VIDEO: Final piece

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Have you ever lost a relative or a close friend in an extreme weather event such as hurricane, tornado, heatwave, drought, etc. In the following minutes, I am going to share with you my views and suggestions on what we need to do to minimize losses in extreme weather events.

Extreme weather is a natural disaster that causes large damage and has great impact on everyone around the world. Over half a million people were killed in extreme weather events between 1998 and 2017, homes and properties of over hundreds of billion dollars were destroyed, not to mention the impacts on our valuable natural ecosystems.

There are many ways to protect our communities from impacts brought by extreme weather. Effective early weather warning systems and services are essential to reduce disaster risks. Better climate resilient infrastructures such as better drainage systems and dams to prevent flooding; taller bridges to account for sea level rise; heat resistant road surface to cope with high temperatures, etc. Local governments should also plan ahead an emergency plan so that they can react fast to assist their people in facing extreme weather. International cooperation should also be encouraged to do research in extreme weather and provide recommendations.

The biggest barrier to combating extreme weather is human induced pollution. Everyone should protect our environment and practise 4Rs in our daily living, that is reduce, recycle, recover, and reuse.

I would like the world to have as least natural disasters as possible for our future generations. Not only because it causes a lot of damage, it also costs lots of deaths. We should start doing something and find a way to put these wrecking events to a stop.

Comments (5)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    28 May 2020

    Thanks for taking the time to rehearse, film and upload your Final Piece! I especially like your use of a rhetorical question at the start to get the attention of your audience.

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

    Please in your statement, you mentioned dams, drainage systems and taller bridges. And it is not all that countries are well developed,because they are not well developed they can't even build what I mentioned earlier so what would they do they don't have financial resources?

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    1. global-conversation.png brilliant_hurricane | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      honest_sea's comment 30 May 2020

      Thanks for your questions.

      There are some pperational arms, funds and programmes under the United Nations (UN) to help countries in different aspects. For examples, the UN Office for Project Services provides advisory and transactional services in infrastructure and project management.

      Those countries in need may seek assistance from international organisations.

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

    I know that many people will say that if they don't have enough money they will definitely borrow. If you agree that they should borrow why? And if you disagree too why?
    Thanks for the wonderful speech.

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

    To everyone. If you disagree that they should borrow how are going to get that huge money to build the dams, drainage systems and taller bridges.

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