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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Let's Call It "Even" and Then Put the Polluters in Jail

[Democracy Now!]
According to researchers at the University of California–Berkeley, the environmental damage wreaked on poorer countries amounts to more than the entire third world debt of $1.8 trillion dollars. The study used data from the World Bank and UN to estimate the unpaid costs of greenhouse gas emissions, ozone layer depletion, agriculture, deforestation, overfishing and shrimp farming.

1 comment:

Jonathan Pfeiffer said...

You might get a kick out of seeing how I framed this in Science Progress yesterday. Reading Amor Mundi has obviously had tangible benefits for my intellectual health (and my career).

Looking forward to another year reading my favorite blog!