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Copenhagen Consensus

Habitat for Humanity Notes Importance of World Toilet Day

Jim Luce | Posted 11.21.2015 | World
Jim Luce

The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene -- and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children die from diseases caused by fecal contamination.

How to Save the World With 75 Billion Dollars

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

The Copenhagen Consensus studied the biggest issues facing the planet. Their mission: to tell us where policy-makers and philanthropists should direct their attention to make a real difference in the world.

World Sight Day: A See Change

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

Given the tremendous personal, economic and societal loss that occurs as a consequence of preventable blindness, it is unacceptable that more is not being done.

Chill Out: An Economic Triage for Global Climate Change

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Shermer

If global warming continues unchecked through the end of the century there will be 400,000 more heat-related deaths annually; there will also be 1.8 million fewer cold-related deaths, for a net gain of 1.4 million lives.