Map of the Happy Planet
Published Friday, July 28, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
A coouple of days ago I posted an entry on the (Un)Happy Planet Map
, a world map that displays how happy the people / planet as measured by longevity, life expectancy and ecological footprint, with a heavy emphasis on the later. The University of Leicester
’s Adrian White
has produced what he calls “the first map to illustrate international differences in happiness.”
White looks only at people’s happiness, as based on studies conducted over a 3 year period that involved over 80,000. The resulting geographic / un-projected Flash map holds no real surprises: the rich western nations of the world seem to be the happiest, although the richest nation isn’t necessarily the happiest. The map is zoomable, pannable and downloadable in a variety of formats (the downloadable versions are projected).
Read The Globe and Mail story on the map