What Are Contemporary Issues?

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A contemporary issue can be defined as any event, idea, opinion or topic in a given subject that is relevant to the present day. Contemporary issues can be found in almost any matter of interest.

For example, the University of Maryland considers abortion, affirmative action, terrorism, and racism as contemporary social issues. The National Institute of Health considers obesity and cancer as contemporary health issues, and problems such as water and air pollution as contemporary environmental issues. Online magazine BGMI outlines technology and globalization as some of the issues businesses face. Contemporary issues can also be identified in many other subjects.