Globalization is a commonly known term describing increase in connectivity and interdependence of business and the world’s market itself. It is quite controversial process seen by some as a mostly positive and by the others as a rather negative one, though both sides agree that one of the biggest issues of globalization is its bad influence on environment. It wasn’t until some years ago, when people have started thinking about the environment and its deteriorating condition. By that time, they knew that the only thing that we have ever done for it (environment) was harm. So let’s ask ourselves a simple question, does globalization lead to positive or negative environmental change?
The spread of democracy, free flow of ideas and capital and a significant increase in global economic prosperity are only few examples of positive sides of globalization. We can easily list hundreds and hundreds more, but these, overall, are the most important (positive) ones. But not all that glitters is gold, and it has to be emphasized, that globalization led to widening disparities between Global North and Global South. These differences caused more civil wars and a meaningful economic collapse. Although the situation seems to be getting better and better day after day, we cannot predict the future.
Now, so that we have positive and negative aspects of globalization itself, we can take care of how important – the environment. There already are predictions made by different analysts, that we are running out of natural resources, that the global warming’s breath is easily perceptible and that the availability of fresh air in the coming years is questionable. Although we cannot fully rely on such forecasts we can, without a doubt state that some of the future (todays!) problems are due to negative aspects of globalization.
With every globalizations step forward, the production has to be enhanced. Greater production equals greater demand for resources, and greater amount of...