To what Extent does Globalization Contribute to Sustainable Prosperity?

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Sustainable prosperity is a very controversial topic. There are a lot of differing opinions about what it is or how it affects us. What is sustainable prosperity? Let’s break it down. Prosperity, it is the idea that all humans needs are met, and they are able to follow a life of happiness. Sustainability, means being able to continue something over generation after generation. We live in a globalizing world today, but to what extent does globalization contribute to sustainable prosperity? Globalization promotes sustainable prosperity, but at the same time it is holding it back. But over all it limits the prosperity of all people in many ways. Globalization affects the way we live, and it has negative affects that cause people to live …show more content…
Another way that the environment is being destroyed is by our large use of cars, boats, planes, trains and other motorized ways of transportation. As the number of people in our world increases so does the amount of fuel consumption. Every day there are more and more cars on the road. Car fumes affect the environment in more ways then you would think. The obvious one is that the harmful gases produced by a running car destroy our ozone layer and contribute to global warming. Also the gases and particulate matters from vehicles can get into soil and water systems. Therefore, affecting the animals that live in or feed of the land. Also, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides are major components in acid rain. Overall the amount of pollution and the ways that we are ruining our environment prevents sustainable prosperity. By definition sustainable means it lasts to the next generation and the generation after that and if we put our world in a state that is hard to live in they will find it difficult to live with prosperity. They will have to fix our mistake and try to recover in a way that leads them to a successful and happy life.

One of the most common ways of transporting goods, one that has been used for hundreds of years, is shipping. Many ships travel every day across hundreds of kilometers to different countries. Shipping is vital to globalization. But how does this hold back or prevent

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