Category: Our World in Data

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We just published a data explorer on the Monkeypox outbreak

We just published a data explorer on the Monkeypox outbreak

Licenses: All visualizations, data, and articles produced by Our World in Data are open access under the Creative Commons BY license. You have permiss [...]
Wild mammals are making a comeback in Europe thanks to conservation efforts

Wild mammals are making a comeback in Europe thanks to conservation efforts

Long-term monitoring of wildlife populations is difficult. The methods used and the quality of estimates can change and improve over time. In this ass [...]
What is the lifetime risk of depression?

What is the lifetime risk of depression?

Note that the Global Burden of Disease study found that only a quarter of geographies had primary data on the prevalence of major depression between 2 [...]
What share of people say they are vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian?

What share of people say they are vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian?

These surveys ask adults which of six options best describes their dietary preferences. The six options are meat-eater, flexitarian, pescetarian, vege [...]
What share of people are vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian?

What share of people are vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian?

These surveys ask adults which of six options best describes their dietary preferences. The six options are meat-eater, flexitarian, pescetarian, vege [...]
The largest mammals have always been at the greatest risk of extinction – this is still the case today

The largest mammals have always been at the greatest risk of extinction – this is still the case today

Dembitzer, J., Barkai, R., Ben-Dor, M., & Meiri, S. (2022). Levantine overkill: 1.5 million years of hunting down the body size distribution. Quat [...]
We just did our annual update of global Polio data

We just did our annual update of global Polio data

Some of these paleopathologists have found skeletons with typical polio marks stemming from4000-2400BC Sussex, England (Wells, C. (1965). Bones, Bodie [...]
Humans destroyed forests for thousands of years – we can become the first generation that achieves a world in which forests expand

Humans destroyed forests for thousands of years – we can become the first generation that achieves a world in which forests expand

For thousands of years humans have destroyed forests. At the end of the last great ice age, an estimated 57% of the world’s habitable land was foreste [...]
We just published our IPCC Climate Scenario Explorer

We just published our IPCC Climate Scenario Explorer

What are the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)?The Shared Socioeconomic Pathways are a set of scenarios which are central to the work of the UN cli [...]
We just did our annual update of global electricity data

We just did our annual update of global electricity data

License: All the material produced by Our World in Data, including interactive visualizations and code, are completely open access under the Creative [...]
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