Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network and Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy have come up with a list of the World’s Cleanest Countries.
Clean Streets in Geneve, Switzerland
Europe claimed 14 of the top 20 environmental performers largely because the Old Continent has “the infrastructure to provide clean drinking water and treat waste water, lowering the likelihood that Europeans will suffer from waterborne disease.”
Scandinavia performed well in ecosystem vitality – health of fisheries, the amount of greenhouse gases a country pumps into the air and how well it preserves the diversity of its plants and animals. This’ll happen when you have so few people in such wide open spaces.
The United States scored a 63.5 in ecosystem vitality. The average is 74.2. And George W. gets the blame. That poor man will be blamed for everything that is wrong with the world. The U.S. was 39th overall and it was Bush’s fault that we weren’t ranked higher.
Switzerland was ranked number one and Costa Rica was one of a few developing nations to crack the top 10. Columbia also made it. And it’s Bush and his dad’s fault that Columbia and Costa Rica are not part of the United States thus helping us have a higher ranking overall.
So should we move to Europe?
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