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The 4 Biggest Issues In The World Today & How You Can Help Solve Them

The 4 Biggest Issues In The World Today & How You Can Help Solve Them
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The 4 Biggest Issues in the World Today & How You Can Help Solve Them

On the surface of things, the United States has an amazing and colorful history to live up to. However, there are many issues that have not been considered as important or deserving attention that still continue to plague our nation. Here is a list of fifteen big problems we face today that affect all aspects of life. These problems need solutions before they become even bigger problems. If these problems get solved, then perhaps others will also be able to solve some of the other problems in this world. As you can see in this article, there are many different levels of global problems. We have one problem at a time, and each problem needs a solution before it becomes too big for us to handle on its own. Some of these other problems include climate change, war, poverty, hunger/emotional pain, human trafficking, pollution, etc. All issues require a resolution before they can start affecting people more than normal problems. It is up to us - if we choose to - to act before we become too big issues for us to handle alone.

1. Climate Change

We cannot really call ourselves just "humans," but humans are now part of nature. No longer do we live where our ancestors did. Therefore, with the changes taking place, such as rising temperatures, melting glaciers, water shortages, storms, floods, wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, and heat waves, we must pay close attention to how to make sure that we don't create any further major damage to the environment. It seems like every day, we hear about the Earth's problems, but when did the rest of the globe realize? When we are being bombarded by more news stories, videos, photos, and reports, we tend to forget that there are many other areas around the world that are suffering right now due to environmental issues. While we may not realize it, our planet really does suffer from our attitude and actions. This problem requires immediate action from everyone. And in order to keep those who really need help well, we should first understand why this issue so much matters. Let's cover what is happening and why we have to take action at this point. We must reduce emissions as quickly as possible so no further destruction of the environment occurs. Also, no matter what state we are living in right now, no matter if we are on a small island or on an oceanic plane, global warming is real and threatening the entire planet. That means no matter where or how many miles away you are from the equator, you must do your very best to eliminate the carbon sources causing global warming. Do your research and read articles carefully on global warming and make sure you fully grasp everything that you read, especially if it concerns the effects it is having on future generations on this earth. Then, once you get that straight, you need to decide on a plan of action. What action(s) do you want to take? Do you want to stop using fossil fuels that burn huge amounts of harmful greenhouse gasses, or do you want to increase sustainable fuel options to power vehicles instead? How are you going to reach these goals? Do you know anyone in your community or school who does, so talk to them! Or maybe you want to volunteer for projects in your local town that can help save the environment, which is great! Get creative! Find something fun (or at least, find something you can volunteer for!) Try out a new diet plan and learn about how eating healthier can help you or teach you about the importance of proper recycling! Just remember, if we want this topic to go away sooner rather than later, we need to address it immediately. Not forever, I promise! Otherwise, nothing else will ever happen!

2. Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is simply a crime against humanity that affects many women all over the world. With hundreds of millions of victims worldwide, human trafficking is one of the most destructive crimes to commit. According to the International Labor Organization, approximately 1.7 million people are trafficked annually, of which 80% are women. Women account for only 12% of the estimated $6 trillion worth of goods and services trafficked annually, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Because women are often used as sex objects and as sexual slaves, their rights and freedoms have long been under threat. Most girls go through domestic violence before they turn 18, so trafficking often starts early on. Many people who were forced into slavery or rape by parents are forced to work in industries such as textile mills, shoe factories, oil palm plantations, leather production, transportation, and agriculture, among others. In addition, many children are brought into the world at birth, especially through surrogacy. There are several reasons why human trafficking is illegal - such as child abuse and abduction and forced labor. People who are willing or who have been trafficked can seek refuge in another country, however, where their victims will be helpless. Victims are often left without protection, food, medicine and sometimes even shelter. Depending on the victim, some countries offer assistance, while others may never grant sanctuary. Those countries still have laws that restrict where or whether human trafficking victims can stay or travel. For example, one reason traffickers may not want to accept asylum is because they lack documentation and proof that they can support their family instead of trafficking them. Another reason for refusing to accept resettlement is that once a person begins working in another country, the government assumes that they also have rights and protections.

3. Poverty

It might surprise you, but the lives of average Americans were impacted, along with countless millions across the world, by the economic depression of 2008. More than half of American adults have low income, according to Pew Research Center reports, while approximately 7 in 10 Americans do not have enough money to meet basic expenses. Furthermore, 40% of adults have reported losing their jobs in two years or less because of lower incomes, making poverty the number one issue facing America today. But the biggest problem people face today is not financial, but emotional. Millions of families are struggling because of the stress caused by inflation and other economic issues. Unemployment rates for single mothers are significantly higher than mothers of men. A survey conducted by Gallup found that 62 percent of single moms said they were trying to manage their finances, yet only 11 percent of fathers were doing the same. Stress from unemployment, rising healthcare costs, and high gas prices can cause psychological disorders that lead to depression, anxiety, fear and isolation. One thing that we all can do is volunteer for organizations that help others in need. Volunteer a service with a specific focus on providing relief to vulnerable populations, including migrants, single moms, veterans, seniors, homeless families and disabled individuals. By volunteering, you will raise funds to provide basic needs to those in need. Your dollars will not just help your fellow heroes, but you as well. Even donating $5 can help someone in need receive food, clothing, housing, educational supplies, utilities, prescriptions and more - all with the goal of helping to end poverty for millions around the globe. You're supporting the victims and their families that need help. So show a little sympathy and compassion for these individuals because this kind of kindness has an enormous impact on helping these poor kids thrive and grow up into successful adults.

4. Emotional Pain

There is no question about the fact that a lot of people suffer, emotionally, today, due to illnesses such as job loss, divorce, loss of loved ones, disability, chronic illness, loss of employment, etc. Unfortunately, depression can be a serious mental health issue affecting millions of Americans daily. Mental illnesses are extremely common, yet they get overlooked because we think we may just wake up one day and we just get better because we get treated by professional doctors and psychologists. Sadly, the reality of the situation is quite the opposite. Depression can be debilitating, both physically and mentally. It can cause overwhelming sadness, hopelessness and feelings of despair. At times, it can lead to self-harm or suicide. It can be an inconvenience to the sick individual, as many of them don't get help until later when their illness becomes worse. Sometimes, medications are needed before symptoms worsen and the severity of the disease increases. Psychotherapy is offered when symptoms become extreme. Although most people know that therapy provides significant benefits, the stigma attached to mental illness keeps it from becoming mainstream. Treatment is available for almost anything, after all, so why not offer it a chance? Start by asking family members to check in with their friends, neighbors, coworkers, doctor, nurse or therapist, in order to discover if they have any depression or anxiety problems. Once someone hears about how strong depression really is, they will want to try and learn more about how to effectively get treatment. Therapy sessions may be free or paid depending on the individual, setting up the appointment is easy with apps like Talkspace or Zoom that let you connect with clients on the move. They can schedule appointments for multiple times a week, depending on how bad they feel. Alternatively, many therapists and groups offer consultations for a nominal monthly membership fee. Regardless of the chosen method, there are a plethora of resources for finding out everything you could need to know about depression. Some ways you can find help is by calling 888 (838) AMERICA. This phone line connects people to local counselors and psychiatrists. You may also ask friends and family, or even online via social media, to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Remember how stressed you were growing up? Have you ever heard of Headspace? That company was started to combat that exact problem. Its mission is to find solutions to help tackle a wide range of behavioral challenges such as addictions, ADHD, addiction and alcoholism. Perhaps the easiest way for you to start a discussion about your struggles - or to connect with others that are going through similar situations - is to join their group! Join them and share your experiences with a counselor or psychiatrist. After a few months, you may find yourself

 


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