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COVID-19 and the environment
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@qatardebate

May 28, 2020

. سياسة مناعة القطيع أم الحجر المنزلي؟ كيف سنواجه أزمة كورونا في الفترة القادمة؟انقسمت الآراء حول هذا الموضوع إلى قسمين بين مؤيد ومعارض، لنرى سوياً بعض هذه الآراء وشاركونا آرائكم. //تجدون رابط المقال في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . Herd immunity policy or quarantine? How are we going to face the pandemic in the coming days?Views about this topic were divided between those who support it and those who oppose it. Let’s see some of these opinions, and share with us what you think. //link in our bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

COVID-19 and the environment
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@qatardebate

May 23, 2020

. تقبل الله أعمالكم وكل عام وأنتم بخير 🌹عيدكم مبارك، ونسأل الله أن يعيده علينا ونحن في أفضل حال.#عيد_الفطر #مناظرات_قطر . . From #QatarDebate to you and to your loved ones, Eid Mubarak.May you have a blessed and joyful Eid.#EidMubarak

COVID-19 and the environment
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@qatardebate

May 21, 2020

. هل قامت نتفليكس بثورة في عالم الفن المرئي وصناعة الترفيه؟ ‏أم أنها كرست ضياع الهوية واختراق الخصوصية؟اطّلع على المقال بالكامل من خلال الرابط في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . Did Netflix revolutionize the digital entertainment sector? or is it a curse in disguise?Read more through the link in our bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

COVID-19 and the environment
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@qatardebate

May 19, 2020

. "لا تترددوا في خوض غمار هذه التجربة لأن المناظرة تجربة فريدة كفيلة لتغيير طريق التفكير بما يدور حولنا." - خديجة كومغاريمكنكم قراءة المقابلة بالكامل مع عضو ⁧‫#أكاديمية_النخبة‬⁩ من خلال الرابط في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . “Don’t hesitate to engage in this experience, debate is a unique experience that can change your life.” - Khadija Goumghar‬ ‪Meet Khadija, a #Elite_Academy from Morocco: //link in our bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

COVID-19 and the environment
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@qatardebate

May 17, 2020

. كيف للدول النامية أن تواجه جائحة كورونا، حظر كلي أم حظر جزئي؟لنطّلع سوياً على بعض الآراء في هذا الجانب من خلال المقال التالي: رابط المقال في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . How should developing nations face the COVID-19 pandemic, complete lockdown or partial lockdown?Different point of views on the measures of developing countries in such times: //the link to the article can be found in our bio.#QDJournal #QatarDebate

COVID-19 and the environment
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May 13, 2020

. هل التعليم الإلكتروني عن بعد يمكن أن يستبدل التعليم النظامي، خصوصاً في الأزمات؟انقسمت الآراء حول ذلك، لنتعرف سوياً إلى بعض تلك الأراء من خلال المقال التالي. //تجدون رابط المقال في البايو الخاص بالصفحة.#مناظرات_قطر‬⁩ . . Can distant e-learning replace traditional educational methods, especially during crises?Many opinions were circulated regarding this, let’s explore some of those different opinions in this article. //link in bio.#QDJournal #QatarDebate

COVID-19 and the environment
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@qatardebate

May 11, 2020

. ‏“لا أرى أن ما نمر به الآن عرقل تطوري أو أحبط طموحي وإنما دفعني للتعلم والتناظر أكثر.” تصفح المقابلة بالكامل مع موزا الهاجري من خلال الرابط في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . "I don’t see that this crisis has hindered my development in debating, in fact it gave me the motivation to learn more and debate more. Read the full interview with Moza Alhajri through the link in our bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

COVID-19 and the environment
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May 09, 2020

. بعد الانتهاء من الأزمة الصحية الراهنة، هل يجب على الحكومات التخفيف من القوانين البيئية للمساهمة في إنعاش الاقتصاد مرة أخرى؟لنتعرف سوياً على بعض الآراء في هذا الموضوع من خلال الرابط المرفق في البايو الخاص بصفحتنا.#مناظرات_قطر . . When the safety threat is over, should governments relax environmental regulations to help restart the economy?Let’s read the different views about this through the link on our page’s bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

COVID-19 and the environment
May 9, 2020 0

By: Mubarrat Wassey – Debate Coach at QatarDebate

 

 

 

COVID-19 has drastically affected pollution levels. For the first time in years, you can see the blue sky from New Delhi as the air clears up, the fishes in the canals of Venice as the water clears up, and turtles in the beaches of Florida as the people clear out.

 

In China, carbon dioxide emissions reduced by over 25% just a few weeks into lockdown. In New York, carbon monoxide emissions reduced by over 50% compared to last year. While the earth enjoys the effects of reduced carbon emissions, we ask the question:

 

When the safety threat is over, should governments relax environmental regulations to help restart the economy?

 

 

For:

 

“While the environment is important, the economic situation is dire and should be prioritized”

 

1. While the environment is important, the economic situation is dire and should be prioritized. We will need bailouts and easier regulations to help protect jobs. Airlines and oil companies employ more than 20 million people directly today, and those jobs are at risk. There are millions of more jobs that are indirectly reliant on those industries, from suppliers to customers. Up to 500 million more people could be facing poverty. What is the point of being more environmentally sustainable, if the price to pay is human hunger and suffering?

 

2. A realistic approach to climate change is not just about reducing emissions, but having the capacity to deal with the changes. Countries require strong infrastructure, welfare policies and healthcare facilities to be able to deal with the effects of climate change. When a hurricane hits a city, how people fare there depends largely on the city’s financial ability to provide people with assistance. Quick economic growth is required to deal with the environmental desolation in the first place.

 

 

Against:

 

“The economy is important, but the environmental situation is even more dire.”

 

1. COVID-19 is here today due to deficiencies in wildlife protection laws, so if we relax regulations further after COVID-19, it would seem as though we have learned nothing. The economy is important, but the environmental situation is even more dire. We have about 10 years before the impact of climate change becomes irreversible. While we can make policies to support workers directly, it should not be through relaxing regulations. 4 million people die annually from air pollution alone each year. Environmentally friendly policies do not just help to save lives in the future, they are needed in order to help save lives today.

 

2. While the panic about the economic situation is understandable, environmentally unsustainable growth is not a wise decision even from an economic perspective. In our rush to feed mouths today, we must not make this earth uninhabitable for future generations. It is as though we are in a cycle. We justify environmental damage because it is necessary to alleviate poverty, but in the process the environmental damage causes even more poverty. We need to break the cycle for long term sustainable economic growth.

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