What do you worry about most: Politics or the environment?

Sarah (England): I am probably1 more worried about2 political dangers rather than3 environmental4, mainly5 because with environmental, you have the option to change what's going to happen6 to the environment. You can sort of7 try and change that as much as you can8; whereas9 with political issues10, you can't really change how a person thinks. You can try and change the political party11 that's in charge12, but you can't really change how one person thinks. So, I think that' more unpredictable13.

Lindsay (United States): I'm much more worried about environmental dangers. I feel like14 politically, we're going to be fine15. I'm never going to go to these countries that are war-torn16. I'm going to try and stay always in safe countries. But the environment, I feel like it's affecting everything, and the seasons17 are changing, and the icebergs are melting18, and in the next twenty years, we're going to have some major19 problems.

Phoebe (China): Do I worry more about the environment or political problems? I think I worry about environmental more than the political problems because I don't really know the political problems, and I live in the city. I care about20 the environment more. I hope21 - I wish I can live more comfortable and, you know, and in a better environment so that's more important for me.

Tim (United States): Although22 I don't worry too much about political or environmental problems, I would say I'm more concerned about23 political problems, because they have the tendency to be more unpredictable and they can escalate24 very quickly unexpectedly25; whereas with environmental problems, things usually happen more slowly26 and we can usually anticipate27 what's going to go wrong.

Antoinette (United States): I'm probably more worried about environmental dangers, because those types of…well we are doing…we are damaging, humans are damaging28 the earth, and the damages that we do will affect generations and generations to come, so I probably think more about that. I'm not as politically in tuned29, so, yeah, I worry more about environmental dangers.

Tony (Mozambique): I would say both30. As you know, Africa like the countries surrounding31 my country tend not to have stable32 political system, which means that maybe in the near future, a war can break out33. And environmental dangers, because if we should deplete34 our natural resource, it could affect our future.

1.       Probably = provavelmente
2.       worried about = preocupado com
3.       rather than = ao invest de
4.       environmental = ambiental
5.       mainly = principalmente
6.       what's going to happen = o que está para acontecer
7.       sort of = de certa forma
8.       as much as you can = o quanto voce conseguir
9.       whereas = enquanto que
10.   issues = questões
11.   political party = partido politico
12.   in charge = no poder
13.   unpredictable = imprevisível
14.   feel like = sinto que
15.   we're going to be fine = ficaremos bem
16.   war-torn = devastado pela Guerra
17.   seasons = estações climáticas
18.   melting = derretendo
19.   major = grande, impro
20.   care about = ligar para
21.   hope = esperar (esperança)
22.   Although = embora
23.   concerned about = preocupado com
24.   escalate = aumentar
25.   unexpectedly = inesperadamente
26.   slowly = lentamente
27.   anticipate = prever
28.   damaging = danificando
29.   in tuned = ligada a , sintonizada a
30.   both = ambos
31.   surrounding = cercando, ao redor de
32.   stable = estável
33.   stable = irromper, estourar34.   deplete = esgotar