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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

Conservation

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

...action revolutionary action • Following events in the media • Letter writing • Attending meetings and demonstrations • Organizing events, boycotts, and lobbying efforts • Picketing and committing acts of obstruction • Engaging in complete civil disobedience, sabotage, and terrorism • Signing petitions • Voting in local and national elections • Joining groups • Leafleting and collecting money • Doing research and writing • Engaging in ethical shoplifting • Responding to surveys and questionnaires • Making donations • Organizing campaigns and fund-raising •...

Conservation

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009

...Direct Action Revolutionary Action Following events in the media • Letter writing • Attending meetings and demonstrations • Organizing events, boycotts, and lobbying efforts • Picketing and committing acts of obstruction • Engaging in complete civil disobedience, sabotage, and terrorism • Signing petitions • Leafleting and collecting money • Doing research and writing • Engaging in ethical shoplifting • Voting in local and national elections • Joining groups • Boycotting goods, companies, or institutions • Organizing campaigns and fund-raising • Lecturing and...

Nuclear Hazards

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

...new entrants to the nuclear weapons club (such as India and Pakistan) join other countries that are thought to have nuclear weapons or the ability to build them, such as North Korea, Iran, South Africa, Israel, Brazil, and perhaps Iraq. Finally, the prospect of nuclear terrorism as a crime is increasing as it becomes easier to buy the necessary weapons on the black market. The problem is that a major nuclear accident or explosion, fire, or weapon use anywhere in the world affects people's perceptions of nuclear hazards everywhere. The no-nuclear option...

Food

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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...rural population growth forced millions of subsistence farmers in the 1960s and 1970s to expand cultivation and herding into areas recognized as drought prone and unsuitable for sustainable food production. Drought, desertification, and locust infestations, along with genocide, terrorism, religious antagonisms, and political uncertainty, reduced food production and food availability in the 1980s and 1990s. The end result was a series of horrendous famines and the loss of millions of lives. Africa, currently the world's continent with the highest proportion of...

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