Final Project topic: Economy and Environment in a Global World

Economy and Environment in a Global World

Post from a Facebook User regarding Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 news about Trump’s tariffs on solar panels and washers:

OK, I've been trying to minimize political posts on my main wall lately, but gotta chime in here. One of the main…

Posted by Richard Wagner on Monday, January 22, 2018

So, what are the issues here?

  • tariff on solar panels (economy? environment?)
  • washing machines (economy?)

why is the tariff on solar panels imported from China such a complex and debated issue?

What is your stance regarding solar energy? How do you see solar energy being achieved? Does it matter where the solar panels are coming from? Does it matter if energy is extracted from solar panels or coal or gas or oil?

Do you agree with the author of the FB post? Why?
Do you disagree with the author of the FB post? Why?
What is your opinion / vision / solution regarding these issues?
Do you think Social Media impacts the development of such issues? If so, how? If not, why do you think it does not have impact?

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