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Flashcards - Global Issues in International Relations

Flashcards - Global Issues in International Relations
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overpopulation
Overpopulation occurs when a species' population exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche
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spiral model
The spiral model is a risk-driven process model generator for software projects
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Poverty
Poverty is epidemic dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money
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infant mortality rate
Infant mortality refers to deaths of young children, typically those less than one year of age
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greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere
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pandemic
A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide
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epidemic
An epidemic is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less
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epidemic
An epidemic is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less
pandemic
A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide
greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere
infant mortality rate
Infant mortality refers to deaths of young children, typically those less than one year of age
Poverty
Poverty is epidemic dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money
spiral model
The spiral model is a risk-driven process model generator for software projects
overpopulation
Overpopulation occurs when a species' population exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche
birth rates
The birth rate is the total number of live births per 1,000 of a population in a year
death rate
Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time
refugees
A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely
human trafficking
Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others
Genocide Convention
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations
ozone layer
The ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation

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