How should the United States move forward on the issue of climate change and green technology? What are the responsibilities, limitations, or opportunities for our government? For businesses? For other organizations and social groups? For individual citizens? Below are some readings to get you started. In addition to discussing these articles, it would be valuable to seek out other resources from the New York Times or other publications.You will find a wealth of news and commentaries assessing the US and China on this topic; you may also want to bring in developments in other societies elsewhere around the world. Princeton economist Paul Krugman offers his view on “Building a Green Economy”: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/11/magazine/11Economy-t.html Journalist Ryan Lizza analyzes the current difficulties in Washington in passing legislation to deal with climate change issues: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/11/101011fa_fact_lizza NYT correspondent Keith Bradsher reports on China’s energy development strategy: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/business/global/18yuan.html NYT reporter Todd Woody investigates how Silicon Valley is faring in competition with Chinese firms to develop and market green technologies: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/business/energy-environment/13solar.html Note that the Woody article deals with the technology firm Solyndra before its recent appearance in the news for financial difficulties.You may want to search for more recent news stories on the firm to add to the discussion of national strategies for green tech development.
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