Wow, what a year 2020 turned out to be! From the speculate of US politics, Australia's wild fires, Brexit and a global pandemic to add the icing on the cake!
I think most of us are going into 2021 with more optimism but before we get there lets highlight some of the positives of 2020!
A study in Norway found that they can reduce bird strikes on wind turbines by up to 70% by simply painting one of the blades black!
Ikea finally published the recipe for their famous meatballs so people can make them at home when in lockdown!
Renewable electricity exceeded fossil fuel generation during the first half of 2020! Fossil fuel use fell by 18%, and renewable energy increased by 11%, too!
After being hunted to extinction 400 years ago, beavers miraculously reappeared in Devon in 2013. After a study revealed their positive impact on the environment, the beavers have now been given the ‘right to stay’
Google has launched a new hum-to-search feature allowing you to whistle, sing or hum to discover the song!
So, it wasen't all bad then. I'm hoping for a much better year in 2021 and will be making some new years resolutions to that end.
We'd love to hear about some of the positives that you have taken away from 2020 and any resolutions you have for 2021! Let us know in the comments below!
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I'm hoping with a new US President, they take a greater interest and participate more in the fight against global warming! With Trump stating it was fake news, the US did very little to reduce their carbon emissions.
I also hope we see an end to Cov19 with the help of the vaccination programme and surely more money to be ploughed into the NHS, in an effort to get more staff which nowadays is pretty much at an all time low.
*The Game Is On*
As I look back on 2020, I think of those we have lost to Covid-19 and the heroic efforts of the front-line doctors, nurses, and carers who have gone so far to help so many; and remember the famous who have entertained us for years but have sadly passed away.
On a more positive note, I recall the successes in the world of sport - not least Liverpool FC being Champions after 30 years of waiting, Coventry City being promoted, and Leeds Utd being promoted; and, of course, Lewis Hamilton`s amazing achievement in F1 and finally being recognised by being made Sir Lewis.
I don`t make New Year`s resolutions but am optimistic that the vaccines will be rolled out to millions and by effective in being a "game changer"; that the world will wake up to global warming and take action; and that 2021 will be a much better year for everyone.
Unfortunately it will get worse before it gets better, as the saying goes
We are all praying that the vaccine gets rolled out quickly and proves to be effective.
As yet we don't know but I'm hoping I get to see my wife this summer
We've had to do with a facetime chat again as its already New Year over there
I don't think I've ever been so glad to see the back of a year
So many people have passed away this year, a lot of them down to dithering Boris and his make it up advisers.
Good riddance 2020!!
And now it's time to break out the lager and the Scotch, cheers everyone
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