The next time you see a news story with a neat-o graph showing lots of numbers and statistics in lines, bar graphs, pie charts and what not — try to ask yourself some questions like these:
When was the last time the global population of humans was anywhere close to 7 billion?
What if Hitler had had thermonuclear weapons?
What forms of life can live on a garbage dump?
If history can give you answers to such questions, then please go ahead an tell me about it!