Lots of people are yet to be aware of the crisis and problems suffered by our planet today. Not only do they affect humanity but the ecosystem as well. Raising individual awareness of global issues is a challenge itself. Lots of people are purposely ignoring the problems just to continue living in an illusion of better world. Meanwhile, our planet is dying and humanity is decreasing. Being more aware of the global issues we are facing today will make us realize that there are people out there who are suffering. There are various species out there becoming extinct due to environmental issues.
What’s the most challenging global issues we are facing today?
Every nation may have their own issues that need to be addressed by the government. However, global issues are on another level. They require international cooperation from various institutions, organizations, and nations. Here are most challenging global issues we should be more aware of today:
Public health is a major issue that needs immediate attention. We should be more aware of the existence of non-communicable diseases. It is one of the major issue our world suffering. The most affected one from this issue is the low and middle income countries. Those places with transitioning populations are also affected greatly from this issue. However, it has been found that even in more developed countries, this is still an issue needs to be addressed seriously. It is because there are still social disparities in risk.
Cultural understanding is also one of global issues that need proper solution. There have been various attempts to address this particular problems such as facilitating interdisciplinary research to gain more understanding cultural identities and their principal consequences of globalization.
Globalization trends are profound in ways it affect various aspects in life such as global communication networks, economic system, population mobility, social inequalities, and so on. When deeper cultural understanding is gained, it can help solving other problems as well. Not to mention that it affects to the policy-making and implementation.
Climate change is always included into the top global issues needed immediate attention. It is because our plane is truly suffering now. Environment has been the biggest victim of various globalization, urbanization, and industrialization acts. Climate change is the result of various abuse and exploitation to nature. The effects are shown through constant flooding, fire, severe weather, etc. Climate changes also lead to food and water shortages, population displacement, as well as migration. Various programs have been delivered to solve the issue but it’s still far from being solved fully.
Lack of education
Lack of education is also a major global issue we are facing today. There are millions of people are not enrolled in schools when they are still the age of receiving primary education. Higher education is also a problem that is persistent to combat. Lack of education is leading to other serious issues such as poverty, unemployment, as well as increasing criminal rates. This issue needs to be solved immediately because it affects social and economical aspect in life significantly.