6 May 2010

Evaluating the Relative Environmental Impact of Countries

There's a fascinating new article on PLoS ONE (Open Access) on countries' environmental impactsboth in absolute terms and relative to availabvle resources.

Relative rank of countries by proportional and absolute environmental impact

There are some unexpected findings, for example Singapore, Korea, Japan, and the Netherlands feature on the list of countries with the highest proportional environmental impacts. Brazil, USA, China, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, India, Russia, Australia and Peru are the 10 countries with the highest absolute environmental impact.

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