Is everyone equally affected by extreme weather?

Here's a chance for you to reflect on your thinking about Session 1. We've moved it into it's own post to help conversation flow!

Think about these questions. Try and discuss them with someone at home if you can. Then add your comments below!


  • Is everyone equally affected by extreme weather? Think about where you live, how much money you have, how healthy you are
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  • What questions would you like to ask about this topic, to someone your age in a different country?


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Comments (188)

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

    no not everyone is affected by extreme weather

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

    because in Kenya when it rains it doesn,t mean in other countries expirience rain

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

      It is true that when it rains in one place, it doesn't mean it is raining in another place. Can you think about the different effects the same extreme weather in two places in the world (like London and Nairobi) might have? For example, is heavy rain going to affect the inhabitants of the two cities in different ways?

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      1. global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 24 Apr 2020

        Extreme weather will definitely affect everyone but the impact will be different. Others will be higher.

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      2. global-conversation.png loving_bat | State M/A School | Ghana
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 25 Apr 2020

        Yes. Its very obvious.

        Each man depends on another man to survive in one way or the other ,
        So when extreme weather in the form of heavy rain leading flood affects one particular group of people directly ,those were not affected directly will be affected indirectly.

        For instance if those affected were into production of goods and service, they will no longer be able to produce to sell to those were not affected directly.

        So we should make sure actions and reaction to the nature do not pose extreme threats to our weather .

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    2. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
      unconventional_coconut's comment 30 Apr 2020

      That's true because some places have weather changes like sunny, rainy, calmy and windy.

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

    Everyone is not equally effected by extreme weather events. I would like to ask if any extreme weather events are in their area,county or country. Like coronavirus is everywhere and people are been told to stay home.

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    1. global-conversation.png effervescent_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      delightful_snow's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Lets say for instance, there was a heavy storm which hit your town or area and the place it hit was a very important highway which linked everyone to the city and the storm might had made a ditch on that highway. Wouldn't you think that it would affect everyone in that town because there would be no other road to follow to get into the city.

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

        It would not affect everyone because some people don't work from the city.

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        1. global-conversation.png effervescent_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
          delightful_snow's comment 21 Apr 2020

          But they'll have relations in the city.
          And even those that you say don't work in the city, whatever they do has to have connections with the city.
          let me give another example of a farmer that doesn't work in the city. When he harvests his crops, he needs to get buyers for his products and he definitelt knows that the prices in which the city people offer is more than that which his area peole offer, so he'll have no other idea than to go to the city and will have to be affected by the ditch.

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      2. Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
        effervescent_camel's comment 24 Apr 2020

        I understand your point about how if a highway was destroyed by extreme weather then everyone would be effected. But you have to remember that not all these people will be effected in the same way, some people might be really badly effected: they might not able to work and as a result could run into huge financial difficulties. Some people might not be effected as badly because they run a business locally.

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

    is everyone equally affected by the corona virus finantially and globaly

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    1. global-conversation.png effervescent_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      unconventional_coconut's comment 21 Apr 2020

      Yes, I can say that with all confidence.
      You see during these lockdowns, everyone is forced to stay at home leaving their jobs behind. When they don't attend to their various jobs they aren't paid their salaries, which makes them to lack money. So when the lockdown is over, and they say they want to stock their houses with various needs and wants, they won't be able to do so, all because they weren't been paid their salaries.

      So I say yes to the fact that everyone is being affected by the pandemic financially

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    2. global-conversation.png loving_opinion | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      unconventional_coconut's comment 22 Apr 2020

      I believe so.
      As the corona virus outbreak continues to grow, people start to realize how serious it is, causing panic and making a lot of people either be too scared to go out or being forced to stay at home. This makes a lot of jobs such as catering industries or even retailers affected and leading to a lot of workers fired in order to keep the company working, so they struggle to pay even for their daily expenses.
      This is why i think that everyone is being affected by the virus financially.

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        loving_opinion's comment 22 Apr 2020

        You make a good point that many people across the world are financially affected by coronavirus. Can you think of what sorts of jobs might be more seriously affected than others? Perhaps some people will be able to work from home whereas others will lose their jobs entirely.

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        1. global-conversation.png loving_opinion | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
          Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 24 Apr 2020

          Maybe jobs that require you to go out or other people to leave their homes such as football coaches etc.

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

            that is not all, those the sell foodstuffs in shops and market and pharmasists also need to go out to work

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          2. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            loving_opinion's comment 27 Apr 2020

            why do you think football couches should go to work loving_opinion

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            1. global-conversation.png loving_opinion | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
              sincere_walrus's comment 27 Apr 2020

              Well i think it's hard for them to go to work because football training is played outdoors, whereas people are now forced to stay at home, so needless to say, they won't be able to teach football classes.

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        2. global-conversation.png smart_mode | Nima 1 Basic School | Ghana
          Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 27 Apr 2020

          Doctors and nurses are overwhelmed with covid 19 cases in most hard hit countries. People who produce protective clothing and nose mask have also had more demands whiles schools restaurant and hotels are closed. Non essential workers are all badly affected. It's sad.

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          1. global-conversation.png loving_opinion | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
            smart_mode's comment 27 Apr 2020

            Nice point, and i totally agree with your saying.

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          2. global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
            smart_mode's comment 12 May 2020

            How are the badly affected can you explain why? Smart_mode

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      2. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
        loving_opinion's comment 30 Apr 2020

        I always think that corona virus can affect people with low immunity and strong immunity. The most people who are affected by the virus are the ones who have strong immunity.

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        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
          delightful_snow's comment 01 May 2020

          One might assume that those with weaker immunity would be worse affected. Can you give evidence to support your claim which contradicts this?

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          1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
            Tiff @ the BNC's comment 01 May 2020

            If it catches someone with strong immunity, it will affect the ones with low immunity.

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

    Yes, I believe everybody is equally affected by extreme weather, whether rich or poor. Around where I stay, last year during the raining season there was a heavy storm which created a ditch. Presently, we all in the environment have been finding it hard to pass the ditch because the area in which was affected by the ditch was a road and now we can't even pass.

    So once again I believe that everyone is equally affected by extreme weather

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

      That's a very good example. While everyone living in your area would be affected by this, would it affect certain people more/less? Who would not be affected by your example?

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      1. global-conversation.png effervescent_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ the BNC's comment 21 Apr 2020

        Lets say the less priviledged and those who are unemployed

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

    Yes everyone is not affected by the extreme weather. When there was flood in Accra Ghana, it did not affect the people in other cities or villages.

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

      But it did affect the country. Money help for the accomodations for the affected ones.

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

        It only happened in Accra. Besides,Accra is the capital of a very smallregion in Ghana. So there were not a lot of money used.

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

    I don't think everyone is equally affected by extreme weather because we live on different parts of earth therefore we experience different climatic conditions. We also have different health and economic status

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      trustworthy_sealion's comment 21 Apr 2020

      That's an interesting point you have made; can you think of examples of certain places that will be more / less affected by extreme weather due to their health and economic status?

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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 16 May 2020

        I think Central African countries like Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya could be more affected by severe weather such as drought because they are developing countries. Its economic situation does not help it in crises and the level of health is low in it and there are countries such as Canada and America that are less harmful when exposed to severe hurricanes because their economic forces are very high and the level of health is high and very active.

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

    It depends on where the extreme weather is,if it is Haiti alone they get the impact and the same everywhere so I don't think it affects everyone but as for Covid it affects everyone because it is a pandemic,if it was an epidemic it would have affected that place only

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

    extreme weather does not affect everyone because not every places experience the same weather of a certain places.

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

    The coronavirus can infect everyone equally because it has no respect for everyone and can infect you when you are exposed to it

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

        Instances of extreme weather are not common. Hopefully during this topic you will find out lots of ways to help protect yourself and your family from the events.

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

    Yes everyone is equally affected by extreme weather . For example? The hurricane
    wave hits Nairobi and Of! course we
    Will not go to school, parents will stay indoors , there will be no electricity,Tall buildings will come down

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

      Do you think that everyone in these areas has access to the same resources in the extreme weather you mentioned?

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

    So we all know that when it's raining,
    Lightning comes before thunder.
    And we also know that, there are many wires connected to the light pole. So if the lightning strikes off through the pole, the pole will spoil or get damaged. Surely those people who's wires are connected to the pole, their light will go off.
    Wait, let's check something here, is not everyone in that area light went off. That means is we are not affected equally.

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

    As for me not everyone is affected by extreme weather.
    I'm saying this because when you go to some countries,it rains usually but when you go to another countries,it is not like that.in my country,there are goods even when the weather is higher in some cases meaning that, even my country is not affected whilst other people are seriously affected by extreme weather.

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    1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      lovable_agency's comment 23 Apr 2020

      As you say, availability of goods is a good way to measure impact of extreme weather on a country. What other ways could you measure the impact of extreme weather? Could the impact of extreme weather have a delayed impact on the availability of goods – for example, if crops were negatively impacted by extreme weather?

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

    I think it is not everyone that is affected by extreme weather. Because we have different statuses. For instance, in Ghana, 1042 people have been infected by the coronavirus pandemic but Jordan has not been able to record a case.

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

    Yes because some they loose their loved ones, properties are destroyed (business), lives are lost and crops can be damaged by extreme weather.

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

    If everyone egually affected by extreme weather. Yes because different people are affected by different extreme weather at a given timi in their country,.what the moment Kenya is experiencing extreme weather of flood destruction which is caused by heavy rain.

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

    I think extreme weather events do affect people sometimes but they mostly affect the vulnerable. But it also depends on the kind of event sometimes they don't affect the vulnerable but the rich, and sometimes it doesn't affect does in the village but those in the city.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      hopeful_song's comment 22 Apr 2020

      You say that some kinds of extreme weather events impact the rich but not the vulnerable, can you give any examples of those kinds of extreme weather events?

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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 15 May 2020

        All forms of extreme weather affect the rich, but less so than the poor. I do not think that there is a specific form that could affect them because they all harm them, but not significantly.

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    22 Apr 2020

    I do not think everyone is affected equally by extreme weather. I think this because in poorer countries there will be less money to recover from the extreme weather event.

    In poorer countries defences against extreme might be less effective.

    In countries with lots of homeless people the fatality rate might be higher because the homeless people do not have adequate shelter to shelter from the extreme weather.

    In countries with poorly built houses more houses will be destroyed which leads to more devastation.

    In countries where there is not much awareness of extreme weather some people might not know how to react to extreme weather and so could therefore perish.

    In countries where healthcare is poor fatality rates will be higher.

    In countries where weather forecasting is bad the reaction extreme weather will be slow and so therefore more lives will be lost.

    However, in countries where there is not as many homeless people, strong houses and buildings, a strong economy, proper defences, where there is lots of awareness about extreme weather, where there is accessible and strong healthcare and weather forecasting is good then the effects of extreme weather will be lower.

    However as climate change is tightening it's grip, extreme weather will become even more extreme and even more unpredictable this means that more countries will be badly affected and many countries might be unprepared for extreme weather which means the effects will be worse.

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

      A wide range of reasons, well done!

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_parrot | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    Well l think that when it is raining and the wind blows very strong some houses roofing sheets gets removed and others their fence walls are collapsed and in this case we are not affected equally because some houses gets a strong foundation compared to other houses. Even in this covid-19 case if my immune system is strong maybe I won't contract the virus and even if I do so my immune system will be able to fight it but if your immune system is not strong it won't be able to fight it when you contract the virus and even it can take you maybe some months to recover from the virus but if my immune system is strong maybe it will take me some weeks to recover. So we are not equally affected.

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

      Thank you for drawing a connection between extreme weather and COVID-19 and how people can respond. Responses to COVID-19 can be down to a lot of factors as well as the immune system, it is worth remembering.

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

    Everyone is not equally affected by extreme weather conditions. This is because in
    Developing countries,some places with widespread poverty,and countries with ineffective government sometimes face the highest risks from extreme weather conditions and are usually poorly equipped to find ways to prepare for and prevent environmental threats.

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

      Well done for being open-minded and considering other factors. Can you think of any examples to support your opinion?

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

    Vulnerability to extreme weather varies from one country to another because we live in different places on Earth and we have a different economy and the strength of the architecture varies and the level of awareness of extreme weather varies so we can not say that it affects us all .for example, today it was raining in Palistaine . was it raining in America?.the climate varies from region to region .
    Even in the same country where there are different terrain not all regions of the country will be affected by the same factors . because of the different in climate between the plain and the mountain for example.. this is my opinion.

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

      Well done for using examples to support your reasons! You've focused on the differences in climates. What other differences might be important? Do any of these things matter and, if so, how:
      How rich people or countries are
      How strong goverments are
      How good the areas technology is

      How

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

    I think everyone equally affected by the COVID-19.From religious view everyone is affected. This year millions of Muslim will have to postpone their lifetime dream of going to perform pilgrimage. Furthermore, In Rome for the first time in modern history, the palm Sunday and Easter celebrations were held without the presence of a large gathering so as to practice social distancing.

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

      You make an excellent point about how this is a global issue, and citing examples using religion is an effective way of demonstrating this, so well done.

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  • global-conversation.png intelligent_power | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
    22 Apr 2020

    I don't think that all types of extreme weather effect everyone equally, but some might.
    For example, in a flood people that live near the coast in villas or on the ground floor will be highly effected whether they are rich or poor. They might have to abandon their houses and find somewhere else to live, this is easier for rich people to arrange than poor people. On the other hand, people living in the mainland or in buildings wont be as effected. This is because they are out of the reach of the flood and will only know of the presence of a flood by social media.
    Speaking nationally, it also depends on the region or country you live in. Some countries encounter heavy rain and flooding on a regular bases, therefore they are already prepared and have made the necessary precautions in case of a flood. Some dry regions such as Kuwait were not expecting heavy rain and due to the climate change have experienced heavy rain and flooding. This caused a huge problem as many streets didn't have drainage systems causing them to flood. This effected transport systems and disabled mobility in many regions in Kuwait as an entire motorway was flooded. This effects the private sector and the public sector as employees can't reach their jobs causing many firms to close until the flooding is resolved. Other countries such as the UK experience rain frequently. They are well prepared with drainage systems and many other precautions.
    Another variable is the wealth of the country. Some countries are more financially stable than other which means they can resolve extreme weather quickly, when others are financially unstable. This increases the casualties caused by extreme weather and the number of people that have to move out of the region and find somewhere else to stay.
    The events that occured in theCOVID-19 pandemic supports the opinion that not all regions are effected equally. This is shown as countries like Italy, Spain and the USA have had more cases of the corona virus than other countries. This is mainly because of the population density in these countries and many social activities made by the people which has boosted the spread. Some countries also introduced quarantine earlier than other. For example some countries immediately took the necessary precautions and cleared out hotels to be used for incoming travellers and introduced quarantine early on. The UK took a slow reaction and where not willing to introduce quarintine which heavily effected the people and aided the spread. Countries like China had a very good responses as they built a hospital that can fit 60,000 people in 6 months. This again shows that some countries are more capable of responding to pandemics and extreme weather than others.
    Thanks for reading.

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

      Fanastic contribution to the discussion! You've given detailed examples to support your reasons.

      Can you share where you found your examples and what research you did for this comment?

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      1. global-conversation.png intelligent_power | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

        Most of my examples came from listening and reading from various different newspapers. But it's always necessary to remeber to only take the facts not the opinion, so that my opinion is not affected by what others think.

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

          Is it ever important to listen to different opinions as well? Can you think of a time when you changed your mind about something?

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          1. global-conversation.png intelligent_power | The English School Fahaheel | Kuwait
            Tiff @ the BNC's comment 22 Apr 2020

            There are many times were I have changed my mind after hearing someone else's opinion. In some cases it was beneficial and they helped me see another point of view, but sometimes there opinion is misleading. I think if you want to ask a person on their opinon on something you will have to ask other people to get more view points and different perspectives to make a decision. When looking for facts you kind of still need to avoid opinions so that your not biased.

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            1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
              intelligent_power's comment 23 Apr 2020

              Great example of showing how to be open-minded and sceptical at the same time. Well done!

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_glockenspiel | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    Climate change is expected to affect every country in the world, but its impact will not be felt equally across all regions and some will be worse hit than others because of a range of different threats.for instance developing countries and countries with ineffective governments sometimes face the greatest risks from the changing climate, this is because they are usually poorly equipped to find ways to prepare for and prevent environmental threats.

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

      A clear use of reasoning here!

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

    I dont think everyone is affected equally by extreme weather. I'm saying this because we live on different parts of earth and due to this we experience different types of climatic change or condition.We also have different health and economic status.In some poorer countries there will be no enough money to snap back the extreme weather event.
    In poorer countries as I'm saying the security against this extreme weather might be less forceful.

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  • global-conversation.png loyal_date | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    No. Extreme weather conditions do not affect everyone equally. In developed countries, government is able to plan and provide aid for it's citizens. Where as in under developed countries the people are left to their fate. In this era of Coronavirus ,some countries provide food,hospitals, medication, personal protection equipment, and even loans for small scale businesses.

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  • global-conversation.png glad_atom | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    22 Apr 2020

    yes ; extreme weather has varied effect on people of different walks of life ; those not directly affected are likely to be passed on the effect in other spheres of life i.e economical aspect.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      glad_atom's comment 23 Apr 2020

      You've made a good point here, you say that someone who is not directly affected may be indirectly affected in economical aspects, can you give examples of these economical impacts that someone might experience?

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

    If it was drought ,it would not affect everyone because some places have different kind of weather changes. For example some counties in Kenya are suffering from floods. Nowadays in Kenya, the climate is cloudy and rainy. And I think that we are suffering from a negative extreme weather called flood. Right now where I am the heavy rain is falling. People are afraid because when the rain continues, it will fill some rivers and oceans. It will cause floods and when the floods stay there, it will bring some mosquitoes and frogs. People will be staying with gumboots on their legs. And even the floods may cause some buildings and houses to fall. People will suffer because some of their houses will be full of water and they will feel cold and they might be sick. Children will be indoors and their families. The government should provide protection for the people who stay outside with no shelter. People who are in upcountries are really suffering than people who stay in the cities because the lakes destroy the houses,crops and roads. So the rain may stop soon.
    Thanks for reading☺☺☺

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

    Weather varies from time to time .I believe we all live on diffrent earth.for instance it's raining here in Kenya then in Australia it's not raining .
    The more affected or less affected will be the region that had not prepared we'll for extreme weather condition it could be worse.
    So the extreme weather affects diffrently those who have no shelter or poorly constructed houses can be swept away.also the economic and health status matter alot.
    The poor are less previledge due to the extreme weather conditions
    For example the covid 19 pandemic it has affected almost 210 countries.
    Does it mean that all countries are equally affected by the corona virus?lam sure the answer is no, let's relate to extreme weather conditions no everyone is equally affected with this it's diffrent.
    Just the way spain,France,USA and Italy are effected by the pandemic it doesn't mean that everyone is equally affected we live in diffrent earth as l had mentioned.
    Thanks for going through my work

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  • global-conversation.png neat_fruit | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    22 Apr 2020

    I think not everyone is affected by extreme weather I'm saying so because, when there is extreme weather,their wealth are affected and their dwelling places are risked because of the weather ant they usually are not healthy but in another country but you will see that, that there is extreme weather but they are not affected equally like that country according to their finances wealth and others.
    My question is that how can everyone be equally affected by extreme weather.

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    1. sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
      neat_fruit's comment 23 Apr 2020

      That’s an interesting link between a country’s wealth and the impact of extreme weather. You said that security against extreme weather might be less forceful – can you give an example of this?

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    23 Apr 2020

    I think that yes, if you are 'poor' you will probably get affected more brutally by extreme weather. This would be due to not having enough money to recover in the short term or just plainly having to move from your home. However, this is not to say that extreme weather doesn't leave a strong or lasting impact on built up or richer areas. A example of this is the series of floods which occurred in 2019-2020 in the UK. The cost to rebuild and restore cost around 150 million! Weil's disease, which is usually spread by animal urine can be washed into the flood waters surrounding your home. Going back to the topic of how poorer people would be affected, their entire livelihood would be destroyed including their crops. To conclude, I think that floods would have a strong or lasting impact on poorer people especially, but it will also affect economically developed areas greatly too.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      genuine_cat's comment 23 Apr 2020

      An open-minded answer, well done!

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

    I think that extreme weather does not equally affect everyone because every country or place has a different environment that can cause different levels of extreme weather.

    Some places may be really cold, like the north pole, that is almost impossible to have droughts. But in some countries which are near the equator and also in poverty countries , because of global warming , the chance of having a drought is much bigger. That is the difference between the environment of that country, which makes those places have a bigger chance of getting more extreme weather, so it may affect more people.

    In the rainy season, some places might have more serious typhoons and floods. That will produce extreme weather. In the other way, some places are not in the rainy season, which makes it hard to have a typhoon. Some countries are near the equator, where typhoons are produced, those places may get a serious typhoon. Since typhoons were made by the hot weather, global warming might make some more typhoons, which makes more extreme weather.

    Because of the reasons above, I think that extreme weather does not equally affect everyone. It is the same as the corona virus we are suffering from. In Hong Kong, there were only about 1,000 cases, but in America, there were more than 800,000 cases. There are different factors that can affect the number or the situation.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      rational_instrument's comment 23 Apr 2020

      Good reaosoning - well done!

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

    To my reasoning and understanding, I think that not every country experience equal or the same extreme weather events. For example, my country which is Nigeria does not experience some extreme weather events like Tornado, Earthquake, Hurricane, etc.We only experience heavy rainfall maybe leading to flood in some areas.Now other countries like America experience a lot of tornado, earthquake, hurricane and others. They are affected by these extreme weather events but Nigeria is not affected.With this I can say that extreme weather does not affect everyone equally.
    And also not all countries are the same in weather condition that is why some countries record high cases of corona virus and other countries record low cases of the virus(Nigeria)

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Anisha Vinayak, Campaign Executive @ KPMG
      enterprising_grasshopper's comment 23 Apr 2020

      Great insights! Can you provide any examples of how the same form of extreme weather, such as heavy rainfall, may affect two countries differently? What other factors may have an impact?

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      1. global-conversation.png enterprising_grasshopper | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
        Anisha Vinayak, Campaign Executive @ KPMG's comment 23 Apr 2020

        Nigeria for example maybe experiencing a heavy rainfall like I said, for a particular period of time while another country like America maybe experiencing snow at the same period of time.With this we can see that these two countries are experiencing different weather.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo eager_tiger | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    23 Apr 2020

    I think that it depends on your location because if your in an indoor swimming pool but friend is in the park and it starts to rain you might not be effected because your already swimming in water but your friend will get unexpectedly soaked but if your with your friend you both will get soaked but if your friend is with you in the indoor swimming pool you'd be perfectly fine

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

    Ithink not everyone is affected by extreme weather,in some cases along the coast when hurricane or floods will affect both rich and poor,they will be equaly affected

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

    I think extreme weather affects everybody in a country and not the whole world.
    For instance when extreme weather occurs in any part of the nation and the place is the main working place of the nation,the whole country may be affected and if they try to rebuild the place,you can imagine the money the government and the nation will loose.When government expenditure increases,there will not be enough money for more projects to be undertaken or to deal or prevent any future extreme weather.As a result the whole country suffers.

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

    I do not think everyone is equally affected by extreme weather because, someone was eco-friendly and used solar panels for electricity, extreme heat would be beneficial for them as they would be able to get on with their day-to-day lives. However, someone with hayfever would be affected by extreme heat, like my father who sneezes very frequently for relatively long periods, so he would be affected by extreme heat as well as other people with hayfever. A homeless person would be affected by extreme weather because due to them not having a place to live at they are at risk of having skin cancer and pneumonia. A news agency would be affected by extreme heat. If a worker has fallen ill due to the extreme heat they would be affected financially because they would have less money and we would be affected unknowingly as the news would not have told us that the weather is going to be in that certain way. However, if a flood occurs a person who can ride a boat would not be affected, because it may be extreme weather but they would be making a living out of transporting people to and from destinations.

    Thank you for reading.
    Memorable_orchard.

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

      Ok, that is true but if there is less
      Sunrise, wouldn't he be affected

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  • global-conversation.png excellent_photograph | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    23 Apr 2020

    I think that every one is affected by extreme weather in one way or the other. The difference is that individuals get affected at different levels. There are factors that determine the level at which countries or individuals get affected by extreme weather. They are:
    -Finance: without sufficient funding, response to extreme weather events, preventive measures against extreme weather, and recovery from the aftermath extreme weather events would all be impossible.
    -weather forecast: without accurate meteorological predictions, receiving prior warning before extreme weather events happen is impossible. This leads to increased damages from extreme weather events.
    -Awareness: the level of awareness can either increase or decrease vulnerability to extreme weather events. Some individuals or countries suffer avoidable losses all because of ignorance on preventive measures and appropriate responses to extreme weather events.
    All these factors and many more are the reason why some individuals or countries are affected by extreme weather events more than others.
    excellent_photograph ( ^ ^ )

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      excellent_photograph's comment 24 Apr 2020

      A wide range of reasons given, excellent_photograph, and well done for categorising them so clearly!

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  • global-conversation.png loving_opinion | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    24 Apr 2020

    I don't think everyone is equally affected by extreme weather. For instance, if there is an earthquake in Japan, does it mean there must be an earthquake in India? No, as both countries are in a totally different place in the world and their economy system is also different. Furthermore, even in Japan it doesn't mean the whole country will have an earthquake at the same time. Also, poor and rich can make a large difference too, such as poorer people live in houses more fragile which is more dangerous whereas richer people live in firmer houses which are safer.

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

    Everyone is not EQUALLY affected by extreme weather because in some countries, the environment differs from the other. And in some developing countries, the government can't afford to care for the affected people, whereas in fully developed countries they can afford.

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

    If a hurricane renders people in one country homeless and I am in another country. How am I affected by the homelessness of someone far away from. Maybe I may raise funds in support. But it means not everyone is affected equally by extreme weather

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  • Hammond School logo hilarious_fruit | Hammond Junior School A
    24 Apr 2020

    I don't think that people get equally affected because some people have more money and can move to a different house. Some people may hurt themselves and have to get treatment, and others won't.

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

    Are poor people affected by extreme weather than wealthy people?

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

    I think that not everyone is equally affected by extreme weather. For example, if there is flood in a particular area, everyone may go homeless if the flood is so bad but people who are so rich that they have house in another area may just relocate while those who are poor and do not have a sort of spare house may end up living on the streets except for some help from the government.
    Even the ongoing corona virus, people are being affected badly, while some are not really feeling it because they are very rich. Health is also another striking factor.
    objective_trumpet

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

      Good examples!

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  • global-conversation.png loving_bat | State M/A School | Ghana
    25 Apr 2020

    I will say yes, extreme weather such as flood, fire outbreak affect everyone in a particular situation.
    Because no man lives in island.

    It hampers economic progress of the nation

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

    Extreme weather doesn't affect people equally but wherever you are it can happen. Different types of extreme weather can occur in different places. It doesn't affects people equally because when it occurs at a particular place,it is not all of them who are really affected at the same rate.Not the same type of extreme weather event occur at l places at the same time. Even if so the geographical located and other factors such as economic and response also go a long way to determine the impact. So I can say that extreme weather events do not affect people equally.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      serious_fruit's comment 27 Apr 2020

      Can you explain in more detail how economic factors can determine the impact?

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_seed | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    26 Apr 2020

    I don't think everyone is equally affected by extreme weather. When there is a flood in India, it doesn't mean that other countries will have a flood too because they are in different places.

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

    Yes, everyone will be affected.
    If in Ghana there's a draught and all rivers are gone.Akosumbu dam and the others dams can't produce electricity, wouldn't everyone be affected

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    1. Hammond School logo loved_wildcat | Hammond Junior School F
      awesome_robin's comment 27 Apr 2020

      It is affected since every country is connected since if one fails the other would too but it is also not connected in many other ways like if there was a tsunami in Britain I bet the Americans would not help unless they get something in return.

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

    Say like here in kenya, both Nairobi and turkana are different economically and health wise. For example if an extreme weather occurs in both places the attention given will be totally different as the health facilities of Nairobi are better compared to those of turkana. This therefore means the people in turkana will be affected more and those in Nairobi less.

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  • Hammond School logo loved_wildcat | Hammond Junior School F
    27 Apr 2020

    No usually it happens in the same parts worker or better at some parts globally

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    27 Apr 2020

    That is a very interesting question that you have asked there Tom. Well, I think that everyone experiences extreme weather in different ways. For example, for us a bad storm would be very unlikely and would hit us all hard. However, in other countries, bad storms are reality. Despite the fact that we rarely get storms, we still get lots of rain which nearly makes up for all the storms that we aren't having, so you cant exactly say it's better for us! I feel really bad for other countries that have storms regularly. This is because they are often forced to leave their homes and end up having no home for heat or shelter. This could lead to many deaths. Imagine what its like for those people with the coronavirus going around!! Thanks for reading,
    happy_fact

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

      Thank you for replying and elaborating on your thoughts!

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

    I don't think everyone is equally affected by extreme weather because, for instance, a flood occurred in a particular area and in that area some people are rich while others are very poor so when the flood occurred it destroyed many properties. The rich people don't have so much problems because maybe they might have another house which they could relocate very quickly but the poor people living in that area wouldn't know where to go and they will become homeless and stranded.

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

    I don’t think everyone is equally affected by extreme weather .Not everyone or everywhere around the world experiences floods or hurricanes etc. When extreme weather happens,I think that all people around the world should try and help because the damage caused by extreme weather can be very serious.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    28 Apr 2020

    Hi, Tom! I think that you've asked a debatable question, here.
    I don't think that everyone is equally affected be extreme weather because if you take two contents, Africa and Europe, a drought is more likely to occur in hotter places whereas the EU is further away from the Equator so a drought wouldn't happen. Let's look at another example: Rail and hail. In the EU, we get a lot of rain becuse of the climate we live in. But, in Africa, rain and hail come rarely becuse of their climate, close to the Equator.
    So, I think that people get affected be extreme weather but not in the same way because of the Climate and place in the world that they live in. So it's really about climate. Imagine what life must be like for those children from all over the world!

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

      Good examples to support your reasons. Well done!

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  • global-conversation.png persistent_lobster | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    28 Apr 2020

    Everybody, yes is affected but not equally. In my on perspective it depends on the type of bad condition or extreme weather, those affected, the kind of activities done to the environment, the economic status of the country or individuals and the type of government. When we talk about some extreme weather problems, some of them comes as a result of the activities done to our environment by man like burning of fuels, cutting of trees, realizing toxic substances into the air and environment and a lot of others . Lets talk about the developed countries and the underdeveloped countries in terms of the kind of activities done on the environment. Lets start with the developed countries who has a lot of industries e.g the petrochemical companies that produces fuel and a lot of other things 24/7 (everyday) without a break and they are burning these hydrocarbons so that they can get it into various fractions. These activities release different chemicals including carbon dioxide into the air that affects the ozone layer and causes global warming and not only that, the developed countries are always setting up and expanding their industries, thus requiring large land areas which could result in the cutting down of so many trees to do that, and this lead to deforestation with its extreme weather consequences or problems? The underdeveloped countries on the other hand do not have much industries that can emit a lot of smoke in comparison with that of the developed countries, but are also involved in other human activities that have detrimental effects on the environmental. When it comes to people and the type of extreme weather events like flood as an example, the flood affects everybody but the adult being more stronger and most-times smarter than the younger and the old ones is not so affected than the latter, but they are also affected by this problem. Furthermore, the rich also have the money to buy equipment to keep cool during heat waves which the poor don't, thus the latter will be worst affected by heat waves.

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

      Thank you for your detailed reply! Can you think of ways that the most poor can be supported by the rich or by the government, so that they can buy important equipment and food? Do you think the richest sections of society are trying hard enough to help others?

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      1. global-conversation.png persistent_lobster | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 29 Apr 2020

        The Nigerian government has an established Ecological fund from which states that experienced disaster can access funds to assist the victims. Few spirited and rich individuals do help once in a while but their numbers are not much. Companies also do assist but not all are willing. However, contribution to the ecological funds is compulsory for companies by the enabling law setting it up. Government can encourage companies who carry out such assistance and other social responsibilities by granting them incentives in form of tax rebates, tax moratorium, etc.

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Leo Lou, Trainee Solicitor @ Clifford Chance
    28 Apr 2020

    Hi persistent_lobster, great job thinking about how extreme weather might be a result of human activities and industrial activities, that's very insightful. You also mentioned that people's socioeconomic status might affect how severely they're impacted by extreme weather, that is a great observation. Can you think of other ways that people of higher socioeconomic status (meaning they earn more money and have afford more things) could potentially be affected less by natural disasters?

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

    Everybody is not equally affected by the extreme weather because,in some countries they do not have enough money to afford some devices to alert them to evacuate to a safer place before an extreme weather occurs.This result to the damage of properties and death.But other countries that will be able to afford those devices will be able to evacuate to a safer place before it occurs.So they will be able to protect themselves and their properties. It also deals or varies with when and how a country manages their extreme weather affairs. Furthermore, after the extreme weather there will be low productivity of food and other needs in some countries because they didn't prepare for the extreme weather.Others too will be of high productivity of food and other needs because they prepared.

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

    Everyone is being affected differently by extreme weather because other people have permanent houses while others don't have, so their houses would be destroyed by a hurricane and they won't have homes.

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_pomegranate | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    29 Apr 2020

    I do not think that everyone is equally affected by extreme weather as if there is a tsunami,people living on higher places will be safe but people living on lower ground will be swept along with the raging waters.Also, people living in more advanced countries will have a better prediction about what will happen next and will have better safety measures.However, countries more behind will not know anything and will not be as cautious as other countries as they do not have enough money to afford devices to alert them that they should evacuate to a safer area,causing the event to be a tragedy. The amount of money you have also matters. For example, after experiencing a hurricane, the rich can purchase another house, but the poor cannot. They will have to build another one themselves.

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  • Hammond School logo radical_koala | Hammond Junior School F
    29 Apr 2020

    Everyone is affected by extreme weather but in different ways.
    - Humans with black skin have skin which is naturally rich in melanin. This helps provide protection against heat and radiation. Therefore black people can withstand higher temperatures. ( Sorry if I was bias ).
    - The un-wealthy or poor experience greater damage. Extreme weather and climate change, changes the cleanness of our air, limits food supplies and forces families to move out of their homes and into poverty. 1/3 of the people who live in poverty rely on natural resources to survive. Droughts and fires affect the land and crop supplies.
    - Finally, it depends whereabouts in the world you live. If you lived in India or Pakistan or any other hot country like Bangladesh you will suffer from droughts more often and you will adjust to the change and in future it wouldn't effect you as much. Droughts are caused by a long heatwave absorbing all of the moisture in the ground. This usually takes weeks, months and sometimes even years lasting around a decade. Places like Suriname and the Netherlands experience floods because of the heavy rain falling on dry land with no where to flow into the ocean.
    Thank you for reading,
    radical_koala😊

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reliable_fig | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    30 Apr 2020

    I d0nt think that everyone is effected equally because some people in poorer countries could get hit with a storm and not have the money to rebuild their damaged houses. But in countries like the United States, they will have lots of money to repair the damage. I think wealthier countries could do some fundraising events to help raise money for poorer countries, if these events took place, then all the poorer countries might have enough money to repair homes.
    In countries near the equator, they are more likely to get a drought because those countries are very hot. But countries a bit further away could still get drought but it wont last as long as other countries.
    Linking my knowledge, I know that if you are a healthy person then you are less likely to get the coronavirus than an older person because you are more active and you are a child. But if you think about it, lots of people are dying from it but more people die from things like suicide and smoking.
    thanks for reading,
    reliable_fig

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  • global-conversation.png determined_leopard | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    30 Apr 2020

    I don't think that everyone is affected too because in some places, like Hong Kong, don't really have earthquakes, or blizzards . When there is a typhoon, wealthier countries will have enough money to repair the damage. And, as we're in the coronavirus now, richer countries may have more masks or disinfectants. Also, more advanced countries will have more technology to predict what may happen.

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

    No.it depends on the weather in different countries e.g here in Nigeria we don't experience hurricane.when a city experience a weather condition does not mean that another city will be affected too.
    I heard that the covid19 affects people living outside Nigeria because of the temperature, their temperature is low while ours is high.

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

    I think everyone is not equally affected by the extreme weather events. For example, United States of America experience hot weather but not as hot as Ghana's. Ghana also experiences cold weather but not as cold as United States of America's. This is because Ghana and United States of America are not in the same zones but are in different climate zones. So everyone may experience extreme extreme events but not in the same intensity.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_tree | Hammond Junior School E
    01 May 2020

    How people are affected depends on how much wealth they have and if the are in good health and finally if the y have a roof over their heads and food on the table. If they have all of these things, they will probably still be affected, but will recover; they might have enough money to buy a new house or get medication and treatment if they have fallen ill or been hurt in any way. But if you do not have these things, you will suffer and there is a greater chance you will be injured seriously, or die.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_tree | Hammond Junior School E
    01 May 2020

    it also depends on where you live and if you are prepared or warned beforehand.

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  • original_koala | Whyteleafe School A
    04 May 2020

    the extreme weather does not effect everyone equally because the australia bush fires was extreme weather but it did not effect everyone, only Australia. the extreme weather also does not effect everyone equally because some people that live in the same country that do have the same weather are more wealthier than others therefore the more wealthier people will not get effected as much as the less fortunate people because they have more shelter and money so they can protect themselves more. for this reason, the extreme weather will not effect everyone equally.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    04 May 2020

    Not everyone is effected equally by extreme weather because:

    Firstly, people in different countries have a different climate and some are known for having lots of extreme weather. An example is that Bangladesh have a lot of extreme flooding but Europe never has many deaths from flooding unlike Bangladesh.


    Secondly, some countries who have experienced extreme weather will be prepared but countries that have never experienced it would be effected and couldn’t stop it. For example, Australia have lots of droughts and will be prepared but Britain wouldn’t be able to act quickly enough and know what to do in this situation. This consequently means that Britain would be effected greater than Australia.

    In addition to this, rich countries have enough money to put up stuff like flood defences and more fire engines and much more than other countries could dream of. This is why Bangladesh have terrible flooding. They are a poor country so are more effected by this. But some countries like the United States have lots of money and can make loads of flood defences. This and Bangladesh’s climate affords there country to flood frequently.

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

      Excellent use of examples to support your opinion. Well done!

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  • global-conversation.png emotional_literature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    05 May 2020

    Is everyone equally affected by Corona virus? Yes and no! -Yes because for the first time since many years, rich or poor , Literate or illetrate , famous or ordinary, European or African , American or Asian , coming from a developed or underdeveloped country , Christian,muslim or jewish, everybody is threatened by this virus. So yes everyone is equal in this case! -No, because each victim of this virus whether an individual or a country is left to face it according to one's resources and conditions. A rich man for example is better equipped to face this illness from buying medicines and eating well comparing to a poor person who may not even find health care insurance. Developed countries are more likely to face this pandemic as their health care systems and institutions are well-equipped comparing to underdeveloped countries or poor ones where most people are left to their own fate. Homeless people are more obviously at risk than those inside their homes. Some others lost their jobs because of Covid19 while others are gaining money even these days. Unfortunatelly I think that to get over this situation or others coming, the governments have to focus on a good education because it is the key to most problems. If there is a strong political will to raise citizens that think as a "we" not as an " I" , then everybody will be conscious and aware of every step they take. If the authorities think that we must stay at home and that we are a nation that believe in and trust in our leaders then we will obey and not risk anybody's life. I personally think that politicians play a great role in that when they think about moving with their country forward not only how to grow their own business. Not to make it any longer a good education that bets on its citizens' to rely on each other rather than asking others for help is a garantee for getting over any problems.

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet Boland
      emotional_literature's comment 05 May 2020

      Very well reasoned emotional_literature. Lots of open-mindedness and reasoning, well done!

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  • global-conversation.png helpful_cloudberry | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    05 May 2020

    In my point of view , not everyone is equally affected by the Covid 19 . It depends on how aware the people of the countries are of the situation . For example , there are people that do not take this condition serouisly , not knowing how dangerous this virus can be . Or maybe they do know , but pretend to be " Courageous " and
    "Brave " . They leave their houses not respecting the lockdown , unaware of how important staying home is . Assuming one of them is infected , this person meets his friends , shakes their hands and have a little talk with them . Then these friends go home and greet their families . Then members of their families get in contact with many other people ...
    That's when thousands and thousands of people get infected , and things get out of control . Hospitals get filled , rooms get occupied , and money becomes useless . It comes to a point where doctors choose who lives , and who dies , which is absolutely pathetic .
    But when people are aware enough of this virus , there is nothing to worry about . People stay home , read informations and listen to the news . Even when getting out , they stay cautious by wearing masks , washing hands , and using hand sanitizer. What I was trying to say is that being aware of the situation is really important . I personally think it's the ideal way to survive this pandemic . Oh and I would like to ask someone my age in a different country , is the country you live in still in total lockdown ? Because , here , in Tunisia they allowed people to leave their houses between 6 am and 8 pm . Here is a list of excluded people , that are NOT allowed to :
    - Kids under 15 .
    - People over 65 .
    - People with health problems and chronic disease
    - Pregnant w

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  • Hammond School logo brilliant_ibex | Hammond Junior School D
    06 May 2020

    I think everyone is affected by extreme weather because we are all experiencing global warming.

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

    Is everyone equally affected by extreme weather ?Assume that you are affected with this pandemic disease Corona virus same to that person in another country it does not matter if you are young or old we all experience the same pain the same symptoms . Now the difference will come on how to handle the situation . Developed countries are well equipped with more resources and funds to support their citizens whenever they announce may be lock down or when people will no longer go to their jobs . Whereas in some other countries if they do that they will obviously need to borrow funds and this will lower the economy of the country yet citizens are not fully helped . In that case we are not equally affected . Due to the fact that funds is the problem to some countries citizens tend to risk their life to continue supporting their families saying that there is no way they will stay at home yet the government is not helping them to cater to some of their basic needs ,of which is true! Are we really affected equally ?

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  • global-conversation.png excited_apple | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    09 May 2020

    I dont think that everyone is actually affected equally by extreme weather conditions , the impact depends on how prepared the particular area is to handle the situation , the level of preparedness of a continent like Africa to handle an extreme weather condition is different compared to how Europe may be have prepared to handle it depending on the resources they have ,for example ,when a drought occurs in Africa a lot of people tend to die because the economic status is not that stable but when it comes to Europe the government can help during a drought by offering food to their citizens because their economic status is stable

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      excited_apple's comment 11 May 2020

      A very clear reasoned response here.
      Do those in stronger economic situations have a responsibility to support others in times of need?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        I think it is yes, but sometimes it is in the interests of the aid country, just as French colonialism did in the countries of Africa in the past, as it helped the African countries that were afflicted by diseases and famines, but in return they occupied and plundered their goods.

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  • global-conversation.png excited_apple | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    11 May 2020

    Yes, I think that those in stronger economic situations have a duty to help those who are in an unstable economic status because as humans we need to uplift others in times of need because that's simply humanity

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

    I do not think that everyone is affected by extreme weather at the same level. There are factors that differ from one country to another. For example, the level of awareness among people plays an important role in reducing and preventing damage resulting from that disaster and whether the country is poor, i.e. a weak economy, and therefore there will be no money for recovery and recovery again and there is no Proper health care and no adequate shelter for the homeless, which leads to an increase in the number of deaths, and there are no effective defenses to respond to this weather, unlike the rich countries with a strong economy and strong health care and appropriate defenses to resist this extremism, and thus the damage will be less and the response faster.
    There is no doubt that the environment plays an important role in responding to the weather. Every place has a special environment. There are truly cold regions like the Arctic. It is impossible for forest fires to occur because the sun rays are inclined against them, unlike the tropical regions where the sunlight is perpendicular to it, so the opportunity for forest fires to happen It may affect many people

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

    I may not agree with you when you say that not everyone is affected by the weather. Why, because it just depends on the season there a times you find that the whole world is affected by weather at the same season. Take example of of Coronavirus that has affected the whole universe. Therefore being the same with weather.
    Thank you

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

    I may respond to you that yes those countries that are able do help others who haven't yet developed. An example is a country like China has really helped most of the other countries by supplying Corona virus testing kits and many other preventional materials like masks.
    So I think they do really help the rest. Thank you

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

      Well done for providing an example. What motivations might China have for providing these kits?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        I think that one of these motives is that she faced this problem, or rather it is the one that caused its spread or the beginning of its emergence. Therefore, it works to help the world by providing these things to atone for its guilt and perhaps for other economic or political interests that have not been disclosed.

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

    I think that the globe as a planet is affected by the extreme weather in a way or another. For example, we can't say that the fires in Australia will affect only the Australians and the people in Europe or Asia wont be affected. Those fires may make the global warming worse and consequently, cause more sever heat waves in Europe and so on. Another example is when floods happen in Asia and destroy the rice crops, this may affect the global price and cause more problems to poor people. So, we can't say if we don't have natural disasters or extreme weather, we are safe, because we are not. WE all share this planet and what happens in a part affect the other parts directly or indirectly.

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

    I don't think everyone is affected by extreme weathers equally because it depends on how the
    weather condition is in a country,but for here in the tropics we experience extreme hot temperatures.

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

    I absolutely agree to you when you say that many people have lost their jobs. It's very true many people have lost their jobs take an example of people working in a hotel or may be people working in shops. Obviously they have lost their jobs because during this pandemic of Coronavirus many countries across the world have enforced total lockdown and that means no one is allowed to get out of his/her home. Therefore I conclude that many people really have lost their jobs

    Behind this I also have a question. How can the government support this people who have lost their jobs?

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

    I think China is a very well developed country and their motivation for providing those testing kits is that to show how important a develope country is so that the rest of the countries can also try the best to improve their economy in order to support themselves and support others as well. And they therefore do this by supporting young upcoming people who want to make a change in their country. Thank you

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

    In my view, I do not think that everyone is affected by extreme weather equally, and the effect depends on whether the country is developed or developing. For example, Europe is a developed continent where there are many factories, which leads to an increase in snow, which is a direct cause of the explosion of harsh weather conditions, which affects More unlike the developing countries, for example, the Arab world is not developed to the same degree, as there are not many factories, which leads to less snow, so the effect is less.

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

    Yes, everyone is equally affected by the extreme weather. I am saying this because, for example when there is sever heatwave occurring, everyone suffers the equally not that the rich is suffering less and the poor is suffering huge but everyone is suffering the same.
    And also when there is a sever flooding occurring somewhere, the flood does not only destroy properties of the poor or less privileged leaving the rich or highly privileged but rather destroy everyone's properties leaving them all with nothing.

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

    I think everyone isn't equally affected by extreme weather .In my opinion everyone experiences extreme weather in different ways. People in different countries , places , areas ,etc. are of different environment and climate change.Example; when a flood occurs , people found on higher grounds will not be severely affected by the flood but those found on lower grounds will be severely affected by the flood .

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

    In my opinion,everyone is affected by extreme weather, but not equally due to the presence of variou factors among such as :
    1-Economical status:
    Rich people are not affected as badly as the poor,because the poor may lose all their possessions (home and work) in sever westher .
    As for the rich ,they may have homs and businesses in other cities and countries, and the affect will be worse for the poor.
    As is the case in countries, there are countries the allocate budgest and funds to face these disasters and other countries do not have funds for these disasters, so the population of countries with funds will be less affected than the people of the countries.
    2-Awareness:
    Awareness of extreme weather and how to respond to it helps reduce its affects. People with extreme weather awareness are less affected than people with less awareness.
    For example ,if sever weather occurs on the American continent and the African continent, the population of the American continent will be less affected than the population of the African continent.
    3-The country's scientific strength:,
    The scientific strength differs from one country to anther ,so the way to predict extreme weather will differ,as countries that arrival of the extremist weather and take ideal measures to confront it will be less affected than countries with weak scientific strength that can not ptedict the extreme weather and do not take measures to confront it.
    4-The health filed:
    People with health problems will be affected more by extreme weather than healthy people.
    5-Progress and developmet of the country:
    The country's development has a great role in facing extreme weather, because developed conutries will use advanced methods to confront extreme weather, unlike developing countries that do not have these methods.
    Therefor, the impact of developing countries will be worse than that of developed countries.
    6-Presence of homeless:
    Today ther are many displaced people in most countries of the world.
    The countries whetr there are displace people will be affected more than countries without displaced people, for example, if extreme weather occurs in Syria ,it will be affected mort than Morocco,because it has more homeless than Morocco .
    Thank for your reading😊😊😊

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

      A very in-depth answer. Which is the biggest factor of all of these?

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

    I hope to meet someone in my age from another country, because at this age we are more curious and love knowledge .
    If I meet him,I will ask him about extreme weather:
    1-What do you want to do in the future?
    Becouse I want to know what his goal and dream is to echieve in life .
    2-Is your country exposed to extreme weather? What are the measures that country takes to confront? Do you agree with it?
    3-if it happens extreme weather in your country, so how will you be behave at this age ?
    4- How can you reduce climate change when you are this age? Can you raise awareness in your community to reduce climate change?
    5-Have you experienced extreme weather and how did you act?
    6-Do you think that extreme weather has only negative affects and do not look at its positives?
    7-What advice do you give developing countries in the face of extreme weather?
    8-Do you agree to use renewable energy methods instead of fossil fuels? Why?
    9-How can we children reduce climate change?
    10-In your opinion,what is most affected bg extreme weather and climate change?
    Thanks for your reading😊😊

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

      A very open-minded set of questions! Can anyone from another country give their answers?

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      1. global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        Thanks 😊😊
        In my opinion, I believe that no anyone can answer these questions unless he is open and educated, has information and background on extreme weather and climate change, and is able to influence his communityeven in a simple way.
        Thanks for your reading😊😊

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

    The corona virus invaded the whole ,so it does not differentiate between (the poor,and the rich),(the white and the bla k)and(adults and children) it affects everyone aqually and they are influenced by it.
    And it negatively affects their health and it makes them realize the importance of health and the important of adhering to laws.
    But they are not affected by the same degree due to the different health statues.
    Because the corona virus depends on the strength of the immune system, those with strong immunity can eliminate it like the youth class,but those with weak immunity, such as the eldery , smokers, and those with chronic diseases,are more likely to be affected by the virus.
    In addition, they are not affected to the degree because of the different level of medical care in the hospitals.
    In countries with a strong health stystem,their populations are less affected (it means fewer deaths and more people recovering) by the corona virus than countries with a weak health system.
    Thanks for your reading😊😊

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

      Yes, there are a number of reasons why some are more vulnerable than others, thank you for sharing. Perhaps 'eliminate' is the incorrect word, but 'recover' is more accurate.

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

    I think that everyone is not affected equally by severe weather even in the country or region itself Not everyone is affected equally for several reasons that can be personal and can be at the level of the country itself There are some people who care about safety and prevention measures Of course they differ with people who do not follow safety regulations and there Some people have capabilities and funds that are able to make up for their losses. Certainly they are not equal with people who are less of them. This is on the personal level and on the level of the countries themselves. The extremist facing countries and the severity of his influence have a major role in the unequal impact on people.

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

    All of us in this world are at risk of contracting corona virus, whether old or young,so if I meet someone at my age to ask himm about corona virus I will ask him :
    1-Have you ever seen someone in your community sick with corona virus? What did you feel at that moment?
    2-Are you satisfied with the measurees your country takes to tackle the spread corona virus?
    3-Wath measures do you take to combat corona virus?
    4- Do you practice a distance learning system?
    5- Has the corona pandemic affected you and your community positively?how?
    6-What do you say to patients with the corona virus?
    7- Are you still in touch with your friends and relatives in the home?
    8-How to spend your time in home?
    9-Do you think corona virus is a natural ar artifical (human) origin?
    10-In you opinion, what are the most important things in life?
    I asked this question because when the corona virus came, it chang the lives of many and made them realize the important of many things in the life such as health.
    did he realiz at important things that he wants to preseve for life?
    Thanks for your reading😊😊

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

      There is some very good questions in your comment! I think it's best we don't wonder about No. 9 as we should take advice from the scientific community on that. Also, try to refer to people as 'they' or 'him/her' instead of just 'him' - not everyone is male!

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      1. global-conversation.png genuine_tornado | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        thank you for your comment😊😊
        Your words are correct regarding the ninth question, because this question still occupies the minds of many scientists and leaders of countries in this period (Corona virus crisis), and the answer must be taken from them first.
        I am sorry if most of my questions were for the male because I directed questions to an unknown person, so it came to the male, but it is not my intention to direct the questions to the male only, but to the male and female.
        And you seem to support gender equality and that's great
        You convinced me of your opinion, thank you😊😊

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

          An open-minded comment here, genuine_tornado.

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

    In my opinion, everyone is affected by the bad reality of extreme weather, but not to the same degree because of the different factors:
    1- The extent of countries ’response and how to deal with the situation. For example, Africa’s response to harsh climatic conditions differs from Europe when a flood occurs in Africa. Many people tend to leave and leave to their fate, which is death because the bad economic situation
    As for Europe, governments help the affected citizens to survive because the economic situation is good.
    2- The economic situation
    For example, rich countries are better equipped to cope with this weather than good food and money to build defenses, systems, health care institutions and the government that helps people reduce the proportion of people at risk and move them to safe places unlike poor countries that do not have insurance for health care There is no money to reduce this harm from building food defenses and no governments helping people, leaving people homeless at risk and perishing.
    3- Awareness
    The first basis to make us aware is learning. When strong political management and governments focus heavily on education, then everyone will be aware and aware of everything.
    4- The number of times the country (experiment) is exposed, for example, countries that were exposed to severe weather will be better equipped before that, unlike countries that were not targeted by this weather before, and will not be able to stop it. For example, Indonesia suffers from a lot of floods and will be better prepared, but China It will not be able to act and know what needs to be done to reduce this situation and therefore the impact on China will be greater than Indonesia.

    5- Weather forecast
    Without accurate forecasts it is impossible to receive a warning to take precautionary measures before this weather occurs and this leads to increased damage caused.
    6- Geographical location
    The geographical location affects the weather in general, the polar regions are affected by a little sun, while the tropics are greatly affected by the sun's rays, thus the temperature rises and this affects the lack of rain and causes drought.
    7 - The presence of large numbers of the elderly (health field) in Europe there are many elderly people so they will be affected more because of weak immunity and chronic diseases and will suffer from health problems such as asthma Unlike the Arab world, where the percentage of young people who resist diseases and health problems is high because of the presence of immunity.
    8- Population density
    When a flood of a country with a high population density strikes, governments cannot help all affected people unlike countries with low or medium population densities, so governments can help the affected people and move them to safe places better and faster
    thank you for reading .

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

      Can you tell us what you mean by 'many people tend to leave and leave to their fate'? It's important we always back up what we say with evidence.

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      1. global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 15 May 2020

        The harsh weather conditions is one of the most dangerous threats to a person in losing his life and to survive from it, he must leave from its places in abundance, so I mean (people tend to leave and go out to their fate) is that when the weather conditions in a country worsen and certainly if they are poor and cannot provide sufficient and required assistance For affected citizens, they become homeless and cannot provide health care to prevent diseases caused by this weather. Citizens tend to leave and emigrate from the state and go out to their destiny, for better or worse.
        For example, when the tsunami hit Indonesia, it caused a lot of material losses, as it destroyed a lot of housing, the industrial sector, and transportation, which led to a lot of people being homeless (homeless) and a lot of people without work due to the destruction of the work area, they tend to leave and migrate from The state is looking for their future and getting out of their destiny

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School generous_seagull | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    15 May 2020

    Yes, especially the poor who live on the streets as they are normally outside and can’t avoid getting the virus or getting affected by extreme weather. If I were to ask a question to someone my age in a different country, I would tell them about the country I live in first and how the extreme weather affects me, then ask them what the difference with their country they live in. This way I would find out if the weather in different countries are worse or not compared to ours. I’m not quite sure wether everyone is equally affected by extreme weather but I would ask questions and find out the truth.

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

    There is a very important reason for not everyone being affected to the same degree, which is the(Strategic Location of the country) .
    The climate varies from one region to another.
    For example, the neighboring countries of the equator are affected by droughts very much as happens in Africa and natural disaster abound, but this doesn't mean that extreme weather doesn't occur in the areas where far from the equater, it also suffers from severe storms and freezing cold, as happens in Europe.
    An example of heat waves: temperatures rise dramatically in Africa, but not to same degree that America is affected and this reason is due to several reasons including: health,funding,and the extent of develop ment of the country.

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

    Everyone is affected, but it's not the same degree. I think everyone knows this and everyone agree with it, but why is the impact of extreme weatheron different??
    1Economic situation:I began to clarify the economic situation because it's the most important and most influential because if the country economy is high this means that it has all the basic resources and requirements such as food,cleanwater,clothes,shelters,and most importantly, the advanced means and devices that help the state to predict the occurrence flood or hurricane. Certainly, this will not prevent the occurrence of extreme weather, but it will reduce its negative effects on society.
    And since we talked about the high economy, it certainly will not develop unless without of alot of money to provide all the supplies to maintain the protection of the people, for example, in America, it's economic situation is stable and they have all the qualifications to protect people from floods.
    Even in Africa, the majority of people are poor, their homes are weak,and their economy is weak,and thus the flood over the entire region are destroyed.

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

    In fact, I have many important questions that I would like to ask you , I hope you will answer them ,
    1: What do you want to be in the future??
    2: Is your country extremely vulnerable to extreme weather?? ( If your answer is yes: What was the most dangerous extremist weather in your country??
    What are the measures taken by the government??
    Does your country have all the qualifications that help reduce the effects of extreme weather??)
    If your answer is No:
    How do you behave when extreme weather occurs in your country??
    Can you raise awareness among your people?How?
    Do you advise your people to stay indoors when extreme weather occurs??
    Thank you 😊😊

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_acorn | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    I don't think that everyone is equally affected by extreme weather conditions , it depends on the position of the country to deal with the condition a country like Africa is prone to drought while a country like Europe is prone to a hurricane , so when preparing to curb the situation the continent has to focus on the condition that affect them.
    I also don't think so because in poor countries the impact is higher than in developed countries.

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_acorn | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    I don't think that everyone is equally affected by extreme weather conditions , it depends on the position of the country to deal with the condition a country like Africa is prone to drought while a country like Europe is prone to a hurricane , so when preparing to curb the situation the continent has to focus on the condition that affect them.
    I also don't think so because in poor countries the impact is higher than in developed countries.

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  • global-conversation.png assured_tomato | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    as for me,yes it does affect both those living in high and low standards of life .Take for instance Kenya which has actually being experiencing a wide rage of heavy rains from time to time.which has been whipping out anything it comes across on from the highlands to the lowlands causing distraction of buildings, loads, ending peoples lives and depositing everything it has carried in oceans and seas. Its obviously known that the most affected victims in this case are the poor simply because they are not living in well structured places due to maybe lack of money to build a good house leading to loss of many lives ,but lets not forget that the rich are also affected in on way or the other in this. Because they to depend on others for necessities in life like food e.t.c with the occurrence of floods, farms tend to be wiped out leaving nothing for harvests actually leading to the decrease of food production in the market which these people get there food staffs from and this may eventually lead to hunger in the society The raise of money on food and other products due to lack of resources from the loss of production areas being flooded,causing loss of jobs from maybe the bread winners of the family and also the factory owners lead to economic decrease.This is why I can confidently say that everyone is affected by extreme weather condition.

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

    At the local level
    Everyone is affected by the weather, but not to the same degree. The most affected are:
    Children: Children are affected by severe weather. They may experience depression, stress, and psychological injuries that will affect their minds. So I think the government should take the first step to respond to the harsh weather. It is building institutions and providing them with psychiatrists to help children. Fortunately in Palestine there is no extreme weather. We fall into the Mediterranean basin with a mild climate
    The elderly: the elderly are greatly affected as they cannot cope with the diseases caused by this weather

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

    Yes of course heavy rainfall affects two community in different ways. I would like to support the above statement with the fact that heavy rainfall can affect a community badly when they have poor drainage system and the community floods or some structures in the community don't have solid foundations and they end up collapsing. The same heavy rainfall that fell and destroy some things in a community can be a source of blessing to another community in the sence that it helps them water their plants and cool the environment.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg jubilant_horse | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    19 May 2020

    I think everyone is not affected by the extreme weather because if you live in a cold country you probably won't be affected by the hot weather.

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet Boland
      jubilant_horse's comment 19 May 2020

      Can you think of any way that you may be affected by extreme weather in a cold country?

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

    Not everyone is equally affected by extreme weathers

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

    To face the danger of what you must have the items and equipment to help you cope, if you have nothing to help you, then surely it will be very difficult to do so and you will be among the first affected by that where in poor and developing countries, they have no money to help them during the severe weather. Their homes are weak and unable to resist.
    But if we come and compare them with those who have something that helps them cope with this weather, such as money, strong houses, etc., we will conclude that not all people are affected by the same level of extreme weather.

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