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cosmopolitan

(of plants or animals) widely distributed

cosmopolitan

[¦käz·mə¦päl·ət·ən]
(ecology)
Having a worldwide distribution wherever the habitat is suitable, with reference to the geographical distribution of a taxon.
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On the contrary, the biggest opportunity has sustainable development as an integrated model of globalization, where all civilizations could join together into global civilization for a common purpose - to solve global problems of humanity.
The United States is a powerful part of the global civilization, and has taken a role that enhances the world as a whole and not just itself.
Describing the videos of beheadings and mass killings as "performance" can risk trivializing conflict and suffering, admits Joji Sakurai, who argues the cruel acts demand a powerful and rhetorical response from global civilization in the inspiring ways of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King or Ronald Reagan.
In the last issue of Humanist Perspectives, Chris Clugston in The Most Endangered Species made the case that the increasing scarcity of economically viable deposits of the non-renewable natural resources on which our global civilization depends spells the doom of that very civilization.
Our competing religious certainties are impeding the emergence of a viable, global civilization.
Iran (Persia) is among the pioneers of the global civilization.
In addition, the flaws in the overall intellectual performance of Arabs and Muslims in terms of activities, effectiveness, and their role in forming and formulating the current global civilization make ours very fragile compared to the rest of the world.
Unlimited access to energy is the blood of modern societies but only energy on basis of solar resources will enable the survival of our global civilization.
In the end, they speculate on how such a pluralism could constitute a truly global civilization.
Though the productive output of the global civilization has grown significantly over the past century, the fruits of that production have not "trickled down" to the masses of humanity.
In fact, his book could easily have been less creatively titled "A Short History of Humanism in the Global Civilization.
The aim is to prepare today's young people as well as future generations so that they may be part of the global civilization, gain in self-confidence, be proud of who they are and uphold their time-honored values.

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