Recently I started a thread which has led me to start this one . The topic was what to do about Pit Bulls? Along the way some suggested that there are lots of other problems in the world that are much more pressing. Which got me thinking what do people view as the major problems in the world?
One of mine is religion, this little custom has caused more deaths in the world than just about anything else. The sad thing is the built in hate for others that religion breeds, is not going to be solved tomorrow or in the next century.
A problem that is solvable, is the worlds mismanagement of energy. For those that live in Ontario, a province with boundless electricity sources, why are we short of power? Why have we not decreased out dependency on oil? ETC. ETC.ETC.
What are the other issues that are top of other peoples list?
I agree with Macdoc - if we do not have our environment, we do not have our health and then nothing else matters. This is the biggest crisis right now and I don't think people are really giving it the attention it deserves, although they are at least starting to take notice.
It is accepted that many mass extinctions did not happen quickly, but over millenia. We are most likely witnessing a mass extinction on par with the Permian extinction - and that was some extinction.
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Couldn't agree more. Hopefully someone can drive the point home to those in charge of our wonderful slice of the rock. It's a little discouraging when it is pointed out to us time and time again that we are falling far behind the USA in our efforts to clean up our own backyard.
"Sure you can.....but you'll die."
Social change is what makes a real difference long term and to the things that matter. That's why religion is important. Religion is a way of bringing the community together to focus on how to become more compassionate, loving, effective people.