We stand at the Abyss, at the steadily approaching threshold of unimaginable chaos, calamity, death and destruction. But there exists a lasting solution to these issues facing humankind. This chapter is about the problems that we, together as the human race, face in present times. It concerns some of the ominous circumstances of the current age that threaten not only the well being of collective humanity but also, perhaps, the very Environmental and Ecological systems that support life on Earth as we know it today.
With the resulting recession, many governments of the wealthiest nations in the world have resorted to extensive bail-out and rescue packages for the remaining large banks and financial institutions while imposing harsh austerity measures on themselves.
Some of the bail-outs have also led to charges of hypocrisy due to the apparent socializing of the costs while privatizing the profits. Furthermore, the institutions being rescued are typically the ones got the world into this trouble in the first place.
For smaller businesses and poorer people, such options for bail out and rescue are rarely available when they find themselves in crisis.
Taxpayers bailed out their banks and financial institutions with large amounts of money. Even the high military spending figures are dwarfed by the bailout plans to date. This problem could have been averted in theory as people had been pointing to these issues for decades.
However, during boom, very few want to hear such pessimism. Does this crisis spell an end to the careless forms of banking and finance and will it herald a better economic age, or are we just doomed to keep forgetting history and repeat these mistakes in the future?
Signs are not encouraging as rich nations are resisting meaningful reform… Climate Change and Global Warming Last updated Monday, February 02, The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced.
With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing.
Many are agreed that climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. This section explores some of the effects of climate change.
It also attempts to provide insights into what governments, companies, international institutions, and other organizations are attempting to do about this issue, as well as the challenges they face.
Some of the major conferences in recent years are also discussed. Food and agriculture goes to the heart of our civilizations. Religions, cultures and even modern civilization have food and agriculture at their core.
For an issue that goes to the heart of humanity it also has its ugly side. This issue explores topics ranging from the global food crisis ofto issues of food aid, world hunger, food dumping and wasteful agriculture such as growing tobacco, sugar, beef, and more.
Since that time, billions have certainly been given each year, but rarely have the rich nations actually met their promised target. For example, the US is often the largest donor in dollar terms, but ranks amongst the lowest in terms of meeting the stated 0.In , the world’s rich countries agreed to give % of their gross national income as official international development aid, annually.
Since that time, billions have certainly been given each year, but rarely have the rich nations actually met their promised target.
This would be a major inconvenience in the developed and industrialized countries but in the Third World where 90% of the water supply is used for agriculture, the consequences will be disastrous. In years to come when the people of the world are faced with the accumulating problems of this planet then surely the need to fill the 'God.
Many Third world countries are still stuck on the notion that in order to grow, they have to rely on foreign donors and aid. Although this is partly true, growth can still be . In the world in general and sub-Saharan Africa in particular, environmental issues interest and influence more and more all the actors of society namely economic policy makers, civil society and government.
Congo Brazzaville in general and Brazzaville in particular, which is also one of the cities of developing countries is faced with proven degradation environment problems whose causes are. The pace of scientific progress is quickening with researchers publishing important discoveries every day.
However, the science community has been highlighting the fact that modern science is afflicted with several problems that threaten to ruin its very fabric. Hunger, homelessness, and lack of health care are major aspects of this world-wide dilemma. Many countries are in complete poverty and the majority are third-world countries.
Within the United States of America, a land of valuable, there are also pockets of extreme poverty.