Climate Change Quotes

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“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

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

– Christina Hulbe, Climatologist


Posted: 01.31.2020

“Entering the 21st century, humanity has been living in a world with a footprint greater than the planet’s capacity. Clearly, we cannot continue to live beyond the Earth’s means… we must alter the trajectory, the thinking, and the practices that have placed us in this mission critical state.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 01.29.2020

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

– David Pilling


Posted: 01.26.2020

“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