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Question: Collectively, what should we be doing?

Transcript: Talking. I think what we need to be doing globally is talking to one another. I think there needs to be a great deal more global understanding. I think that is the only way in which we can get to a place where we understand that we are not going to be able to solve some of these global problems alone, individually as separate countries. We’re going to have to find ways of cooperating, collaborating so that we can see that we’re all in this mess together. So I think that what we are not doing enough of is finding the common ground that will bring us together.

 

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