Nic Marks, a statistician from the UK, presented a TED talk in July on what he’s coined The Happy Planet Index. The index rates countries based on the happiness of their inhabitants in relation to their consumption of the earth’s resources. Not surprising, Costa Rica is the happiest nation on the planet on this index, producing 99% of its electricity with sustainable resources and home to citizens who live longer lives than North Americans.
Here’s the video. For The Happy Planet Index chart showing where Costa Rica sits in comparison to other countries, fast forward to minute seven.
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