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Global problems affect the modern world Todays rapid changes have made countries more interdependent than ever before shrinking the world into a global village As the world grows smaller events in any one area have a greater impact on other parts of the world National borders do not limit the effects of pollution or environmental destruction Even poverty in some areas affects other areas because of migration and its impact on the world economy Three examples of global problems that affect the modern world are famine pollution and terrorismOnly few countries are able to produce more food than their citizens need For the rest of the world hunger and malnutrition are common In developing nations about 150 million children under the age of five go to bed hungry each night Climate changes and erosion have worsened the problem in some places like Somalia Moreover each advance in producing more food is often met with a corresponding increase in populationTerrorism can be defined as the use of violence against civilians for political purposes It draws attention to a groups grievances and is used to frighten governments into making concessions Many radical groups use terrorism The IRA for example used terrorism against the British in an attempt to unify Ireland In the 196os and 1970s the PLO used terrorism against Israel seeing it as self defense against what they considered Israeli terrorism the occupation of Palestinian lands The governments of Iraq Iran Syria and Libya not only helped the Palestinian terrorists but also used terrorism to silence their own opponents Terrorist organizations have made use of the following tactics taking hostages bombing and political assassinationsIndustrial growth is often accompanied by an increase in the amount of pollutants released into the air They cause such problems as acid rain and increase the number of people suffering from respiratory illnesses Another serious threat to our environment is the destruction of the ozone layer which protects the earth from the
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