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Historical poverty reductions: more than a story about ‘free-market capitalism’
Income inequality and happiness inequality: a tale of two trends
Collective pessimism and our inability to guess the happiness of others
“Life Expectancy” – What does this actually mean?
Yields vs. Land Use: How the Green Revolution enabled us to feed a growing population
Is globalization an engine of economic development?
What was the death toll from Chernobyl and Fukushima?When we think of nuclear safety, two accidents often come to mind: Chernobyl and Fukushima. What was the death toll and impact of these disasters?
Why are we working on Our World in Data?
Not all deaths are equal: How many deaths make a natural disaster newsworthy?
What the history of London’s air pollution can tell us about the future of today’s growing megacities
There is a ‘happiness gap’ between East and West Germany
How to use Our World In Data visualizations in presentations
How much will it cost to mitigate climate change?
Link between health spending and life expectancy: The US is an outlier
Structural transformation: how did today’s rich countries become ‘deindustrialized’?
Global renewables are growing, but are only managing to offset the decline in nuclear production
Carbon intensity in China’s recent history – Politics matters a lot in achieving both prosperity and sustainability
What is my risk of dying prematurely from air pollution?
Air pollution: does it get worse before it gets better?
No matter what extreme poverty line you choose, the share of people below that poverty line has declined globally