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Green Technology: Helpful Or Hurtful?

Nov 7, 2012

Will the latest hybrid car or light bulb really make a difference when it comes to climate change?

On Thursday's Up to Date, David Owen, author of The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse, argues that those technological innovations do make a difference-- a bad one.

We'll discuss how sustainable living choices might make a bigger impact than new scientific advances.

HEAR MORE: David Owen will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Room 401 of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Union, 5100 Cherry.  A book signing will follow the lecture. Admission is free, but UMKC requests reservations, which can be made online through UMKC's Central Ticket Office or by calling (816) 235-6222.

David Owen is a prolific author and journalist whose quirky views on golf, do-it-yourself home remodeling, fatherhood and American education have won him a large audience. He is a regular contributor to Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Golf Digest and Esquire. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. Owen has been named one of The Fifty Funniest American Writers and is the author of more than a dozen books. He lives in Washington, Conn., with his wife, writer Ann Hodgman. Their two grown children are also writers.