The World According To Clara C.

EDITORIAL

Globalization- making the world stronger or weaker?

6.7.17

Globalization is good because many people benefit from it. When companies use globalization, they produce their product in other foreign countries, which usually have a weaker economy and lower minimum wage so they don't have to pay the workers as much. By doing this, companies have the ability to save money and they can use that money to expand their businesses on an international scale. When these companies save money producing their product, they can lower the prices of their product, so customers will buy their product instead of the competitors. The customers can also buy their product for less, so they benefit as well. The workers in foreign countries who produce the company's product also benefit from globalization. Even though these workers often work in difficult conditions and sweatshops, in comparison to rummaging through garbage and not making any money, a low paying job is much better. Clearly, globalization benefits workers, customers and companies, so it should be celebrated and promoted (but celebrating glocalization is a little weird, so just be happy it exists).

SOME IMAGES OF THE STEPS IT TAKES TO PRODUCE A T-SHIRT, ALL TAKING PLACE IN DIFFERENT PLACES, WHICH IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF GLOBALIZATION.

6.3.17

Mt. Everest, is it worth the risk or not?

Scaling the world’s tallest mountain is definitely not worth it. Though I can see why people would consider climbing Mt. Everest a great personal challenge, overall it is a completely stupid and reckless way to risk your life—and even die. First of all, the towering height offers a threat in itself. One of the most dangerous challenges climbers face while on Everest is altitude sickness. Acclimating and getting used to the altitude sometimes takes weeks, and even then, climbers may get altitude sickness, which is a life threatening obstacle. Mt. Everest has many physical challenges as well. After leaving base camp at about 17,600 feet, climbers face the Khumbu Icefall. In this icy field, most of the deaths on Everest occurred. Climbers also must face the death zone, which is the highest altitude zone on the mountain. Along with all of these challenges, other threats climbers face while scaling this mountain are avalanches, earthquakes, and hypothermia and frostbite. Considering the many ways to die on this mountain, risking your life to climb some big rock doesn't seem worth it.

DEAD BODIES ON EVEREST, STILL WANT TO CLIMB IT?
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Q&A

5.5.17

How might having a valuable resource affect a region?

Having a valuable resource like oil in a region like Southwest and Central Asia can change it for the better by providing more jobs and improving the life of many citizens. More job opportunities are created in regions like Southwest Asia that have a large amount of oil. In order to turn crude oil into oil, it must be drilled for, transported, and refined. This creates more jobs for the residents of countries because people must supervise and perform these tasks at oil reserves and refineries. Additionally, oil can improve the quality of life for people living in Southwest Asian countries. In 2002, researchers from the United Nations determined that the life expectancy in the Southwest Asia region had increased by 15 years in the past 30 years. In addition, the infant mortality rate decreased by two thirds. In general, valuable natural resources can benefit countries in Southwest Asia.

OIL RIG IN THE OCEAN

4.11.17

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

Residents of the Sahara and Sahel must make many adaptations in order to survive in the harsh environment, like rotating crops or living near oases. One adaptation that the people living in the Sahara and Sahel make is rotating their crops. By rotating their crops, farmers help prevent the land from drying up and causing desertification. People in the Sahara and Sahel also adapt by living near oases. When living near oases, people are able to be subsistence farmers or grow cash crops, but their crops are often threatened by creeping sand dunes. People living in the Sahara and Sahel must make crucial adaptation so they can survive.

PEOPLE LIVING IN THE DESERT REGION

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

3.3.17

Multiple centripetal forces help with supranational cooperation. A common market in the European Union is a centripetal force. By having a common market, workers can travel freely between borders, and goods can be traded between countries without tariffs. Another centripetal force in the EU is the development of European citizenship. People can live and work anywhere in the EU with a European citizenship. They can also vote in any EU elections. These are some of the many centripetal forces that unite the European Union.

THE FLAG OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

What do you think is the most effective style of government and why?

2.7.17

The most effective style of government is a representative democracy. This is an effective form of government because citizens get to vote for their leaders and could even vote to change the constitution. This is important because citizens can vote to get a bad person out of office. In addition, they could voted to change rights or responsibilities that they disagreed with in the constitution. Representative democracy is an effective style of government because citizens can elect others to represent them during voting. This is important because the people that the citizens elect might be better educated or have a different point of view. Citizens also might not have enough time to be involved in government, this way citizens can have a say in government while going on with their normal lives. Representative democracy lets citizens have a voice in government without being too involved.

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

What Does it Mean to be a Good Citizen?

2.1.17

To be a good citizen, people can obey laws, follow social laws, and stay informed. One thing a citizen can do is obey the laws of their community, because the laws are usually set to protect that citizen or other citizens. Good citizens should also follow social laws and respect their fellow citizens. This would allow other citizens to feel safe and comfortable in their community. People should also stay informed, this would allow them to know their rights and responsibilities. They can act appropriately based on their knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. In order to be a good citizen, people can do these things.

THERE ARE CITIZENS ALL OVER THE WORLD

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Created with images by mrsdkrebs - "2013-09-12 Thanking" • GregMontani - "europe flag star"

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