Category: Our World in Data

1 2 10 / 16 POSTS
What is economic growth? And why is it so important?

What is economic growth? And why is it so important?

Michail Moatsos (2021) – Global extreme poverty: Present and past since 1820. Published in OECD (2021), How Was Life? Volume II: New Perspectives on W [...]
The Our World in Data COVID Vaccination dataset has been published in the academic journal, Nature

The Our World in Data COVID Vaccination dataset has been published in the academic journal, Nature

At Our World in Data we have been tracking the global rollout of COVID vaccinations since December 2020. It has become the go-to source for internatio [...]
We just published our new work on Coral Reefs

We just published our new work on Coral Reefs

Morrison, T. H., Hughes, T. P., Adger, W. N., Brown, K., Barnett, J., & Lemos, M. C. (2019). Save reefs to rescue all ecosystems. Nature.Burke, L. [...]
Where does the plastic in our oceans come from?

Where does the plastic in our oceans come from?

Li, W. C., Tse, H. F., & Fok, L. (2016). Plastic waste in the marine environment: A review of sources, occurrence and effects. Science of the Tota [...]
We just published our new collection of work on Biodiversity

We just published our new collection of work on Biodiversity

Reuse our work freelyAll visualizations, data, and code produced by Our World in Data are completely open access under the Creative Commons BY license [...]
Wild mammals have declined by 85% since the rise of humans, but there is a possible future where they flourish

Wild mammals have declined by 85% since the rise of humans, but there is a possible future where they flourish

To understand how the richness of the mammal kingdom has changed we need a metric that captures a range of different animals and is comparable over ti [...]
What are the carbon opportunity costs of our food?

What are the carbon opportunity costs of our food?

We get this figure from the change in actual versus potential carbon stocks from current agricultural land. This amounts to 387 gigatonnes of [...]
How much economic growth is necessary to reduce global poverty substantially?

How much economic growth is necessary to reduce global poverty substantially?

To calculate the minimum growth that is necessary one has to rely on a scenario that would allow the maximal reduction of global poverty under minim [...]
Emerging COVID-19 success story: Vietnam’s commitment to containment

Emerging COVID-19 success story: Vietnam’s commitment to containment

Institutional affiliations: (i) Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (ii) Oxford University C [...]
Emerging COVID-19 success story: Germany’s push to maintain progress

Emerging COVID-19 success story: Germany’s push to maintain progress

Institutional affiliations: (i) Robert Koch Institute (ii) Health Protection Authority, City of Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main World Bank. [...]
1 2 10 / 16 POSTS