The senator’s delusion is a reminder to all of us: Solitary research results are not the same as scientific truth. We cannot let politicians delude us in this way. We must value legitimate scientific theory over ideological positions. It is the only way we can continue to build a true understanding of the world and our reality.
At Stanford, we are removed from the hatred that exists in the stones of that Old World land on the Mediterranean. We have the opportunity to look away from the past, and into the future. Let’s start looking at how to solve problems, instead of arguing about who started them.
We are made great by our grand experiment. So, if it is to continue, we must not claim that those who identify with our political opposition are inherently wrong: we must never pretend that the “real” America has already been discovered.
We need to figure out ways to share the economic burden of fighting climate change. If we continue to cooperate, we will pave the road for Climate Deniers to become our strongest allies in the fight against climate change.