…steps we need to take to produce organic molecules and the first steps towards life are inevitable. Whatever life processes took place to lead to humanity’s existence, as best as we understand them, could have begun when the Universe was just one-tenth the age it is now.
…ystems going, too — scientists are still sorting out how error-correcting methods keep DNA in tune. It shouldn’t be surprising to see the universe itself having a way to propagate its own stability, if the universe is, in some sense, a manifestation of life merely by being something rather than nothing.
…missions by 45 percent compared with 2010 emission levels. We need to do that in the next 12 years. We would have to stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere completely by 2050. To do this, governments need to change land use practices, make our buildings more efficient, switch to clean energy sources, revolutionize manufacturing practices, and change the way we get around.