The Happy Planet Index

Submitted by: bionicRod 10 years ago Science
http://www.happyplanetindex.org/

Measures quality of life against environmental impact. Where does your country stand?
There are 43 comments:
Male 101
bull
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Female 74
wow, i was really really low on everything...my life sucks X-(
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Female 1,984
My country is Switzerland.

HPI: 48.3
Life expectancy: 80.5

O.o

I can`t tell if that`s bad or good - I hope it`s good.

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Female 578
apparently I`m unhappy... and yet I`m I`m not
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Female 64
apparently i`m going to live until i`m 93.9 years old....yay...
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Female 215
My life expectancy was 86.8. Woot! But everything else was lower than average.
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Male 4
Let me update what I just said. Should be:
Life satisfaction x Life expectancy x Population / Ecological Footprint
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Male 4
It`s almost BS. According to the site, it roughly estimates the index based on the average HPI and the ecological footprint. What it forgets to consider is that the AVG HPI is MEANINGLESS. If I, a single person, lives in my own country, and is the happiest person in the world, my country will probably be ranked #1. Pfff.

It should be more like "Total HPI / Ecological Footprint"

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Male 979
I dont see vatican city on there


THE POPE IS NOT PLEASED

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Female 131
The US apparently sucks.
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Female 1,033
gay
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Male 66
i always find comfort in lieing about the quality of my life in online questionaires... im so happy...
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Male 672
I forgot what my score was, but it was similar to that of zimbabwe. Maybe I should move to zimbabwe
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Male 48
It said I should be living in Turkmenistan...

YAY TURKMENISTAN!

Wait, where`s Turkmenistan?

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Male 18
what was that ?
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Male 495
Wow, that`s really stupid.
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Female 1,697
My cauntry it`s quite ok (Argentina), and Switzerland it`s the best one
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Male 2,057
wow now i think thats depressing
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Female 576
hmmm..i dont get it
lol
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Male 154
i took the test and apparantly live my life better then the average (great now i feel like a dick) it`s kinda funny actually. however i am SUPER happy to find out that i was as much as i should.
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Female 208
Wow, just taking that quiz made me feel depressed. Well, I think I`ll go burn some tires and consume raw meat.
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Male 10,440
I will live for 82.8 years, good, that puts my expected date of death in the year 2072.
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Female 141
my HPI was 75.1
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Male 10,440
wth, you are wasting your time ^
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Male 213
j/k

Burn kitties

^________________^

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Male 213
I love how my icon is so happy ^_^
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Male 64
neh, who decided what`s happy? i hate environmentalists who establish from their rear end what is best for the rest of us.
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Male 87
stupid enviromentalists. that meat question got me it was like you eat no meat then yay to you and if u eat some meat then u will DIE. that impression i got. and surely these people arent helping anything by using energy produced by pollution causing methods, to set up a questoinaire. + when i get unable to do owt cos im taht old im gonna start chainsmokin to shave off the crappy years wooooo, i dont wanna be poo`in maself much
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Female 1,382
New high score! 155.2. Beat that!
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Male 1,343
^^ haha true dat.
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Female 1,382
Woah. 78.7! WOOO! I GEDDA LIVE TI BE A WRINKLY OL` FART!
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Female 226
Mine was 3.9 and, apparently I only get to live to be 62.
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Male 29
Wow the average happiness here is 47.5, and mine is 14.3. Yipee for my crappy life. Hip Hip Hooray!
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Male 1,343
HPI=39
Life Expectancy=82.5

below average for HPI, above average for life expectancy.

it told me i should move to israel because people there have similar HPI`s.

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Female 20
18.5, same as in Swaziland. Bet not many others can say that one. :) And I`m expected to live to a whopping 72 years old. Yaaaaaay.
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Male 1,343
whoops...

didnt see that there was a list...

i just went to the map.

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Male 1,343
i cant find the highest ranking country...

but columbia is second in the world.

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Female 430
mine is 39.6
I thought it was really cool. Overall I am happy with my life but i leave a footprint 5 times as big as i should.
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Male 1,866
ok, i found it, but i don`t know what the hell EF FEF GCS and all those stupid abbreviations mean.
the stupid skip to a country doesn`t work for me.... ANNNNNND the countires list isn`t alphebatized, have fun finding YOUR country.
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Male 1,866
damn environmentalists...
with their stupid "theories"
yeh i can`t find it either aquasixio..
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Female 1,397
I am confused...someone look at the link and give me a summary.
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Female 694
It says the unhappy planet index... this is interesting o_O
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Male 1,014
Link: The Happy Planet Index [Rate Link] - Measures quality of life against environmental impact. Where does your country stand?
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