Brazil has been affected by globalization in many ways, here are some positive examples:
- Brazil import and export 228 billion dollars each year. This is a good thing in many ways as it is an even balance of imports vs exports. This keeps the economy going and therefore employment which slowly improves people's lives. The availability of jobs cuts unemployment.
As you can see, globalization has caused unemployment rates to go down
- The life expectancy has raised by over 20 years since 1960, this is due to the advances in medicine and technology allowing people to survive.
This graph shows the life expectancy in Brazil from 1960 to 2011, also comparing them to the USA and Zimbabwe.
- what many people don't take into account when looking at the statistics of a country is actually literacy rates, which are very important. When people in countries like Brazil know how to read and write, they have a better chance at getting a more important job. Being literate is also generally really important in life. Globalization has improved the adult literacy rate throughout the years.
this graph shows the percentage of adult literacy rates.
Although Globalisation has a good effect on Brazil in many ways it can also have the opposite effect, here are some examples of Globalisation having a bad effect on Brazil.
- Deforestation. This could possibly be the biggest problem of stopping global warming in the world. In the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil this is a huge problem.
- As most people already know, climate change is due to the increasing levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, and if trees are being cut down, the main thing that turns the CO2 into oxygen, then climate change is only going to speed up.
- Trees are being cut down at a ridiculously high rate which creates a lot of money for the people working for them, but in turn severely damages the earth, and contributes to climate change. deforestation also causes the loss of habitat for the many species that live there.