Transport accounts for almost one-quarter of global CO2 emissions. For individuals, it can be the largest part of their carbon footprint. But if you need to travel, what is the lowest-carbon way to do so? We take a look at the data.
Testing for COVID-19 is our window onto the pandemic and how it is spreading. Without data on who is infected by the virus, and how many people are dying from the infection, we have no way of understanding the pandemic. Without testing there is no...
Our World in DataSince the early days of this pandemic we are building and maintaining the dataset on COVID-19 testing for countries around the world.
Now our dataset has been published in the academic journal @Nature Scientific Data.
Lately I’ve been using the analogy of a museum to describe Our World in Data. A museum offers its visitors a variety of experiences: you can book a guided tour and hear all the detailed stories behind the artworks, explore for yourself and wander...
The Living Planet Index (LPI) provides a measure of biodiversity based on the average change in populations of species over time. The index value is measured relative to 20,811 populations of 4,392 species in 1970 (i.e. 1970 = 1).
The Global Living Planet Index (LPI) provides a measure of biodiversity based on the average change in populations of species over time. The index value is measured relative to 20,811 populations of 4,392 species in 1970 (i.e. 1970 = 1). 95% upper...
We teamed up with the YouTube channel, Kurzgesagt to make a video about climate change: its drivers and possible solutions.
Our World in DataWe teamed up with our friends at @Kurz_Gesagt again to make a video about climate change.
It looks at the 4 factors driving CO₂ emissions, and how we can use these levers to find solutions.
Shown is when same-sex sexual acts stopped being considered a criminal offence. Some countries never contained a criminalising provision in their Penal Codes, while others consciously removed the criminalising provisions.
Figure illustrates military expenditure in constant 2015 US$. SIPRI's military expenditure aims to include all spending on current military forces and activities. See the source tab for further information on its definition.