Climate Change Quotes

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“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: 10.27.2019

“Complex systems grow to a certain scale, at which time they need to restructure, redesign, and redevelop themselves to maintain and maximize efficiency and effectiveness. We are at that stage, and now is that time.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 10.25.2019

“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: 10.23.2019

“Whether the future is our fate, or ours to make, is currently being decided by the synergy of cumulative, collective and continuous actions that we take. There is a planetary reaction to everything we do.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 10.20.2019

“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.”

– President Theodore Roosevelt


Posted: 10.18.2019

“In this early part of the 21st Century we are in a planetary reality for which we have no precedence. The last time the atmosphere had as much CO2 as today was at least 800,000 years ago. Modern Humanity has been around for 200,000 years so there is no road map, plan or strategy we can pull up from history.”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 10.16.2019

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

– Albert Einstein


Posted: 10.15.2019

“What is the balance point we want to strike between birth rate, longevity, resource capability, and TSE capacity?”

This Spaceship Earth Houle and Rumage


Posted: 10.12.2019

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

– Henry David Thoreau


Posted: 10.08.2019

“We are now living in a dual reality. While we live in the twenty-first century, we seem to hold (most people very strongly) to the “way things are” as what is real. Much of our daily lives have been habituated to this twentieth century reality. We simply accept what we have known most of our lives as reality. Acceptance of something is, to some degree, acquiescence to it.”

– David Houle from “Entering the Shift Age” (2013)


Posted: 10.07.2019