Urban Globalization and Declining Biodiversity

Our world is becoming a more increasingly urbanized planet. With the United States and Europe at the for front even more disadvantaged countries are steadily becoming more urbanized. With this increase in population and infurstructure local biodiversity is declining. Biodiversity is defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as, “the existence of many different kinds of plants and animals in an environment.” 

Amongst European countries and the United States, countries are far more dependent on mass production of consumable goods. The Huffington Post touches on a few of the issues that arise in more largely developed areas. Including, the breading of animals for consumption. This method has shown favoritism to certain breads that yield more product (i.e. milk, more meat less fat, etc). Even plants are effected. Of the 30,000 plants that are edible only 30 crops make up a majority of what the globe consumes. 

The Convention on Biological Diversity developed a list that would help all countries (especially those more developed then others) to improve their ability to protect the biological diversity in their area. One example is to designate a area for the natural wildlife to develop freely, like a state or national park. While these already exist, the creation of more would only insure that the natural wide life is more protected then ever before. 

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Social Media and its Social Influences

In the middle of 2012 Kenya received a major backing from Safaricom to expand it’s growing fibre-optic cable expansion(according to communicationsafrica.com). One year later Egypt utilizes social media to remove former president Mohamed Morsi.

All of the above is leading to the social change of an entire continent! Africa has always been the country spoken for an now through the expansion of differing media in the continent they are now able to speak for themselves (theguardian.com). 

According to the Huffington Post, July 3rd 2013, President Mohamed Morsi was removed from office by military force. This was a triumphant time as it marked a change in leadership as well as a change in communications. Egyptians used Social Media to raise awareness, in a not to silent protest of Morsi.

As stated on Businessesgrow.com, “So the world is slowly being unified in one small way through these social platforms. No matter our religion, economic status, political beliefs, or the color of our skin, the Net Generation loves to share favorite apps, complain when Twitter is down, and debate the latest Facebook innovation.”   

We have the ability to alter our lives.  We are a mere key stroke away from amplifying our own happiness. Regardless of political unrest or unhappy thoughts. Africa has proven that despite the limited resources one might have, there is always the ability to prosper, because even a moth can take flight.