Flattening inequality between and within countries could allow everyone a good standard of living within a liveable climate.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change energy automation energy-efficiency climate-action renewable-energy energy-consumption global-inequality
Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
Data science provides a foundation for an important front in the battle against COVID-19. The Harvard Data Science Review, a journal of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, is helping keep data scientists connected and up to date on the latest findings.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~21 min
Tags: science-technology covid-19 inequality data-science alvin-powell bias francesca-dominici harvard-data-science-initiative harvard-data-science-review xiao-li-meng
Our new research uncovered stark carbon inequality across the EU.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: carbon-emissions inequality carbon-footprint 15-degrees
Scientists find inequality between humans also harms the birds, the bees, the microbes and the trees.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity inequality racism indigenous-people urban-ecology
Nature and nurture both contribute to gender inequality in leadership – but that doesn't mean patriarchy is forever
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: anthropology gender gender-inequality leadership human-evolutionary-biology social-norms competition gender-roles evolutionary-biology competitiveness patriarchy gender-norms womens-leadership
Fine-particle air pollution has decreased across the US, but poor and minority communities are still the most polluted
A new study shows that while fine particle air pollution has declined nationwide over the past 40 years, the health and environmental benefits haven't been shared evenly.
July 30, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: public-health inequality air-pollution environmental-justice particulates us-environmental-protection-agency environmental-health us-environmental-policy monitoring
Random testing in Indiana shows COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than flu, and 2.8% of the state has been infected
A team of researchers from Indiana University performed random testing for SARS-CoV-2 across the state. The results offer some of the most accurate data to date about important aspects of the virus.
July 21, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: health epidemiology public-health coronavirus inequality pandemic statistics sars-cov-2 testing random-sampling antibody-testing indiana rt-pcr covi-19 death-rate
Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which means putting ethics before profits
The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they're available to all.
July 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus global-health ethics inequality tuberculosis prescription-drug-prices remdesivir covid-19-vaccine religion-and-society bioethics access-to-medicines drug-prices essential-medicines polio-vaccination ethical-dilemma
We need to move towards 'sufficiency-oriented' lifestyles.
June 24, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: sustainability climate-change inequality
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