The Cost of Economic Growth
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March 7, 2017
Despite the number of efforts dedicated to stopping Global Warming, the threat is still at large. With millions of trees still being cut, thousands of factories releasing harmful pollutants into the air, and mountains still being flattened out to give way for new residential complexes, the presence of this age-old phenomena is simply, unsurprising. Nonetheless, it is undeniable that almost every country these days have undergone (or undergoing) an impressive amount of economic growth. With dozens of towns being urbanized, farms being transformed into subdivisions, and barren lands being converted into factories every single day, the effect of these changes in every country`s economic growth is unparalleled (OpenStax, n.d.). However, this poses the question: “does economic growth necessarily entail environmental destruction, and thus, Global warming?” The author of this article believes that this is not necessarily the case. In his opinion, Global Warming happens due to the reliance of countries and corporations for economic growth brought about by traditional means and processes.
In the succeeding chapters, the effect of economic growth on Global Warming would be discussed in more d