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S’pore drops 92 places

In Economy, Environment on 22/12/2020 at 6:37 am

In the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Index (HDI), S’pore is ranked 11. Something the local MSM and millionaire ministers crow about, while TOC, TRE and their ilk on social media pretend the HDI doesn’t exist or call it “fake news”.

But a new report presents an adjustment to the HDI for planetary pressures.

The adjustment corresponds to multiplying the HDI by an adjustment factor, creating the PHDI where P stands for “Planet”.

“If a country puts no pressure on the planet, its PHDI and HDI would be equal, but the PHDI falls below the HDI as pressure rises. The adjustment factor is calculated as the arithmetic mean of indices measuring carbon dioxide emissions per capita, which speaks to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and material footprint per capita, which relates to closing material cycles.”

Go to http://report.hdr.undp.org/part-3.html for charts and an animation to explain this verbal garbage

Whatever, we drop 92 places. Many developed countries also like liddat but we fall the mostest. Go to page 255 of http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdr2020.pdf for table.

  1. not soooo surprising when we packed so much GDP (and population) into a small space.

    • It’s the use of energy for air-conditioning. I started practical legal training in late 77. My pupil master told me that in the 60s, each big law firm had a sleeping room for the male lawyers (not many wimmin then) to snooze after lunch. Before air con came in.

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