In which Hank talks about why we think the world is super screwed up and getting worse every day when, in fact, the world is pretty OK and getting better every day. There's so much good news every single day that cataloguing it would require all the newspaper in the world.
Loss Aversion: A Bad thing is twice as bad as a good thing is good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_aversion
Confirmation Bias: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias Only hearing data that agree with things you already believe.
In which John Green shares some encouraging trends and statistics about the current state of humans in the world. Poverty and infant mortality are decreasing. Fewer people are dying of malaria. The world's poorest areas are growing faster than the rest of the world. More people (especially girls) have educational opportunities. The Internet is getting faster. Cancer mortality is decreasing. And the Colts are in the NFL playoffs. In short, there are many reasons to be hopeful that 2014 might be the best year on record for humans, even if much of this growth is not (currently) sustainable.
Most of the statistics in this video came from the UN: http://unstats.un.org/UNSD/Demographic/sconcerns/income/default.htm Or from Human Progress: http://humanprogress.org/ Or from the wikipedia article about motor vehicle deaths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motor_vehicle_deaths_in_U.S._by_year
My AMA is running right now: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1ttwf9/i_am_hank_green_cohost_of_vlogbrothers_mental/
In which Hank discusses some of the coolest things he's learned while answering people's questions about the world. Often times, I have to say, these questions start out with "This is probably a stupid question, but..." when really, any curiosity is good curiosity...and people who expect all people to know all things are the real idiots.
You can see all of my Tumblr Science Asks here: http://edwardspoonhands.com/tagged/science-asks Thanks to Geneva for categorizing them.
And More Sledding Footage from Michael Aranda here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rblaVVoyV7A&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLnX4taNQmRUumsFygMtZ2gkp_dF_Ti3S3
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