Definition and classification of global phenomena
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Geography - Definition and classification of global phenomena

Definition and classification of global phenomena

Although these are all global phenomena, they certainly do have local or
national consequences. Many of these phenomena have as yet no global
initiatives in place to view them as global rather than national or local
concerns. Global phenomena do not all have a negative impact on the people
or places of the earth

What is a global phenomenon? Global phenomena are major natural or human
events or processes which possess the capacity to affect the globe or
significant parts of it, and require more than a local or national
response.

A response, which is global in scale, would usually influence the majority
of the world's people and its distribution would cover or influence most of
the earth's land and ocean surfaces. This means that the majority of the
continents and also most of the oceans are influenced in some way by these
particular phenomena. Global phenomena can be generated predominantly by
natural processes or human activity.

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