Seven Troubling Trends for 2015

The world is becoming a better place, but here are seven troubling trends to watch in 2015.

This man pointed to a troubling trend last year, too.

Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

By nature I’m an optimist. I love stories like this one from Vox, entitled “26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better.” And it’s true -- crime, poverty, war and disease, humanity’s main nemeses, are all way down, even as technology continues to make the world a better place.

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