Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Are you happy? Is the planet?


Here's something fun, a little enlightening, and a little disconcerting. Click here to calculate your personal "Happy Planet Index."

[This website] addresses the relative success or failure of countries in supporting good life for their citizens, whilst respecting the environmental resource limits upon which our lives depend.

The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an innovative new measure that shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered... [HPI] shows the relative efficiency with which nations convert the planet’s natural resources into long and happy lives for their citizens.

Take this United Kingdom-based survey and think about it. My personal result:

Your personal Happy Planet Index (HPI) is 47.1, which is similar to that of Iran or Ghana.

What's yours?

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