Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
What Could Go Right? Is the world a better place today?
A decent answer in several charts
Is moral progress a myth?
Some say we’re moving backwards. But the evidence—including the international abolition of slavery, global declines in violence, and a rise in rights for the disenfranchised—says otherwise.
What Could Go Right? The electric vehicles are coming!
Much faster than expected.
What Could Go Right? 68 million child marriages averted
Steep declines in South Asia have pushed progress along.
Op-ed: The trust factor
With trust in the media and government near record lows, what can be done to repair some of the faith that has been lost?
What Could Go Right? The Swiss cheese method for reducing gun violence
A multi-layered strategy for team red and team blue, and everyone in between
What Could Go Right? There is no sixth mass extinction
And, outrage news takes a loss with Fox host Tucker Carlson's ouster.
What Could Go Right? New protections for women in Uzbekistan
Domestic violence is now a criminal offense for the first time.
What Could Go Right? The gender gap switch
As economic roles are reshuffled, what is needed for a gender-equal society?
What Could Go Right? “A surge in benevolence”
What the World Happiness Report says about Covid times is surprising.
What Could Go Right? Media CBT
A therapy-inspired strategy to help solve Gen Z’s mental health crisis