Climate Change Quotes

“KPMG, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, estimated that in 2008 the 3,000 largest public companies were causing $2.15 trillion (USD) of environmental damage. In a separate calculation, KPMG estimated that it would cost corporations 41 cents of each dollar of revenue if those corporations had to pay for the services that nature provides.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 09.14.2018

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

– Horace Mann


Posted: 09.12.2018

“We are now living in a dual reality. While we live in the twenty-first century, we seem to hold (most people very strongly) to the “way things are” as what is real. Much of our daily lives have been habituated to this twentieth century reality. We simply accept what we have known most of our lives as reality. Acceptance of something is, to some degree, acquiescence to it.”

– David Houle from “Entering the Shift Age” (2013)


Posted: 09.11.2018

“The heart of the issue is not the emission of CO2, but where CO2 goes, and what it does when it gets there. Utilizing only CO2 emission reductions as the acceptable mechanism to prevent future harm is an illusionary and false trail to a better future.”

This Spaceship Earth – Houle and Rumage


Posted: 09.10.2018

“The only way for every nation to put itself first is to lock arms with all other nations and move forward together.”

– Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister, Republic of Fiji


Posted: 09.07.2018

“What is the balance point we want to strike between birth rate, longevity, resource capability, and TSR capacity?”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 09.06.2018

“The fundamental idea of design is to make the world a better place.”

– Bruce Mau


Posted: 09.04.2018

“In this case, the goal is even greater, for it is a matter of survival. Human civilization and survival may well be the context for moving forward as it outdoes politics, religion, economics, policy, and nationalism.”

This Spaceship Earth Co-Founder Tim Rumage


Posted: 08.28.2018

“The earth belongs to each generation… no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence.”

– Thomas Jefferson


Posted: 08.26.2018

“The Shift Age is and will be the age when humanity alters its relation to our planet. This goes way beyond what we think of as the environmentalism of today. It is a much more long-term stewardship point of view. All of our previous history has been about economic growth, and use of the planet’s resources for our immediate needs. The Earth seemed to be unlimited in its space, resources and ability to absorb whatever humanity did. No longer.”

– David Houle from “Entering the Shift Age” (2013)


Posted: 08.12.2018