- In 2016, US poverty rates finally returned to “normal”, about 12.7%.
- In the US, solar power now costs about $0.06 per kilo-watt hour, reaching the 2020 goal early.
- 200 species have become extinct in the last 100 years, 100 times faster than previous mass extinctions.
- 12.6 million people die from pollution every year, about 3.4 jumbo jets per hour.
- Thanks to renewable energy, human-caused CO2 emissions have flattened.