Globalization: Positive or Negative Force to the World?
I'm arguing that it's a negative force.
By Colin Morosanu
"Nations have not only worked to prevent and contain conflicts, they also have forged treaties to limit the manufacturing, testing, and trade of weapons...These include nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that can kill thousands, even millions of people." (Pearson, 953)
WARNING: DANGEROUS CHEMICALS
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WARNING: ATOMIC WEAPONS
WARNING: BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS
“The release of chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)...has destroyed ozone in the earth’s upper atmosphere. The ozone layer is our main protection against the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays...Increased ultraviolet radiation may damage populations of plants and plankton at the bases of the food chains, which sustain all life on Earth.” (Pearson, 949)
"On September 11, 2001, the United States faced its most direct threat from terrorist attack when 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck the twin towers in the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack destroyed the towers and...killed approximately 3,000 people...The global uses of modern technology and air travel make every nation vulnerable to attacks." (Pearson, 953)
Despite Globalization improving the world, there are many bad events and decisions that affect how the world is today that brings it down.
With nations so busy to prevent conflicts, they forgotten to limit the use of weaponry, which gets out of hand and actually causing conflicts. This took a bad step in Globalization.
I'm declaring war!
I think he might have taken it a little bit too far.
Chemicals like CFC's are affecting the atmosphere because of many factories spawning and using them a lot. This is not good for the enviornment.
Because of the large use of air flights around the world, it made it easy for terrorists to take control of planes and crash them to kill people, which calls in for the whole world to track them down and make sure they don't do any further damages.
"Conflicts among people of different racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural groups are not new. Some struggles have roots that reach back for decades and, in some cases, for centuries....Some ethnic conflicts have deep historical causes...Such conflicts often create thousands of refugees who seek shelter in nearby lands." (Pearson, 953)
Because of the cultural clashing, many people were not getting along, thus causing more wars than the world expected. More refugees have to move out of their country and go live somewhere else.
"While populations have increased partly thanks to better yields from existing farmland, much more land has also been brought under cultivation in the past half-century. Often this meant cutting down trees in valuable rainforests...but it happens worldwide. And we're losing land not just for food, but also to grow the global economy." (Green)
Because of the population increase, more land gets taken and trees that are around get cut down, causing more pollution. This has a big effect on the global environment.