Sunday, October 30, 2011

No smoke on the water

Eurostat gives statistics for the percentage of people in every EU country living with 'pollution, grime or other environmental problems', in 2009. The worst affected country is Malta, followed by Latvia and Romania. Most of the worst countries are in east Europe, and most of the best are in Scandinavia.

...Except Ireland, which comes last for pollution, with only 5.5% of the population affected, compared with 9% in Sweden, 11.9% in UK, 14.8% in Netherlands, 22.8% in Germany and 38.4% in Malta. It can be easy to take the little things for granted, things like these:

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