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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.


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 24 2012: Slow down population growth. Develop science studies for pollution control and green technologies and water resources. Japan has invented a new wind turbine. If you have wind, use it. Let everyone have a computer for education purposes and a wider perspective. University degrees in forgiveness and tolerance. Use your local geography and climate to your advantage. For instance other hot countries would use solar power for energy. In the hot climate of Central America they have begun using one litre pop bottles filled with water and a touch of chlorine to provide free interior lighting in the daytime by cutting holes in the roof and inserting the pop bottles between the sun and the ceiling of the house. Free light, no pollution, at a cost of next to nothing, without destroying the earth. Ideas like this can happen and then shared for free across the world with computers and good people to share like interests. Universal healthcare based on Japan's model.
    • Jul 24 2012: how can we slow down population growths?
      • Jul 24 2012: China has a program for curbing population growth. Good things happen with education. Educate people about the perils of over population. Over population is a natural occurrence. Man has to decide if he wants to be like every other species (natural) or if he is truly intelligent.
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        Jul 24 2012: The best way to curb population growth in a country is to increase the standard of living. You have a larger family if you are concerned that they won't all survive and if you are concerned about who will support you in old age. Most G20 nations have negative population growth if you allow for immigration.

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