The desire for wealth called the main threat to humanity

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The desire for wealth and the concomitant excessive consumption called the main threat to the development of mankind, according to scientists from Australia, Switzerland and the UK. Article about it was published in the journal Nature Communications.

According to the UN, about half the world’s GDP associated with the resources that mankind receives from the environment. The welfare contributes to the increase in emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere. This process precedes the emergence of new technologies aimed at protecting the environment. Experts call excessive consumption is dangerous for the planet and note that it is necessary to reduce inequality and to “challenge the notion that wealth and those who possess it, is an obvious benefit”.

In June it became known that the total world’s wealth is reduced by $ 16 trillion in 2020 due to the effects of the pandemic coronavirus. The financial crisis in 2008 reduced global capital 10.2 trillion dollars.

According to the research company Wealth-X, the number of the rich worldwide have increased by 50 percent from 2010 to 2020. Under the control of people with the condition more than a million dollars is almost a third of global wealth — 104 trillion dollars.

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