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p. 926. The ecological dimension of globalizationlocked

  • Manfred B. Steger


‘The ecological dimension of globalization’ examines the effects of global alliances on ecological issues. The ecological effects of globalization—impacted by the economic, political, and cultural aspects of globalization—are now recognized as potentially life threatening for our planet. Uncontrolled population growth, lavish consumption patterns in the global North, food shortages, reduced biodiversity, pollution, and global warming and climate change are all accentuated by the process of globalization. All these problems require a coordinated response, but whilst some progress has been made such as at the 2015 Paris climate meeting, few multilateral measures have been implemented. This phase of globalization has severely damaged the environment, and action is needed now.

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