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Climate Change Quotes

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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

– Aldous Huxley

 

Posted: 11.27.2018

“The current approach to resolving climate change is to focus on the reduction of CO2 emissions… being less bad is not the same as being good.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 11.26.2018

“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.”

– Gaylord Nelson

 

Posted: 11.25.2018

“Even if all greenhouse gas emissions stopped tomorrow, we would still have decades of warming, sea level rise, melting glaciers, and species extinction.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 11.23.2018

“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty.”

– Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut

 

Posted: 11.21.2018

“Climate change, super storms, highly unusual weather, historic droughts, floods, and sea level rise make us realize that this is not the planet or biosphere we used to know. Is humanity at risk? Is humanity at cause?”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 11.20.2018

“Climate change is analogous to Lincoln and slavery, or Churchill and Nazism: it’s not the kind of thing where you can compromise.”

– James Hansen

 

Posted: 11.18.2018

“We are CREW, not passengers. All of us are at risk on a degraded, polluted and stressed planet.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 11.16.2018

“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road – the one less traveled by – offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”

– Rachel Carson

 

Posted: 11.15.2018

“We need healthy forests if we want to protect our climate. As the climate changes, forests become more vulnerable to insect outbreaks, droughts and wildfires. Simultaneously, when our forests are destroyed, their carbon is released back into the atmosphere, further impacting climate change. It’s a horrifying feedback loop.”

– Chris Noth

 

Posted: 11.14.2018