Environmental Impacts of Globalization and a Solution Proposal Assist. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Karatas

Natural or artificial, all the environmental components are constantly converted in line with the priorities of international capital. Balance between development and environment cannot be achieved under the unavoidable effects of globalization. Cities become consumption centers rather than production. Focusing on more earnings and savings brings about the destruction of the urban environment; it gives irreversible damages to environment. To prevent such a disaster besides legal measures, it is primarily necessary to increase people’s awareness. Environmental education is a very important tool in this movement. It will be possible to change people’s environmental perspective in a positive way with environmental education. People with high levels of environmental awareness can shed light on the solution of environmental problems. Within the scope of this theoretical study that deals with the environmental problems as a reflection of globalization, environmental education activities will be emphasized as a solution proposal.

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