10 Reasons to be Happy For Our Planet

Painting by Christian Schloe

Global life expectancy has increased from 53 to 69 years since 1960

More women are involved in running the world

79% of people in the developing world now access to a mobile phone, vital for communication in the absence of landlines

Though it mightseem hard to believe, the long term trend is of fewer people dying in armed conflict year on year

2.2 billion people are now connected to the internet, with relatively free access to news, information and education

The world’s illiteracy rate halved between 1970 and 2005

Though the world’s population is still increasing, the rate of growth has been falling for 40 years

The percentage of world population with access to clean water and sanitation increases every year

The number of new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS has peaked and are now falling

Less children across the world are dying before their 5th birthday

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