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We Might Not Be Able To Terraform Other Planets. It's Possible We Won't Have To.

Every time I feel like giving up on the whole planet thing, news like this comes into my feed. It turns out, there are a lot of positive signs. The technology is getting better and cheaper. Emissions are down. Efficiency is up.

We Might Not Be Able To Terraform Other Planets. It's Possible We Won't Have To.

We fact-checked this thing, and in the few places where the numbers were wrong, it's only because they are even better than the infographic-making elves knew. For example, they say that 5.7 million people have jobs in renewable energy. That's old news — the number from 2012. For 2014, it's more like 6.5 million.


Well, I feel better now. I think I'm ready to go conquer my day. Or at least my recycling bin.

If you have friends who are bummed because we're all going to torch this big, beautiful planet and there's no point in trying, could you maybe share it with them? It might turn their frown upside down.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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