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Is inequality bad for the environment?

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California’s Central Valley: a new report predicts the US will see its levels of economic inequality increase due to climate change. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

From buying stuff to eating meat to wasting water, there is growing evidence that countries with a bigger gap between rich and poor do more harm to the planet and its climate, writes Danny Dorling

July 4, 2017 — That equality matters in terms of health and happiness has been clear for some years. But it is also better for the environment. The evidence (which is still emerging) suggests the Continue reading Is inequality bad for the environment?