As we are bidding goodbye to 08, it has became a realization and a wake up call to many that 2009 poses even more challenges and turmoils than it already is in the 08. The world economy is facing a tough time since the Great Depression, if not the worst slump. With a plummeting consumer confidence index in the developed world and many of them were suffering with successive recessions, the financial tsunami is inevitably hitting many countries.
We see a record high unemployment in USA and China, insufficient crop yields in Australia of nearly only 2% due to severe draughts linked to global warming, uncontrolled growth of population in India, a draggy credit crunch, eventual falling of too-big-to-fail financial institutions like Lehman Brothers, commodities prices went bungy jump, terrorist attack in Mumbai and nevertheless, issues related to the environment.
Evidently as it seems, there are just way too much for us to worry. The world has had too many problems waiting to be solved. We already had enough problems, please don't create more.
Nevertheless, it's going to be 2009. Let's do a good deed by joining me in signing this petition demanding for peace in Southern Israel. It has been decades.