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    Default US ranks lower than 38 other countries in children's wellbeing, new report says

    Jacqueline Howard
    February 18, 2020

    The United States ranks lower than 38 other countries on measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and every country in the world has levels of excess carbon emissions that will prevent younger generations from a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report.
    The report, published in the medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday, ranked 180 countries based on a "child flourishing index" and the United States came in at No. 39.
    Countries also were ranked by levels of excess carbon emissions -- specifically researchers took a close look at estimated levels for 2030. Based on that data, the United States ranked No. 173 for sustainability, according to the report.

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    Default Re: US ranks lower than 38 other countries in children's wellbeing, new report says

    Thanks for posting this really "dense" read. Based on the Commission's "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), I don't know if the U.S. ranking of #39 is the right place. However, it seems that excess carbon emissions was one of the primary considerations in ranking the U.S. and other "wealthy" nations. Personally, I think living in a constant war zone, perpetual famine, lack of a bonafide education system, and clean air and potable water are far worse on the health and well being of children than carbon emissions....at least over the 10 year period used to apply the SDGs.

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