Environmental: relating to the natural world, especially to its conservation



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Global Issues Vocabulary


  1. environmental: relating to the natural world, especially to its conservation

  2. pollution: harm done to the environment through chemicals or waste products that affects the air, soil, or water of the earth.

  3. political turmoil: a state of confusion or problems in the government of a country or region

  4. poverty: the state of not having enough money to take care of basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing

  5. hunger: a shortage of food affecting a few individuals or small area

  6. famine: a severe shortage of food resulting in widespread hunger

  7. child labor: the full-time employment of children, especially of those who are legally too young to work

  8. genocide: the systematic killing of all the people from a national, ethnic, or religious group, or an attempt to do this

  9. natural disasters: an event such as an earthquake caused by natural forces rather than by human action


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