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Mathias Sundin 8 min read

πŸ’‘ 22 fact-based optimistic news from May

🌍 We have passed "peak pollution". πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ We are close to eradicating polio. 🧠 Neuralink's first patient can control a computer with his mind. πŸš— Waymo's robotaxi has now reached 50,000 paid trips per week. 🏭 Record reduction in emissions within the EU emissions trading system.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ’‘ 24 fact-based optimistic news from April

❌ Slovakia closes its last coal-fired power plant – six years ahead of schedule. 🏒 Thousands of deaths avoided in Taiwan earthquake. πŸ›« Successful demo flight with the first private supersonic aircraft since Concorde. 🦾 Chatbot convinced conspiracy theorists.

Mathias Sundin 8 min read

πŸ’‘ 27 fact-based optimistic news from March

πŸ§’πŸΏ UN: Historic milestone as the number of child deaths falls below 5 million for the first time. πŸ“‰ India has eliminated extreme poverty. 🌾 28 years of GMO food without any harm. πŸ– Genetically modified pig kidney transplanted into a human for the first time.

Mathias Sundin 6 min read

πŸ’‘ 23 fact-based optimistic news from February

πŸ“ˆ People with Down syndrome live more than twice as long today. 🌚 A private company successfully lands on the moon for the first time. πŸ”« Sharp decline in U.S. murders during 2023. 🦟 Cape Verde reaches milestone – free from malaria

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ’‘ 25 fact-based optimistic news from January

πŸ“‰ Fewer died in wars in 2023 compared to 2022. ⚑ Renewable energy increased globally by 50%. πŸ“‰ Lowest number of journalists killed in 20 years. πŸ”‹ An electric car became the world's best-selling car. πŸ₯© World's first regulatory approval for cultured beef.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ’‘ Hopescrolling: 52 fact-based optimistic news from every week in 2023

What were the biggest news stories of the year? If you look at mainstream media, except for Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, they were all disasters. But 2023 was also full of optimistic news. Not as loud, but oftentimes just as important.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ’‘ Hopescrolling: Fact-based optimistic news from November

πŸ‘΅ Dementia has started to decline. 🌳 Ecuador's forests are making a comeback. πŸš€ Starship exploded, but made progress. πŸ”‹ Northvolt's new battery needs less rare minerals.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ’‘ Hopescrolling: 31 optimistic news in October

πŸ’‰ 13% decline in child deaths thanks to malaria vaccine. πŸ’° Americans are getting wealthier, especially the poor. 🌱 Rhubarbs key to recycling electric car batteries. πŸ” CRISPR-engineered chickens resistant to flu. 🧠 New AI enables real-time brain tumor diagnosis during surgery.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ’‘ Hopescrolling: 30 optimistic news in September

πŸ’€ The murder rate has dropped 17% in the past 20 years. πŸ“± Internet use may lower dementia risk for older people. 🐦 Europe’s most endangered bird is making a comeback. πŸ“² Google launches new anti-censorship tech. 😊 Americans satisfied with their lives.