What are the biggest problems of the world? We came across to this question in the session of Current Affairs lately. Truly speaking, biggest problems always differs from person to person, there is no solid answer. Biggest problems in my opinion may not be the same problems of other’s opinion. Also biggest problems of the world changes with time and interest, interest of people or states who can take action.
For example, from my point of view five topmost problems of world are Corruption, Dishonesty, Conflicts, Global Warming and Hunger. Another students had their own list of problems, most often different than me. Because we can judge only on which we have some experience. Anyway, we jot down a long list of World’s Biggest Problems, including Killing, Terrorism, Social Problems, Capitalism, HIV, Pollution, Power Imbalance, Domination, Greediness, Economic loss, even U.S.A.
Later on, we moved on to the TED Talks video presentation on this particular topic. The presenter described fluently about what are the common biggest problems of world. The list was familiar to us as we did it and the presenter talked how to solve the problems. I specially want to remember this part because addressing the issue comes with solving the issue. So I saw the analysis on which problem we should solve first among those.
Actually this is an interesting question indeed, because the same concept of interest comes here again. We solve problems which makes us interested or what problem we face most. That is why U.S.A.’s interest in stopping ‘Muslim’ Terrorism, where Bangladesh’s interest in creating a stable political ground for government. Furthermore, it is also important to include the budget in our decision maker’s mind to initiate and sustain the solution, which is not easy obviously. So here comes the tricky part.
To solve an environmental problem, we should not ask an Environmentalist, rather we should fetch an Economist. Because, environmentalist will give emphasis on his field of interest surely, to solve environmental problem, but an Economist will calculate the Input-Output Ratio of solving that problem and tell us which problem to solve first. As for example, nowadays if we want to solve climate change problem world needs minimum 150 billion dollar each year until the final day. Definitely it is a big budget for a project. Whereas, for the food security problem, we need like 10 billion dollar for total project. Thus, it is wise and more cost-effective solution, where we can provide food for every human being in the earth. Thus we had an interesting discussion about the biggest problems of earth.
For the tutorial section, we had a motivating and thought-provoking exercise by our lecturer. We got divided in two groups and pointed out different factors related to Globalization. We then moved to board and list down point one group after another. The topics can’t be same of two group and if one group is not satisfied with another’s point they can veto and remove that point. The winner will be with the more points on the board. We had an interesting activity throughout the class and gained some new insights regarding globalization issues. After all, the lecturer didn’t announce any winner, though my group got more points. Anyway, this was a good lesson for us to know more in participatory method.