Sunday, August 1, 2010
"The world’s 10 worst environmental performers according to the proportional environmental impact index (relative to resource availability) are: Singapore, Korea, Qatar, Kuwait, Japan, Thailand, Bahrain, Malaysia, Philippines and Netherlands.
In absolute global terms, the 10 countries with the worst environmental impact are (in order, worst first): Brazil, United States, China, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, India, Russia, Australia and Peru.
The seven indicators used were natural forest loss, habitat conversion, fisheries and other marine captures, fertilizer use, water pollution, carbon emissions from land use and species threat.
'The environmental crises currently gripping the planet are the corollary of excessive human consumption of natural resources'”