Overview: International

What are the major international challenges that we face?

  • Climate Change
  • U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment, 2007 - Wikipedia summary of landmark report
  • Summary for Policymakers (22 pages)
  • Swapping technologies fails to address the root causes of climate change: The environmental and social crisis that threatens us requires deeper solutions than new technology alone can provide
  • End extreme poverty and hunger, and other goals of the Millenium Declaration (Fact Sheet)
  • 1.2 billion people live on less than $1 a day.
  • More than 11 million children die each year in the developing world from preventable illnesses.
  • How Individuals and Communities Can Make a Difference: Books and Other Teaching Resources

  • Kielburger & Kielburger. "From Me to We"
  • Mortenson, Greg. "Three Cups of Tea"
  • Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist, frequently writes about programs that he thinks are especially worthwhile. Here are a few of them:
  • Sudanese school is only chance for many, especially girls, to get even an elementary school education.

  • Added 05/12/2010 by asblackwood, Modified 05/15/2010 by asblackwood


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