Template:Orphan Template:Refimprove The Netherlands fallacy refers to an error in assuming that the environmental impacts of the Netherlands and other rich nations are contained within their national borders.
Ecologists in recent years have begun to analyze the ecological sink capacities of poor nations. As polluting industries migrate from rich to poor nations, the environmental footprint of rich nations shrinks. The nature of the fallacy is to ignore the increasing environmental impact of developing nations and conclude that global environmental conditions are improving.
- Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich (1990) The Population ExplosionTemplate:Environment-stub