There are more problems than usual afoot in the world, and not without reason. While some would take the relatively ignorant view that all things are relative, nothing changes, and the world is as it always has been, I don't see things that way. I believe that actions have consequences, and we are currently paying the piper. This is not bad news, as different actions, or actions remedied, can also often turn threats into positive outcomes. But for this to happen, we must first recognize what these threats - and their causes - are.