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    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:

    1. Iceland
    2. Norway
    3. Australia
    4. Canada
    5. Ireland



    The United States fell to 12th on the list. UK is 16th.

    UN rates best and worst countries to live in - Travel - LATimes.com

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    Ha, I'm Canadian with a Norwegian backgroud...aces all round!
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    gah, 4th? thanks stephen harper.
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    It could be worse, you could be 16th

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    I'll agree with Iceland but Norway? Have you ever been there? ZZZZZZZZ....
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    I refuse to consider that anyplace that gets as cold as these could be a good place for me to live. Brrrrrrrrrr (Australia excluded, of course).

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    ^ Hahahaha! I'll bet crime is lower in the cold-ass places. Think about it...who wants to steal a car in 20 below weather? There's no guarantee the car will even start once you've hot wired it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie Normos View Post
    ^ Hahahaha! I'll bet crime is lower in the cold-ass places. Think about it...who wants to steal a car in 20 below weather? There's no guarantee the car will even start once you've hot wired it!

    Good point! Actually, I remember hearing that in a crim class, more crime in warmer climates.

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    Woot! 3rd
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    boooyah!!! 3rd whoot whoot does the kangaroo bop!!!
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    Cold places are great to live in. I'll put forth Sweden as a great place to live, despite the cold.
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    lol I love that in the Canada picture the most prominent part of it is focusing on Detroit. Boo fourth I have a feeling Canada is going to continue to slide with the politicians that we have, Harper-blah, Dion-um no, Layton- f no.

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    i'd love to live in the UK. who wants to take me in. unfortunately i will not fly American Airlines. we could do an exchange program. hub could cook and clean for you here, and i could live there and do nothing.
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    After Harper we'll be number 2 again...

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    we are 12th?

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