Technology and the Environment
Transcript Technology and the Environment
Technology in the Environment
What is the Greenhouse effect?
Carbon dioxide (55%)
Causes of the Greenhouse Effect
57% - Energy Use and Production (fosill
17% - Emissions of CFC’s (aerosol cans)
14% - Agricultural practices (cultivation
and burning of prairies)
9% - Modification of land (clear cutting)
3% - Other industrial emissions
Waste and Landfills
Medicine and Technology
How would you feel if you were Terry Connelly?
Would you want a family if you knew you had
Huntington's Chorea or another genetic disorder?
Would you tell your family and friends?
Do you think money should be spent on mapping
Should Douglas planned on having children?
Would you pick the traits of your children in the
future if that was available?
What if they were suspect of a defective gene?
Could this technology be used maliciously?
Product Testing (medical and consumer)
Is testing on animals ethical?
Are there some animals that should be used and
others that should not?
How reliable are these tests?
What if everyone tested their theories on animals?
Is it ethical to raise animals for testing?
What are some other options?
Is it ethical to use the tissue of a fetus for research?
If you or your parents had Parkinson's disease, how
would you feel about fetal testing?
If you or your partner had an abortion, how would
you feel about the use of the fetus for testing?
Would this effect the decision to abort?
What about farming fetus’?
If RU-486 can cure cancer should it be used?
If RU-486 is available to treat cancer it culd
be used for abortions, is this ethical?
Because RU-486 is non-surgical, is it more
ethical than surgical abortion?
Is it ethical for the government to only fund
non-abortion uses for RU-486?
What about other government funding?
(TCS # 4-7, 14,15 & 16)