In what ways do economic inequalities influence social and environmental issues?

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  • In what ways do economic inequalities influence social and environmental issues?
    • Social issues of economic inequalities
      • Poverty
      • Informal housing and economy
      • Poor quality of life
      • High deprivation
      • Unemployment
      • High population density
      • High crime rates
      • Poor healthcare
      • High fertility rates
      • Poor services
    • Environmental issues of economic inequalities
      • Pollution
      • Erosion of green spaces
      • Mismanagement of land
      • Derelict buildings
      • Loss of biodiversity due to resource misuse
      • Over exploitation of resources
      • Deforestation
    • China
      • Annual economic growth of 5-10%
      • Linfen
        • One of the most polluted cities on earth
        • Breathing the air for one day is the same as smoking 3 packs of cigarettes
        • Produces huge amounts of coal for Shanxi region
      • Social issues from growth
        • Nearly 1/4 people lack access to safe drinking water
        • Wealthiest 10% earn 65x poorest 10%
        • 1.2m premature deaths in China due to pollution
        • Gini coefficient of 0.61 in 2010
        • Labour is cheap and living standards are poor
        • 100,000 die annually from water pollution
        • As many as 64m households demolished in Beijing
        • 80% of government officials corrupt
      • Environmental issues from growth
        • Pm2.5 levels 40 times WHO max in some Northern areas
        • Air pollution set to become 70 times worse
        • 70% of lakes and rivers polluted, with 40% seriously polluted
        • 70% of farmland contaminated with toxic chemicals
    • Uk
      • Riches 20% have 60% of wealth
      • Richest 1% have as much as 60%
      • Richest 20% have double everyone else put together, and 100 times poorest 20%
      • London vs rest
        • London generates 1/5 of Uk income
        • 12% pop rise in 10 years
        • £5bn cross rail development
        • £1.5bn new port
        • Deprivation in other cities
        • Lack of development in other cities
        • Unemployment in other cities

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