Six word story
How does it connect to me?
What is globalization?
Pros and Cons of Globalization:
T-Shirt Business... How a T-shirt is made.Culture:
- PRO: job opportunities brought to people who need them to live
- CON: impoverished people make low wages and have long work hours
- PRO: machines make the jobs easier
- CON: take jobs from humans
- PRO: genitally modified seed make it easier to grow the cotton plants
- CON: smog factories make the environment dirty
- PRO: gives people in impoverished countries a chance to work and make money
- CON: corporations make all the profit while the workers just work
The world population is connected to the manufacturing around the world. Where there are higher populated areas there is more manufacturing and places with almost no population have no manufacturing.
Manufacturing in the World
The manufacturing map is connected to natural resources because depending on where the natural resources are located, the manufactures can take advantage of those to create products.
World map of Natural Resources
Natural resources also tie in with the population and manufacturing because the manufactures can make a profit off the natural resources and more people live where there is a popular natural resource near by.
Manufacturing in the World
How does geography impact where how and why people live?
Natural Resources in a BIC Pen:
You get tungsten from China that is then shipped to a manufacturing company that turns it into balls
- Stainless Steel Tips
The iron in these tips is found in Chile, the chromium is found in South Africa and India, the carbon is in the atmosphere from the air
- Plastic Tubes
The petroleum for the plastic is found under ground
Problems created by BIC Pens
Since there is such a high demand for these pens, factories all around the world have ran and caused pollution to the local area's air.
Companies have sold so many pens because of the high demand that they are making large profits off of the pens but only the companies keep the money made many workers who make the pen don't make a lot of money off their jobs. The country that is being polluted isn't having any economic positives as a result of the factory being in their area.
Different countries are making different parts of the pen and it creates jobs for many people around the world including those who need the small profits to live. But these people who need the money to survive work long, hard hours with a minimum pay. They are usually paid the countries minimum wage, which in some places is under a dollar an hour.
Technology is used to design the pens, advertise and sell online and machines help build the pens. Today we see so many advertisements everywhere that they all aren't positive and may have publicity for another company to make BIC look bad.
To solve the pollution the factories can recycle the materials used in the pens like plastic and metal so they don't have to produce as much and create pollution.