10 Best Things That Happened in 2018
January 8, 2019
Many would describe 2018 to be one of the craziest and most odd years in a while, aside from 2016 because I mean those murdering clowns that were forgotten in 2017 were the weirdest thing to happen in my lifetime. Politics have been all over the place, some of the best shows on tv ended, and a lot of violence occurred around the world. And yet, the world is not a bad place and good things have still happened, such as the following ten.
- Another Massive Part of the Amazon Rainforest is Being Protected
With the major changes of our environment and the recent news that if we don’t change something, 2030 may be the year our earth dies, it is absolutely great news to hear that more trees in the rainforest are being protected from deforestation. This helps save habitats of many animals and provide better oxygen for humans as well. The benefits of saving it are endless.
- The United Methodist Church allows LGBT marriage in their churches
The LGBT community received love and support from one of the places we need it most: Churches. The change is coming for the community!
- Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space Finally
After waiting 41 years, NASA completes another accomplishment! One small step for man, yet another huge step for mankind!
- Students Standing Up for Change-March for Our Lives
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas made an impact worldwide. Protests lead completely by students, organizations, interviews, etc. The students are making a huge impact on the world they are growing up in.
- Cancer Deaths have dropped 25%
Cancer is one of the most destructive things in life and the numbers of those affected are far too many. 2018 brought a lower percentage which means a better quality of life for 25% more people.
- Saudi Arabia allows Women To No Longer Need Male Permission to Travel or Study
Feminism is becoming more known in this generation
- Animals including Pandas, Gray Whales, and the Southern White Rhinoceros Are No Longer on the Endangered Species List
Some people’s favorite animals are no longer endangered due to extreme protection and habitat repair. Every animal has an extremely huge impact on our world and losing just one could change everything.
- The United States Won 9 Gold, 8 Silver and 6 Bronze medals at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang
The world was brought together yet again for another Winter Olympics and the United States did quite well. It’s easy to get lost in the world of negatives but the Olympics are a good way to be reminded of the lovely things.
- #MeToo Began to Thrive and Still Is
The #MeToo Movement is a movement to support survivors of sexual abuse. It brought together people around the world of all races, sexes, sexualities, and genders. Change is coming!
- Poverty Rates Are At An All Time Low Since the Global Financial Crisis
Every person on this planet is important and deserves the equal quality of life. Poverty has been a major problem for all of history, but recent studies show improvement and an all-time low!