Stephen Hawking: “Most dangerous time for our Planet” because We aren’t listening to our BettersPosted: December 4, 2016
Hawkins himself summed up elegantly and succinctly why he harbours such a catastrophic outlook on the world – “I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble.”
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Scientist Stephen Hawking wants to find a way to convince people to stop voting for Trump, and to start listening to people like him again, to save the planet from climate change and national borders.
This is the most dangerous time for our planet
We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it.
As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town, the scientific community that I became part of in my 20s is even more rarefied.
And within that scientific community, the small group of international theoretical physicists with whom…
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