AI is already having a large impact on our world. Explore research and data to understand the trajectory of this important technology.
How AI gets built is currently decided by a small group of technologists. As this technology is transforming our lives, it should be in all of our interest to become informed and engaged.
How is the institution of marriage changing? What percentage of marriages end in divorce? Explore global data on marriages and divorces.
There was a marked acceleration in deforestation in the 20th century. But, global deforestation peaked in the 1980s. Since then, it has slowed.
Rich countries import foods produced on deforested land in the tropics. How much deforestation do they import?
Depression is the most common mental health condition. What do we know about its symptoms, severity and how these are measured?
Wild mammal biomass has declined by 85% since the rise of humans. But we can turn things around by reducing the amount of land we use for agriculture.
Three-quarters of deforestation is driven by agriculture. Most comes from the production of beef, palm oil, soy and logging industries.
The decline of global poverty is one of the most important achievements in history, but the end of poverty is still very far away.
Despite making immense progress against extreme poverty, it is still the reality for every tenth person in the world.
The world faces two energy problems: most of our energy production still produces greenhouse gas emissions, and hundreds of millions lack access to energy entirely.
Based on safety and carbon emissions, fossil fuels are the dirtiest and most dangerous, while nuclear and modern renewable energy sources are vastly safer and cleaner.
The world is huge; to get a clear idea of what our world is like, we have to rely on carefully collected, well documented statistics.
If we manage to avoid a large catastrophe, we are living at the early beginnings of human history
The world needs ideas and innovation to make progress against the many problems we face. Creative and talented people that can contribute to this important work are everywhere, but the opportunity to…
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a new global problem. This is our overview of the early research and data on the outbreak. We will extend this page in the days ahead.
Fossil fuels dominate the global power supply because until very recently electricity from fossil fuels was far cheaper than electricity from renewables. This has dramatically changed within the last…
The consequences of nuclear war would be devastating. Much more should – and can – be done to reduce the risk that humanity will ever fight such a war.
Tracking COVID-19 vaccination rates is crucial to understand the scale of protection against the virus, and how this is distributed across the global population.
‘Eat local’ is a common recommendation to reduce the carbon footprint of your diet. But transport tends to account for a small share of greenhouse gas emissions. How does the impact of what you eat…
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