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SO245 Technology and Society
The magnitude of harm that could result from the development of a technological project, and the population on whom this harm predominantly falls, is an ethical question related to:
public harms of aggregation.
consideration of long-term effects.
A key element of __________ power is its diffuseness, which spurs decentralization and increased self-sufficiency.
According to Alan Durning, the basic value of a sustainable society is:
that any society's consumption levels must be tied to locally available resources.
each generation should meet its needs without jeopardizing the prospects of future generations to meet their own needs.
the elimination of meat consumption to ensure that consumption of the world's net primary production can be distributed evenly.
each society must meet its needs without further damage to its immediate ecosystem
The health effects of __________ include nose and throat irritation, lung damage, bronchitis, and early death.
The current global growth pattern adds about __________ people to the world every year.
According to Joel Cohen, head of the laboratory of populations at Rockefeller University, the earth's carrying capacity for human populations depends upon:
reducing meat consumption.
eliminating social barriers to innovation.
individual choices concerning consumption patterns.
__________ now rivals tuberculosis as the world’s most deadly infectious disease.
In 2005, the world had __________ inhabitants.
According to the textbook, __________ became the greatest human experiment with radiation exposure; this is based on the curies (ci) of radiation that were released as a result.
the accident at Chernobyl
the accident at Three Mile Island
Which of the following is NOT a world argument in support of population and birth control?
Population activist position
Services needed position
Human rights position
Progress and development position