Cheer Up! The World Is Better Off Than You Think.

From a New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof headlined “Cheer Up! The World Is Better Off Than You Think.”

Enough with the doom and gloom! Our planet may be in better shape than you think.

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