Scientists’ Warning on Affluence
This alert form the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the environmental impact of the world’s affluent citizens. Here is a brief excerpt from the paper’s abstract: “For over half a century, worldwide growth in affluence has continuously increased resource use and pollutant emissions far more rapidly than these have been reduced through better technology. […]
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