¶ … 21st century underwent many changes. There were political events; civil unrest and terrorism that made countries like the United States take precaution. Although globalization became prevalent within the last decade, economic globalization has taken precedence. The issues surrounding countries and governance as well as the outcomes of such problems have sparked publicized negotiation situations. One in particular will be covered in this essay. Any further negotiations toward a global climate treaty may need further push. An increasing number of policy makers state that the earth's rising temperatures, melting glaciers, and surging seas are and should be considered a direct threat to international and national interest. The United States thus becomes a pivotal part of the puzzle as their contribution can lead to a global acceptance of change to minimize the deadly effects of climate change.
An article by John M. Broder explains the devastating effects of climate change and the need for governments globally to work together. Included in some of the possible repercussions of uncontrolled climate change are possible destabilization of entire countries and the feeding of terrorist movements. Climate change could affect nations through drought, mass migration (animals and insects) and food shortage. Broder continues explaining which areas around the world could be critically hit. Places in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa could face water crises, food shortages, and catastrophic flooding.
The article uses the example of the destructive flood that occurred in Bangladesh and the hundreds of thousands of refugees it sent running into India in its wake. "hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming into neighboring India, touching off religious conflict, the spread of contagious diseases and vast damage to infrastructure" (Broder, 2015, p. 1). With these refugees came contagious diseases as well as immense damage to infrastructure. Not only are lives affected by such a disaster in the short-term through loss of home and loss of ...
The United States has begun to take action on approving legislation to help mitigate and slow down the effects of climate change. "Lawmakers leading the debate before Congress are only now beginning to make the national security argument for approving the legislation" (Broder, 2015, p. 2). By focusing on climate change being a threat to national security, this may convince other government officials to take heed and act. People like John Kerry are met with heavy resistance in Congress when it comes to the issue of global warming and climate change.
Mr. Kerry explains as cited in the article, that ongoing conflict existing in southern Sudan comes from expansion of deserts and drought in the north. Because…
Any further negotiations toward a global climate treaty may need further push. An increasing number of policy makers state that the earth's rising temperatures, melting glaciers, and surging seas are and should be considered a direct threat to international and national interest. The United States thus becomes a pivotal part of the puzzle as their contribution can lead to a global acceptance of change to minimize the deadly effects of climate change.
Ironically, only 1% of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use. Translated into something we can understand readily: one American taking a 5-minute shower uses more water than the typical person living in a developing country slum uses in an entire day -- and most Americans take far longer than 5-minute showers. This is a crisis that must be addressed, if it is not, over
The Existential Threat Part 1 Climate change, besides being a natural phenomenon, has been greatly induced by humans since ancient times. With the advent of technology, factories came into being and became the reason for greenhouse emission, which was deducted to be the major source of environmental depletion. Cyclones, storms, floods, and tsunamis have been accounted for the repercussions of human intervention in climate change. Although humans, now in the form of
Globalization has become a ubiquitously word in the last few decades. Much of the globalization trend is driven by the fact that many organizations operate internationally and supply chains have become sophisticated, complex, and spans the entire globe. As a result of globalization, many organizations have tried to proactively create a level of homogenization and standardization internationally of markets, resources, and labor. When international companies can have access to foreign
Globalization and Human Rights Human Rights Issues and Globalization Overview of Human Rights Overview of Globalization Implications of Globalization on Human Rights Human Rights for Future Generations Overpopulation Climate Change It was argued long ago by Greek historian Herodotus that there are no universal ethics (Ishay, 2008). The historian argued that different cultures had different perceptions about what is acceptable behavior and what rights people should be granted. Herodotus illustrates this argument by comparing burial rituals that were
Globalization has brought tremendous benefits to human society, in terms of quality of life, but as with anything, it comes with costs. Many authors have argued that there are both positive and negative effects of globalization, and to evaluate the merits of globalization is simply to balance these effects. Do the benefits outweigh the costs? This ends up being a matter of perspective, and it also often compels one to
The global "mindset" that companies must have is defined as "…the ability to develop and interpret criteria for business performance" that are not relying on the "assumptions of a single country, culture or context to implement those criteria appropriately…" (Begley, et al., 2003). Begley and colleagues insist that the "truly globalized corporation" sees globalization as more of a "mind-set" than a "structure" per se (p. 1). The three mind-sets that