Economic Inequality Predicts Biodiversity Loss

  title={Economic Inequality Predicts Biodiversity Loss},
  author={Gregory M. Mikkelson and Andrew Gonzalez and Garry D. Peterson},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={494 - 499}
Human activity is causing high rates of biodiversity loss. Yet, surprisingly little is known about the extent to which socioeconomic factors exacerbate or ameliorate our impacts on biological diversity. One such factor, economic inequality, has been shown to affect public health, and has been linked to environmental problems in general. We tested how strongly economic inequality is related to biodiversity loss in particular. We found that among countries, and among US states, the number of… CONTINUE READING
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