There is no denying that 2016 has been a bit of a nightmare. Most of the time, it’s felt like we’re suffocating in a dark, twisted fantasy where the news goes from bad to worse, and then just when you think it can’t get any more horrific, it does. The death of every celebrity we’ve ever loved has been suffixed with a trite “bloody 2016,” as if it’s code for feelings of loss and desperation.
It may come as a surprise, but in the fog of hideousness and disappointment that’s hung over us all year, some truly brilliant things have happened. So if you need a bit of a boost, cast your mind back to these positive events from 2016.
He might be on his way out of the White House, but Obama is showing no signs of slowing down. On 20 December, Obama used a 1953 law to permanently ban new oil and …