2016 – Good Things

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The countdown has officially started. There are only 17.5 hours left in this year in Australia (this post was published at 6.30am AEDT).

I found this list on one of my friends Facebook feeds. I don’t really know where it originated but I thought it would be nice to share the good things that happened in 2016. Feel free to add on in the comments. Let’s look at the positive things rather than the negative before ending the year and starting a new one…

  • There’s an Ebola Vaccine now
  • Child Mortality – Down across the globe
  • +9% survival rate in pancreatic cancer sufferers
  • Gene responsible for ALS found
  • Volunteers in India planted 50 Million trees in 24 hours
  • Suicide rates down globally
  • The Ozone layer is repairing itself
  • The Rabbinical assembly issued a resolution affirming the rights of trans and non conforming individuals
  • Leo got his Oscar
  • Wild tigers numbers up FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS
  • Giant Pandas – No longer endangered
  • A solar powered plane did a fucking world trip
  • Global Malaria down by 60%
  • Measles ERADICATED from the Americas
  • 93% of the world’s children learned to read and write – the highest percentage IN HUMAN HISTORY
  • China plans to be completely renewable by 2020 and has a global plan for by 2050
  • Huge global push in renewable energy
  • Norway committed 0 deforestation! 0!!!
  • Every major grocer and fast food chain in the U.S pledged to use cage free eggs only by 2025
  • Manatees – No longer endangered
  • Wild Wolves – Back in Europe
  • Wild Salmon spawning in the Connecticut river for the first time since the American revolution
  • Colombian white tailed deer – no longer endangered
  • Green Sea Turtles – NO LONGER ENDANGERED
  • Sea World no longer breeding captive killer whales
  • Humpback Whales – NO LONGER ENDANGERED
  • Global aid – up by 7%
  • Americas most generous year EVER in charity and aid
  • China’s most generous year EVER in charity and aid at $15 goddamn Billion

Now share the good news you heard in 2016 with me in the comments. I would love to hear more good about 2016…

21 thoughts on “2016 – Good Things

  1. This is great. 2016 was the worst year for me, personally, emotionally etc. Then with everything that happened throughout, the votes, the deaths… it was unbelievable. This is such a nice view of 2016 though, so thank you!

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  2. It is wonderful that you made a list only with some of the good things. There is so much beauty in this world but we are looking so often towards the shadow that we don’t realize that there may even be more sun than shadow!

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  4. Positive 2016: Chicago Cubs achieved what was thought to be the impossible. I finally broke down and married Mr. R. I almost completely finished my book. I saw Honduras and Belize (These were big ticket numbers on my bucket list). I know there is more, but the clock here is late, and my eyes are struggling to stay open. I’m just thankful my sweet little family made it through some serious health issues, and have survived to see 2017!

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