Thinking Questions from Session 3

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Only answer these once you have completed Session 3 here!

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  1. During an extreme weather event, should all countries help the affected country equally?
  2. What’s more important, immediate actions or long-term actions to reduce climate change?
  3. Who is to blame if responses aren’t perfect?


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Comments (72)

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

    The important one is immediate action you must do something immediately before it happens. All countries should help the country equally because it would be fair. The one to be blamed is the government because if the responses are not perfect, the people who were suffering will suffer more.

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    1. global-conversation.png accurate_meerkat | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      delightful_snow's comment 10 May 2020

      I agree with you ws should help the affected country as much as we can . If we didnt help the disaster will move and widen more and more . Giveenments some times have another conceptions . But people should feel pity for each other

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    2. global-conversation.png helpful_guitar | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
      delightful_snow's comment 17 May 2020

      I partly agree with you. Immediate actions to respond to an extreme weather action is very important to save people's lives for example. However, long term action may be more important because such actions would prevent the disasters from happening and would save lives and resources spent on reacting to the event so this way, it would be more helpful.
      AS for the second question whether countries should help affected countries equally, I partly agree too because countries vary in terms of resources and expertise. All countries should help but based on their abilities. Let me explain this more. For example if a tsunami happened in one country and caused destruction in atomic power stations, we expect that some countries can help more than others based on their experience in that and as for the destruction and reconstruction which needs much money, we expect wealthy countries to help more than poor ones. Does it make sense??

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        helpful_guitar's comment 18 May 2020

        Good job in responding and building the discussion.

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

        Thanks for agreeing with me it is true to do immediate action because when something occured, you go call some people to help immediately.

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    3. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      delightful_snow's comment 20 May 2020

      But don't you think immediate action could also cause problems?don't you think the problem will have to be experimented and solved in a good way rather than rushing to meet other problems?

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

    1)In my opinion,I think other countries should not help affected countries equally.
    The reason is that,why will another country help affected country equally.im saying this because that country is just trying to offer some help and it wouldn't be a good idea to offer such an equally expensive help.it expensive because the country will have to put a huge money in, if it has to help equally.that country also has citizens that also needs help to solve some little problems that have not be solved.

    2)More important or immediate long-term actions to reduce climate change is to find a way to avoid global warming.
    Especially people who work in big factories are to see to it to manage their fumes from escaping into the atmosphere.
    What more important is to help avoid the global warming because it could damage things in a way that even ice will melt and overflow their banks if possible.

    3)who would be blamed if responses aren't perfect is the government.
    It is so because it is the government that control and manage the country and if anything goes wrong he would have to be questioned.
    The citizens could also be blamed but it will be highly the government who would have to be blamed.

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    1. DB2.jpg EXPERT: David Baker, Manager – Actuarial @ KPMG
      lovable_agency's comment 05 May 2020

      Interesting response lovable_agency. A few additional thoughts on point 3:
      - What do you think is a perfect response? Would you be able to please everybody equally?
      - If we think about coronavirus, who is to blame if the responses are not perfect?

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      1. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        David Baker, Manager – Actuarial @ KPMG's comment 06 May 2020

        For perfect response,that one will have to deal with the affected country because the problem is not another country's problem and that country is just trying his best to help you so if the response is not successful,it your own problem.the helping country will be pleased because it has supported you already meaning it has done it best.

        To think about Coronavirus,if the responses aren't perfect,the both the government and the citizens will have to be blamed.on the other hand ,the government will be more blamed because he is the head an he has to do his possible best to stop spread the virus.
        Virologist could be also be held responsible in another way.

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

    In my opinion the country should help each other equally because the government of the country may not be able to support their resident hence making them to need immediate assistance from other countries.

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

      Can you think of any reasons as to why countries may not help the affected country equally?

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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 17 May 2020

        I think that there are several reasons, perhaps there are economic or political disputes and conflicts, or whatever, between the affected country and the countries providing assistance. Countries may not be able to help because they may lose a lot of money from their personal balance.

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      2. global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
        Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance's comment 20 May 2020

        Countries may not help the affected country because if that country is too poor,that country will have to carry all the problems on its head.

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

    I agree on the first point because, if all countries do not help the affected countries then if next time those countries who did not offer help to the affected country and are also affected in the future and it is only the affected country they didn't help who can help them then they will also have to suffer the effects of not helping your neighbouring country.

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

    1)No
    2)The important one is immediate action you must do something immediately before it happens.All countries should help because it will be fair.The to be blamed is the government because if the response are not perfect,the people who are suffering will suffer more.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 06 May 2020

      Can you explain your answer to 1)?

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_blackberry | Noel Park Primary School
    06 May 2020

    What’s more important, immediate actions or long-term actions to reduce climate change?

    I think that immediate actions are the most important in reducing climate change. Climate change is a very serious issue and could destroy the environment, entire populations and habitats or even the entire planet if we don’t deal with it quickly. It is already having huge effects on large parts of the Earth. In just the past few decades rising temperatures have worsened extreme weather events, chunks of ice in the Antarctic have broken apart, wildfire seasons are months longer, coral reefs have been bleached of their colours and mosquitoes are expanding their territory, increasing the spread of disease. For the most part, humans are the ones causing these negative changes. We are chopping down trees and burning fossil fuels and the Earth has already warmed up by around 1 degree Celsius.

    We need to put things in place now to stop things getting even worse, and these things need to be done quickly before it is too late. Once things have stopped getting worse, we can think about putting long-term actions in place. For now, however, we need to focus on things that can be done easily as the issue of climate change is, in my opinion, a priority if we want to have a planet left for future generations.

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly Margiotta, Capital Markets Trainee @ Clifford Chance
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 07 May 2020

      Thank you for your very detailed response! You say that "We need to put things in place now to stop things getting even worse", can you think of any examples of things we could put in place? And whether these could be established quickly? Also, you touch on long-term actions to put in place, can you think of any examples of these that could be put in place?

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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 09 May 2020

        Your question is really interesting !! And I can give you some things that should be put in place and also fall under the list of looking after the environment or reducing pollution because we know as pollution greatly affects extreme weather, so one of the most important things that should be put in place is not to use fossil fuels and use alternative energy sources and Standing and not cutting trees and working to grow the largest quantities of them and working to exploit deserts and empty lands for cultivation in them also we can use mass transportation to reduce car exhaust and reduce global warming and also desalinate water from the seas and use other parts of it in the event Emergency fire when there are a lot of things that must be returned to its place, but we must start gradually to be able to return it all to its place and for long-term measures that vary according to the capabilities of each country and the problem facing it, so I think it cannot be determined.

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

          Well done for developing the discussion!

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        2. global-conversation.png compelling_wildcat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
          positive_lemon's comment 11 May 2020

          I would you like to ask a question about what they said
          How and whether we can get rid of fossil fuels and say that getting rid of fossil fuels needs a lot of effort from the country and

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          1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            compelling_wildcat's comment 11 May 2020

            We do not seek to get rid of fossil fuels. We need it in most of the things that we use, but it is very polluting to the environment. Therefore, we seek to use alternatives for it, which are renewable energy sources. Also, fossil fuels are enforceable in the coming decades due to the large consumption of it. We reduce its impact on the environment and take advantage of alternative energy sources. It is true that it is expensive, but if the state makes a good plan and an adequate budget, we can implement these plans.

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    2. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 17 May 2020

      I agree with you brilliant _blackberry it's better we take action immediately than waiting for the long term which will come later after they handle it and calm everything down than doing the longterm.
      It's better we do the immediate action which will bring assistance to those affected by people
      Thanks for reading

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    3. Lyons Hall Primary School grateful_engineer | Lyons Hall Primary School C
      brilliant_blackberry's comment 20 May 2020

      I agree we do need to put immediate actions first ! just little changes make a big difference !

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

    When such a thing comes up we don't need to act equally important with all countries
    I will support my answer by saying that we consider the population of the people who have been affected
    Okay let me give an example with my country Kenya at this time we are really
    Facing a heavy rainfall and flooding allover the places and many houses has been swept away.
    The population maybe big compared to the other country thus they don't need an equal share
    Thanks

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

    my opinion ,I think is no ''reason because all countries are not equally in their development also it will depend with the population of people affected and the region .
    2. more important or immediate long-term action to reduce climate change is to find the way to avoid global warming . long-term action give a permanent solution but immediate just give a partial solution eg. like big companies which produces carbon dioxide which affect air after escaping into the the atmosphere .
    3. Who would be blamed if responses aren't perfect is us because man is indeed responsible for a large portion of global warming due to their activities which lead to weather change.Also we blame government that if anything goes wrong should take action.

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  • global-conversation.png decisive_interaction | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    06 May 2020

    I don't completely agree with the idea of perfect responses. I think there are better responses than others. How can you compare countries with different powers? Why don't we have cooperation via international organisations to implement and help follow strategies in all countries? For the case of extreme weather we really need urgent cooperation to rethink, reduce and react together. These are my 3 Rs to respond to this global issue.

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

    In my opinion, I think that all countries should not help the affected country because when the country is given money with all countries, the country will have a very big debt.
    The important one is long-term actions because you don't know if the extreme weather will continue for years, months or days.
    Immediate actions are done when people are injured, helping people to evacuate from the place, calling an ambulance.
    The one to be blamed is the country if the responses are not perfect the government should make the responses perfect.
    The actions we would say for Corona virus is the immediate actions because the doctors should find the medicine of Corona virus.

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    1. global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      delightful_snow's comment 09 May 2020

      I agree with you because all my opinions are just the same with yours.
      I would like to build on the point made by delightful_snow's. The country affected should pay dearly for it and not other countries helping will pay equal with the affected country, Also it is their choice to help.it is just like saying, for instance I broke a plate then me and delightful_ snow's will receive equal strokes of Cain when she did not do anything

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

        Thank you for sharing this viewpoint. Can you clarify what you mean by 'the country affected should pay dearly'?

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        1. global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 11 May 2020

          I meant that they should be the one to pay a huge amount of money or resources than or countries paying or helping more

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          1. global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
            invigorated_chicken's comment 11 May 2020

            thanks for your support, the country which is helped will have a very big debt and they will take long to pay the money maybe the country will even take some years to pay the debt.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    07 May 2020

    In my opinion l think immediate action should be taken to deal with the climate change
    Immediate action preventes things from getting worse we can help the habitats planet environment houses properties and human life. Inorder to save them.
    If we talk about the long term it will come after it has calmed down l support that.
    We need to save before destruction of things at home and in our country
    Thanks

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

    1 according to me all countries should not help the affected county equally because some of the countries might have few resources to help their own countries(poor) while others have enough resources to help the affected country(rich).
    2 I think immediate actions prevent further more damage than long-term actions.We must save the things before we come to a loss.
    3 I think the government are to blame because they were the ones who provided the response

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      admirable_rambutan's comment 11 May 2020

      Are there any ways you can hold your government to account for their failings, or when their response does more harm than good?

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      1. global-conversation.png positive_lemon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 15 May 2020

        Perhaps the work of demonstrations and protests by the people and the disturbance of work and the suspension of working hours and sit-ins in all areas of work can hold the government accountable.

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

    1:it's not necessary to help the affected countries equally,
    It all depends on the population and rate of damage caused by the extreme weather change
    2: immediate action are required to reduce the climate change,
    Because of saving people's lives and properties before we encounter a big loss.
    3: Always a blame is casted to whoever is responsible either an agent or any other organization that granted the permission to deal with the responses perfectly,
    In c this case I think everybody is responsible,but the government is more responsible because it should be taking care of environment earlier

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  • global-conversation.png dependable_map | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    08 May 2020

    Floods again killing 260 so far in East Africa last night. It seems that billions of humanitarian aids is not helping protect the poor people in this part of the world. The authorities are focused with the pandemic and here we have extreme weather causing bigger number of victims than the pandemic itself. In Kenya alone more than 150 died, corps are destroyed and animals taken away by the floods. Even those protected in a hospital found themselves surrounded by floods in uganda, 200 patients caught and the water level is threatening their lives. What are the priorities? Preventive actions haven't been taken. Here is an authentic example how no equality between nations in times of extreme weather. I personally blame the authorities who are not spending the aids they get wisely. How can a hospital be built in a dangerous area? How can they let people build houses in dangerous places next or even in a river , landslides killed many people today in this area because of the floods. With quick research i found out that Uganda witnessed an unusual strong rain in January and that the ground is saturated, why nothing has been done until the strong rain has come back but now causing deaths and damaging crops. No reactive responses with no preventive ones, and here is the result. I believe more than ever before that authorities along with the people should reason wisely. Prayers are ok but Reasoning is vital.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      dependable_map's comment 11 May 2020

      Thank you for your detailed and researched response. You are right that it is very important for us to use our reasoning skills to assess and evaluate events. In your example of Uganda, what sort of things could a government do to prevent the damage of severe flooding?

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

        Have drainage systems and control rivers bursting their banks by building dams or at least raising walls or barriers where people live and where there are buildings. Prevention is always better than reaction when it comes to floods

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      2. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

        Thanks for your question allow me to answer you.
        The government can take measures to prevent flooding .l know when there's s
        Severe flooding some river breaks and cause alot of harm is caused our government your government my government is able to prevent it . they should take measures to prevent it
        Since it will cause alot of harm and many people will end up suffering let's work together to overcome the severe floodings.
        Before there's a heavy rainfall the government should work on the affected areas when it comes to flooding .
        Our government will have to prevent it or will end up blaming them .
        Thanks

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

    SECTION 3.
    THINKING QUESTION.
    1. NO, I don't think all countries should help affected countries equally because the kind of situations may defer in one country than the other. The kind of help should depend on the extend of damaged caused. Countries with high damages should get more help than those with little damage. The action to do now to reduce extreme weather is to Invest in green energy technology. Producing energy through the natural way will limit the kind of gases realeased into the atmosphere as a result of producing energy in the artificial way.
    3. The president of various countries are to be blamed if responses aren't perfect because is their duty to see the welfare it no matter the situation in the country.

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

    1)During an extreme weather event, all countries should help the affected country equally because we don't know tomorrow if the affected country would be in the position to help the later country.
    2)I think immediate actions should be taken to help reduce climate changes other than waiting to see it's effects before taking the right corrective measures.
    3)The government should be blamed if responses aren't perfect because they were chosen by the people and it is their duty to ensure that these people are safe and satisfied with their (the government) responses to their (the people) problem.

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

    1)During an extreme weather event, all countries should help the affected country equally because we don't know tomorrow if the affected country would be in the position to help the later country.
    2)I think immediate actions should be taken to help reduce climate changes other than waiting to see it's effects before taking the right corrective measures.
    3)The government should be blamed if responses aren't perfect because they were chosen by the people and it is their duty to ensure that these people are safe and satisfied with their (the government) responses to their (the people) problem.

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

    Regarding the corona virus pandemic, I think the government should at first evacuate the infected people from the rest of the people to prevent further spread of the disease, provide emergency health care for the rural areas and ensure that the people mainly the poor have food available for them before embarking on a total lockdown. Thanks.

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_starfruit | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    10 May 2020

    OPTIONAL REFLECTION
    During the pandemic, I think we as pupils were affected more than others. We felt happy at the beginning but after that we were away from our schools and our teachers and this made me bored and tired sometimes. Thanks to remote learning on the Hub we felt more positive and it is all about feelings and mental state. So i think not all pupils feel the same in different parts of the world and even in the same country. Some pupils they don't have internet so they learn nothing during these days which is unfair. Governments must provide good education and equipments to all pupils. For the weather i think it is the same because some are homeless and don't feel protected. Equality is not easy to have but we must demand it.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      ethical_starfruit's comment 11 May 2020

      Your mention of the use of the internet is very interesting - do you think governments should provide everyone with internet access? Is it now as basic a right as the right to clean water or the right to travel?

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      1. global-conversation.png ethical_starfruit | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 13 May 2020

        Thank you. Well at school we are learning about the Sdg 4 and quality education and in a changing world the need to remote learning is becoming necessary as a right to digital literacy. Yesterday I read online that India is not able to provide 80% of learners with internet which causes inequality between learners. In my country Tunisia i consider myself lucky to learn on this hub but many others can't which made the school year over. The internet can be an excellent tool to help prevention and raise awareness and keep everyone updated with the weather forecast for example before being surprised by floods or heat waves. All in all, every child, well every citizen has the right to access information and to learn online.

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      2. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
        Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance's comment 14 May 2020

        Thanks so much for your question l will agree with you that internet is intresting but l don't agree that it should be a basic need for what purpose.lam sure the government is not able to provide for each and everyone why since there's a big population no matter how much internet maybe intresting l don't think it shouldn't be right it's just a luxury nothing much.l know you will agree on me on this .
        The government should not provide everyone with those gadgets .you know the harm it's not a right it's a luxury .
        Thankyou

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

    I would like to give an example of a country very affected by extreme weather . My example is the Philippines , it's one of the most disasterprone countries in the World , suffering from earthquakes and volcanic activity in addition to extreme weather related events . I realize that volcanic and earthquake activties are not related to extreme weather but if they meet with it it is not easy to deal with that . For this reason of course all the countries must help the coutry affected ... I think that's a duty .. that's an act of solidarity , union , and generosity at the time of distress and financial deficit , and the help is according to the capabilities of countries , it depends on the economy of the coutry itself ... Infact , the developed country doesn't need much help because it's already prosperous and progressed ... However , the developing country does need more help and now is the time to show our interest towards others ... This is my opinion but I respect the opposite opinion .

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

    SECTION 3.
    THINKING QUESTION.
    1.Yes,all countries should help the affected country equally because every human life is more important.If countries begin to be bais in the kind of help it gives to some affected countries,the affected countries will not appreciate the ki

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

    To me all the countries should help each other equally so as the next time the people who are affected may be help by the other countries.

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    1. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      quickwitted_piano's comment 14 May 2020

      I don't agree with you when you say we should help each country equally it means that the less affected will gain more.
      We should not help each country equally inorder to see which one is the most affected and should be helped alot.
      I will agree with polite land who knows the situation that maybe facing us.
      So it means we should not help equally
      Thanks

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      1. global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
        ethical_conversation's comment 14 May 2020

        I mean we should help each other equally by when country has a problems it should be halped and that country is able it helps the other.

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        1. global-conversation.png elated_strategy | St Paul's Primary School | Kenya
          quickwitted_piano's comment 15 May 2020

          but what about the poor or lather the less developed ?should they contribute as the wealthy countries?

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

    1_ I do not agree with you because we must help each country according to the severity of the crisis and the negative impacts 2_ I agree with the urge to urge long-term change because it is the most effective in preserving the environment 3_ I will blame the government and the people because everyone must react in an emergency Corona virus 1_ I do not agree with them because aid comes based on the amount of damage, whether the high number of casualties or deaths and its inability to provide the necessary medical supplies 2_ First, adhere to quarantine, take safety precautions, use personal protective tools to protect from infection, and wash hands with soap, water, alcohol, or sterilizers.

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

    In the event of extreme weather, the state must take swift measures to confornt it ,and other countrise should help it to do so.
    But in my opinions, it is not necessary for all countries because there are poor countrise that can not provide aid to the affected countries.
    As for the developed countries it is their duty to provide assistance to the countries affected by extreme weather.
    If assistance is provided to the affected countries, assistance should not be provided on an aqual basis for many reasons:
    1-because the economic situation varies from country to country.
    2-because the needs of the affected country are different ,not all countries should assist them only from the financial side. This is called justice . as for providing assistance in many aspects (financial, humanitarian ,and scientific)thes called equality .
    I will explain in as example:
    If extreme weather occurs in Australia (fires) developing countries should not provide assistance,but developed countries such as (USA,France,Germany,and Britain) should provide assistance to them.
    If they want to help, he should not provide them with money alone.this is justice .but if France gives them money and USA sends scentists to find out the causes of them fire, and Britain send dectors to reat those affected by the fire this is equality.
    Thank for your reading😊☺

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

    Reducing climate change is an issue that takes along time to occur.
    If the country wants to reduce climate change, it will take swift and long -termmeasures (this is ,it need along time to occur and its affects remain for along time ) I think quick and long term measures that a country can take to reduce climate change:
    1-Reducing factory pollutants.
    2-Increase vegetation .
    3-Use renewable energy methods instead of fossi fuels.
    4-Reducing human activites that produce harmful gases such as methane and carbon dioxide .
    5-Support the idea of recycling to reduce pollution.
    I think these measures are appropriate for all countries (developed and developing) because climate change is global issue that is not limited to a specific location and countries but all countries my be threatened by climate change. So we must prevent this phenomenon,such as the saying of climate scientist Catherine Haiho:
    "We are human beinges who want the same thing -asafe place to live on this planet we call our home .and while our work must remain unbiased and objective ,we find that we are increasingly raising our voices, adding to the clear massage that climate changes is real and that people are responsible ,that impacts are serious and we must act now."
    Thank for your reading😊😊

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

    ▪Who is balm if responses are not perfect ?
    Everyone is to balme because they are responsible for climate change because of pollution from human activites but if extreme weather occurs and there are no perfect responses, I believe that the balme rests with the competent authorities for facing climate change.
    Because they are the bodies responsible for protecting the population and the state in the event of any danger threatening them like extreme weather.
    There for ,all countries must always prepare to face climate change.
    And that there be rapide responses to prevent this phenomenon.
    Thank for your reading.😊😊

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

    ▪Wich actions would also be good responses to the coronavirus?
    Corona viurs is a virus that has conquered the modern world in an unparalleled battle faced and led by the white Army (doctors) whom we offer best radards and thanks .
    In the event of the spread of the corona viruse in the country, the state must drclare astate of emergency and use the method of social separation because it is the best way to prevent the spread of the corona virus,in addition to urging the population to stay in their homs with provision of serivices to them through eclectronic sites such as ( communication,bying and slling,distance learning) in addition to providing the necessary medical materials ,especially industrial respirators ,and providing cleaning and sterilization materials for all residents equally because in this emergency situation, the poor ,rich ,large,and small are vulnerable to infection with this corona virus.
    And the state should also provide information to resident about how to tackl this virus, such as washing hands with soap and water and with continuous sterilization ,maintaining aminimum distance of meter between people, eating healthy food that increases the body's immunity ,preventing gatherings wearing masks and gloves and suspension of air traffic with countries where the virus is spreading.
    By doing so, they can confront this epidemic with minimal damage and losses.
    Thank for your reading.😊😊

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

    Yes! All developed countries with a good economy must help the affected country because there are countries that suffer from wars and poverty, and it is possible that one day some aid countries will suffer from disasters and find someone to help them.

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

    1. i dis agree with you because countries have different strengths wealthy wise .so it would have been better if a country help according to its riches.
    2. i agree that long term actions are better because the problem would be catered for a long time.
    3. every one is to blame because we have the strength to build and bring down our atmosphere .reasons if we plant more trees there will be no drought but if we cut more and more we create drought with our own hands ,it starts with trees and others like floods, fires, then change of climate final .
    OPTIONAL REFLECTION .
    1. countries helping equally ,i disagree, reasons ,there are wealthier countries than others , and mostly depends on loans from rich countries ,if their needs is a problem to cater for, then will helping others be possible seriously ? some depend on fund aids to boost their economy ,if we say that the little they are give they support others,will there be justice? hence i strongly disagree .they should help according to their strengths
    2. the responses to corona virus is to obey the governments directives,
    a. put on a mask .
    b . keep one metre distance.
    c. washing hands frequently.
    d. visit the hospital if you feel unwell.
    e. in case you do not have water use alcohol based sanitizers to clean hands

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

    1. I disagree that all countries should help the affected country. Why I'm saying this, because may be among those countries that have not been affected by extreme weather is a country dealing with her own problems may be lack of infrastructure or whichever problems and therefore instead of giving herself another barden I think should just focus in her own development first and I think others come after that.
    2. I would like to respond to this question like this. That the immediate action is always the best way to handle a problem once you've realize that all is not moving on well the respond to it immediately. I would take an example of Covid 19 pandemic if the world would have responded to this disease just as it began I think could be over by now. So I think immediate action is really good to do.
    3. I think that it is the citizens of the country are the one to be blamed. All us have always seen it as the government should be blamed but according to me I think no. For example I would use an example of my country Kenya, there have been a lot of floods recently because of alot rains but the government has really tried there best to take action of those people living in those areas that have been affected by floods relocating them from that part of the country but they never get to rest after just the floods are over they will go back to the same area and stay for a while and again there comes a lot of rains. So we see they will be carried again with the resources provided by the government. So I think citizens are so ignorant sometimes.

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

    Q1
    NO , they don't, in my own opinion I guess that all countries don't have the equal capacity to help the affected country , there is another solution which is " All countries will help , but according to their capacity, for example, the great and powerful countries can help more than the other countries "
    We should help each other to make the world better .



    Q 2
    I think that preserving the environment and reducing its pollution is always the best solution. For example, we can reduce the use of environmentally harmful substances and compensate for them with natural renewable energy , also we can recycle the waste to useful things .


    Q3
    [ ] Why the responses won't be perfect?
    If we use correct ways in maintaining the environment we won't find a bad responses , maybe I will blame the industry countries Because it is the first reason in the pollution of the environment Regardless of its benefits they should reduce the pollution .

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

      Good use of reasons and examples!

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

    All countries should assist the affected country on an equal footing because it is considered a human condition and saving lives, but there is no country that helps another affected country and lends it money to pass through this crisis without taking interest and attention to personal interest. There are countries that take advantage of the state’s passage in this crisis and harm it and eliminate it and take its interests From this country in times of crisis.

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

    During the extreme weather ,I think not all countries can help equally,that depends on the economic ability of the country and the geographical distance.
    2-I think immediate response is better because it is a matter of life and death ,we are concerned about people's life
    3-If things didn't work well ,IT IS the government responsibility

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

    Inquiry one:

    "During an extreme weather event, should all countries help the affected country equally?''

    In my speculation, all countries should not help the affected country EQUALLY because when 2 or more things are equal that would mean they are the same thing. Therefore, if around 200 countries gave the affected country the same thing, it wouldn't be as beneficial than giving them a manageable amount of everything as there are many essentials required when recovering from an extreme weather occurrence. For example, money is a vital thing needed as it helps repair things, get food and medicine to help recover but that would only be effective for a while because as time goes on, carbon emissions only get the worse. This means that extreme weather events will still happen which would mean the countries contributing money would be in vain as the area would be affected again eventually. Another reason why I think that ALL countries should contribute to the affected country equally would be that they might've been in a war or quarrel, therefore if they had to supply their foe with good things that would be unfair. In conclusion, this is why I disagree with question number one.

    Thank you for reading.
    Memorable_orchard.

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