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.