How the world got better in 2018

Nicholas C. Rossis

2018 is almost officially over, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s one for the history books. For too many, things went horribly wrong. Or so the general consensus seems to be.

And yet, there are plenty of silver linings as well. All you need to do is shift your focus and things suddenly become much brighter.

So, with let’s have a look at everything that went right for a change, courtesy of Quartz.

1. The share of global energy reached new records

Yes, carbon emissions are set to rise this year over last. We need a steep decline in greenhouse-gas emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change, so the fact that we’ve yet to even flatline is more than troubling. On the other hand, there has been some good news. According to the International Energy Agency, the world got nearly 25% of its electricity from renewables in 2017

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