Norwegians are smart. They live in a super-wealthy kingdom. It’s sparsely populated (fewer than five million people). Their country has one of the highest standards of living on earth. They have universal health care, free higher education, and social security. It’s clean. They have fjords. (Only problem I see is that sometimes it stays dark all day.)
Another thing Norway has on everybody else, particularly the U.S.? They’ve been using environtmentally-conscious “green” roofs for a really long time. Damn, those Scandinavians are good.
Check out this cool-as-a-cucumber gallery of Norwegian green roofs:
via Boing Boing