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Adele
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Adele asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

What’s the single most important issue the world needs to address?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Global climate crisis. Even the (the reason for the) Covid/Corona crisis is linked to it. And both issues are linked to our market economy that is based on the insatiable demand from humans for resources (those we need and don't need, but absolutely want to have, e.g. for status and social comparison with other people) without any care for other beings in the future  and where people feel more entitled to things than ever. 

    Humans want ever more ever faster..but not all resources grow at the same speed as human greed.

    Also war is linked to that human problem.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    A stamped approval that all boxes of tissues must have and an envelope inside.

  • F
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Over population. It is the cause of climate change and the ease of passing on viruses.

  • 1 month ago

    Covid 19. Nothing else except Covid 19.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    easy , poverty and corruption , solve both and you would have solved the worlds problem .

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Conservatives, they've always been an anchor holding back the ship of progress.

  • 1 month ago

    Global climate crisis. Like a few other posters say. The new UN climate report didn't get a lot of publicity. As it came out in Nov. of 2019. Shortly before COVID 19.

    WRONG FORUM: And as other posters say, this question belongs 8n current events, or culture. As it doesn't address the past.

  • 1 month ago

    Read "Why Nations Fail" by Robinson and Acemoglu.  They make a strong case that there are two basic features that successful nations all have and unsuccessful ones fail at one or both.

    One is have enough centralized power to maintain order.  The second is having a government where all major factions (and preferably minor ones) have an inclusive stake in the process and success of the government.

    If you lack the first, you end up with too chaotic a nation for development to happen.  No amount of foreign aid or infrastructure help works because there's just no incentive for people in the country to invest in building their futures because anything they build is unstable.

    If you have the first, but lack the second, you end up with the possibility of short term success, but in the long term factions that feel oppressed or disadvantaged and will rise up or topple or resist the govt.  And you go back to step 1.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Greed is the world's biggest problem.

  • 1 month ago

    Trolls posting Polls & Surveys questions into History.

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