Globilization

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Globilization

Dr. Mills

Paper #3

5/10/00

Globalization and Ideal Landscapes
Globalization is a broad term that has several meanings to different factions, cultural
Groups and nations. For our purposes globalization refers to the loss of time and space
through the rapid development of technologies. It also refers to a world in which all
nations and peoples are directly or indirectly connected through the international economy
and world politics. This rapid trend toward a globalized world has seen supporters from
both the first world financial sectors and the mass producing agricultural sector. Its
main detractors have been environmentalists and the indigenous peoples who are adversely
affected by the encroaching nature of globalism. Environmentalists have pointed to
environmental degradation and the loss of valuable and naturally sustainable landscapes as
the main argument against globalization. However, champions for continued globalization
insist that growing populations and the desire to live the comfortable first world
lifestyle force economies and people to expand into landscapes that have historically
remained diverse, safe, and sustainable. The difficult task facing the human race in the
next century will be finding the delicate balance that must exist between continued
population and economic growth and the protection and preservation of natural and ideal
landscapes.


The global era involves the mass production and consumption of consumer goods and
commercial services. This New World also has to have elaborate and extensive means of
distribution to support the flow of goods and services across great distances. Modern
advancements in telecommunications, aerospace, satellite, and computer technologies have
all greatly facilitated the movement of goods, services, information and ideas in minute
amount of time. The disappearance of time and spatial limitations is the nature of the
globalized world we live in today.


World economies are the probably the greatest contributing factor to the destruction of
ideal landscapes. Historically, economies have been the main cause of landscape
modification. European colonization and the drive to find raw materials and new markets
led to massive landscape makeovers on every continent except Antarctica. For example the
European expansion into the Americas led to a dramatic change in the landscape. When the
Europeans arrived, North America was a thick forest of woodland. In order for the
colonists to survive an incentive existed for landscape modification including woodland
clearance for agriculture. Over hundreds of years and advances in technology and
populations, North American boreal forests have been significantly destroyed severely
depleting the number of species and the overall biodiversity.

Another biodiverse and sustainable ideal landscape that has been recently hampered by the
negative aspects of globalization are the Brazilian rain forests. The economic pressures
of the world's corporations to find more land to encroach have seen the destruction of
millions of acres of valuable rain forest. Another problem facing the rain forests is from
its own indigenous people. Their lack of agricultural knowledge including soil
preservation, erosion and turnover has led to harmful farming tactics like slash and burn.
This has caused the loss of biodiversity and has decreased the long-term sustainability of
the rain forests.


Fortunately, the human race has developed enough to realize that the destruction of these
ideal landscapes across the world will eventually have an adverse effect upon humans
themselves. Advancements in technology, medicine, and communications have created a medium
for landscape conservation. The discovery of valuable species of both plant and animal for
medicinal uses have been one of the largest factors in the movement to preserve and
protect the remaining acres of the rain forests of the world. Information, such as the
rain forests importance in oxygen production, has also led to conservation. Agricultural
technology has led to increased production and better use of agricultural landscapes.
There is no longer the great waste that was accompanied by the earlier agricultural
landscapes and systems. Therefore, technology may be the only way we can sustain the
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