Health Risks – Climate Change or Poverty?

Philip Stevens provides a good summary of why poverty rather than climate change is the greatest health threat of the 21st Century.

History has proven that only relatively prosperous societies have ever been able to make meaningful and sustained improvements to their environmental impacts. While ideally we can address the challenges of both climate change and poverty, we cannot afford to consider “solutions” to any environmental problems that thwart economic progress and opportunities for people to lift themselves out of poverty.

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