Change is here but more is needed

” Our President recently attended the G20 Summit in London, where a number of issues were discussed but the worsening global economic situation was a top priority. The largest economic overhaul proposal came from the newly developing economic power China, which called for the creation of a new world currency that would eventually replace the US dollar as the global standard.”

Our President recently attended the G20 Summit in London, where a number of issues were discussed but the worsening global economic situation was a top priority. The largest economic overhaul proposal came from the newly developing economic power China, which called for the creation of a new world currency that would eventually replace the US dollar as the global standard.

President Obama then made his way to Turkey on Monday, his final stop on his first trip abroad as president. Obama’s message strengthened Turkey’s bid to join the EU, and also signified the country’s coming importance as a mediator of peace. Turkey, lying between Europe and the Middle East, is not where east and west divide, [but] come together Obama said. Being the only democratic Muslim nation, the President pushed once again that the United States is not and will never be at war against Islam.

Things may be looking better with global ties growing stronger than ever through modern day communication and our president’s message of peace, and new economic policies that very well might bring about a more prosperous global future and other advances such as the ban on stem cells being lifted giving way to further medical capabilities.

The turning of the 21st century will bring about some of the most dramatic changes human kind has ever witnessed. For those of you reading this that plan on living for at least another 20 years, you will inevitably see more changes occur than our grandparents did their entire lives. The trends of change since the 20th century have proven to be exponential. Our rapid increase in technological abilities continuing from that of our industrial revolution last century, the growing human population due to medical advances and much more. These things could bring about a glorious future, or could prove to be the demise of the modern day lifestyle.

Like it has been pointed out so many times to us, the human race is cause of the up and coming mass extinction of our world’s diverse flora and fauna. Our continuous poaching of sharks is going to very quickly force them into extinction, where they soon will be read about in our grandchildren’s science textbooks beside dinosaurs.

Many of our problems have come from both our growing population as well as the growing dependence on fuel sources. It began with the industrial revolution, converting our country into a power guzzling nation. Medical advances allowing for longer life expectancies, lower death rates, lower infant mortality and higher birth rates also added to our dependence. At this point our dependence on power continues to grow, and the growing population leads to the destruction of plant and wild life as they pave over the soil that has taken billions of years to create, and destroy precious coral reef to make way for tourist demands.

All that can be said is, we need change. The question is though, are we willing to?