In particular, they miss the point that the world is finite. Economists also tend to look at results too narrowly—from the point of view of a business that can expand, or a worker who has plenty of money, even though these users are not typical. In real life, the business are facing increased competition, and the worker may be laid off because of greater competition.
Many of these issues are global and have the ability to escalade rapidly. World leaders are well aware of these problems. Problems like peak oil, global hunger, global warming, extinction of species, and many more are making headlines around the world.
In this article, I have selected 5 major global issues that are relevant today and are threatening our global society. Although each of the issues mentioned below are equally serious, some of these issues might be more relevant to you than for other readers.
They are not in any particular order, but should be given equal attention. Extinction of wild animals Today, a massive number of species are disappearing from the face of the earth due to our unsustainable industrial practices.
Our negative impacts on the globe can be traced back towhen the steam engines were invented. Ever since, we have been burning fossil fuels that pollute the environment with carbon.
Rapid industrialization and deforestation are major concerns that destroy the natural habitat and food sources for thousands of species of animals, birds, and insects. The implications of which are not totally understood. Modern agriculture has altered the eco-system by introducing many unnatural inorganic elements such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, GMO and so on into natural systems.
This has stripped the earth of nutrient rich top soil and destroyed the micro ecosystem, which takes millions of years to form. We also depend on several insects for the pollination of our crops. If the population of these insects and microorganisms drop, our food supply might be threatened in the future.
Global shortage of food and water The quality and quantity of food and water are major problems in the developing world. With the destabilization of the economy in the USA and many other rich countries, hunger and poverty in third world countries has been intensified.
It has been estimated that there are million children being deprived of basic needs such as food and water, along with other basic necessities such as education, medical facilities, sanitation, and so on. The World Bank and WHO have estimated that about 2 billion people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water and about 1 billion people do not have enough water to meet their regular requirements.
UNICEF has also estimated that one in every four children in the developing countries is below the ideal weight for his or her age due to malnutrition. Furthermore, the number of deaths related to lack of nutrition is increasing. Peak oil consumption Oil takes about million years to form, which we have managed to destroy in about years.
It has been a key element in the development of modern civilization, playing a major role in industrialization throughout the history of civilization. They are also used to produce plastic, fertilizers, and a key ingredient in asphalts, and many other solvents.
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We also need to address the growing unease over globalization. To learn more about the critical issues and challenges facing the world today, explore 11 Global Debates, a collections of essays celebrating 10 years of research by the Global Economy and. Nov 23, · What should be good news for the global economy has its downsides.
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