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what they can't get. For example, when Wii first came out, everyonewanted one but Nintendo could not produce them fast enough.Another example would be the Tickle me Elmo Dolls and The CabbagePatch Kids. Most industrial nations today base their overall economies and successon Capitalism and the creation, marketing, trading/selling, andconsuming of material goods. The next question we must ask is howcan we continue to have a positive and successful global economythrough Capitalism, but at the same time not stress and strain theEarth's physical environment?
Points Received:(not graded)Comments:4.Question :(TCO 6) Describe green technology's impact on the global economyand environment. How is green technology being used worldwide inour society? Compare and contrast the pros and cons of greentechnology.Student Answer:Green consumerism is a new hook that industry has been using to attractcustomers. Companies will appeal to our awareness of an ecological issueand promote a product like LED light bulbs as a “green” product and thatis better for the environment (Bell, 2009). Having a green halo is goodfor a company’s image and can promote a gain to the global economy. Aswith the LED light bulb, it can last for twenty years but it will also savethe consumer the cost of purchasing more then twenty normal lightbulbs over its expected lifetime. This also have an added benefit for the
environment because the resources that are used to produce one lightbulb will be far less then what would be used to produce more thentwenty. This is a win-win situation for both the economy and theenvironment. Many companies have chosen to invest in green technologyand have used that to promote their business practices or products (Bell,2009). Green technology is being used today to develop processes orproducts that are meant to replace existing technologies that will enableus to decrease the impact to our planet. Solar energy is one form ofgreen technology that is renewable, abundant and sustainable. While allof this is great for our environment, at present solar energy is stillexpensive and intermittent. Bell, M. (2009). An Invitation toEnvironmental Sociology, 3rd ed. Los Angeles, CA: Pine Forge PressInstructor Explanation:If changing our reliance on coal and oil energy to power our society tomore green energy (solar, wind, nuclear, hydroelectric, etc.) was easy,everyone would be doing it right? Why isn't it easier? Unfortunately,money, global economics, and global politics get in the way of thiswhich is why we study Environmental Sociology. Many countries haveslowly gone to using more of these green technologies but still mostlyrely on oil and coal for the majority of their energy production. Do wehave to wait until we fully fun out of oil and coal before our globalsociety will be forced to change to more green technologies? Or do wehave to wait until the price of obtaining cheap oil and gas isdiminished? Isn't a more comprehensive approach in order now where

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