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Climate Change Quotes

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“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: 01.05.2020

“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: 12.26.2019

“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 super highway 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: 12.19.2019

“We need to move from Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) to Mutually Insured Survival (MIS). The issue before us is not – can we change? The issue we are facing is – will we change?”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 12.16.2019

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

– Carl Bard

 

Posted: 12.13.2019

“We are the first and only species on Earth to know that we have a time frame of existence – and the potential ability to lengthen or shorten it.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 12.09.2019

“People don’t need enormous cars. They need respect. They don’t need closets full of clothes, they need variety and beauty. People need community, challenge, acknowledgement, joy. To try to fill these needs with material things sets up an unquenchable appetite for false solutions to real problems. A society that can find non-material ways to satisfy real needs would require much less energy and materials, and would provide much more fulfillment.”

– Dana Meadows

 

Posted: 12.06.2019

“The 21st century will be the Earth Century. It will be during this century that humanity faces the reality of whether it wants to destroy itself, and much of what exists on this magnificent planet, or not.”

David Houle 2012

 

Posted: 12.04.2019

“Disasters are beginning to affect communities at an alarming pace, the result of increased development in harm’s way as well as changing climate conditions. Our current natural disaster policy framework focuses heavily on responding to disasters, rather than putting protective measures in place to reduce our vulnerability and limit a disaster’s impact.”

– SmarterSafer

 

Posted: 12.02.2019

“We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet, and the last one that can do anything about it.”

– Tanya Steele, chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund

 

Posted: 11.27.2019