Climate change takes from the poor, gives to the rich, study finds


mentalfloss
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Climate change takes from the poor, gives to the rich, study finds

Fish and other important resources are moving toward the Earth's poles as the climate warms, and wealth is moving with them, according to a new paper by scientists at Rutgers, Princeton, Yale, and Arizona State universities.

Climate change is forcing some species of migrating fish to shift their range toward the poles, which means big changes for people whose livelihoods depend on those fish.

"What we find is that natural resources like fish are being pushed around by climate change, and that changes who gets access to them," said Malin Pinsky, professor of ecology & evolution in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The stronger and more conservation-oriented the natural resource management in a community, the higher the value that community places on its natural resources, whether those resources are increasing or diminishing, Pinsky reports. If wealthier communities and countries are more likely to have strong resource management, then these wealthy groups are more likely to benefit, thus exacerbating inequality.

Pinsky and his co-authors have published their findings in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Pinsky his co-authors report that "inclusive wealth" - not just fish, but plants and trees and other species important to human beings - is shifting out of the temperate zones and toward the poles as global temperatures rise. Inclusive wealth is the sum of a community's capital assets, including natural assets like fish or trees, but also human health and education, as well as built assets like roads, buildings and factories. Because climate changes unevenly from place to place, natural assets migrate - or reproduce - unevenly.

Their paper uses data Pinsky developed in his studies of fish migration and a mathematical formula developed by Yale University economist Eli Fenichel to illustrate the relationship between the movement of resources and the movement of wealth.

Climate change takes from the poor, gives to the rich, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News
 
Dixie Cup
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Duh! No really??? Huh - who would have thought!!
 
taxslave
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The poor being people that work for a living and the rich being the globull warming truthers like Suzuki and Gore.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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The poor being people that work for a living and the rich being the globull warming truthers like Suzuki and Gore.

Don't confuse him.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

The poor being people that work for a living and the rich being the globull warming truthers like Suzuki and Gore.

Are you poor?
 
Blackleaf
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I'll tell you what's making people poorer - the plethora of expensive green taxes festooned upon them by the enviroMentals, making our energy bills skyrocket.
 
petros
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Climate change is forcing some species of migrating fish to shift their range toward the poles, which means big changes for people whose livelihoods depend on those fish.

10,000,000 salmon swam past their spawning river not because of climate change or pollution. They are hatched with a geomagnetic imprint but with magnetic north getting ever northern by 180 miles in the % year lives they get lost.
 
Ludlow
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I'll tell you what's making people poorer - the plethora of expensive green taxes festooned upon them by the enviroMentals, making our energy bills skyrocket.

Poverty level is rising because there's too many damn people screwing and producing more people.
 
mentalfloss
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I'll tell you what's making people poorer - the plethora of expensive green taxes festooned upon them by the enviroMentals, making our energy bills skyrocket.

Taxes are a very benign component of the economy.

Our taxes could double and we would still be able to afford life.
 
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Taxes are a very benign component of the economy.

Our taxes could double and we would still be able to afford life.




I'm glad you think so....but what kind of life is the question.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Are you poor?

Apparently. I am 60 and still working 60+ hrs a week to support a spendthrift government.

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Taxes are a very benign component of the economy.

Our taxes could double and we would still be able to afford life.

Easy to say when you are on the receiving end of government handouts. Not when you are a producer. We already give 50%+ of our pay to various levels of government.
 
Angstrom
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Taxes are a very benign component of the economy.

Our taxes could double and we would still be able to afford life.

I see people who don't even bother to try anymore. And consum crack.

Our cities are over run by them.