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Climate Change Quotes

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“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.”

– Ban Ki-moon

 

Posted: 10.25.2018

“It starts with a change of consciousness. We have to individually, and collectively, move from uninformed and/or disconnected passengers to engaged and conscientious crew. This is the time that anybody who ever wanted to be an astronaut can be. All it takes is to realize that you already are one.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 10.24.2018

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

– Ryunosuke Satoro

 

Posted: 10.24.2018

“We stand on the brink of unprecedented planetary ecological change. We must create a visionary operating manual for Spaceship Earth. That is the purpose of this book, to prompt the collective creation of that manual, and then operate within the guidelines of the manual, and do so in the most expeditious way possible.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 10.23.2018

“The power and majesty of nature in all its aspects is lost on one who contemplates it merely in the detail of its parts and not as a whole.”

– Pliny the Elder

 

Posted: 10.21.2018

“Instead of using the buried treasure savings account of fossil fuels, we can live off our income of solar, wind, and other alternative and renewable energy sources. The amount of sunlight that hits Spaceship Earth every hour can supply all our energy needs for a day. In a radically different, retrofitted Spaceship Earth, we can create extra energy every day. Our daily energy income can be greater than our use of it; we can accumulate unused energy, every day, and not release any emissions at all.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 10.19.2018

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, so that my child may have peace.”

– Thomas Paine

 

Posted: 10.17.2018

“There is a dramatic need for workers to rebuild and create infrastructure, new energy platforms, and new technological undertakings on a grand scale.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage

 

Posted: 10.16.2018

“Climate change poses a significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing, and severe weather patterns are accelerating. Climate change may exacerbate water scarcity and lead to sharp increases in food costs. The pressures caused by climate change will influence resource competition while placing additional burdens on economies, societies, and governance institutions around the world. These effects are threat multipliers that will aggravate stressors such as poverty, environmental degradation, political instability, and social tensions – conditions that can enable terrorist activity and other forms of violence.”

2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, United States Department of Defense

 

Posted: 10.12.2018

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”

– Henry David Thoreau

 

Posted: 10.11.2018