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Introduction to Global Politics, 2nd Edition by Kirsten L. Taylor, Richard W. Mansbach

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1960s, 1970s

1965

1972

1973, 1979

1992

World population reaches 1 billion

Green Revolution

United Nations Development Programme is founded

UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, Sweden)

Oil crises

UN Conference on Environment and Development

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The environment: A global collective good

Environmental threats to human survival have always existed. One explanation for the Roman Empire's fall, for example, was the declining birth rate caused by using lead in water pipes. The absence of sanitation in medieval Europe contributed to the incidence of diseases like cholera. In the nineteenth century, entire species of ...

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