Changes in life expectancy for people born since 1960


This book, which collects lots of data, similar to the reddit GIF, about a broad variety of aspects of humanity, indicating things getting better, all over, for the past half century, at least, has helped keep me just somewhat above abject despair, over the latest year.

And this Long Now seminar underscored some reasons for optimism about some trends in human development, and our role within the planet.


Thanks, that seminar does look reassuring.

This too made me feel somewhat better:

“10 Good Things About a TERRIBLE Year”



Well, every now and then, it can work.


What I get from this graphic is stay as far from the equator as possible. It’ll kill ya.


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