Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Davis quoted in article on poverty

Tue, 10/24/2017

AirUCI faculty Steven Davis was asked to comment on an article in Science describing the challenges of balancing poverty eradication with climate change mitigation, although he was not involved with the work.  The study implies that climate and human development goals are not necessarily inconsistent, but “It really kind of depends on what level of poverty we’re OK with,” he said.  The bottom line, he adds is that, “If we’re really trying to consider getting people not just out of extreme poverty, but into the middle class, then maybe we do have more of a challenge.”  Read the article