The numerous dark sidesof globalization on our world and societies lead me to stand against it. This paper is going to discuss some of these negatives such as destroyingthe economy of countries, the spread of diseases, and environmental degradation. Globalization expands and accelerates the exchange of one country’s resources to benefit all countries around the world. The first reason that makes me against this phenomenon is destroying the economy of countries. Globalization has increased the integration of separate economies which led to the emergence of a single global economy.
As countries are getting closer and the cross-border movement is rapidly increasing, the economies of different countries have been interdependently mixed. Therefore, if there is an economic crisis in one part of the world that will affect all parts that have a relationship with. For example, the problem of Greece affected the entire European countries. In short, one can say that the impact of globalization on the world-wide economy is very bad and its results will affect several countries in a row, if not the whole world. If there is a problem in the United States of America, the side effects will be seen here in Saudi Arabia.
Another downside of globalization is diseases. As transportation is getting easier and the technology of traveling is developing, more diseases will be delivered from on part of the world to another. Human and animal diseases can spread quickly through globalization. For example, AIDS was first discovered in America in the early 1980s, but through traveling this disease immigrated to other parts of the world. As a result, more people are getting affected by other diseased individuals day by day. The percentage of transporting illnesses has increased in a noticeable rate between the 19th and 20th century.
So, this aspect of globalization is deadly harmful and it can destroy our societies. Furthermore, through the process of exchanging goods from one country to another more disorders will spread. The last drawback of globalization should be taken in consideration which is environmental degradation. We are living in a globalized world where the rate of environmental problems is growing up. For example, a company may want to build other factories and branches in other countries because environmental laws are not as strict as they are at homeland.
As a consequence, the term of global warming is rapidly rising and the Ozone layer is degraded day by day because of the massive number of factories. From another perspective, poor countries in the Third World may have to cut down more trees so they can sell wood to richer countries. For this reason, another term is risen on the global horizon which is deforestation, the process of cutting trees in order to take their maximum profits in trade. So, this downside of globalization has led to the presence of two problems considered as harmful effects on our environment.
In conclusion, I think globalization is bad because it has many hazardous impacts on societies of different countries as individuals or the world as a whole. A lot of bad points make me oppose this topic such as its undesirable impact on economy, increasing the rate of diseases, and environmental damages. The essential one, in my point of view, is environmental degradation because it will lead to other problems such as global warming. Finally, be aware of the phenomenon of globalization because its harms have exceeded the benefits.