The study came from a Human Development report 2007/2008 that warned of climate change and the impact of global warming affecting human development. The doom and gloom report summary said quite plainly, “there is now overwhelming scientific evidence that the world is moving towards the point at which irreversible ecological catastrophe becomes unavoidable.” So, taking the hundreds of pages of analyzed statistics into consideration, where can we live (and live the longest at that)?
Unless you want to hunker down by the fire (or start a fire) with this dense report, just go to National Geographic’s photo feature. Ten of the pictures displayed the best places to live while they left the last two pictures to the lowest on the UN’s list. The worst place in the world to live? Sierra Leone.
Discovering the best places to live provides inspiration for travel so that we can get a glimpse of highly ranked quality of life. Here’s the top five:
The United States fell to 12th on the list. UK is 16th.
UN rates best and worst countries to live in - Travel - LATimes.com