Top Climate Change Quotes

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1. "The U.S. news media have a critical role to play in educating the public about climate change."
Author: Amy Goodman
2. "I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet."
Author: Andrew Cuomo
3. "I think that the climate within the band has changed, it's now in a more functional situation."
Author: Billy Sherwood
4. "If we invest in researching and developing energy technology, we'll do some real good in the long run, rather than just making ourselves feel good today. But climate change is not the only challenge of the 21st century, and for many other global problems we have low-cost, durable solutions."
Author: Bjorn Lomborg
5. "In the U.S. I think there are really two reasons we should pursue energy policy. One is climate change, and the second is this notion that the oil market is cartel-ized by people, some of whom are friendly, some of whom are not, some of whom are in a more ambivalent position to us."
Author: Brad Carson
6. "All cities do face similar, significant trends in the future... most importantly global warming and climate change."
Author: Cate Blanchett
7. "Many people object to "wasting money in space" yet have no idea how much is actually spent on space exploration. The CSA's budget, for instance, is less than the amount Canadians spend on Halloween candy every year, and most of it goes toward things like developing telecommunications satellites and radar systems to provide data for weather and air quality forecasts, environmental monitoring and climate change studies. Similarly, NASA's budget is not spent in space but right here on Earth, where it's invested in American businesses and universities, and where it also pays dividends, creating new jobs, new technologies and even whole new industries."
Author: Chris Hadfield
8. "We need healthy forests if we want to protect our climate. As the climate changes, forests become more vulnerable to insect outbreaks, droughts and wildfires. Simultaneously, when our forests are destroyed, their carbon is released back into the atmosphere, further impacting climate change. It's a horrifying one-two punch."
Author: Chris Noth
9. "Climate change and dependence on foreign oil are problems that won't go away on their own. Tabling plans to deal with them doesn't make it easier for companies to plan and invest; it makes it harder."
Author: Christina Romer
10. "What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know, because of global warming, because of climate change and all this."
Author: Danny Glover
11. "The biggest barrier to dealing with climate change is us: our own attachment to habits that are hard to shift, and our great ability to park or ignore uncomfortable choices."
Author: Geoff Mulgan
12. "China has adopted and is implementing its national climate change program. This includes mandatory national targets for reducing energy intensity and discharge of major pollutants and increasing forest coverage and the share of renewable energy for the period of 2005 through 2010."
Author: Hu Jintao
13. "Developed countries should support developing countries in tackling climate change. This not only is their responsibility, but also serves their long-term interests."
Author: Hu Jintao
14. "If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, not to mention reduce animal suffering, we must celebrate Earth Day every day - at every meal."
Author: Ingrid Newkirk
15. "The 'New Yorker' asked me to shoot a story on climate change in 2005, and I wound up going to Iceland to shoot a glacier. The real story wasn't the beautiful white top. It ended up being at the terminus of the glacier where it's dying."
Author: James Balog
16. "Climate change should not fundamentally be seen as a political or partisan issue, but it has been turned into a political football primarily by the climate deniers who have a vested interested in maintaining the status quo. That includes certain industrial interests, financial interests and political interests."
Author: James Balog
17. "One thing we do know about the threat of climate change is that the cost of adjustment only grows the longer it's left unaddressed."
Author: Jay Weatherill
18. "I hope that in future Congresses there will reemerge a recognition that climate change is a reality, that our policies to meet our energy needs must also deal responsibly with environmental issues, including the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions."
Author: Jeff Bingaman
19. "Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate change."
Author: Jeff Goodell
20. "Geoengineering - the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the earth's climate to offset global warming - is a nightmare fix for climate change."
Author: Jeff Goodell
21. "One volcano puts out more toxic gases - one volcano - than man makes in a whole year. And when you look at this 'climate change,' and when you look at the regular climate change that we all have in the world, we have warm and we have cooling spells."
Author: John Raese
22. "Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense."
Author: Joseph Addison
23. "A 501(c)3 can't lobby. A 501(c)3 can't invest in a company or build an industry. It may be that the only way to deal with climate change is to create an industry or build companies."
Author: Larry Brilliant
24. "For [Stephen] Harper, a national daycare plan bordered on being a socialist scheme, a phrase he had once used to describe the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. For [Paul] Martin, whose plan would have transferred to the provinces $5 billion over five years, the national program was what Canadianism was all about. "Think about it this way," [Martin] said. "What if, decades ago, Tommy Douglas and my father and Lester Pearson had considered the idea of medicare and then said, 'Forget it! Let's just give people twenty-five dollars a week.' You want a fundamental difference between Mr. Harper and myself? Well, this is it."
Author: Lawrence Martin
25. "Denial of climate change and degradation of environment for the purpose of economic prosperity is humiliation and slavery of the nature."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
26. "In all things we become acclimated; this is our strength in wartime, and also our weakness. What is a principle, if it alter with circumstance?But what is a man, if he cannot change to meet changed times? And if he can change to meet changed times, is he a man, or several in succession?"
Author: M.T. Anderson
27. "Going meatless reduces our carbon footprint and helps us lead the way towards climate change."
Author: Marcus Samuelsson
28. "In the case of climate change, the threat is long-term and diffuse and requires broad international action for the benefit of people decades in the future. And in politics, the urgent always trumps the important, and that is what makes it a very difficult and challenging issue."
Author: Martin Rees
29. "When you talk with people, one of the arguments they'll throw back at you is that the climate has always changed, and that is absolutely right. It's the rate of change that is the problem right now. It's changing so quickly that it exceeds the adaptive capacity of some species."
Author: Michael Crimmins
30. "The impact of climate change is a tremendous risk to the security and well-being of our countries."
Author: Nancy Pelosi
31. "In the years to come, the combination of climate change and population growth could have a devastating effect on the planet and, needless to say, on humanity."
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
32. "The basic scientific conclusions on climate change are very robust and for good reason. The greenhouse effect is simple science: greenhouse gases trap heat, and humans are emitting ever more greenhouse gases."
Author: Nicholas Stern
33. "We are sliding back into a dark era, and there seems little we can do about it. I am profoundly depressed at just how difficult it has become merely to get a realistic conversation started on issues such as climate change or genetically modified organisms."
Author: Nina Fedoroff
34. "Depletion and climate change. For the older generation it's easy to misunderstand the word ‘student' or ‘graduate': to my contemporaries, at college in the 1980s, it meant somebody engaged in a liberal, academic education, often with hours of free time to dream, protest, play in a rock band or do research. Today's undergraduates have been tested every month of their lives, from kindergarten to high school. They are the measured inputs and outputs of a commercialized global higher education market worth $1.2 trillion a year—excluding the USA. Their free time is minimal: precarious part-time jobs are essential to their existence, so that they are a key part of the modern workforce. Plus they have become a vital asset for the financial system. In 2006, Citigroup alone made $220 million clear profit from its student loan book.2"
Author: Paul Mason
35. "Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue."
Author: Peter Garrett
36. "It's hardly surprising that the corporate aliens lie when it comes to the relationship between doing something about climate change and the economy."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
37. "Mankind is nothing more than a parasitic tick gorging himself on temporary plenty while the seas are low and the climate is clement. But the present arrangement of land and sea will change, and with it our brief supremacy."
Author: Richard Fortey
38. "My passions were an intersection between peace in the Middle East and climate change. I know how to understand a technology problem, break it into its components and solve it. I also knew I couldn't make peace solely through technological inventions."
Author: Shai Agassi
39. "I like to layer when I fly - the climate always changes from the airport to the plane to the new city."
Author: Shay Mitchell
40. "Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it."
Author: Sigmar Gabriel
41. "Climate change. Urbanization. Biotechnology. Those three narratives, still taking shape, are developing a long arc likely to dominate this century."
Author: Stewart Brand
42. "By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet."
Author: Thích Nhất Hạnh
43. "It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican."
Author: Tim Pawlenty
44. "I recently declined to support a Conservative function because I'm so incensed about these wind turbines. Like all so-called climate-change doubters, I am very pro the environment, but I strongly believe that it is something that can only be cured locally. Some insane overall scheme isn't going to cure all the problems."
Author: Tim Rice
45. "Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change."
Author: Valerie Jarrett
46. "I don't believe - till something radical changes that we are not on track to do - that hybrids are material to climate change. They're fashionable, everybody loves them, the Prius is selling well, but so are Gucci bags. But they don't impact the way the world carries stuff. You know it's a fashion statement."
Author: Vinod Khosla
47. "Is it 10 years, 20, 50 before we reach that tipping point where climate change becomes irreversible? Nobody can know. There's clearly a probability distribution. We need to ensure this planet, and we need to do it quickly."
Author: Vinod Khosla
48. "As is widely accepted, putting a price on carbon pollution is the lowest cost and most efficient way to tackle dangerous climate change."
Author: Wayne Swan
49. "I want to ensure and the Government wants to ensure that Australia is well prepared to tackle dangerous climate change with a scheme which is both responsible and which meets our international commitments."
Author: Wayne Swan
50. "As far as I'm aware, everybody in the shadow cabinet accepts that there's a compelling case on climate change and a strong scientific case."
Author: William Hague

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