Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics

A Quantitative Snapshot of the Human Impact on the Planet

August 04, 2022

Caltech researchers have developed a database containing global data on how humans have impacted the planet. The Human Impacts Database is designed to be accessible to scientists, policymakers, and everyday citizens. "In my view, the root to understanding is numeracy: once you have the numbers, it becomes clear what the problems are, which things are significant, and which things are less so," says Rob Phillips, Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics. [Caltech story]

Professor Rob Phillips

Professor Rob Phillips

Rachel Banks

Rachel Banks

Griffin Chure

Griffin Chure

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