Global EV sales growing faster than forecasted, oil demand likely peaked in 2019
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Global EV sales growing faster than forecasted, oil demand likely peaked in 2019

And nine more social change milestones from the week of September 11 - 17 2023.

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From the week of September 11 - 17 2023 C.E.

Global EV sales growing faster than forecasted and oil demand for cars likely peaked in 2019

EVs are now projected to make up between 62% and 86% of global car sales by 2030, with China enjoying an EV market share of at least 90%.

Inspired youth pulls 2.6 million pounds of trash from Indonesian rivers since October 2022

Sungai Watch, founded by Sam Benchegjib, has successfully cleaned several of Indonesia’s most polluted rivers and revived mangrove ecosystems that have been damaged because of plastic pollution.

Scientists preparing first human trials for vaccines that block the effects of deadly opioids

Phase 1 trials, which will take place at Columbia University in New York City and are expected to start in early 2024, will see participants who are already using these drugs take increasing doses of the vaccines to ensure it's safe.

Pig kidney functions in human patients for two full months for first time ever

The breakthrough from researchers at NYU Langone is a promising step toward using non-human donors for organ transplants, a possible answer to an ongoing organ shortage that has plagued the U.S. and other countries for years.

Ithaca, New York declares itself a safe haven for trans people

The city’s Common Council unanimously approved a bill to emphasize existing anti-discrimination laws and protect access to gender-affirming care. It also said the city would not work with out-of-state law enforcement officials looking to punish those who traveled to New York to receive legal healthcare.

Australia’s New South Wales bans logging across 21,000 acres of forest to protect koalas

The koala-rich area would form a key part of a planned 315,000-hectare Great Koala National Park on the mid-north coast and "save koalas from extinction in the state," according to the New South Wales government.

Sundarbans tiger and prey numbers rise amid Bangladesh conservation efforts

The world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, is seeing promising signs of recovery for the iconic Bengal tiger and an encouraging increase in the populations of its prey animals including spotted deer, wild boars, and monkeys.

African Union made permanent member of G20

The G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 sovereign countries, along with the EU, addressing major global economic issues. The African Union now has the same status as the EU offering a greater voice to African perspectives and interests.

Solar generation in California has increased almost 20-fold since 2023

During the same period, wind power generation increased 63%. Coal use was almost entirely eliminated and natural gas electricity production decreased 20%. The state of California has a goal to be operating on 90% clean, renewable electricity by 2035.

The U.S. Department of the Interior formally approves country’s fourth-ever major offshore wind project

Located about 15 nautical miles southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island, the project will have an estimated capacity of 704 megawatts of clean energy, capable of powering nearly 250,000 homes. The project is expected to create an estimated 1,200 local jobs during the construction phase.

Thomas Davenport invents what is perhaps the world’s first electric vehicle (1834 C.E.)

As early as 1834, Davenport developed a battery-powered electric motor. He used it to operate a small model car on a short section of track, paving the way for the later electrification of streetcars.

EVs make up a majority of global annual car sales for first time ever (2028 C.E. ???)

In a major milestone in the fight against the climate crisis, more EVs were sold globally than traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles over the course of the year, led by explosive, gamechanging EV adoption in China.

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