We are lucky to live in the 21st century. Never before has there been an age of such unbelievable prosperity. Through advancements in government education and economic planning, our leaders have created a world with near infinite prosperity. Unfortunately however, our globe is not without it’s problems. There are many global issues that threaten not only our economic prosperity, but in some cases our very existence. In order to overcome today’s global challenges, we are going to need to fundamentally reshape our governing institutions. This article covers a few of the global challenges and offers suggestions how to resolve them. overcoming these challenges will require significant sacrifices; many of the solutions I will propose will shock average readers. But we cannot continue to think at a local level, when today’s challenges are inherently global.
Scientists are increasingly worried about the rate at which CO2 is being emitted by human activity. Today’s global carbon footprint sits at 30,000,000 tons of CO2 per year. Scientists predict that this could rise five-fold over the next few years, with devastating consequences for the environment. Some scientists predict sea level rises of 8 meters or more if we do not take action. Many legislative attempts have been made to curb carbon emissions, but unfortunately none have succeeded. We need to seriously rethink the way we tackle climate change in order to protect the future of our planet.
- Global Government
- Carbon Tax
- Subsidies for green initiatives
There are now over seven billion people on the planet, and scientist believe that we may have already exceeded the population that the planet can support. The population is not only increasing, but increasing exponentially, particularly in the third world. We need to seriously think about how to deal with this pressing issue. Natural resources are are rapidly being depleted, and at some point we are going to have to abandon our profit-based capitalist system and learn to share.
- Global government
- One child policy
- Natural Resource Rations
There are many frightening risks that threaten the stability of the global economy. Currency wars resulting from national currencies ravage economies and harm international trade. Bank runs threaten to overturn the banking system as more and more people start to question the safety of their deposits. Many corporations worry that consumers are not buying their products because financial institutions are unable to provide the necessary credit. Governments are worried about the threat of increasing interest rates on their ability to borrow and invest in their economies. The solutions as always to these global problems involve global legislation and a reshaping of our governing institutions.
- Global central bank
- One world currency
- Global levy on bank deposits
In today’s globalized world, we face many global challenges. But if we redesign our governing institutions to enact and enforce legislation at a global level, we will be well positioned to tackle these issues and create a brighter future for our children. In order to move forward we need to sacrifice our pride and national identities, and do what is right for the future. Global leaders hold the key to global stability, but we first need to give them the tools that they need to enact supernational fiscal, monetary and social policy to create peace and stability for the planet and for our children.