Several well developed charts and graphs presented throughout the chapter provides context of the impact of consumption-based impacts on the earth itself. The section titled provides context that income equals environmental harm. There are a number of ways to further understand the idea of income. It could be on an individual basis, but also by the GDP levels of nations. Overall, it is well established that the richest of the individuals and the richest of the nations have a disproportionately large impact on the environment. This group may emitted carbon dioxide at levels that are well beyond their poorer counterparts. However, I would further refine the section title to understand that income equals the capacity to do environmental harm. There are many examples of well-off individuals and nations doing their absolute best to implement systems that can make up for their less environmentally conscious counterparts. The poorer areas of the world often among the first nations to have seen real impacts of the global climate change, whether it be through smaller yields in crops, rising floodwaters and sea levels, or greater and more devastating weather systems. They often have not been the major contributors to this problem, and lack the resources to truly make an impact on the overall systemic problem.