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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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    Aug 8 2012: By colonising other planets. Industrialisation has been shown to destroy the environment. Just look at the mess China is in as they become industrialised. The UK had its industrial revolution and now we import our needs from China and other countries. The Earth will not be destroyed by human beings although we will probably do a good job at destroying ourselves and other fauna and flora in the meantime. The Earth will continue: its been going over four billion years! Humans have been around for a mere 200,000 years. It is our nature to breed and to consume all available resources and then move on to greener pastures. As the greener pastures get eaten up we will end up being forced to colonise other planets to mine their resources and so on.....Without colonisation of other planets the Earth will simply end up stripped mined of all commodities and when this happens the population will naturally decrease due to wars over the remaining resources until what is left of the population is in balance with the environment. The cycle will start again most probably.

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