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Essay Topic Huesemann and Huesemann argue for a complex set of conditions needed to make technology environmentally responsible, identify a current “green” technology and see if it stands up to Huesemann’s critique. 1. Blaser. F; Wager. P & Boni. H .(2012). Measuring the use of natural resources and its impacts. Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz; 1-19. Natural resources may consist of renewable materials such as physical space or non- renewable materials such as water, soil or air. These materials are necessary for humans’ life and some of them are essential for economic and metabolism activities. Thereby, it is crucial for humans to keep these materials from being lost as some of them are finite (Blaser, Wager & Boni, 2012) Indeed, humans are considered as an important part of nature since they constantly use natural resources and without the consumption of these resources, our society could not function. The nature provides humans with all the necessary elements that are needed for life. Some of the natural resources may include the use of woods for paper manufacturing and building furniture, energy for heat consumption and the use of cotton in clothing. In addition, water and food are two necessary elements for human being. Blaser’ research is important at it has been shown that protecting our natural resources is a global issue that needs to be taken into consideration in order to continue living on our planet. According to Huesemann’s critique, the use of green technology could save the earths’s natural resources but certain factors need to be considered in order to make the use of green technology environmentally friendly.
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2. Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), Austria and GLOBAL.(2009). Overconsumption? Our use of the world’s natural resources. Janetsche printing; 1-35. A research has been conducted by Sustainable Europe Research Institute, which has shown that the implementation of the green technology technique is necessary in order to compensate for the increase consumption of the earth’s natural resources. The overconsumption of these resources could cause severe damage to the environment and the ecosystem. The change of various factors such as climate change, water reserves, shrinking of forests, and fish stocks is causing a misbalance to the ecosystem. Statistical data shows that humans use approximately 50 % more natural resources than they used to consume 30 years ago. This means that humans consume 60 billion tonnes of raw material per year. The threat of consuming higher amount of raw materials is on a high pattern as it is expected to consume around 100 billion tonnes by 2030. This research has demonstrated the necessity of integrating sustainable lifestyles such as green energy resources in order to protect our ecosystem and its natural resources. Indeed, this issue is of a major human security concern that threatens our survival on earth.
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