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Man Bites Dog, Part 3

(See parts 1 and 2, here.)

Because of increased oil and mineral production in the Congo, there is less rainforest being destroyed.

Yet, somehow I doubt we’ll see people protesting for more oil production to save the rainforest.

Already someone has figured out a way to explain that, still, all this could be bad for the environment:

But on the other side, the big increase in human population and the rise in living standards globally means we may need more agricultural commodities…

In other words, it would be better for the environment for the world to have lower living standards! Because we all know that the poorest countries do a great job of protecting the environment, right?

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