Definition: “The act or process of globalising : the state of being globalised; especially : the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labour markets”.
The world’s borders are becoming less and less defined every day. It is now pretty much an inevitability that globalisation is going to continue to progress and the world will become smaller and smaller.
Statistics on how much the movement of goods and people are having on greenhouse gas emissions are very difficult to calculate, but significant to say the least.
Realistically, it cannot be stopped, but the impact can be greatly reduced in many ways. An air traffic control system is currently being tested that controls and reduces the space between aircraft while in transit meaning that they use less fuel. “Scrubbers” can be fitted to massively reduce the volume of damaging gases released from the exhaust fumes of large ships. New electric, self-driving trucks are being developed that are certain to transform the industry and massively reduce its carbon footprint.
These are just a few of many simple, yet very effective methods that can be used to reduce the effect that globalism will have on the planet. These measures will allow us to both enjoy the connectivity, diversity and innovation that globalisation offers while minimising its effect on the planet.