Choose a specific crisis or issue and assess: What motivated the UN to act (or not)?
How successful the UN was in moderating the situation?
Was the UN able to achieve goals of promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights?
Trashing the Planet by Stuart A. Kallen "On a global scale, humans create around 2.6 trillion pounds of waste every year. None of this trash is harmless-landfills and dumps leak toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, while incinerators release toxic gases and particles into the air. What can we do to keep garbage from swallowing up Earth? Reducing, reusing, recycling, and upcycling are some of the answers. Learn more about the work of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Ocean Cleanup Array, the zero waste movement, and the many other government, business, research, and youth efforts working to solve our planet's garbage crisis."--Amazon.
Call Number: 363.728 Kal
Publication Date: 2017
Climate Change by Colin HynsonProvides background information about climate change, along with photographs, maps, charts, statistics, graphs, differing viewpoints, and quotes from leaders, aimed at helping readers develop informed opinions about the topic.
Call Number: 363.738 Hyn
Publication Date: 2010
This Changes Everything by Naomi KleinArgues that the climate crisis presents a challenge to abandon the core "free market" ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake failing political systems in order to fix economic systems, and that reducing greenhouse emissions will provide an opportunity to reduce inequalities, repair broken democracies, and rebuild local economies.