Monthly Archives: March 2014
Country data: emitting carbon not essential for wealth, development & happiness
This chart shows average development (HDI), income (GNI), emissions (CO2 per capita), and happiness (Gallup data) within groups of countries identified using model-based cluster analysis (click here for a draft of the full paper). The least developed group on average generated just 5% of the carbon emissions … Continue reading
Top 10! Gee thanks :) but where are other governmental sustainability reports?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just published its 5th Assessment Report (AR5). We’re now a quarter-century (about 25 years) into regularly summing-up thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies. It’s striking that the language of the report is already partly in the … Continue reading
Being Happy … and Everything Else. Plus: Are You Happy?
There’s growing interest in happiness (or well-being/satisfaction) across academic disciplines. Want Happiness? Health, Age, Relationships & Work Matter. A great primer on the basics is this podcast interview with Carol Graham of Brookings. Among other fascinating realities, Carol and interviewer Fred Dews discuss the … Continue reading
Update: Summing-Up COP19, plus: what do Dartmouth MA and Warsaw PL have in common?
Wow, does time fly! Here’s an update on a few items from November 2013 to March 2014: (1) the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw (COP19) was quite an experience. I’ve posted a few pics below. Click here for the best summary that … Continue reading