Planetary Events

Nobel Gold Medals Awarded


On December 10, 2019 Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway hosted the 2019 Nobel Prize award ceremony.
Secretary-General’s Trillion


Keeping the global warming at bay is worth a lot. The first results of the UN summit were summed up, at which priority measures to limit the increase in the temperature of the Earth were presented.
WHO warns Humanity


WHO experts have discovered a new virus that poses a real threat to humanity. The pathogenic influenza-like microbes, which spread by airborne transmission, can travel around the planet in a matter of a few days and infect millions of people.
A Lady in the Bank


Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva will serve as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the next five years.
Flying on Hydrogen


Great Britain is financing the work on developing hydrogen engines for passenger planes. Mass production is planned in three years’ time.
When Trees Are Felled the Chips Will Burn


Ethiopia planted 353 million trees in one day, and in Russia on the same day the total area of forest fires exceeded 2 million hectares.
Form and Substance: G20 Summit in Osaka


For the fourteenth time, the leaders of the G20 countries gathered together. As predicted by the experts of the PDI, the main achievement of this summit, alas, was the fact of their meeting.
Take a Deep Breath


A new world record has been set. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached its highest level in the entire history of mankind.


A recent rating of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle ranked Spain, Japan and Singapore as the leaders in life expectancy of their population.
On the Way to Extinction


Over the past half century, mankind has reduced the total fertility of our planet by almost a quarter. This conclusion is contained in a report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.