The world is much better than it has ever been, as evidenced by the following economic data visualized by Max Roser at University of Oxford.
Baidu is revealing the truth about China's emptiest cities.
China's one-child policy is over, but its cultural impact persists.
It could be worse, sure, but things are bad enough already.
Even though England is still totally here.
Statisticians need better quality data than your Facebook 'likes.'
Quite a town we've got here.
When you've got one Earth and an unending boom in population growth, the gravitational pull of the world's economic and population centers will continue to drag rural dwellers in.
There's still plenty wrong with the ever-more acidic, ever more plastic-filled sea, but it appears that great white sharks are doing okay.
An Americana tour of the towns you could replace with shutdown-rendered stay-at-home government workers.