Max Roser and Hannah Ritchie — part of the team behind Our World In Data — specialize in looking at how the world has changed over the very long run; as in centuries and millennia.
Over the course of their research they tend to come across some non-intuitive statistics that tell strange and sometimes wonderful stories about our world. So we called them up and asked them about a few of their favorite bits of data.
Yields and Land Use in Agriculture
Collective pessimism and our inability to guess the happiness of others
When will the world reach 'peak child'?
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