Even though we have all the information in the world at our fingertips these days, all of us still miss A TON of important news stories.
And it’s mostly because it’s just too hard to keep up with every single thing going on around the world.
And that’s why this AskReddit article is important.
Let’s hear from folks about serious events going on in the world that most people don’t know about.
1. Scary thought.
“The Great Salt Lake in Utah is nearly dried up.
Estimates are that it has five more years, tops.”
2. Water wars.
“Nestle buying up water rights everywhere in the world and not only is no one doing anything about it, most idiots are buying single use plastic bottles to enable them by paying $$ for their-own-water.
Ban Nestle from being allowed any water rights. They can go home to Switzerland and try it there on their own citizens and aquifers.”
3. That is frightening.
“Two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina on 23 January, 1961.
Thankfully they never detonated.
4. That would be a big change.
“Long haul trucking in the US is d**ng.
No one wants to do it because it pays poorly, and no one wants to get into it because the pay is really bad and depending which company you try to go thru the benefits are also awful. I knew 2 guys that tried to become truckers. One gave up because he said 50% of truckers are d**nk or on drugs and he didn’t want to be involved when it comes out.
The other got a job that payed way more just driving a box truck around the city. It’s definitely going to be a problem when the current truckers are too old to keep going. Everything is going to get expensive and everyone will be super confused about why the poor got poorer.”
5. Happening today.
“Modern day slave markets in Uganda.
Humans being sold for $14.”
6. Fading fast.
“The Ogallala Aquifer in the central US is losing water fast.
It will be the start of the water wars if the Hoover Dam doesn’t do it.”
“Both foreign and domestic massive companies are buying massive swaths of residential real estate, sometimes entire towns worth, and causing rent prices to soar and obliterating the possibility of home ownership for young adults.
The US and Canada have taken steps to try to prevent this, but in the US the fastest fix to stop a takeover is actually HOAs making rules against rentals.”
8. Going away.
“Bugs. We’re losing insect populations at a staggering rate. Those beasties are central to many ecosystems.
If there were ever to be a trigger to catastrophic, ecological collapse, then removing the creatures at the bottom of the food chain would do it. That’s what’s happening all over the world right now.”
“The opioid epidemic is extraordinary.
Before I started at the medical examiner I was aware but not really aware. A full 30% of my cases are drug d**ths. It’s a silent ge**cide. There’s no class, race or religious lines.
Just a parade of sick people who never got help for their trauma or mental illness and d**d chasing a solution for their unaddressed pain.”
“Ongoing and hugely important: the global NPK fertilizer shortage.
NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) fertilizer is essential for modern agriculture, and around a quarter of the global supply used to come from Ukraine and Western Russia.
Because of the war, Ukraine isn’t making any, and ships aren’t putting into port in the Black Sea to get it out of Russia.
A lot of countries absolutely depend on fertilizer from Russia to even achieve subsistence level farming, mostly in Africa and the Middle East, but India. China, and Brazil are pretty big consumers too and Brazil is one of the largest food exporters.
So by this fall, thanks to Putin’s war, we’re likely to see food shortages and famine across a lot of the planet.”
“The Tulsa Massacre: The 1921 attack on Greenwood was one of the most significant events in Tulsa’s history.
Following World War I, Tulsa was recognized nationally for its affluent African American community known as the Greenwood District. This thriving business district and surrounding residential area was referred to as “Black Wall Street.”
In June 1921, a series of events nearly destroyed the entire Greenwood area. The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 k**led hundreds of residents, burned more than 1,250 homes and erased years of black success.”
“This August a VACCINE for CANCER will begin human trials in the UK using the MRNA innovations from the covid-19 vaccine.
It should be able to directly target cancer cells and only cancer cells (much much superior to chemotherapy)
A vaccine for Lyme disease has been completed using the same technology
And a vaccine for Malaria has been developed using the same technology.”
What serious events do you think are largely ignored today?
Tell us what you think in the comments.
Thanks in advance!