Introduction

Climate change is rising, hunger is growing, and the world is in chaos. Wait, let’s back up. There are facts to say that this sentence is wrong.The world is taking steps to solve these problems, slowly but surely.  We have a multitude of people saying the first sentence. Most of these people are either not aware of these steps or choose to ignore them and just look at the negative and factually incorrect biases. There are facts that prove people wrong. Even though hunger may be rising, the world is still not as bad as the majority thinks because the poverty rate is dropping, people and companies are taking steps to combat climate change, and more students are graduating. 

Job Employment

One reason the world is not as bad as we think is because there are jobs. In a current employment survey statistics by the US bureau of labor, there were a total of 21,8000 more jobs. Around 21,000 of those new jobs were in construction, 17,000 in manufacturing, and 3,300 in government. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics) These are just some of those many new jobs. If there are more employment opportunities, then more people will have money to buy their necessities. Remember the great depression? America lost so many jobs! But, now, we have lots of jobs so it will be harder to happen again.

Climate Change

Another reason why the world will not dive into chaos is because five major businesses are powered by renewable energy (Apple, Kohl’s, Walmart , Intel, and the national hockey league). (Climate Reality Project)Also, on the Apple website it said that Apple uses 100% clean energy and uses partners to help them do it. (Apple) This shows that certain companies are trying to stop climate change. If more companies follow their lead, then eventually, climate change will stop. Yes, climate change may be rising, but companies are trying to stop it so climate change is not going to drown us all.

Poverty

A third reason why the world is not going to be chaos is poverty rates are dropping. Poverty rates have dropped for a third consecutive year in 2017. The poverty rate nosedived for 3 years straight, dropping by a total of 2.5 percentage points. (Census.gov) This shows that less people are in poverty now which means more people have money to spend on their needs. 

This graph, taken from Census.gov, (Census.gov) shows that the poverty rate’s progress from 1960 to 2017. As you can see, the last 3 years have had dropping rates of poverty.     

Graduating

My last reason that the world will not plunge into nothing is that more people are graduating. More than 76 million students are enrolled in US schools. Additionally, “The percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds who graduated from high school increased from 83.9 percent in 2007 to 87.5 percent in 2017.” (Census.gov)This means that if more people graduate, then more people will get good jobs. This is important because better jobs mean people will get more money to help them purchase food, clothing, and a home.

Hunger

People think, “hunger is growing, more people hungry” and this is true. According to 

a report, global hunger continues to rise by the world health foundation.In fact, “new evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people”(World Health Organization). Wow, this is bad! This shows that lots of people are in hunger. This is true, but as you know from before, poverty rates are dropping, so more people will be able to buy food. If hunger decreases then more people can eat and not starve to death.This is also important because they can also use that money for other needs.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the world is not as bad as we think because more people are graduating, more people are getting jobs, the poverty rate is dropping, and companies are combating climate change. The world is improving slowly. Most people don’t think about these facts. After all, how many spend their time just thinking about the world. I am not saying you should spend all your time on this, but at least take a moment to think about it. The world is a nice place when you get to know it.

Rahul is a student in middle school. He likes books,ice cream, and robotics kits. He is passionate about programming. He has a sister, mother, father, and a dog.

 

Actual sources name in Bibliography

https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/5-major-businesses-powered-renewable-energy

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/04/apple-now-globally-powered-by-100-percent-renewable-energy/https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/09/poverty-rate-drops-third-consecutive-year-2017.html

https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/09/poverty-rate-drops-third-consecutive-year-2017.html

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/school-enrollment.html

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/11-09-2018-global-hunger-continues-to-rise—new-un-report-says

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