Then, this little gem appeared. I only read through half of the list and I was surprised at how much better I felt. Wow. I needed this. I didn't know how much I needed this.
99 Reasons Why 2016 Has Been A Great Year for Humanity
Here's just one:
43. Global carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels did not grow at all in 2016. It’s the third year in a row emissions have flatlined.
From the Scientific American source article:
China is largely to thank, due to its declining use of coal.
There are sections in the list of 99 things for environmental clean up (less toxic gick), social justice, world health improvements... In short, so. much. goodness. It made my day. Hope it does for some permies, too.
Medium was founded by the co-founder of Twitter after he, apparently, realized that condensing ideas down to 140 characters was doing horrible things for online discourse. Medium authors and contributors do medium to long-form essays, mostly, on a whole range of topics. Whether I've disagreed and agreed, or been deeply struck by or been left unconvinced with the various pieces I've read on the platform, the quality of the writing has been consistently very good.