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Solving the world problems

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This biggest problem facing all Third World nations is the massive population/population growth-rate. Due to illiteracy, lack of knowledge on family planning/contraceptives, younger age of marriages and the idea of"more hands, more work done" means that these countries have exceedingly high birth rates leading to a massively growing population who the Government struggles to provide for.
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Real-world problems are far more ill-structured than well-structured and, consequently, people need to develop strategic ways of thinking to deal with those kinds of problems and to approach feasible and effective solutions. Unfortunately, in education and rehabilitation contexts, students are not trained in problem solving skills to deal with real-life situations. Instead, they are taught to solve well-structured problems and, consequently, they are not able to build the cognitive tools to succeed in solving everyday types of problems, such as the ones found in academic settings or in the workplace.
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The biggest threat to world stability over the next 10 years is likely to come from geopolitical tensions.
According to the report, the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's simmering tensions with Europe, and strained Chinese-Japanese relations are all evidence that the world's biggest powers have once again started engaging in strategic power struggles
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Modern science has shown that nature is not always “red in tooth and claw”, but rather that cooperation is often the norm. Human beings often act as if we are in direct competition with every other form of life, when in truth our very survival depends on a myriad of species from simple bacteria to complex mammals.
Today, human activities are causing a massive extinction of species, the full implications of which are barely understood. Rising ocean temperatures reduce the ability of plankton to reproduce, thereby undermining the entire oceanic ecosystem. Commercial fishing’s increasing size and scope threaten to empty of the ocean of fish within several decades.
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By 2050 the number of people on the planet is projected to exceed 9 billion, and if current trends continue more and more useable water will be lost. Making an adequate supply of water available to everyone alive today is a monumental task, and ensuring that there is enough water for all future generations will require an unprecedented level of international cooperation.
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You would think with all the human trafficking war, and terrorism that overpopulation would be the least of our worries. Most of the problems we have in today's world is we cannot stop killing each other. It is very hard for me to believe we are over populated at all.
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Nearly every day, the mainstream media dispenses new articles reinforcing the idea that humans are infesting the earth, overpopulating it like parasites and sucking it dry of resources. The magic number — 7 billion — is thrown at us like an accusation and a curse, as if the mere fact this many people are now living on the planet is an automatic death sentence for the world and everything on it.
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