Cheer up! The world is better off than you think

Solar power capacity around the world is on track to roughly triple over the next five years. PHOTO: AFP
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Enough with the doom and gloom. Our planet may be in better shape than you think.

Human beings have a cognitive bias towards bad news (keeping us alert and alive), and journalists reflect that: We report on planes that crash, not planes that land. We highlight disasters, setbacks, threats and deaths, so 2022 kept us busy.

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