Why Global Warming Spells Rising Global Tensions

Can world economic growth actually reduce the threat of global warming caused by the emission of greenhouse gases? This tantalizing possibility is at least suggested by recent econometric studies that found that several of the most noxious forms of air pollution tend to decline as nations move up the ladder of industrial development. The reason: Although such pollution rises sharply in the initial stages of industrialization, growing incomes eventually raise the demand for health and environmental quality and provide the wherewithal to achieve them.

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