One of the most important things you can do is to make a conscious decision not to let small situations and issues escalate to the point where they stress you out at work.
As they approach adolescence, however, children become somewhat less oriented toward their parents and more oriented toward their peers, and peer pressure begins to escalate.
Learning and utilizing good communication skills can prevent angry outbursts caused by misunderstandings and can quickly resolve them before they escalate into anger or violence.
A 2010 study in the journal, Population Health Metrics (8:29), estimated that the prevalence of diabetes will escalate from the current 1 in 10 Americans to 1 in 3 by 2050.
Any infection left untreated has the potential to escalate into blood poisoning, so it's best to be cautious and seek medical care sooner rather than later.
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): People suffering from ADHD also demonstrate impulsive behavior, and it's possible for this to escalate into uncontrollable lying if not kept in check.
Don't allow the conversation to escalate by trying to convince the customer that they are mistaken or by trying to divert responsibility for the situation back to the customer.
It took one week for a localized event to escalate to world war.
Such an attack could escalate into a widespread conflict, although I doubt it.
Unless one can somehow imagine NATO countries going to war with each other, such as Belgium invading the United Kingdom, it is hard to see how "world wars" could escalate outside of NATO member countries.