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p. 956. The ecological dimension of globalizationlocked

  • Manfred B. Steger


‘The ecological dimension of globalization’ examines the impact of the economic, political, and cultural aspects of globalization on ecological issues. Human-made disasters such as Chernobyl, Deepwater Horizon, and the Fukushima meltdown have made an impact described as glocal, in which their effects were not confined within one nation’s borders. Uncontrolled population growth, global warming, and climate change are all accentuated by the process of globalization. Some progress has been made such as at the 2015 Paris climate meeting, but progress is slow. This phase of globalization has severely damaged the environment, and it remains to be seen whether the breaking down of borders will now help us cooperate on a solution.

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