Planetary Events

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.
Shedding Light on the Black Hole


The theory of black holes has received hard evidence. The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration team presented a historic snapshot of the event horizon - the outer shell of the ‘light eater’.
Global Census


We are no less than seven billion seven hundred million people! This was reported in New York by the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina Mohammed at a session of the Population Commission.
Higher, Deeper, Farther


Germany launched a plant for the production of biosteel fiber, an environmentally friendly material of spectacular strength. Great changes are coming for the aviation, shipbuilding and automobile industries.