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Climate Change Quotes

“It is in this, the second decade of the 21st century, that we must change our thinking about our relationship with the only planet we have. We have to face forward. The past is gone. We have to face the future, and create future facing ways of thinking and acting. As we do that, then this current decade will become known as the first decade of 21st century thought, and will bring us into the Earth Century.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 09.15.2019

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

– Chinese Proverb

 

Posted: 09.13.2019

“We are not trying to save the earth — we are not trying to save the planet. We are trying to save ourselves from ourselves.”

– Tim Rumage, co-founder of This Spaceship Earth

 

Posted: 09.11.2019

“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

– Kenneth Boulding (economist)

 

Posted: 09.09.2019

“We all live down-wind, down-stream, and down-time from everybody else. We need to think, design, and operate in a systems model – a holistic context of dynamic equilibrium.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 09.06.2019

“We drive into the future using only our rear view mirror.”

– Marshall McLuhan

 

Posted: 09.03.2019

“Legacy thinking keeps us all as unaware passengers on This Spaceship Earth. We need to let go of thinking that what each of us does is not relevant to TSE; that is the first step to becoming crew of TSE.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 09.02.2019

“It’s far too late and things are far too bad for pessimism.”

– Dee Hock

 

Posted: 08.30.2019

“We interact with the environment, as do other living organisms, and as we do, we change the environment. There is no part of the biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere or hydrosphere that we do not use or impact.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 08.28.2019

“As parents, we are to sacrifice for our children and not vice versa. Are we defining progress as promoting short term economic gains for a few, or is progress to be defined by increasing the viability and vitality of TSE for the future of all?”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 08.26.2019