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Insights Daily Debates, Day – 40: Is Poverty the Worst Polluter?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 40

18 September 2015


Today’s Topic

   Is Poverty the Worst Polluter?

The Guardian

Al Jazeera

Counter Currents

The New York Times

Some argue that poverty in the worst polluter. Some say, no, pollution is itself a form of poverty. Is poverty responsible for environmental pollution? Who is more responsible for pollution – rich or poor? Will eradicating poverty lead to less environmental pollution? Have we misunderstood Indira Gandhi’s quote -(“Are not poverty and need the greatest polluters?”)?