SOME KEY WORDS ON THE THEME OF CHANGE
UNCERTAINT Y AVOIDANCE
A society’s tolerance for uncertainty and
ambiguity, and one of five key qualities
measured in the Hofstede model of cultural
dimensions to quantify cultural differences
across international lines.
It’s not global warming, but global warming
is part of it. According to NASA, climate
change refers to the broader range of changes
happening on our planet, including rising sea
levels, shrinking glaciers, melting ice at the
poles and shifts in flower and plant blooms.
First used in 1533, this lengthy synonym for
change comes from the Greek. In biology, it
refers to a marked and abrupt developmental
change in the form or structure of an animal,
such as when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
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PEOPLE ARE CHANGING
WHERE THEY CALL HOME.
There are an estimated
20 million refugees in
the world today.
RESETTLEMENT: AN 18-24 MONTH PROCESS THAT SELECTS AND BRINGS
REFUGEES TO THE UNITED STATES.
Different from the asylum process. Refugees are referred to the U.S. by the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees. Applications, which contain biographic and other information, are processed
by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at nine Resettlement
Support Centers. Applications are also reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security and refugees also
undergo a health screening.
FROM FY 2006-2015, FOUR STATES TOOK IN THE MOST REFUGEES: CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, FLORIDA AND NEW YORK RESETTLED BET WEEN
30,001-69,596 REFUGEES EACH. ONLY ONE STATE ACCEPTED NONE: W YOMING.
THE HOMELESS, TEMPEST-TOST TO ME …
NEAR EAST & SOU TH ASIA 34,000
LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN