Flashcards in Epilogue Deck (31):
Television, radio, movies, music, and popular press
Scientific research performed on biological substances in order to find new uses for such substances
The changing of genes to create new types of living organism
Problems caused by emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases
AKA global warming
Chemicals used in air conditioners and other projects
Creating economic growth while preserving the environment
When there is too many people for the natural resources of an area to support
The number of children born per 1,000 people
Attempt to increase food resources worldwide, involving the use of fertilizers and pesticides and the development of disease resistant crops
Countries not fully industrialized
Less-developed countries (LDCs)
Pay for the construction of industries and infrastructure, such as roads and bridges
Multinational organization that provides loans for large-scale development projects
Multinational organization that offers emergency loans to countries in financial crisis
International Monetary Fund
Small-scale community-based projects to help poor people lift themselves from poverty
The standard weapons of war, such as tanks, planes, artillery, and rifles
The use of violence against people or property to force changes in societies or governments
Weapons that have the potential to kill or injure large numbers of people
Weapons of mass destruction
The spread of nuclear weapons
Adopted by UN in 1948, defines human rights goals for the world community
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Systematic killing of a entire people
Describe two ways in which the revolution in electronics has changed the world.
Computers can make billions of computations a second, which in turn means that they can be used for things such as space travel, traffic control, or keeping business' financial records. People communicate quicker using cell phones, fax machines, and internet.
Name two ways in which technology can improve health care.
They have developed machines such as the MRI to help diagnose diseases sooner and with more accuracy. Genetic engineering can be used to create new genes for illnesses, diseases, and other serious health related issues.
Discuss three effects of air pollution on the environment.
Air pollution, especially CFCs, is gradually destroying the ozone layer of the atmosphere. The Greenhouse Effect says that the earth is heating up due to gases being trapped in the atmosphere. Finally, air pollution can cause harmful diseases in humans and animals.
How do rain forests benefit the environment?
Rain forests are home to half of the world's species of plants and animals. They also help maintain water, recycle rainfall and oxygen into the atmosphere, and protect the soil.
Name two factors that have contributed to famine in Africa.
weather, human actions, or civil war
What are the IMF and the World Bank?
They are both international aid programs. The World Bank provides loans for large scale projects. The IMF offered emergency loans for countries in financial projects.
What is microcredit?
Microcredit is lending programs that give small loans to people. These programs give small loans, less than $100, to people as seed money to start small businesses and escape poverty.
What are the three major provisions of the NPT?
ON THE TEST
The three major provisions are that nations with nuclear weapons pledged not to help nations acquire more nuclear weapons. The second one was that nations without nuclear weapons were prohibited from making or receiving nuclear weapons. The third provision is that the nonnuclear nations promised to allow inspectors to make certain that these nations were not obtaining nuclear weapons.
What makes terrorism frightening to so many people?
Terrorism is so frightening because the weapons of mass destruction that they use poses a threat to international security. Also, modern transportation allows terrorists to cross borders, commit terrorism acts, and escape to friendly nations with ease.