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Poverty is usually bad for the environment

  1. When people can't affording plumbing their urine and feces end up in drinking water.
  2. When people are desperate, they don't care about the environment as much. 
  3. The most polluted places are in the poorest places, and so poverty is bad for the environment. 
  4. It takes money to invest in green energy. 
  5. Every country is beginning to recognize the value of a clean environment for tourism, quality of life, health of their population, and efficiency. While it is true more money results in more consumption, we are getting better at producing products and energy in an environmentally sustainable way. 
  6. Poor native Americans used to set fire to the prairie, running bison off cliffs, so they could eat a small portion of the meat. This is a good example of the bad affects of poverty on the environment. 
  7. Poor people cook their meat with fire. That is much worse for the environment than natural gas, or electricity.
  8. Poor people burn garbage to keep warm releasing toxic chemicals into the environment. 
  9. Nothing that happens to the environment matters, except to the extent that mankind is able to take ourselves and as much biodiversity off this planet with us, because the sun will burn out, and destroy all life on this planet. 
Conclusion: This argument can help us organize our thinking, but most of these assumptions must be tested by scientist, and economist. 



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  1. Wealth can lead to more children. More people are bad for the environment.
  2. Wealthy people export their pollution, and so just because poor places 
  3. It takes money to invest in weapons of war. War is bad for the environment. 
  4. It takes money to invest in products. The production of bigger houses, and more consumables such as TVs, computers, cars, electronics, beauty products, steaks, lobster all result in damage to the environment.  
  5. Japan is raping the ocean, and they are some of the richest people on the planet. 
Conclusion: This argument can help us organize our thinking, but most of these assumptions must be tested by scientist, and economist. 

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# of reasons to agree: 9
# of reasons to disagree: -5
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: 0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
Total Idea Score: 2

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The Idea Stock Exchange score for this idea is: +3-1=2

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