What is one issue facing the world today you are most concerned about? Ideas for change?
Yes. There are many, many scientific evidences to show that problem is indeed human-made. These anthropogenic factors are causing abnormality in the speed of earth's changing climate, causing impacts to our health, the economy and ecosystem, and will continue at an irretrievable level.
Today's choices are going to significantly affect the risk that climate change will pose for the rest of society.
This should no longer be a topic of debate but a topic for action.
The point is to lower it as much as possible. It is not a good thing to keep burning fossil fuels, its by far the biggest problem we have and your points here are illogical and irrelevant to the issue. The point is not to assign blame but to do something about it, so stop being defensive.
Islam. It's getting harder and harder to say, "Not all Muslims are bad; go after the Islamic fundamentalists and assholes that are under that banner." Just recently, two guys tried to stone a couple of transgender girls. No matter what you may think of those whole transgender issue, no one deserves that.
It does. but when anyone brings up examples of Islam having loads of bad ideas or their adherents doing fucking disgusting things (such as ISIS seemingly trying to continually one up themselves on how big a piece a shit one organization can be), the general Muslim population comes out to say how those aren't true to the religion. Even though, a large percentage of Muslims believe in really stupid shit. I'm just wondering if the world would be a better place if it didn't exist, at all.
Get out of here with your false empathy for transgender people.
And who decides it's false empathy? You? Lol.
Christians have also brutally beaten and assaulted transgender people in the very country you live in.
And in those cases, it's just as fucked up. What are you trying to prove?
Climate change and the spread of the barbaric Muslim religion, aided and abetted by the west's politicians. The vast majority of the citizens of Europe do not wish to have millions of Muslims dumped on top of them, but outside staging open rebellion they have no choice but to sit passively by as their eye-wateringly stupid politicians swamp the various E.U. states with the dregs of the failed Muslim nations of the near and middle east. Women being raped, literally by the 100s in European cities including Cologne in Germany, women being molested in swimming pools all over Germany, recently arrived Muslim gangs mugging and pick pocketing in towns and cities. The liberal politicians such as the dim wit Angela Merkel have gone to ground and only issue statements expressing their disgust at the crimes and anti social behaviour of the Muslim perpetrators. They should apologize to their respective nations for their gross stupidity and stand down. It is indicative of the west's liberal politicians to encourage the influx of those whose numbers include terrorists, criminals and then react as though the crimes they commit have nothing to do with them. The Mayor of Munich sent a coach load of Muslim immigrants to Angela Merkel's office with the message that they could not handle the huge number of Muslims swamping the city. While Merkel lies farting in bed the people of Germany, and indeed most of Europe,have to try to live with the dire consequences of her blind madness. I hope Obama is taking notes.
They dont control the environment they control our impact on the environment. We prevent government subsidies going to fossil fuel companies and exporters do lessen our dependency on foreign oil, and we instead invest that money in subsidizing green energy. By doing that we promote the growth of the renewable energy industry and create millions of new jobs in the process.
This is just an Australian topic, but I'd say transport. We have a huge trucking industry here, but totally neglect rail as a mode of transport. It's wasteful, environmentally damaging, and costs lives.
The change would be simple, build a comprehensive rail network, but I'm uncertain how precisely to get the trucking industry on-board with this.
In Ancient Rome, people paid money to watch men kill each other, violently, for sport. According to the Holy Bible, if a woman is raped by a man and refuses to marry him, we should stone her to death.
I'm not saying that you can't get morality from biblical texts, merely that a degree of moral relativity is important (and I'd also argue that morality between generations certainly isn't degrading, though I'm curious to know what source you're basing that off).
It's my opinion that morality is in decline with every generation. I can't really provide a concrete basis for that opinion, but I'd say you shouldn't have to look much further than pop culture (i.e. TV, movies and music) to see how far things have fallen. There's always this need, it seems, for pop culture to "push the boundaries of society". I see that mentioned all the time (most recently with Bowie's passing), but it seems to me the end-game to all this "boundary pushing" will be a society without boundaries. That's a scary thought really.
I agree, very few are moral relativists, because very few are atheists. An overwhelming majority of the world population are theists - but the trend is heading in that direction (moral relativism) I believe.
What's a "Moral Non-Cognativist"? You're not making up new words again are you?
Climate change. I'm fairly certain that nothing will be done about it. It is a prisoners dilemma situation and the biggest victims will be poor people in coastal areas.
This problem could not have been designed more perfectly to be both technically solvable and practically impossible. Every individual country has a huge incentive (especially developing countries) to abandon any agreement and use fossil fuels. If everyone else follows the agreement, I can cheat since my contribution is so small compared to everyone else's.
The only way this will be solved is either through the threat of major sanctions and military force to keep countries from cheating or if technological advance makes carbon neutral energy cheaper than fossil fuels. Both of these seem unlikely. My best hope is fusion energy.