By: Kaleb Ebbett

Globalization is the development of countries and economies through deregulated and improved trading methods, improved life span due to advances in technology, transportation, and medicine, and the spreading of cultures across the world.

6 word claim

Geaography and globalization shape our world.

Technological globalization

Technological globalization is the sharing of universal communication which allows anyone to speak to someone across the globe instantly with little effort. It is also the process of using foreign manufacturing to cut costs and outsourcing jobs.

It's also caused some problems. Many people now don't care if they talk to people face to face, and outsourcing reduces the amount of jobs in the U.S.. This can be solved by keeping jobs in the us and giving stricter regulations on manufacturing.

You can see the difference between the U.S. and China - There are many thousands mare factories there used by huge companies.

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Economical Globalization

Economical globalization is the increased cross-border transit of capital and trade goods that increases international dependence on other nations, creating a tight net of corporations that continue to grow.

Economic globalization has caused many people to become deep in credit card debt, which is very hard to get out of. People can try to solve it by either working hard to pay it off or staying debt free in the first place.

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Cultural Globalizaion

Cultural globalization is the sharing of ideas and values from different societies and cultures around the world that strengthen ties between nations with different cultures.

However, the good is often outweighed by the bad. Cultural globalization is causing many people to move away from their homelands and traditions. It could be changed by giving incentives to people who remain or come back to their original cultures.

This map shows the percent of immigrant children born in 2012, which shows just how many people move away from homelands.

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Environmental Globalization

Environmental globalization is how the environment and its natural resources are used and shipped around the world, including deforestation and development, which change the environment to better suit human life. The environment is usually sacrificed for harvesting of valuable resources.

The main problems of environmental globalization are greenhouse gases, electricity generation, and deforestation. Scientific advances in greenhouse gas/C02 reduction on cars have helped, and many forests are being replanted. Some companies promote saving rain forest, like Tropicana. They give reward codes which can be redeemed to save hundreds of acres of rain forest in South America.

problems with globalization

The biggest problem here is the energy crisis. Most of the world gets its energy from dirty sources, like coal and petroleum. Others get it from trash incineration and nuclear power plants. Also, a few people get their energy from green sources such as solar or wind energy. Most of these power sources leave scars on the land. Nuclear waste is so radioactive it must be left in a pit for 10,000 years. Burning coal adds a huge amount of C02 to the atmosphere, and the same problem affects trash incinerators.

There is a solution, if only the world would decide to use it. Turning to green energy sources will help, but the most important thing is to first slow and eventually stop the use of fossil fuels. The government is playing its part by giving big tax payouts to people who buy electric cars. Developing new clean sources of energy should be our main priority though. Releasing the bond in water creates hydrogen and oxygen and a small amount of energy, so water is a huge potential power source. The resulting oxygen and hydrogen can be used as fuels. If you look closely enough, there is always a solution.

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the life of a Playstation 4

First, the components of my PS4 were assembled at factories in Taiwan, Vietnam, China, and Korea. From there, they were sent to Foxconn's manufacturing plant in southern China. They are assembled there, and then shipped by air to international airports around the globe, most of which are in the U.S. and Canada. Then, they head to the distribution centers for Walmart, target, and the likes. After that, they are loaded into trucks and begin spreading across the country to retailers near you. This is the fascinating part of globalization - a product can be pieced together from parts made at ten or twenty factories, shipped, distributed, and bought by consumers anywhere on the globe.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Improved - life span, communication, transportation, crops, weaponry, products,

Global trade and ties between nations are also strengthened.

Cons: globalization benefits most of the world, but people on the back end of it are usually working in terrible conditions for low wages. Also, the environment is used for materials and in the process is destroyed, scarring the land.

how globalization affects me

It affects almost every aspect of my life. The clothes I wear, the food I eat, and the technology I use are all from different countries. The materials that go into these things are spread around the world, and they are available on demand. Also, things from other cultures, like music from a certain Korean pop artist, have become normal. It's strange how interconnected the world's cultures are. Globalization affects everyone.