Different classes of people, both poor and rich, partake in substance abuse, and it is a persistent issue throughout the world. I argue this case presents an ethical conundrum for those of us interested in decolonizing solidarity: politically effective work rewards relationships and representations that shore up the making of radical Otherness, its valorization, and desires to know and help the radical Other.
The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced.
The reduction of greenhouse emissions and the spreading of education on the importance of going green can help make a big difference.
Pollution Pollution is one of the most difficult global issues to combat, as the umbrella term refers to ocean litter, pesticides and fertilizers, air, light and noise pollution. Through archival research and interviews, self-regulation is shown to emerge from a crisis of legitimacy that destabilized assumptions as to the inherent goodness of aid.
But despite rhetoric stating otherwise, it does not seem to high on the agenda of many governments as you might think.
Some tax avoidance, regardless of how morally objectionable it may be to some people, is perfectly legal, and the global super elite are able to hide away trillions of dollars, resulting in massive losses of tax revenues for cash-strapped governments who then burden ordinary citizens further with austerity measures during economic crisis, for example.
More is expected. In effect, they are able to undermine democracy and capitalism at the same time. For smaller businesses and poorer people, such options for bail out and rescue are rarely available when they find themselves in crisis.
It is of the utmost importance that people all over the world begin working to minimize the various types of pollution, in order to better the health of the planet and all those living on it. However, the amount of progress that organizations have made in combating these problems is admirable, and the world will continue to improve in the years to come.