Five Major Problems On The Planet Earth

The World has many problems to deal with. Few are natural while few are caused by humans themselves. Humans are enemies of themselves. These problems are due to greed, selfishness, and power. Greed and selfishness have taken over humanity. Following is the list of five major problems of the world.

5: Government Accountability and Corruption


Accountability and corruption are big matters. Even big democratic states are affected by corruption. Democratic states like India and Pakistan have high poverty rate while most of their leaders are enjoying the wealth of public by doing corruption. About 32% of the people in Sub-Saharan Africa are facing government issues. Latin America/the Carribean 27% and the Middle East/North Africa 23.2%.

4: Poverty

A homeless man

The world is not completely “developed”. It has many problems and one of the most important is poverty. There are thousands of millionaires in the world but also millions of people who earn less than 1US$ a day.The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ranks as the poorest country in the world based on its GDP per capita over the 2009-2013 period.

With DRC citizens earning on average $394.25 a year. Latin American and Caribbean millennials are most concerned with poverty (40.4%), followed by millennials in North America (33.9%) and Sub-Saharan Africa (33.6%).

3: Religious Conflicts

A Muslim and Jew yelling at each other

Religion means peace, but most of the religions have destroyed the peace. Thousands of people die annually in religious conflicts. People are judged by their cast, race, and religion. These problems are increasing day by day. New religions are formed with the passage of time. Teenagers are brainwashed and used for their own purposes.

Many of the world’s millennials are largely concerned with religious conflicts, mostly in the Middle East/North Africa (45.1%), South Asia (44.1%), Eurasia (41.8%), and Europe (38.8%).

2: Conflicts and Wars

Soldiers visiting graves

“Conflicts and wars” is the biggest man-caused problem on the face of the earth. Humans conquer others to rule upon them. Millions of people have lost their lives in conflicts and wars. Millions of innocent people lost their lives on the order of their leader. Millions of wives became widows.

Around 40 millions people lost their lives in WW1. The total number of both civilian and military casualties is estimated at around 37 million people. World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties. Over 60 million people were killed, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population. Besides these, several wars have been fought.

The world has progressed. WW3 may lead the world to its destruction. According to the WEF survey, millennials in Eurasia (54.3%) and the Middle East/North Africa(50.3%) are most concerned with global conflict.

1: Climate change and destruction of natural resources
A guard mourning destruction

The natural disaster is on the top of the list. There are different types of natural disasters. A few are listed below:

  • Hurricane, Typhoons & Cyclones.
  • Earthquakes.
  • Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones.
  • Tsunamis.
  • Floods.
  • Mudslides.
  • Avalanches.
  • Hailstorms and Blizzards.

China, Japan, and India are mostly affected by natural disasters. Millennials in Latin America/Caribbean (51.8%) and South Asia (49.3%) are most concerned with global warming and climate change.

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