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The Angry Optimist
3️⃣ Three steps to become a fact-based optimist
Does it feel like the world is filled with horrors and almost nothing good happens? The terrible things are just one part of reality. To discover the other part, you need a different perspective. One that makes you feel better but also helps you see opportunities that pessimists overlook.
💡 Fact-based optimistic news of the week
💛 Decline in suicides among young people in 2022
Suicides in the 10-to-24 age bracket decreased by 8.4 percent. The decline counters recent trends.
🏭 EU sees decline in pollutant emissions amid economic growth
Total emissions in EU Member States dropped in 2021, continuing the decline since 2005. During the same period, GDP grew by 47 percent.
🌊 Less plastic in the oceans than presumed, says Dutch researcher
Recent research indicates significantly less plastic in oceans than estimated. Around 3 million tons, instead of 50 to 300 million tons of plastic waste.
🐢 Record-breaking sea turtle nesting observed in northern Palm Beach County
Loggerhead Marinelife Center reports an all-time high in sea turtle nests. The increase from last year is 37 percent.
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