An influential think tank has that the year 2021 wasn't as bad as 2020. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a United States not-for-profit body of experts in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. It its centenary in 2021. It that 2021 "wasn't as tumultuous as 2020, which in a claim to be the worst year ever". However, there still plenty of dreadful news. Number one on the bad news list was the world's failure to properly the climate change challenge. This led to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres "a code red for humanity". Other top-ten stories the mutating of the coronavirus, mass migration, the supply chain crisis, and the Taliban to power.
The CFR that 2021 did bring some good news. It said: "For a moment in early summer, it that COVID-19 was in the rearview mirror." On the brighter side, more than 9 billion covid-19 vaccinations were globally. Many notable achievements in 2021. NASA's Perseverance rover successfully "drilled, and stored a sample of Martian rock" for the very first time. In health news, "after decades of targeted and sustained action," the WHO China free of malaria. There was also good news sustainability as United Airlines the first passenger aircraft with 100 per cent sustainable fuel. And... cheese lovers were there is "no evidence that cheese weight gain".