization Of the United Nations: The sheer scale of this famine became clear from the study conducted in cooperation with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network&nbsp; Philip Lazarini, Humanitarian Aid Coordinator in Somalia, said: &quot;It became clear from the report that we should have done more before the famine. The warnings srathat we have received since 2010 have not resulted in sufficient work.&quot; An esti<br>
    mated 4.6% of the total population plus 40% of children under the age of five in southern and central Somalia have died due to this famine

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

    We also know that there is a virus called corona, and there are many ways in which the virus spreads, as the virus is transmitted primarily from contact with individuals, often through respiratory droplets caused by coughing, sneezing or speaking.
    As of April 3, 2020, the number of confirmed cases of the virus reached the threshold of one million people around the world, including more than 54 thousand deaths and about 218 thousand cases of similar recovery, and it was not 12 days after that, until the number of confirmed cases doubled on April 15, 2020, to cross The two million barrier around the world, among them more than 134 thousand deaths and about 511 thousand similarly recovered, and on April 27, 2020, i.e. 12 days later also, the number of injured exceeded three million people in 185 countries and regions around the world, including more than 211 One thousand deaths, and about 893 thousand cases were the same. The number of confirmed cases of the virus on May 10, 2020 reached four million people, including more than 279 thousand deaths, and about one million and 375 thousand cases of similar recovery.
    Most people with Covid-19 recover. For those who are not recovering, the period between symptoms and death usually ranges from 6 to 41 days, the World Health Organization said on March 11, 2020 that the epidemic could be controlled. The peak and duration of the pandemic are uncertain and may vary with the location.
    Therefore, the commitment of homes should be made.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      inquisitive_literature's comment 22 May 2020

      Thank you for sharing so much information! For those reading, remember these figures change each day so these will no longer be correct.

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

    SPEECH
    Extreme weather conditions include unexpected,unusual, severe or unseasonal weather. In this country we have experienced floods.when this weather condition happened on 3rd of June 2015,the southern part of the country's rain destruction in a lot of places hence a lot of properties destroyed. Injured were given medical attention ,homeless were given homes.the hungry was feed.
    The best responses for extreme weather conditions are;helping or giving medical attention to injured ,helping the homeless and feeding effected people. You can plan ahead for extreme weather conditions but it can't be prevented. Decision making barriers challenge port and administration to adapt and build resilience to natural hazards.
    The government can make emergency alerts for the country and buildings resilience. Government can ask global leaders for help . in the future Robots will be beneficial, from 5G to vision,the vr revolution comes to neutral interfaces . for all these things to happen we will need scientists and coders.

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  • global-conversation.png careful_olive | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    22 May 2020

    CHALLENGE - A speech to the world leaders
    Honorable members of the Jury, I am careful_olive a member of the Burnet News Club. I am here to suggest some ways of preventing extreme weathers.
    One may ask, what is extreme weather? Extreme weather is when weather is significantly different from the average or usual weather pattern. This may take place over one day or a period of time. My country Ghana has experienced heavy rainfall continuously in Accra, it's largest cities. The rain started on 1st June 2015. Other causes of the flood is as a result of the improper planning of settlement in Accra, choked gutters which is blocks the drainage system and a few other human factors. The flood claimed at least 152 lives and caused around US$100 million in asset losses. An important fraction of the city was affected, and the impact on livehoods and well being was very large.
    What responses are the best?
    a. Send food to the affected areas.
    b. Accomodate affected people.
    c. Ask for international aid.
    d. Support affected businesses.

    Are there ways to plan ahead or prevent extreme weather happening?
    Yes there are many ways to plan ahead. Here are a few ways to plan ahead.
    a. Proper planning of settlements.
    b. Disilting choked gutters and drainage systems.
    c. Lower carbon emission.
    d. Investing in green energy technology.
    These are just a hand full of suggestions. I hope my suggestions are taken into consideration. And I hope measures would be put in place.

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

    SPEECH TO THE WORLD LEADERS ON EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.
    Dear noble members, It is a great honour to have the opportunity to talk on extreme weather events happening in this generation. My country Ghana has experienced an extreme weather event that is Flooding. The deadly flooding occurred in Greater Accra on the 3rd, June 2015 which claimed many lives, destroyed properties and buildings. In my view, there are best ways to respond to extreme weather events they are;
    -Evacuate people from the area.
    -Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    -Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    -Ask for international aid.
    - Support affected businesses.
    -Provide shelter to people who cant stay in their homes.
    There are also many ways to plan ahead or prevent extreme weather events. Some are;
    -Invest in green energy technology.
    -More people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather in the near future.
    -Build better flood defense.
    -Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    - Lower carbon emissions.
    -Build strong structures with materials that will keep homes cool.
    Governments must rather put more effort on preventing actions than reacting, because if they don’t prevent these actions, it can bring problems in the near future and can also cause damage, claims people’s lives. I as a person think, globally responding to an extreme weather event is better because if we all put our cultural differences away and come together to react to an extreme weather events, then we will all move on to achieve a common goal.
    I would like the world to become better and there should be peace and stability between all nations. Extreme weather is making its presence known in this time, no matter where we live. And that is why we must tackle the crisis as a nation.Actions is needed now in order to make the world a better place to live. Thanks For Reading🙏.
    I’m intellectual_meaning from Ghana.😁

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      intellectual_meaning's comment 22 May 2020

      Good speaking up here! Can you give an example of how governments would do some your bullet points?

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

      Are you saying that they should send firefighters to where flood was happening?

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

    How community’s must combat on Extreme weather Events.
    Community Must adhere to strong measures put in place to combat extreme flood event. They can do these by removing chocked drains, avoid slums cohabitation etc...

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

    In the less developed country, during this period at least a good number of people are been assisted with food but it may not go round because of maybe the population.
    So, at this point the local government should come in to assist the state government or the fedaral government to cover the distribution in the whole country. The government is trying but they should put in their best , though the budget of the country like this might not synchronize with its population.
    We want the best for all the citizens and the best from the government.

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

    Speech To World Leaders About Extreme Weather is and weather that has affect many people's and country's examples of extreme weather is tornadoes,thenderstorm,downbursts etc. I as a person,live in country's I have no experience about extreme weather but heard a lot of it. I think that world leaders should allow everyone who can help us in facing the situation we has(extreme weather) should come up with their experience they has. Federal agencies can also look at protection and restoration of habitats lessen the impact of flood. Healthy forest absorb rainfall and slow it's flow into streams,wetlands lower flood heights and velocity,and dunes provide protective barriers to waves for examples 1. Protect and restore key Ecosystem. 2. Support small agricultural producers etc. I think this will help because we help reporters get the science right and feel confident about it into their stories. I think government should focus on preventative more than reaction because if you don't prevent it,it may cause more damage and if that happens it will be difficult to react on it. I think that global responses is better because if they all come up together to solve the problem they has they will get the right solution to react on the extreme weather event this will help us to move on. I would like the world to become better and there should be peace and unity. We need to take action before they happens so that it may not cause any problem in order to stay healthy.

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

    Step 2
    A speech to world leaders
    MY EXPERIENCE OF EXTREME WEATHER
    What is extreme weather?
    Extreme weather or extreme climate events includes unexpected, unusual, severe, or unseasonable weather that affect mankind, animals and properties.
    (1) Heatwave: The impact of extreme weather here in Nigeria, Abuja to be specific is terrible, it led to high temperature which was uncomfortable for us to live in and carry out our daily activities.
    The causes for the heatwave are combustion of car engines, burning of charcoal and woods all this causes of heatwave emit vicious carbon which deplete our ozone layer and cause ultraviolet rays to reach us directly.
    The way to prevent it is by using clean source of energy for example: harnessing the wind, solar energy and geothermal energy, these sources of energy will help to stop carbon emissions to avoid the depletion of the ozone layers.
    (2) Flooding: Some of the worst flooding in recent memory happened five years ago in March 2012 when 32 of Nigeria’s 36 states were affected, 24 severely. More than 360 people were killed and almost two million people were displaced.
    The seriousness of the flooding was attributed to a combination of two events: very heavy local rainfall and the release of excess water from the Lagdo Dam in nearby Cameroon.
    Although the degree and seriousness of flooding in Nigeria fluctuates, flooding remains a recurring phenomenon in most parts of the country. The first factor aggravating flooding is climate change, which has been shown to contribute to more extreme storms and rainfall. Another factor contributing to flooding in cities is that Nigeria has experienced rapid urban growth and planning is poor.
    The problem of flooding is not peculiar to Nigeria alone. In 2007, floods affected 1.5 million people across several countries in Africa, including Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia and Niger. Alluvial flooding is common for major rivers—such as Nile, Niger, Benue, Orange, Zambezi—in Africa. Major cities in Africa are also susceptible to fluvial flooding which occurs when excessive rainfall, over an extended period of time, causes rivers to overflow.
    THE EFFECT OR IMPACT OF EXTREME WEATHER
    Economic cost
    According to IPCC (2011) estimates of annual losses have ranged since 1980 from a few billion to above US$200 billion (in 2010 dollars), with the highest value for 2005 (the year of Hurricane Katrina). The global weather-related disaster losses, such as loss of human lives, cultural heritage, and ecosystem services, are difficult to value and monetize, and thus they are poorly reflected in estimates of losses. Yet, recent abnormally intense storms, hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and associated large-scale wildfires have led to unprecedented negative ecological consequences for tropical forests and coral reefs around the world.
    STATISTICS OF FLOOD
    (1). Around 5 million people live in flood risk areas in England and wales.
    (2). Flash floods can bring walls of water from 10 to 20 feet high.
    (3). Only 41%(276,000) of people eligible for free flood warnings are registered to receive them
    HOW I THINK COMMUNITIES SHOULD COMBAT EXTREME WEATHER
    Heatwave and flooding has been the major extreme weather in my country, I think the way communities should combat extreme weather is by:
    (1). Using clean source of energy for example solar energy, geothermal energy e.tc
    (2). Reduce or stop carbon emissions
    (3). Building flood defense system
    PREVENTION OF HEATWAVE AND FLOOD
    Flood can be prevented by the followings:
    (1). Building good drainages
    (2). Introducing better flood warning system
    (3). Constructing buildings above flood level
    Heatwave can be prevented by the followings:
    (1). Using clean source of energy for example solar energy, geothermal energy etc.
    (2). Reduce or stop carbon emissions
    HOW GOVERNMENT SHOULD ACT
    The government should build proper drainage systems and should also focus on both the preventive and reactive methods, although they might face some challenges like the people in the community refusing to comply with them, but they should still try their best.
    MY VISION FOR THE FUTURE
    In years to come, i will like to see the government tackling extreme weather and providing clean sources of energy.

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

    A SPEECH TO WORLD LEADERS ABOUT EXTREME WEATHER.

    Hello, Good morning everybody! I'm lovable_agency from Ghana and I'm here to tell you about extreme weather.i would like to say thanks to our respected leaders who gave such a golden chance to express my view among you all.
    In my country Ghana, extreme weather is very severe in some parts than others.as for me I have not experienced extreme weather before as the name "extreme" suggest but flood is one of the commonest I've experienced.i've heard others on radio or internet from foreign countries.for example, record breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across where at least 33people have seen killed including firefighters and more than 11million hectares(110,000 sq km or 27.2 Million acres) of bush,forest and parks across Australia has burned.https://www.bbc.com>news>worl...
    It was very severe because bush meats such as rabbits and grasshoppers were killed and most hunters will suffer and lot of people properties were destroyed.
    The best way to respond to extreme weather events are ;
    1.Evacuate from areas likely to experience extreme weather events especially floods and bushfires.
    2.Build strong better flood defences.
    3.Borrow money from other countries to help affected people.
    4.saving money to respond to future weather disasters.
    5.Asking affected survivors of extreme weather on how it occurred to know how to prevent it.
    6.check the forecast regularly if you are at risk for severe weather.
    7.sending food to those whose properties were damaged.
    8.Reducing negative impacts by taking advantage of new opportunities known as adaptation.
    9.Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to safer levels.
    9.Reduce food waste to avoid starvation when severe weather occurs at another time.
    10.planting trees to remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

    We should all move ahead to the prevention of extreme weather rather than reacting because when it comes to our health,prevention is much better than cure and it saves money while reaction will consume a lot of money.
    If we want the world to become peaceful and happy place for all,then action is needed now to do this!!!
    Thank you all.

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

    SPEECH TO WORLD LEADERS ON EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
    I am very much privileged to have the opportunity to talk to you all about my speech on extreme weather events. I am patient_raccoon from Rev. Father Lemmens Basic School in Ghana.
    In Ghana, the first episode of floods caused by heavy rainfall during the major rainy season in 2018 occurred in Accra (5.6N and 0.17W) a coastal town, and Kumasi (6.72N and 1.6W) in the forest region on the 18th and 28th of June, respectively. We applied the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to investigate and examine the metro logical dynamics, which resulted in the extreme rainfall and floods that caused fourteen (14) deaths, Thirty Four Thousand and Seventy Six (34,076) people being displaced with damaged properties, and economic lost estimated at $168,289 for the two cities according to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO). The slow moving thunderstorms lasted for about eight (8) hours due to the weak African Easterly Wave (AEW) and Tropical Easterly Jet (TEJ). Result from the analysis showed that surface pressures were low with significant account of moisture influx aiding the thunderstorm intensification, which produced 90.1 mm and 114.6 mm of rainfall over Accra and Kumasi respectively.
    We compared the rainfall amount from this event to the historical rainfall data to investigate possible changes in rainfall intensities overtime. A time, series of Annual Daily Maximum Rainfall (ADMR) showed an increasing trend with a slope of 0.45 over Accra and a decreasing trend and a slope of 0.07 over Kumasi. The 95th percentile frequencies of extreme rainfall with thresholds of 45.10 mm and 42.15 mm were analyzed for Accra and Kumasi respectively, based on the normal distribution of rainfall. Accra showed fewer days with more heavy rainfall, while Kumasi showed more days with less heavy rainfalls.
    Source: www.hindawi.com
    In my opinion, I think the best way to respond to extreme weather events are:-
    1. Provide emergency health care to the injured.
    2. Send food to the affected areas.
    3. Provide shelter to people who can't stay in their homes.
    4. Send fire fighters to affected areas.
    5. Ask for international aid (help).
    6. Evacuate people from the area.
    7. Support affected businesses.
    As the adage goes, 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.
    1. Move people away from areas likely to experience extreme weather events.
    2. Build houses with materials that keep homes cool.
    3. Lower carbon emissions.
    4. Build better flood defenses.
    5. Save money so you can respond to a future weather disaster.
    6. Invest in early-warning storm systems.
    7. Invest in green energy technology.
    Government should adhere to these preventive and reactive responses on extreme weather events. In future, I expect all nations to come together in unity to help control extreme weather events.
    Thanks for your time.
    I am patient_raccoon

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

    Coronavirus are large group of viruses that are common among animal. The virus can spread from human contact with animal and also from human to human. The viruses can make people sick,coronavirus sysptorm include fever,a runny nose,cough,sore throat,possibly a headache. There is no vaccine to protect against this family of viruses. Reduce your risk of infection by washing your with soap and water before touching anything including your eyes,nose and mouth,cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze,Disifect the object and surface you touch. If you are sick,stay home and avoid crowds and contact with others. All this thing will help us to prevent coronavirus

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

    Extreme weather discussions should be more regular among students. That way when we become adults we will be more ready to deal with the bigger measures that needs to be taken to prevent extreme weather events.

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

    Come to think about it, What is extreme in one country might not be extreme in another place. The lack of proper drainage in some countries may be the cause of floods, It is not all the floods that are usually caused by excessive rains. Does this scenario qualify to an extreme weather events too?

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

    A SPEECH TO THE WORLD LEADERS
    Greetings to all my fellow pupils from all the other schools and to the world leaders. I would like to share my thoughts on extreme weather events.
    Extreme weather is unusual of unexpected climate events,it is also termed an unseasonal weather which includes: floods, drought, storms, heatwave, wildfire and hurricanes and it has impacted many people in the world.
    My country has experienced floods and drought. The impact was that, many lives were lost, crops were destroyed, livestock died and also the countries economy went down. The government response to the community which had experienced extreme weather was: building better flood defences and provide food and shelter to people who lost their homes.
    The community could also plan ahead and prevent extreme weather by saving money so they can respond to future disaster.
    The government should also respond by , providing emergency health care to the injured,send food to the affected areas. The government should focus on preventative measures and not reactive because if they could react later many people could die so it is better to prevent.
    For future I would like our world leaders to help, and our universe to live a peaceful live . I would not like to see many people die because of Extreme Weather events in our universe.

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

    I have not experienced extreme drought myself before, but i have heard all adults in my Country Ghana talk about 1983 drought which was an extreme weather event. I think references like these will help in education people about extreme weather.

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

    A SPEECH TO WORLD LEADERS ABOUT COVID-19 (Pandemic)

    Hello, everyone.thank you for having me. My name is lovable_agency and I am going to be speaking to you about the pandemic we are all facing around the world.

    As for me,I've not witnessed the virus before but I just wanted to share how to spread the slow of the virus.i've been hearing it and seeing it on the internet and that's why I'm here to share it with you.
    To fight the virus or slow it fast spread,those are the measures to ensure or take;
    a.applying the so called hand sanitizer should be taught to those who doesn't know how to apply it.
    b.we should observe social distancing.
    c.wash our hands after every 20 seconds.
    d.limit contact:avoid coming into contact with people
    e.staying home if unwell.
    f.not touching the face.
    g.cough and sneeze into the elbow.
    h.clean all shared surface frequently.
    i.avoid nonessential travel.
    j.using a separate bathroom if possible.
    k.providing support for students with concerns about covid19 and how it may affect them.
    l.one of the fast spread is giving your phone to someone.so you should avoid giving your phone to people.
    m.wearing masks.
    n.vaccination.there is no vaccination yet,but there is one for the flu.

    We need to ensure those measures if we want to slow the spread of the virus and if we want the world to become peaceful as it was before.
    Once again I'm lovable_agency.
    Thank you all for your support.

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

    my speech to the world leaders about Extreme weather is these Extreme weather are happening more frequently causing damage.For example here in Kenya we have experienced floods. The floods occured on May later this year Thousands of families were displaced, others lost their properties and others died from the encounter.I would urge the government to take immediate responses like giving healthcare to the injured,sending an aid group to maybe help the response and also evacuating people from the affected area. They should also put barriers to combat this extreme weather events like erecting preventatives so as to stop these events.The government should provide money to do the responses. They should accept global responses so as to boost friendship between countries and also allow each countries to come up with ideas to solve the problem together . I think the government should focus on both preventatives and reactive responses because it would be good to prevent an extreme weather event so as to prevent the effect and on the other side it would be good to react to an extreme weather event so as to prevent further more damage by the event.The government should also allow everyone to come up with ideas of combating these extreme weather event. And if the government does all this there would be a reduction of extreme weather hence making the world a better place. So it is important to take an action so we may prevent these extreme weathers and make the world a better place in future generation.

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

    Image two was a heart breaking one. I was following sadly the news of the fires in the Australian forests which caused millions of animals to lose their lives. I hope that there were some lessons learned to stop this happening again and some actions to repair the destruction.

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

    There are many challenges, but also attention must be paid to all people and also they must protect themselves. Among the challenges are:
    There are developing countries that suffer from a lack of health resources, but not only developing countries, but there are also Britain with a lack of masks and gloves and
    Many doctors who defend the world die to protect its inhabitants as true heroes
    And also that applies to the army. They also die protecting the safety of the world. When they prevent you from leaving your homes, this is because they are keen on your safety. The only thing affected is the spirit of doctors and the army.😷

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

    I want the government to set some rules such as, if you throw rubbish into gutters, you will pay a fine and when you finish paying the fine and you still don't abide to the rules the person must be sent to prison for just two months.

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    1. global-conversation.png amicable_mango | Kitengela Academy | Kenya
      opinionated_honeydew's comment 29 May 2020

      That will be very good.We will not make the environment worse than it is right now.The government should even prison the tree cutters for about two to twelve months

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

    Extreme weather is a weather that do affects people or citizens, it causes loss of lives and properates, which also leads to loss of funds to the economy and also to the government, in that case the government are also being affected duemail to the extreme weather reports.
    WAYS BY WHICH THE GOVERNMENT CAN BE AFFECTED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    1. When a citizend loss his or her life due to the extreme weather, he or she will not be able to pay his or her taxes, which means the government has lossedsome amounts of money that was supposed to have added to the building of that country.
    2. There will be decrease instead of increase in the country.
    3.when there are loss of lives and property in a counary the economination of that country will be going down automatically.
    4. It leads to loss of happiness and pride (because a goodles leader will always care for his or her people or citizens and will not be happy seeing the people he or she loves losing their lives and properties)
    5.citizens will not be happy with their leaders and will not like to elect such leader that does not care about the well being of his or her citizens etc.
    WAYS BY WHICH THE CITIZENS CAN BE AFFECTED ARE AS FOLLOWS :
    1.Loss of lives
    2.loss of properties
    3. Loss of family members and loved ones etc.
    WHAT IS EXTREME?
    Extreme simply means when something has gotten to its top state, and needs ultimate care and attention or reaching a high or highest degree (very great)
    WHAT IS WEATHER?
    Whether can be defined as the state of atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, stormy or calm, clear or cloudy...weather also refers to day to day temperature and precipitation activities , whereas climate is the term for the averaging of atmospheric conditions over long periods of time.
    4 (four)TYPES OF WEATHER INCLUDES:
    1.sunny
    2.cloudy
    3.rainy
    4.snowy and windy.
    ELAMENT OF WEATHER :
    The 7 elementsof weather are as follows;
    1.temperature
    2. Air pressure
    3.cloud formation
    4. HumIditarod
    5.precipitation
    6.sunshine
    7. Wind velocity.
    WHAT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS WEATHER?
    The largest number of reported injuries resulted from heat waves, winter weather, and high winds including thunderstorm winds. The most deadly weather event in the United States over past five years include hurricane irma, wild fires in California, and hurricane Harvey.
    HOW DOES WEATHER AFFECTS US?
    Weather affect us in a huge number of ways. Climate influences the grow that of crops, thus affecting the availability and kind of foods we eat.
    WAYS WHICH LEADERS SHOULD PREVENT EXTREME WEATHER FROM AFFECTING HIS OR HER CITIZENS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    1.government should provide work opportunities for citizens for them to safe enough money to building in a good area where they can not be affected by extreme weather.
    2. They should encourage and instructthe citizens not to live in anew area close to rivers such as to prevent loss of lives and properties during floody accident
    3.they should make sure that producers produce good building materials etc.

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

    Step 1
    1_ A fire in the forests that causes the burning of trees and properties , and this fire leads to environmental pollution resulting from global warming
    2_ flood couses cars , people and property to drown and also pollutes the environment

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

    My speech
    I am very thankful for this golden opportunity that is given to me at this platform to share my thought with our esteemed government. I appreciate our government of Kenya for the measures they are taking to deal with this pandemic. I would kindly request the government to also take actions in helping the needy especially in those areas which are on lock down for the time being. The government should take measures that will ensure all students are taking part in online education even those ones in interior parts of Kenya. Since it was confirmed that only 20% of the Kenyan students are getting online education during this period. What precaution will the government take to ensure equal accessibility of online education to all students in Kenya? What will be the fate of my fellow candidates especially those who are not through with their Syllabus?
    Our dear

    Our dear leaders show as the way especially this time that we need you most.
    Thank you.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    I would like to tell the world leaders that this pandemic is not only a flu but dangerous to human beings. I would also like the world leaders to come together and cooperate so that we can get rid of this virus ,even the citizens to follow the precautions and to take their responsibility, not to be followed to do things like washing hands, sanitising and social distancing because that is their responsibility. I think when all precautions are followed we can get rid of this pandemic

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

    Yes indeed since they have the ability and knowledge to come up with a vaccine against it

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

    An important question,I can clarify for you. As we all know most of the countries in the world are in a state of self quarantine. Most of the activities and programs carried out by people are all suspended by the government. As for individuals, most of the population does daily activities that require leaving your house but with this epidemic they are forced to stay at home. Also,students are asked to stay at home.The government has also put a ban on social gatherings and churches. Because of this epidemic, all flights are banned temporarily until further notice. And also there were lock downs which were imposed on both the movement of people and vehicles.

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

    Step 1
    I remembered picture 3 and 7, I do not quite know why I specifically remembered it, perhaps because floods are one of the extreme weather phenomena that cause massive destruction to many buildings and colonies, as well as lead to poverty because when homes and businesses are destroyed, homeowners and companies will be affected and may go bankrupt.

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

    Step 2 ، A letter to world leaders:
    Dear world leaders, I send this message to you with all my respect to you, that many countries suffer from the phenomenon of severe weather and I think that it should be taken into account to protect our country and ourselves, I suggest reducing this phenomenon gradually and start with global warming Which is one of the causes of severe weather and there are two parts to the causes of the greenhouse gas phenomenon, the first section is natural factors such as volcanoes and forest fires and this section we cannot control, so we will move to the second section that we can control which is human activities such as increasing the use of CFCs in cooling systems We can reduce the use of this gas and also we can preserve the green layer and increase the interest in trees and not cut them down a lot and protect them. Thank you very much.

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

    Step Two
    My speech to the world leaders and decision makers .
    Corona Virus is a fatal virus .It causes a catastrophic results on all fields of our life .We became just like pensioners in our houses . We lost our lovely grand fathers and mothers .
    This all happened because of bad eating habits and Closing factories helped recover the ozone layer The hole was the result of a record depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic this winter, which experts described as an unusual situation in this region of the planet, according to what the European News Network quoted from the agency. The agency pointed out that the usual is to form holes in the ozone layer over the Antarctic, every spring. According to the European Agency, the ozone hole over the Antarctic is mainly caused by man-made chemicals including chlorine and bromine that migrate to the stratosphere; It is a layer of the atmosphere located 10 to 50 kilometers above sea level. Similar holes formed in the same area above the Arctic during the winter of 1997 and 2011, but to a lesser extent than this year
    . My advice to my government and the decision makers is be ready for all the changes and make the positive points of corona as a habit judt like washing hands ,eating healthy food , social distancing and stop factories gas pollution.
    Thanks dear world leaders.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      gracious_television's comment 26 May 2020

      Although there are similarities between extreme weather and the coronavirus, remember that extreme weather wasn't the cause of the virus.

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

    i great you all leaders allover the world. i am self reliant passion-fruit.
    what i understand about extreme weather they move our lives changes a lot.
    In case of floods, our people have suffered enough it is time we put a fullstop to this. how do we do this?By building better floods defenses and teaching our people how to plant trees and more so as to give as shades and prevent the serious erosion caused by floods. trees also reduce the speed of water runoff hence less damages are incurred.
    MY friends, think things about droughts which are the outcomes of more wildfires if we plant more trees .we would prevent drought hence our forest and bushess will be ever green due to rains and when fire are lit the chances of catching fires would be minimal .
    Thinking about heatwaves, according to me are caused by us we push the ozone layer to the blim by emiting more and more carbon to the atmosphere let us embrace renewable sources of energy to prevent the same.
    Now that you are our leaders help us to spread the message of taking good care of our environment through schools, social media and other mode of communication.
    Thank you all as we work together to change our world to a better and beautiful place.

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

    Step-1

    Picture 1 : discussions about heatwave which happened in one nation. Heatwaves typically carry inconvenience to individuals since the climate is unreasonably hot for them. They go to sea shores, pools to swim with the end goal for them to feel cool.

    Picture 2: discussions about fierce blaze which happened in Australia. Ranches were demolished and a great deal of animals were executed.

    Picture 3: discussions about flood which happened in an Asian nation which annihilated a ton of properties.

    Picture 4: discussions about typhoon which happened in Haiti. Properties were crushed and individuals additionally lost their lives.

    Picture 5: discussions about Heatwave which happened in a less evolved nation.

    Picture 6: likewise discusses a tropical storm which happened in a created nation.

    Picture 7: discussions about flood which happened devastating a few properties.

    Picture 8: discussions about out of control fire which obliterated numerous farmlands.
    i guess all these from the following pictures.

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

    Step-1
    austrilia wildfire
    Haiti event
    infrastructure of the buildings

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

    am elated strategy. just a mistake sorry for the inconvinience

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

    Which time will the section 6 will arrive or have we finished all the section?

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 26 May 2020

      Sorry, the post was supposed to appear yesterday and did not. It should now be accessible.

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  • global-conversation.png buzzing_leopard | Meadowlands School Durunmi | Nigeria
    25 May 2020

    Members of the The Economist, in Nigeria the most extreme weatherbin 2018 Nigeria experienced rise in Sea level and houses were under water.

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

    What I would like to say to the world leaders about the virus and extreme weather events is that they should be active to save Peoples lives and found doctors to find a cure for Covid-19 and scientists to look at extreme weather events. Extreme weather like floods and drought are happening now in some countries.
    DEATH.
    At the news I saw that a person in Trans Nzoia went to swim in a river, he removed his or her clothes and swam into the water. The person died in the river and the people were looking for him and they found him.
    PROBLEMS.
    Floods are happening here in Kenya during the pandemic. Not in the capital city Nairobi, in some counties where our grandmothers are living.
    Here in Kenya, there is no suffering from drought. Drought happened last year in some places and now the places where people were suffering from drought are suffering from floods.
    BAD NEWS.
    In Nairobi in a place called Kariobangi, some people are very sad because there houses were broken down by the bulldozers. Now they just cook food outside, they sleep on an uncomfortable place, there is no water there and there children are having a cold cough.
    COVID-19.
    Now in Kenya, some people who have recovered are 4o2 and the people who have died are 52. So people are very worried because they need to eat, shelter and clothes.

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

    Here in Kenya 🇰🇪we are experiencing floods 🌊with the virus😷. But in Nairobi 🕋when it rains🌧️, there is no flood 🌊happening but in where our grandmothers🤶👵 live, it is a must there must be a flood🌊.
    The people👪👨‍👩‍👦 who I said they live in Kariobangi🏕️, are helped by the bulldozers for sanitizers🏗️. They were at least happy 👩👨to be helped👷.

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

    SPEECH TO THE WORLD LEADERS.
    Good morning people👪👨‍👩‍👦 I wanted to write this speech so that the world 🌍leaders to know 👀what is happening. I think some world leaders have closed their minds💭, ears👂, eyes👀 and mouth👄. Some leaders don't care if there is trouble in the world🌍. The president👨 in Tanzania opened Universities 🏫🏢without knowing that the Covid-19 😷will have a very big impact on them. In some countries🇦🇬🇦🇮🇦🇸🇦🇷🇦🇿🇧🇧🇮🇸, extreme weather🌊🌫️🌪️☀️💧❄️ events are happening while there is Covid-19😷, what if there is floods 🌊and houses🏘️ are swept away, animals dying🙀, people worrying 😖and dying and crops 🌳🌲💐destroyed🌊. World leaders don't close your minds💭, ears 👂and eyes👀. Give rules💯 to people and help those who don't have houses🏘️, food 🍝🍟and clothes🎽👗👢. This is the time 🕜for trying because the virus 😷is affecting our economy 😑and faith in each other🙏. "If we treat this virus😷 normally it will treat us abnormally." That's what our CS Mutahi Kagwe said.
    At this time we should know what to do because the virus is everywhere and there is no where to run🏃 and hide🕵️ because if the presidents say that we stay home👥 and we should not go outside🌇 we will not afford money💰 to buy food🍔🥚, clothes 👠👑👗and look for shelter🏘️. Some people are very lucky to recover😃 from the virus but not lucky forever because if you go outside again and you get the virus, maybe you'll die this time. Should we blame China or not now I am worried because you never know if the virus will be over or it will continue. If the virus continues we will never go to school🏫 or we will repeat the same class1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣4️⃣4️⃣5️⃣6️⃣7️⃣8️⃣ which we are next year.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    The coronavirus knows neither borders nor race. It does not care what your social status is or how much money you have in the bank.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, it has also "invaded" many countries' political backbones with at least 100 senior politicians contracting the virus.

    World leaders, like billions of people around the globe, have seen their lives upended.

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

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION

    There will. Currently the H5N1 avian influenza virus is the most likely candidate virus for the next influenza pandemic. There is only one condition missing - a virus that is rapidly transmitted from person to person.

    When will it come? We do not know, but the new pandemic virus could appear anytime.

    What is the expected political and social cost? It will be huge. No Government or Head of State can afford to be caught off guard. However, Singapore has lived through SARS. You have shown your ability to respond dynamically to evolving situations, and to make a success of disease control. Your pandemic preparedness plans are excellent. We are facing a challenge which is potentially much bigger than SARS. There were between 40 and 50 million deaths in the 1918 flu pandemic. The influenza pandemics in the 1950s and 1960s were considered as mild, but they killed 3 million people.

    What will the economic cost be? The economic cost of SARS has been estimated at $30 billion. Remember - there were fewer than 800 deaths from SARS throughout the whole outbreak. It is essential that good communications are in place so people know what to do. The more advance preparation you do, the more you protect against illness, death and destructive panic.

    Where will it start? The pandemic is most likely to start in one of the countries in this region, because they have experienced sustained outbreaks of avian flu for three years. We think that the pandemic flu virus in humans is most likely to be a mutation of the avian flu virus H5N1.

    Who has prevented the pandemic from starting so far? Small farmers have made huge sacrifices by culling their chickens when farms were infected. They were under-compensated: sometimes they were not compensated at all. Theirs is the single biggest contribution to the prevention of a human flu pandemic. The issue of compensation is directly linked with an effective surveillance system. It will make farmers come forward to report unusual events in their farms.

    What is needed? How do we reduce the risks? Every country must have a national pandemic control plan. Every country needs a communications strategy, to educate the public about pandemic flu: what it is, and what it is not. Every government must be able to respond rapidly and effectively when the time comes.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      diplomatic_llama's comment 27 May 2020

      Can you explain why?

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

    The first picture :
    Not so long ago, everyone went out without barriers visiting each other, looking after each other, but after the appearance of the Corona virus, people had to meet each other on mobile screens. I don’t know if these pictures were before or after the virus spread, but there are a lot of people around the Eiffel Tower that completely contradict the concept of spacing in the shadow of the Corona virus, which may result in many disasters, all people must follow the specified criteria in going out as it is There must be at least 1 meter between the person and the other to be able to protect yourself and others.

    picture 2 :
    Forest fires ! In other words, fire storms! Who will be the victim of this disaster? Who is harmed the most? Is he a human? I do not think so. The biggest victim is the animal and plant. What is the guilt of those animals with human-caused disasters when they are in your house and suddenly they are burned and nothing remains of them. How will your position be? How will you feel when you do not find a home for you? To discuss another point, how do you feel when you find your parents and your family not present and you lost them in the fire, how will you complete the rest of your life and you know that you are causing all these disasters to weak creatures that have no place to live other than these beautiful forests, what has the person benefited from all these disasters? He harms himself no more. If anyone tells me that animals can live in the parks designated for them and remain trapped in a place for the rest of your life, that you cannot return to your normal life, go out and run in the wilds, imagine yourself living in a place where you do not know anyone! How will you deal with others? How will your life live? I know that my words will not work because no one cares. But imagine yourself where these animals are. Do you like them doing this to you? I hope everyone will conserve this planet and protect all animals, especially endangered species.

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

    Personally,Ilive in Gaza strip, which is a temperate region in which no severe weather is limited ,expect reraly like the exterma of heat aweek ago from now we have faced and it was very hot .As for what I learned from the program it is a very confusing question becouse ldont know if l can understand what Do you publish it on my experience with this or not but there is some information that surprised me for being the first in my life to read and publish about the term extrma weather and this is something Iam proud of my self in it alot as Ilove to obtain knowledge through games or educatiant programs that it is entertaining and exorbitant at the same time .
    Thanks😉

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

    O great leaders, responsible for many people's souls, l would like to start my speech with your salutations and I will start with my topic that the beginning of every simple and uncompromising behavior we do may be the reason for the increase in the bad influence of extreme weather and the severe danger it produces affecting the planet and the end of human life for that I would like your excellency and everyone to participate in developing proposals and solutions to address this bad weather, including reducing the use of transportation and the use of alternative that rely on clean energy and increasing the green areas to generate oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide and the use of safe methods to get rid of human waste and the complete and safe readiness to address the danger hurricanes and fires in forests, and to address the effects of extreme weather. Together, to jointly tackle the extreme weather, we are all safe. In the end, I can say that I can't imagine a world without travel, but I realize at the same time that unless we will not have any future planet in our future that we can explore.

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

    The measures that can be taken to overcome the Corona virus .. workers are fighting a fierce battle against the new Corona virus and a relationship has been observed between the state's ability to contain the virus and its arrangement between countries in terms of the presence of its health system ... I hope from world leaders to exploit This crisis as an opportunity to create models for countries to coexist with one another and not waste their energy in fighting each other and to make their systems more resilient in the face of the virus. Let me, world leaders, clarify some ideas that I hope to take first: Focus on the framework of thinking in how to understand shocks and how we can Countries, the World Bank’s Fund, and other organizations provide effective and coordinated support to those affected by this crisis .. Second: In a spirit of cooperation we address this epidemic, which is a global problem Third: Pumping money into building hospitals and providing respirators to all those in need without exception instead of investing them in wars and confrontations In short, it is a rapidly developing situation that requires a high degree of coordination and speed, and we intend to achieve this.

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

    Extreme weather is when weather is beyond the usual. Our country Kenya 🇰🇪has faced are like floods 🌊 fire🔥 and drought. It has led to death of people☠,animals🙀and even plants 🥀. It even destroyed homes 🏚. This is because of the reckless people who cut down trees and can't plant any tree. The government should prevent extreme weather by telling citizens to plant tree and if you cut you should plant two. If the government do this it will be able to control the floods and drought. The world leaders should help the poor and the homeless people. I would like the world to be clean and organise. No littering the environment.

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

    Step one
    I can remember for the first time the cangro animal in Australia wild fires. Really I felt sorry for them .The animals are very sad and poor. When I looked a gain .I noticed the flood and poor people who were trying to push their caro to sell something in this exterme weather . Really this is very exhausting .

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

    Step2
    Good morning to the heads of the world, good evening, or even anywhere and anytime in this world, because in all these times there are people suffering, the harsh weather is not a simple issue that we should give him complete caution and the necessary precautions, there are many people who do not know what the weather is The extremist and they did not try it just like me I live in a good climate I would not have understood the extreme weather without participating in the global conversation, so we must really spread awareness because nature surprises us daily, we must be ready, we must cooperate with families that lose huge losses or maybe they are more Of families, but I do not know the amount of danger, I did not try, and there are many children and other families did not try to imagine what would happen to them if you were exposed to a situation of harsh weather and they do not know how to deal with it many souls will go because of our ignorance,my message is that everyone should understand the seriousness of the situation, must take all precautions in all countries in advance, we must spread awareness and learn how to deal in the event of emergency accidents, I hope from the heads of the world to give importance to the matter because if you do not do this you will not do this person other than you, You are a role model for many, and some consider you hope,Please be qualified to these responsibilities,thank you for reading.

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

    Optional reflection:
    I want to tell world leaders that everyone knows how dangerous Corona virus is and that it is a deadly virus. More than three million 595 thousand and 970 infections have been recorded in 195 countries, it is a very large number, yes there are some lucky patients who have been able to recover from it, but I live in a humble city (Gaza) The health situation is not good at all, I mean, there are a lot of tools and medical supplies that are not available, and the people of my city mix with their relatives and their friends, and the living situation is bad for some. I mean, if this epidemic spreads to my city, we will not be able to hold on long, please pay attention to our situation and put a lot From other cities like ours, I think if we stand together we will overcome this epidemic. Now is not the time to blame China, everything will be fine.

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

    Step 1
    Image 2 : the accumulation of water that led to a flood, drowning the property of many people and impeding their movement
    Image 1 : heatwaves that occur when system of high atmosphere pressure move to an area .

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