Globalization & Geography

By: Katie Dow

Globalization

Globalization is worldwide movement toward economical, financial, trade, and communication integration. Globalization describes the way that countries and the people of the world interact and integrate. Political globalization is how many institutes and countries influence the people of the world. Cultural globalization is how cultures react to other cultures and how the two are similar. For example, people around the world wear pajamas when they go to bed, whether they are from Derry, New Hampshire or London, England. Technological globalization is the process in which technology spreads and is produced throughout the world. Environmental globalization is the globalization, expansion, of the environment. Globalization has both good and bad results, but it continues to grow each and everyday.

Geography

Geography is the study of Earth's physical features and how human activity is affected by it, including distribution of products, resources, land use, and much more.

How Geography & Globalization Affect Where, How, & Why They Do

Geography and globalization affects where, how, and why we live where we do in many ways.

Pros and Cons To Globalization

A pro to globalization is competition between countries drive prices down, companies have more access to different countries, and this allows them to sell their goods and services to wholesale retailers around the world. Free trade; countries are now able to trade with each other due to the reduction of restrictions on importing and exporting. Labor moves more freely, meaning workers can move from country to country with relative ease and market their skills. Countries are learning more about other cultures in other countries. Globalization will help us raise the global economy. Socially, the world has become more open and tolerant towards each other, and people living in other nations are not seen as foreign. A con is that globalization leads to exploitation of labor. Globalization leaves underdeveloped countries behind as it encourages free trade, and this does provide a developing nation with the protection they need in order to grow. Companies seek personal gain and large companies have learned how t use globalization for their own personal gain. Loss of culture and identity; countries are beginning to lose their identities due to immigration that is taking place on a progressively larger scale. Negative impacts on the environment, more consumption of a wide variety or products leads to over production which causes an increase in pollution. Over all, there are many pros and cons to globalization but globalization will continue to grow.

How Does Globalization Relate To Me?

globalization relates to me by

Colgate Toothpaste

Colgate toothpaste doesn't use a lot of natural resources in there products, but to make the chemicals that they do use in their products they need natural resources.

Colgate Toothpaste and The Product Problems

Some problems that the product Colgate creates is that all the productivity of the labs of Colgate is polluting the air. This can be fixed by using more natural resources or natural ways of production.