10 Times When 2022 Gave Us Hope!
By Raza Mehdi
Dec 09, 2022
The Great Blue Wall Initiative is a conservation network created by 10 nations in the Western Indian Ocean to speed up progress toward protecting 30% of the oceans by 2030. Currently, less than 10% of this region is protected.
Network For Saving Oceans
The world surpassed one terawatt of installed solar energy capacity- a major renewable energy milestone that's enough to meet the electricity demands of nearly every European country.
Renewable Energy Milestone
Nearly 200 nations have voted to regulate the global trade in shark fins. The vote added 60 threatened shark species to the list of protected creatures, which was hailed as a conservation milestone.
Vote to Save The Sharks
Hailed as a momentum win in history, a spacecraft from Earth crashed into an asteroid to prevent it from hitting Earth. Known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), it was a successfully conducted test.
NASA'S asteroid collision test
Researchers at the University of Innsbruck and University College London have developed a new test that could help determine breast, womb, ovarian and cervical cancer. It's currently in the early stages but can be a boon for survival.
Hopes For Detecting Cancer Early
Three female referees were chosen to officiate the men's tournament for the very first time: Stéphanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga, and Yoshimi Yamashita.
Women made history at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Once facing extinction due to hunting, around 150 fin whales, the second-largest creature on Earth, have returned to their ancestral feeding grounds in Antarctica.
Antarctic Fin Whales are Back
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), people in Africa have been enjoying good health since 2000. It rose from an average of 46 years to 56. WHO credits the rise to improvements in health services and maternal and child health gains.
Healthier for Longer
Can you imagine starting again as a baby instead of dying of old age? For the immortal jellyfish, it is real life. The immortal jellyfish has a continuous regenerative capacity, where it settles on the seafloor and shrinks itself into a blob. However, they can die if hunted by predators!
First Black Woman on US Coin
In the 19th and 20th centuries, humpback whales were entirely wiped out by whale hunting. However, global conservation has increased the population of humpback whales from a low point of 10,000 to nearly 80,000.
Humpback Whales Bounce Back