Deforestation: The Pros And Cons Of Globalization

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Kofi Annan, once the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, stated, “If globalization is to succeed, it must succeed for poor and rich alike. It must deliver rights no less than riches. It must provide social justice and equity no less than economic prosperity and enhanced communication” (Kofi Annan). Persistently, the world is reminded of the advantages of globalization and how history could have been shaped without its existence. In spite of the declarations that defend the international movement enhancing the ideology of an interconnected planet, the downsides of globalization cannot be ignored. Economically, they include the pressure factories receive from higher authorities that result in labor abuses and violations, the competition…show more content…
“The main sources of CO2 emissions are industrial production, transportation and, more indirectly, deforestation. These three human activities exist independently of globalisation, but their considerable development during the 20th century, and in particular in recent decades, is partly linked to accelerated globalisation” (Oecd, 2013). There is no doubt that the excess of manufacturing and production has affected the way nature seems today, but the amplification of factories across the globe hinders ecosystems to destruction. Globalization enhances the concept of possessing and utilizing CO2. When deforestation occurs, the wood of trees releases extensive amounts of carbon dioxide that only adds onto the greenhouse effect. An example of deforestation comes in the form of urbanization and the act to industrialize further within a country. In the last thirty years, India’s forest only covers 21 percent of the nation (23,716 Industrial Projects, 2016). Based on governmental information and data, lands are being curbed aside in order to organize commercial projects. These acts aren’t just happening in India. They are happening across the globe. Countries have invested their wealth into creating more. When they attempt to create more, they disregard the principles of the environment, such as the danger of carbon dioxide and deforestation, and focus only on what will be placed into their
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