Climate Change Quotes

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

– Aldous Huxley


Posted: 01.22.2020

“We are in a changing, dynamic, planetary situation that has never existed during modern humanity’s time on Earth. We are convinced that this calls for a new consciousness, a planetary crew consciousness.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 01.18.2020

“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: 01.16.2020

“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: 01.15.2020

“In our daily choices, we make things better or we make things worse. Our actions are our beliefs. We assume an inexhaustible supply of resources and commodities, so we consume them at an extravagant rate.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 01.12.2020

“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