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Environmental Theme Questions

Development
Collaboration
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Solutions
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Difficulties
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Problems
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The "issue" about the environment (the human factor: ATTITUDE)

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Why should we save the environment?

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Environment vs. development? Who wins?

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We (the smaller countries) are not the problem. Larger countries cause environmental disasters and we can't do anything about it.

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The problem is too big and nothing can be done. It is too late.

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Armageddon is just a hype by religious fanatics. It will never happen.

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Just recycling a little will not save the world?

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If an animal is not strong enough to withstand the change of climate, it is meant to go extinct. Survival of the fittest - Darwin's Theory.

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Extinction is a natural process of evolution - it happened to the dinosaurs.

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We cannot tell a growing country not to cut down the rainforest and not to develop. It is politics. Developed countries did it; why can't they? (Brazil)

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Why should anyone be stupid enough to die for the environment?  (Green Peace policies)

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Why recycle? Recycling paper is more expensive than regular paper.

What are some of the solutions suggested?

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conservation

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awareness

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laws - Kyoto Protocol

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Change of attitude

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Global initiative

Why is it difficult to solve these problems?

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human attitude

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the size of the problem

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politics - global initiative

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money

What are some of the suggestions to solve this problem? Why is it not followed?

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cost too much - make it cost effective to converse

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time consuming - make it an activity for the family and not a chore

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hinders growth - find a balance where nature and be a source of economy (eco-tourism).