New Blog Post: On the Challenges and Opportunities to Curb Global Pollution

challopportGlobal pollution has become one of the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for health complications and diseases that kill 1 out of every 6 people globally. In some countries, air pollution alone is already responsible for 25% of yearly deaths.

Co-founder Miguelángel Verde Garrido explains, in this blog post, that the the health and environmental implications of air, water, light, and noise pollution as well as those of electronic waste global politics are challenges that global politics must consider to effectively curb this somber and grave threat, However, data collection and public awareness, developments in technology, and national and international politics, provide opportunities to confront and overcome the world’s greatest silent killer.

The blog post, entitled ‘Confronting the World’s Greatest Silent Killer: Challenges and Opportunities to Curb Global Pollution’, is available here.

(Photo credits: Flickr | CIFOR; and, Flickr | UN Women)

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Global Politics & the Power of Numbers

Global Politics & the Power of Numbers: How Data and Statistics Shape our  (Mis)Understanding of the World
4th September 2014 | Hörsaal A, Osteuropa-Institut, Garystr. 55 | Freie Universität Berlin

Numbers And Finance

Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti (University of Pretoria, South Africa) gave a guest lecture based on his most recent research, published in “How Numbers Rule the World – The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics”.

For further information, a report, and photographs of the public event, please read here.

(Photo credit: reynermedia | Flickr)