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Edward Pierz Outline I. Introduction A. Introduce the idea of how high tech “green” technology is advancing at a rapid rate 1. as a possible way to mitigate our effects on the environment 2. The higher cost of these technologies due to the scarcity of the materials 3. Possible negative effect on the environment 4. Are we simply trading our dependency on fossil fuels and other polluting technologies for a less obvious source of environmental degradation B. Green technologies while more efficient take more energy to produce 1. Cost is a major concern 2.”green” tech is not all sunshine and rainbows II. Media coverage A. An marked increase in the number of high tech devices 1. Electric cars have gained popularity and are almost ready for mass marketing ( cite new York times article) 2. These vehicles use rare earth metals in their motors and in their batteries 3. The question that must be answered is are these less harmful to the environment or are they the same as old fossil fuels technologies
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course SOC 452 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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