Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People should know about events happening around the world even if they have little influence on their daily lives. Use specific examples to support your answer.人们应该广泛了解发生在世界各地的事件新闻，即使这些事件对我们的日常生活没有什么影响。是否同意?
There is no denying that the world is getting smaller every day. The globalization of the economy has made people and nations more closely connected and more dependent than ever before. People should keep up with global current affairs because whether people can see it or not, these events impact our lives more than we realize.
Take for example the political situation in places like the Middle East. Political unrest and the most recent social movements in this region may not directly affect our daily lives, but this indirectly affects oil prices. The global market largely depends on oil from the Middle East. The unrest creates disorganization, leading to disruption in the production of oil. This affects global oil prices which then impacts every other facet of industry and economy. The price of everything, such as farm produce, is affected by this seemingly localized instability.
Another example of a local issue that has global impact is labor movements. Most recently protests from workers at Foxconn factories have created a rippling effect on the global economy. Decisions made at Foxconn and other Apple Company suppliers can affect the Chinese and global standards of labor and production. Of course as a native of China I think these changes are significant, but no one, from China or any other country, will deny that they have a direct impact on international business and labor organization.
Finally the development of global industry has had a significant impact on the environment. Local issues of industry affecting the local environment also have a global impact. This is not just limited to industries, but also many economic and social sectors that have affected the environment. For example the desertification of areas in Mongolia and Northern China have created huge dust storm do not only affect weather in China. The dust from these storms travels across the Pacific Ocean to North America by means of high atmospheric winds. This dust then lands on the snowcapped peaks of the North American mountains, making the snow darker and more easily heated by the sun. Consequently, this premature melting of the icecaps leads to severe weather locally and globally.
It is important for people to know about global current events because however small the event, it inevitably has a global impact. If people want to understand what is going on locally, they need to think globally.