Monday, January 24, 2005

ESI Rankings

The United States ranks 45th in the world in the latest Environmental Sustainability Index. The report, produced by scholars at Yale and Columbia for the World Economic Forum, uses 75 measures of environmental sustainability, including water quality and the emission of greenhouse gases, in order to rank 146 of the world's states.

The top ten this year are:

  1. Finland
  2. Norway
  3. Uruguay
  4. Sweden
  5. Iceland
  6. Canada
  7. Switzerland
  8. Guyana
  9. Austria
  10. Argentina

Dead last this year among the 146 states surveyed? North Korea.