Climate Change Quotes

“Do what you can, with what you have, from where you are.”

– Theodore Roosevelt


Posted: 04.26.2018

“There is a difference between how the planet works, and how we want/wish the planet to work. We are a goal-directed species on a process-oriented planet. Our operational preference is for linear and disconnected procedures on a planet dependent upon cyclical interconnectedness.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 04.25.2018

“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: 04.24.2018

“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: 04.22.2018

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

– Martin Luther King, letter from Birmingham jail


Posted: 04.20.2018

“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: 04.19.2018

“Ever since I saw our solar system model in first grade, I have been hyper-aware that we live on a planet, not just a street, just a town, just a country. Every human needs to remember that, for more than ecological reasons, but for social and political reasons as well.”

– Carole Martin


Posted: 04.18.2018

“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: 04.17.2018

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller


Posted: 04.16.2018

“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: 04.12.2018