Flashcards on Contemporary Global Issues

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What is terrorism?

Terrorism refers to the use of violence, intimidation, or threats to create fear and panic, often for political purposes.

How does climate change affect the environment?

Climate change can lead to rising global temperatures, melting ice caps, altered weather patterns, and the endangerment of various ecosystems and species.

What are human rights?

Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that every individual is entitled to, regardless of their nationality, gender, religion, or other factors.

What are some causes of terrorism?

Causes of terrorism include political and ideological motivations, social inequalities, religious extremism, and geopolitical conflicts.

How can individuals contribute to combating climate change?

Individuals can reduce their carbon footprint by conserving energy, using sustainable transportation, recycling, and supporting renewable energy sources.

What are examples of human rights violations?

Examples of human rights violations include discrimination, torture, slavery, surveillance without consent, and infringement on freedom of speech or assembly.

What are the impacts of terrorism on society?

Terrorism can result in loss of innocent lives, fear and anxiety among the population, damage to infrastructure, and the disruption of social and economic well-being.

How does climate change affect food security?

Climate change can lead to crop failures, water scarcity, and extreme weather events, negatively impacting food production and distribution.

What are the key international instruments protecting human rights?

Key international instruments protecting human rights include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Convention against Torture.

What are some counterterrorism strategies employed by governments?

Counterterrorism strategies include intelligence gathering, law enforcement cooperation, border security measures, and efforts to address the root causes of extremism.

How does climate change impact sea levels?

Climate change contributes to the rise in sea levels through melting glaciers and ice caps, resulting in coastal erosion and increased flood risks.

What are examples of human rights advocacy organizations?

Examples of human rights advocacy organizations include Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam.

What is the role of intelligence agencies in countering terrorism?

Intelligence agencies gather information, conduct analysis, and provide early warnings to aid in the prevention and response to terrorist threats.

How does climate change affect biodiversity?

Climate change can lead to habitat destruction, species extinction, and disruption of ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and ecological balance.

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaims the fundamental rights to which all human beings are entitled.

What are the economic consequences of terrorism?

Terrorism can result in economic instability, loss of investments, reduced tourism, increased security costs, and disruption of trade and business activities.

What is terrorism?

Terrorism refers to the use of violence, intimidation, or threats to create fear and panic, often for political purposes.

How does climate change affect the environment?

Climate change can lead to rising global temperatures, melting ice caps, altered weather patterns, and the endangerment of various ecosystems and species.

What are human rights?

Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that every individual is entitled to, regardless of their nationality, gender, religion, or other factors.

What are some causes of terrorism?

Causes of terrorism include political and ideological motivations, social inequalities, religious extremism, and geopolitical conflicts.

How can individuals contribute to combating climate change?

Individuals can reduce their carbon footprint by conserving energy, using sustainable transportation, recycling, and supporting renewable energy sources.

What are examples of human rights violations?

Examples of human rights violations include discrimination, torture, slavery, surveillance without consent, and infringement on freedom of speech or assembly.

What are the impacts of terrorism on society?

Terrorism can result in loss of innocent lives, fear and anxiety among the population, damage to infrastructure, and the disruption of social and economic well-being.

How does climate change affect food security?

Climate change can lead to crop failures, water scarcity, and extreme weather events, negatively impacting food production and distribution.

What are the key international instruments protecting human rights?

Key international instruments protecting human rights include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Convention against Torture.

What are some counterterrorism strategies employed by governments?

Counterterrorism strategies include intelligence gathering, law enforcement cooperation, border security measures, and efforts to address the root causes of extremism.

How does climate change impact sea levels?

Climate change contributes to the rise in sea levels through melting glaciers and ice caps, resulting in coastal erosion and increased flood risks.

What are examples of human rights advocacy organizations?

Examples of human rights advocacy organizations include Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam.

What is the role of intelligence agencies in countering terrorism?

Intelligence agencies gather information, conduct analysis, and provide early warnings to aid in the prevention and response to terrorist threats.

How does climate change affect biodiversity?

Climate change can lead to habitat destruction, species extinction, and disruption of ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and ecological balance.

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaims the fundamental rights to which all human beings are entitled.

What are the economic consequences of terrorism?

Terrorism can result in economic instability, loss of investments, reduced tourism, increased security costs, and disruption of trade and business activities.

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