Top Ten Problems In the World Today

The Top Ten
1 Poverty

We are pretty close to eradicating extreme poverty, but it's only because it remains concentrated and increasing in some war-torn African countries and is on the decline in Asia.

The homeless people can't just get up and get a job, most jobs have standards that they aren't able to reach, like a home, experience, and sometimes, even, a car...

Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Those who don't have their basic needs met can never self actualize.

Climate Change is more of an issue. If they want money so bad, why don't they just get a job.

2 War and Terrorism

Terrorism is never appropriate, no matter what your political ideology. Innocent people will always get hurt in the crossfire, or worse killed.

What is the point of these wars? Can't we all respect each others beliefs and live in one world peacefully?

Come on, we don't need anymore lives lost by terrorists trying to achieve their goals by violence.

Without this, half of the people in poverty wouldn't suffer.

3 Climate Change

Although, I'm more of a conservative, I do agree we need to work to save our planet from global warming and pollution. But, I just think the government should stay out of that, since the government is very incompetent and restrictive. I just wish more conservatives would understand this, rather than be like "Global Warming is fake you guys!" without any actual evidence to disprove it. TLDR: We should stop global warming and pollution, but NOT through government mandates.

I think climate change is awful thing of the polar bears and penguins they will either adapt to the desert or go extinct Venus also has climate change for those of you that don't know and this was way before climate change for us so please do everything you can to stop every little help!

It's 2020 now. Look what's happened because of humanity! Australia is on fire! The endangered list is now 41,416! You know how big that number is, that's a really big number! People think climate change doesn't exist, yeah, people only believe things when they cause problems. Maybe people will believe climate change exists if every country is on fire. Australia is on fire, something will be next if we don't stop it. It doesn't even have to be big, like not driving a car for Pete's sake! You wanna die? Be my guest! But don't come crying to me when the world is on fire because you didn't care.

Ok, everything on this list deserves to be here; but in terms of an all encompassing, long term, might destroy the entire human race type of problem, climate change is the worst. Poverty, drug abuse, and war are devastating to individuals, families, and nations, but this could end the world as we know it. Climate change won't kill us all soon, but a few generations from now, our decedents will be cursing the fact that we did nothing.

4 Drug Abuse

Nothing is wrong with taking it but you will just get addicted and you probably would go mad it even makes your mental health really bad so please don't take these drugs just waste a life that could be beautiful if you don't take them!

Nothing wrong with taking. It's your own choice. Taking alcohol is just as worse and yet its sold everywhere. Taking sugar is also just as harmful and addictive yet it's marketed towards children which could very well be responsible to the high obesity rate in the US. Do your research about drugs, they aren't that harmful. Cheese is responsible for causing heart problems and diabetes, yet you don't see any ads telling you you should avoid eating it.

People always being out of homeostasis clouds our judgment. EVERY drug. This includes coffee, prescriptions, even herbs.

The idea of making drugs is just WRONG! I don't understand why it's so popular even though it's BAD!

5 Animal Abuse

Animals have feelings! Not just humans! Animals feel pain and domestic animals can't even take care of themselves! You know why? Because they need a human to take care of them, they're not wild animals! No animal deserves abuse and if you think that's okay, go to hell. I have to say animals are way better than humans. They care for us, they don't cause problems, but look at us! We're the reason the earth is dying. We're the reason animals are going extinct. We're the reason murder exists. Do you abuse an animal? Go to hell you disgusting awful human. Thank you to everyone who agrees that animals shouldn't get abused. You guys are angels but sadly not everyone is.

Animals should never be abused. For the people abusing them, you guys should never do that because think of you being the dogs. All those dogs do for people is help them and protect them. These animals are important in life and they are so adorable. My mom owns a dog kennal and we would never abuse animals and we stand up for them and we find them great homes. And once the puppy meets its person, it bursts out in happiness and just it makes me cry just watching them be so happy after what they have been through. So stand up against animal abuse and choose the right path.

the only thing I want to change in this world is the cause of animal abuse. The reason I want this is because animals also have feelings thoughts and emotions. in fact if you think about it properly we are all the same because humans are also animals, aren't they?

Animals should have rights just as people. They should be treated with respect and not be killed for fun or because of their owner being someone you don't like.

6 Disease

We should as stay healthy and not get sick. A lot of kids get sick to get out of school, but if they get sick, everyone else could get sick too just because they wanted to get out of something they didn't want to do.

This is worse than racism, sexism and dabbing.

Even simple bacterial infections will soon become deadly again...we are down to only a handful of antibiotics that still be honest I'd be less scared of nuclear war.

Diseases are a disaster!

7 Pollution

People do not care about our earth and the things they put into our oceans , our vehicles, and just into our environment completely.

If we don't save the environment, there will be no drugs to abuse (some drugs are made from plants) we will have to deal with NO population, everyone will be in poverty, and all the other things on this list will get ten times worse. We will all die along with the other living things, and the earth will become uninhabitable.

I think the pollution in this world is appalling and it should be acted on fast as it could have an impact on so much stuff. Keep in note when you're stuck in traffic, turn your engine off! Simple things like that can change this problem! Seriously.

The world is basically getting murdered slowly by us humans! Do something! Don't just stand there and do nothing! We will be low on resources, that means, barely even food, etc. SAVE EARTH!

8 Population Growth

There are way too many people on earth if we could just find a way to lower the people on earth... OOOOOO I got an idea how about we go to mars apparently people will be able to live there in the future that could be our solution!

This is really the main, and by far the biggest problem in the world today.
Many things like climate change, lack of food, polluted water, and resource depletion would vanish almost overnight.
Even many wars which are about resources would end immediately.
If the earth's population were 2 billion instead of 7 billion, the overwhelming majority of today's issues would not exist.

It's sad, but I agree. There are too many people who don't and can't have enough, and it's detrimental to continue to add to the population so rapidly. Of course, if those who selfishly own so much for themselves or to save so future generations of their family will also be wealthy would just share with those who are here and in need...

He sounds like a socialist or communist or something!

Well, we have enough food. We have more than enough food for all of the people on earth... If we gave the grains we grew to PEOPLE instead of to farm animals. And the water we spent on growing food for farm animals, the water problem would be solved also.

But yes its true, the more people there are, the less of everything else there is! And that's catastrophic!

9 Racism

Racism needs to stop now before a major war starts. People should work together and learn the differences of everyone and no one should feel superior. We are humans no matter our culture or color of skin. People are different and it shouldn't be pushed into peoples faces. They should know the limit.

Racism is horrible!

It is getting better though, Black people used to be wiped for the complexion of there skin! I think enslaving black people, due to there skin complexion, is one of the worst things the human race has done to itself.

This is one of the bad things happening around us, if we do not stop racism, we would have a big problem to our world, I certainly hope that everyone could just please accept people for who they are and what their beliefs are.

My main question is, who decided that white people were better than black people? Just imagine, you are enjoying a delicious meal in your comfortable home with your family talking and laughing. Days later, you find yourself on the lower deck of a filthy boat crammed with hundreds of other people crammed, just as you are. You get little food and water. People around you are dying and the conditions in which you live are so bad that you envy them. There are no bathrooms. You are chained to hundreds, maybe thousands, of people with little room to move. How would you feel? And on the other side of the world are people, people just like you except that they have white skin instead of black, those people are enjoying themselves as you suffer. And there excuse is that you are a different color than we are. I mean get a grip people! 😤😤

10 Murder

Here are the examples:

December 10, 2019: 6 people were killed in a hate crime involved shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey.

2/14/2018: 17 people shot dead by Nikolas Cruz in Parkland, Florida

June 12, 2016: Omar Mateen shoots down 49 individuals at a Florida LGBT nightclub before the police shot him dead.

January 8, 2011: 6 victims dead including the judge at a Safeway store in Tuscon, Arizona.

Sexism hurts people verbally. Murder literally kills people, so murder should be above sexism.

If you manage to get away from this, there is god still watching, one thought I was crazy, I'm telling what my mind tells me

Why is dabbing higher than this?

The Contenders
11 Raping

It's one of the hardest things to have to live with after it happens to you, and knowing that the person who ruined your life is living like nothing happened while you try to figure out how to feel normal again.

Completely sick at the thought of this horrible crime existing in our society. We need to punish those who do this for them to feel the extent of the pain they put their victims through.

One of the most sickening problems with this world today. It's sad many people had to experience this sort of thing happen to them.

Feminism is above this. What does that tell you.

12 Global Warming

Ice? Whats that? Let it snow? I haven't seen a white Christmas in 13 years. The cold doesn't bother me any more because there is no cold.

People don't believe in it, there was this poll on this website asking if you believe in global warming and 24 percent said no and comments were saying how global warming is bs

This is affecting the whole world.

13 Pedophiles

My uncle said he would give me candy...

Yes they are a problem

Who wants candy

14 Sexism

Sexism is not just being targeted to women, but men too. I have recently watched a social experiment consisting of a woman abusing a man & people just sitting there & laughing, but when the man stood up for himself, the same people previously laughing then got up & started yelling at him for standing up for himself. It sickened me. I do support equal rights for both genders but the feminazis have pushed it to far. They are pretty much a man-hating group at this point. There were videos of a woman accusing a man of sexual harassment because he said "hello". There was also another one of a woman yelling "rape" after a police officer arrested her after she refused to get out of a car. Sexism affects both genders. It must stop.

Why are women being up down just because they are female. For a fact, I know that females are the same as males; they shouldn't be put down for their gender. People always say "oh you wouldn't manage to do that because you're too weak". I know that I am not weak, it's just loads of people have the audacity to bring one another down.

It's bad for both men and women, but extreme feminists should stop. I think the problem is in more developed countries like the US, the UK etc. etc. it is less of a problem but in some countries there is hardly any feminist movement at all and the women there need a voice.

I believe that women and men are both targets for sexism. Therefore, it does not mean that women are only targets and men aren't the only targets either. I believe in some cases sexism against women is more of a problem.

15 Unemployment

Those people should get serious help to pay bills.

Help each other out

16 Liberalism

Agreed. The extremist need to be called out by the Mainstream Media. Extremism is never good, whether left or right. But some reason the Mainstream Media almost never call out leftwing extremist, unless they have very conservative bias like Fox News. As a moderate, this really frustrates me.

I am part liberal, but some people have just pushed it. All I want is peace across America, which of course is not possible.

* Extreme liberalism. Most liberals aren't as bad as the stereotypes make them out to be

Looks like you guys watch too much Fox News...

17 Feminism

Everyone who is anti-Feminism seems to not understand what it is, and some 3rd wave "feminists" aren't fighting for the right reasons. There is STILL a gender pay gap, women are STILL sexualised and the problems are only on the rise.

Don't listen to the idiot that said there is a pay gap, the pay gap isn't real and women being "sexualised" is just a stupid thing to say because there is nothing you can do about a man hitting on a women.

It's so wrong when people judge women on what they eat, wear, talk, and the way they breathe. People are so cruel. I'm ashamed of how this world has turned out!

Not to be rude, but most feminists are like "Oh we want the advantages men have but not the disadvantages" that itself is stupid.

18 Totalitarianism
19 Child Abuse

Horrible. My friend told me about this TV series or movie, I don't know, that's a true story about how a mom and her boyfriend tortured a child.

You abusing a child verbally and physically is wrong and is affecting their lives on a daily. Plus what is the point of abusing a child?

Kids are to cute and important to the world for child abuse if you can't take care of a kid than do ahve a kid. And dint take you agner off you kid

The abusers should go to jail.

20 Severe Income Disparity

Causing homelessness and suffering in the USA while so many shower themselves with unnecessary luxuries. Indulging in a little pleasure is fine and healthy, but excess is more the norm even among those who consider themselves righteous.

If we maintain a capitalist society without redistributing wealth then we will run through earths resources.

21 Violence

Can't imagine that people like violence.

Why is dabbing above this?

22 Zionism

Zionism? You mean the only country in the whole area with actual democracy? You mean the one constantly attacked by all neighboring countries and has to constantly defend its citizens and then answer back to all the garbage they get from the media? I'm muslim and I think Israel is the only civil country in the middle east.

Israel is the main reason (maybe only) for all the wars in the world right now...!

23 Refugees

Refugess should be aloud in the United States, especially if there is a disease or war going on in their country.

Refugees around the world need help.

Let in with paperwork

24 Youth Oppression

Stop the oppression

This is important

25 Obesity

Obesity isn't something you can control some people gain weight and can't lose it. Don't make their self-esteem lower, they are still people just like us. Learn to accept the fact that some people are different, no one is the same. People who suffer from obesity don't ask for it, show respect for the people who are out there working hard trying to lose weight, some people can't lose the weight but they try so hard just to make people who talk about them or say mean things about them stop saying them. People have feelings. It genuinely hurts people to the point where they self harm and can actually kill themselves because of what people are saying about them. Just be kind because you don't know what people are going through. Words hurt and can't be forgotten. Remember that next time.

Want an easy solution? Eat healthy and exercise

I'm a skinny legend

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