Environmental Decay Threatens Progress In Poorest Countries, Says UN Report

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION DEVELOPING WORLD
A report released Wednesday by the UN’s Development Program warns that unless there’s a serious global change of direction, living standards will plunge in the poorest countries by 2050, reversing decades of gradual gains. | AFP/Getty Images

As the gap between rich and poor grows, along with reports of environmental disaster, many of the world’s people worry that their children’s lives will be worse than their own. A report released Wednesday by the UN’s Development Program warns that unless there’s a serious global change of direction, living standards will plunge in the poorest countries by 2050, reversing decades of gradual gains.

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