The Soaring Cost of Textbooks

[Good.is] According to College Board estimates, in the current school year the average higher education student will shell out about $1,300 for books and supplies, regardless of school type. That cost is shocking. But even more alarming is the rapid rise in textbook prices over recent years. As illustrated in the above video, between 1998 and 2014 the cost of new …

If The World Were 100 People

[Good.is]The world population has now reached 7.5 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics in 2016, and the changes over the past 10 years are remarkable. In 2006, only 1 person out of 100 would have had a college education– today that number has jumped to 7. [100people.org]

Comparing climate impacts at 1.5°C, 2°C, 3°C and 4°C

On Oct. 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the much anticipated Special Report on 1.5°C in Incheon, South Korea. The report shows that climate change has already caused global temperatures to rise about 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Unless emissions are rapidly reduced, temperatures could rise 1.5°C by 2040, 2°C by 2065 and 4°C by 2100. It’s hard to be certain what this level of temperature …