Costa Ricans . . . Happiest People!

Costa Ricans . . . Happiest People!

Today www.happyplanetindex.org announced that according to their research Costa Ricans seem to be the happiest people. Nicaragua is ranked 11th place. Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Hondurans seem also happier then Nicaraguans. Read the whole report

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The report isn't accurate, because is measurement in a sort of rules , that sometimes is not sense.

Nicaragua been the 11th place , is ridiculous, in the opposite they put USA in 100th some place, Jamaica is Third place...well, to me this is other job of ambientalist soldiers, because is true , in Jamaica every body can be happy only with nature.....weeb!!!!!

Don't forget in Nicaragua you can be happy too, if you earn at least $300 to buy the basic basket of food, or be a fanatic danielista that no matter your the poorest guy, but you are a people president!!!

From the HPI-report

From the HPI-report:

Costa Rica, a haven of democracy and peace in turbulent Central America, has taken very deliberate steps to reduce its environmental impact. Unique in the world for having combined its ministries of energy and the environment back in the 1970s, a staggering 99 per cent of its energy comes from renewable sources. In 1997, a carbon tax was introduced on emissions – with the funds gained being used to pay indigenous communities to protect their surrounding forests. Deforestation has been reversed, and forests cover twice as much land as 20 years ago. In 2007, the Costa Rican Government declared that it intended to become carbon neutral by 2021. As a result of these huge steps, Costa Rica has risen up the ranks of Yale University’s Environmental Performance Indicator, from 15th in the world in 2006 to 5th in 2008, the highest position outside Europe. Professor Mariano Rojas, a Costa Rican economist at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Mexico, is unsurprised by his country’s performance and adds a few further explanations:

  • The abolition of the country’s army in 1949, freeing up government money to spend on social programmes.
  • Solid social networks of friends, families and neighbourhoods, allowed by a sensible work-life balance.
  • Rich natural capital.
  • Equal treatment of women.
  • Strong political participation