I got your attention, and although I was criticized for the method, I got a discussion going that may or may not lead to people doing something.
Originally Posted by j. d. worthington
That being the case, I continue to maintain that the best solution to such problems is education -- for all concerned. Help people to understand the interrelationships from an early age; to understand cause and effect, action and consequence, and how things ripple out and effect so many beyond what they may be aware of; how humane solutions to problems are much more likely to provide long-term benefits and improve their standards of living, wherever on the spectrum they fall.
Have you heard of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs? (Maslow
The only way people can be educated is to have their basic needs met first. That includes food, water, shelter, and security.
Water problems affect half of humanity:
Poverty Facts and Stats â€” Global Issues
- Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.
Number of children in the world:
Number in poverty:
1 billion (every second child)
Here's some more statistics to annoy you:
"Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen." Source
"In 2005, the poorest 10% accounted for just 0.5% and the wealthiest 10% accounted for 59% of all the consumption:" Source