Globalization, by definition, is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. The most talked about topic of globalisation is how it affects the people, but globalisation affects also other aspects, for example the environment.
Unfortunately, most of the impact of globalisation on the environment is bad. For example, globalization has led to an increase in the consumption of products, which increases the production of goods, which in turn puts stress on the environment. Also with globalisation the transportation of raw materials and food from one place to another has increased, which increases the pollution levels in the environment by the amount of fuel that is consumed during the transportation of the goods. It can has led to several other environmental concerns such as noise pollution and landscape intrusion.
Due to globalization and industrialization, various chemicals have been thrown into the soil changing its composition and causing the growth of many noxious weeds and plants. Another concern is the overexploitation of natural resources because with the increase of exportations the countries have pushed their resources to the limit to maximize production and without sustainable practices for harvesting, resources can be exploited to the point of no return. The most common examples of overexploitation of resources are deforestation and overfishing.
We can be conclude that globalization has a bad impact on the environment and this need to be fixed up so that the next generations have the same opportunities as we do.
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