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Max Roser
Data to understand the big global problems and research that helps to make progress against them. researcher
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Tommy Collison 21h
Media today talks about an epidemic of loneliness. Turns out, data doesn't back this up. People of the same age don't seem to be lonelier today than in the past, and, at least among some cohorts, loneliness might actually be decreasing.
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Max Roser 20h
Hans Rosling told journalist Fanny Härgestam the story of his life. It’s beautiful to learn how Hans Rosling became the man he was.
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Max Roser 21h
Replying to @mark_lynas
An update on this: Have a good weekend Mark!
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Max Roser 21h
The coronavirus likely originated in a wild-animal market in Wuhan. Similar with SARS and Ebola. As a response China is expected to permanently tighten rules on trading wildlife. That would be great step forward in protecting wildlife and biodiversity.
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Max Roser Feb 22
Replying to @ncasenmare
Hope you enjoy your time off! All the best.
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Max Roser Feb 22
Who are the best writers on global health and demographic change? Who do you read? In particular, are their young researchers, writers I might not know? Thank you.
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Max Roser Feb 21
Replying to @KateRaworth @Fairphone
If it’s the battery you are not happy with then you can replace that in your iPhone. I did that with an iPhone 6. Bought a kit of battery plus tools online and it took less than an hour.
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Francisco Ferreira Feb 20
It has become trendy to trash the Gini Coefficient. In this new blog post I take the decidedly uncool step of defending it. *Of course* it should not be our *only* measure of inequality, but in some ways it is much better than proposed alternatives...
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William Easterly Feb 20
Anne Case and Angus Deaton show how much the US outspends other countries on health care, and how little health there is to show for it. From their forthcoming book Deaths of Despair from
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Hannah Ritchie Feb 19
820M people are undernourished. After steady decline in hunger in recent decades, it’s rising again Hunger is highest in Sub-Saharan Africa, with rates increasing in recent years But this isn't universal: some SSA countries have made really impressive progress Short thread 1/
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Bob Brinker Feb 19
Tobacco smoking kills 8 million annually. 100 million in the 20th century. Insane.
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Moritz Kraemer Feb 19
"Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study" together with and many others in :
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Ekbal Hussain Jan 27
Brilliant thread summarising some of the biggest development challenges in the world right now.
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Max Roser Feb 18
A search engine for visualizations that actually seems to work:
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David Ortega Feb 16
Global land spared as a result of cereal yield improvements
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Max Roser Feb 17
Why?
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Matthieu Bergel Feb 17
Next up in the "Redesigning " series, I write about why (and how) we shifted from a one-column to a two-column layout for our content:
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Max Roser Feb 17
Replying to @sami_m_e
Hi Sami, thank you for your application. We’ll for sure get back to you, but we are a tiny team (that’s why we are hiring :) )
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Max Roser Feb 17
In response to this portrait I got some emails of people who want to know the story of how and why I started Our World in Data. The story is here:
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Max Roser Feb 16
Ein Portrait unsere Arbeit. Aus der aktuellen Ausgabe der – von Martin Spiewak.
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