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Ahmed Ben Yaghlen

Student, Youth & Science Association of Tunisia

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How to build our future without destroying the Earth ?

I want to talk with the members of TED community about our future and our children's future because it is important to us, how to develop without destroying.

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Closing Statement from Ahmed Ben Yaghlen

In this society the young people from the cities and from the countryside, professionals or not, often the world's leaders , have all means to join and reinforce our efforts to raise the brave torch of the protection our home that illuminates the way in which the future of us all is decided.

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    Jul 23 2012: This is an interesting debate. As you may know, earth's resources are not unlimited and the way we are consuming today we are going to run out from vital resources and the aftermath will be chaotic. We have to lower our consumption, develop greener, promote sustainability. We have to act before we reach a irreversible point. But to do so, everyone must follow this move and I'm not sure that we have reached today this way of thinking.
    • Jul 23 2012: I agree and I also think that governments need to put more money toward green projects and research and gradually penalize over consumption through fees and extra taxes?
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      Jul 24 2012: how is that possible by lower our consumption? when everyone is competing with each other? when everyone wants more? I
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        Jul 24 2012: Well, that why I said that we are not (yet ?) in the spirit of making a viable future for our planet. Sadly, everyone is trying to grab more profits at the expense of earth's resources. If I had to change something today I would change the way people are thinking and raise the priority of this topic. Governments have others priorities but time won't forgive us when it will be too late to act.

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