Every day, we’re bombarded by horrible tales within the information and on social media. From pure disasters and horrible acts of violence to local weather change, worldwide conflicts, and extra. No surprise so many individuals really feel hopeless and depressed!
But it’s necessary to do not forget that for each drawback we face as a society, there are lots of good folks around the globe engaged on options. And a few of these options are so unbelievable, they offer me a substantial amount of hope for the long run. It’s a matter of find out how to be optimistic that’s the exhausting half.
Here are 6 causes to be optimistic in regards to the future.
1. The Environment
As you most likely know, deforestation is a big drawback around the globe. Trees produce oxygen, take away carbon dioxide from the environment, and fight air air pollution. And they assist forestall flooding and desertification.
But in lots of nations, forests are disappearing at an alarming fee as a result of unsustainable logging and farming practices.
Well, one formidable start-up firm has determined to do one thing about that.
Biocarbon Engineering has developed a tree-planting system utilizing remote-controlled drones that’s able to planting as much as 400,000 bushes a day! Right now, the corporate is concerned in a undertaking in Myanmar, restoring the nation’s coastal mangrove forests.
But this expertise can be utilized to revive forests everywhere in the world – it’s actually thrilling stuff.
2. Recycling Technology
If you’re involved in regards to the quantity of plastic rubbish piling up within the atmosphere, you’ll be glad to know that there have been some actually thrilling developments in recycling expertise.
For instance, firms equivalent to Brightmark Energy in Indiana, and Renewlogy in Utah, have perfected the method of recycling ALL plastics, together with the low-grade sorts that you just couldn’t recycle…
And turning them into gasoline and different high-value petrochemical merchandise.
Best of all, they’re ready to do that with out inflicting any poisonous emissions or extra air pollution.
3. Plastic Alternatives
On high of that, there have been big advances recently within the subject of plastic options. For instance, this yr on the London Marathon, as an alternative of handing out plastic bottles, organizers gave runners water in edible pouches made out of seaweed.
And there are firms creating single-use plastic gadgets equivalent to meals containers out of biodegradable sugarcane fiber, hemp, cactus, corn, and even algae and crustacean waste from seafood processing vegetation!
All of those firms are devoted to cleansing up our surroundings and fixing the issues round plastic air pollution and I believe it’s going to be actually thrilling to observe their progress and influence.
4. Renewable Energy
Then there are the unbelievable developments are being made each day within the subject of renewable power.
The value of renewables — equivalent to photo voltaic and wind power — is dropping sooner than consultants anticipated, which implies extra nations are adopting it in favor of extra polluting types of power.
In each Germany and UK, for instance, renewable sources now commonly provide greater than half of the nation’s power, whereas Costa Rica has been working virtually totally on renewable power for over a yr now!
So though we face big challenges by way of air pollution and local weather change, big progress is being made on these fronts. And the identical is true by way of society.
5. Decreasing Violence
For instance — regardless of what the information media would have you ever consider — do you know that the quantity of violence and struggle we expertise around the globe has steadily decreased from decade to decade?
It’s true – for those who have a look at the quantity of people that died from struggle and terrorism within the 1970s, it’s MUCH larger than the numbers at this time.
Same goes for violent crimes and property crimes. Both within the US and globally, these numbers have dropped considerably over the a long time.
And but for those who watch the information, you’d suppose these numbers are skyrocketing!
6. Declining Poverty Rates
Meanwhile, the quantity of freedom and well-being folks take pleasure in around the globe retains on going up, and the variety of folks dwelling in excessive poverty retains on taking place.
And increasingly youngsters have entry to wash water, meals, drugs, and training.
Life actually IS getting higher for the overwhelming majority of us. It’s simply that it may be exhausting for us to see, as most information tales are likely to give attention to the unfavorable quite than the optimistic.
So the following time the information will get you down and you’re feeling like every part is hopeless, do not forget that you’re seeing just one small facet of the story. Amazing work is being finished each day to search out options to the issues we face.
And the tales are there for those who search for them!
Here’s my problem for you — take the time to do a little analysis on-line to search out ONE actually optimistic information story that exhibits how persons are working to make the world a greater place for everybody. Then share that story with as many individuals as attainable – Be a leader!
Being a frontrunner of change provides you the chance to enlarge your influence on this planet and even transform the people you lead.
It’s time for us to give attention to the options as an alternative of the issues!
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