Climate Change Quotes

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“What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.”

– Margaret Mead


Posted: 03.08.2020

“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: 03.01.2020

“As we continue to alter the physical, chemical and biological properties of the planet by burning fossil fuels, intact nature is one of the only things that can save us. Pristine wilderness is a hedge against our collective ignorance.”

– David Suzuki


Posted: 02.26.2020

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.”

– Pete Seeger


Posted: 02.23.2020

“Orbiting the earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!”

– Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and first man in space


Posted: 02.21.2020

“We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully, nor for much longer, unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller


Posted: 02.18.2020

“First, we take stock of the status of our planetary spaceship. Next, we forgive what has happened, as we all played a part in what has taken place. We then let go of past models of thought and implementation. Lastly, we face forward, think differently, and (re)discover smarter and more elegant ways to interact with and operate This Spaceship Earth.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 02.14.2020

“Hope remains, only in the most difficult task of all: to reconsider everything from the ground up, so as to shape a living society inside a dying one.”

– Albert Camus


Posted: 02.12.2020

“The rate at which we’re injecting CO2 into the atmosphere today is ten times faster than it was during the End-Permian era (aka The Great Dying). Rates matter. We’re creating a very difficult environment for life to adapt. We’re imposing change ten times faster than the worst events in Earth’s history.”

– Lee Kump, professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University


Posted: 02.08.2020

“25 years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today, we have no excuse.”

– Desmond Tutu


Posted: 02.05.2020