Credibility of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: Is Economic Growth the Solution to Fixing Environmental Problems?While industrial development is generally blamed as the cause of environmental deterioration, some feel as though economic growth is the most effective, and probably the only, way to achieve adequate environmental standards worldwide. There are many ways to illustrate the income-environment relationship, but probably the most prevalent is that of the Environmental Kuznets Curve. As a country grows richer and more developed, the amount of pollutants reduces.This e-book will examine how effectively the Environmental Kuznets Curve can trace the amount of pollution created in direct correlation with GDP. By studying this graph, countries may be inclined to ignore environmental factors and develop their economies as fast as possible. However, is this a reasonable means to an end?