Climate Change Quotes

“There is nothing so difficult to plan, more uncertain of success, nor dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things. For the initiator has the enmity of all those who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.”

– Niccolò Machiavelli


Posted: 09.22.2020

“Climate change is a global crisis – one the international community and private sector must tackle together if we have any hope of averting the worst impacts on our health, our economies, and our communities.”

– Tom Steyer


Posted: 09.10.2020

“Another world is not only possible, she is already on her way. On quiet days I can hear her breathing.”

– Arundhati Roy, Indian author


Posted: 09.05.2020

“We have been a very inventive species, but the question before us now is… are we going to be a responsible species?”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 08.28.2020

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

– Marshall McLuhan


Posted: 08.23.2020

“We have entered the Shift Age: the time of transition in the evolution of human consciousness from separateness to a planetary frame of reference. We all must become aware and active crew members on Spaceship Earth.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 08.16.2020

“No singular great event brought us to our current relationship with the planet. We have stopped asking (like we did as children) why, how, who, what, where, and when.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 08.10.2020

“Whether the future is our fate, or ours to make, is currently being decided by the synergy of the cumulative, collective and continuous actions that we take. There is a planetary reaction to everything we do – it just has a lag time before we become aware of what we have done.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 08.03.2020

“The key point is that we have been taught in a model that supports and fosters isolated/siloed thinking – just focus on the subject or immediate tasks at hand. Anything outside the focal area is extraneous, irrelevant, unimportant, and nothing you need to think or worry about. It is somebody else’s problem.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 07.28.2020

“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation.”

– Gus Speth, founder Natural Resources Defense Council


Posted: 07.25.2020