Nuclear Energy What are the benefits and costs of technology?

Nuclear Energy What are the benefits and costs of technology?
Nuclear Energy What are the benefits and costs of technology?
Nuclear Energy What are the benefits and costs of technology?
Nuclear Energy What are the benefits and costs of technology?
Nuclear Energy What are the benefits and costs of technology?
Nuclear Energy What are the benefits and costs of technology?
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Debate the Issue: Nuclear Energy
What are the benefits and costs of technology?


Background of the Issue:

Technology has had a great impact on American life. It has brought economic and social benefits for the nation, yet it has also had some negative effects. What are the benefits and costs of technological change? Use the timeline below to explore this enduring issue.


















Debate the Issue: Nuclear Energy
What are the benefits and costs of technology?


Background:
Nuclear Energy Building more nuclear plants would help meet our energy needs and limit fossil-fuel emissions that contribute to global warming. But the radioactive material they produce may pose grave risks to human health and safety.

Task:
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.





















Questions:
1. Compare Why does Mr. Kane support nuclear energy? Why does Mr. Sweeney oppose it?

2. Analyze Which of the authors cited here would be more likely to question the factory system’s impact on workers?


3. Debate Learn more about recent debates on the impact of technology and prepare an argument supporting one viewpoint.

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