I don't know what the rest of you have been reading online, but for me, there have been a lot of depressing new items and all kinds of dark memes about how 2016 was horrible, awful. As in, all these good people died, and the new U.S. government is turning us into Nazis--I think you know what I mean. It's been harsh and icky, to say the least. Even Paul has been frustrated as he wrote in his the solutions are simple thread.
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.
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.
My friend who shared this article online wrote this:
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.