Dr Hannah Ritchie is Senior Researcher in the Programme for Global Development at the University of Oxford. She is also Deputy Editor and Lead Researcher at the highly influential online publication Our World in Data, which brings together the latest data and research on the world's largest problems and makes it accessible for a general audience. Her research appears regularly in the New York Times, Economist, Financial Times, BBC, WIRED, New Scientist and Vox and in bestselling books including Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now, Hans Rosling's Factfulness and Bill Gates's How to Prevent a Climate Disaster. In 2022, Ritchie was named Scotland's Youth Climate Champion and New Scientist called her 'The woman who gave COVID-19 data to the world'.
Full of pragmatic, hopeful solutions . . . We urgently need her and
people like her – optimists who’ll say: you know what, we can turn
this around; look at these numbers, look at these solutions
An antidote to the hyper-pessimism that pervades climate discourse
I love Hannah Ritchie... I love this book. I emerged from it feeling hopeful, which is a high-priced commodity these days
That all is not lost and that there is hope is the main message to take away from this well-argued, well-evidenced book
There is real peril in our widespread failure to understand just how much human lives have been improved through societal efforts . . . As Ritchie demonstrates, a better future for both people and planet is possible and even achievable