"My parents' generation made enormous sacrifices for my generation, for example, in fighting World War II...I really hope that my kids and my grandkids think about me and my generation the same way I think about my parents' generation. I think they really bent over backwards to make the world a better place—not for themselves, necessarily, but for their own children. I’d like to see that happen, and I think it will happen.
"All that's necessary for the triumph of evil, [Edmund Burke] once said, was that good people do nothing, and right now I’m afraid there are a lot of good people who aren't doing enough."
— Kerry Emanuel, professor of atmospheric science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)