Feature By Charles B. Keely The flowering of economic globalization has seen the development of unprecedented interconnection between immigration on the one hand, and increased trade capacity, competitiveness, and employment policy on the other. Corporations and governments alike are being forced to adjust to this new reality, particularly as it relates to labor flows.
Half of the world's wetlands were lost last century. Logging and conversion have shrunk the world's forests by as much as half. Some 9 percent of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction; tropical deforestation may exceedsquare kilometers per year.
Fishing fleets are 40 percent larger than the ocean can sustain. Nearly 70 percent of the world's major marine fish stocks are overfished or are being fished at their biological limit.
Soil degradation has affected two-thirds of the world's agricultural lands in the last 50 years. Some 30 percent of the world's original forests have been converted to agriculture.
Sincethe global economy has tripled in size and population has grown by 30 percent to 6 billion people. Dams, diversions or canals fragment almost 60 percent of the world's largest rivers. Twenty percent of the world's freshwater fish are extinct, threatened or endangered.
People and Ecosystems, the Fraying Web of Life United Nations Development Programme A pioneering analysis of the world's ecosystems reveals a widespread decline in the condition of the world's ecosystems due to increasing resource demands.
The analsysis, by the World Resources Institute WRI warns that if the decline continues it could have devastating implications for human development and the welfare of all species. The analysis examined coastal, forest, grassland, and freshwater and agricultural ecosystems.
The health of the each ecosystem was measured, as based on its ability to produce the goods and services that the world currently relies on. The analysis shows that there are considerable signs that the capacity of Earth's ecosystems to produce many of the goods and services we depend on is rapidly declining.
To make matters worse, as our ecosystems decline, we are also racing against time since scientists lack baseline knowledge needed to properly determine the conditions of such systems.
New Analysis of World's Ecosystems Reveals Widespread Decline ENN Will our great- grandchildren inherit a desiccated husk of a once shimmering planet, and curse us for a legacy of droughts, plagues,storms and hardscrabble moonscapes? The four-fold increase in humans and the advent of the consumer society - have made the end of the millennium a cusp of history.
Affluent consumers in Hong Kong want exotic fish and presto! Poachers in the Philippines destroy vital reefs to meet that demand. Millions of workers in China and Russia are plagued with pollution-related ailments. We need your help to ask President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to get working on a bold plan to curb ocean acidification.
Carbon dioxide pollution is also being absorbed by the ocean, causing its chemistry to change and become more acidic.
This spells trouble for marine animals that are now having difficulty building shells, growing and sometimes even surviving in increasingly corrosive waters.
Damian Carrington Seafood is the critical source of protein for more than 2. Official catch data from FAO rarely includes small-scale, sport or illegal fishing and does not count fish discarded at sea.
A more exhaustive study, taking over a decade shows that the annual catches between and were much bigger than thought, but that the decline after the peak year of was much faster than official figures.
The new research estimates the peak catch was million tons, but declined at 1.Globalization refers to the interaction of one economy with all the other economies of the world. This interaction can be in terms of financial transactions, trade, politics,education, production etc.
Globalization picked up steam with the invention of newer and newer technologies in the world of transportation and communication. Apr 24, · Behind the headlines - conspiracies, cover-ups, ancient mysteries and more. Real news and perspectives that you won't find in the mainstream media.
Stuart Anderson. I write about globalization, business, technology and immigration. FULL BIO. I am the executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy, a non-partisan public.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Immigration seems to be making more headlines in recent years.
As the world globalizes in terms of nations’ economies, trade and investment, borders are opened up more easily for freer flow of goods and products. People are supposedly freer to move around the world, too. In her novel Women, Work, and Globalization, Bahira Trask focuses on the microlevel impacts of globalization on women today.
She incorporates ecological, socio-historical, as well as cultural perspectives within her examination of globalization and women in our modern day world.