February 11, 2013

How Income Inequality Accelerates Climate Change

Mijin Cha, Demos


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Here’s another reason why income inequality is so destructive—it’s ruining our planet and increasing the severity of climate change. A new paper from the Center on Economic and Policy Research looks at a novel way to slow climate change: reduce the hours that we work. For reasons that are not entirely understood, shorter work hours are linked with lower greenhouse gas emissions. . .

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TAGGED: Economy, Global Warming, Climate Change, Income Inequality, Demos

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