Monday, January 28, 2013

Greece Shows Us How Poverty Degrades the Environment

 Iain Murray Vice President for Strategy, Competitive Enterprise Institute, 01/23/2013
Environmentalists' hearts surely rose when they read recently Greek air pollution levels had decreased by 40 percent from 2008 levels thanks to the ongoing recession there. Fewer people were using their cars or trucks, and, as a result, levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides in the air had plummeted.

But those gains have been reduced and then some. In fact, Greece recently has seen a massive increase in smog, which reminds us it is poverty that truly drives environmental damage.  To Read More……

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