Guess which are greenest.
A. United States, United Kingdom, Turkey
B. Paraguay, Iceland, Mozambique
C. Zambia, Nepal, Albania
Find your answers in the interactive graphic and the list below at
looks like we aren't doing so good there
Well, I was TOTALLY wrong. My uneducated educated guess was that the US was going to be pretty green in comparison to other countries. My logic: although I know the US uses the bulk of all the energy produced on this planet, I was thinking that, as a first-world country, the US has more advanced pollution-control technology in place and stricter regulations, making us greener.
How wrong I was! You learn something new every day.
In a related topic, it pisses me off how far behind we are in renewable energy and conservation. I was a young and impressionable kid when the big "Ecology" movement was taking place in the early 1970's. If we as a country had taken serious governmental action back then, we could have been forty years ahead of where we are know.
Remember these? They had a HUGE impact on me as a kid.
Yes, the ecology movement influenced me too.