Navigation Links
Rich nations' environmental footprints tread heavily on poor countries
Date:1/21/2008

climate change and ozone depletion, overfishing and conversion of mangrove swamps to shrimp farming are areas in which rich nations burden poor countries.

"Seafood derived from depleted fish stocks in low-income country waters ultimately ends up on the plates of consumers in middle-income and rich countries," Srinivasan said. "The situation is similar for farmed shrimp. For such a small, rare habitat, mangroves, when cut down, exact a surprisingly large cost borne primarily by the poor- and middle-income countries."

The primary cost is loss of storm protection, which some say was a major factor in the huge loss of life from 2005's tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Deforestation, on the other hand, can exacerbate flooding and soil erosion, affect the water cycle and offshore fisheries and lead to the loss of recreation and of non-timber products such as latex and food sources. Agricultural intensification can lead to drinking water contamination by pesticides and fertilizers, pollution of streams, salinization of croplands and biodiversity loss, among other impacts.

When all these impacts are added up, the portion of the footprint of high-income nations that is falling on the low-income countries is greater than the financial debt recognized for low income countries, which has a net present value of 1.8 trillion in 2005 international dollars, Srinivasan said. (International dollars are U.S. dollars adjusted to account for the different purchasing power of different currencies.) "The ecological debt could more than offset the financial debt of low-income nations," she said.

Interestingly, middle-income nations may have an impact on poor nations that is equivalent to the impact of rich nations, the study shows. While poor nations impact other income tiers also, their effect on rich nations is less than a third of the impact that the rich have on the poor.

Norgaard admits that "there will be a lot of controversy about whe
'/>"/>

Contact: Robert Sanders
rsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations
2. Flu Vaccinations Begin on September 29 Maxim Health Systems to Provide 24,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide
3. Whole Foods Market(R) Donates $25,000, for Midwest Farmers - Hoping to Match an Additional $10,000, via Customer Donations
4. New Report Says a Pandemic is Overdue, But Companies and Nations are ill Prepared to Cope With the Impact
5. Women Deliver Conference to Feature United Nations Leaders
6. New transfusion rules restrict donations from previously pregnant women
7. PA Governor Rendell Announces Latest Nominations and Appointments
8. Wide income gap linked to deaths in both rich and poor nations
9. Shareholder Proposals and Director Nominations Due November 5, 2007
10. United Animal Nations Offers Financial Assistance Grants of up to $500 to Help Southern California Fire Victims Obtain Vet Care, Temporary Boarding for Pets
11. First United Nations World Diabetes Day Unites Global Diabetes Community to Fight the Epidemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rich nations' environmental footprints tread heavily on poor countries
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... , ... The USC Eye Institute is proud to announce that the ... residents and staff are honored to have contributed to the success of our program. ... program. Our faculty places a high priority on our educational programs in training the ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... ... Having access to a doctor can sometimes be a challenge for a variety of ... which affects hospitals’ abilities to provide quality service to those with serious needs, increases ... problem has recently presented itself, the new telemedicine platform and app, DocChat . ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... , ... September 04, 2015 , ... Lalonde Gordon ran ... and followed up with victory in the men’s 400 meters final, with an impressive ... and Field Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica in August 2015. The 44.64 time ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... 04, 2015 , ... Compliance officers deal with many high-risk ... physician self-referral law. “Stark Law DOs and DON’Ts: Best Practices for Your ... (AIS), will detail which deals are attracting the most government scrutiny and what ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... FiltersFast.com, the online retail leader ... be passed up. FiltersFast.com, will ship all orders over $50.00 for free. ... replacements. Take advantage of this promotion now through September 8, 2015. , Filtersfast.com ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:USC Ophthalmology Residency Program Ranked in Top 10 by Doximity 2Health News:USC Ophthalmology Residency Program Ranked in Top 10 by Doximity 3Health News:Telemedicine Platform DocChat Announces Launch Offering a Way for Patients to Consult Doctors and Receive Prescriptions 24/7 2Health News:Telemedicine Platform DocChat Announces Launch Offering a Way for Patients to Consult Doctors and Receive Prescriptions 24/7 3Health News:Lalonde Gordon’s Recipe Brings Home the Gold 2Health News:Lalonde Gordon’s Recipe Brings Home the Gold 3Health News:Sept. 17 Webinar to Offer Best Practices for Physician Contracts 2Health News:FiltersFast.com Wows with a Long Labor Day Weekend Shipping Offer 2
... may help some cancer patients who have severe dry ... mainly patients with head and neck cancers treated with ... finger recuperated dry mouth in most of the patients. ... 2,000 years ago, acupuncture involves placing fine needles in ...
... showing great covenant in dental restorative work, say ... Technology at Ohio.//This ACP has new physical-chemical properties,” ... “It’s more soluble than other calcium phosphates and ... dental mineral hydroxyapatite, which is the main inorganic ...
... Changes in the human diet mean people today are more ... have said.Researchers at the University of Newcastle believe that changes ... it off its anti-cancer agents. ,The researchers are ... effective in fighting stomach cancer. They are carrying out two ...
... and palate are associated with permutation in brain structure ... study recently conducted by researchers at the University of ... facial clefts and 54 male control subjects, the researchers ... tissue composition. They found that the volume of the ...
... emitted by power plants and vehicles raises the risk ... dying from lung cancer or heart disease//, and the ... contend that simply living in a major urban area ... way into your lungs when you breathe, increasing your ...
... and Drug Administration has avowed Biolase Technology of San Clemente, ... root canal procedures on hard and soft tissue.//,The approval is ... and covers all enamel, dentin and pulpal removal as well ... a direct laser, the but alternatively furnishes optical energy ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth 2
(Date:9/4/2015)... Texas , Sept. 4, 2015  Luminex Corporation ... present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference to ... Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City ... at 11:40 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 18, ... accessed at Luminex Corporation,s website at http://www.luminexcorp.com . ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... 4, 2015 According to a ... Plateletpheresis, Erythrocytapheresis, Leukapheresis, and Photopheresis) by Procedure (Therapeutic Apheresis, ... - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 11.2% ... Browse 139 Tables and 45 F ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, ... upcoming Rodman & Renshaw 17 th Annual Global ... New York City .  Dr. Michael ... overview on September 9, 2015. Presentation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation To Present At The Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 2Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 3Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 4Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 5Oramed to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 2Oramed to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 3
... 2011 Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ... EST on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Millennium Hotel, ... Executive Officer, Patrick G. LePore, and other members of the ... growth strategy, current products and pipelines, and business outlook to ...
... Calif., Dec. 5, 2011  Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc., ... disaster management, and First Response industries, today announced ... the mHealth Summit, and the publication of a ... connect ambulances with hospitals via telemedicine. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Beyond Lucid Technologies Advances Telemedicine for EMS Providers 2Beyond Lucid Technologies Advances Telemedicine for EMS Providers 3
... Silver-T is a refinement of The UNFOLDER Silver ... proven ease of implantation, The UNFOLDER Silver-T requires ... faster than The UNFOLDER Silver Series. The IOL ... yet The UNFOLDER Silver-T provides the surgeon with ...
... The Laserex Ultra Q is a ... that provides ophthalmologists with a precise, reliable ... pupillary membranectomy. The system can be ... or opacification of the capsule (posterior capsulotomy), ...
Protects the eye during or after surgery or trauma. Clear window dressing. Protects the eye allowing the patient to see....
... Product designed specifically for posteror segment surgical ... viscoelastic fluid. A high pressure luer lock ... is 8in (20cm) long. ID - .02in ... of with standing injections of viscoelastic fluids. ...
Medicine Products: