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Effective Altruism At A Glance
There are currently:
767 million people living in extreme poverty (defined by the World Bank as living with under $1.90 a day)
Over 50 billion land animals being killed in slaughterhouses every year
Several million people dying from preventable diseases every year
Multiple existential threats to life on earth, ranging from climate change to artificial intelligence, from pandemics to nuclear war, among many others
"Is it normal to feel lost?"
Yes, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by these numbers, and feel there's nothing you alone can do to help. Fortunately, there's already a community of people actively working together to solve these problems in the most efficient way possible and ultimately make the world a better place.
The Two Parts of
Using evidence and reason to find out which causes we should prioritize, and how we should compare between different areas (e.g. poverty and climate change)
Using that information to let us maximize the number of individuals we help