SOCA02H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 22: Genetic Pollution, Ultraviolet, Risk Society
The application of scientific principles to the improvement of human life. normal accident. The very complexity of modern technologies ensures that they will inevitably fail, though in unpredictable ways. risk society. Russian economist nikolai knodratiev was the first social scientist to notice that technologies are invented in clusters technological determinism. The belief that technology is the major force shaping human society and history. Ever since the industrial revolution, humans have been burning increasing quantities of fossil fuels (coal, oil, gasoline, natural gas, etc. ) to drive their cars, furnaces, and factories. Burning these fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The accumulation of carbon dioxide allows more solar radiation to enter the atmosphere and less heat to escape. Industrial pollution industrial pollution is the emission of various impurities into the air, water, and soil through industrial processes. A form of precipitation whose acidity eats away at, and eventually destroys, forests and the ecosystems of lakes.