More Environment Data

I met a prospective grad student who worked at the Environmental Footprint Network.  Turns out they have some new kinds of environment data… scoring countries based on consumption relative to biocapacity:

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/ecological_debtors_and_creditors/

There are a few surprises… for instance, North Africa looks worse than I would’ve expected.  I guess they don’t have a lot of biocapacity.  I’m not sure country is the best unit of analysis for this type of measure — at least for my purposes.  For instance, Alaska’s score would change a lot if it were part of Canada, rather than part of the US.  But, it is still interesting.

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