The German sociologist Ulrich Beck claimed in his most famous book Risikogesellschaft (1986), published in English as the Risk Society in 1992, that while material goods are distributed as a result of power and economy, pollution is democratic; it hits everyone equally. This is the starting point for four critical chapters written by French academics on how environmental damage affects people differently. With a past at the Center for Development and the Environment at UiO in the 90 century, where we discussed ecology, economics and philosophy with sizes like Arne Næs, Harold Wilhite and Nina Witoszek, this 30 year old starting point for a book on the environmental impact of various land, something banal. But it is possible the debate has only come further in Norway than in France.
Nothing new. In any case, the retired Sorbonne professor of philosophy Catherine Larrère has recently published a small (104-page) book, Les inégalités environnementales, "The environment as a factor of inequality", at the prestigious Presse Universitaires de France (PUF). Larrère, who himself contributed one of four chapters, has participated in the international environmental debate for a lifetime, and is clearly frustrated that the environment is not included as an obvious variable in economic and social social analyzes. Economists ignore the environment in their societal analyzes, she claims, while ecosophists ignore that the consequences are completely different for rich and poor of a degraded environment and different. . .