Is environmental degradation a homogeneous process? Does the environment in Mali, for example, deteriorate in the same way and at the same pace as it does in Chicago? Will people in the United States suffer the consequences of environmental degradation in the same way the people in Cambodia will?
No – third-world countries are at the top of the list when it comes to the misery created by uncontrolled progress. The consequences of unscrupulous development, unchecked by pragmatic, forward-looking planning, are converting the poorest populations on the planet into unwilling guardians of the great global dumpster of planet earth.