MAPS IN THE NEWS:
A cartogram is a map weighted for a particular variable, in this case population. The colors, though, represent the findings of the Happy Planet Index, which seeks to measure life expectancy, life satisfaction, inequality of outcomes, and ecological footprint. By this metric, Costa Rica comes out on top (and Chad on the bottom). The U.S. is 108th out of 140. geographical.co.uk/places/mapping/item/2057-un-happy-planet
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