“A lot of good things happened in 2017,” John Mauldin tells us, “regardless of your politics.” John shares
- Cancer deaths have dropped by 25% in the United States since 1991, saving more than two million lives. Breast cancer deaths have fallen by 39%, saving the lives of 322,600 women.
- This year, the World Health Organization unveiled a new vaccine that’s cheap and effective enough to end cholera, one of humanity’s greatest-ever killers.
- There’s also good news on the environment front. Chile set aside 11 million acres of land for national parks in Patagonia, following the largest-ever private land donation from a private entity to a country.
- A province in Pakistan announced it has planted one billion trees in two years, in response to the terrible floods of 2015.
- Cameroon committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of forest in the Congo Basin, and Brazil started a project to plan 73 million trees, the largest tropical reforestation project in history.
- In 2017, the ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest size since 1988. The International Energy Agency announced that nearly 1.2 billion people around the world have gained access to electricity in the last 16 years.
The list goes on, and he categorizes it here.