Thursday, June 21, 2012
What is wealth on a happy planet?
From New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21428694.800-us-fails-on-happy-planet-index.html :
"IT'S easy not to trash the planet - if you're dirt poor and die young. But is it possible for all of us to live long and satisfying lives without costing the Earth? That's the question behind a measure of national well-being called the Happy Planet Index (HPI). Its latest update, released this week ahead of the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development, names Costa Rica as the world's most "developed" nation and puts the US on the sick list.