Richer nations increase species extinction risk in poorer ones. Spanning more than 5,000 species in 188 countries, the research finds consumption in Europe, North America, and East Asia (such as Japan and South Korea) primarily drives species extinction risk in other countries.

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These just look like maps for world systems theory.

ofarrell71

World Systems Theory 101

uberjam

Yes yes rich bad poor good

noyrb1

A reseach actually had to be made, to reach this conclusion?

mr_martin_1

What are we supposed to do, stop becoming richer? I’m pretty sure China is responsible for the vast majority of species dying for like the past 50 years especially once we understood the affects of our behavior and adapted. China pollutes more than all countries combined so the focus should be on them and their deforestation, habit for eating the flesh of rare animals due to insain ideas for Chinese “medicine”, and just being an authoritaran country.

Locutus_Picard