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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.
So what are these most significant problems of the World? I find it useful to group these very major issues into four broad categories. The first category relate to the Environmental and Ecological problems of the World. Which includes issues relating to ecological destruction, resource depletion and atmospheric change, i.
I also included in this category the problem of over population which exacerbates these environmental issues though this might equally well be considered as a Social and Political problem. The second category relates to the Problems in the Social, Economic and Political Spheres of human activity.
We live in a World partly characterized, unfortunately, by corruption, oppression, exploitation, conspiracy and injustice. And a world riddled with division, conflict, terrorism and mutual distrust. The third category concerns the spiritual problems of present times.
This relates to the issues surrounding the process of Secularization and the reaction of Religion in the face of the rise of Scientific Rationalism, i. The fourth and final category concerns the problems of the age relating to the realm of ideas.
That is the problems and puzzles which vex Scientists, Philosophers and Theologians. At first it may seem a little incongruous to consider these more academic problems in the same discussion as some of the more apparent issues mentioned earlier i. Towards the latter part of this Chapter I show how ideas, and one idea especially, have the power to potential produce a lasting solution to the problems of this World.
So we shall now examine each of these problem categories in more detail. A Planet in Peril It is generally acknowledged that in the World today there are potentially calamitous problems relating to environmental destruction, resource depletion, global warming and over population.
The natural resources of this planet, its forests, fisheries and crop lands are already being used at such a rate that is unsustainable. We are already using the planets renewable resources faster than what the planet can replenish.
This trend is related to the ongoing and accelerating process of species extinction and the destruction of natural habitats such as the tropical rainforests, whole ocean ecosystems, rivers and coastal wetlands. This gradual destruction of the earths biosphere, its animal and plant species together with their complex webs of self sustenance, is certainly set to continue as human population growth and increased economic activity imposes more pressures on the planetary ecosystem.
The worlds population at an estimated 7 billion people today, is projected to grow to over 10 billion people as early as This is coupled with massive growth in economic activity lead by the surging economies of China and India and further boosted by economic growth in the rest of the World as well.
If the Planet is already struggling to cope with the demands placed upon it by the human race currently, when we also factor in these other considerations, then certainly we are heading for some interesting times.
Also food shortages and food price hikes that were experienced by the World in may be the shape of things to come. Global Warming Another major problem that looms on the horizon and one that probably is already upon us and exerting its effects, is the phenomenon of Global Warming. This is made manifest in the melting glaciers and polar ice caps, the increase in hurricane activity with category 4 and 5 hurricanes, the most intense, doubling in frequency over the past 50 yearschanging rainfall patterns and of course the actual increases in measured surface temperatures.
The majority verdict of the scientific community points towards the notion that Global Warming is at least partly man made and brought about through the emissions of so called green house gases such as methane and carbon dioxide, which causes the earths atmosphere to retain more heat.
Also based on computer climate models, it is projected that Global Warming will continue with potentially dire consequences for vast numbers of people living on this planet. These predictions vary with some scenarios describing temperature rises of 1 or 2 degrees centigrade coupled with sea level rises of 80cm or so.
Other models predict temperature rises of 3 to 5 degrees centigrade coupled with sea level rises of 7m! At the extreme end we find truly doomsday scenarios where the earths atmosphere is changed to such an extent that it becomes similar to that of the planet Venus, with surface temperatures way above the boiling point of water, that is degrees celsius together with sulphuric acid rain.
Though seemingly far fetched, the world renowned scientist Stephen Hawking cited this scenario as a distinct future possibility.
Even without considering these future predictions we are already being affected by climate change in a way that is detrimental to human life and well-being.
It is estimated that over 27, died as a direct result of the freak heat wave that was experienced over Western Europe. Those that died were many the very old and the very young. The deaths that have resulted from crop failures in The Third World, brought about as an indirect consequence of climate change, may number into the millions.
Hurricane Katrina which a few years ago hit the Southern coastal city of New Orleans in the USA is estimated to have killed over people. Water Scarcity A problem that is related to Global Warming concerns the availability of water resources to the worlds people.
It has been estimated by the United Nations that due to population growth, pollution and global warming the average persons water supply will be cut by a third over the next 20 years.
Even in Australia which at the time of writing this, is in a drought that has lasted 6 years, is facing the ruin of large swathes of its agricultural industry.Return to: Home > News > Survey finds age discrimination “prevalent” in the profession Survey finds age discrimination “prevalent” in the profession .
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