Our problems have gotten worse and they’re getting worse faster and faster because that’s the nature of exponential growth.
I think it would be really good if nonscientists learned enough so they could come out and make these arguments for the scientists.
Half a percent of the universe is all we see - all the stars, the dust, the galaxies, everything - half a percent. So what’s the rest?
We’re going to have to learn how to cooperate on a much wider scale around the work than we’ve ever done before.
I think big changes can happen very fast if there’s a critical mass.
There are some sleazy scientists out there who sell their brains to the highest bidder. But they’re a very, very small minority.
By understanding a modern picture of cosmology, even at just an intuitive non-detailed level, people can get a wonderful spiritual sense of how they fit into the universe.
Two scientists with different perspectives don't have to agree on the merits, but they have to agree on why they disagree.
We have to think, not just seven generations ahead - we have to think thousands of years ahead.
Without any perspective on how the Earth has behaved over different periods when it was at those temperatures, I don’t think people really appreciate the seriousness of the issue.