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Our World in Data Feb 10
What are the safest sources of energy? Death rates from modern renewables & nuclear are similar, & orders of magnitude lower than fossil fuels Moving away from fossil fuels is a win-win for climate & health – regardless of what we choose Latest article:
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Our World in Data Feb 5
Less meat is nearly always better than sustainable meat, to reduce your carbon footprint. Our latest article:
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Our World in Data Feb 4
Today is . Almost 10 million people die from cancer every year. But the world is making slow progress against it. When adjusted for population and aging, cancer mortality has fallen 15% since 1990. Our latest article:
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Our World in Data Jan 28
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Food transport tends to account for a small share of food’s emissions. The exception is food that travels by plane. But very little of global food is air-freighted – just 0.16% of food miles. Our recent article:
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Our World in Data Jan 28
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Food transport tends to account for a small share of food’s emissions. The exception is food that travels by plane. But very little of global food is air-freighted – just 0.16% of food miles. Our recent article:
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Our World in Data Jan 28
You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local. Our latest article:
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Our World in Data Dec 16
Loneliness and aloneness are not the same. This helps explain why self-reported loneliness is not higher in 'individualistic' countries like Denmark or Switzerland, where a larger share of population live alone. More about this in our new article
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Our World in Data Dec 13
Living alone is increasingly common around the world. In this new article we explore the ‘rise of living alone’. We take a look at trends in single-person households, across countries and from a historical perspective.
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Our World in Data Dec 12
Is there a ‘loneliness epidemic’? In this new article we review the evidence. While true that more people are living alone across the world, we find no support for the claim that loneliness is increasing.
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Our World in Data Dec 1
Today is . Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has saved millions of lives. In 2016 alone it saved 1.2 million. Without it, the number who died from AIDS would have been more than double. But we can do more. 's latest post:
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Our World in Data Nov 27
Social networks give us access to information and provide us with social collateral for economic transactions – from buying a house to getting a job.  Our new blog post documents this impact of social networks on economic outcomes:
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Our World in Data Nov 26
Food production has been one of humanity's largest impacts on the environment. Half of the world's habitable land is used for agriculture. 77% of it for livestock, which provides only 18% of global calories & 37% protein. Our recent post:
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Our World in Data Nov 12
Today is . Pneumonia is the leading cause of child deaths. More than 800,000 children die from it each year. But it's preventable, and we can do something about it. Our latest post:
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Our World in Data Nov 8
Social networks play an important role in productivity growth. They do this by facilitating diffusion of ideas across individuals & firms. Our latest post:
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Our World in Data Nov 7
Food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The latest post in our Food-Environment series:
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Our World in Data Nov 5
Our new series at Our World in Data will focus on the environmental impacts of food, and how we can feed more in a sustainable way. Our first post summarises the overall impacts of food on the environment:
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Our World in Data Oct 9
The last in our series of CO₂ emissions: consumption-based emissions. How do CO₂ emissions compare when we adjust for trade? Which countries achieved reductions in CO₂ emissions without outsourcing them to others?
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Our World in Data Oct 4
The next in our series of CO2 posts: per capita emissions. Where in the world do people emit the most CO2?
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Our World in Data Oct 4
The next in our series of posts exploring how global CO2 emissions vary across the world: Who emits the most CO2 today? Our latest post:
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Our World in Data Oct 2
Who has contributed most to global CO2 emissions? Our latest post:
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