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By Wolfgang Keck, Peter Krause (auth.), Richard J. Estes (eds.)

Environmentalissuescontinuedtoloomlargeinthelastdecadeofthetwentiethc- tury,especiallyenvironmentalproblemsrelatedtorisinglevelsofCO emissionsand 2 different greenhouse gases at the planet’s ordinary temperatures and, as a consequence, typhoon styles. Floods and droughts, together with unseasonably low and high temperatures grew to become the norm instead of the exception for big expanses of Africa,Asia and Oceania. Even huge parts of Europe and NorthAmerica have been s- jected to recurrent floods and droughts and skilled unseasonable extremes of cold and warm temperatures linked to man-made intrusions into the common atmosphere. And,still,aglobalplanofactiontohaltman-relatedpatternsofdef- estation, desertification, and over-fishing of the seas has but to come back into being. whilst, the variety of neighborhood conflicts and civil wars elevated and, with them, the lives of many girls, little ones, outdated humans and different n- fighters have been misplaced in those conflicts. more and more, nearby wars and conflicts had much less to do with disputes over land or different usual assets yet extra with the differing social, political and spiritual identifications of the folks engaged in those conflicts. Warnings of genocide and near-genocide stipulations have been in most cases proclaimed to the realm neighborhood yet, unfortunately, the planet’s inter- tional safety equipment proved to be principally useless in containing the various worst of those atrocities. for that reason, millions of individuals, ev- tually thousands, died whereas anticipating the aid of the worldwide neighborhood to convey an finish to their suffering.

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00). In this respect, measures on poverty and deprivation give more detailed information about the prevalence of precarious living conditions in a country. There is a long and continuing debate as to how to assess poverty and deprivation adequately. In industrialized countries, relative poverty measures that compare the standard of living of an individual in relation to a national or regional average are used most often. Relative measures which are frequently reported by the EU Commission show no distinct differences in the percentage of people who live under the relative poverty line in the EU 15 compared to the NMS.

Macro indicators on wealth, subjectively or objectively defined, reveal little on the distribution of wealth within nations. 00). In this respect, measures on poverty and deprivation give more detailed information about the prevalence of precarious living conditions in a country. There is a long and continuing debate as to how to assess poverty and deprivation adequately. In industrialized countries, relative poverty measures that compare the standard of living of an individual in relation to a national or regional average are used most often.

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