We tend to focus on what is wrong with the world instead of looking at the present in light of the past. This link shows several areas of living that are dramatically better than the past. However, not all is rosy: most of the areas addressed are still far removed from where we want to be, particularly regarding renewable energy.
SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.