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The Year 2023

The year 2023 was a landmark period filled with pivotal moments and significant shifts across various sectors. 

The world witnessed a monumental agreement at COP28, heralding the potential end of the fossil fuel era, while grappling with the devastating aftermath of the catastrophic Turkey/Syria earthquake, one of the deadliest in recent history. The year also set a new precedent with 2023 being recorded as the hottest year, raising urgent concerns about persistent climate change impacts. 

In the realm of geopolitics, US-China relations sought a precarious balance, the Hamas-Israel conflict intensified, and a notable rise in right-wing politics was observed globally, particularly in Germany. Society faced its own set of challenges and milestones, from India surpassing China in population yet facing labor force issues, to widespread calls for a pause in AI development, and contentious debates over nuclear wastewater disposal. 

Economic landscapes were reshaped with significant events like the removal of Sam Altman from OpenAI, the influence of "Swiftonomics," and debates on free-market fundamentalism in Argentina. 

People worldwide watched key figures, including King Charles III's coronation, the passing of Li Keqiang, and the end of an era marked by Henry Kissinger's death. Technological advancements and shifts continued unabated, with Twitter's rebranding to X, the tragic OceanGate's Titan incident, and India's remarkable lunar landing. The creative industry was not left behind, with Hollywood strikes highlighting industry challenges, the EU setting a regulatory precedent with the AI Act, and the cultural phenomenon of "Barbenheimer" dominating the box office. 

2023 was a tapestry of progress, upheaval, innovation, and resilience, reflecting the complex global narrative that continues to evolve.

Planet: COP28Turkey/Syria Earthquake|The Hottest Year


COP28 Agreement Signals “Beginning of the End” of the Fossil Fuel Era.

Turkey/Syria Earthquake

Over 41,000 dead in Turkey, Syria earthquake: Death toll among worst in recent history.

The Hottest Year

2023 was the hottest year on record. Is this how it's going to be now?

Politics: US-China Relation|Hamas-Israel War|Rise of Right-Wing

US-China Relations

Xi-Biden meeting seen as putting rocky relations back on course, though main differences remain.

Hamas-Israel War

Why did Hamas invade Israel?

Rise of Right-Wing 

German voters move further to the right.

Society: Population of India|Calling for Pause on AI|Nuclear Wastewater

Population of India

India’s population has surpassed China’s, but its labor force is still lagging by a large margin.

Calling for Pause on AI

Tech Leaders Sign Open Letter Calling for Pause on AI Development.

Nuclear Wastewater

TEPCO begins discharge of treated water into the ocean.

Economy: Removal of Sam Altman|"Swiftonomics"|Free-Market Fundamentalism

Removal of Sam Altman

Why OpenAI Fired Its CEO Sam Altman?


‘Swiftonomics,’ or the smart business choices Taylor Swift makes that affect the U.S. economy.

Free-Market Fundamentalism

The Free-Market Fundamentalism of Argentina’s Javier Milei.

People: King Charles III|Li Keqiang|Henry Kissinger

King Charles III

King Charles III’s Coronation: Queen Camilla Crowned At Westminster Abbey Ceremony.

Li Keqiang

Li Keqiang: Former Chinese premier dies of heart attack.

Henry Kissinger

To Many Chinese, Kissinger’s Death Ends an Era in U.S.-China Relations.

Tech: From Twitter to XOceanGate's Titan|India Lands on Moon

From Twitter to X

Twitter is being rebranded as X.

OceanGate's Titan

A second Titanic tragedy: The failure of OceanGate's Titan.

India Lands on Moon

India lands spacecraft near the south pole of the moon in historic first.

Creativity: Hollywood Strikes|AI Act|Barbenheimer

Hollywood Strikes

Lights, Camera, Inaction: Hollywood Strikes Hinder Global Entertainment.

AI Act

AI Act: EU first in the world to set in place real regulation for artificial intelligence.


How The Barbenheimer Phenomenon Ruled The Box Office.