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Thinking about the problem

Many topics seem to take a more important place in our lives than the importance of the environment and what it means to our very survival.

Answer the following questions then create a data sheet and record your results against those of your class mates, friends or family whom you have also asked to complete the questions. Draw conclusions about your results.

Coral bleaching poses a major threat to coral
reefs around the world

Would you say that you think:
  • very much,
• much,
• little, or
• not at all
about the future of your marine or coastal environment not in a couple of years, but, say, in the year 2015?

How often would you say you talk with somebody about the future of your marine or coastal environment?

What do you think will be the major difference between the year 2020 and today?

Write down and date seven events that you think will occur in the future that might affect your local marine or coastal environment?

With a partner, describe the best and worst possible future that you can imagine for your local marine or coastal environment in 10 to 20 years time.

What do you believe are the most important problems facing the world’s marine and coastal environments?

What kind of country would you like your place, your country to be in 10 years’ time?

Why would some people not like your future, and how would you respond to them?

What are some of the good points about your future?

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