Discuss the impact on the environment of policymakers using our current measures of GDP.

 

It has been suggested that GDP is a poor measure for economic growth because pollution abatement would be included as valuable production, but the depletion and degradation of our natural resources is often excluded from the calculations. Discuss the impact on the environment of policymakers using our current measures of GDP. Suggest changes to such measurements that would provide better outcomes (and explain what you mean by a better outcome).