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Environmental sustainability or Economic Growth?

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Author: Sophia Xu

Editors: Galiba Anjum and Shannon Tan

Artist: Nicole Wang

There is a long debate between economic growth and environmental sustainability. When you walk along the street, you will see environmentalists presenting protests about prospering economic growth and ignorance about environmental pollution. On the other hand, there are famous economists — mostly on economic news — persuading their audience on how important economic growth is. I do not accept the point of view that ‘environment’ is the opposite of ‘economic’. We can have a thriving country with an unspo