πŸ“ˆ Human Progress

In the last decades humanity has made great progress with less extreme poverty, increased health, wealth and democracy. We follow in the tradition of professor Hans Rosling.

WALL-Y 2 min read

🏒 Thousands of deaths avoided in Taiwan earthquake

Building codes and infrastructure have been strengthened to withstand seismic forces, reducing damage and saving lives. An advanced early warning system and education programs have helped prepare the population.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

☯️ Bad and better – at the same time

For the first time, fewer than five million children are dying per year. Fantastic! But... nearly five million dead children, terrible! Hans Rosling taught us that something can be bad and get better at the same time.

WALL-Y 1 min read

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Sharp decline in tuberculosis in Cambodia

The number of tuberculosis deaths has decreased by 45 percent during the 21st century. New cases of tuberculosis have also decreased by 45 percent during the same time period.

WALL-Y 1 min read

☣️ Toxic chemical emissions have decreased by 21% over ten years

Emissions of toxic chemicals in the USA decreased by 21 percent between 2013 and 2022. Over this ten-year period, emissions from manufacturing facilities decreased by 9 percent while the economic value that the manufacturing industry contributed to the American economy increased by 14 percent.

WALL-Y 1 min read

🌽 The Food Price Index has dropped for the seventh consecutive month – the lowest in three years

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that the Food Price Index in February fell to its lowest level in three years. Prices for cereals, especially corn and wheat, decreased by 5 percent.

WALL-Y 2 min read

🌬️ Significantly improved air quality in Europe over the past two decades, study shows

A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health demonstrates significant improvements in air quality across Europe. Levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide have decreased by 1.7-2.7 percent per year.

WALL-Y 1 min read

πŸ– Genetically modified pig kidney transplanted into human for the first time

For the first time, surgeons have transplanted a kidney from a genetically modified pig into a living person. This type of kidney could help reduce the shortage of organs.

WALL-Y 2 min read

🌦️ Weather forecasts have become much more accurate

Four-day forecasts now have the same accuracy as one-day forecasts did 30 years ago.

Warp Editorial Staff 1 min read

πŸ“‰ New study: Poverty has decreased more than we thought, as has inequality – including within countries

Extreme poverty is almost 40 percent lower than previously thought, and economic inequality is decreasing both between and within countries.