Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been doing the rounds warning the world it needs to wake up as the hands of the Doomsday Clock are moved to 100 seconds to midnight. Apparently things are so bleak that the world is closer catastrophe than at any point in history. Not only is climate change about to wash away most of the world’s coastline, but the threat of nuclear annihilation is greater than at the peak of the Cold War. Basically, we’re doomed.

It’s common currency to believe that the world is in truly awful shape, but is it really? If you had to pick a period of history to be born into – and you didn’t know in advance where you would be born and who your parents would be – you should pick now. Not because the modern world is perfect – far from it – but because it’s a great deal better, on average, for…

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