The Affero Blog
You may be surprised by these findings from The Happy Planet Index 2.o, I know I certainly was!
Click the map below to see how your country compares with others.
The countries I thought would have the highest HPI, were actually among the lowest.
“It is interesting to note that many of the countries that do well are composed of small islands (including the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba and the Philippines). Half of the ten small island nations included in the latest global HPI are in the top 20 per cent of the HPI rankings. Only one of the remaining five is not in the top-half of the rankings.”
As we digest this, a few questions come to mind. 1) What does this mean for us? 2) What can we learn? Share your thoughts.
Probably for most of us, this day skipped right by us. July 11 is the official World Population day – which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
In the last 200 years the world population has exploded causing panic for some and joy for others. Take a visit at the official WORLD POPULATION CLOCK and you’ll notice that we are now pushing the 7 BILLION mark. Just to put this rapid growth into perspective, in 1987 the world population was 5 BILLION. In just over 20 years we’ve populated like rabbits! In the 1800′s the would population was under 1 BILLION.
The most populous country? CHINA with 1,338,610,000 people
The Least? Pitcairn Islands. Only 67 people inhabit those islands
Here is a link to some interesting information from the UN on the facts and statistics of population growth around the world. www.unfpa.org/public/world-population-day