Trashing the Environment is a Rich Peoples' Game by George MonbiotQuicklink submitted by Josh Mitteldorf Permalink
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|Those who defend economic growth often argue that only rich countries can afford to protect the environment. Statistics tell a different story. As countries get richer, they exploit resources more recklessly. The US leads the world in wealth and in deforestation. Our record in preserving the natural environment is appalling, compared to countries that have much less wealth.|
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