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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 26 2012: The only way to advance and save the the earth is to just be mindful. In the past, when the first internal combustion engine was developed, no one was worried about CO2 in the atomsphere causing global warming. Now we know. In the past we didn't know eating fatty foos was bad, we just ate it cause it was good. We now know. We now know so much about the world, compared to what we knew in past. The problem with mankind, is that we seem to be a species of apathy, and afterthought. we do for the sake of doing, and we don't consider the long-term. if we want this world to be a better place for us and our children, then we need to strive for long-term benefit, rather than short-term satisfaction. We need to think about the power we possess as aspecies and our effect on the earth we live on. We cannot live without advancement, in technology, in medicine, etc... but we have to understand what that advancement will cost, and be prepared to deal with the consequences. If we wnat a better future, we need use our prefrontal cortices, and plan ahead.

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