Climate Change Quotes

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“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: 12.12.2018

“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: 12.11.2018

“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: 12.11.2018

“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: 12.09.2018

“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: 12.06.2018

“Only in economics is endless expansion seen as a virtue. In biology, it is called cancer.”

– David Pilling


Posted: 12.05.2018

“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: 12.05.2018

“I can’t just sit around until I’m old enough to vote. Everyone, all young people, we can see that climate change is a real issue and we’re completely sick of politicians’ inaction. It’s really scary for us, to see how it’s going to impact our future.”

– Jean Hinchcliffe, age 14, Australian climate activist


Posted: 12.04.2018

“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: 12.02.2018

“I’ve never been at a climate conference where people say, ‘that happened slower than I thought it would.’”

– Christina Hulbe, Climatologist


Posted: 11.29.2018