How Max Roser’s "Our World In Data" Contributes to Raising Awareness and Combating Climate Change
Keywords:climate change, sustainability, Our World In Data, Max Roser
With the website OurWorldInData.org economist Max Roser, University of Oxford, explains to make progress against the world’s largest problems by making corresponding research and data publicly available. This discussion paper will address the question of how Our World In Data contributes to solving the challenges of climate change based on the article „CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions” by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser. This discussion paper comes to the conclusion that Ritchie and Roser are proposing less concrete solutions and instead are combining data that are already publicly available. This is not how they create new solutions, but they show clearly the need for action worldwide. The fact that most of the data shown is publicly available gives their message a particular strength: Ritchie and Roser show how clear the need for action should actually be for all political decision-makers.