Instructor explanation the consumption of the earths

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Instructor The consumption of the Earth's materials takes a major impact on the physical environment. Have you ever thought about how many materials go into creating the computer that you are currently on? Where does it all come from? Most material is Explanation:mined from various places all around the Earth. Some of this mining is done deep in the ground and materials are brought to the surface. Other mining is done closer to the surface in open pitmines. This mining impacts humans in the form of accidents, which injures and even kills hundreds of miners each year. Also, this mining often causes air, water, and even noise pollution. Thiswhole process of creating material goods from start (creation), middle (marketing, selling, and consumption), and end (either holding on to it, reusing it, selling it, recycling it, or throwing it out) is called the "cradle-to-grave lifestyle." It should also be noted that consumption and materialism also impacts people by pressuring them to work harder and so they can afford to purchase more material goods. This often creates stress in a person's professional and personal life. People today seem to be working harder and longer than in the past as well as taking less vacations and personal time. Of course, this varies depending on region/country. Figure 2.2 in the course readings show the relationship of mandated vacation time per country. Can this pattern continue to increase? Is there a limit? Will some people actually burn out from all of this? There have been many incidents of slave labor and materials made in sweat shots in other countries. Many USA businesses have gotten in trouble for purchasing their goods from these countries that practice these inhumane activities. And finally, we obviously can't over consume all of these materials forever. We must come up with some solutions on how we can create a more sustainable global society. How can we do this? What we need to do is reduce, reuse, and recycle as well as come up with new green technologies and alternative fuels. This is easier said than done of course because this involves a lot of
money and deals with many different issues of global and local politics.
Points Received:30 of 30Comments:Question 4.Question :(TCO 6) Describe green technology's impact on the global economy and environment. How is green technology being used worldwide in our society? Compare and contrast the pros and cons of green technology.Student Answer:Most worldwide societies are against the use of green technologies and at the moment there is no strong movement to move in this direction. Today some economists believe that green technologies willaffect global economies. It can be said that the current global economies create inequality which in turn adds to population over consumption of resources. Green technology can be intertwined within society as a useful tool to have. The reality is that the global economy is set in its ways on how resources are extracted and used

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