Climate change, economic problems, hunger in some countries and massive obesity in others - all of this turned out to be integral parts of one phenomenon, which is called the "Global Syndemia". It has grown and emerged from three major current pandemics: dangerous healthcare reforms, predatory corporate politics, and covert manipulation of information and audience opinion. A group of 40 experts calls for this problem to be viewed as a complex threat to the existence of the entire current civilization.
According to scientists, if the current trends continue, by 2050, food consumption on the planet will increase by 50%, and the demand for animal products - by 70%. Such a load will destroy the nature of agricultural regions, radically change their climate for centuries to come, but at the same time the population of most countries will become even more hungry and destitute. The issue could be solved by the massive introduction of advanced agricultural technologies, but the costs of them will reduce the excess profits of corporations, which they will not voluntarily agree to. The consumers themselves simply do not know about such things - among them information hunger is supported.
In developed countries, medicine is not focused on healing the sick, but on serving the sick. It is more profitable financially, plus people with a consumer mindset are often not inclined to maintain their health on their own. A person cured of an illness rejoices at the opportunity to return to the usual way, and not radically change it to a healthier one. And politicians are in no hurry to carry out reforms that would change something, because the main goal of today's civilization is considered to be the growth of economic indicators - in fact, at any cost.
Sick, fat or emaciated, people with limited horizons do not see any alternatives to their existence. Those who could offer them a different vision do not have the finance and power to organize global reforms. And it makes no sense for big business to change the schemes of work, because the depletion of the regions and the enormous problems of millions of people only open up new opportunities for earning money. The dire need, for food or antidepressants, will force consumers to give back again and again. But who knows when the critical moment will come and this whole pyramid will collapse, plunging civilization into a total crisis?