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Data Review: How many people die from air pollution?This Data Review presents published estimates of the global death toll from air pollution and provides the context that makes them understandable.
How do death rates from COVID-19 differ between people who are vaccinated and those who are not?To understand how the pandemic is evolving, it’s crucial to know how death rates from COVID-19 are affected by vaccination status.
We’ve just published our new data explorer on Natural DisastersExplore death rates, numbers of people affected, and economic damages from natural disasters across the world.
Extreme poverty: How far have we come, and how far do we still have to go?The world has made immense progress against extreme poverty, but it is still the reality for almost one in ten people worldwide.
We’ve just updated all of our data on global CO₂ emissionsOur annual update based on the latest release from the Global Carbon Project. Explore it here.
Fossil fuel subsidies: If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions we should not pay people to burn fossil fuelsRepealing subsidies is not easy, but it is possible – and the world is slowly making progress in this direction
Access to basic education: Almost 60 million children of primary school age are not in schoolThe world has made a lot of progress in recent generations, but millions of children are still not in school.
We just published our new work on global fish stocks and overfishingHow are fish stocks changing across the world? How much is overfished? Explore our latest work on this topic.
We just published our new data explorer on Climate Change ImpactsExplore climate change impacts including temperature rise, ocean heat content, sea level rise and glacial melt.
Can we reduce fertilizer use without sacrificing food production?Some countries need more fertilizers to increase crop yields. But some could cut back without sacrificing food production.
Excess fertilizer use: Which countries cause environmental damage by overapplying fertilizers?Nutrients are essential for crop growth. But when they’re overapplied they become a pollutant. Which countries generate the most pollution?
To protect the world’s wildlife we must improve crop yields – especially across AfricaHabitat loss is the biggest threat to the world’s animals. Without improvements in crop yields, thousands of species could see much of their habitat lost to farmland.
Depression is complicated – this is how our understanding of the condition has evolved over timeDepression is the most common mental health condition. What do we know about its symptoms, severity and how these are measured?
Smallholders produce one-third of the world’s food, less than half of what many headlines claimMost of the world’s farmers are smallholders. They are also often the poorest. How much of the world’s food do they produce?
How much of the world’s food production is dependent on pollinators?Many of the world’s pollinator insects are in decline. What does this mean for global food production?
Child mortality: an everyday tragedy of enormous scale that we can make progress againstWe live in a world in which 10 children die every minute.
Smoking: How large of a global problem is it? And how can we make progress against it?Every year, around 8 million people die prematurely as a result of smoking. But there are things we can do to prevent this.
Three billion people cannot afford a healthy dietA healthy, nutritious diet is much more expensive than a calorie sufficient one. As a result, three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet.
Energy poverty and indoor air pollution: a problem as old as humanity that we can end within our lifetimeAbout 3 billion people in the world do not have access to modern energy sources for cooking and heating their homes. They are suffering from indoor air pollution as a consequence and millions die every year.
The world is making progress on clean water and sanitation, but is far behind its target to ensure universal access by 2030All countries pledged to provide safe water and sanitation for everyone by 2030. How far are we from reaching these targets?