• Question: If you had one wish in the world what would it be

    Asked by @Shannon on 24 Apr 2020.
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      Katherine Benson answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I’d wish for lots and lots of research funding to help me to answer all the questions I come up with when I’m doing research! It can be very frustrating as a scientist when our work is limited by the amount of money we have.

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      Jean O'Dwyer answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I’d wish that people admired scientists/doctors/engineers etc. as much as they admire celebrities!

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      Rosemary Josekutty Thomas answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I wish that we could make this Coronavirus disappear soon.

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      Jun Lin answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I hope more fundings will be granted to research and science.

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      Louise Mc Grath answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      Hi long08lockdown,
      I would wish for better environmental health for our planet, and that we will stop polluting it. The world is precious so we need to protect it!

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      Dimitar Shterionov answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      To find a way to travel to other planets very fast and meet other beings out there 🙂

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      Brian Murray answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I’d wish that everyone would take climate change seriously, and stop pretending that it’s not happening. It’s all our responsibility to do something about it, especially the people in charge in governments.

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      Nadeem Rather answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      It would be to eliminate poverty in the world. so that we all live equally on this beautiful planet 🙂

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      Karen Bacon answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      For people to take biodiversity loss and climate change more seriously and for us to actually work together to reduce the impacts of both.

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      Yashdeep Yashdeep answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      If we see the world around us now, we see a lot of pollution in the environment so I would wish that the cleaner technologies like solar energy, wind energy , hydro energy to become more common and replace all the pollution source. I wish we would have a completely clean and green earth.

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      Enda O'Connell answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I wish that once the coronavirus problem has been solved that the world will unite to fight climate change

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      Tiffany Slater answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I would wish that everyone had equal resources and opportunities to get their dream job.

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      Michelle Monaghan answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I would wish that education was freely available to everyone in a way that they would want to learn. I think it’s a very important thing to have and it would make many changes possible in the world.

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      Amy Heather Fitzpatrick answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      It is so hard to have just one wish! I hope that , especially politicians will take action the climate crisis. We have now seen worldwide that governments have the ability to make huge changes, as they did for covid-19. They need to take the same attitude for the climate crisis. So many of the issues we work on such as antimicrobial resistance (running out of antibiotics that work against bacteria/germs), new viruses and bacteria that makes us or plants and animal ill, these are all caused or increased because of the climate crisis. There is an idea called ‘One Health’, where health is seen as a healthy environment will produce healthy crops, that will feed and sustain healthy humans. In this one health circle, all parts, the environment, animal health and human health are needed and this is the attitude in science and in our lives that we need to adopt.

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      Hannah Currivan answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      That one day we become a space faring species!!!

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      Tommy Hayden answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      Universal kindness (very corny and a bit like “world peace” at an Oscar ceremony but it’s true…)

      If we all treat each other kindly and use empathy in our decision making, a lot of big problems start to get smaller and easier to work on collectively

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      Sarah Mallen answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I would wish for everyone in the world to be safe, healthy and have access to a good education and the opportunity to get their dream job

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      Aisling Ryan answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I would wish that everyone believed scientists and would listen and follow the advice when a scientist speaks out about something like climate change or how important vaccines are.

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      Hazel Rooney answered on 26 Apr 2020:

      If I had one wish for the world it would be to treat each other more kindly. We are all human beings, with our own struggles and difficulties in life so I would love for people to be nicer to one another and the world would be a much more lovely place to be in.

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      Fiona Malone answered on 26 Apr 2020:

      right now I wish our amazing scientists and engineers can design and create a vaccine to protect us all from covid19. After that I wish we all come together to save our beautiful planet.

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      Ciara O'Donovan answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      This is hard to answer as right now it would probably be that some answers could be solved to help the current COVID-19 crisis but that is a little short sighted. A bit broader, maybe that equal opportunities could be afforded to all individuals.

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      Aimee Stapleton answered on 27 Apr 2020: last edited 27 Apr 2020 10:09 am

      I wish people would stop littering. It drives me crazy! We have such a beautiful planet and its important to take care of it.

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      Roisin Jones answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      At this precise moment in time, I really wish we could eradicate the coronavirus that’s impacting us all so much, but in a more longterm sense, I really wish that people (especially those in power) would take on board warnings that come from experts and act accordingly, for example in areas like climate change, vaccination, etc.

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      Chloe Matthews answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      My one wish for the world would be for everyone to start helping the planet more. If we all work together we can help the planet heal. If we stop using single use plastics (think straws and plastic bags), if we car pool or use public transport, recycle properly and not drop our trash in streets we can get closer and closer to cleaning the planet. Even wearing your older siblings clothes if they fit you can help as making clothes is really bad for the planet.

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      Lucy Blennerhassett answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Hmm, I wish that all of humanity had a greater appreciation for our environment and how important it is…..the climate crisis is the biggest global issue we face (except for coronavirus right now). As a sneaky second wish I would also love to see more women in science!

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      Maria Isabel Meza Silva answered on 29 Apr 2020: last edited 29 Apr 2020 12:58 pm

      Right now, I wish I could see my family soon. My mom and my brother were supposed to visit me over the summer but due to COVID-19, our plans have changed. I am hopeful that I will see them sooner rather than later!

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      Anna Zakrzewska answered on 30 Apr 2020:

      If there’s only one then I’d choose a multi-dimensional answer: For the world to heal!

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      Rory Ward answered on 2 May 2020:

      An end to world hunger.