poverty

climate changeClimate Change is a Problem But Not the End of the World

Cost-benefit climate change analyst Bjorn Lomborg has the following analysis of the costs. Bjorn is taking the UN panel report as being mostly credible and accurate. Bjorn does believe that sea levels would rise but that this is not a …

asiaThe Past, Present and Future of Poverty

Bill Gates and the World in Data indicate the extreme poverty below $1.90 PPP per day has massively decreased from 1820 to today. This is one of my favorite infographics. A lot of people underestimate just how much life has …

africaBill Gates Described How The World Can and Will Be Better

Bill and Melinda Gates provided their 2019 annual report and describe how they can make the world better over the next few decades. Africa Can Be Fixed and Provide Growth for the World Sub-Saharan Africa has the opportunity to invest …

energyTechnological and Societal Innovation is key to beating poverty

Bill Gates the challenge of eliminating extreme poverty, which used to be defined as living on less than a $1.90 per day. The World Bank remains committed to achieving the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Innovation is the …

amazonRichest man in the world has launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, richest man in the world, and his wife have launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless. They will create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. Jeff Bezos ($164 billion) has a higher …

povertyEcommerce and QR codes to help truly needy homeless in a cashless society

Greater Change is an Oxford University effort to use technology to help the homeless raise more money. As the developing world moves to a cashless society asking for change is becoming more useless. There is also the need for effective …

africaKenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

Kenya will use the Alphabet X (Google) Loon high-speed internet balloons to provide internet to its rural population. Google Loon already provided internet to 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after the hurricane last year. There are 51 million people in …

africaIndia and Asia are solving extreme poverty problem but Nigeria and Africa are not

According the Brookings Institute projections, Nigeria has already overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor in early 2018, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon take over the number 2 spot. Above chart …

dronesDrones spreading millions of sterile mosquitos to combat Zika and other diseases

Aedes mosquitos, responsible for the spread of diseases like Zika, dengue and yellow fever, do not disperse for more than 100 meters in their lifetime. They are also fragile, and high-altitude releases by airplanes can damage their wings and legs. …