Climate Change(global warming):
First of all, there is no solid evidence if global warming is human induced, so we might not be able to anything about it. Like how our economy works in cycles, the Earth's climate apparently also follows a cycle, just like how we had our last Ice age, there were many before it, each with different lengths in time. Of course, there is no doubt we're doing things to mother Earth that could speed up the process, but to what degree is still a big and unsolved question. Fighting climate change is a global effort- a small hole on the bottom of a water bottle will discharge all of its content, we cannot have some nations doing it and others destroying it.What scares me the most is that I probably won't live to see Ice Age, just kidding. I am not really scared of global warming myself, I am scared for our future generations that will be dealing with it. I'm not an expert in climatology(Is that even a word?) It isn't completely hopeless, now that humans can control the climate through advance technology.
If you're in a developed nation, I don't think there is need for change, as there is a trend in having less kids, and educated people generally know not to have too many kids, because they understand the burden behind it. We are already seeing some countries across Europe with declining population. I don't think we need a one-child policy all over the world, not because it's kinda anti-democracy, but because education is a power tool. If you're in a third world nation, without adequate sanitary condition and health care, then yes, what we can do is providing better education overall. I enjoy hiking and biking, and those two things, to me, are more enjoyable in areas where there are less people, not commercialized, and in a natural environment. A huge population could bring more pollution, and less all natural environment. I'm scared one day the favorite mountain I loved to climb is developed into a community with many houses on top of it. It's already bad enough in places like China and India, and also in parts of Latin America countries, I cannot imagine any worse than that. But I think human's roach-like survivability will somehow deal with the issue, like how Japan dealt with theirs.
Unfortunately, there is no simple solution in solving a crashing economy, and what we can do to change it also depends on many factors. My suggestion is, live frugal, plan for retirement, get into saving habits, and don't be wasteful. Anyone would be scared to g******d off, especially when you have a loan to pay. For me, I'm scared I can't get a job when I get out of grad school. Due to my lack of knowledge on the economy, I have no proof that my gut feeling this wave of economic crisis is far from over, although some experts are already standing out to say there will be a second wave of financial crisis. We shall see how 2009 fares.
Besides living a healthier lifestyle- eat regularly and normally, exercise, don't smoke and do drugs, sleep well, be happy, and etc, there is really nothing we can do except at the mercy of the businesses that provide us with safe and harmless products.
What scares you most? I'm a optimistic person, so I'm not really scared of (the usual)deadly illnesses such as cancer, it's a price we pay for being so dependent on technology. I can't say I'm not scared of death, I mean, who wouldn't? Modern medical practices are getting more advanced by the day, perhaps one day we really can develop a cure for cancer, as we have in the past for other deadly diseases. Crosses fingers*
This is partly an oxymoron question, since "we" bring pollution no matter how we change. The real question is: how do we minimize pollution? Well, I'm sure you've heard of environmentally friendly cars and have your own recycling program in your community, we can utilize environmentally friendly products and participate in environmentally healthy activities. I will be scared when water becomes the new currency of gold, and I have to buy air from Walmart. Short answer, when everything is polluted and unusable. We're far from the worst when most of earthlings don't have the tools or technology or the education to be environmentally conscious.
Be reasonable individuals, use logic not fists to solve matters. I'm also scared, and angry, of government officials who decide when we go to war with our tax money. I hope there will never ever be a third world war, amen.
Don't participate in crime, and don't encourage others to do it...duh!
I'm scared I can't walk down the street in the afternoon to buy a soda pop because I'd get mugged in daylight. With adequate policing, I think petty crime is not going to be a problem. Studies have shown education also brings down crime rate. If the wealth gap continues to grow in disproportionate size, then I think we have yet to see the worst- the poor versus th
Answered By: etc - 2/16/2009