Alexander Hammond writes for Human Progress
Alex argues that although economic growth necessitates some environmental damage, once nations have achieved a certain level of prosperity, they cease to cause as much damage to the environment as they once did:
“The Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis posits that environmental damage increases in tandem with economic growth, but only until a certain level of income is reached. Once people are wealthy enough not to have to worry about day-to-day survival, environmental degradation stops, and ecosystems begin to recover.”
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