Threats Defense Argument
SOC 450 Solutions to Global Issues
The information I previously provided via a presentation on Threats to the Global Environment has led to understandable and productive debates at the UN General Assembly. My previously chosen priorities were Climate Change, Energy Sources, Lack of Educational Opportunities, and Inappropriate Uses of Technology. Because of current questions about prioritizing the issues at hand, I will address two of my unchosen threats and address challenges that question my reasoning for not including these two based on my priority list. Those two threats are Globalization and Poor health of Entire Populations.
Globalization, as stated in our text, is the “integration of the economies of many nations, combined with the proliferation of communication technologies that transcend national borders, and other factors have been the main force in creating a new situation in the world.” (Hite, 1) The perception is if we work globally, we can mitigate and solves issues that cant be solved independently.
Poor health of Entire Populations is a priority perceived that poor health will affect everything else in a human’s life, and that effect will exponentially affect everything else affected by that human. It could be from an inability to work to death by a disease that prevents people from caring for their families and the environment. “Promoting the social value of global health research undertaken in poor resource settings has become a key concern in global research ethics.” ( Lairumbi, 2)
Prioritizing Globalization less of a priority to the global environment than the four I previously selected. Globalization will naturally happen; other countries will help develop, and prioritizing other threats will also naturally affect globalization. Globalization is an ongoing occurrence that will naturally happen as countries develop and are willing to participate. Powerful developed countries already involved in globalization will typically be willing to assist and participate in globalization of new nations. Economy and “an economic downturn in any part of the world that affects the supply and demand for products will affect the economic status of many other nations. This is an important part of globalization.” (Hite, 3) A countries ability to educate, maintain and improves its environment, and build and work with technology will naturally progress in their globalization. By prioritizing the previously discussed threats above globalization, the effect of those threats being addressed will also aid in globalization.
I prioritized Poor Health of Entire Populations less of a priority to the global environment than the four I previously selected for the reason that Poor Health of Entire Populations is caused by a lack of environment, education, and resources. Protecting and improving a healthy environment will have a strong effect on human and all animal’s health. “Some hazardous wastes are by-products of manufacturing; some are leftover pesticides, solvents, and other chemicals; still others are components of abandoned consumer products, such as electronics and appliances. Hazardous wastes, by definition, have serious implications for human health and the environment. (Holdren, 4) Education in any form is a source of power and strength defines the most developed countries in the world by their education and the ability to use that education to there own benefit. “As globalization becomes the standard for all industries, healthcare executives must be able to manage effectively with populations, financial arrangements, and technologies that cross geographic boundaries.” (Evashwick, 5) A countries resources to provide or procure health technology and education are at the core of the country’s health. Without the resources and knowledge, you can’t evaluate or even treat the Poor Health of Entire Populations.
My previously chosen priorities were Climate Change, Energy Sources, Lack of Educational Opportunities, and Inappropriate Uses of Technology. Because of current questions about prioritizing the issues at hand, I addressed two of my unchosen threats and addressed challenges that questioned my reasoning for not including those two threats based on my priority list. Those two threats were Globalization and Poor health of Entire Populations.
The threat of Globalization will naturally happen; other countries will help develop, and prioritizing other risks will also naturally affect globalization. This is why globalization was projected lower on my list.
A lack of a healthy environment, good education, and resources will cause Poor Health of Entire Populations. I believe addressing other threats higher on my previously discussed list, the issue of poor health will be solved ass a by-product of addressing the high threats.
All threats are important. Not mentioning a threat does not demean or minimize it for its prospective country or region. Prioritizing threats allows us to have the most significant cause and effect on global change for the better.
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